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Day 1: Arrival

Stop At: Zinapecuaro, Zinapecuaro, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Your host family will meet you at the airport and you'll get acquainted at dinner with them.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: stay with host family in Zinapecuaro. We work with a local coordinator who screens hosts and arranges the stays.

Day 2: Zinapecuaro de Figueroa, Michoacán

Stop At: Reino de Atzimba, Parque Acuatico, Calzada Lazaro Cardenas S/N, Zinapecuaro Mexico
Picnic lunch at Atzimba waterpark hosted by your host families. Enjoy the water park and meet your fellow travelers.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: You'll spend the night with your host family

Day 3: Sierra Chincua Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Stop At: Sierra Chincua Butterfly Sanctuary, Mexico
Hike or ride horseback to observer the Monarch butterfly migration. You'll see millions of Monarchs roosting in the trees and if the sun is out you'll see them flying through the air.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Mineral - Tlalpujahua

Day 4: Tlalpujahua - Pueblo Magico

Stop At: Tlalpujahua - Pueblo Magico, Tlalpujahua Mexico
Visit the Dos Estrellas mining museum
Make your own handblown glass Christmas ornament
See the ruins of El Carmen church
Participate in local, traditional Carnaval celebration
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Mineral - Tlalpujahua

Day 5: El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Stop At: El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Preserve, CdMx Mexico
Hike the forested trailed or ride on horseback to see the multitudes of Monarchs at this migration site. You'll see millions of butterflies roosting in the trees and as the day warms they'll begin to fill the skies of the sanctuary
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Agua Blanca - Hotel and Spa - Jungapeo

Day 6: Agua Blanca Hotel and Spa

Stop At: Jungapeo, Jungapeo, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
This is day to relax and take advantage of the beautiful grounds and tropical gardens of this hotel or join us on an adventure to the ruins of San Felipe Alzati.
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Ziráhuato, Mich., Mexico
visit the ruins of San Felipe Alzati
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Zitacuaro, Zitacuaro, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
we'll visit the Mariposario Papalotzin where we'll see the entire Monarch lifecycle in action.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Agua Blanca Hotel and Spa

Day 7: Cerro Pelon Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Stop At: Macheros, Macheros, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Cerro Pelon Monarch Butterfly Reserve
Ride horseback to see the Monarch migration and hike back down if you are inclined. It's a rugged beautiful terrain.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Case Morelia Suites

Day 8: Morelia

Stop At: Centro Historico de Morelia, Morelia Mexico
We'll take a city tour of Morelia
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Casa Morelia Suites


Day 9: Free Day in Morelia - Closing Dinner and Celebration

Stop At: Centro Historico de Morelia, Morelia Mexico
We'll organize a tour to the market and artisans but you might like to venture out on your own for the day.
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Catedral de Morelia, Av Francisco I Madero Pte S/N, Centro Historico, Morelia 58000 Mexico
The streets are closed on Saturday evenings in front of the Cathedral and there is a light show and fireworks. We'll enjoy as a group after dinner.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Casa Morelia Suites

Day 10: Departure

Pass By: Morelia, Morelia, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Departure from Morelia airport or bus station depending on where you're headed.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico

Traveler pickup is offered
If you're arriving to the airport we'll meet you at the terminal. If you're arriving some other way we'll work with you to make arrangements.

Airports

  • Morelia Airport, Morelia Mexico
Duration
10 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 9x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • all Accommodations are included on this tour
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Reino de Atzimba, Parque Acuatico
  • Entry/Admission - Sierra Chincua Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Tlalpujahua - Pueblo Magico
  • Entry/Admission - El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico de Morelia
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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