Easter Weekend in Patzcuaro~
       Unique Traditions, Artisan Masters, and Art Fair

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Join Travelian Tours for a wondrous small group tour of Patzcuaro, a picturesque colonial town in the mountains of Michoacan. Nestled in a lush pine forest on the southeast shore of Lake Patzcuaro at an elevation 7200 feet, this picuresque town is catalogued as one of Mexico’s “Pueblo Magicos” (magical towns).  Patzcuaro is remarkable for its rich historic heritage, as well as its plethora of artisan crafts. It is known for ceramics, lacquer work, carved wood, textiles and hammered copper.  Visit the pre-Colombian archeological site of Las Yacatas, and meet master artisans in the villages of Tzintzuntzan and Santa Clara del Cobre with an expert guide from Patzcuaro.  Easter weekend is filled with many processions in town and performances in the main square. The town is alive with art, music and delicious regional cuisine. Stay at a beautiful bed and breakfast only one block from Patzcuaro’s main square and all the action.

Join Travelian’s expert guides for this stunning festival in comfort and safety with a small group of curious travelers!


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Itinerary

Day one
TRAVEL DAY, ARTISAN MARKET, TRADITIONAL FIESTA
8:00 am Depart from St. Paul’s Church for Patzcuaro. A sack breakfast will be provided en route. Arrive in Patzcuaro and leave bags at Bed and Breakfast. Walk to a special restaurant for lunch*. Return to B and B and unpack. Meet in lobby for orientation and to receive maps. Enjoy exploring Patzcuaro’s annual spring arts and crafts fair as well as galleries and shops around the main plaza. Return to bed and breakfast and meet in the garden for a Traditional Regional Fiesta (cocktails, music, and dinner included)!

Day two
TZINTZUNTZAN, ARCHEOLOGY, TRADITIONAL PROCESSION, MARKET AND MASTER ARTISANS
7:30-8:00 Breakfast at B and B. 9:00 Meet our guide in the lobby and depart for Tzintzuntzan. Explore the sacred ceremonial center of the pre-Columbian Tarascan empire known as Las Yacatas. Visit town to witness the Salida de Penitentes from the chapel, visit the Ex-Convento of San Francisco. Go to the market and visit master artisans. Depart for Patzcuaro. Lunch will be provided en route. Return to B and B. Rest or have more time to visit points of interest in Patzcuaro. Meet in lobby and walk to special restaurant for dinner*.

Day three
SANTA CLARA DEL COBRE’S COPPERSMITH WORKSHOPS AND MASTERS AND PATZCUARO’S ARTISAN MARKET, GALLERIES AND ARCHITECTURE AND PROCESSION OF SILENCE
8:00 Breakfast at B and B. 9:30 Meet guide in the lobby and depart for Santa Clara del Cobre to visit coppersmith masters’ workshops. Visit the town and have time to shop for copper pieces. Return to Patzcuaro for lunch*. Explore town and visit markets, exhibitions, and Patzcuaro’s many points of interest. At dusk, witness Patzcuaro’s famous “Procession of Silence,” then walk to a special restaurant for dinner*.

Day four
TRAVEL DAY, LAST MINUTE SIGHT SEEING, SHOPPING AND FAREWELL LUNCHEON
8:00- 8:30 Breakfast at B and B. This morning is your free morning to visit the Artisan Market, explore town, or take photos. Return to B and B. Check out and walk to a special restaurant for a “Farewell Luncheon”*. Depart for San Miguel de Allende. Arrive in San Miguel (St. Paul’s Church) late that afternoon.

   asterisk Meals marked with an asterisk are not included in the trip's fee.
       This Itinerary is subject to changes without prior notification.

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   What's included

   Accommodation (3 nights)
   Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and the Traditional Fiesta Dinner on the first night
   Private sightseeing, including all entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary
   Local Tour Guides
   Comfortable private transportation with driver
   Tipping & porterage taken care of by tour leaders along the way
   Travelian Tour Leaders
   Tour limited to 11 travelers

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Reservation, Payment and Cancellation Policies title
To reserve a travel space it is required to make a non-refundable deposit of $250 USD per person for each trip.

Reservations will be confirmed once your non-refundable $250 USD deposit has been received.

