Day 1: Melaque to Tlalpujahua
Departing early from Melaque, we will arrive in the magical Christmas town of Tlalpujahua in the late afternoon. After check-in at the hotel, we will take a slow and leisurely guided tour of this small pueblo that lights up in December, stopping to view the beautiful Christmas lights that adorn the centre.
Day 2: Feria de la Esfera, Artisan workshops, & Capula
After breakfast we’ll head over to some of the workshops where the beautiful glass Christmas decorations that the town is known for are made. Next, we’ll venture over to the Feria de la Esfera, a huge fair where you’ll be able to buy your own ornaments!
After lunch, we’ll journey onto Pátzcuaro where we will spend the night, but not before making a stop in Capula, home to the clay Catrina. We’ll visit one of the local workshops here to see how these haunting and detailed ladies and gentlemen are made, as well as have the opportunity to shop for your own.
We’ll spend the night in Pátzcuaro, a beautiful Pueblo Mágico, which typically has festive markets around the squares to mark the Christmas period.
Day 3: Pátzcuaro, Ocumicho, Baracho, & Zamora
After breakfast, our local guide will give a tour of the town, as well as taking us to some of the best markets and shopping areas in Pátzcuaro centre.
Mid-morning, we’ll head to the other side of the state, to the small town of Ocumicho where the famous pottery “litte devils” are made, visiting a local workshop to see the creation process.
Next we’ll scoot on over to Paracho, a small town known for it’s mastery crafting of guitars. We’ll pay a visit to another local workshop and learn about the precision and skill that goes into making some of the most beautiful instruments.
We’ll spend the night in the border town of Zamora, a town known for it’s many churches, including the tallest one in Mexico.
Accommodation: Zamora de Hidalgo
Day 4: Zamora, Tlaquepaque, & return travel
Before we depart to Tlaquepaque later in the morning, we’ll take you on a small walking tour of the town of Zamora, including a stop at the tallest cathedral in Mexico. We’ll then head to Tlaquepaque for lunch and to give you the opportunity to explore the many shops and galleries on the main stretch which is typically decorated during this festive time.
We’ll head back to the coast late in the afternoon, arriving back in the evening with a bus full of goodies!