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Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Day Trip from Mexico City

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Ciudad de México, Mexico
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icon15 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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Each year, monarch butterflies migrate up to 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico. See the phenomenon with your own eyes on a day trip to a butterfly sanctuary just outside Mexico City, where a guide ensures you learn more than you would if visiting on your own. Stops along the way include the Bridal Veil waterfall and colonial church of San Francisco.
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Not the tour for you if you're looking to see butterflies
Lauren R
, Jan 2019
I booked this trip thinking it would have a primary focus on seeing the butterflies. At the butterfly sanctuary, you are provided with too much time to hike up the mountain to see the butterflies - there are horses available, and that is highly recommended, because the hike could take up to 3 hours. If you do take the horses, prepare to have extra time with not much to do in the waiting area.Then, you go to see a waterfall, and then spend free time in Valle de Bravo - both of which were quite beautiful, but took much longer than the butterfly portion. If you were planning on a 12 hour excursion, it was more like 16 hours, so don't plan on doing anything after. While the tour guides were very kind, it was just mis-advertised.
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We had a wonderful and safe trip...
Beatriz S
, Jan 2018
We had a wonderful and safe trip! Thanks to our guide and driver. This is my second time using Viator and I will use again next time I go to Mexico.

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A good way to spend a day off Mexico city!

star-4Mylene
Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City | Mar 2020
Great day tour to Puebla and Cholula. The guide was interesting and let us the necessary free time to also discover the places by ourselves. We recommend it!
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No show for pick up

star-1Julie_G
Shared Transfer Mexico city Airport - Mexico city Downtown hotels | Mar 2020
Did not find anyone waiting for us after our plane landed. Could not contact them to confirm as we did not have phone coverage. cou
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Mexico City Tour

star-5Dianne_R
Mexico City Tour | Feb 2020
Our guide was very informative and witty, he kept the tour interesting and entertaining. The architecture of the historical sites was breathtaking....would definitely recommend.
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Great trip

star-5Kostiantyn_M
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Very nice service. Surprise with breakfast provided after the flight. Was really good Mexican food with free champagne. Thank you for the trip.
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Disappointing experience due to tour company and guide

star-2Mariellen_H
Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City | Feb 2020
A disappointing day. Drive to Cholula was fine with a pit stop for restroom and refreshments. However when we got to the archeological site our guide did not through the tunnel with us so we got no explanation of anything like the group in front of us did. Once we met guide on other side he spent 90% of his time explaining features in Spanish and expected the English speaking clients to stand and wait for a very brief explanation leaving us little time for pictures or to read the placards that gave a more thorough explanation. Spanish group got additional time to climb up hill to see church on top of pyramid where as English speaking group only had time to run up and back to make it down by departure time. From here we went to Puebla which seems to be a charming city. The church we went to was beautiful but little explanation in English. Lunch was quite good but from here we went to the most disappointing craft market I have ever experienced, almost everything their was junk, vendors were even rude! 3 hour ride back to city without a bathroom stop. I would not reccomend using Mexitours, especially if it is a bilingual tour.
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Terrible

star-1chantia732
Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City | Feb 2020
I never went cancelled in time but were never issued a refund. I'll never use Viator again. I've called customer support multiple times but was told that even though I called when 24 hours if had to be 24 hours before the actual 24 hours. Yes I know it sounds crazy that's the same exact thing I said. I'll never use or reccomend Viator.
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Muy Bien

star-5kenevtuttle
Mexican Wrestling: Experience Lucha Libre in Mexico City | Feb 2020
Our drive from Mexitours was the best. Text us his location so no problem meeting up. We was right where he told us he’d pick us up. Even delivered us back to our hotel (not our meeting place. Highly recommend this!!
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A Long, Full Day. Well Worth the Price and the Time

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Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City | Feb 2020
A very full day that started at 08:15 and went well after 20:00. The van was comfortable and meeting new people (both English and Spanish speaking) was very pleasant. A beautiful drive through the pine-forested mountains with views of Iztaccíhuatl. It was MUCH appreciated that plenty of opportunities for bathroom and water breaks were provided. Cholula is a delightful town in and of itself, however, the "pyramid" and the Church of Our Lady of Remedies on top were great. Please be advised that you will be disappointed not to find much of an actual stonework pyramid. The original structure is still there but has been buried by centuries of dirt, but you will realize that the structure underneath is massive. The trip to the top (where the Church is) can be gruelling. The path is very long and steep but it is a good surface and the views from the top should NOT be missed. Where to start with Puebla. As much as you will see on the tour, it will only lead you to realize that you could spend days in this city. Several beautiful and historic churches, wonderful paseos and shopping areas, a vibrant central plaza, great food and wonderful people. We headed back home at 5 PM totally exhausted but well satisfied. The tour company will pick you up and return to your hotel, but it might be easier to Uber to the central departure point as you may be the last one delivered back after the trip. That may add as much as an hour or more to you day and you will be tired.
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Great Flight

star-5alexandramadar
Teotihuacan Pyramids Hot-Air Balloon Tour | Jan 2020
It was a wonderful experience. Everyone was very profesional. We had a great time and I highly recommend it!
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Up Close and Personal

star-5tiffanylynnpeters
City Tour From Monterrey | Jan 2020
Picasso was patient, kind, and very knowledgeable. Native local who obviously loves his city. Bravo.
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Mazatlan City Tour

star-5krazy_cindy111
Mazatlan - City Tour | Jan 2020
David the driver and Susana were wonderful tour guides. I appreciated so much Susana's first hand knowledge and passion for her wonderful Mazatlan. I learned so much about the Mexican culture. By the end of the tour we felt like we had made new friends. Thank you Susana and David!!
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Excellent Tour

star-5217eddyo
Mexico City Tour | Jan 2020
My tour guide Pablo was excellent. Very informative. Only thing we needed was a microphone for the tour guide when we were walking around so we could hear him without having to be right next to him.
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Excellent Tour

star-5217eddyo
Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City | Jan 2020
My tour guide Pablo was great. Very informative. Loved the tour. Puebla and Cholula were great cities. Only thing I would add would be to give the tour guide a microphone while we were walking about Puebla so we could hear him better. I had to stay close to him so I could hear him.
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The first day- city tour was terrible.The guide has very poor english,lack of knowledge in history and geography.

star-1amit k
COMBO - Mexico city tour + Guadalupe Shrine & Teotihuacan Pyramids (2 days) | Jan 2020
the guide english was poor.lack knowledge in history and geography.the main attraction of the tour was the palace with diego rivera wall painting.we did not enter the palace because the guide told us it is closed.I spoke with other people that entered the palace at the same date.this tour does not worth even 5$. the second day tour was perfect very good guide - Gavriela, very good english and very good knowledge
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Long drive from Mexico City, but worth it!

star-5eklein2020
Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City | Jan 2020
The church in Cholula was neat to see, but the highlight of the trip was historic Puebla. Although it was technically a guided tour, our guide allowed us the option once we arrived in Puebla to either have lunch with him at the prearranged lunch location and have a guided tour of the city's historic center, or to venture on our own and meet up with the group at a predetermined time. I chose the second option and had a blast wandering through the zocalo and surrounding area on my own. Highly recommend!
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