What to bring on the trip
- A DSLR Camera with media cards, charger and back-up battery
- Computer with editing software (optional)
- iphone or an ipad
- Media Card Reader
- External Harddrive (optional)
- Camera backpack or bag
- Tripod (optional)
- Clothing for warm and cool weather. It can get chilly at night.
- Good sturdy shoes for hiking and horseback riding. Cowboy boots are a must!
- Rain jacket
- Bathing suit
Frequently Asked Questions
- Mexico uses the Peso only, so there are a number of banks to exchange money in San Miguel de Allende. Small bills (less than 20 Pesos) are easier to use in the markets in the area of San Miguel de Allende and Patzcuaro. US Dollars are not used in this region of Mexico. Only Mexican Pesos will be accepted. Please review the current exchange rate prior to departure. Please inform your bank that you are traveling to Mexico. This will prevent any fraudulent activity on your debit or credit card.
- What else do we need to bring?
The packing list covers anything you’ll need during the trip. It gets cool at night, so please be prepared for both warm, sunny afternoons and cool, dry evenings. Layering is key to staying happy and warm. Average temp. 80 high during the day and 50's at night.
- What if I have special dietary restrictions?
We are able to accommodate all dietary restrictions, including vegetarian diets, food allergies and special requests.
- Are we able to do laundry at the house in San Miguel (and pack less clothing)?
Yes, we have laundry facilities.
- What if I don’t speak any Spanish?
It is not necessary to speak Spanish to enjoy this trip; in fact most visitors do not speak Spanish. Of course, the more you are able to communicate the better the overall experience.
- How do I communicate while in Mexico?
A large part of the Mexico experience is living off-grid with little outside contact during the week. Please contact your cell provider prior to departing for Mexico. It can be costly to use your phone or roaming without an International plan. All hotels and private home have wireless internet service.
- Eat and drink safely
- Unclean food and water can cause travelers' diarrhea and other diseases. Stick to safe food and water habits
- Food that is cooked and served hot
- Pasteurized dairy products
- Fruits and vegetables you have washed in clean water or peeled yourself
- Don't Eat Food served at room temperature
- Raw or undercooked (rare) meat or fish
- Unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables
- Unpasteurized dairy products
- Drink Bottled water that is sealed
- Carbonated drinks
- Hot coffee or tea
- Don’t Drink tap or well water
- Ice made with tap or well water
- Drinks made with tap or well water (such as reconstituted juice)
- Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs with you on your trip in case you get sick
- Eating raw dairy products and vegetables in Mexico can put you at risk for serious infections
- Pack a general med kit