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A mesmerizing travel to the past!!

A less popular place as it is bit far from the major cities. However this is more like a time... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jomeshpa
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Guadalajara, Mexico
A must do trip if you are in the Uruapan area.

We had ventured into Uruapan when we learned of day trips to the Paricutín Volcano. We decided to... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Petatlan2014
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Calgary, Canada
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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 3 weeks ago

A less popular place as it is bit far from the major cities. However this is more like a time travel. Ruins of a church that withstood a volcano eruption when the entire village where the church was situated went under the lava.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We had ventured into Uruapan when we learned of day trips to the Paricutín Volcano. We decided to take the horseback trip. Our guide was a local who was probably in his late seventies. When we arrived at the base of the volcano, our guide...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We took the walking option. You walk ankle deep in volcanic ash, and then over the weathered lava field (large rocks and boulders, mostly). Then you climb a volcano, on ash andgravel, which is difficult. On top of it you can make a round on...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

To think that once, the area was just a flat farmers field; then one day a mountain came up from the earth and started spewing lava and ash and continued to do so for ten years, covering everything for miles around. Wow! The volcano trip...More

1  Thank scott10jo
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

About 30 minutes by taxi from Uruapan, longer by the bus to the village of Angahuan. If you take a taxi go straight to the Mirador/Cabana complex where you will be surrounded by guides with horses ready to take you out to the volcano. If...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

For the athletically inclined, if you wish to give your muscles a great workout, then by all means take the 2 1/2 hour horseback ride to the volcano and climb the thing. The climb is steep, and be careful where you put your feet (remember,...More

1  Thank andrew k
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

I learned about Paricutin from a children's book when I was 10 - the volcano in the cornfield. Was glad to finally see the volcano and explore the area. Staying in Uruapan, it was an easy drive in my rental to the town of Angahuan...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2016

When we entered Uruapan, we were enthusiastically greeted by a guide. Since we were hoping to find a guide and horses to take us to the Paricutin volcano, this was serendipitous. We paid 350 pesos (approximately $20) per horse plus 350 pesos for the guide...More

1  Thank CWSMuse
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

A trip to Paricutin by horses is Angahuan's source of income. Cars are not allowed even though there is a path almost to the bottom of the volcano. Of course, the locals use cars to get around there. They charge a lot of money for...More

Thank viajerothai
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

Volcano Paricutin is a fantastic place. It usually ties in with a visit to the San Juan Parangaricutiro Church. I liked the San Juan Parangaricutiro Church much better then the Volcano. Now, I would like to share how to get there (in english for all...More

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