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DIA DE MUERTOS 2021

An Intangible Cultural Heritage

Dia de Muertos, Mexico

TOUR PRICE - SHARED COSTS

10 Guests - $35,000 MXN (ea)

11 Guests - $32,000 MXN (ea) 

12 Guests - $30,000 MXN (ea)

13 Guests - $28,000 MXN (ea)

14 Guests - $27,000 MXN (ea)

Accommodations are Customized

Group Size:  14 Guests

Age Group:  30+

A UNESCO INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE

 

TOUR INTRODUCTION

October 22-November 5, 2021

14 Nights / 15 Days

Rooted in indigenous culture, Dia de Muertos is a celebration of life and ancestor worship, and one that ornaments the streets and cemeteries in vibrant colours and traditions. Coinciding with the fall harvest, this season marks a time of year when the veil between the living and the dead is thinnest, thus allowing the spirits of our ancestors to visit the living world. In ancient society here, it was considered bad form to mourn the dead. Instead, an annual celebration to celebrate passed loved ones emerged, complete with offerings of food, gifts and pulque, which is a fermented agave beverage that preceded mezcal and tequila.


 

Today, Dia de Muertos is a fusion of traditional and Christian rites. Some new aspects are starting to permeate older traditions, such as the introduction of La Catrina costumes being worn to the cemeteries by visitors. This has become especially popular since the release of Pixar’s Coco, though is not practised by locals who observe this rite for their loved ones.


 

Our Dia de Muertos tour is an exciting experience that includes a range of activities and day tours. We will drift through the canals of Xochimilco, where many marigolds are grown, visit the ancient cities of Teotihuacan and Tzintzuntzan, paint a clay Catrina doll, celebrate Catrina at our Third Annual Catrina Costume party, explore many villages of the P’urepecha Plateau, horseback or hike to the church ruins of San Juan Parangaricutiro, partake in a cooking class with indigenous chef Victoria Chavez of Apatzingan, embark on a boat ride across Lake Patzcuaro to an indigenous island, sample mezcal and more!


 

Join us for this amazing exploration, now protected by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage.

 
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TOUR OVERVIEW

BASIC ITINERARY

Day One: Friday October 22, 2021 – Mexico City, Mexico

Arrive in Mexico City - Welcome Party


 

Day Two: Saturday October 23, 2021 – Mexico City, Mexico

Visit Villa de Guadalupe & Ancient City of Teotihuacan


 

Day Three: Sunday October 24, 2021 – Mexico City, Mexico

Canal Ride to flower market and chinampa in Xochimilco

Charcuterie Picnic on the Trajinera

PM Folkloric Ballet at Palacio de Bella Artes


 

Day Four: Monday October 25, 2021 – Morelia, Michoacan

Transport to Morelia AM – Check-In & Explore Centro


 

Day Five: Tuesday October 26, 2021 – Morelia, Michoacan

Walking Tour of Morelia – Fiesta de la Catrina at Cielo Cocina Fusion


 

Day Six: Wednesday October 27, 2021 – Patzcuaro, Michoacan

Transport to Patzcuaro & Cooking Class with Victoria Chavez


 

Day Seven: Thursday October 28, 2021 - Patzcuaro, Michoacan

Angahuan, San Juan Parangaricutiro, Zacan for lunch with Dona Pera


 

Day Eight: Friday October 29, 2021 - Patzcuaro, Michoacan

Visit Isla de Pacanda, Tzintzuntzan & Santa Fe de la Laguna

Dinner Party at Santo Huacal


 

Day Nine: Saturday October 30, 2021 - Patzcuaro, Michoacan

La Catrina Workshop in Capula; Visit Traditional Bakery


 

Day Ten: Sunday October 31, 2021 - Patzcuaro, Michoacan

Santa Clara del Cobre – Free Time Afternoon

8PM depart for Dia de los Angellitos in Cuanajo


 

Day Eleven: Monday November 1, 2021 - Patzcuaro, Michoacan

La Ruta del Panteon – Noche de Muerto TBA


 

Day Twelve: Tuesday November 2, 2021 - Patzcuaro, Michoacan

Champagne Brunch 11 AM at Lupitas Restaurant

Wine Tasting & Dinner at Bistro Monarca

Day of Rest


 

Day Thirteen: Wednesday November 3, 2021 - Jungapeo, Michoacan

Transport to Agua Blanca Resort


 

Day Fourteen: Thursday November 4, 2021 - Jungapeo, Michoacan

Day of Rest or optional tour (not included)


 

Day Fifteen: Friday November 5, 2021 – Mexico City, Mexico

Departure Day for Mexico City Flights

 

WHY TOUR WITH US

IS THIS TOUR FOR YOU?

