7-Day - Discover the Beauty of Butterflies

7-Day - Discover the Beauty of Butterflies

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Every year, millions of monarch butterflies embark on an extraordinary journey that spans thousands of miles from the United States and Canada to the highlands of central Mexico. This phenomenon, known as the monarch butterfly migration, is one of the most captivating natural events in the world. For nature enthusiasts and travelers, a monarch butterfly tour in Mexico offers the unique opportunity to witness this awe-inspiring spectacle up close and personal. Experience for yourself, the magical world of the monarch butterfly migration and explore the best destinations and tips for an unforgettable tour of Mexico. This amazing natural event in Mexico can be witnessed with your own eyes as we head to the Piedra Herrada Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, one of the most important monarch reserves in the world! Join us on hiking excursions a hike to experience this unique phenomenon! You will also visit stunning colonial towns, such as Valle de Bravo in the State of Mexico. The monarch butterfly migration is a remarkable natural phenomenon that occurs annually, usually from late October to early March. Millions of monarch butterflies make...

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Duration7 Days / 6 Nights
Type of ServiceGroup Tours
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From the moment you arrive in Mexico City airport, a team member of Va Expeditions will be waiting for you at the airport to take you, in private transport, to your hotel. Once you are settled in your hotel, your expert Naturalist guide, will give you a briefing about the tour. Your guide will tell you about the activities and security as well as some fun facts about the Monarch Butterfly tour in Mexico. 

Services Included: 

  • Private Transport: Mexico City Airport –...
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  • Meals Included: Not Included
  • Accommodations: The Cathedral Hotel (or similar)- Standard double Room with private bathroom.
Mexico Main square
Panoramic view of Mexico city
Mexico Main square
Panoramic view of Mexico city

Mexico City Anthropological Museum

After our breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the Anthropology Museum, one of the world’s finest archaeological museums with a huge collection of artifacts in 23 exhibition halls. The National Museum of Anthropology, located in the heart of Mexico City, stands as a remarkable testament to Mexico's rich and diverse cultural heritage. Established in 1964, this world-renowned museum is a treasure trove of artifacts, artworks, and exhibits that showcase the history, tra...

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  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Accommodations: Mesón de las Leyendas hotel: (or similar) Accommodation in Double Room with private bathroom. (Upgrades available).
National Museum of Anthropology interior
National Museum of Anthropology interior
National Museum of Anthropology exterior
National Museum of Anthropology interior
National Museum of Anthropology interior
National Museum of Anthropology interior

Today we will visit the Piedra Herrada Sanctuary, located on the western slopes of the Nevado de Toluca, meaning that the landscape is made up of high and imposing mountains that exceed 3,000 meters in altitude. The Piedra Herrada Sanctuary (Santuario de la Mariposa Monarca Piedra Herrada) is a remarkable natural reserve located in Mexico. It is renowned for its crucial role as a wintering site for millions of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) that migrate from Canada and the United States.  In this area, the Monarch Butterfly find...

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  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Accommodations: Mesón de las Leyendas hotel: (or similar) - Double Room with private bathroom. (Upgrades available).
Piedra Herrada Santuary - Butterfly resting on the trunk
Valle de Bravo downtown
Valle del Barvo handicraft
Panoramic view of the Valle de Bravo
Piedra Herrada Santuary - Valle de Bravo
Piedra Herrada Santuary - Butterfly resting on the trunk
Valle de Bravo downtown

Today we visit the Capulin Sanctuary. Ecotourism lovers will have a masterful experience when visiting the Ejido El Capulín sanctuary, located in the municipality of Donato Guerra 80 kilometers west of Toluca. You will have to travel four kilometers on foot from the El Capulín farmhouse. The walk will be almost imperceptible thanks to the sublime landscape that you will observe in the coniferous forests and the reward will be gratifying when seeing thousands of 

butterflies’ flutter around you among oyameles ...

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  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Accommodations: Mesón de las Leyendas hotel: (or similar) - Double Room with private bathroom. (Upgrades available).
Capulin Butterfly Sanctuary
Valle de Bravo at night
A view of Churches in the Valle de Bravo
Panoramic view of the Valle de Bravo
Capulin Butterfly Sanctuary 2
Capulin Butterfly Sanctuary
Valle de Bravo at night

Today we will visit a unique local farm that reproduces Monarch butterflies and keeps learning from this impressive species and how you can help protect them. The primary goal of the farm is to protect the Monarch butterflies and their habitat. To achieve this, the farm may collaborate with local environmental organizations, governmental bodies, and researchers to implement conservation initiatives. The farm creates a butterfly-friendly environment by cultivating nectar-rich plants and host plants that cater to the butterflies' needs. These ...

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  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Accommodations: Mesón de las Leyendas hotel: (or similar) - Double Room with private bathroom. (Upgrades available).
Farm Butterfly - Valle de Bravo
Valle de Bravo - Main square
Farm Butterfly
Farm Butterfly - Valle de Bravo
Farm Butterfly - Valle de Bravo
Valle de Bravo - Main square

Today we will leave Valle de Bravo and head back to Mexico City. We will check into the hotel and leave our bags, to head out on a City Tour to the historical center of Mexico City. You will start your Mexico City tour at the heart of the city, where this UNESCO World Heritage site boasts stunning colonial buildings and plazas. Marvel at the grand Metropolitan Cathedral, an impressive example of Spanish Renaissance architecture, which took almost three centuries to complete. The palacio de Bellas Artes  is an impressive sight in the cen...

