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Activities in Morelia

Yunuén & Pacanda Islands + Ihuatzio Tour

US$ 44.10
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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Explore a Purépecha archaeological site and two islands nestled in the middle of a lake with this tour to Yunuén, Pacanda and Ihuatzio from Morelia.

Explore a Purépecha archaeological site and two islands nestled in the middle of a lake with this tour to Yunuén, Pacanda and Ihuatzio from Morelia.

Yunuén & Pacanda Islands + Ihuatzio Tour

After picking you up from your hotel in Morelia at 9 am, we'll set off for Lake Patzcuaro. Upon arrival, we'll board a boat that will take us to Yunuén Island, whose name refers to a crescent moon. You'll soon see why!

On the lake island, we'll stroll through its forests of junipers, pines, cedars and oaks. We'll also attend a workshop on the Purepecha language, where we'll learn that it has three dialects from the central, highland and lake areas. 

We'll then travel by boat to Pacanda Island. If you prefer, you can reach the neighbouring island by flying across a 550-metre zip-line at top speed instead!

While we explore Pacanda Island, we'll learn that it's inhabited by just 400 people. We'll see its main square and traditional houses as well as admiring the beauty of the lake, where we might even get to meet the local fishermen with their butterfly nets. You'll then have an hour of free time to eat. 

Next, we'll board the boat to cruise back to dry land and travel to the Ihuatzio archaeological site. This ancient Purépecha town served as an astronomical observatory and ceremonial centre before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. We'll tour Ihuatzio to see the pyramids dedicated to the gods Curicaveri and Xaratanga. 

At the end of the tour, we'll head back to Morelia, where we will arrive at your hotel at 7 pm.

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Price

Per person Children under 4
Tour in English
US$ 44.10
not permitted

Tour in English

  • Per person

    US$ 44.10
  • Children under 4

    not permitted

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

10 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by minibus and boat.

English speaking guide.

Entry to Ihuatzio archaeological site.

Not included

Lunch.

Zipline between Yunuén and Pacanda: 100 MXN (US$ 4.90) per person.

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 44.10
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.