Our Dia de Muertos experience is a fun, exciting, educational pursuit to introduce you to many facets of this cultural celebration through hands-on activities.  Local expert Jaime Balderas will lead you through important villages and art studios of the P'urepecha Plateau, and will translate for our cooking and art class while elaborating on the historical and cultural significance of these special activities.  

Accommodations are customized for your group, so are not included in the price.  This allows you more flexibility with sleeping arrangements and budget.  Though we will book the same hotels for everyone in Mexico City and Jungapeo, you can request budget to luxury accommodations in Morelia and Patzcuaro.  Please confirm early, as Dia de Muertos is our busiest season in Patzcuaro.     

Aside from select meals, the majority of your meals are not included in the tour price.  We prefer guests to have the option of setting their own budget, and meals can vary from $120 -$500 MXN, depending on what you are ordering.  As the majority of your meals are not included in the tour price, you are free to explore the restaurant scene on your own.  That said, one of your team leaders will always welcome you to join them at a set location.

 

This experience is a combination of busy and relaxed days.  We generally have breakfast and depart for the day by 9 AM, with the exception of the Midnight Vigil and Noche de Muertos. 

 

Our schedule winds-down at the end of our tour, so you have the chance to relax and process all you've experienced before departing.  If you aren't ready to relax, we can organize additional activities for you (not included)
 

     

BE A TEAM PLAYER

 

Our tour includes some educational perspectives on religion in Mexican society, as it is an integral part of the culture, and has influenced Dia de Muertos traditions.  We ask guests to refrain from political or religious debates while in group, and to keep an open-mind.

Please respect our departure times, so our schedule remains fluid.  We ask guests to switch up the seating arrangements in the van, so everyone has an opportunity to enjoy a window view.  

Please respect the locals, and remember we are visitors here.  Acknowledging sales-people, and asking permission before taking photographs is a sign of respect.  For some helpful tips, please click here!   

Due to Covid-19, we will take everyone's temperature before boarding the van in the AM.  All guests and team members are expected to use hand sanitizer upon entering the vehicle, and wear a face mask over mouth & nose for the duration of our tours and events.  These health protocols are subject to changes.

 
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TOUR LOCATION

AND BEYOND

The P'urepecha Plateau is a rich agricultural region of Michoacan's Highlands, located in western-central Mexico.  Spanish colonial and P'urepecha architecture with ancient cobblestone streets, set against the backdrop of powerful mountains and pine forests makes this a picturesque landscape that will transport you back in time.

Mexico City International Airport has ample flights, and you may decide to connect to a beach destination such as the Maya Riviera, Zihuatanejo or Puerta Vallarta following our stay at Agua Blanca resort.  Those of you who wish to further your travels in our area will be in close proximity to a number of important historical cities and towns, including the Pueblo Magico's of Villa de Bravo, Tepoztlan and Taxco, and UNESCO protected cities of Santiago de Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato City.  We can organize a separate tour for your group, or assist you with a self-guided tour itinerary that includes the highlights of your chosen route.  

 

Please contact us for more information!   

