The Monarchs in Michoacán

Feb 22 – Mar 2, 2022
Nine Days and Eight Nights


Trip begins at: México City International Airport on Feb 22, 2022 at 1:45 p.m.
Trip ends at: México City International Airport on Mar 2, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
No. of days: Nine days and eight nights
Areas of interest: Art, folk art, natural wonders, history,  anthropology, gastronomy


    • Celebrating and enjoying the best gastronomy in Michoacán, with chefs and traditional cooks
    • Enjoying the orange-colored butterflies at the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, where we will visit three different sanctuaries
    • Experiencing the colonial city of Morelia, visiting its museums, galleries and its remarkable colonial center
    • Visiting four Pueblos Mágicos – Pátzcuaro, Cuitzeo, Santa Clara del Cobre, and Tzintzuntzan
    • Seeing the colors of the Purépecha culture through its architecture, textiles and flavors and celebrating the Carnival in different locations with dances, festivals, and much more
    • Admiring the beauty of Lake Pátzcuaro and the life that surrounds it
    • Visiting the folk artists at Santa Clara del Cobre
    • Having a gastronomic experience with Chef Lucero Soto, considered the best authority in her field in Michoacán. You will have a hands-on lesson with her.
    • Being amazed at the magnificence of the Paricutín Volcano and the village that was partially covered by its wash




We will pick you up from the International Airport at 1:45 p.m. and then we will drive three hours to go to Tlalpujahua, in a natural area. Here, you will find the perfect atmosphere to prepare to visit the Monarch butterflies.


Today we will visit the Sanctuary of Senguio, one of the most impressive places to admire the Monarch butterflies. We will have a walk of 2 km. in order to get to the top of the mountain. Then we will spend some time in Tlalpujahua.


After breakfast we will visit another important sanctuary, El Rosario. Then we will go to another beautiful village, Tlalpujahua. Our final destination will be the city of Morelia.


Today we will have the opportunity to visit different historic buildings that include the fine architecture and interesting cultural areas in Morelia, such as the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Sanctuary of Guadalupe and the Clavijero Palace. After lunch we will visit Cuitzeo.


After breakfast we will go to the area of Patzcuaro. Also, we will visit the yácatas of Tzintzuntzan and we will be immersed in the beauty of the landscape of this area of Morelia.


We will continue searching for the most emblematic places in Morelia, including the Church of Santa Rosa de Lima, the Morelia Aqueduct and the Regional Museum of Michoacán.


We will travel to Santa Clara del Cobre, where we will visit a local artist and learn about the importance of copper since pre-Hispanic times. Also we will visit the Museum of Copper.


Today, we will take the road to San Juan Parangaricutiro, where we will learn about the volcano and the church that was partially covered by its ashes. This experience will be fascinating. There will be plenty of time to take unique photos of this extraordinary place.


We will leave Morelia to go to México City, arriving at the airport by 4:30 p.m.


Cost per person (double occupancy):$1,660
To reserve your spot:$830
Balance (due by Dec 10, 2022):$830
If you'd like a private room, add:$350

The tour includes:

    • Transportation: México City Airport-Michoacán-México City Airport
    • Daily tours
    • A guide specialized in archaeology, ethnography and anthropology
    • Entrance fees to all the attractions detailed in the tour description
    • Horse rides in two butterfly sanctuaries
    • Accommodations
    • Daily breakfast at the hotel
    • Welcome dinner and eight lunches

It does not include:

    • Tips
    • Telephone calls, laundry, etc.

This trip was designed for only fourteen travelers.

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Currency conversion of $1,660 USD as of today:
MXN: $29,415
CAD: $2,272
EURO: $1,518