Private tour to the monarch butterfly El Rosario sanctuary.


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Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Other


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be comfortable with a +3 hours driving. It is more suitable for kids over 10 years old.

Friendly: Yes.
You have to be able to get in and out of the car. There will be an extra cost for the people at the sanctuary either using a horse (200 mexican pesos round trip) ( 1500 to 2000 Mexican pesos in case you need to be carried in a platform).

Maximum travelers: 3



English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

This butterflies are part of the wonders in nature

This is the perfect tour for nature lovers! Located about 140 km away from Mexico DF downtown area, El Rosario is considered the biggest butterfly sanctuary of this kind in Mexico. Hiking in El Rosario is an experience by itself, the path is about 3 miles and it's also possible to rent a horse to take you up almost where the butterflies are.


3 hours driving in highway from Mexico city to Rosario sanctuary
2 hours in Monarch sanctuary
1 hour for lunch
3 hours driving back

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection

End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 11 hours

Traffic and weather might affect the duration of this tour, it is advised to take a jacket with you due to the climatic conditions, the butterflies are afected in their willingness to flight by temperature


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What’s Included

Other: Transportation in a private car, toll booths, parking and guide services for up to 4 people.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

550 Mexican Pesos - Meals, beverages admissions fees at El Rosario

What’s Extra

Other: Meals, beverages, admission fees at El Rosario.


Tours could not start from the airport as it would not be possible to pick you up due to airport restrictions.

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