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Kingdom of the Monarchs

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Trip Dates
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01/06/2019 01/11/2019 Humpback Whale Watching Extension offered
01/07/2019 01/12/2019
01/13/2019 01/18/2019
01/14/2019 01/19/2019 Humpback Whale Watching Extension offered
01/20/2019 01/25/2019 Humpback Whale Watching Extension offered
01/21/2019 01/26/2019
01/27/2019 02/01/2019
01/28/2019 02/02/2019 Photo Tour | Humpback Whale Watching Extension offered
02/04/2019 02/09/2019 Photo Tour
02/05/2019 02/10/2019
02/10/2019 02/15/2019
02/11/2019 02/16/2019 Photo Tour
02/17/2019 02/22/2019 Humpback Whale Watching Extension offered
02/18/2019 02/23/2019 Photo Tour
02/24/2019 03/01/2019
02/25/2019 03/02/2019 Humpback Whale Watching Extension offered
03/03/2019 03/08/2019
03/04/2019 03/09/2019
Custom Departures: It may be possible to arrange customized private departures for this destination, pending availability. Please contact us for more information and we'd be happy to assist you.

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01/05/2020 01/10/2020
01/06/2020 01/11/2020
01/12/2020 01/17/2020 Humpback Whale Watching Extension offered
01/13/2020 01/18/2020
01/14/2020 01/19/2020
01/19/2020 01/24/2020 Humpback Whale Watching Extension offered
01/20/2020 01/25/2020 Humpback Whale Watching Extension offered
01/21/2020 01/26/2020
01/26/2020 01/31/2020
01/27/2020 02/01/2020 Humpback Whale Watching Extension offered
01/28/2020 02/02/2020
02/09/2020 02/14/2020
02/10/2020 02/15/2020 Photo Tour
02/16/2020 02/21/2020 Humpback Whale Watching Extension offered
02/17/2020 02/22/2020 Photo Tour
02/23/2020 02/28/2020
02/24/2020 02/29/2020 Photo Tour | Humpback Whale Watching Extension offered
03/01/2020 03/06/2020
03/02/2020 03/07/2020
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Trip Pricing
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  • Trip Price
    $3395 to $3595
  • Special Photo Tour Price (see details)
    $4095 to $4295

Single Occupancy: For a single room add $795
Deposit: $500 per person

Other Notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. 

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.
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  • Trip Price
    $3795 to $3995
  • Special Photo Tour Price (see details)
    $4495 to $4695

Single Occupancy: For a single room add $895
Deposit: $500 per person


Other Notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. Prices for 2021 are not yet confirmed. Guests who reserve their 2021 space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered for that date.

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Group Size
Approximately 16 Travelers
A very important feature of this adventure is the limited group size, as butterfly encounters are best experienced in a quiet, intimate setting. Small groups also mean our environmental impact is light. 
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Included
Accommodations, services of Nat Hab's professional Expedition Leader(s), all meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day, some alcoholic beverages, most gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, all activities and entrance fees, all taxes, permits and service fees.
Not Included
Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip, some alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry and internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), required medical evacuation insurance, optional travel protection insurance.
Physical Requirements
Moderate
Visiting the butterfly sanctuaries requires walking for approximately two miles at a time at altitudes up to 10,660 feet, on very steep inclines and sometimes over rough, rocky terrain, in some cases walking up and 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 an appraisal of their suitability for the demands of this itinerary.
Important Information About This Trip
The monarch butterfly sanctuaries in Mexico's Central Highlands are a marvel no nature lover should miss! Observing millions of monarchs clustering and moving together is a wondrous experience. This trip can be more strenuous than most, however, so please read carefully the section on Physical Requirements above.
Mandatory Insurance
Since the areas you will travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat Adventures (NHA), we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of NHA's medical evacuation policy (currently $48 per person) to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.

To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation and comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
Plan to arrive in Mexico City no later than 5:30 pm on Day 1 of the adventure, as there is a group welcome dinner and orientation at 7 pm. 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 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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