Arrive in Mexico City, the nation’s capital, where the contrast between the ancient and the modern is striking. You will be transferred from the airport to the hotel, where you will soon enjoy a welcome cocktail and overnight.
Breakfast included. Proceed to a Tour of San Angel and Coyoacan. Then we will visit El Bazar del Sabado and the Frida Kahlo museum. Lunch in Coyoacan. Return to the hotel. Welcome dinner. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we depart for Valle de Bravo, a beautiful town with whitewashed stucco and red tile roofs houses. We stop first at the city of Toluca and visit the Botanical Museum and the andy market. In Valle de Bravo, lunch on your own and a visit to the downtown area. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)
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)
After breakfast we depart for El Rosario sanctuary, for our second Experience with the Monarchs. High elevations and rigorous trial 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)
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)
Breakfast at hotel and then transfer to airport. (B)
*In order to fully enjoy the highlight of this tour, you must be able to travel via horseback and endure short hikes at high altitudes.
**Itinerary and hotels subject to change. Airfare not included.