Booking and cancellation policies
We accept payments by:
bullet Credit Card (PayPal) through our Online Booking System
bullet MXN Cash (Mexican Pesos) Read More
bullet USD Wire Transfers Read More
bullet Checks (No US Bank Checks please) Read More

Trip form
Please remember that each traveler must turn in a signed Trip Form
(Except users of our Online Booking System) 

Instructions for Trip Form:
 bullet Download this link: Trip form
 bullet Print it, fill it out and sign it
 bullet You may scan it and email it to us at: irais@travelian.com.mx
    OR
 bullet Put your Trip Form, your phone number, and email address inside an envelope
 bullet Seal the envelope and address it to: Travelian PMB 214-B
 bullet If you are in San Miguel de Allende, deliver the envelope to: La Conexion on Aldama #3
 bullet If you are in United States or in Canada or another country outside Mexico, mail it to:
    Rodrigo Lopez / Travelian PMB # 214-B
    220 N. Zapata Hwy. # 11
    Laredo, TX 78043-4464

Cancellation Policy
If a traveler cancels a reservation 65 days or more before the departure date, a refund will be made of the amount paid in excess of the $250 USD non-refundable deposit.
If a traveler cancels a reservation less than 65 days before the departure date, no refund will be made of any payments received.
If you are able to find a traveler to fill your space, or Travelian is able to fill the space from a waiting list, we'll refund 100% of any payments you have made.
If Travelian does not have the minimum number of travelers necessary for this trip, the trip will have to be cancelled, and you will receive a full refund of any payments you have made.

We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance for your protection.
    Here are links for providers we recommend:
    www.insuremytrip.com
    www.allianztravelinsurance.com
    www.travelguard.com


Payment with credit card
    To pay with credit card, please use our Online Booking System it's very simple.


Payment with cash (only mxn pesos)
    At the moment we can only accept cash payments in pesos.
    All cash payments must be delivered to Rodrigo Lopez personally:
    bullet rodrigo@travelian.com.mx


Payment by wire transfer
    To pay by wire transfer from a U.S. Bank in U.S. Dollars, please use this information:

    bullet Beneficiary: Intercam Casa de Bolsa, S.A. de C.V.
    bullet Address of beneficiary:  Rio Tiber No. 67   Col. Cuauhtemoc   06500 Mexico, D.F.
    bullet Account No. 8900720557
    bullet ABA (Routing): 021 000 018 (for domestic transfers, within the USA)
    bullet Bank: Bank of New York Mellon
    bullet Branch address:  1 Wall Street 19th floor   New York, N.Y.   10015 U.S.A.
    bullet For further credit to: Rodrigo Lopez

       Please notify us, of the expecting wire transfers so that we can identify
       them immediately.

       For any questions regarding this matter, please contact us
       Phone: +52 (415) 120 0307

       To to download or print this information about Wire Transfers, please click here.


Payment with check (don't send US checks please)
     If using a bank account from Canada or another country (except USA), please make
     your checks payable to: Rodrigo Ulises Lopez Valdes

    bullet Put your check, Trip Form, your phone number, and email address inside an envelope
    bullet Seal the envelope and address it to: Travelian PMB 214-B
    bullet If you are in SMA, deliver the envelope to: La Conexion on Aldama #3
    bullet If you are in United States or in Canada or another country outside Mexico, mail it to:
       Rodrigo Lopez / Travelian PMB # 214-B
       220 N. Zapata Hwy. # 11
       Laredo, TX 78043-4464

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What to take
We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry.
A good size daypack is also essential.

Check list
bullet Official ID your current Passport, Mexican residency ID (copies are fine)
bullet Original INAPAM ID (if you have one)
bullet Allow $ 150-200 USD for meals not included
bullet Water Bottle
bullet Binoculars
bullet Camera
bullet Flashlight
bullet Hat
bullet Sunblock
bullet Sunglasses
bullet Umbrella and rain gear
bullet Hiking sticks
bullet Insect repellent
bullet Day pack
bullet Light-weight walking/hiking shoes
bullet A fleece garment can be useful in case of chilly mornings
bullet Pack your binoculars, toiletries and travel documents in your day pack, a supply of
   resealable plastic storage bags can be handy for storing food items from the breakfast,
   to be used as mid-morning snacks
bullet Be sure to bring your own kleenex and small change for bathroom fees
bullet Money belt
bullet Personal prescription drugs
bullet First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or
   similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder)


Duration
4 days

Travel style
Folk Art, Colonial Towns, Festivities

Trip type
Small Group
Limited to 11 Travelers

Physical demands


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Contact us for further assistance: reservations@travelian.com.mx

+52 (415) 120 0307
+52 (415) 100 2798