From Mexico City: Private Tour to Monarch Butterfly Reserve & Angangueo
During this private 12h tour you will see a marvelous natural show performed by thousands of butterflies in UNESCO-listed Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve and visit charming Angangueo – a classic example of a Mexican mining town with large churches, tiled-roof houses, and verdant mountains.
Enjoy an extraordinary natural show performed by thousands of monarch butterflies.
Take an easy hike to enjoy the fresh air and picturesque panoramic views of surrounding mountains.
Walk down cobbled streets and enjoy the Alpine views of “Magic Town’ of Angangueo.
WHY GO WITH US
The time of the tour is spent purely on sightseeing: no visits to souvenir shops/restaurants (unless you ask).
We are flexible: departure time & itinerary can be adjusted while the duration of the tour can be always extended for an extra fee.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Hotel pick-up/drop-off
- Non-alcoholic drinks & snacks
- Activities: guided visit to Sierra Chincua Sanctuary, walking tour in Angangueo.
- Service of a private guide
- Transportation: private vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Sierra Chincua Butterfly Sanctuary
What's excluded :
- Travel insurance, other activities & meals, tips
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Sierra Chincua Butterfly Sanctuary, Mexico
After a pick-up from your accommodation, take a picturesque drive through Valley of Mexico to reach Sierra Chincua – one of five official monarch butterfly sanctuaries that is famous for its exceptional natural beauty and impressive landscapes. This place is the final (and the only) destination for annual monarch butterfly migration (November to March) which is considered one of nature’s greatest spectacles and is currently a top-class attraction for visitors from all around the world. Once there, we will take a short walk (or a horse ride if you prefer) to the colony of those amazing animals enjoying beautiful mountainous landscapes and clean air on our way.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Angangueo, Angangueo, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Afterward, we will go to a nearby “Magic Town” of Angangueo. Known as “the capital of Monarch Butterfly Reserve”, it also used to be one of the most important mining towns in the region and is currently known for its cultural and natural riches. After an optional lunch and a walking tour around the town, return to your vehicle and relax on your way back to Mexico City.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
Traveler pickup is offered
POST-COVID HEALTH & SAFETYUnderstanding continuously present risks associated with COVID-19 pandemics and willing to keep both travelers & our team healthy, Vibe Adventures introduced internal health & safety guidelines that are enforced on all our tours until such measures are lifted by authorities of each destination and/or pandemic situation gets completely resolved worldwide. Those guidelines are based on official recommendations & protocols from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and among others include the following measures:Education & Training:● regular training & education of the staff (Tour Leaders, drivers, crew) and suppliers (accommodations, restaurants, experience providers, etc.) on the importance of COVID-related health & safety measures;● promotion of the importance of hand hygiene & other COVID-related health & safety measures to travelers through signage, oral instructions, and online materials;● contracting only suppliers that responsibly implement COVID-related health & safety protocols recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and local authorities.Hand Hygiene:● mandatory application of antibacterial gel (70% alcohol) by everyone entering the vehicle that is used for transportation during the tour;● implementing a mandatory hand-hygiene policy that requires regularly scheduled use of hand sanitizer and washing hands with soap by the staff during the tour, especially after touching objects in public areas (e.g. handrails, doors, money, mobile phones, etc.).Masks:● mandatory use of face masks or other protecting items (e.g. scarfs, kerchiefs or bandanas) covering nose, chin & mouth by both travelers & staff in all public areas (especially in confined environments such as public transport, shops, markets, museums, lobbies of hotels, etc.);● the use of the mask is not mandatory in private areas (e.g. hotel rooms) and while having meals & drinks.Sanitation:● mandatory daily sanitation of the vehicles used for transportation of travelers by the staff especially of handles, doors, seats, and other frequently-touched surfaces;● use of cleaning and disinfecting products that are approved by local & international health authorities;● regular audit of our suppliers on their cleanliness & sanitation protocols.Physical distancing:● mandatory social distance of at least 1.5 m (~5 feet) by both travelers & staff throughout the tour.Please remember: only mutual assistance & support can put an end to this borderless pandemic and help us protect the health of ourselves, our families & colleagues. Thanks in advance for your understanding & cooperation.BOOKING & CONFIRMATIONYou will get a confirmation email once you finish your booking. From this moment your tour is confirmed: just show up agreed time & location (we might contact you for extra info if needed). Please be able to present your booking confirmation or voucher (can be in the electronic version in your phone) to your tour guide upon his/her request.DEPARTURE TIMEThe default departure times for this tour are 6 am & 7 am but those can be also adjusted per your request. Our guide will meet/pick you up at the requested time & might need to contact you by phone, so please kindly provide a valid phone number during your booking.DEPARTURE POINTComplimentary pick-up & drop-off are included: please indicate the exact time & location for your pick-up during your booking (e.g. in the "Special Requirements" field). If you cannot find this field, just reply to the booking confirmation that you get to your email with your pickup details, message us on the platform, or call the number indicated on your booking confirmation at least 24h before the tour. We can pick you up from hotels & apartments situated in the following parts of Mexico City: Downtown, Reforma, Polanco, Condesa, Roma, Centro Historico; other more remote locations might involve an extra fee.TOUR DURATION & CUSTOMIZATIONThe standard duration of the tour, as advertised in its description, is calculated from the moment of pickup till drop-off. At the same time, the tour is customizable which means the time you spend in each destination can be adjusted to your needs. E.g. if you wanna visit a place that is not part of the default itinerary (attraction/restaurant/market, etc.), you can do it on a complimentary basis if this visit (1) still fits the default duration of the tour & (2) doesn't involve a major change of the route. If both conditions are met, we can shorten the stay at a particular location included in the program of the tour so that you have time to visit the place you are interested in. Other changes such as extending the duration of the tour, changing the route & adding extra participants, should be communicated to the Company at least 48 hours before the tour and will involve an extra fee.WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOUComfortable warm clothes & shoes (preferrable hiking shoes); raincoat or jacket; hat/cap, sunglasses & sunscreen; travel insurance; good mood & curiosity.NOTESThe type of the vehicle depends on the size of your group & may include car, SUV, minivan.This is a private tour: only your group will participate.This tour involves ~6 km of beginner-level hiking along the path (~3 h in total with stops), so travelers should have a moderate physical condition.TERMS & CONDITIONSBy booking this activity ("Tour") with the tour organizer ("Company"), you ("Customer") accept to:- comply with all laws & regulations of the country (countries) where the Tour takes place;- follow the instructions of the Company & its representatives;- take all measures to procure your own safety on the Tour including, but not limited to, use of safety devices (including seat-belts, harnesses, & helmets), obeying posted signs & oral or written warnings from the Company's representatives regarding health & safety;- provide information about pre-existing medical conditions that may affect your ability to participate in the Tour or have a negative impact on the experience of others in the Tour;- have travel insurance covering personal injury & emergency medical expenses valid for the whole duration of the Tour;- waive responsibility of the Company & its representatives for any personal health & property damage that may occur during the Tour;- allow the Company to use any media content created by its representatives during the Tour for marketing-related purposes.
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Near public transportation
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.