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MUERTOS

AT SUNRISE

NOV 2, 2023                    CULTURAL OBSERVATION                    $ 1600 MXN      

PHOTOS

"If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.· "

- A.A. Milne

Step away from the maddening crowds and into a mezmerizing experience on Lake Patzcuaro.  From the dense darkness of early morning, lit by thousands of burning candles, to the break of dawn, when the mists rise from the lake, with the living - the cusp of night and day is sacred.

Depart Morelia by 2:45 AM for an early morning experience in the cemeteries of Cucuchucho and the Island of Pacanda.  As the tourists return to the city in their massive tour buses, you will be arriving for the quietest time of morning, when it is still dark to witness the cemeteries bright with candlelight, and arriving to the island for sunrise will fill your hearts with special moments you will never forget.  

Quick Information

START:  Morelia & Patzcuaro

FINISH:  Patzcuaro & Morelia

DATE:  November 2, 2023

GROUP:  10 Guests

PRICE:  $1600 MXN

APPROXIMATE PRICE IN USD: $100.00

APPROXIMATE PRICE IN CAD: $125.00

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QUICK INFO
ITINERARY

Trip Itinerary

Noche de Muertos

November 2, 2023

Departure Location:  Morelia

 

Depart Morelia by 2:45 AM for Noche de Muertos, stopping first in Patzcuaro, then departing for the Cucuchucho cemetery when it is still dark.  The crowds will be thinning, as this is the time of morning when the large tour buses start leaving, making this an ideal time of day to experience this.

From Cucuchucho, head to the boat docks of Ucaztanastacua, and head to Isla de Pacanda for sunrise in the cemetery.  This will be a really beautiful time of day to witness this observation, as the dim light of day will offer contrasting visibility.  The elders will be waking, and families will still be gathered, as this observation continues throughout the day.

Returning from Pacanda, your final stop will be in Tzintzuntzan, before heading back to Patzcuaro and Morelia.  This tour should return to the city around 12 PM.

Why Sunrise?  The numbers of tourists coming for Dia de Muertos in recent years has spiked to the point of very long traffic waits, long lines for boat rides, and an overwhelming number of foreigners in the cemeteries.  We decided to take pressure away from the peak time for the large tour companies, and offer our guests something more intimate and special, at a time of day when there are fewer crowds, and most of what you can observe is authentic.

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Your Guide

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YOUR GUIDE
GETTING HERE

Getting Here

BPlane
 
Morelia has an international airport, or you can fly into CDMX, Leon and Guadalajara, then commute by bus or private driver to our area.

BBus

Buses to Morelia arrive from all major cities in central Mexico.   Please contact us for more information.

 
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CONSIDERATIONS

Tour Considerations

Photographs

Taking Photographs in cemeteries and during celebrations is permitted, but please do not take close-up photographs of the locals without permission.  Please refrain from using your flash.


La Catrina Costumes

Face-paint is reserved for our Catrina Party, which takes place on October 28, 2023 this year.  We do not allow our guests to wear face-paint into the cemeteries, as this is not in adherence with traditional indigenous practices.


It's Rainy Season

Please be prepared for rain.  Sturdy footware/boots are recommended as the cemeteries can get extremely slippery when muddy.  We recommend rain gear, umbrella, and warm layers.


Children will Trick or Treat

Some indigenous children are now permitted by their parents to dress up like Catrina during Muertos, but this is still not practiced by teenagers, adults or elders.  As the parents permit their children to trick-or-treat, guests are welcome to bring candies or pesos for the kids.


Bathrooms Cost Money

Bathrooms cost around 5 pesos to use, and though they are available, they are not in all locations.  Please ask your guides for assistance.  
 
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Price & Inclusions

Price  

 

$1600 MXN per person

Group size is limited to 10

Included

All Van Transport & Guided Services from Morelia

Boat passage to Isla de Pacanda

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Please bring snacks and money for food.  There will be plenty of food being offered near the cemeteries, but bringing yogurt or fruit for breakfast is advised.

Tips for your Guides are not included

Reserve Tour

Total Price:  $1600 MXN

Deposit:  $400 MXN

The deposit is non-refundable

Full non-refundable balance is due by October 2, 2023

Payment Methods

PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR RESERVATION WITH US BEFORE MAKING DEPOSIT 

Canadians can e-transfer deposit to coppermoontravels@protonmail.com

All guests can make deposit through WISE by following this link:

https://wise.com/invite/u/jenniferb907

We now have STRIPE available.  All transactions are subject to an additional 4% to cover our processing fees.

Questions?

Please contact Jennifer at coppermoontravels@protonmail.com

RESERVATIONS
PAYMENT METHODS
INCLUSIONS
CONTACT US

DIA DE MUERTOS 2023

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HIDDEN TREASURES

Patzcuaro, Michoacan

OCT 28-NOV 2, 2023

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VIGIL DE ANGELITOS

Morelia & Patzcuaro

Oct 31, 2023

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CATRINA PARTY

Patzcuaro, Michoacan

OCT 28, 2023

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ALTAR PROCESSION

Morelia, Michoacan

Nov 1, 2023

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ALTAR PARTY

Patzcuaro, Michoacan

OCT 31, 2023

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MUERTOS SUNRISE

Morelia & Patzcuaro

Nov 2, 2023

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CONTACT US

Jennifer Bjarnason

Proprietor

Email

coppermoontravels@protonmail.com

 

Text

+52 443 639 2782

If you would like us to call you, please email or text us to set up an appointment.

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