Trip reference number: 7022

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Monarch Butterfly Migration & Humpback Whales

From: £Contact us

Witness two extraordinary wildlife spectacles: millions of monarch butterflies migrating to Mexico for their winter hibernation and great numbers of humpback whales arriving in the warm waters of Banderas Bay.

After an overnight stay in Mexico City, you will transfer to the small town of Angangueo in Michoacan state, where you will be mesmerised by the millions of monarch butterflies, filling the sky with clouds of orange as they come to rest on the oyamel fir trees at the end of their epic 4,000 kilometre migration to a warmer breeding climate in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.

From the monarch butterfly migration in Mexico's Central Highlands, you are transferred to Puerto Vallarta on the country's Pacific Coast where you will explore the waters of Banderas Bay to encounter cetaceans, particularly humpback whales. Accompanied by a naturalist guide, regular boat trips will mean there are plenty of opportunities to view these acrobatic whales.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart UK & arrive Mexico City
  2. Day 2: Transfer to Angangueo & the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
  3. Day 3: Visit Chincua Butterfly Sanctuary
  4. Day 4: El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary
  5. Day 5: Transfer to Valle de Bravo
  6. Day 6: Explore Valle de Bravo & transfer to Puerto Vallarta
  7. Days 7-8: Whale watching in Banderas Bay
  8. Day 9: Return to Mexico City & departure
  9. Day 10: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Dec to Mar
  • Group size: 16
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £5,695 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £4,995 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Accommodation as indicated
    • Most meals
    • Transfers as indicated
    • Guided excursions in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
    • Whale watching excursions from Puerto Vallarta
    • Conservation fund contribution
  • Activities available:
    • Boat trip
    • Horse riding
    • Photography
    • Walking


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

** If you see this next to a price, a specific price in your currency has not been provided, this is an estimated-only price based on a currency conversion, the price you pay may be different to that shown

Book Trip

Wildlife Worldwide