Mexico Monarch Butterfly Trail

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

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.)
  • Public bus, private van, horseback.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Hotels (9 nts).

Additions Available on This Tour


Day 1Mexico City

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Mexico City/Uruapan

Explore Mexico City before travelling to Uruapan.

Day 3Uruapan

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

Day 4Uruapan/Pátzcuaro

Opt to visit the national park in the morning before continuing on to Pátzcuaro. Spend an afternoon enjoying the colonial city.

Day 5Pátzcuaro

Enjoy a full day visiting the famous island of Janitzio and nearby Tzintzuntzan, capital of the ancient Tarascan Kingdom.

Day 6Pátzcuaro/Morelia

Travel to Morelia with a guided city tour on arrival. Opt to explore the many museums or just wander through town admiring the beautiful architecture.

Day 7Morelia

Enjoy a free day to explore this charming city.

Day 8Morelia/Mineral de Angangueo

Travel to Angangueo. En route, visit El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Reserve.

Day 9Mineral de Angangueo/Mexico City

Enjoy a guided tour of Sierra Chincua Butterfly Reserve before heading back to the capital in the evening.

Day 10Mexico City

Depart at any time.

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