Join us on this trip into the heart of Purépecha country in Michoacan to witness the best artisans at work, as well as taking in the impressive sights of Paricutin Volcano and Uruapan National Park. Don Vasco was the first bishop of Michoacán, who taught the Purépecha people about religion, crafts and the fundamentals of self-government. The skills he implanted among Purépecha have been passed down to their descendants, who are today considered among the most skilled crafts persons in Mexico.
This trip includes some of the small towns around Lake Pátzcuaro, such as Quiroga, Ihuatzio and Santa Fe de la Laguna, each of these towns with something different to offer, including intricate wood and stone work and impressive archaeological sites. We also venture to the town of Angahuan, where we descend to the lava covered village of San Juan Parangaricutiro; from there we witness the amazing site of the church steeple and alter emerging from the lava of the world’s youngest volcano, Paricutín.
From one breathtaking site to another, we head to the National Park that lies in the centre of Uruapan, one of Michoacán’s most important cities, where we are surrounded by lush greenery and waterfalls. We end our trip in the historically rich city of Zamora before returning home.