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Vulcano is nice, horseback riding could be better

We had a nice trip with a kind guide to the vulcano. However, one of our horses was not trained... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2014
KoenBressers
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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This was a high lite of our trip. The ruins are beyond anything we have seen. The church is very... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2014
NewMexicoScraps
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Portland, Maine
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This volcano was born on March 4, 1943 and is one of the youngest volcanoes in the world.
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Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

We had a nice trip with a kind guide to the vulcano. However, one of our horses was not trained appropriately and was not very calm when it started raining (consider asking for the age of the horse, olders horses typically have more experience). Furthermore,...More

3  Thank KoenBressers
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

This was a high lite of our trip. The ruins are beyond anything we have seen. The church is very old, and is still quite stunning. From the city of uruapan we took a bus to anaguhan village. I cannot remember the correct spelling. The...More

5  Thank NewMexicoScraps
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

First time I visited Paricutin village that was covered by a volcano I was a 15 year old geology enthusiastic. There was no real way of getting there except on horseback. I went back again 23 years later and things have changed. We drove to...More

4  Thank nyc100
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

I visited Parcutin' with my adult son and friends. We secured horses from a friendly and efficient go-between who spoke Spanish. The 4.5 hour trip took us through the fields, to an area to climb and take in the views. We then rode to the...More

2  Thank Jamy G
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Definitely a must-do You can contact a tour from the hotel or "CAT" office located across the street from the plaza. Typical price to the ruins is 500 pesos/person. If you wish to ride horses for the final leg of the trip it's an additional...More

4  Thank kjkjkj2013
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Unlike other reviews here, if you have been traveling around Mexico for a while you can get a good idea of how much to pay a guide for a day tour of anything. I don't think I paid any more than 250 pesos for the...More

5  Thank Kolinstravels
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

We almost didn't go because of negative security reports for the state of Michoacan but we are so glad to have not listened to all that hype! We drove from Guad to Morelia to Patzcuaro to Uruapan to Angahuan, where the Volcano is located. Felt...More

2  Thank Laura F
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

We did the big tour (8 hours) on horse. The price was 500 pesos and I know that it would have be easy to bargain it but 500 pesos = 40US for an horse, a guide for a long and a hot day was very...More

2  Thank Ghistos
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Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

I took a bus from Uruapan at 7 o'clock and reached Angahuan at 8 o'clock. When i got out, i was greeted by a local guide from the street corner of the bus stop. I walked to the tourist office which is only 100 meters...More

2  Thank moegenb
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

Last year, we visited Michoacán with Miguel Martinez, in a tour group of 4. We loved Miguel and the small group aspect so much that we stayed in touch and selfishly retained his services for a day with just the two of us. Our 16...More

5  Thank sanhosk2
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