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Central Mexico’s Colonial Gems and Natural Wonders

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You’ll find Mexico’s colonial heart in the central states of Guanjuanto and Michoacan. Their cities are blessed with a mild climate year-round—a land of eternal spring. They also beckon with Mexico’s oldest colonial settlements, many recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Josh Alexander of ProTravel International, a member of the AFAR Travel Advisory Council, has created an itinerary that explores the cultural, historic and natural highlights of this fascinating region for AFAR Journeys.
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Av Francisco I. Madero Pte S/N, Centro Histórico, 58000 Morelia, Mich., Mexico
Josh Alexander of ProTravel International, a member of the AFAR Travel Advisory Council, has created an itinerary to central Mexico that includes its atmospheric colonial cities as well as stunning natural wonders. The trip starts in Morelia,...
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Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico
Patzcuaro is a cultural and artisanal center for the state of Michoacán, on the southern shore of the lake of the same name. On day 2 of the itinerary to central Mexico that Josh Alexander of ProTravel International has created for AFAR Journeys,...
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Paricutín, Mich., Mexico
Paricutín is a volcano in central Mexico that appeared in 1943, emerging from a cornfield and growing to a height of 1,391 feet. Two towns were evacuated and hundreds of people had to permanently relocate. A member of the AFAR Travel Advisory...
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The El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Reserve is a highlight of the itinerary to central Mexico that has been designed by Josh Alexander of ProTravel International. Here you'll have a chance to see the millions of butterflies that flock here annually....
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
The colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, roughly two hours outside of Mexico City, manages to charm most everyone who visits it with its cobblestone streets and colorful historic buildings. Josh Alexander of ProTravel International, a member of...