3-DAY MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION (SAMPLE):
Witnessing the Monarch butterfly migration is a real once in a lifetime experience.
Combine your journey to this area with visits to the historic centre of Morelia and 'magical town' of Patzcuaro.
2 nights in luxury accommodation with breakfast included.
Professional airport transfers in an air-conditioned car.
Private driver and licensed English speaking guide for all excursions.
Attraction entry fees where applicable.
Day-1 – Morelia:
You will be met at Morelia International Airport and transferred to your hotel. There you have the rest of the day to settle in and relax or maybe take a stroll around the city of Morelia, a world heritage site in it's own right.
Day-2 – Morelia:
An English-speaking tour guide will collect you from the hotel and take you on your journey to the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. 'The journey really is the destination' during this 1.5 hour drive as you travel through rural Mexico and get to witness life the traditional Mexican villages. There are refreshment stops along the way.
Arriving at the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve your guide will explain to you in detail about the life cycle of the Monarch. Over a billion butterflies are reportedly journey from Canada each year. This number is evident when you see the branches of the giant fir trees sway side to side from the weight of all the Monarchs clinging to it.
A traditional Mexican lunch can be had at one of the many family run restaurants on site.
You will be transferred from the reserve directly back to your hotel and the evening is at leisure.
Day-3 – Morelia:
Your final day will see a fully guided tour of historic district Morelia City in the morning. Learn about the history of the historic city centre which dates back to the 16th century and admire the 16th century pink stone architecture.
In the afternoon a short drive will take you to the 'magical town' of Patzcuaro. Lunch will be had here so you can sample some of the best Mexican cuisine which this area is famous for. Further on for this be ready to see quaint streets, churches and the like on your stroll around this extremely walkable town. Be sure to inspect some of the locally made art and crafts on offer.
Return to Morelia in the early evening for your onward departure flights.