FROM SEA TO SKY
Sunset from Playa Blanca, Guerrero
Sea to Sky
Zihuatanejo Return - 5 Nights
Based on 2 People per room. If you are friends who prefer to have separate accommodations or are travelling alone, please contact us about our rates for single travellers.
2 Guests - $48,000 ($24,000 Each)
4 Guests - $68,000 ($17,000 Each)
6 Guests - $84,000 ($14,000 Each)
Transportation including Tolls & Gas
Professional, Licensed Guide
Entrance Fees to:
Tingambato Archaeological Site
Tzintzuntzan Archaeological Site
Ihuatzio Archaeological Site
El Rosario Butterfly Reserve
Cupatitzio National Park
5 Nights Accommodations
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Lunch or Dinner
Spa Pools & Treatments at Agua Blanca Resort
Horseback Riding at El Rosario
Three Night Get-Away
Your journey begins at 8AM from Zihuatanejo. Your guide will take you first to Tingambato on the outskirts of Uruapan to explore the Archaeological site by the same name. Head to Rancho la Mesa for lunch overlooking beautiful Lake Patzcuaro before visiting Tzintzuntzan to visit a second Purepecha archaeological site and former convent of Santa Ana and the Open Chapel, where the oldest olive trees of the Americas still grow. Arrive in Morelia around 6:30 PM on time for dinner.
We recommend Lu Restaurant on the Plaza for your first night. Please note: Tell your waiter your table gets a free dessert for being guests of Casona Rosa.
La Ruta Don Vasco
Head out today to explore part of La Ruta Don Vasco. This famous historic course starts in the famous Catrina town of Capula, first visiting Juan Torres Studio before exploring the town. Depart for lunch at Chef Diego’s Molcajetes for lunch, and then move on to Santa Fe de Laguna just a few minutes away.
Your guide will then drive along the idyllic Mexican Riviera to the archaeological site of Ihuatzio. From Ihuatzio, visit award winning international embroidery artist Teofila Servin in Sanabria before returning to Morelia for dinner.
El Rosario Reserve
This morning begins a little earlier than usual, at 7:30 AM. We will have breakfast of fruit salad, granola and yogourt ready for 7 AM. Drive directly to Angangueo and have some snacks in the market before heading into the reserve. You may choose to ride both ways, one way or simply walk. Horseback riding is great for beginners, as there are platforms for easy mounting/dismounting. The reserve is very steep, but the ride is only about 10-15 minutes. We recommend bringing a bandana to tie around your nose and mouth, as the horses kick up extensive dust. Seated at an altitude of 10,000, but the time you climb up through the pine forest, you will be closer to 11,000 feet – so it can be cold and hard to breathe. If you are walking up, you may like to have a walking stick as it is steep and also hard on the knees when you descend.
Visiting the reserve can certainly cause some aches and pains, whether you walk or ride – and there just happens to be a remedy nearby. Return to the parking lot by 1 PM and head to the therapeutic hot springs at Agua Blanca Resort in Jungapeo. If you would like to book spa treatments, please contact us ahead of time so we can make an appointment for you. Departing Jungapeo by 4 PM puts you back in Morelia around 6:45 PM.
Monarca Butterfly Reserve
La Ruta Don Vasco
This morning, your tour departs at 9 AM, stopping briefly at the Templo de Santiago Apostle in Tupataro. This historical church is very small, featuring burial floor-boards and an intensely painted ceiling. From Tupataro, the small furniture making town of Cuanajo is only about ten minutes away. You will arrive in the Pueblos Magicos Santa Clara del Cobre at approximately 11:30 to watch and partake in a copper demonstration. If you are interested in purchasing copper pieces, your guide will take you to the Perez Family home first, as we encourage purchasing directly from artists whenever possible. If you are not interested in purchasing copper pieces, we will leave the artists to their work and go straight to the intriguing copper shops lining the plaza area. At 2, depart for La Tradicion Restaurante in Patzcuaro to explore traditional Michoacan gastronomy of the Tierre Caliente region. Known for being flavourful, but not spicy, this is an authentic Mexican food experience. After exploring the Pueblos Magicos town of Patzcuaro, your guide will return you to Morelia around 6:30 PM.
The Aristocrat City
Your guide will take you on a walking tour of the city from 9-1 PM. This will be especially informative for those who have never visited Morelia before; however, if you have been to Morelia, we can arrange for you to have a walking tour of the Independencia Mercado – or you may simply opt for free time in the city.
If you have visited Morelia before and would like to arrange a cooking class or other activity, please let us know! Extra charges would apply.
City Life - Morelia, Michoacan
There & Back Again
Today you will depart Morelia at 9 AM for Uruapan. Visit the art gallery in the Textile Mill then head to Cupatitzio National Park for lunch and afternoon stroll in this mystical, cobble-stoned park of water fountains.
Depart Uruapan around 2 PM and arrive in Zihuatanejo around 5:30.