Monarch Butterfly (Mexico City)
Mexico City – Monarch butterfly – Zitacuaro – Mexico City
Welcome to discover the real wonder of Mexico on this journey! This is an exciting excursion to watch millions of black & orange butterflies that migrate to winter in central Mexico. Before & after we get there, we enjoy the ride from green valleys, large lakes & pine tree Mountains at 2500 meters, to look for the trees preferred by the monarchs to hibernate from November to March. To the end of season, when the weather changes to spring, we can see the new generation of monarchs, born on a site, as they will fly back to Canada to complete the migration flight. The Monarch Butterfly site is now recovering from the lack of butterflies in 2013, and remains protected by UNESCO from 2008.
Sightseeing Tour Highlights:
Day 1. After tour guide picks you up at hotel/airport in México City (MEX), he drives 2:30 hours to Zitacuaro, Michoacan, to stay overnight not only to sleep but to let your bodies adapt to the weather & altitude of the volcanic line of mountains where the butterflies hibernate. Check in the hotel in Zitacuaro to rest and get ready for the next morning.
Day 2. Today the tour will start 7 AM to drive up to the mountains, in order to start the hike before the crowd comes. The further we hike in the woods, the more monarchs we can see, flying between trees and, sometimes around people!
Lunch time will take place at the Monarchs, to enjoy the local specialties. Bill not included. After this hike & lunch, the drive back to the green valley in Zitacuaro is by the sunset around 6 pm, to stay overnight there and to achieve all good memories and great photos taken.
Day 3. After checking out the hotel, we will be driving 2:30 hours to Mexico City plus time for stopping at Metepec or the “Marquesa” National Park. Time for lunch will be provided but the bill is not included.
Continue driving back to Mexico City. Services will end at hotel/airport in CDMX.
Tour lasts: 2 nights, 3 days. USD $375 per person. 2 minimum
Hotel rooms included at Casa de los recuerdos (2)
Monarch Butterfly tour to “El Rosario” site is included
Included: Transport & bilingual Guide-driver, fuel, toll roads, parking and admission tickets.
Not Included: Tax, meals & other means of transportation.
Effective: Nov-20 to March-20 every year.