Day 1: Melaque to Morelia
Outward travel from Melaque to Morelia. Includes a walking tour of the historic centre upon arrival.
Day 2: El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Reserve
A day spent in the protected biosphere reserve to visit where the monarch populations spend their winters.
Day 3: Capula & Pátzcuaro
A morning spent in Capula, including a visit to a local artisan clay workshop who’s specialty is making clay Catrinas, followed by an afternoon exploring the Pueblo Mágico of Pátzcuaro. Walking tour of the centre included.
Day 4: Santa Clara del Cobre & Tzintzuntzan
A morning in Santa Clara del Cobre to learn about local copper production with a live demonstration in one of the workshops here. In the afternoon, an optional visit out to the previous capital of the P’urhépecha Empire, Tzintzuntzan, including a tour of the archaeological site here and time in the local markets.
Day 5: Return travel & Tlaquepaque
A morning in Pátzcuaro before our return journey to the coast,