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Santiago de Querétaro

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Querétaro: City Tour in a Classic Ford T Vehicle

1. Querétaro: City Tour in a Classic Ford T Vehicle

Explore Santiago de Querétaro with a local guide from a replica of a Classic Ford T. Get top tips about restaurants and sights to see, see the Temple of Santa Clara, and visit the La Cruz neighborhood. Begin your tour in the Querétaro convent area. Drive past the stunning Temple of the Capuchinas, Temple of Santa Clara, Temple of Santo Domingo, and Temple of San Agustin. Continue to the La Cruz neighborhood. See where the battle for the foundation of Santiago de Querétaro was fought and learn about this tumultuous time in the city's history. Visit the majestic Aqueduct of Querétaro, dating from the 18th century. Hear about the aqueduct's passionate and romantic legend. Hop out of the car and see the work "Marques de la Villa del Villar del Aguila" up close. Get back in the car and continue past the many historic public fountains that provided the city with water for more than 200 years. Drive past the massive mansions of the old town before returning to your starting point.

Queretaro: Rancho Santa Marina Farm Tour in Spanish

2. Queretaro: Rancho Santa Marina Farm Tour in Spanish

Visit Rancho Santa Marina and enjoy a unique day connecting with nature with your family and friends. Walk through the meadows, the orchard, and the beautiful vineyard. See the community of goats and sheep and take in the countryside and nature on this open-air tour. Go inside a local cheese factory and peek in the maturing cellar. Enjoy a tasting of sheep's cheeses and local wine or craft beer to go along with it. Enjoy a 4-course menu prepared by the Santa Marina Farm chef, using the ranch's philosophy using locally-sourced food. All of the ingredients come from the ranch and local suppliers, are fair trade, and respect nature above all else.

Santiago de Querétaro: 8-Hour Guided Mountain Bike Adventure

3. Santiago de Querétaro: 8-Hour Guided Mountain Bike Adventure

You’ll begin your one-of-kind mountain bike adventure by traveling to Peñamiller, where you'll enjoy the natural wonders of the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro. Here, you’ll get started by preparing for your 8-hour guided escapade with all the right equipment. As you ride, you’ll be amazed by the awe-inspiring vastness of the canyon and the gorgeous surrounding panoramic views along your route. At the midway point of your trip, you’ll stop off at Estorax River to refresh and take a break, swimming in the fresh water and resting your legs a little before beginning the return journey. Finally, once you’ve made it back, you can find yourself a well-deserved traditional Mexican meal to round things off.

From Queretaro: Cave Descent in Sierra Gorda of Guanajuato

4. From Queretaro: Cave Descent in Sierra Gorda of Guanajuato

Travel to the astonishing Sierra Gorda of Guanajuato. You will start your tour with an easy hike with amazing views for around 20 minutes until you reach the cave. Then you will get ready with your headlamp to start the descent into the cave. Inside you will walk, crawl and sneak through some chambers and narrow tunnels, you will live the experience of being in complete silence and darkness. After reaching the exit, you will hike back to the vehicle. Then you will meet local people and taste the most delicious food of the region.

Queretaro: Local Wine and Liquor Tasting at Rural Distillery

5. Queretaro: Local Wine and Liquor Tasting at Rural Distillery

Meet at the Barbaro Asador de Campo restaurant and experience a one-of-a-kind, rural distillery in Mexico. Learn and watch the elaborate process of the products made in the distillery.   Visit the orchard and see the ingredients that are used to make the wine and liquors. Learn how they are transformed into delicious drinks.    Then head to the cellar and choose 3 liquors to taste.  Depending on the season, you can taste corn whiskey, grape gin, brandy, rum, vermouth, or natural wine.

Santiago de Queretaro: Full-day Canyoning Adventure Tour

6. Santiago de Queretaro: Full-day Canyoning Adventure Tour

Meet in Querétaro in the Calesa 2da Secc at 8:00 am and then ride in an air-conditioned van to the canyon. At 10:00 am you’ll arrive at the canyon and gear up. Your adventure begins with a 15-minute hike into the canyon.  For the next 3 hours you’ll take part in a variety of thrilling activities: Slide down natural slides. Experience thrilling cliff jumps. Go for a refreshing swim. Abseil down waterfalls and through natural water pools. After your adventure, you’ll hike out of the canyon and then enjoy a small lunch before returning to Querétara between 5 and 6 pm. There’s also the possibility to have lunch at Mineral de Pozos, a local restaurant 40 minutes away. 

