Day of the Dead 2019
"The Soul of Mexico Tour"
10.29.19 // 11.03.19

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Six Days - 10.29.19 // 11.03.19

The Day of the Dead Celebration is a breathtaking experience in the highlands of Mexico. Both a deep spiritual, ancestral pilgrimage and a massive party – The Soul of Mexico experience will take you within the powerful traditions and lively celebration that make up the Day of the Dead. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the pristine Lake Pátzcuaro region for a seven-day adventure that will take you from mountaintops to bustling markets, traditional Mexican kitchens to candlelit cemeteries on the Night of All Souls. Epic mountain landscapes, vibrant colors and decadent flavors will leave any traveler with a refreshed understanding of Mexico and what Dia de los Muertos is really about. 

Let's live happily,
and die
smiling

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • INDIGENOUS TRADITIONS, HISTORY & MEALS
  • Ex-Hacienda Porumbo XVIII century (eco-resort)
  • Ancestral  food prepared by regional experts (vegan and organic options)  
  • Local, bilingual guides who know the best spots
  • Meet Artesans and explore traditional art techniques
  • Discover La Plaza Grande in Patzcuaro
  • Mezcal factory tour
  • Pulque & Cacao Tasting
  • Dive into a enormous crowded open-air market
  • Travel by boat to the island of Janitzio
  • Archeological & untouched Sites
  • Traditional Altar Making Guided by locals
  • The ultimate Noche de Muertos experience including 3+ cemeteries 
  • Private transport to enjoy the ride in style
  • Plenty of free time to explore on your own
  • Traditional cooking workshops 

TOUR DETAILS

  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Arrival/Departure City: Morelia
  • Group size: Max 16
  • Age Requirements: 18+ any traveler under 18 is required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian
  • Transportation: Private vehicle, walking
  • Accommodation: Hacienda Purumbo Eco-Resort (5 nights)
  • Guides: Two full-time, bilingual, local guides will facilitate the trip and ensure travelers have a blast.
  • Meals: All meals are provided during the tour. Vegetarian options are available.


The Soul Of Mexico Tour

OCT 29- NOV 3
$ 1599 Early Bird until August 15th
  • ALL TRANSPORTATION WITHIN MEXICO
    (flight not included)
  • ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD INCLUDED
  • PURHEPECHA CULINARY EXPERIENCE
  • VISIT CEMETERIES & ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES
  • MEZCAL & OPEN AIR MARKET TOURS
  • LOCAL GUIDES, MUSIC, FESTIVALS & MORE
ALL INCLUSIVE

EMAIL     echeriwoods@gmail.com     FOR SUPER EXTENDED PAYMENT PLAN!

Discover Traditions

Learn the traditions surrounding Day of the Dead that only natives are familiar with. Visit little known hideouts and celebrations that open the mind into what being a local is all about.

Get Off the Beaten Path

Echeri wants travelers to see the real Mexico - a beautiful, rugged, profound place filled with more adventure than you could ever live out. Let's go to the places only locals know. Let's visit little-known hideouts and paths that will open your mind into what being a local is all about.

Our Guides:
The Best of Both Worlds

Echeri has the unique advantage of having an American and Native Mexican guide on every tour. This means travelers will have the cultural context & native English fluency paired with the expert knowledge of locals.This expertise allows travelers to get into the places only locals are familiar with, and have a deep understanding as provided by a native English speaker.

Mexico is full of magic and ancestral traditions that will surely connect you with the mysticism and beauty that make up the Day of the Dead.

The Day of the Dead Celebration is a breathtaking experience in the highlands of Mexico. Both a deep spiritual, ancestral pilgrimage and a massive party – The Soul of Mexico experience will take you within the powerful traditions and lively celebration that make up the Day of the Dead. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the pristine Lake Pátzcuaro region for a seven-day adventure that will take you from mountaintops to bustling markets, traditional Mexican kitchens to candlelit cemeteries on the Night of All Souls. Epic mountain landscapes, vibrant colors and decadent flavors will leave any traveler with a refreshed understanding of Mexico and what Dia de los Muertos is really about. 

