We participated in the 2020 eco-science monarch tour hosted by Soul of Mexico Tours.
I can’t say enough about this experience. We began our adventure by having dinner at a
top-rated restaurant in Morelia. GREAT food, wonderful entertainment by Dusty Fingers,
a local gypsy jazz band,and an interesting, educational talk by the charming Dr. Pablo
Jaramillo Lopez, a renowned expert in Monarch butterfly research. This was followed by
another interesting presentation by two professors researching sound and soundscapes in
our environment. It was a lovely evening of learning in community and was the perfect lead-up
to the next day in the Sierra Chincua reserve.
The trip to see the butterflies was magical. We were lucky to see thousands of butterflies in flight
in flight,and having Pablo along to answer questions was fabulous. Jennifer was a perfect
host, taking care of all details, providing us with a wonderful picnic lunch,
and generally making sure that everyone was having a good experience.
What a memorable experience...thanks to Jennifer,Galy, Gerardo, Pablo, David and Rob
for an unforgettable day.
Jen arranged a wonderful private tour for me to visit several villages around Lake Pátzcuaro. The guide she selected, Gerardo, was very nice and made the day that much more pleasant. I highly recommend Soul of Mexico Tours.
While we haven't yet participated in a Soul of Mexico tour we are looking forward to our experience with Jen Bjarnason and Dia de los Muertos later this year. We first met Jen when she was managing Casona Rosa BnB in Morelia. We had taken friends of ours to Morelia to experience the monarch butterflies and to enjoy the Casona Rosa ambiance. Jen lined up 2 guides and drivers for us, one for our friends and one for my husband and I doing a different tour. Both guides were excellent drivers and had good english skills. What we can't say enough about is Jen's passion and knowledge of Mexico - she literally lives and breathes all things Mexican....history, art, culture and food. Jen goes above and beyond to make sure her clients are getting the best experience possible.