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Visiting the wintering grounds for the most impressive insect migration in the world
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Witnessing millions of butterflies cover trees and fill the sky when they take flight
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Discovering the diverse geology and ecology of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt
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Experiencing Mexican culture through food, music, arts and crafts
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Observing endemic wildlife of the pine-oaks forest ecoregion

Monarchs of Mexico '21

Feb 19-26, 2021

8 days | Mexico | Quest Nature Tours

Video taken by tour leader Jessica Linton on our 2019 tour!
 
Every winter, millions of Monarch butterflies arrive in the forests of Michoacán in central Mexico. These spectacular gatherings have generated tremendous interest from naturalists worldwide. While some scientists recently confirmed that Monarchs use an internal compass to find their way here, mystery still surrounds their choice of these specific favoured patches of rural Mexico, often including the exact same trees!

On this tour, we’ll have a chance to discover this region and visit the Monarchs’ wintering grounds that have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During our time, we’ll enjoy a small number of excellent lodgings and their surroundings in the rural Mexican countryside. Our experience will be further enhanced by the unique complement of wild species here including a unique assortment of flora and bird life too.

Join lepidopterist and Monarch expert Jessica Linton for this special tour as she returns to explore the wonders of the Monarch migration!
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Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$3595 (Incl. US$200 taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
11 - 13 participants
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What’s included: Accommodations based on double occupancy in the hotels listed or similar, gratuities for services provided by Quest, all activities as described in the detailed itinerary, ground transportation / park entrance fees, airport transfers, if traveling as per the group flight itinerary, meals as described in the itinerary, services of Quest leader Jessica Linton, services of a local Mexican guide. Taxes and gratuities at US$200 are included.

"An estimated 20-50 million butterflies gather in a few hectares!" - Quest Traveller
"One of the best trips we have ever taken" - 2019 Travellers

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Arrive Mexico City; Welcome Dinner
2To Valle de Bravo, Piedra Herrada Reserve
3Drive to Zitacuaro Region, El Rosario
4Visit El Capulin Sanctuary
5Visit Chincua
6Monarch Butterfly Festival, Angangueo
7Return to Mexico City
8Depart
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Your Tour Leaders

Jessica Linton is a consulting biologist who specializes in butterflies. Based in Ontario, her work has a heavy focus on species-at-risk including butterflies, the wildlife group about which Jessica is most passionate. She has over 10 years of experience conducting butterfly surveys, behavioral monitoring, and migration studies.

Manuel Grosselet has been a field ornithologist and bird guide for more than two decades, with a particular interest in Mexico. In addition to having completed numerous field studies on birds internationally, he has produced three bird field guides covering Mexico’s bird life.

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Quest Nature Tours
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$3595 (Incl. US$200 taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
11 - 13 participants
Reserve my spot now!

What’s included: Accommodations based on double occupancy in the hotels listed or similar, gratuities for services provided by Quest, all activities as described in the detailed itinerary, ground transportation / park entrance fees, airport transfers, if traveling as per the group flight itinerary, meals as described in the itinerary, services of Quest leader Jessica Linton, services of a local Mexican guide. Taxes and gratuities at US$200 are included.

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