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Kingdom of the Monarchs

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Experience what it’s like to watch millions of monarchs take flight in the forest, and stand surrounded by gossamer wings glinting in the sunlight. Learn the myths and mysteries behind this spellbinding phenomenon. Discover the butterfly encounters of Nat Hab travelers and staff in these exhilarating accounts of the monarch migration.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about monarchs? We've got answers! We've compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions about the butterfly migration, Mexico's climate, transportation and much more.
A Guide to Mexico's Monarch Butterflies

A Guide to Mexico's Monarch Butterflies

Learn all about monarchs in this comprehensive collection covering butterfly biology, the migration and conservation. 
Monarchs Conservation & Community

Monarchs Conservation & Community

Read on to discover how our initiatives in Mexico help protect monarch populations, preserve culture and support community development.
Monarch Butterfly Trivia Quiz

Monarch Butterfly Trivia Quiz

Take our monarch butterfly quiz below to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with friends to see who knows the most about the monarch migration!
Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Find out what the weather conditions are typically like in Mexico City and the mountain town of Angangueo during the monarch migration.
Packing List

Packing List

Check out these packing guidelines and a list of all the clothing and gear you’ll want to pack so you'll be well prepared for your adventure to the kingdom of the monarchs.
Travel Stories & Articles
5 Fascinating Facts about the Monarch Butterfly

5 Fascinating Facts about the Monarch Butterfly

—By Peter Davis Krahenbuhl
Arguably among the most beautiful of all butterfly species, the North American monarch isn’t just another pretty face. Here are some amazing facts...
Butterfly Beauty in Numbers

Butterfly Beauty in Numbers

—By Kate Willingham
Earlier this year, I had the rare opportunity to join one of Natural Habitat Adventure’s Kingdom of the Monarchs trips. As you can imagine, I was...
Myth and Mystery in Mexico’s Monarch Kingdom

Myth and Mystery in Mexico’s Monarch Kingdom

—By Wendy Redal
Each year around El Día de los Muertos, the sky over the Mexican mountain village of Anguangeo becomes a flurry of orange. Picture millions of monarchs...
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