Charter Club Tours


sixteenth century magic town


July 15 – 18, 2021
4 days – 3 nights

Patzcuaro is an undeniably beautiful town full of elegant colonial architecture, vibrant markets and strong indigenous traditions. The first Bishop of Michoacan, Vasco de Quiroga, not only evangelized and defended the indigenous peoples of Patzcuaro; he built schools and hospitals there. Vasco de Quiroga carried out extensive and surprising social work in the town, pitting him against the authorities and even the clergy, whom, with the support of King Charles V of Spain, Quiroga stubbornly resisted.

House of the eleven Patios. Building dating from the 18th century was first inhabited by the Dominican sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena. Its original design featured eleven courtyards (hence the name); currently it has only five. One of the buildings main features is its baroque style bathroom, in addition to its beautiful arches.
During the sixties the construction was rescued and restored with the purpose of turning it into an artisan center and sell regional products. Nowadays, its patios host all sorts of art and crafts exhibitions.

Gertrudis Bocanegra Public Library.Its construction dates back to 1576 and it was originally built to house the Convent of the Augustinians. In 1882 the State Government sold the majority of the property and by 1938, under the orders of Lázaro Cárdenas, the Gertrudis Bocanegra Public Library was established. In addition to having cultural value by itself it shelters a mural panted by the renowned Juan O ‘Gorman.
The mural tells the story of Michoacan and covers the entire north wall. It measures 14 meters high by 12.7 meters wide.

Santa Clara (Copper Town) This town is internationally renowned for its products made of copper, obtained from the local mines. For many years the artisans have mastered and perfected the techniques for working copper. There are several artisans that offer a wide variety of products, such as glazed vases, pots, plates, saucepans and many other decorative objects.The prices for the different products are very reasonable considering all the work put into each piece. Don’t forget to buy an original copper item created 100% by the artisans of this region.

Tzintzuntzan (Straw & Pottery Market) Place of hummingbirds. Tzintzuntzan is practically a synonym for Purepecha. It was once the capital of their empire, was the contact point with European Conquistadors, and is today a sanctuary to their memory. Traditions here go back far in time. Working with plant fibers is the specialty in this town, and creativity has soared. In the market, and if what you are looking for is a lucky charm, you can find the classical petatillo fish, as well as basketry of every kind, table cloths, various objects and even zoomorphic sculptures of monkeys, horses or cows. Textiles with Pre-Hispanic motifs and pottery pieces are also available because, as we know, each town around the lake has its specialty

 Tour Includes:
• Breakfast
• Transportation
• Tour guide
• Escorted tours

• All tours in the region
• Entrance fees

 Patzcuaro City
• Tzintzuntzan
• Santa Clara del Cobre

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
Face masks required for travelers and staff inside the vehicle and in public areas
Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

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Tour Cost
Double Occupancy
$ 12,750 Pesos per person
$ 635 USD approximately 
Single Supplement
$ 4,750  Pesos
$ 235 USD approximately

Credit Cards Welcome

with a 5% surcharge

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