The Sound of Butterfly Wings

Can you imagine actually being able to hear the beating of butterfly wings?

Surprisingly, it’s possible…in the butterfly sanctuaries of Mexico — the only place in the world where they are audible due to the staggering numbers congregating together!

Every autumn, up to 300 million monarchs migrate 3,000 miles from the U.S. and Canada to their ancestral wintering grounds in the volcanic mountains of central Mexico.

Custom Departures
Customized independent departures can be arranged for this destination. Please contact us for more information and we’d be happy to assist you.
Guests on this Monarch Adventure witness this moving phenomenon each year, guided by Mexico’s premier naturalists. As you enter the remote forest groves in which monarchs find refuge — including El Rosario, Chincua, and Piedra Herrada Butterfly Sanctuaries — you’re sure to be awestruck by the sights (and sounds!) of monarchs taking to the air in swirls of orange. The beauty of the butterflies is so ethereal that many Mexicans still hold the Aztec belief that the souls of the dead are reborn as monarchs.

On this memorable trip you will travel through colorful Mexican towns, visiting local markets and supporting conservation and traditional culture through ecotourism.

Accommodations, meals (except on Day 6), services of NHA Expedition Leaders, most gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, horseback riding option at Chincua and Piedra Herrada, park entrance fees, all taxes (except Mexico’s departure and airport taxes).

Not Included
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, meals on Day 6, alcoholic beverages (except beer with meals), some gratuities, items of a personal nature phone calls, laundry, etc.), airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance.

Physical Requirements
Moderate / Flexible

Visiting the butterfly sanctuaries requires walking about two miles at altitudes up to 10,660 feet, sometimes over rough terrain, and can be considered strenuous for people who are less active. Horses are available to ride in Chincua and in Piedra Herrada, but not in Rosario, often the steepest ascent. Generally, trips later in the season tend to be less strenuous since the butterflies move down the mountain. Travelers concerned with their physical capabilities should contact our office for further details on the exact physical requirements of this trip, and their personal physician for his/her opinion. Our Expedition Leaders are adept at handling groups with widely varied ability levels so that all travelers are accommodated.

2012 Fees
$2,995 pp
Single Supp.: $545
Deposit: $799

Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. 2013 fees may change slightly.

Call 1.866.269.2659 for more information, or booking details!

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