Here is the info we have on the Morelia trip, that is where the millions of monarch butterflies winter. It is a fund raiser that Jack and I do for the Animal Shelter here in Maz...we have a lot of fun on the bus. The trip will take about 10 to 12 hours maximum with about 4 stops along the way for stretching, smoke breaks, etc. Our bus is 1st class with bathroom facilities, reclining seats, DVD player etc. We have a lot of fun, play bingo for those who wish, watch movies have Happy Hour etc. Jack provides narration on points of interest. Most folks find the time flies by. We ask everyone to pack their own lunches, snacks and drinks. That way we save time and get there quicker. We have a cooler with ice on board. We hope to have around 40 passengers and have about 10 seats left.

We will be staying in Morelia Centro for the 4 nights, everyone will have their own bathroom. As far as the trip to the butterfly sanctuary, our bus and driver will get us as close as possible, then we will make arrangements from that point. This is our 1st time doing this trip, so we are learning as we go. Last year we took a group to Guanajuato for 5 days and had a fantastic time! Plus made a very nice donation to Los Animales..... We are asking for half down as soon as possible and the balance 10 days before departure. Many have paid the full amount up front. You will also have a more accurate itinerary at that time. If you have anymore questions please email or call.

Feb 23rd-27th: 3rd Annual Bus Trip for Amigos de los Animales.

Again..we are hoping for "cheap and cheerful" accommodations in order to keep the trip affordable.

Monday....1st day approx 12 hours to Morelia which will be our home base for the 4 days.

Tuesday....Leave for Patzcuaro, approx a 1 hour drive from Morelia. Sites to see in the beautiful town, the House of the eleven patios. Virgin de la Salud Church the two plazuelas

In Patzcuaro you can find lots of Mexican toys, furniture, clothing, crafts, Mexican ice cream (delicious!!), silver jewelry and more.

Visit pyramids and temples in Tzintzuntzan, visit the village of Quiroga ( indigenous craft village),(time permitting)

Wednesday......tour to the butterflies depending on the weather, if not sunny we will take the tour Thursday..we need to be flexible :)

Thursday...tour Morelia, a day for you to do what you can catch the sight seeing trolleys from the square, places to see are: We may have a tour guide for 4 hours to guide us.
  1. Virgin de Guadalupe Sanctuary.
  2. The Cathedral.
  3. Mercado del Dulce ( Candy Market)
  4. Aqueduct
  5. Casa de las Artesanias ( House of crafts)
  6. Augustine's restaurant. Typical Michoacan food, it's in a very beautiful colonial building.
  7. Virrey de Mendoza Hotel. It's a colonial hotel, very beautiful, great coffee.
  8. The Zoo.


Approximate cost will be 4000 pesos per person, based on double occupancy. Price includes 4 nights accommodations, private bus and driver, tip for driver. Other expenses at your cost will be tours, meals and shopping. Tours and 4 breakfasts will be approx 500 pesos...

In order to see the full beauty of the butterflies you MUST be able to handle a strenuous walk, please keep this in mind when considering the trip. There are limited seats available, so once you have paid you are guaranteed a spot. If you need to cancel you will have to find someone to fill your space in order to get a refund. Please Contact:
Valerie or Jack
Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful
913-3630 Mazatlan

Quote of the day:
Black holes are where God divided by zero.
Steven Wright

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