The Monarch Route
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5 days! February 28th - March 4th
Follow one of the most incredible migrations in the world deep into the picturesque mountains of central Mexico. Millions of Monarch butterflies migrate up to 3,000 miles each year from the Northeast & Midwest of the United States to their winter abode nestled in the lofty mountains of Central Mexico. This tour will take travelers from the bustling, beautiful city of Morelia to the remote villages and breathtaking experiences within the Realm of the Monarchs.
"The Butterfly Counts not months but moments, and has time enough."
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"We must remain as close to the flowers, the grass, and the butterflies as the child is who is not yet so much taller than they are"
- 3 Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Visits
- Naturally occuring hotsprings to unwind & decompress during the trip.
- Incredible food prepared by regional experts
- Mountain Hiking
- Local, bilingual guides
- Meet Artisans and explore traditional art techniques.
- Travel by horseback and on foot to remote forest groves to find the majestic monarchs.
- Dive into open-air markets in the Realm of the Monarchs
- Private transport to enjoy the ride in style
- Plenty of free time to explore on your own
- Duration: 5 Days
- Arrival/Departure City: Morelia
- Group size: Max 12
- Age Requirements: 18+ any traveler under 18 is required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian
- Transportation: Private vehicle, walking, Horseback Riding
- Accommodation: Morelia – 1 Night
- Los Azufres – 1 Night
- Angangueo – 1 Night
- Tuxantla – 1 Night
- Guides: Two full-time, bilingual, local guides will facilitate the trip and ensure travelers have a blast; additional naturalist guides as-needed.
- Meals: ALL INCLUSIVE. Vegetarian options are available.
The Monarch Route
5 Days - $1450
- ALL INCLUSIVE
- HOTEL & ALL MEALS
- THE ROUTE OF THE MONARCH TOUR
- ALL TRANSPORTATION
- BILINGUAL GUIDES
Discover The Magic
Learn the magic of the surrounding forest where the butterfly arrives that only natives are familiar with. Echeri focuses on ensuring that groups tread lightly, leaving a minimal ecological footprint while providing the maximum financial impact to local Mexican Communities.
Get Off the Beaten Path
Echeri wants travelers to see the real Mexico - a beautiful, rugged, profound place filled with more adventure than you could ever live out. Let's go to the places only locals know. Let's visit little-known hideouts and paths that will open your mind into what being a local is all about.
The Best of Both Worlds
Echeri has the unique advantage of having an American and Native Mexican guide on every tour. This means travelers will have the cultural context & native English fluency paired with the expert knowledge of locals.This expertise allows travelers to get into the places only locals are familiar with, and have a deep understanding as provided by a native English speaker.
Mexico is full of magic and amazing nature.
The migration of the monarch is a breathtaking experience in the highlands of Mexico. Still a very mysterious journey, Millions of Monarchs arrive right around Dia de Los Muertos Each year. They hibernate throughout the winter, but as temperatures begin to rise in February & March–they begin to wake up, mate & prepare for their journey north. The Monarch route experience will take you within the powerful mountains of Central Mexico. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the reserva de la biosfera region for a five-day adventure that will take you from mountaintops to bustling markets, traditional Mexican kitchens to trees covered in Butterflies and more. Epic mountain landscapes, vibrant colors and decadent flavors will leave any traveler with a refreshed understanding of Mexico and why the butterfly migrate there.
Echeri was created in 2010 to be a part of the restoration & empowerment of the Pueblos Originarios (native peoples) and people of color in Central Mexico—focusing on children, teenagers & young families through modern methodologies such as the scientific method, artistic & cultural investigation of ancestral practices, uses & customs including fair trade, natural medicine and handmade goods.
Our final goal is to create a world where equity & economic development of the Pueblos Originarios and people of color will be a generator of wellbeing with a motor that is fueled by women and Young people.
You can support & grow with us by joining us for one of our experiential learning trips or workshops—we provide trips focused on cultural immersion, sustainability & environmental restoration, & adventure travel. If you’re looking for a way to help us, but aren’t sure if a trip is right for you—check out the Echeri Fair Trade Store to find beautiful handmade goods. Any purchase from the Echeri Fair Trade Store directly supports an artesan in Michoacan.