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Activities in Morelia

Private Tour to El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

Per group from
US$ 350
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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Visit the El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary on this private tour from Morelia and learn all about the fascinating migration patterns of these beautiful insects.

Visit the El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary on this private tour from Morelia and learn all about the fascinating migration patterns of these beautiful insects.

Private Tour to El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

We'll pick you up at 9 am from your hotel in Morelia and set off on a two-hour drive to El Rosario Sanctuary, a nature reserve home to millions of monarch butterflies.

Upon arrival, we'll enter a unique environment set up to protect this delicate species and located at 3000 metres above sea level. You can choose whether to tour the butterfly sanctuary on foot or on horseback. During the 2 kilometre journey we'll see these beautiful insects fluttering through the oyamel pine forests. If you're lucky, one of them might even land on you!

Did you know that butterflies fly from the United States and Canada to hibernate? They travel thousands of kilometres to escape the cold. We'll learn about their migration and many other interesting facts during our tour. For example, monarch butterflies can fly up to 130 kilometres a day, flap their wings 300 to 700 times a minute and live for up to nine months!

After the tour of the butterfly sanctuary, we'll enjoy a delicious snack of a blue corn quesadilla. With renewed energy, we'll make our way back to Morelia, where we're expected to arrive at your hotel at 6 pm. 

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Price

This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Up to 3 people Up to 7 people Up to 10 people
Private tour in English
US$ 350
US$ 500
US$ 650

Private tour in English

  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 350
  • Up to 7 people

    US$ 500
  • Up to 10 people

    US$ 650

* Children under 10 years old are not allowed to take part in this activity.

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

It is compulsory to display a complete Covid vaccination certificate or a negative PCR or antigen test performed up to 48 hours before. The vaccine must be accepted in the country of activity. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).

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Duration

9 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by car or minibus.

English speaking guide.

Not included

Entry to El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary: 50 MXN (US$ 2.40) per person.

Lunch: 150 MXN (US$ 7.10) per person.

Horseback riding: 200 MXN (US$ 9.40) per person.

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Per group from
US$ 350
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.