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Patzcuaro & Janitzio Island Tour

Come to visit the only lake in the world where the local fishermen still use the famous butterfly nets to catch the local white fish. Discover the statue of “Morelos” on top of Janitzio Island, built 1933, which is actually higher to Statue of Liberty in New York, USA. As you walk the cobblestoned streets, admire the white walls & tile roofs in the city of Patzcuaro that was a state
capital as of 1534. Try the local gastronomy at lunch break and learn about the way first Bishop Vasco de Quiroga did his best to benefit the local Indigenous with hospitals, schools and workshops to improve life based on the “Utopia” book by Thomas More. Note: It´s possible to customize tour to more than 3 people.

Tour Duration: 7 Hours.

Tour Type: Transport Based.

Maximum Number of People: 7

Tour Highlights:

Starting 9 AM, first we will do the boat ride to Janitzio Island to watch the volcanic landscape & meet the fishermen with famous butterfly nets. When the boat ride is over, we do the walk of the city in downtown talking about local history, culture & traditions. When doing the walk of the city, many of the handcraft shops can be found on the way to see the important buildings from XVI century like the House of the eleven patios, the old Cathedral, The Jesuit College & the main church named Basilica after 1926. Finally, you don´t supposed to miss the ice cream stop to try the local “Pasta” ice cream. Note: If you come in a larger group, don’t hesitate to contact me for a new quotation…

Tours Inclusions:

Round trip transportation from Morelia on a private tour.

Bilingual tour guide & driver all the way.

Boat ride to the Island, admissions & bottles of water.

Tour works with a minimum of 2 people. Discount to groups over 6 people.

Tours Exclusions:

Additional stops to the surrounding area of lake.

Lunch or any other service not shown in the program.

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