Trips

BUTTERFLY FORESTS IN MEXICO

MonarchThe world is losing Monarch butterflies at a startling rate, as logging, herbicides and other human activities destroy natural habitats. As a part of 100 Women Who Care, together we can make a difference and do so in person. 

Join us next February 16 – 20, 2020 on a trip to the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve and the UNESCO World Heritage site of the stunning colonial city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

In addition to experiencing the wonder of a nesting site of more than 100 million butterflies, our presence will help make a difference in aiding in their survival. By supporting ecotourism, we demonstrate to the locals that saving the butterfly forests is an important and viable source of economic wellbeing,  In addition, a portion of our trip cost will be donated to the National Butterfly Center, a project of the North American Butterfly Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and study of wild butterflies in their native habitat.

Package includes:

  • 4 days & 4 nights in a beautiful private home in historic San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Day trip to the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
  • Roundtrip transportation to & from Leon, Gto. airport
  • Local transportation for the group
  • A get-to-know-everyone welcome with drinks & appetizers
  • Insider tour of San Miguel de Allende includes historic sites, markets, hot springs & more
  • Breakfast & lunch with group dinners optional (for an additional fee)

Total Cost: $1,725 USD (double occupancy) 

Not Included:
Air fare, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry and internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), medical insurance, travel protection insurance.
Physical Requirements
Visiting the butterfly sanctuaries requires walking along paths at altitudes up to 10,000 feet, sometimes on steep inclines and sometimes over rough, rocky terrain. The physical exertion involved can be considered strenuous for people who are less active. Horses are available to ride for an additional charge. Riders must be alert to maintaining balance. Due to the small stature of the horses that are local to the Mexican highlands, the maximum rider weight each horse can carry is 260 pounds.
Insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance that will cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and lost luggage. You must sign a release of liability waiver.
Getting There & Getting Home
Plan to arrive in Leon, Gto (airport code BJX) anytime after 3pm on Sunday, February 16 and depart before 11 am on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Once your flight is booked, please send us your flight arrangements so that airport pick up can be arranged.
What to Pack
Comfortable shoes. Comfortable clothing that can be layered and that you don’t mind get dusty or dirty during the trip to the butterfly forest. Warm jacket or fleece. Warm hat. Rain jacket, Sun hat. Sunscreen. Swimsuit. (The weather can vary but typically at in February in the Mexican highlands, it is chilly in the mornings and evenings.)
Additional Info
Space limited to 8 people. Not only is this more ecologically sound—larger groups kick up more dust that can affect the butterflies’ respiration—but a small group can enjoy the quiet, wondrous experience with the butterflies.

Accommodations: Each person will have their own bed in a shared room in a beautiful Mexican hacienda in UNESCO World Heritage site of San Miguel de Allende (single occupancy is option for an additional charge of $1,215 USD).

Meals:  We’ll have a light breakfast together each morning with scheduled activities through the day and a lunch, with free time to either explore on your own or relax by the pool. Group dinners to evening restaurants will be optional for an additional charge. A picnic lunch will be provided on our butterfly excursion.

A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking with the balance due 60 days prior to departure.
For questions or to reserve your space, please email jodyville (at) yahoo (dot) com
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