Experience an amazing natural event: the monarch butterfly migration in Mexico! 

These monarch butterflies have made an long journey to escape the harsh winters in the USA and Canada. Go to the Piedra Herrada, Mexico a Monarch Sanctuary. Which is one of the most important monarch reserves in the world.  To go hiking in this fantastic and magic place will be a unique opportunity! You´ll also get the opportunity to visit beautiful colonial towns, such as the Valle de Bravo in the State of Mexico. If you want to know more about conservation projects in the area, go to Forest for Monarchs


Duration: 7 days
Category: Nature
Language: English, Spanish, German and Portuguese

Monarch Butterfly Mexico Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Mexico City

Arrival in Mexico City. You will be welcomed by your professional naturalist tour guide. Transfer to ´Majestic hotel´. Once in the hotel, you´ll get a briefing. Your guide likes to tell you more about the activities and security. Besides your guide will tell some fun facts about the Monarch Butterfly tour in Mexico.

Day 2: Anthropology Museum of Mexico

First visit the Anthropology Museum, one of the world’s finest archaeological museums with a huge collection of artifacts in 23 exhibition halls. Its most famous exhibit is the Aztec sun stone, a cosmological calendar. Afterwards we will departure to Valle de Bravo. This magical town surrounded by mountains is considered as the most important tourist destination thanks to its excellent hotels, restaurants, equestrian club, beautiful golf courses and manmade lake. Check in at the “Mesón de las Leyendas” hotel.

Day 3: Piedra Herrada Sanctuary, Mexico

Visit the Piedra Herrada Sanctuary, the newest spot to watch the monarch butterflies. Horses will take you there most of the way,  to the spot where the monarch butterflies are located. This area is “wilder” than the other sanctuaries and often provides a more remote nature experience. Be part of the ecotourism in Mexico. Overnight in “Mesón de las Leyendas” hotel.

Day 4: Capulin Sanctuary, Mexico

Today we visit the Capulin Sanctuary. In this sanctuary you can watch the largest and most beautiful prairie of the Monarch Butterfly region called Los Tres Gobernadores (The Three Governors). Because of its access position and the hibernation colonies location, is it possible to watch an amazing transition of the vegetation. Which is an attractive sight for those who enjoy nature. Afterwards we go back to the “Mesón de las Leyendas” hotel.

Day 5: Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Free day to enjoy the area of Valle de Bravo. Life´s here (literally) built around the lake. The waters of Valle de Bravo are calm and ideal for sports like sailing, water-skiing or kayaking. Enjoy you free afternoon, and pick an activity which you like. Tonight we stay at ¨hotel Mesón de las Leyendas¨, for one more night.

Day 6: Mexico City

Take your time and relax in the morning. Later, we go back to Mexico City and check in at the Majestic hotel.

Day 7: Transfer to airport

The last day of the Monarch Butterfly tour in Mexico. Transfer to airport for your flight back.


  • Land transportation
  • Lodging
  • Breakfast
  • Entrance fees
  • Bilingual guide


  • Airfare
  • Lunch & dinner
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Additional information

1 paxPrivate Tour $ 1,495.00 USD ($ 26,910 MXN) Price based on double occupancy Single supplement $ 270.00 USD ($ 4,860 MXN)

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 5 reviews
December 22, 2017

What an amazing experience! I will never forget this day

December 22, 2017

What an amazing experience! I will never forget this day

December 22, 2017

Very beautiful to see all the butterflies in their natural habitat!

December 22, 2017

Never have we seen so many and such beautiful butterflies, I was speechless

December 22, 2017

Great tour and unforgettable experience!

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