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The Rancho Tour

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Callejon Del Cardo 3 | St. Pauls Episcopal Church, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+1 512-447-2150
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Interesting, authentic experience

This tour was well orchestrated with a wonderful, English speaking tour guide. It took about 30... read more

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kswillicooks
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Central Kentucky
The bests of thins to do outside of the city.

An excellent opportunity to meet and interact with Mexicans living outside of the city.. They are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CarolandRichard
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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The Rancho Tour is an opportunity to meet the weavers of Las Rancheritas and experience life in a rural village. The 16 women are the descendants of the Otomi pyramid builders. . This is an intimate hands-on experience where you will be invited into the homes of the villagers to experience the following: Tortillas made by hand, cooked on a wood fired comal and decorated using an ancient process followed by a delicious traditional lunch, Medicinal herbs and other traditions that have been used by these indigenous people for millennia, A short lesson in the ancient language of the Otomi taught by an elder, traditional stone carving demonstrated by a master, Rug hooking demo and shopping in Las Rancheritas store.
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Callejon Del Cardo 3 | St. Pauls Episcopal Church, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

This tour was well orchestrated with a wonderful, English speaking tour guide. It took about 30 minutes to get the location, with a pleasant view along the way. The Rancheritos community was very interesting and totally authentic. The tour helps raise money for the community,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent opportunity to meet and interact with Mexicans living outside of the city.. They are hospitable, talented , and always smiling. I felt like I encountered the real Mexico..

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't add any details that other reviews haven't already covered other than to say that at no point did the activities feel hokey or contrived. It was a most enjoyable tour and I recommend it wholeheartedly.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I recently participated in this tour with two friends, and we all enjoyed it very much. The food was good, the people were very nice and it was a treat to see thenrug hooking and hear about the educational opportunities provided by Tour dollars to...More

Thank Gayle P
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Tour was described as visiting 5 homes in a rural farming community for 550 pesos which would go to benefit a women’s coop. We expected to be able to see inside of homes as well as outside. We only went to 2 homes and never...More

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charwolfventures, assistent at The Rancho Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

If you are considering taking the "Rancho Tour" please read all the reviews. This woman requested a tour during our slow season. We put together a special abbreviated tour to accommodate her but she could not be appeased. The 2 other people on the tour...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This tour was a highlight of our month long trip to San Miguel de Allende. Saw a side of Mexican culture that we never would have seen. Charlotte, our guide was both personable and knowledgeable about every aspect of the life of this village. Got...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

My two girlfriends and I participated in the Rug Hook Project: Las Rancheritas in June. It was a great time to go; the number of people in our group numbered a very manageable six. I said participate because at the first stop, we all took...More

Thank sb f
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This was by far the most interesting tour I took while visiting San Miguel de Allende. It was very enjoyable and got a special glimpse into rural Mexico. Donna was a great guide.

Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Spent a great afternoon learning about life in a rancho and the Otomi people. We enjoyed several houses which the Otomi families opened for us. We felt very welcome and enjoyed watching the preparation (and eating) of a great lunch. Definitely worth it.

Thank Ron L
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

The Rancho Tour took us to the small village of Agustin Gonzales, about 20 minutes outside of San Miguel de Allende. It includes a delicious luncheon prepared by the women of the village so it is all homemade and, most likely, locally grown. We were...More

Thank Katherine M
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