Monarch Butterfly Migration
The monarch butterfly migration is one of those events that everyone needs to see once in their lifetime. The migration takes place from November to March each year, with a full display usually being seen around December and January.
The butterflies escape the harsh winters of North America and make their way south to the colonial regions of Mexico to hibernate for the winter. This tour will take you to one of the biosphere reserves where you can undertake a small hike to the location the butterflies have gathered. Once there, look up and witness tree after tree covered in a thick covering of pure orange. It is not unusual to see tree branches moving around due to the weight of the thousands of butterflies attached to it.
Due to the travel time from Mexico City to the biosphere reserve, an overnight stop is taken at the Unesco listed city of Morelia on the way there and in the red and white town of Pátzcuaro on the way back.
Make this year, the year that you go and see this fascinating display of nature.
Airport or hotel pick up and drop off
2-Nights superior quality accommodation
All entrance fees for listed activities
English speaking, licensed guide
from: £375 / $480USD per person
CUSTOM PRIVATE TOURING:
All our tours on offer are custom made by our dedicated in-country experts. This itinerary can be adjusted to your own preferences.
Day-1 – Mexico City to Morelia:
You will be met at Mexico City Airport or your hotel in Mexico City and from here you
and transferred to the Rosewood Puebla.
There you have the rest of the day to settle in and relax or take a stroll around this town which is known for its rich cultural history.
Puebla provides the opportunity to travel back in time through its Historical Centre. You can admire one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Mexico, as well as the oldest theatre in Latin America. Additionally, Puebla’s cuisine is one of the most renowned in the country. The typical dishes are an eclectic mix of indigenous, cloistered, and contemporary cuisine with French, Spanish and Lebanese influences.
The construction of Rosewood Puebla followed a careful preservation process. The National Institute of Anthropology and History, the highest authority on the conservation of national heritage, authorised and actively monitored the project. It integrated the existing historic architecture with a contemporary touch. Rosewood Puebla is the cultural merge of three buildings: Casa Azul (nineteenth century), Casa Verde (nineteenth-‐century) and the Briseño Building.
Day-2 – Puebla:
Puebla is a true food lovers paradise. On this morning’s private tour you will explore La Acocota market which is the oldest in town. Try taco arabes (grilled, spit roasted pork). Another must try is the meaty, crunchy pelona sandwich served on fried bread. Try some deserts which consist of artesian candy originally developed by local nuns and freshly baked pan dulce (sweet bread rolls). Finally, you will get to sample a collection of artesian liquors.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Puebla or enjoy your hotel.
Day-3 – Puebla:
This morning you will meet a local chef for a half day cooking class in their own home kitchen. Visit the market and get a broad overview of local ingredients and flavours. Enjoy personalised attention while you create a traditional entrée, main and desert using Mexican cooking principles.
Late afternoon will see you transfer back to Mexico City Airport and fly to Leon, a short journey from here will see you arrive at the Rosewood San Miguel De Allende.
Rosewood San Miguel De Allende
In an enchanting artists' village nestled in the mountains north of Mexico City, the resort of Rosewood San Miguel de Allende® has risen among the handsome colonial villas, cobblestone lanes and church spires of central Mexico's oldest town. Cradled within the historical heart of downtown, this sanctuary presents 67 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, signature restaurants, a rooftop lounge, outdoor amphitheater and luxury residences. San Miguel de Allende, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
All 67 rooms, suites and 7 stunning Private Residences at this luxury resort offer spacious living areas, wood-beamed ceilings, thoughtful appointments and furnishings of the finest Mexican craftsmanship. Ground-level rooms and suites are graced with a garden terrace while accommodations on the second and third floors offer private balconies with views of San Miguel de Allende's El Centro, the resort's lush gardens and/or the sparkling pools.
1826 Restaurant & Bar - In 1826, the town adopted the name San Miguel de Allende in honour of Mexican Independence hero Igancio de Allende. At the resort's signature restaurant, the country's heritage is continually celebrated with traditional and innovative Mexican culinary expressions. Guests of San Miguel's most anticipated new restaurant enjoy a choice of dining al fresco on the patio surrounding La Casona or indoors in proximity to the restaurant's bustling open artisan kitchen. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Situated across from the main restaurant, 1826 Bar offers delectable snacks and a full bar with the finest tequilas to enjoy in a convivial, relaxing ambience enhanced with the comfort of a crackling fireplace.
Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar- Under clear, star-studded skies, the Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar serves up savoury authentically prepared Mexican and Spanish tapas in a casual atmosphere.
Awash in San Miguel's warm sun, guests are offered refreshing beverages, specialty cocktails, Mexican snacks and light fare at the poolside restaurant and bar.
Located on the top floor of the resort's main building, Sense, The world-class spa sanctuary offers a full range of therapies, treatments, massage and facials, including signature offerings that integrate Mexican healing traditions with indigenous ingredients, as well as extensive and separate facilities for men and women featuring saunas and steam. A well-appointed fitness centre offers state-of-the-art facilities, personal trainers, yoga and Pilates instruction.
Day-4 – San Miguel De Allende:
A walk through the historic downtown area of San Miguel that will show you the architecture, history and culture of this beautiful town. You will visit churches and historic landmarks where you’ll learn everything about the founding and past of this destination which has been rated number three must visit city in the world by Conde Nast.
Day-5 - San Miguel De Allende / Guanajuato:
Depart San Miguel in the morning for an all-day tour to Guanajuato.
This is an amazing city located in the mountains, where people built their colourful houses. Starting as a mining town in the 16th century, you will be impressed by its colourful houses, the streets that run underneath the city and the mountains, the museums and historical buildings. Be sure to visit the Diego Rivero House Museum.
Day-6 - 12 – Los Cabos:
From Leon Airport you will fly to Los Cabos Airport where you will be transferred the the legendary Rosewood Las Ventanas Al Parasio.
Rosewood Las Ventanas Al Parasio
Las Ventanas al Paraiso sets the standard for the hospitality industry with its unparalleled level of service, innovative amenities and romantic ambiance.
The resort offers 84 luxurious suites and villas, including 12 Signature beach villas and five distinct dining venues including coastal cuisine with Asian influences at Arbol, an authentic Mexican menu at El Restaurante, Sea Grill featuring ‘La Marisqueria,’ savory street tacos at Taqueria and an authentic and fresh ceviche experience at the Tequila & Ceviche Bar.
Renowned for the extensive array of innovative, ultra-luxury amenities and programs, Las Ventanas boasts a highly-trained team of pampering Pool Butlers at the legendary Infinity Pool and a Director of Romance dedicated to making guests’ romantic dreams come true.
The Spa at Las Ventanas is heralded as one of the world’s top spas, featuring exquisite indoor-outdoor treatment rooms, private terraces, duet suites for couples, a serene solarium and a full-service beauty salon. The treatment menu features a variety of holistic treatments inspired by the resort’s surroundings in Los Cabos.
Leisure activities abound, and include world-class golf, an acclaimed spa, deep sea fishing, water sports and more. Las Ventanas is a journey to the very ends of the earth, and an experience to be treasured again and again.
The spacious guest-rooms offer a wide array of floor plans ranging from 960 square feet Junior Suites to 5,000 square feet Villas. All rooms feature butler service, complimentary wireless internet, air conditioning, ceiling fans, large private terraces overlooking the resort and the Sea of Cortez, wood or gas burning fireplaces, telescopes for whale watching and stargazing, direct dial telephones, flat screen televisions, DVD players and CD players.
Many rooms have private rooftop terraces and outdoor Jacuzzis.New Ocean view and Beachfront Signature Villas each have private infinity pools, outdoor showers and spacious living and dining areas with your own private 24hr butler. Additional amenities include fresh fruit and bottled water replenished daily, unique in-room welcome tequila amenity, a full service Spa, seven pools with poolside butler service, state-of-the-art fitness centre and two tennis courts. The resort is adjacent to an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II Championship Golf Course as well as an array of recreational and leisure activities.
The Spa is world-renowned for its skilled therapists and holistic menu of treatments.Guests can enjoy spa treatments in the private indoor-outdoor treatment rooms, in their suite, or at the ocean's edge in the private Spa pavilion on the beach. We also feature a full-service beauty salon.
Day-6 - 12 – Los Cabos:
Private air-conditioned transfer to Los Cabos International Airport for your flight back home.