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Day of the Dead

OVERVIEW of the Day of the Dead Odyssey

DĂ­a de los Muertos

October 30th – November 3rd, 2019

Experience the Traditional Indigenous “DĂ­a de los Muertos”

The license plate of cars from Michoacán says “La Alma de Mexico,” which means “The Soul of Mexico.“ And it is true: the crafts, the traditions, the beauty of the state of Michoacán embody the essence of the many- faceted nation on our southern border. We offer this trip as a way for adventurous Northerners to experience the culture of our neighbor to the south, particularly at this time of year when the traditions are so rich and layered during the days of DĂ­a de los Muertos.

Three full days are set aside to visit different towns and villages and experience unique cultural traditions.  We’ve also included time to meet local people, time to swim, to sample delicious Mexican cooking, time to visit the major historical sites of Michoacán.  All this while being warmed by the Mexican sunshine.  Come join us on this late autumn adventure. Experience the beauty and profound cultural traditions of our southerly neighbors. In 2008, the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

ITINERARY

This itinerary focusses on Day of the Dead celebrations in Michoacán, Mexico around the area of Lake Patzcuaro with side trips to artisans, museums and ruins. We’ll meet in Morelia and travel to Santa Clara del Cobre. From there we’ll stay at cabins on Lake Zirahuen. On the day of the dead we’ll travel to Tzintzuntzan and spend the night on the island of Yunuen. This is a unique experience that you won’t want to miss.

October 30th – November 3rd, 2019

Day 1
Wednesday
October 30th
  • Meet in Morelia 9am
  • Santa Clara del Cobre – Copper workshop
  • Lake Zirahuen for lunch
  • Spend the night at cabins on the lake
Day 2
Thursday
October 31st
  • Breakfast
  • Tour of Lake Zirahuen
  • Lunch
  • Zirahuen village festival
  • Dinner
  • Spend the night at cabins on the lake
Day 3
Friday
November 1st
  • Breakfast
  • Tzintzuntzan
  • Ruins and Mirador del Lago
  • Lunch
  • Muso Convento
  • Dinner
  • Cemetery visit
  • Spend the night at cabins on Isla Yunuen
Day 4
Saturday
November 2nd
  • Breakfast
  • Patzcuaro
  • Artisans Market
  • Lunch
  • Biblioteca O’Gorman Mural
  • Lunch
  • Cemetery Visit
  • Spend the night at cabins on Isla Yunuen
Day 5
Sunday
November 3rd
  • Return to your starting point in Morelia

Group size limited to 10. Register now!

$600 per person (double occupancy) must be Paid in Full when booked.

20% discount if booked by October 22nd, 2019

TESTIMONIALS

DATES, PRICES & INFORMATION

Airfare not include.

Price includes accommodations and breakfast and all transportation to and from your starting point.

All other meals are at the travelers expense and we recommend that you plan on spending around 200 USD on food, incidentals and souvenirs during the trip. Travel insurance is recommended.

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