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

The monarch butterflies take a long journey to Piedra Herrada, Mexico a Monarch Sanctuary, in order to escape the winters in the USA and Canada.This is one of the most important monarch reserves in the world. During this tour, we will hike in this magical place so we can witness one of the biggest colonies of Monarch Butterflies. Not only you will enjoy this beautiful nature event but you will also have the opportunity to visit colonial towns, such as the Valle de Bravo in the State of Mexico.

In case you are interested in conservation projects in the area, visit Forest for Monarchs

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


  • $ 2,995 USD per person bassed on double occupancy.
  • Single supplement: $ 700 USD

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Day 1: Arrival in Mexico City

Arrival in Mexico City. You will be welcomed by your professional naturalist tour guide. Transfer to “Majestic Hotel” where you´ll get a briefing. The guide will give you more information about the activities during your trips and the security. Not only that but you will already learn some fun facts about the Monarch Butterfly tour in Mexico.

Day 2: Anthropology Museum of Mexico

In the morning we will visit the Anthropology Museum, one of the best archaeological museums. The museum offers 23 exhibition halls with a huge collection of artifacts, and the most famous of which is the Aztec sun stone, a cosmological calendar.

Afterwards we will departure to Valle de Bravo. This magical town surrounded by mountains is considered important tourist destination. In Valle de Bravo for the comfort of the tourists there are excellent hotels, restaurants, equestrian club, beautiful golf courses and manmade lake. Overnight in  “Mesón de las Leyendas” hotel.

Day 3: Piedra Herrada Sanctuary, Mexico

Visit the Piedra Herrada Sanctuary, the perfect spot to watch the monarch butterflies. There are  two ways to get there by horseback riding or walking. It will take between 1-2 hours approximately to arrive and still have to hike for a while.  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.

Overnight in “Mesón de las Leyendas” hotel.

Day 4: Capulin Sanctuary, Mexico

Today we visit the Capulin Sanctuary. This sanctuary is home to the largest and most beautiful prairie of the Monarch Butterfly region called Los Tres Gobernadores (The Three Governors). From there it is possible to watch an amazing transition of the vegetation, because it has access position and because of the hibernation colonies location. After that we will depart to Valle de Bravo. Overnight in “Mesón de las Leyendas” hotel.

Day 5: Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Free day to enjoy the area of Valle de Bravo. The water of the lake is ideal for sports like boating, sailing, water skiing or kayaking. You can also go hand gliding, cycle or choose any other activity you like to do. Overnight in ¨Mesón de las Leyendas¨ hotel.

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

We recommend to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bio-degradable sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Change of clothes
  • Sandals
  • Hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Extra money

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 5 reviews
December 22, 2017

I didnt know what to expect but you guys totally did a great job! I would recommend this tour to my friends!

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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