Monarch Butterflies & Grey Whale Migration

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Run by: Wildlife Worldwide

Reference number: 7022

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Witness two extraordinary wildlife events: hundreds of grey whales arriving in the warm waters of Baja, having made their way from the Arctic, and millions of monarch butterflies, arriving in Mexico for their winter hibernation.

Based in a simple eco-camp, located on a section of beach along a pristine coast, you will experience the natural biodiversity of San Ignacio Lagoon, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Accompanied by a naturalist guide, regular boat trips will be taken onto the lagoon, where you will encounter hundreds of inquisitive and playful grey whales.

Leaving the Baja peninsula, you will transfer by air to Zitacuaro in Michoacan state, where you cannot fail to 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.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly to San Diego
  2. Day 2: Fly to San Ignacio
  3. Days 3-5: Grey whales in San Ignacio lagoon
  4. Day 6: Fly to Mexico City
  5. Days 7-8: Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
  6. Day 9: Transfer to Mexico City & depart
  7. Day 10: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Feb to Mar
  • Group size: 12
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £5,175 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £4,475 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • 1 night hotel in San Diego (room only)
    • 5 nights tented eco camp including sleeping kit (sleeping pad, sleeping bag, liner and pillow)
    • 1 night hotel in Mexico City
    • 2 nights lodge in Zitacuaro
    • All meals in San Ignacio, breakfast only on the monarch butterfly section
    • Charter flight Ensenada – San Ignacio
    • All transfers
    • 2 whale watching expeditions daily in San Ignacio
    • 3 guided excursions into Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
    • Services of a naturalist guide in San Ignacio
    • Life jacket and waterproof waders
    • Sea kayaking at eco camp
  • Activities available:
    • Boat trip
    • Camping
    • Photography
    • Sea kayaking
    • Swimming
    • 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

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