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"If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

African Proverb

LA RUTA DON VASCO DAY TOURS FROM PATZCUARO

Enjoy a series of day tours in the P'urepecha Plateau, and visit the best of this historical and cultural region.

Please Note:  All of listed tours can be adjusted for your group pace, needs and interests.  These tour options are meant to be examples of what is possible when time is maximized for free time and/or dinner outside of Patzcuaro.

LA RUTA DON VASCO TOUR #1

This tour includes the copper town of Santa Clara del Cobre, lunch at Rancho la Mesa, mezcal tastings in Tzurumutaro, the studio of internationally recognized embroidery artist Teofila Servin, the ancient P'urepecha capital of Tzintzuntzan, the famous San Francisco de Tzintzuntzan Convent, a wonderful handicraft market, and finally - supper at Las Yucatas Restaurant before returning to Patzcuaro.  

This tour begins at 8:30 AM, ending after supper at 8 PM.  All of our day tours can be altered to suit your groups pace, interests and needs, including pick-up in Patzcuaro and delivery to Morelia, or vice versa.  For example, if you prefer to return to Patzcuaro for supper, we can reduce our free time and dinner reservations to return by 6 PM.

Please confirm your group size so we can offer you the correct price quote.

Nights/Days

1/1

Nearest Airport

Morelia

Group Size

Custom

Age Group

Custom

Price Per Person

From $1400

LA RUTA DON VASCO TOUR #2

We highly recommend this tour, as you will travel around the back of Lake Patzcuaro, where few foreigners visit.  Visit the ominous temple of Santa Muerto in Santa Ana, as well as the studio of a family who make milagros.  Purchase masks in Tocuaro and silver in Erongaricuaro.  Sample mezcal in Oponguio, then travel to Quiroga to feast on carnitas or molcajetes.  Last, we will visit the legendary Santa Fe de Laguna, where Don Vasco Quiroga established his first Pueblo Hospital.  From Santa Fe de Laguna, we will return to Patzcuaro for dinner.

 

If you would like us to include a dinner reservation as part of this tour, please let us know and we will outline some options!    

Please confirm your group size so we can offer you the correct price quote.

Nights/Days

1/1

Nearest Airport

Morelia

Group Size

Custom

Age Group

Custom

Price Per Person

From $1200

LA RUTA DON VASCO TOUR #3

We begin our tour with a short stop at the small but impressive Templo de Santiago Apóstol in Tupataro.  Our next stop leads us to the quaint pottery village of Capula, which is famed for cazuelas, and more recently, Catrina dolls.

From Capula, we head to lunch in Cuitzeo del Porvenir, before exploring the quaint Pueblo Magico that is so often overlooked by visitors to the Lake Patzcuaro region, due to its' location.  An important religious centre during the days of Quiroga, one extra lovely aspect of visiting this beautiful village is crossing Lago de Cuitzeo watershed, where one will see fishermen and egrets among the reeds, along with other birdlife.  This tour begins at 9:00, returning to Patzcuaro by 6 PM.  This is a great day option for those transfering from Patzuaro to Morelia for the night.  

Please confirm your group size so we can offer you the correct price quote.

Nights/Days

1/1

Nearest Airport

Morelia

Group Size

Custom

Age Group

Custom

Price Per Person

From $1200