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8-Day Michoacan Tour from Mexico City

Journey off the beaten track on this tour around one of the most beautiful and least visited states in Mexico

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Duration
Duration
8 Days
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
18 Pax
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
12 yrs
Languages
Languages
English / Spanish
Meals
Meals
Breakfast
Hostel
Hostel
Included
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Next available: 16/11/2019
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What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) guide/tour leader 
  • Guided walking tours
  • Museum and national park entry
  • Boat tour in Xochimilco and Janitzio
  • Hiking and horse-riding tour to Paricutin Volcano
  • Hiking and boat ride in Camecuaro National Park
  • Access to spa facilities in Los Azufres

Where We Visit 

  • Mexico City
  • Tlalpujahua
  • Morelia
  • Tzintzuntzan
  • Janitzio
  • Pátzcuaro
  • Paricutin Volcano
  • Uruapan 
  • Paracho
  • Camecuaro National Park
  • Zamora
  • Cuitzeo
  • Los Azufres 

What's excluded

  • Flights
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off, travel insurance
  • Other activities, meals, entrance fees, personal expenses & tips

WHAT TO EXPECT

Discover a side of Mexico you've never seen on this 8-day tour around Michoacan - one of the most beautiful and least visited states in the country. You will hear historic tales or the region, discover the natural beauty of the state and go on plenty of adventures along the way. Visit museums and national parks, go on city walking tours, explore the native Mexican cuisine, go hiking and horseback riding and plenty more. 

 

Other highlights include a guided tour of vibrant Mexico City, a visit to the impressive pink-stoned UNESCO-listed historic centre of Morelia, the chance to discover beautiful Janitzio, the main island of Lake Pátzcuaro, and the opportunity to hike to the top of the youngest volcano in the Western hemisphere. 

 

Day 1: Mexico City 

 

Welcome to Mexico City, Latin America's largest city. It is a wonderful blend of both contemporary and ancient cultures. Arrive at any time before meeting your group and tour leader in the evening. At night, join your group for a welcome meeting and optional welcome dinner and get-together in one of local restaurants/bars.

 

  • Accommodation:
    • Conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B in Mexico City
  • Activities Included: 
    • Welcome meeting

 

Day 2: Mexico City

 

Spend the whole day exploring cultural and historic gems of Mexico City. You will visit the Historic Centre of Mexico City (walking tour), Xochimilco (boat tour) and National Anthropology Museum (guided visit). End the night with an optional dinner and get-together with the group in the evening.

 

  • Accommodation:
    • Conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B in Mexico City
  • Activities Included: 
    • Walking tour in the Historic Centre of Mexico City; guided visit to the National Anthropology Museum; boat tour in Xochimilco.

 

Day 3: Mexico City - Tlalpujahua - Morelia

 

In the morning, go to Tlalpujahua - an old mining town located among pine mountainous forests that is famous for its impressive colonial architecture and majestic pink-stone sanctuary. Then visit a local mining museum, take a walking tour around the historic centre and eat an optional lunch. After that, continue to the state capital Morelia whose historic centre has been declared a UNESCO Heritage Site. Check in to your hotel, take a walking tour around the historic centre, and enjoy an optional dinner and get-together with the group in one of local restaurants/bars.

 

  • Transportation:
    • Private vehicle/mini-couch
  • Accommodation:
    • Conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B/guest house in Morelia
  • Activities Included:
    • Guided visit to Museo de la Mina las Dos Estrellas
    • Walking tours in Tlalpujahua & Morelia

 

Day 4: Morelia - Tzintzuntzan - Janitzio - Pátzcuaro

 

In the morning, go to Tzintzuntzan - one of the greatest pre-Hispanic cities in Mexicoand former capital of the ancient Purepecha State. After a walking tour around the town and visit to nearby pyramids, take a boat to Isla de Janitzio - the main island of Lake Pátzcuaro whose town is known for the butterfly fishermen that can also be located on the back of the 50 pesos Mexican banknote. In the afternoon, we will go to Pátzcuaro - a picturesque colonial town founded in the 1320s as the capital of the Tarascan state and later its ceremonial centre. Check in to your accommodation, rest, take an evening walking tour around the historic centre, then join for an optional dinner and get-together with the group in one of the local restaurants/bars.

 

  • Transportation:
    • Private vehicle/mini-couch
  • Accommodation:
    • Conveniently located, locally-own hotel/B&B/guest house in Pátzcuaro
  • Activities Included: 
    • Guided visit to Tzintzuntzan Archaeological Zone
    • Boat to Janitzio
    • Walking tours in Janitzio, Tzintzuntzan & Pátzcuaro

 

Day 5: Pátzcuaro - Paricutin Volcano - Uruapan 

 

In the morning go to Angahuan, a starting point for a 6-hour hike to Paricutin - the youngest (but considered dormant nowadays) volcano in the Western Hemisphere. Accompanied by a local guide, we will reach the top of the volcano by horse, visiting abandoned ruins of San Juan Parangaricutiro Church on the way back. During the eruption, the lava flowed around and into the church, and covered 3/4 of the town. Just beneath the church, the old houses and buildings keep buried under the rocks. After a volcano tour, we will be back to Angahuan - a traditional Purepecha community where weaving, embroidery, spinning and other textile traditions are still practised.

