The Monarch Butterflies in Mexico

Duration: 7 days, 6 nights

Every year after traveling more than 5000 kilometers from Canada to Mexico, several hundred million Monarchs arrive in the Oyamel Fir forest located on the highest part of the Michoacan mountain to begin courting and mating. Nowhere else in the world, do the Monarchs form these hibernating colonies before their return to the United States and Canada. Therefore, this place is considered a sanctuary for the butterflies that would otherwise perish if not for this essential Monarch habitat.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 México City

Arrive to Ciudad de Mexico and transfer to the hotel Marquis
Reforma. Welcome cocktail and tour introduction, overnight.

Day 2 – Mexico City

Breakfast included. Proceed to a Tour of San Angel and Coyoacan.
There we will visit El Bazar del Sabado and the Frida Kahlo museum.
Lunch in Coyoacan. Return to the hotel. Welcome dinner.
(B, L, D)

Day 3 – Valle de Bravo

After breakfast, we depart for Valle de Bravo, a beautiful town with
whitewashed stucco and red tile roof houses. We stop first at the
City of Toluca and visit the Botanical Museum with its beautiful stained glass windows. .As we continue our journey, we arrive at Valle de Bravo, lunch on your own and a visit to the downtown area. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 4 – Valle de Bravo

Breakfast in the hotel. Today we will have our first experience with
the Monarchs as we visit the Piedra Herrada sanctuary. Time for
lunch in the sanctuary. Return to Valle de Bravo for dinner and
overnight. (B, Box Lunch, D)

Day 5 – Valle de Bravo

After breakfast we depart for El Rosario sanctuary, for our second
Experience with the Monarchs. High elevations and rigorous trials
require us to journey into the sanctuary on horseback. Then, a short, rugged hike will lead us into the meadows where trees and trails will be blanketed by hibernating Monarchs, setting the stage for a truly
once in a lifetime experience. We will enjoy a lunch box while in the park. Return to Valle de Bravo for a relaxed afternoon. Dinner and overnight. (B, Box Lunch, D)

Day 6 – Mexico City

We start the day with a relaxing breakfast before traveling back to
Mexico City. In route, we will stop for lunch at La Marquesa, a popular
stop located in the midst of a pine forest. We arrive in Mexico City,
Hotel check in , farewell dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 7 – Departures

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport. (B)

Dates & Prices

2024 Tour Dates

  • February 9*
  • February 16

2024 Price Per Person

  • Single – $3,450
  • Double – $2,750

* = All seats have been reserved by a custom group or agency. For availability on exclusive departures, please call our office at (602) 938-0951

2025 Tour Dates

  • February 7
  • February 14
  • February 21

2025 Price Per Person

  • Single – $3,450
  • Double – $2,750

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