Private tour to the monarch butterfly El Rosario sanctuary.


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Activity Level



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


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be comfortable with a +3 hours driving. It is more suitable for kids over 10 years old. It would be possible to provide one child seat for children up to 25 kg.

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: 4



Spanish (fluent), French (basic), English (fluent)

This butterflies arrive from Canada each winter

Hiking in El Rosario monarch butterfly sanctuary in a 3 miles long path. This is for nature lover's. El Rosario is the biggest sanctuary of this kind of butterfly in Mexico, it's better than going to Valle de Bravo, because this sanctuary is right in the heart of the proper territory for the butterflies.


Mexico City to El Rosario Butterfly sanctuary in Michoacan State and back.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Customer's lodging in Mexico City

End location: Customer's lodging in Mexico City

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


Renault Latitude or Honda Fit 2014

What’s Included

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

Meals, beverages, admission fees at El Rosario.


Licensed tour guide (N04496) and no restrictions like the non licensed guides. A "guide" has to show you a badge with his name issued by SECTUR (tourism ministry) and wear it always.

A Recent Review of this tour

Carlos was a wonderful guide and great company! Our family enjoyed talking with Carlos on the over three hour drive to and from the El Rosario Monarch Reserve. At the reserve, he was very informative. He was also patient with our two young daughters, allowing them all the time they needed to explore and take in the horse-ride, hike, amazing scenery and magnificent Monarch butterflies in the Oyamel Fir Forest. We highly recommend Carlos!
Joshua Nguyen

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