Multi-day trip

From Mexico City: 7-Day Monarch Butterfly Tour

Activity provider: EcoColors Tours
Multi-day trip

From Mexico City: 7-Day Monarch Butterfly Tour

Activity provider: EcoColors Tours

From US$ 2,245 per person

Encounter monarch butterflies, who make the long journey to escape the harsh winters in the USA and Canada by traveling to Mexico. Travel to the Piedra Herrada, a monarch sanctuary which is one of the most important monarch reserves in the world.

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Duration 7 days
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Discover a unique part of Mexico
  • Enjoy a fantastic experience together with your loved ones
  • Visit the Anthropology Museum of Mexico
  • Discover the Capulin Sanctuary
  • Enjoy a free day to discover Valle de Bravo
Full description
Day 1: Arrival to Mexico City Begin by being welcomed by your professional naturalist tour guide before transferring to the Majestic Hotel. Once checked in, take part in a welcome briefing throughout which you are told more about the activities and security throughout the tour. During this briefing, your guide also tells you fun facts about the monarch butterfly in Mexico. Day 2: Anthropology Museum of Mexico Begin with a visit to the Anthropology Museum, one of the world’s finest archaeological museums with a huge collection of artifacts throughout 23 exhibition halls. Its most famous exhibit is the Aztec Sunstone, a cosmological calendar. Afterwards, head to Valle de Bravo. This magical town, surrounded by mountains, is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico thanks to its excellent hotels, restaurants, equestrian club, beautiful golf courses, and man-made lake. At the end of the day, check in at the Mesón de las Leyendas Hotel. Day 3: Piedra Herrada Sanctuary On day 3 you head to the newest spot to watch the monarch butterflies. After traveling by horse most of the way, arrive to a fantastic spot there the monarch butterflies are located. This area is wilder than the other sanctuaries, and often provides a more remote nature experience. That evening, stay overnight once more in the Mesón de las Leyendas Hotel. Day 4: Capulin Sanctuary Whilst in the Capulin Sanctuary you can watch the largest and most beautiful prairie of the monarch butterfly region, called Los Tres Gobernadores (the Three Governors). Due to its access position and the hibernation colonies location, it is possible to watch an amazing transition of the vegetation, an attractive sight for those who enjoy nature. Afterwards, travel back to the Mesón de las Leyendas Hotel. Day 5: Valle de Bravo Free Day Life in this region is literally built around the lake. The waters of Valle de Bravo are calm and ideal for sports like sailing, water-skiing, or kayaking. Enjoy a free afternoon, throughout which you can pick an activity to take part in. That evening, stay at the hotel Mesón de las Leyendas for one more night. Day 6: Mexico City Take your time and relax in the morning. Later that day, travel back to Mexico City where you check in at the Majestic Hotel. Day 7: Mexico City On your final day, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Breakfast
  • Entrance fees
  • Bilingual guide
  • Airfares
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Mexico City International Airport Benito Juarez, International Terminal number 2. Address: Av Capitan Carlos León S/N, Peñón de los Baños, Venustiano Carranza, 15620 Ciudad de México, CDMX. You will be able to see your guide with a card stating your name.

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Sunscreen

Product ID: 179132