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Address: Cerro Prieto, Mexico
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Private Tour to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary from Mexico City
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I traveled with Travelphile Tours and guides. Rode horse up and back. Trail is not improved much but the butterflies were amazing. This is truly butterfly heaven. There is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I traveled with Travelphile Tours and guides. Rode horse up and back. Trail is not improved much but the butterflies were amazing. This is truly butterfly heaven. There is a walking trail also up the mountain and down. Lots of springs and it was spring on the mountain with many blooming wild flowers.

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Las Cruces NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was truly an outstanding trip. EcoColors Tours did an amazing job. Our driver Alberto did a great job. I cannot say enough good about our guide Clemente! He added things onto the trip. We visited extra museums and toured Mexico City and Valle de Bravo. The first day I was not prepared for the altitude 10,800 feet and had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Butterfly was in the top of the mountain. Don't worry, you can use horse to the top, the cose of return ticket was just 150 peso. It took about 40 minutes to the top. was exciting and beautiful. There is also some lake nearby that mountain.You can enjoy good lunch. If you like paragliding activities, you can enjoy near the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

The El Rosario Monarch Butterfly reserve is truly an eye-opening natural classroom for human to respect. Thousands of Monarch butterflies fly, drink, mate and die/sleep in the reserve before the females move on to lay eggs in Canada. We humans have to respect their life cycle and their path. It is spectacular to see them living in hundreds in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

We visited these two locations on consecutive days, both of which were sunny, so the butterflies were in the air as well as on the trees. We have to disagree with the Lonely Planet guide on this one but perhaps we were just lucky. We visited the Sierra Chincua reserve on a midweek afternoon in early February. Two small parties... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

I visited Cerro Pelon reserve which I hear is the least accessible site to see the butterflies from and also the place you can see them the closest. You are required to have a guide go with you which you can hire at the gate. I don't speak Spanish well but it seemed like each person needed a guide (not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

It was a nice place, very butter-tiful. The employees were all very nice. It is quite a bit of walking but worth it! The horses were all nice as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

One of the most magical places to visit. The butterflies are everywhere! We went on a sunny day in mid-February (the peak season), and we were amazed at how many there were!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Even after viewing the Nova program on the Monarch Butterfly Reserve viewing it in person was beyond my expectations. Our guide said that it is estimated 150 million butterflies overwinter in this one reserve. I estimate I saw 50 million on my visit. The tree trunks were covered and tree branches were drooping with masses of Monarchs plus they were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

We took a day trip tour from Morelia and our guide, Alfredo, took us to Sierra Chincua reserve. It was about 45 min walk from the parking lot. It was nice and sunny day, so littellary millions of monarch flying around. It was amazing experience.

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