Trail Ride of the Living Dead, Mexico

Celebrating Life on Day of the Dead in Mexico – Dia de Los Muertos from the Saddle 

 

Day by day:

* Description below is an example of the program. The itinerary can be different during your travel week.

We will do everything possible to follow the indicated itinerary, although spot changes can occur due to unforeseen

circumstances. Rides are subject to change depending on weather, location, accommodation and difficulty of terrain. In the unlikely event that this happens on your trip, we ask you flexibility and understanding.  This is a sporty and adventurous vacation!

During the first three days we will dedicate ourselves to discovering and living the tradition of "Dia de los Muertos" in 2 of the most beautiful cities of Mexico; San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato. Cities recognized for preserving the oldest traditions of Mexican culture. On the 4th day our horseback adventure begins, riding in the footsteps of these ancestral traditions. From the saddle we discover authentic villages, their traditions and their inhabitants.

 

Day 1 : Monday October 31th

This day, the participants will be greeted. in the city of San Miguel de Allende.
A city characterized by its rich traditions, in which popular events and festivals play an important role throughout the year. San Miguel is a town full of magic and mysticism which preserves very old traditions and that nowhere in the world do they occur. It is a place full of culture and art that serves as the setting for the different traditions and customs that occur in this magical place.  
It is registered by Unesco in the Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. Under the title of Fortified City of San Miguel and Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco, the distinction was granted due to its cultural and architectural contribution to the Mexican Baroque.

- 16:00 Welcome of the participants at the host hotel, check-in.
- 17:00 Welcome cocktail and presentation of the program.
- 18:00 Welcome kit delivery
- 20:00 Visit of the historic center, artistic representation of the council of culture and   traditions
- 21:00 Welcome dinner.

Welcome Kit    Welcome cocktail √   Welcome dinner    Accommodation based on double occupancy 

Day 2 : Tuesday November 01th.

During this day, we will be able to live with intensity the tradition of the day of the dead, in a town full of magic and mysticism, we will take a walking tour, guided through the route of “offerings” allusive to the day of the dead, we will visit the historic pantheon of San Juan de Dios, where we can see and live this unique tradition, later we will enjoy a fun mixology workshop, specialized in pre-Hispanic drinks, and in which your senses will reach a new level thanks to the essences, flavors and textures that you will taste at the create four cocktails with drinks that have transcended the history of Mexico: Tepache, Pulque, Pox and Raicilla. In the afternoon, we will attend the theatrical performances alluding to the Day of the Dead, which are held in the main square, organized by the House of Culture and the Arts.

Breakfast    Lunch Not included √   Dinner    Accommodation based on double occupancy 

Professional workshop mixology prehispanic drinks 

 

Day 3 : Wednesday November 2th

After our breakfast, we will move by car 1hour drive to the city of Guanajuato, a colonial city of beautiful buildings that contain the elements of the two main cultures that created them, the indigenous and the Hispanic, and that marked the origin of our current culture. the constructions retain their architectural and environmental characteristics. The city was declared by UNESCO as the Historic City of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines in December 1988. It is currently considered the most beautiful colonial city in Mexico.

 

- We will visit the historic center, we will walk through its narrow alleys, discovering the magic of the celebration of the Day of the Dead, in houses, squares and gardens.
- We will visit the “monumental offering” of Guanajuato and “El Tapete de la muerte” (The death carpet) as well as “La Catrina Vive Festival” and we will enjoy live music with local mariachis.

Breakfast    Lunch Tacos degustation    Dinner    Accommodation based on double occupancy 

Open Bar 

Day 4: Thursday November 3th

After our breakfast, we visit the "Museum of the Mummies"

Here you will appreciate the mummified remains of our ancestors, some of which date from an antiquity that goes back to 1870. It is considered the current largest collection of natural mummies in the world, a cultural heritage of the Municipality of Guanajuato, which today can be seen in this enclosure 57 items.
Then we will move to Rancho Colomitos, where our horses wait for us to make a suitable assignment to each rider, we will be able to ride them and get acquainted with our new friend before characterizing horses and riders, in the form of catrinas.

THE CATRINA IS THE SYMBOL OF DEATH AND THE ICON OF THE DAY OF THE DEAD IN MEXICO.

We will be able to characterize ourselves and our horses, to later make a radio tour in the ranch with our horses, and enjoy a photo and video session.
Then we will enjoy at the ranch, a "Catrinas and catrines themed dinner"

Breakfast    Lunch    Dinner    Accommodation based on double occupancy 

Catrinas workshop    Open Bar & Thematic dinner    Guided visit to the "Museum of the Mummies" 

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Day 5 :  Friday November 4th

This day we begin our journey on horseback, through the mystery villages.

The magic and splendor of various communities in which the Chichimeca culture, mining and a Cristero region converge, were unified in what was called;
"Mystery villages". For this reason, the thematic concept is based on mystery, which is nourished by the legends and traditions of the region and Mexico, what better time to tour it on horseback, than after the celebration of the Day of the Dead.

Rancho Colomitos – Calderones 21 kilometres

Breakfast    Picnic    Dinner    Accommodation based on double occupancy 

Day 6 : Saturday November 5th

We continue our journey through the Mystery Villages, visiting the ancient communities nestled in a mountainous area, recognized for its richness in minerals, and where we will visit the ancient cemeteries of Peregrina and Monte San Nicolás. Which date back centuries and have some of the most romantic and mysterious legends. These legends will be narrated by our guides. 

Calderones – Santa Rosa 21 kilometres

Breakfast    Picnic    Dinner    Accommodation based on double occupancy 

Day 7 : Sunday November 6th

Today, our journey on horseback takes us to discover one of the greatest biodiversity areas in the region, through oak forests, pine trees and small communities full of history, nestled in the middle of big and high mountains, and surrounded by majestic natural landscapes. , until we reach our destination, one of the oldest communities in the region, Sangre de Cristo. (Christ blood).

 

Santa Rosa – Sangre de Cristo 26 kilometre

 

Breakfast    Picnic    Dinner    Accommodation in a multi-shared room 

Day 8 :  Monday November 7th

Today we will live a journey on horseback through the area, which includes ancient communities where very important historical aspects such as: 1.- Indigenous Chichimeca, 2.- The old Cristero war 3.- And silver mining. 

We will see these 3 historical aspects on this day's journey, on our way on horseback through the communities of Sangre de Cristo, Mineral de la Luz and San Ignacio. His old mine of San Juan, El Zócalo de La Luz, The old Sangre de Cristo cemetery. These are the oldest communities in the state of Guanajuato, which contain great historical and cultural value and that during the seventeenth century, was one of the most prosperous mining enclaves in the region.
At the end of the XIX century, these three towns; Sangre de Cristo and Mineral La Luz, and San Ignacio became ghost towns.

Sangre de Cristo – La Luz – San Ignacio – Tiros de San Juan 19 kilometres

 

Breakfast    Picnic    Dinner    Accommodation based on double occupancy 

Day 9 :  Tuesday November 8th

After breakfast, end of our services.
12:00 pm End of our services

 

Breakfast   

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