Starting in December of 2020 through March of 2021
Travel to Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserves
Encounter millions of butterflies suspended on the limbs of oyamel pine trees. Experience the magnificent biodiversity unique to our hemisphere deep in the mountains of Mexico . Join the Monarchs. Escape the winter cold. This winter excursion is designed to focus on the phenomenon of North America’s migratory Monarch butterflies. Three full days are set aside to visit three different sanctuaries and learn about Mexican efforts to promote environmentally-sound economic practices in the delicate ecosystem of the Sierra Madre. Besides being educational, we want this trip to be fun as well. That’s why we’ve included time to meet local people, swim, sample delicious Mexican cooking, time to and visit traditional sites of Michoacán while being warmed by the Mexican sunshine. Join us on this late-winter adventure. Follow the butterflies to the warm mountains of Mexico.
All Monarch Odyssey tours will include visits to three butterfly sanctuaries. We’ll stay in local towns to take advantage of cultural and natural attractions in the area, partaking of the flavors of Michoacán. We travel from the mountains to a tropical valley.
- Sierra Chincua Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
- Tlalpujahua de Rayón and Dos Estrellas Gold and Silver Mine
- El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
- Hotel Spa Agua Blanca
- Cerro Pelon Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
- Hacienda de la Condesa Miravalle
Groups are limited to 10 participants
Sanctuary tours are $1450 (double occupancy) and include Transportation, Accommodations and Guides.
20% discount if booked before October 1st, 2020
See calendar for available dates
Peggy Haas, Menominee Falls, WI
When my horse and I arrived at the mountaintop clearing at El Rosario Sanctuary and I saw thousands and thousands of Monarchs swirling around me, as though in an orange snow globe, my heart stopped. It’s a phenomenon unlike any I’ve ever witnessed. I wish everyone could have a chance to see this natural wonder.
Gayle Jones, Madison, WI
These tours take you to the real Mexico. Everyone is kind, friendly, and welcoming – even if you don’t speak Spanish! The area is very rich in history and culture, and Mexicans are eager to share that with us. The food is wonderful! You can appreciate beautiful natural vistas and impressive architecture. I found some kind of pleasant surprise every day of the trip.
John Simmons, New York, NY
I’ve gone on two Conocer /Odyssey trips and both were very well organized. The Mexican guides did everything imaginable to make the trip enjoyable and comfortable. They know the regions geography, history and culture very well because they’ve lived it. They are eager to share it with visitors.