Real de Catorce
3 days (3 meals)
High in the Sierra Madres, at an altitude of approximately 9,000′,¬† sits a silent jewel of a town which for 150 years supplied Spanish conquistadors with silver. Now the population – once 35,000 – has dwindled to approximately 1,200 and the colonial mansions, fountains and cobble stone streets remain frozen in time. Perhaps the mystery and intrigue lie in its inaccessibility for the incredible city can only be reached by a narrow mile long tunnel, wide enough for only one vehicle at a time.¬† This is Jo‚Äôs favorite 3 day tour. Come and visit the town once inhabited by luxury-loving Spaniards, adventurous bandits and still descended upon once a year by the Huichol Indians in their search of sacred peyote, a cactus which, when chewed, will cause hallucinations. Since we spend two nights in Matehuala, Jo‚Äôs tour will allow you more time to enjoy Real.
DAY 1 – Travel west after crossing the border routing is through Monterrey and Saltillo. Continue to Matehuala and the High Plains. Overnight at the¬† Las Palmas Midway Inn¬†in Matehuala, San Luis Potosi.
DAY 2 – Natural, rugged beauty surrounds us today as we journey out to Real de Catorce. When we reach the tunnel entrance, transfer to smaller vehicles to carry us into the town. Let your imagination take over as we view spectacular buildings from by-gone days.¬† Visit the Cathedral, the Casa de Moneda (the old mint), the cemetery, from where you can view four states, and a beautiful, old Palenque(Spanish for cock-fighting ring). Enjoy an included lunch¬† before returning to our hotel.¬† Tonight enjoy the music of a local group. Overnight at the Las Palmas Midway Inn in Matehuala, San Luis Potosi. B, L
DAY 3 – Right after breakfast, we depart for Saltillo, known as the Adobe City. Tour the¬† baroque Santiago Cathedral, the Plaza de Independencia and the State Capital Building. Saltillo‚Äôs special handicraft is the production of serapes.¬†¬† Be sure and taste Saltillo‚Äôs famous ‚Äúpan de pulque‚ÄĚ, a bread leavened with a mild alcoholic beverage produced from the maguey cactus.¬† Arrival at the border is estimated at 6:30p.m.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† B
Price per person:
Single - $345
Double - $279
Triple - $269
Saturday, July 1, 2017
PASSPORT OR PASSPORT CARD REQUIRED
Currently there is NO CHARGE for the Mexican Visa on land tours of 7 days or less!
Departs from Brownsville at 5:30a.m.; from Harlingen at 6:00a.m.; from Weslaco at 6:30a.m.; and from Mission at 7:00a.m. or from your park with specified number.
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