Monarch Butterfly Expedition
Upcoming Tours:
Includes: Tours To:  
* Hotel
* Breakfast
* Transportation
* Tour guide
* Escorted tours
* Entrance fees
* Cathedral
* Goverment palace
* Artesans house
* Villalongin plaza
* Acueduct
* Tarascan fountain
* San Nicolas school
* Las Rosas conservatory
* Beautiful Sightseeing Tour
* And much more
***Monarch sanctuary tour***
The annual Monarch butterfly migration is one of nature's great spectacles. Each year, as many as 60 million to one billion Monarch butterflies make journey from eastern Canada to the forests of western central Mexico, a journey that spans more than 2,500 miles. The Monarch butterflies spend their winter hibernation clustered in small areas of the Reserva de la Biosfera Mariposa Monarca (Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve), a national protected area and nature preserve that covers more than 200-square-miles.
The Monarch butterflies arrive in Mexico each year in late-October and make their winter homes in the tops of the trees high in the mountains of the reserve. Their arrival coincides with Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead); one of Mexico's most important holidays. During the annual Day of the Dead holiday, deceased relatives are believed to return home where they're honored with feasts, celebrations and elaborate ofrendas (offerings). According to local legend, the Monarch butterflies arriving in Mexico at this time of the year are believed to be the souls of the deceased returning to earth.