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DAY 1 – Friday

Arrive at Ciudad de Mexico and transfer to hotel Barcelo Reforma. Welcome dinner and overnight. (D)

DAY 2 – Saturday

Tour of San Angel and Coyoacan, visit to Bazaar del Sabado and Frida’s Museum with lunch at Casa Azul. Return to hotel for dinner. (B L)

DAY 3 – Sunday

After breakfast depart for Tlalpujahua, Michoacán and the City of Toluca to visit the Botanical Museum and the Candy Market. Lunch on your own. Arrive at Tlalpujahua by early afternoon and check in at the Mision de San Antonio hotel for happy hour and Michoacán folkloric presentation. Dinner and overnight. (B D)

DAY4 – Monday

Breakfast at the hotel and then visit the Sanctuary of El Rosario for our first Monarch experience. Lunch at the park and then return to the hotel for a relaxing afternoon. Dinner and overnight. (B BL D)

DAY 5 – Tuesday

Breakfast at the hotel and then depart for the Sierra Chincua Santuary for our second Monarch experience. Lunch at the park and then visit the town of Tlalpujahua to learn about its historical mining industry and its world famous Christmas ornaments sold across the globe. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. (B BL D)

DAY 6 – Wednesday

Travel back to Mexico City for a city tour of the historical district with visits to the Cathedral, National Palace and the Templo Mayor, Museum Del Tequila and Plaza Garibaldi. Dinner at the Sambors Restaurant at Casas de los Azulejos. (B D)

DAY 7 – Thursday

Breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport. (B)

• Tour operates with 10 passengers minimum
• Tour includes strenuous hiking at 8,000 feet altitude
• Horseback riding is not required, but recommended
• Not recommended to those with walking difficulties
• Cold mountain temperatures – dress appropriately