 
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Hotel and Meals 
  • Purhepecha Culinary Experience
  • Cultural Immersion Workshop
  • Guided mountain hiking trip
  • Archeological Sites
  • Day of the Dead Tour
  • Altar making and Full explanation by locals
  • Orientation walk and market visit in Patzcuaro
  • Travel Style: Both structured events & unstructured free-time each day allows travelers to have their own experience and make memories with the group.
  • Physical Requirements: Light walking & hiking is suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too crazy.
  • Age Requirement: 18+; all participants must be at least 18. Exceptions can be made for immediate families travelling as a group.
  • Accommodation Style: Highly supported. The hotel & transportation are ample and will not be a cause for stress during the trip.
  • Trip Type: Small group; maximum 15 travelers.
  • What to bring? We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
  • What about safety? The Lake Patzcuaro region is extremely safe, our group will have the insights of local guides & decades of regional experience to ensure that the group has a phenomenal time in a safe environment.
  • How can I start the process of getting my Passport? You can submit a passport application with any two forms of ID at (nearly) any Post Office. If you have other questions about moving through this process please contact us directly.
  • How much spending money should I bring? Every traveler is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travelers may drink more than others while other travelers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. We typically recommend $200 in spending money to cover expenses throughout the trip.
  • Where can I find out more? More information on the nitty-gritty can be found on our Full Details page.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your Trip Leader, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
  • A Couple of Rules: Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travelers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is.
  • Full Payment: Complet payment must be received 30 days in advance of the start of the tour.

All tours require a 60 day cancellation notice for a full refund*

    • Cancellations received 40 days (or more) of departure will incur a penalty of 10% of total trip cost per person.
    • Cancellations received within 30 days of departure will incur a penalty of 25% of total trip cost per person.
    • Cancellations received within 15 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% of total trip cost per person.
    • Cancellations received within 7 days of departure will incur a penalty of 100% of total trip cost per person.
    • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
    • Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip to fully refund affected customers although tour guides will make every effort to maintain the scheduled operations.
    • There is 5% handling fee add-on to the above penalties. 

Refund Procedure

Customers requesting a refund are required to mail their formal requests with a detailed explanation to:

echeriwoods@gmail.com

tel:4405323218

Your refund request will be answered and processed promptly. If you do not receive the reply within one business day, please call immediately. We will not be responsible if email, mail or fax fail to reach us.

NOTE: We cannot grant refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

Unwind in Style

The rustic chic of our guests accommodations provides the ideal blend of traditional Mexican artwork & beauty with the comforts of home. The hospitality of Mexican communities truly needs to be experienced to be understood.

Connect with Native Communities

As travelers will learn during their visit, portions Day of the Dead traditions originated in native communities. Travelers will meet natives, learn to cook traditional food & appreciate the depth of the Purhepecha culture in the Lake Patzcuaro region.

Visit Ancient Ruins

The beautiful ruins located in Tzintzuntzan (pronounced: Sin-Soon-Sahn) will be appreciated by candlelight during the Day of the Dead's nocturnal festivities. The ancient history juxtaposed with a modern-day fiesta cannot be missed.

Mezcal Factory Tour

Also known as tequila's rad cousin, Mezcal is a distilled liquor made in small batches from specific species of agave. During this tour, you'll meet the producers of mezcal and learn about the process and tradition behind this drink - and sample a glass (or four).

About us

Echeri was created in 2010 to be a part of the restoration & empowerment of the Pueblos Originarios (native peoples) and people of color in Central Mexico—focusing on children, teenagers & young families through modern methodologies such as the scientific method, artistic & cultural investigation of ancestral practices, uses & customs including fair trade, natural medicine and handmade goods.

Our final goal is to create a world where equity & economic development of the Pueblos Originarios and people of color will be a generator of wellbeing with a motor that is fueled by women and Young people.

You can support & grow with us by joining us for one of our experiential learning trips or workshops—we provide trips focused on cultural immersion, sustainability & environmental restoration, & adventure travel. If you’re looking for a way to help us, but aren’t sure if a trip is right for you—check out the Echeri Fair Trade Store to find beautiful handmade goods. Any purchase from the Echeri Fair Trade Store directly supports an artesan in Michoacan.

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