On this Monarch Butterflies Mexico Tour, you will be able to experience an incredible natural event: the monarch butterfly migration to Mexico! The butterflies come hundreds of miles south to get away from the cold winters of Canada and the United States. You’ll get to visit one of the most important monarch sanctuaries in the world: Piedra Herrada. In addition to hiking in beautiful sanctuaries, you will also get to enjoy the lovely colonial town of Valle de Bravo.
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Start and end location: Mexico City
Availability: Departing January 20, February 2 and 17, March 10
Day 1 – Arrive to Mexico City and Meet Your Guide
When you arrive to Mexico City, your professional naturalist tour guide will welcome you. You will be transported to the Majestic Hotel. There, your guide will brief you on the activities, interesting facts, and security of the tour.
Day 2 – Explore the Anthropology Museum and Stroll in the Magical Town of Valle de Bravo
On the second day of your Monarch Butterflies Mexico Tour, you will go to visit the Anthropology Museum. This is one of the best archaeology museums in the world, with a large artifact collection in 23 exhibition halls. Don’t miss the most famous artifact, a cosmological calendar called the Aztec Sun Stone.
After exploring the museum, you will go to the lovely town of Valle de Bravo. You will find it nestled in the mountains. The town is an important travel destination due to its quality hotels, restaurants, pretty golf courses, equestrian club, and man-made lake. In the evening, you will stay at the Mesón de las Leyendas Hotel.
Day 3 – Ride Horses to Visit the Remote Piedra Herrada Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary
Today, you will go to the Piedra Herrada Sanctuary, a new spot perfect for watching monarch butterflies. You will ride horses to get to the butterflies. Enjoy the pristine natural environment, as this sanctuary is more remote and wild than others. After an incredible experience with the monarch butterflies, you will return to Mesón de las Leyendas Hotel to rest for the night.
Day 4 – Admire the Huge Prairie and Butterfly Colonies at Capulin Sanctuary
As you visit the Capulin Sanctuary, you will be able to see Los Tres Gobernadoes (The Three Governors), the biggest and most beautiful prairie of the monarch butterfly region. This is an important spot because of its hibernation colonies and strategic location in terms of access. You will enjoy watching the vegetation change as you go to this site. At night, you’ll once again stay in Mesón de las Leyendas Hotel.
Day 5 – Enjoy a Free Day in the Town of Valle de Bravo and Have Fun with Lake Activities
Take advantage of a free day to enjoy the area around Valle de Bravo. There are many activity options in the calm waters of the lake. You can go sailing, water-skiing, or kayaking. In the evening, you will spend one more night at Mesón de las Leyendas Hotel.
Day 6 – Relax in the Morning and Return to Mexico City
In the morning, you will be able to relax and take your time getting up. Later on, you will return to Mexico City and stay in the Majestic Hotel.
Day 7 – Go to the Airport
To finish your Monarch Butterflies Mexico Tour, you will be dropped off at the airport.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.