CATCH THE MAGIC!
MEXICO CITY MONARCH BUTTERFLY TOUR
This private tour enables you to visit the thousands of Monarch butterflies who make Mexico their home every winter.
Monarch butterfly season is a truly magical time in Mexico. From December to March, we are blessed with a fleeting visit from millions of Monarch butterflies, who travel 2500 miles to spend their winter in a warmer climate.
Being surrounded by thousands of delicate butterflies, carpeting the trees and forest floor, is a truly one-of-a-kind moment for nature-lovers & photographers alike.
With our private guide, hill-top horse trek, village refreshments & seamless door-to-door luxury service, we make your 10 hour round-trip a breeze.
Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) are the only insect that travels 2500 miles to warm itself over winter.
For little wings, that's a VERY long way to travel.
Mexico is one of only two places in the world that is privy to this visit!
Watch the November 2017 footage our guide Javier just filmed!
This tour takes you from downtown Mexico City direct to the butterflies' rural wilderness sanctuary, with time to enjoy a relaxed lunch at the charming lakeside artisan's village, Valle de Bravo.
Time for a stroll and a delicious traditional lunch and/or espresso stop at the nearby village of Valle del Bravo.
We did 2 days of tours with Cesar and we had a great time. He arrived at our location early and gave us a lot of information before even arriving to each destination without being overwhelming (as many guides can be at times).
PRICES : BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY TOUR
Your tour price includes private transport and guide, hilltop horse trek to the Temascaltépec Sanctuary, and your entrance fees.
Total for an outing for a 1-4 person group = US$550 + tax
Travelling in a larger group? 5-10person transport is available. Pease contact us for a quote
The Monarch butterflies' visit to Mexico is a seasonal migration. The opportunity to see them at this rural Mexico City sanctuary is only possible from late November to late February. Make the most of this precious window of time!!
MEET YOUR MEXICO CITY GUIDES
Our cultural & historic guides are licensed, knowledgeable, and have personality!
Our guides understand that giving you the chance to pause, and observe, and absorb are important too. That's why they are on the Stylewalk MX team.
Anyone can churn out facts, but these guys are cool. They are real people, with real lives. They love their city, but they are not in love with the sound of their own voices! They are flexible to YOUR needs. The focus is YOU and YOUR experience. We call it being professional. You would call it relaxing, informative, and fun.
Javier has over twenty years experience as a professional cultural & historic guide. He is up-to-date on new research & discoveries.
Javier Tapia is our Head of Transport and Cultural Tours. Javier is a professional licensed guide (officially authorised by the Mexican Government) and has been working as a tour guide in his hometown of Mexico City for over 20 years. He has a really great attitude, his tours always have great flow and he is highly respected in the tour community as the Treasurer of the Tourist Guides Union.
When Javier is not on tour, he is found out walking his SIX (!) dogs, or going for a country cruise on one of his luxury Harley Davidsons (yes, like all fanatics, he collects them!)
Cesar has been working as a licensed guide since 2002. He is the master of making any tour flow smoothly.
César Tapia is Javier Tapia's younger brother. César has been working as a professional licensed guide (officially authorised by the Mexican Government) alongside Javier since 2002.
César is best known for his great sense of humour, his readiness to adapt to any situation, and his deep passion for Mexican history. When he is not on the job, he loves to take his dog for a walk and, like Javier, he has a definite soft spot for taking his cruiser style motorbikes out for a spin in the country.
Our guides know a lot. But they are not in love with the sound of their own voices! Their focus is on creating a great all-round experience for you.
Monarch butterflies migrate to the same Oyamel Fir trees in Mexico, each and every year.
This is actually one of nature's compelling mysteries because it was their grandparents that visited those same trees last year, and not the butterflies we see today!
YOUR MONARCH BUTTERFLY TOUR ITINERARY
The tour to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary is a10 hour round trip departing Mexico City. It includes time to rest and get out 'n about.
• 08:00 Pick up from your Mexico City hotel /Airbnb - private guide & luxury transport
• 10:00 Arrive at the Temascaltepec Butterfly Sanctuary.
Take a short horse ride to the top of forest hilltops where the butterflies reside.
• Learn all about the migration movements & lifecycle of the Monarch Butterfly.
Have quiet time to watch, enjoy & photograph the butterflies in their natural outdoor habitat.
• 13:00 Stop for lunch at charming artisan's village of Valle de Bravo.
Stroll the cobbled laneways of this official 'magic village'.
Browse the wares of the tiny workshops, should you wish.
• 16:00 Return trip to Mexico City
• 18:00 Door-to-door service to your Hotel / Airbnb
Handwoven and handmade treasures at the lakeside village ofValle Del Bravo.
Such a journey!
Monarch butterflies fly from12 -30 miles per hour and will cover about 80 miles a day to arrive at the Temascaltépec Sanctuary, a rural area outside of Mexico City.
HOW DO I BOOK A TOUR TO SEE THE BUTTERFLY MIGRATION IN MEXICO?
(and then what happens?)
Your booking is reserved via our secure online booking platform.
Here's what to expect...
- Click on the orange booking button.
- Identify which tour slots are available in our live bookings calendar.
- Remember these are private tours. Once you book a timeslot, the tours is yours and yours alone.
- Reserve your preferred time/day with our secure online payment gateway.
- Receive an instant booking confirmation! Your tour is 100% yours!
- You'll receive detailed info about tour guide and their contact phone number.
- The day of your tour, your guide-driver comes to meet you at your hotel.
If you need to change the day or time of your tour after booking, just let us know!
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