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- Round-trip airfare from Houston to Mexico City.
- Private deluxe motor coach and driver.
- A professional Craftours escort.
- Professional and experienced tour guides.
- First-class hotel accommodations Mexico City and Zitacuaro.
- Daily breakfast, some lunches and dinners.
- Visit and tour of El Rosario, the famous Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary.
- A tour of Cosmovitral Botanic Garden.
- Tour to the crafty town of Tlalpujahua for shopping and sightseeing.
- A full day tour in Macheros.
- Sightseeing tour in Mexico City visiting Reforma Avenue, Zocalo, Cathedral, Templo Mayor, Palacio Nacional and Palacio de Bellas Artes.
- Optional tour to Ciudad Universitaria, Xochimilco and Coyoacan.
- Mexican cooking lesson taught by a master chef.
- Shopping in local markets and specialty shops.
- Travel with our special guest, the author of How To Raise Monarch Butterflies A Step-by Step Guide for Kids, Carol Pasternak.
Mexico City is the densely populated, high-altitude capital of Mexico. It's known for its Templo Mayor (a 13th-century Aztec temple), the baroque Catedral Metropolitana of the Spanish conquistadors and the Palacio Nacional, which houses historic murals by Diego Rivera. All of this resides in and around the Plaza de la Constitución, the massive main square also known as the Zócalo.
El Rosario is the largest and best of the monarch butterfly's overwintering reserves. You will see monarchs that have travelled more than 2,000 miles from Canada and the United States. They spend 5 months in a state of semi hibernation, clinging to the branches of oyamel pine trees. Though each weighs less than a paper clip, the weight of up to ten thousand on a single tree can break the branches. On a sunny day, monarchs will leave the roosts in search of water, and you may see them in the meadow, near the stream, or by the thousands leaving or returning to their roosts. You will have plenty of time to take your best shot. You will never forget the feeling of sitting quietly in the forest, near a hundred thousand monarchs, after learning their incredible story from our resident experts.
The Cosmovitral is a stained glass mural and botanical garden located in Toluca, Mexico. The building takes its name from the mural which is set in the building's huge windows that surround the building and in the ceiling. The building originally was constructed in 1910 as the 16 de Septiembre Market. It was not until 1975 when the first female Mayor of Toluca, Yolanda Sentíes, had the 16 de Septiembre Market reallocated and successfully gauged enough social and political support to transform the building into a space for art. El cosmovitral was designed by the notable local artisan Leopoldo Flores.
Mexico City's coldest months occur in January and February, with average night lows in the 40 degrees Fahrenheit range. Daytime is usually pleasant and sunny, with temperatures in the high 60's to low 70's.
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