 
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MEET YOUR TEAM LEADERS

JAIME BALDERAS

Licensed Professional Guide

 

Jaime Balderas was born and raised in the Lake Patzcuaro region of Michoacan, has been a guide for over 18 years and is the proud owner of Animecha Tours.  Jaime completed the accredited tour guide training course offered by the SECTUR of the state of Michoacan, and is constantly updating his education through history courses, tourism seminars, and personal research.  Jaime is a member of Toastmasters International, which has allowed him to improve his communication skills to provide guests with an enriched understanding about the local culture, history, architecture, art forms, cuisine, archaeology and important cultural protocols.  Fluent in Spanish, English and proficient in the P'urepecha language, experiencing the Lake Patzcuaro region of Michoacan with Jaime Balderas is an educational experience you won't soon forget.  We are truly pleased to be working with Jaime for this Dia de Muertos experience, due to his thorough research, ease of engaging academic perspectives in an easy-to-understand communication style and his ethical approaches to cultural sensitivity.  

JENNIFER BJARNASON

Tour Coordinator & Art Dealer

 

With a background as a sales person and dealer of Indigenous art for over 30 years in Canada, Jennifer Bjarnason has been living in Michoacan for close to 6 years, part time.  With a passion for indigenous and cultural art forms, she was first hired as an assistant and tour coordinator at Casona Rosa B&B in Morelia, where she began organizing art and butterfly tours for guests of the hotel.  With a passion for indigenous narratives, cultural art, history, nature and travel, Jennifer coordinates scientist-led eco-fundraisers for Monarch Butterfly Research, art-collection tours in the Lake Patzcuaro region, workshops with artists in authentic villages, Dia de Muertos experiences in Michoacan and an extensive exploration of La Ruta de Plata - or The Silver Road, which was a major intercontinental trade route of international importance.  Jennifer first met Jaime Balderas in 2015 on her first trip to Patzcuaro, and is very pleased to be working with such an esteemed and passionate historian for this Dia de Muertos experience.     

 
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WELCOME

TO 

MEXICO CITY

quick facts

State:  Mexico State
Location:  South Central Mexico
Altitude:  2250 Meters / 7381 Feet
Founded:  Tenochitlan Founded by Mexicas 1325 AD  Mexico City by Hernan Cortes August 13, 1521
UNESCO Designation:  1987 (Includes Xochimilco)
Economy:  Construction, production of iron, steel, textiles & yarn, plastics, furniture, cement and tourism.
Population:  8855 Million (2015)
Name:  Tenochitlan is thought to mean "Among the prickly pears growing among rocks"  Mexico refers to "Place of the Mexi," but could also mean  "Place at the Center of the Moon" or "Land of the War God."
  
 
 
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WELCOME TO YOUR

DIA DE MUERTOS EXPERIENCE

Day 1: Friday October 22, 2021

Mexico City

 

 

Welcome to the UNESCO protected historical centro of Mexico City! Considered the New York of Latin America, this cosmopolitan metropolis is a national treasure of historical structures and monuments that represent Mexico’s rich history. Our lodgings will be in the UNESCO historical centre, within close proximity to many important landmarks.

Please arrive in Mexico City with enough time to clear customs, check into our hotel, and attend our welcome-orientation dinner. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30 PM. If you require assistance from Mexico International Airport to your hotel, please contact us in advance so we can make arrangements with the hotel.


 

For those of you arriving from outside of Mexico, there are plenty of ATM’s in the airport. Please read our helpful tips section for more information.


 

All meals are separate

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LADY OF GUADALUPE TO THE ANCIENT CITY OF GODS

Day Two: Saturday October 23, 2021 

Mexico City

Our first day in Mexico City begins early, at an old breakfast haunt of Anthony Bourdain. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 7:30 AM for our departure, as this restaurant is especially popular among the locals on weekends.


 

Iconic in Mexico, Our Lady Guadalupe is a complex and important facet of Mexico’s culture from the indigenous roots of Tepic Hill, to the vision of Our Lady Guadalupe, whom you will see in many places, including public buses, taxis, restaurants, gardens, on clothing, jewellery and other art mediums. From the Basilica, we will travel to the Archaeological zone of Teotihuacan, fondly called the Ancient City of Gods. Our guided tour starts with lunch at Tlacaleli Restaurant, followed by the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, Alley of Death, Pyramids of the Sun and Moon and Temple of Jaguars. There is a museum on site, and beautiful gift shop for those seeking reproductions of pottery pieces. We will meet at the gate behind the Pyramid of the Sun at 5 PM for dinner, prior to returning to the city.


