Embrace the Magic: Day of the Dead in Morelia, Mexico

Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico

Alma Explores
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Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2024
Group size: 5 - 10
Embrace the Magic: Day of the Dead in Morelia, Mexico
Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico

Alma Explores
  • Email address verified
1 review

Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2024
Group size: 5 - 10

About this trip

Embrace the Magic: Day of the Dead in Morelia, Michoacán - A 5-Day Cultural Fiesta with Alma Explores!

One of the most popular places, if not, thee most popular place to observe Mexico's Day of the Dead celebrations, is in the state of Michoacan.

Join us on this amazing 4 nights/5 day journey, as we observe these magical traditions.

Our home base will be UNESCO World Heritage site, the city of Morelia , known for its colonial architecture and also the capital of the state of Michoacán.

We will be visiting grave sites in local small villages, learning about the Purepecha indigenous community, partaking in the local cuisine, and shopping the local arts and markets.

***Scroll down and click on the photos below for day by day itinerary.

**Some easy physical activities like walking tours are included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience. With the exception of the actual Day of the Dead (Nov. 1st) Most walking tours are 2-2.5 hours with stops in between.

**Please note that although we do our best to accommodate vegan diets, Morelia is not vegan friendly, and it can be difficult to find vegan options. We do our best, but cannot promise any vegan meals.

REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY: You have 24 hours from the time of booking to cancel a trip for a full refund. ALL REFUNDS ARE SUBJECT TO A 3% PROCESSING FEE. In other words, if you request a refund for a payment or a deposit, your refund will be minus a 3% processing fee. After 24 hours, the trip deposit – and all future payments – are non-refundable. Our contracts with our suppliers are competitive and do not allow refunds and this is how we can offer affordable monthly payments on our trip packages.

You must communicate your cancellation via email at alma@almaexplores.com. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL COVERAGE IS MANDATORY to travel with us. We highly encourage you to purchase travel insurance within 30 days of booking this trip.

What’s included

  • Expert Trip Host
    Alma Explores On-site Trip Host
  • 4 Nights Hotel
    3.5 Star boutique hotel in centrally located location
  • Airport Transfers
    Airport Taxi Transfers-Roundtrip to and from MLM-Morelia International Airport
  • In-room snacks
    In-room snacks
  • Daily Breakfast
    At the hotel
  • Welcome 3-Course Dinner
    Welcome Group Dinner at top Morelia restaurant
  • Meals
    Daily breakfast at hotel, arrival day box meal, 2 group dinners, 2 lunches
  • Tips for meals included
    For meals included only.
  • Ground Transportation
    Transportation to all hosted activities
  • All tours/entrance fees
    Activities listed in the itinerary
  • Morelia Walking Tour
    Get to know the city center of Morelia and admire Day of the Dead decorations with a guided tour..
  • Patzcuaro Day Trip
    Town of Patzcuaro comes alive with vibrant Day of the Dead preparations and outdoor markets, making it excellent for shopping.
  • Capula Visit
    Visit Capula, the birthplace of the clay "Catrina".
  • Tupátaro Visit
    Visit town of Tupátaro, where we'll admire the traditional Day of the Dead altars.
  • Cuanajo Visit
    Visit town of Cuanajo to see monumental family altars and families come with wooden horses adorned with flowers, fruits and other foods to honor the deceased.
  • Tzurumutaro Visit
    Tzurumutaro cemetery, witness thousands of candles, dotted in lines along the pathways and around or on top of tombs, casting their amber light on the marigolds.
  • In-room massage
    Available at extra cost.
  • Pre-trip Concierge
    Pre-trip concierge support for massage appointments
  • Private Concierge Chat
    Alma Explores Private Concierge Chat during the trip
  • Bon Voyage Calls
    2 Pre-Trip Group Video Call with the Alma Explores Team
  • Water
    Provided during walking tour and day trips.
  • Swag Bag
    Personalized hand-selected gifts in your Swag Bag

What’s not included

  • Flights
    Flights NOT INCLUDED-Arrive & Depart -MLM-Morelia International Airport
  • Some meals
    Does not include 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Travel Insurance
    Travel insurance for the entire trip is required.
  • Passport
    You must carry a current passport. Passport Cards are not valid for air travel. Passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of your arrival in Mexico.
  • Processing Fees
    Passport or Visa Processing Fees
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Extra Expenses
    Personal shopping, transportation, tours, not listed in the itinerary.
  • Hotel Massage Amenity
    In-Room Hotel massage must be paid in cash directly with masseuse, plus tip.
  • Select Tips
    Tips for Tour Leader, Guides and Drivers

Available Packages

1 Queen (Single Occupancy)
Available until July 6, 2024Sold Out

Your own room. Not shared with anyone. 

Deposit: $500
Shared Room-Double Occupancy
Available until June 24, 2024

1 Room - 2 Beds - 2 people max per room.

Price listed is per person (not per room).

Please provide the name and email of the person you are sharing your room with and we can bill them separately.

Deposit: $299

Available options

1 Day Trip Extension
4 left

Stay one extra night-Our current hotel is sold out but we will gladly book you another nearby option.


Day 1 - Tues. 10/29
Arrive in Morelia - transfer to hotel.

3:30PM Hotel check-in - Arrive in Morelia, transfer to your hotel. Because most folks will be arriving late, we will provide a complimentary in-room meal box for your arrival, or we can also suggest local places to grab a bite. Now it’s time to relax, get some rest or a enjoy an evening walk around vibrant center of Morelia, literally outside your hotel door. This day is FREE!

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Alma Explores
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Alma Explores curates private and small group experiential and cultural trips. We believe travel should be inspirational, educational, and fun! We believe that travel is for everybody and every body and want to create meaningful travel experiences that you won't forget!


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