Muerte en Mexico III: A Special Field Trip to Visit the Patzcuaro Riviera, the Most Emblematic Site to Celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico. Sunday October 30 – Thursday November 3
A 4-day trip to Mexico put together by Mexican writer and scholar Salvador Olguín.
Dates: October 30 – November 3 2016 (**Must reserve by June 3)
Includes: Visit to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Mexico City’s Historic Center and the colonial city of Morelia. And for the grand finale, an unforgettable all-night tour of Janitzio Island, located in the Lake of Patzcuaro, for the indigenous Purepecha Night of the Dead festival.
Cost: $775.00 USD (includes all hotels in double-rooms, luxury ground transportation, special all night long tour of the Patzcuaro Lake Riviera, with dinner and traditional beverages, guided visits, and breakfasts; airfares not included). Email email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: A non-refundable down payment of $375.00 required by June 3 to reserve. Space limited to 35 people. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
This Halloween season join Morbid Anatomy and Salvador Olguín for a very special 4-day, 5-night trip to Mexico for our favorite holiday, Dia de Muertos.
Last year’s trip took us to Mexico City and Oaxaca. This year we will visit the beautiful historic city of Morelia and the Patzcuaro Lake Riviera, the most emblematic site to celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico, definitively a most for Day of the Dead enthusiasts! Our journey will take us to two Day of the Dead celebrations, special tours, museums, colonial palaces, hidden corners, markets selling Day of the Dead and Santa Muerte artifacts, churches, cemeteries, and, throughout, great regional cuisine, and drinks! There is no experience like crossing the waters of the Patzcuaro Lake by night to reach the idyllic island of Janitzio, where we will entirely submerge ourselves and integrate with its unique take on the festival’s tradition, its atmosphere and its people. Drinking ceremonial charandas by the Patzcuaro Riviera view will prepare us to experience Janitztio’s Animecha Kejtziatakua, “The Night of the Dead” as the Purepecha natives call it.
A bus trip to three major Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, Morelia, and the Island of Janitzio, as well as other amenities (museums, markets, food vendors, etc.) aboard our exclusive luxury bus. Places of interest include:
In Mexico City
¥ El Templo Mayor Museum and Archeological Site
¥ The Monumental Day of the Dead Offering at El Zocalo
¥ The Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral
¥ Dolores Cemetery
¥ The Santa Muerte shrine in Tepito
¥ The citywide Day of the Dead celebrations at the unparalleled Historic Center of Morelia. You will be able to admire the Monumental offerings at the former Convent of Del Carmen and the Cathedral of Morelia, as well as the Catrinas Exhibition throughout the entire Centro Historico. You will enjoy traditional performances at the Arms and Martyrs Square, Day of the Dead festivals on Calzada Fray Antonio, and night tours of the Municipal Cemetery. Enjoy the music, traditions, drinks, aromas and flavors of the kitchens of Morelia that fuse the ancestral culinary secrets of the Purepechas with the new ingredients and spices brought by the Spanish at the time of the Conquest of Mexico.
¥ Day of the Dead Celebrations at the Panteon Municipal.
¥ The Del Carmen Ex Convent and The Cathedral of Morelia Monumental offerings.
¥ The Mercado de Dulces and Valentín Gomez Farias crafts and food markets.
¥ A plethora of museums, art galleries, stores and other places for shopping sugar skulls, art-crafts and curiosities.
¥ The Patzcuaro Lake – Janitzio Island tour to take part in what is perhaps the most renowned Day of the Day in the world: The Purepecha Animecha Kejtziatakua or “The Night of the Dead.”
¥ October 30 – Mexico City
We recommend arriving in Mexico City early so you can go out and enjoy the sites around our Hotel, located in the heart of the Centro Historico, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will be blocks away from the Zocalo plaza, where you can admire mesmerizing monumental Day of the Dead Offerings. Also a few blocks away: The Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, the Templo Mayor of the Aztecs, the Art Nouveau Bellas Artes Palace, the Mariachi-laden Garibaldi Plaza, the Santa Muerte shrine in Tepito, and other amazing landmarks.
October 31 – Morelia
At 10 am, after having breakfast in our Mexico City Hotel, we will ride our luxury bus towards the Colonial City of Morelia, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will be staying at the hotel Mision Catedral. The hotel is housed in a 16th century colonial mansion just across the street from the Baroque-style Morelia Cathedral and the Arms and Martyrs Square. We will spend the night of Halloween as well as the morning and the afternoon of November the First in Morelia so you can enjoy the festivities, Day of the Dead altars, museums, convents, and festivals the city has to offer. Local, English-speaking guides will be available to point out sites of interest, and to answer all of your questions.
November 1st – Patzcuaro-Janitzio
The highlight of our tour will be a twelve-hour tour along the Patzcuaro Lake Riviera, culminating with a midnight trip across the lake to the island town of Janitzio. We will enjoy a traditional dinner accompanied by charandas, ceremonial alcoholic beverages. It will be a night to remember.
November 2nd – Back to Morelia
You will have one more day to explore the hidden treasures and unparallel colonial atmosphere of Morelia. The Aqueduct, the Candy Museum, and the Valentin Gomez Farias Market are must-see sites.
November 3rd – Back to Mexico City
Our luxury bus will drive us back to Mexico City after breakfast. The night of November 3rd is included at the same hotel. We recommend you use this day to go shopping and bring lots of souvenirs back home. This day marks the end of our tour. For more information, contact email@example.com
Cost: $775.00 USD – airfares not included, non-refundable down payment of $375.00 required by June 3 to reserve. Space limited to 35 people. Send payments via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
The $775 fee covers land transportation in a luxury bus, traveler insurance, lodging (double rooms at hotels), taxes, breakfasts, guided tours, tickets to museums, special visits to some of the sites, and special treats. Airfares not included.