Drive from Mexico City to Zitácuaro
Drive to the rugged and verdant winter home of the brilliantly coloured Monarch Butterfly. A journey time of approximately 2.5 hours (165km). Comfort breaks will be made along the route.
Located in the Michoacán's north-east corner, the unglamorous - but pleasant - city of Zitácuaro has a decidedly rural feel. Renowned for its proximity to the unique El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, the city is perfectly positioned for visiting this fascinating reserve, as well as the surrounding area.
Afternoon Visit to the Butterfly Sanctuary
This afternoon visit one of the sanctuaries for the first time. Watch as these strikingly colourful butterflies coat the trees turning them flame-orange.
You will be staying at Rancho San Cayetano