Trip to Uruapan, Michoacan

The next Lions club trip is our fabulous annual trek to Uruapan for the artisans fair on Palm Sunday weekend March 30-April 1. We will be stopping also at Morelia, Patzcuaro, Santa Clara, Tzintzuntzan and the reed factory. We leave at 8 a.m. after a continental breakfast. The first stop is Morelia, where we will have time for sight seeing and comida. Next we go to Tzintzuntzan, where there are 5 pre Hispanic temples and the ex-convento de San Francisco as well as local straw artesanias. We will then proceed to Uruapan.

Trip to Uruapan, Michoacan. March 30-April1. 2,050 pesos double/ 2,850 pesos single. Mar, 30-Apr 1. Jean Schickel 152 0934, Janice Page 152 5541,

We will spend two nights in the Plaza Hotel Uruapan, a four-star hotel. There will be a BYOB cocktail party each night with nibbles supplied by the Lions. In Uruapan we will visit the Parque Nacional Eduardo Ruiz, which has many beautiful paths, waterfalls and river views. There is also located there a trout farm and a restaurant where we can order fresh trout. The artisans fair will take place during our visit and there will be a parade on Saturday featuring the artisans and displays of their crafts.

The trip home will include a stop at Santa Clara del Cobre, the coppersmith capital of Michoacan. We will stop in Patzcuaro for comida before heading to the reed factory where furniture and other items are made in animal shapes. We will return to San Miguel around 8 or 9pm.

The cost of the trip is 2,050 pesos based on double occupancy (about US$160); 2,850 pesos based on single (about US$220). (Prices are based on at least 30 participants). The price of the trip includes a first class bus, hotel, all tips and taxes, breakfasts and a donation to the Lions club. The club dispenses glasses to the needy and does free diabetes testing. Payment is due March 12. Please make reservations by calling Janice Page at 152-5541 or Jean Schichtel at 152-0934. After Feb. 19, please make reservations by email at or




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