 

This is a long day, so we ask guests to pack a comfort bag with a second pair of shoes and socks to change into. Please bring sunblock, hat, sunglasses and water bottle.


 

Breakfast included

All other meals are separate

Entrance Fees to Teotihuacan included

VOYAGE TO THE AZTEC AGRICULTURAL HEARTLAND

Day Three: Sunday October 24, 2021

Mexico City


 

This morning we will make our way to Xochimilco for an exploration of ancient Aztec agricultural technology. Board a colourful trajinera, which is a manually operated wooden boat, and drift through the floating gardens, or chinampas, of the lush and tranquil water-ways. We will have the chance to visit an authentic chinampa to learn about the technology behind their construction, as well a flower market, where countless marigolds and other traditional flowers are grown for Dia de Muertos celebrations. We will enjoy a charcuterie picnic and mezcal tasting aboard our boat, and guests are welcome to purchae beer and wine for the cooler.

Enjoy free time this afternoon to rest or continue exploring Mexico City. This evening, we have tickets for the Folkloric Ballet at the UNESCO protected Palacio de Bellas Artes.


 

Trajinera boat ride included

Charcuterie picnic included

Mezcal tasting included

All other meals are separate

Tickets for Folkloric Ballet included

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Morelia - Sanctuary of Our Lady Guadalup

WELCOME

TO 

MORELIA

quick facts

State:  Michoacan
Location:  Central Mexico - Bajio Region
Altitude:  1920 Meters / 6400 Feet
Founded:  Nahua Culture 7th Century 
P'urepecha Culture 12th Century
Matlatzincas Culture 12th-15th Century
Spanish 1525-1526 under Gonzalo Gomez
UNESCO Designation:  1991
Economy:  Tourism, Education, Production of cooking oil, flour, cement, plastics, bottling and candies
Seat Population:  743,275 (2020)
Name: From 1545 to 1828 formerly called Valladolid.  It was changed to Morelia to honor Jose Maria Morelos following Mexico's War of Independence.
  
 
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MEXICO’S MOST

SPANISH CITY

Day Four: Monday October 25, 2021 – Morelia

This morning we check out of our hotel for the 5 hour commute to the UNESCO centro of Morelia. With over 100 protected buildings in the centro of the city, we will enjoy an afternoon of free time, so guests can explore on their own.


 

An option for this evening includes people watching at the plaza with a night-cap, or boarding a small bus that will take us on a night tour to some of the best sites on offer here.


 

All meals are separate

Night bus tour is optional

FIESTA DE LA CATRINA COSTUME & ALTAR PARTY

Day Five: Tuesday October 26, 2021

Morelia

This morning we will enjoy a lovely champagne breakfast followed by a walking tour of the historical centro. Following lunch enjoy free time for the afternoon. Our 3rd Annual Fiesta de la Catrina Costume Party at Morelia’s top rated Cielo Cocina Fusion begins at 6:00 PM. We will be building an altar tonight, so please bring a small, framed photograph of a loved one who has passed. We will have door prizes for the 3 best costumes, and a professional make-up artist who will paint guests faces. Enjoy live entertainment and a 5 course set menu.


 

Fiesta de la Catrina dinner included

Make-up art included

All other meals are separate

All beverages are separate

Tips are encouraged for restaurant staff and musicians

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PARTY DETAILS

Cielo Cocina Fusion will host us with

a lovely 5 course menu.

Face Paint Artist

 

Live Entertainment for Dancing

 

Please bring a framed photograph of a loved one who has passed.  Photo should be no larger than a 4x6.  

Door Prizes for the 3 Best Costumes

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Soul of Mexico Tours 

- PRESENTS -

Our Third Annual
Fiesta de la Catrina

CIELO COCINA FUSION

Terraza, Blvd. García de León 700, Nueva Chapultepec, 58280 Morelia, Michoacan Mexico

Doors Open 6:00 - Entertainment 6:00-10 PM

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WELCOME

TO 

PATZCUARO

quick facts

State:  Michoacan, Mexico
Location:  Western Michoacan / P'urepecha Plateau
Altitude:  2140 Meters / 7021 Feet
Founded:  1320's by P'urepecha Culture
Economy:  Tourism and some Agriculture
Seat Population:  51 124 (2005)
Name:  There are several translations, including Phascuaro (Place Dyed Black), Patatzecuaro (Place of Foundations), and Petatzimícuaro (Place of Bullrushes).  Other translations include "Happy Place" and "Seat of Temples."
  
