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Monarch Itinerary

Here is a sample itinerary–note that there are many options including before and after experiences in Mexico City. Also it is important to know that there are several areas to observe the monarch reserves and we can adjust to fit with your fitness level and preference for lodging.

This itinerary shows us staying in Mexico City, but we often head straight to the monarch roosting areas from the airport inn Mexico City (MEX).

Trips we have done the last couple of years often include several days in Mexico City, Puebla, and/or Oaxaca.

The reserves usually open sometime in November and there are monarchs to see until the first or second week of March. Note that they are much more active and the weather is warmer in late February and early March.

Call Dave at 217.369.9897 or email davehensleigh@gmail.com to discuss options and scheduling.

Five Day Monarch Butterfly Experience
Authentic Mexico Travel
Date Overnight City Hotel Included Meals Activities
Day 1 Mexico City Hampton Inn and Suites Arrive MEX and stay the evening in the city center near the main plaza.
Day 2 Angangueo Plaza Don Gambino B Travel out of Mexico City toward the mountains of Michoacan visiting a small ruins along the way toward the monarch reserves.
Day 3 Angangueo Plaza Don Gambino B Travel the short distace to Sierra Chincua reserve and hike into the viewing areas.
Day 4 Villa de Bravo Hotel Casa Nueva B Visit the largest of the monarch areas at Rosario and return toward Mexico City to one of Mexico’s loveliest towns.
Day 5 Mexico City B Option today to fly home or extend your stay in Mexico City or Puebla.
This itineary has many options for the start and end of the trip as well as the reserves visited.