 

After an optional lunch and orientation walk around the village, we will go to Uruapanthe second largest city of Michoacán located at the western edge of the Purépecha highlands. Take a walking tour around the historic centre, then enjoy an optional dinner and get-together with the group in one of the local restaurants/bars.

 

  • Transportation:
    • Private vehicle/mini-couch
  • Accommodation:
    • Conveniently located, locally-own hotel/B&B/guest house in Uruapan 
  • Activities Included:
    • Guided hike to Paricutin Volcano
    • Walking tour in Uruapan 

 

Day 6: Uruapan - Paracho - Camecuaro National Park - Zamora

 

We will start our day by visiting Barranca del Cupatitzio - a national park with broad-leafed temperate and tropical vegetation, various walking paths, and a number of artificial fountains built on the sides of the ravine to take advantage of natural water flows. Then we will go to Paracho - a small town famous for handcrafting the best guitars in the world and home to the designer of the guitar featured in a famous "Coco" movie (2017). Then we will go to Camécuaro - a beautiful lake with turquoise-coloured, crystal clear water and hundreds of old cypresses guarding its perimeter.

 

After a picturesque hike, a boat ride on the lake and optional lunch, we will go to Zamora - the 3rd largest city in the state famous for its neo-gothic Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe which is considered one of the largest cathedrals of its kind in the American continent. Check in to your hotel, rest, take an evening walking tour around the historic center, and finish the night with an optional dinner and get-together with the group in one of the local restaurants/bars.

 

  • Transportation:
    • Private vehicle/mini-couch
  • Accommodation:
    • Conveniently located, locally-own hotel/B&B/guest house in Zamora
  • Activities Included: 
    • Walking tours in Paracho& Zamora
    • Guided visits to Barranca del Cupatitzio National Park & Camecuaro National Park

 

Day 7: Zamora - Cuitzeo - Los Azufres 

 

In the morning go to Cuitzeo - a quiet colonial town that offers a charming view of where the land meets the sky and a lake resembling a giant mirror. Take a walking tour around its historic centre and go toLos Azufres - a rustic spa resort situated in the middle of the mountains with several hot springs and a sulphur mud lake. There you can relax your body and mind with thermal water, massages, traditional temazcal and other medical procedures. Participate in an optional farewell dinner and get-together in the local restaurant in the evening.

 

  • Transportation:
    • Private vehicle/mini-couch
  • Accommodation:
    • Eco-cabins in Los Azufres spa resort
  • Activities Included: 
    • Walking tour in Cuitzeo
    • Access to spa facilities in Los Azufres 

 

Day 8: Los Azufres - Mexico City

 

In the morning, head back to Mexico City. In winter, we will also visit nearby Monarch Butterfly UNESCO Biosphere Reserve - a breathtaking over-wintering site of the eastern population of the monarch butterfly. If you decide to extend your vacations, we can always book you extra nights, or even take you on our next adventure.

 

  • Transportation:
    • Private vehicle/mini-couch
  • Activities Included:
    • Visit Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (in winter only)

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  • No airport pickup is included in this tour, so you will need to reach our accommodation independently by public transport or taxi. If you need any advice or help with organizing your transfer (we can book it for you for an extra fee) please let us know.
  • The exact address and name of the accommodation will be shared with you after your booking is confirmed. You will meet your group and tour leader at your accommodation on Day 1 during a welcome meeting.
  • If you choose a Double/Triple/Quad room option, please let us know your preferable bed allocation (separate single beds vs. king-size beds) when booking and we will do our best to satisfy your request.


Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation of the Tour is associated with fees that depend on the number of days remaining from cancellation of the contractual relationship to the beginning of the Tour:
    • 60 days and more before the start of the Tour: 0% of the remainder of payment;
    • 30-59 days before the start of the Tour: 25% of the remainder of the payment;
    • 15-29 days before the start  of the Tour: 50% of the remainder of the payment;
    • less than 15 days before the start of the Tour, including the case when the Customer is absent on the Tour without prior notice to the Company: 100% of the remainder of the payment.
    • In cases of First and Second of this point, the Customer has a right to change the dates of his/her travel without cancellation fees by choosing the future date of departure for the same Tour or another Tour with the same or lower price. This right can be applied only once per each booking.
    • The Customer does not pay cancellation fees if he/she arranges a substitute participant for a Tour. Notification of a change in the name of the customer must be made no later than 15 days before the start of the Tour unless the Company and the existing Customer agrees otherwise. The notice must be in writing and must include a statement from a substitute participant that he/she agrees with the booked travel agreement. The original Customer and substitute participant is jointly and severally responsible for paying the remainder of the price of the Tour.
  • Cancellation fees of all extra services booked with the Company (airport transfers, pre, and post-night accommodations, single room surcharge and additional activities):
    • 31 days or more before the beginning of the Tour: free cancellation.
    • 30 days or less before the beginning of the Tour: 100% of the price of extra services.


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