 
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Cooking Class in Patzcuaro

THE GATEWAY TO

TIERRA CALIENTE

Day Six: Wednesday October 27, 2021

Patzcuaro

This morning we will check out of our hotel, departing Morelia by 10:00 AM and arriving at the original entrance of Patzcuaro around 11 AM. We will stop at an important church at the entrance of Patzcuaro, then check into our hotel before lunch. We conclude today with our afternoon cooking class with indigenous chef Victoria Chavez of Apatzingan. Located in Tierra Caliente, Chef Chavez will introduce us to flavours from the sub-tropical region of our beautiful state.


 

Cooking class includes dinner

All other meals are separate

All beverages are separate

MICHOACAN'S NATURAL WONDER OF THE WORLD

Day Seven: Thursday October 28, 2021

Patzcuaro

Today’s adventure includes a beautiful commute into the rural Uruapan region of the P’urepecha Plateau to the traditional village of Angahuan. Here we will visit master shawl makers of which this town is famed for. Our journey to the church ruins of San Juan Parangaricutiro can be made on foot or horseback. This auspicious church was devoured by Paricutin Volcano in 1943, though the lava stopped before swallowing the church alter. From San Juan Parangaricutiro, we will head to the small village of Zacan for lunch with celebrated local chef, Dona Pera.


 

Breakfast to-go included

Lunch in Zacan included

All other meals are separate

Horseback riding is optional

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LAGO DE PATZCUARO & PUEBLO HOSPITAL

Day Eight: Friday October 29, 2021

Patzcuaro

This morning we will board a boat from Ucazanaztacua for the charming Isla de Pacanda of Lago de Patzcuaro. We will have the opportunity to sample local traditional foods here, and visit the cemetery while it is being cleaned and prepared for Dia de Muertos. Upon returning to the mainland, we will visit the ancient capital of the P’urepcha Empire. Tzintzuntzan means “Place of Hummingbirds,” and features Yacatas, which are tombs. The village of Tzintzuntzan is home to the Santa Ana Convent, and oldest olive trees of the Americas. There is also a wonderful handicraft market here.


 

Our last stop will be in Santa Fe de la Laguna, where we will observe one of the oldest post-Colonial traditions of this region, called Pueblo Hospital. Maintained since the mid-1500’s when Quiroga first set up Pueblo Hospital in Santa Fe de la Laguna, this is very special to witness.


 

Boat ride included

Dinner at Santo Huacal included

All beverages are separate

All other meals are separate

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A DAY FOR CREATIVITY

Day Nine: Saturday October 30, 2021

Patzcuaro

Though a more recent tradition, La Catrina has become iconic for Dia de Muertos, including an annual Catrina Festival in the small pottery village of Capula, which has also become famous for these quirky skeleton dolls. Our day includes visiting a traditional pastry bakery to learn about and sample Pan de Muertos (bread of the dead), visit Maestro Juan Torres art studio and estate, have lunch in the art market among the locals, and paint our very own Catrina dolls in the studio of Miguel Angel Torres and Adriana Espinosa Cortes. This is an incredible opportunity to spend a full day exploring a village most only ever blink at, and a unique experience working with traditional artists in their home studio.


 

This evening, we will stop in Tzintzuntzan to have dinner at the beautiful Las Yacatas Restaurant prior to returning to Patzcuaro.


 

Catrina doll workshop included

Bakery tour and Pan de Muertos included

All meals are separate

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DIA DE LOS ANGELLITOS

NIGHT VIGIL

Day Ten: Sunday October 31, 2021

Patzcuaro


 

The enchanting Pueblo Magico town of Santa Clara del Cobre welcomes us with a demonstration at the Perez Family home, where the artists will work the bellows and forge copper with fire and hammers before our eyes. You will have the opportunity to purchase signed pieces directly from the family, or custom order pieces. We will spend some time browsing the shops and galleries by the plaza before departing for lunch at Rancho la Mesa, which overlooks Lake Patzcuaro with views of Isla de Janitzio.


