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VELACION DE LOS

ANGELITOS

OCT 31, 2023                     LECTURE, DINNER & TOUR                   $ 1400       

"An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby´s birth.  Then whispered, as she closed the book,

"too beautiful for earth· "

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

The death of young children is a grief unmatched by any other.  The ancients acknowledged this differentiation, and November 1 marks the day families here celebrate and honour the young children and innocents, or virgins. 

Velacion de los Angelitos is very special to observe, with vigils varying from quiet and traditional, to outright parties.  We never know what to expect, as these vigils change each year, so it will depend on the family hosting us.  

Quick Information

START:  Morelia & Patzcuaro

FINISH:  Patzcuaro & Morelia

DATE:  October 31, 2023

GROUP:  10 Guests

PRICE:  $1400 MXN

Price includes our Dinner & Altar Gathering at La Monarca

APPROXIMATE PRICE IN USD: $93.00

APPROXIMATE PRICE IN CAD: $120.00

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QUICK INFO

Trip Itinerary

Velacion de los Angelitos

October 31, 2023

Departure Location:  Morelia

 

Depart Morelia by 3:30 PM for the Pueblo Magico of Patzcuaro, where guests will enjoy a lovely dinner and interesting lecture with cultural expert Jaime Hernandez. This presentation explores the history and symbolism of Dia de Muertos. Please bring a 4 x 6 (or smaller) photograph of a deceased loved one you’d like to honour during Dia de Muertos, for our special altar.

 

At 7:45 PM, guests will depart Patzcuaro for a small village, where the locals are preparing for their Velacion de los Angelitos, which is an observation to honour the young children, virgins and innocent souls who have recently passed. Please bring $100 pesos to purchase fruit and candles, as you will construct two special offrendas to bring to the families you visit. Your guides will help you piece everything together.

 

You will be offered tamales and tequila or mezcal. It is polite to accept these offerings, even if you do not intend on eating them (though we certainly encourage you to try!)

 

You will depart for Morelia or Patzcuaro around 10:30 PM.

ITINERARY
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GETTING HERE
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Getting Here

BPlane
 
Morelia has the closest airport to Patzcuaro, but guests also 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.  If you bus to Patzcuaro from other parts of Mexico, you will likely need to stop in Morelia for a connecting line.  There are a few direct buses here, but the times are limited.  Please contact us for more information.

 

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 at night.


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.  
 
CONSIDERATIONS
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Price & Inclusions

Price  

 

$1700 MXN per person

Group size is limited to 10

Included

All Van Transport & Guided Services from Morelia & Patzcuaro

(Patzcuaro Residents - the Van will drop you off at Estacion for your taxi into town unless all guests are from Patzcuaro)

3 Course Dinner at La Monarca Restaurant

Lecture about Dia de Muertos with Cultural Expert Jaime Hernandez

Mezcal Tasting

Offrenda participation & Vigil observance in small village

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Drinks & Drink Tips are Separate

Please bring $50-$100 Pesos for fruit, flowers and candles

Tips for your Guides are not included

Reserve Tour

Total Price:  $1700 MXN

Deposit:  $425 MXN

The deposit is non-refundable

Full non-refundable balance is due by September 30, 2024

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

INCLUSIONS
RESERVATIONS
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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

 

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+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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