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8-Day Mexico City, Morelia, Tzintzuntzan, Paracho, Los Azufres and Cuitzeo Tour from Mexico City

Tour Code: 484-9366
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Mexico City, Mexico
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8 Days 7 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Mexico City (National Museum of Anthropology, Xochimilco), Morelia, Patzcuaro.

  • Get to know diverse Mexico City, the largest and one of the oldest cities in Latin America
  • Walk around impressive UNESCO-listed colonial center of Morelia
  • Get charmed by beautiful Janitzio, the main island of Lake Patzcuaro
  • Hike in Paricutin, the youngest volcano in the Western Hemisphere

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    Day 1

    Mexico City

    Today we will meet the group and tour guide at our hotel in Mexico City in the evening. Then we will make a welcome meeting, optional welcome & get-together with the group in one of local restaurants or bars.
    Standard Hotel: conveniently located, locally-owned hotel in Mexico City
    Day 2

    Mexico City

    Today we will spend the whole day exploring Mexico City: we will go for a walking tour of Historic Centre of Mexico City, then take a boat tour at Xochimilco. Afterwards we will take a guided tour in National Anthropology Museum. Then we could enjoy dinner at your own expenses & get-together with the group in the evening.
    • Mexico City, MX

      The capital of Mexico and one of the most important economic centers in the world traces its history back to the year 1351 and the Aztec empire's famous Tenochtitlan. It is a center of world history and Mexican culture.

      Xochimilco

      Xochimilco is the Historic Center of Mexico City. Situated on the southern shore of Lake Xochimilco, the borough is best known for its canal system and trajinera rides (gondola-like boats). This popular tourist attraction provides fascinating atmosphere, food, and music.

      National Museum of Anthropology

      National Museum of Anthropology is the largest and most visited museum in Mexico. It contains the world's largest collection of ancient Mexican art and also has ethnographic exhibits about Mexico's present-day indigenous groups.
    Standard Hotel: conveniently located, locally-owned hotel in Mexico City
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 3

    Mexico City - Tlalpujahua - Morelia (224 km)

    In the morning, we will go to Tlalpujahua. We will visit local mining museum, take a walking tour around the historic center and then enjoy optional lunch. Then we will continue to Morelia. After that, we will check-in our hotel and walk around the historic center. In the evening we will enjoy dinner & get-together with the group in one of local restaurants/bars.
    • Tlalpujahua, MX

      The town is located in the far northeast of the state of Michoacan in central Mexico. It is an old mining town among pine mountainous forests known for its impressive colonial architecture and majestic pink-stone sanctuary.
    • Morelia, MX

      In 1991, the Mexico city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved colonial buildings and layout of the historic center.
    Standard Hotel: conveniently located, locally-owned hotel or guest house in Morelia
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 4

    Morelia - Tzintzuntzan - Janitzio - Patzcuaro (58 km)

    In the morning we will go to Tzintzuntzan. After a walking tour around the town and visit to nearby pyramids, we will take a boat to Isla de Janitzio - the main island of Lake Patzcuaro. In the afternoon, we will go to Patzcuaro: check-in, rest and also enjoy an evening walking tour around the historic center. Then we could have an optional dinner & get-together with the group in one of the local restaurants or bars.
    • Tzintzuntzan, MX

      It is best known as the former capital of the Tarascan state until it was conquered by the Spanish in the 1520s. Today, Tzintzuntzan is a small town with two major attractions, the archeological site of Tzintzuntzan and the former monastery complex of San Francisco.
    • Isla de Janitzio, MX

      The main island of Lake Pátzcuaro in the state of Michoacán, Mexico. The town of Janitzio is located atop the hill. Janitzio can only be reached by boats which run regularly back and forth from about 7:30 am to 6 pm, accessible from Patzcuaro's pier (embarcadero).
    • Patzcuaro, MX

      A large and picturesque colonial town located in the state of Michoacan. The town was founded sometime in the 1320s.
    Standard Hotel: conveniently located, locally-own hotel or guest house in Pátzcuaro
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 5

    Patzcuaro - Paricutin Volcano - Uruapan (149 km)

    In the morning we will go to Angahuan, a starting point for a 6-hour hiking to Paricutin. 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. After that, we will go back to Angahuan, which is a traditional Purepecha community. After an optional lunch and orientation walk around the village, we will go to Uruapan where will take a walking tour around the historic center, enjoy an optional dinner and then get-together with the group in one of the local restaurants or bars.
    • Patzcuaro, MX

      A large and picturesque colonial town located in the state of Michoacan. The town was founded sometime in the 1320s.
    • Paricutin Volcano, MX

      Although the larger region still remains highly active volcanically, Paricutin is now dormant and has become a tourist attraction, with people climbing the volcano and visiting the hardened lava-covered ruins of the San Juan Parangaricutiro Church. In 1997, CNN included Paricutin in its list of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
    • Uruapan, MX

      The second largest city in the Mexican state of Michoacan. Since the colonial period, it has been an important city economically due to its location. The city was conquered by the Spanish in 1522, when the last Purépecha ruler fled the Pátzcuaro area to here.
    Standard Hotel: conveniently located, locally-own hotel/guest house in Uruapan
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 6

    Uruapan - Paracho - Camecuaro National Park - Zamora (72 km)

    We will start the day by visiting Barranca del Cupatitzio. Then we will go to Paracho, a small town famous for handcrafting the best guitars in the world. Afterwards we will continue to visit a beautiful lake called Camecuaro. After a picturesque hiking, we will go on a boat ride on the lake and enjoy optional lunch. We will then go to Zamora for check-in and enjoy rest time of the day.
    • Uruapan, MX

      The second largest city in the Mexican state of Michoacan. Since the colonial period, it has been an important city economically due to its location. The city was conquered by the Spanish in 1522, when the last Purépecha ruler fled the Pátzcuaro area to here.