 

Upon returning to Patzcuaro, we will enjoy some free time so guests can rest or further explore the town. We recommend a light dinner for this evening, as we will depart Patzcuaro around 8 PM for a night vigil in a small village, where we will be given tamales and other traditional foods in exchange for gifts. Please bring $200 pesos each, to purchase gifts and flowers for our hosts. Please note: As this is a night vigil, we will not return to Patzcuaro until around midnight.


 

Copper demonstration included

Please bring $200 Pesos each for gifts and flowers

All meals are separate

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LA RUTA DEL PANTEON - NOCHE DE MUERTO

Day Eleven: Monday November 1, 2021

Patzcuaro

We will not be announcing our plans for Dia de Muertos, as our aim is to avoid the mass-crowds during Dia de Muertos. Please get plenty of rest this day, as we will be out in the cemeteries until approximately 3 AM. Traffic can be an issue during Dia de Muertos, so we ask guest to be patient and understanding.


 

Please be respectful of the locals by not taking close-up photographs without permission, and refrain from using your flash in the cemeteries.


 

Champagne Brunch TBA is included

All other meals separate

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WELCOME

TO 

JUNGAPEO

quick facts

State:  Michoacan
Location:  Eastern Michoacan
Altitude:  1,463 Meters / 4800 Feet
Founded:  P'urepecha Culture
Economy:  Tourism
Seat Population:  21,548 (2015)
Name: Jungapeo is a Chichimeca word that means "Yellow Place."
  
 

A DAY OF REST & AWARD WINNING WINE

Day Twelve: Tuesday November 2, 2021

Patzcuaro

Due to our late night out, we are scheduling our champagne brunch for 11 AM. Following brunch, guests have a day to relax. If you would like to continue exploring the cemeteries, please let us know in advance so we can make arrangements for you (not included). Tonight we will dine at Bistro Monarca restaurant in Patzcuaro to sample select award winning wines from Mexico, paired with beautiful cuisine.


 

Champagne Brunch TBA is included

Dinner & Wine Tasting included

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MEDICINAL WATERS OF THE TUXPAN SHIELD 

Day Thirteen: Wednesday November 3, 2021

Jungapeo

This morning we will check out of our hotel by 10 AM for the sub-tropical village of Jungapeo where guests can unwind in the garden or spend the afternoon soaking in the medicinal spring waters at Agua Blanca Resort. Please note – these are not hot springs, so though the mineral waters are medicinal, they are temperate to warm.


 

This evening, join us for an optional Temzacal sweat lodge and enjoy a relaxed sleep.


 

Breakfast is separate

Lunch & Dinner included

Temazcal is separate

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A DAY WITH LITTLE TO DO

BUT RELAX

Day Fourteen: Thursday November 4, 2021

Jungapeo

Enjoy a full day of rest to process all you have experienced on this journey. Book a massage, hike around the gardens and large property, soak in the pools, or read a book.

If you are not one to relax, please confirm an extra tour ahead of time, so we can make arrangements. There are a number of activities to enjoy in the Jungapeo region, including the ancient city of Zirahuato-San Felipe de los Alzati, the market in Zitacuaro, or bird watching, to name a few.


 

All meals are included

Massage and Temazcal are separate

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RETURN TO MEXICO CITY OR NEXT DESTINATION

Day Fifteen: Friday November 5, 2021

Mexico City

This morning we depart Jungapeo for Mexico City at 10 AM following breakfast. Please note: the return commute to Mexico City is approximately 4 hours, and you must check into the international airport 3 hours prior to boarding. If you are unable to book an evening flight, we can assist with hotel arrangements so you may depart on November 6th.

If you are heading to a different destination, such as San Miguel de Allende or Guanajuato City, we can book a private driver for you or assist with the bus.  Please contact us for more information and pro-rated price quote.


 

Breakfast Included

All other meals are separate

 

We hope you have a wonderful time exploring this important and mesmerizing celebration, and will join us again for future journeys.

