Mexico Monarch Butterfly Trail

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10 days,Mexico City to Mexico City

Watch thousands of monarch butterflies surround you, tread off the beaten path on horseback to small towns, set your sights on impressive architecture in Morelia's city centre, sample Mexico City's vibrant nightlife

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For the nature lover who also appreciates cultural luminescence, this butterfly adventure captures the brightest colours of Mexico in just ten days. From the historic streets of Mexico City, you'll travel through stunning national parks, colonial towns and beautiful countryside as you follow the migration of the monarch butterfly. Wander through flutters of butterflies in the reserves of El Rosario and Sierra Chincua. Off the beaten path, this quirky adventure will give you a unique insight into the people and 'mariposas' of Mexico.

What's Included

  • Horseback ride (Uruapan). Angahuan visit. Janitzio and Tzintzuntzan tour. Morelia guided city tour. El Rosario Butterfly Reserve tour. Sierra Chincua Butterfly Reserve tour. El Capulin Butterfly Reserve tour. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • (Allow USD240-320 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (9 nts).
  • Public bus, private van, horseback.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
Day 1 Mexico City

Arrive at any time.

Days 2-3 Angahuan/Uruapan

Horseback ride in Uruapan and visit rural Angahuan. Option to visit the beautiful waterfall of Eduardo Ruiz National Park.

Days 4-5 Pátzcuaro

Tour to famous island of Janitzio and nearby Tzintzuntzan, capital of the ancient Tarascan Kingdom.

Day 6 Morelia

Guided city tour. Option to explore the many museums or just wander through town admiring the beautiful architecture.

Days 7-8 El Rosario/Cerro Pelón/Angangueo

Guided tour of El Rosario Butterfly Reserve and El Capulin Reserve.

Day 9 Sierra Chincua/Mexico City

Guided tour of Sierra Chincua Butterfly Reserve. Transfer back to the capital in the evening.

Day 10 Mexico City

Depart at any time.

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