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  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Accommodations: The Cathedral Hotel (or similar) - Standard double Room with private bathroom.
Metropolitan Cathedral
Palacio de Bellas Artes view
Palacio de Bellas Artes Interrior view
Diego Rivera fresco mural - National Palace
Diego Rivera fresco mural zoom
Metropolitan Cathedral
Palacio de Bellas Artes view

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport This marks the end of the uniquely impressive Monarch Butterfly tour of Mexico. We hope you have a safe trip home and a bag full of incredible memories of this 7-Day – Discover the Beauty of Butterflies tour by Va expeditions.

Services Included: 

  • Transport: Hotel – Mexico City Airport (30 mins). 



  • Meals Included: Breakfast


  • All land transfers as mentioned. 
  • 6 nights of accommodation. 
  • Professional guide who speaks English. 
  • First aid kit 
  • 24/7 support and emergency line available throughout the itinerary. 


  • Airfare 
  • Beverages 
  • Personal expenses 
  • Evacuation: in the event of a serious medical injury, we will coordinate with your travel insurance company to arrange evacuation. 
  • Meals and drinks other than those mentioned in the itinerary. 
  • Tips and gratuities. 
  • Optional excursions. 
  • Items of a personal nature such as souvenirs and telephone calls. 
  • Travel insurance. 
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Guides & Drivers:

2.2. Protective Measures and Equipment to consider:

2.2.1. Mandatory Equipment:


• Face mask

• Tied Hair (in case of having long hair)

• Closed Shoes (not sandals)

• Constant use of Hand Sanitizer

• Use pants with the uniform (not shorts)

• Sanitize your backpack and equipment constantly when providing services

• Limit the use of accessories (wallets, fanny packs, watches, etc.)

• Avoid sharing glasses, spoons, bottles, etc.

• Avoid the use of reusable tissues, make use of disposable towels or napkins

• Make use of the digital thermometer

• Avoid wearing a tie or scarf




3.1. Tourist Guide Service


• Maximum 1 Guide for every 14 visitors

3.2. Tourist Reception

• Welcome: greet without physical contact and maintaining a distance of 1.5 meters.


3.3. Delivery of Preventive Utensils

• Take the temperature of Each Visitor

• Hand Sanitizer

• Masks, if necessary.

• Gloves

 Physical distancy and wear masks in public spaces are mandatory for clients, guides and drivers.

We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

The official currency in Mexico is the mexican peso (MXN). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations.  An example of our sustainable projects:

Sustainable Tourism Policy

Our partner, Martsam Travel, organizes trips focused on sustainability while respecting the natural environment, the communities, and their traditions, trying as much as possible to use suppliers committed to sustainability practices, and collaborating with them in the implementation of these practices that lead us to raise the quality of the services offered.

Environmental Friendliness (Eco-Friendly):

All the activities of the company are analyzed, and it considered in order to avoid, mitigate, reverse or compensate any kind of environmental impact, since the natural environment is an essential part of our product and therefore is vital for our daily survival.

Social and Cultural Responsibility

It implies that the company analyzes and takes into account the social and cultural background of the sites and their areas of influence, in which it develops activities, so that these result benefits the local inhabitants as much as possible. The cultural environment is the most charismatic part of our product and therefore conserving it is conserving our way of life.

Financial Sustainability

We make sure that our operation generates profits for the local communities and make sure the benefits are real, we also ensure that the payments to the services they provide are fair.

Our partner, Martsam Travel, cooperates with different service providers such as hotels, restaurants, community projects, leaders, and local guides, relying on the “Best Practices Agreement in Sustainable Tourism”, established with the Rainforest Alliance in 2006.

Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number: + (502) 5417-5517

At VA Expeditions we believe that every action we take should generate a positive impact on the communities and the environment of our entire production chain, which is why we carry out various activities focused on this objective. An example of our sustainable projects: Conservation in Ria Lagartos,

Conservation in Selestun, Merida Yucatan

 Conservation at Sian Kan Reserve and Muyil Archaeological Site,

Visit local families, markets, etc

Visit communiarian projects at Señor and Tihosuco in Quinta Roo,

Projects at Oaxaca with artisanal agave production.

All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number: + (502) 5417-5517. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: info@valenciatravelcusco.com 

This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your  hotel.

For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

It depends on each itinerary. We suggest contacting your account representative to give you specific information regarding your  program.

We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

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why Va Expeditions

Va Expeditions is a Peruvian owned travel company with international standards, offering the best quality service around, if you are looking for an unforgettable holiday experience in Central and South America.
We are proud to operate our groups personally for a completely authentic and hands-on experience throughout your journey, from beginning to end. We will be with you from your initial enquiry until you are back home, with a headful of memories about your Peru vacation. Our expert team of guides, field staff, office staff and local experts are there to assist you, guide you and explain all you need to know while you are in Central or South America.
Our creative office staff will be by your side throughout the booking process, to create the perfect trip based on exactly what you want to experience. These incredible experts with a true passion for travel in Latin America, will assist you, offering advice, travel tips, in-country information and most importantly, will listen to you about your travel requirements, to create the perfect holiday itinerary, especially for you.
You will have the opportunity to choose from a number of different countries with central and South America which have been expertly designed to get the most out of this astounding part of the world. You can choose your preferred pace with as much excitement and adventure activities, or as relaxed and in-depth as you prefer. You are totally in charge of your holiday plans!
We offer a personalized service for a range of different abilities and requirements. You will have the correct number of guides, transport options, different route preferences, and hotel options to choose from. We are here to cater for your every requirement during your vacation, and we will take care of all the logistics and finer details so that you can concentrate on your vacation without any worries.


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