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INCLUSIONS

ACCOMMODATIONS

We prefer to customize accommodations for guests, based on your preferences.   Please fill out the form below and email it back to us.  We will confirm your accommodations and price within 24 hours. 

MEALS

4 Breakfasts

3 Champagne Breakfasts

1 Charcuterie Picnic

3 Lunches

5 Dinners

All beverages are separate unless otherwise noted

TRANSPORTATION

Private Transport with Licensed Professional Guide Included

Trajinera Boat Ride Included

Boat Ride to Isla de Pacanda Included

Taxi from CDMX Airport to Hotel not included

Horseback Riding is not included

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

The Ancient City of Teotihuacan

P'urepecha Capital of Tzintzuntzan

Optional tour to San Felipe los Alzati de Zirahuato is not included

UNESCO DESIGNATIONS

The Ancient City of Teotihuacan

Mexico City Historical Centre

Canals of Xochimilco

Morelia's Historical City Centre

Dia de Muertos - An Intangible Cultural Heritage

PUEBLO MAGICO'S, CITIES & VILLAGES

Angahuan

Capula

Cuanajo

Isla de Pacanda

Jungapeo

Mexico City (UNESCO)

Morelia (UNESCO)

Patzcuaro (Pueblo Magico)

San Juan Parangaricutiro (Church Ruins)

Santa Clara del Cobre (Pueblo Magico)

Santa Fe de la Laguna

Tzintzuntzan (Pueblo Magico)

Xochimilco (UNESCO)

Zacan

FIESTAS & EVENTS

Mezcal Tasting & Charcuterie Picnic aboard trajinera

La Catrina Fiesta Costume & Altar Party at Cielo Cocina Fusion

Dinner Party at Santo Huacal

Wine Tasting & Dinner at Bistro Monarca

HANDS ON / PARTICIPATION

Cooking Class with Apatzingan Chef Victoria Chavez

Catrina Class with Miguel Angel Torres & Adriana Espinosa Cortes in Capula

Optional Temazcal Sweat Lodge at Agua Blanca Resort is not included

Optional Massage at Agua Blanca Resort is not included

DIA DE MUERTOS

Night Vigil for the Souls of the Innocents

Overnight Cemetery Visits 

Daytime post-muertos cemetery tour not included

OTHER SERVICES

We provide a cooler with ice daily, so guests may keep beverages cold

The van will always be equipped with drinking water

We provide Hand Sanitizer, Sanitation Wipes, Hand-Wipes,

Tylenol, Gas-x, Gravol, Benadryl and a basic First Aid Kit. 

 

We have toilet paper on-hand for rest-stops in more remote locations,

as some bathrooms are not adequately equipped.  

Laundry services are available by load and weight.

Please allow 24 hours for us to return it to you.

 

INSURANCE INFORMATION

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Please read the fine-print and make sure you are covered by your airline for cancellation insurance,

in the case that another wave of Covid forces the grounding of planes.

We are not liable for cancelled flights

MEDICAL INSURANCE

Medical insurance is crucial for travel.  Please give contact information for your insurance provider to an entrusted friend or family member, so we may contact them if there is a medical emergency or incident. 

We require emergency contact information for all guests

TOUR INSURANCE

We are not an insurance company

We only refund reservation deposits if the cancellation is our fault.

This is due to costs we must cover, such as deposits for hotel reservations

Due to Covid-19, we are only requiring a 15% non-refundable deposit for your reservation

 

RESERVE NOW!

A JOURNEY BEGINS

Please contact us directly to make your reservation.

If you are unable to download our Accommodations Form,

we will email or phone you directly.

We require a 15% non-refundable deposit to confirm your reservation.

We invoice through Paypal or Square

If you prefer to pay balance with a credit card, we require payment by Oct 20, 2021

If you are paying in cash, you may pay your balance at our Welcome Party on Oct 22, 2021

 
FURTHER READING

We are working to develop these pages further - and will have information printed for guests for reference during our tour.

 
Michoacan - Dia de Muertos - Day of the
Tzintzuntzan Archaeological Site - Yacat
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