Querétaro: Rural Distillery Wine & Cider Tasting Tour

7. Querétaro: Rural Distillery Wine & Cider Tasting Tour

Meet at the Barbaro Asador de Campo store and visit a local rural distillery and its attached vineyards. Learn about the difference between commercial and natural wines from this famous region of Queretaro. After this one-of-a-kind experience, learn about the artisanal wine-making and distillation process of the natural wines and see firsthand how the wine is made. Next, head to a rustic hut with a romantic view in front of the vineyards where you can try 2 different kinds of wine and 1 apple cider. Hear about the difference between these wines and cider and how they're made while also learning about how different crops grow together in a biodynamic vineyard.

Queretaro: Rural Distillery Whiskey Tasting Tour

8. Queretaro: Rural Distillery Whiskey Tasting Tour

Meet your guide at the Barbaro Asador de Campo restaurant and experience a one-of-a-kind, rural distillery in Mexico. Walk through the orchard and see where the ingredients are harvested in order to make the products in the distillery.  Learn about the different kinds of corn that are used to make the whiskey. Hear about the production process in the distillery, its origin, and the importance of corn from which it comes from. Next, head into the cellar and try 3 different types of whiskey. Learn more about whiskey and how it pays tribute to the corn, the land it grows on, and those who grow it.

Querétaro: Rural Distillery Mezcal Tasting Tour

9. Querétaro: Rural Distillery Mezcal Tasting Tour

Meet at the Barbaro Asador de Campo restaurant and experience a one-of-a-kind, rural distillery in México. Walk to the orchard and discover the different kinds of agave which are used to make agave spirits in the mezcal factory at Oaxaca. Learn how the agave is transformed into delicious drinks and the history behind the spirits, the brand, and the importance of Mexican traditions during the process.  Next, head into the cellar and try 3 different mezcals and 1 agave gin, accompanied by a delicious Quesillo cheese to complement the experience.

From Queretaro: Rock Climbing in Peña Bernal for Beginners

10. From Queretaro: Rock Climbing in Peña Bernal for Beginners

Your adventure takes place in the calm and beautiful “Pueblo Mágico” of Peña de Bernal. After you have arrived from the city of Querétaro, you’ll get equipped to climb to the top of the third tallest monolith in the world.   Discover the site through an easy but challenging 80-meter rock climbing route. After enjoying the spectacular view of the entire Querétaro state, you will go back, abseiling/rappelling a 60-meter and then a 30-meter high line on the monolith.   Before ending the tour, you will be rewarded with a delicious "gordita" (typical food of the region) and a refreshing cold beer. After the meal, head back to Querétaro City.

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What people are saying about Santiago de Querétaro

110% recommend. My friend and I booked this experience knowing full well the tour/day would be in Spanish (and only speaking a little Spanish ourselves). Our host was incredibly accommodating and those on staff who spoke English volunteered to help and translate some portions of the day. The farm was organically raised and beautiful! We were able to meet all the animals and tour the gardens where they grew the food served in the restaurant. When our tour of the garden/ranch ended, we toured the cheese making areas of the ranch and the cheese cave. We were presented with seven in-house made cheese to sample and red wine. Chef Julio was kind, extremely knowledgeable, and very talented. We were then seated outdoors for our 5-course meal, presented by Chef Julio. The menu was phenomenal and literally some of the best food we've ever eaten. A "foodies dream." I cannot recommend this experience enough. It was definitely the best part of our trip to Queretaro. Thank you Rancho Santa Marina!

The guide was amazing! The Classic car is beautiful and fun. We were able to learn many things about Queretaro.

Great ride with lots of history. Alejandro was an excellent tour guide.

This classic car is beyond cool! You must ride in it through Queretaro

Unique experience, personalized attention by the people of the ranch