Monarch butterflies Sanctuary


Tour Number

Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. Because the trip is long I don't recommend it for children under 10 years old.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Private tour to see the Monarch butterflies

Every year Monarch butterflies come from the Rocky Mountains and the Great Lakes to the temperate forests in Mexico. They fly up to 5, 000 km (about 3, 000 mi) for the winter in Mexico.
The season is from November to March, when they go back to the north.
Going there is a beautiful experience that is available a few months every year.


Starting from San Miguel or Queretaro.
Visit to the Sanctuary
Return to starting point.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your place in San Miguel or Queretaro.

End location: Same as meeting point or where you indicate.

Duration: 11 hours

This tour is available from November to March.


Sedan 2014 or newer, in excellent condition. With air conditioning. This is a tour for up to 3 people, if your group is larger than that I can arrange a bigger vehicle.

What’s Included

My guiding and driving services.
Round transportation and my expenses for the trip.
Entrances fee to the Sanctuary.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

300 Pesos - For food and drinks.
You can rent a horse to get to the Sanctuary for 200 pesos approx.

What’s Extra

Food and drinks.


My tour guide credential allows me to guide all over the country.

A Recent Review of this tour

This was an excellent excursion with Aaron. We drove from San Miguel to the Sanctuary. The time went by quickly as Aaron filled the time with history of the region, commentary and pertinent information. Once we were there, it was clear that Aaron is passionate about the butterfly sanctuary (and Guanajuato in general). The interaction with the monarchs was astounding and something we'll never forget. Recommendation: Take the horses! We'll certainly contact Aaron next time for the Queretaro tour.
Douglas Guthrie

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