      Barranca del Cupatitzio National Park

      The park is known for its abundant streams and springs, many of which cascade down the sides of the ravine to form small waterfalls. Inside, the ground is soft and wet, with broad-leafed temperate and tropical vegetation, various walking paths near the river, and a number of artificial fountains built on the sides of the ravine to take advantage of natural water flows.
    • Paracho de Verduzco, MX

      A small city located in Michoacán, Mexico well known throughout both Mexico and elsewhere in the world as a hub of lutherie. This is because the town's craftsmen are reputed to make the best sounding guitars and vihuelas in all of Mexico. The town is full of music shops that sell handmade stringed instruments.
    • Lago de Camecuaro National Park, MX

      The Park consists of 9.65 hectares (23.8 acres) of protected area including Camécuaro Lake which is supplied by a series of natural springs.

      Camecuaro

      The lake in Lago de Camecuaro National Park is popular due to crystal clear water and the beautiful vegetation that surrounds the lake. Even though the lake is relatively small, many photographers from all over Mexico come to take professional photographs that capture the parks picturesque views.
    Standard Hotel: conveniently located, locally-own hotel/guest house in Zamora
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 7

    Zamora - Cuitzeo - Los Azufres (188 km)

    In the morning go to Cuitzeo. Upon a walking tour around its historic center, we will go to Los Azufres. There you can relax your body and mind with thermal water, massages, traditional temazcal, and other medical procedures. Optional farewell dinner & get-together in the local restaurant in the evening.
    • Cuitzeo, MX

      A quiet town in the north of the Mexican state of Michoacan. It offers a charming view of where the land meets the sky and a lake resembling a giant mirror named Lake Cuitzeo.
    • Ciudad Hidalgo, MX

      It is a city located in a rural, mountainous area. While most of the city consists of modern buildings, its principal monument is the 16th-century church and former monastery of San Jose.

      Los Azufres Park

      The Los Azufres Park is known for its thermal waters heated by an inactive volcano. Here you can visit and enjoy a number of spas.
    Standard Hotel: eco-cabins in Los Azufres spa resort
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 8

    Los Azufres - Mexico City (122 km)

    Today we will head to Mexico City in the morning. In winter, we will visit nearby Monarch Butterfly UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. In summer, we will visit nearby Angangueo instead: walking tour around the historic center and optional lunch. We will arrival in Mexico City in the afternoon.
    • Mexico City, MX

      The capital of Mexico and one of the most important economic centers in the world traces its history back to the year 1351 and the Aztec empire's famous Tenochtitlan. It is a center of world history and Mexican culture.

      Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

      A World Heritage Site containing most of the over-wintering sites of the eastern population of the monarch butterfly. The biosphere’s mission is to protect the butterfly species and its habitat.

      Winter only

    • Angangueo, MX

      A town noted for its history of mining and its location in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.It is located in high rugged forested mountains, with the town in a small canyon.The town was officially founded shortly after a large mineral deposit was discovered in the area in the very late 18th century.
    Breakfast: Included
    • Departure & Return

    • Departure: Guests should meet the tour guide and your group directly at the hotel on first day. Please contact with us about the exact departure details in advance after your booking confirmed.
    • Return: Guests will be dropped off at the meeting point of day 1. For guests who are going to fly out of Mexico, we suggest you book your return flight after 6:00pm last day.
    • Price Includes

    • 7 days breakfasts
    • 7 nights accommodation in conveniently located, locally-owned hotels/B&Bs/guest houses
    • Transportation via private vehicle/van/mini-coach during the whole tour
    • English & Spanish Bilingual guide/Tour Leader during the whole tour
    • Activities: boat tour in Xochimilco; boat tour to Janitzio; hiking & horse-riding tour to Paricutin Volcano; hiking & boat ride in Camecuaro National Park; access to spa facilities in Los Azufres.
    • Guided visits: National Museum of Anthropology (Mexico City); Museo de la Mina las Dos Estrellas (Tlalpujahua); Tzintzuntzan Archaeological Zone; Barranca del Cupatitzio National Park; Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (December-February).
    • Price Excludes

    • Airport pick-up/drop-off service
    • Flight ticket
    • Entrance fees (unless specified)
    • Meal & drinks (unless specified)
    • Tips
    • Travel insurance
    • Other activities
    • Any personal expenses
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    • 60 days or more prior to departure - No cancellation penalty.
    • 30-59 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
    • 15-29 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    • Less than 15 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount
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    Cancellation penalties of all extra services booked with us (airport transfers, pre and post night accommodations, single room surcharge and additional activities):

    • 31 days or more prior to departure - No cancellation penalty.
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    NOTE: There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties. We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

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