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Home Mexico & Central America Kingdom of the Monarchs Dates, Prices & Inclusions

Kingdom of the Monarchs

Witness Mexico's Amazing Migration of Millions of Butterflies!
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Departure Return Notes
02/01/2016 02/01/2016 02/07/2016 Special Photo Tour
02/07/2016 02/07/2016 02/13/2016 Special Photo Tour 
02/14/2016 02/14/2016 02/19/2016
02/21/2016 02/21/2016 02/26/2016
02/28/2016 02/28/2016 03/04/2016
02/29/2016 02/29/2016 03/05/2016
03/06/2016 03/06/2016 03/11/2016
03/07/2016 03/07/2016 03/12/2016
01/02/2017 01/02/2017 01/07/2017
01/08/2017 01/08/2017 01/13/2017
01/09/2017 01/09/2017 01/14/2017
01/15/2017 01/15/2017 01/20/2017
01/22/2017 01/22/2017 01/27/2017
01/23/2017 01/23/2017 01/29/2017 Special Photo Tour
01/29/2017 01/29/2017 02/03/2017
01/30/2017 01/30/2017 02/05/2017 Special Photo Tour
02/05/2017 02/05/2017 02/11/2017 Special Photo Tour
02/12/2017 02/12/2017 02/17/2017
02/19/2017 02/19/2017 02/24/2017
02/26/2017 02/26/2017 03/03/2017
02/27/2017 02/27/2017 03/04/2017
03/05/2017 03/05/2017 03/10/2017
Custom Departures: Customized private departures can be arranged for this destination. Please contact us for more information and we'd be happy to assist you.
2016 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$2,995 - $3,195 
Single Supp.: $795 
Deposit: $500

Special Photo Tour
$3,795 - $3,995
Single Supp.: $895
Deposit: $500

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. Dates for 2017 are tentative and will be allocated to guests on a first-come-first-serve basis. 2017 fees may change slightly. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered

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Location of Adventure
Group Size Limit
Approximately 14 Travelers
A very important feature of this adventure is the limited group size, as nature expeditions are best experienced with a small group of travelers.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Accommodations, meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on the final day, purified drinking water, soda and beer with meals, services of NHA Expedition Leaders, airport transfers on Day 1 (and early arrival transfers if extra hotel night(s) are booked through NHA) and at the end of the tour, horseback riding option at butterfly sanctuaries, most gratuities, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Not Included
Travel to and from start and end points of trip, early arrival transfers if you book your own extra hotel night(s), alcoholic beverages (except beer with meals), some gratuities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, internet, etc.), optional travel insurance.
Physical Requirements
Visiting the butterfly sanctuaries requires walking for approximately two miles at a time, altitudes up to 10,660 feet, on very steep inclines and sometimes over rough, rocky terrain, in some cases walking up or down over 600 steps to reach the butterflies. The physical exertion involved can be considered strenuous for people who are less active. Horses are available to ride for some portions of certain trails at the sanctuaries, though trails are narrow and rugged and riders must be alert to maintaining balance. Due to the small stature of the horses that are local to the Mexican highlands, the maximum rider weight each horse can carry is 260 pounds. Travelers concerned with their physical capabilities should contact our office for further details on the exact physical requirements of this trip, as well as their personal physician for his/her opinion about their suitability for the demands of this itinerary.
Important Information About This Trip
The monarch butterfly sanctuaries in central Mexico are a wonder that no nature lover should miss! Observing the movements of the monarchs is a truly moving experience. This trip can be more strenuous than most, however, so please read carefully the section on 'Physical Requirements' above.
Mandatory Insurance
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrive in time for the 7 pm welcome dinner on Day 1. You are free to depart anytime on the final day. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.

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