Annual Trip to Mexico's Monarch Country

February 18th-22nd, 2017

Don’t miss out on our magical trip to Mexico’s Monarch Country! Below you will find the details of the itinerary.

The first afternoon in Mexico City, we will start with a City Tour of the historic center (Zócalo), followed by a ‘Welcome Dinner’. The second day we travel to nearby Teotihuacan to see and climb the ‘Pyramid of the Sun’, the world’s third largest. On Days 3 and 4, we visit sister schools and the most famous of the Monarch’s butterfly sanctuaries: ‘El Rosario’, where millions of Monarchs congregate.

LAND PACKAGE – Itinerary.

Feb. 18th - Saturday
1:30 pm – Mexico City Airport – Met by our tour guide Alex Ramirez outside of Customs..
Tour of Historic District, including Zócalo square, Templo Mayor and Presidential Palace.
Check-in at Hotel Casa Blanca (near ‘Paseo de la Reforma’ and the Independence Monument).
Evening: Welcome dinner with live Mexican music and authentic Mexican cuisine.
Feb. 19th - Sunday
Breakfast / Excursion to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan led by guide Alexander Ramirez Cruz.
2:00 pm: Sunday dinner, followed by a tour of the famous National Museum of Anthropology … highlighting Mexico’s amazing pre-colonial civilizations. 
Evening: Free

Feb. 20th - Monday

Early departure from Hotel Casa Blanca / Box Breakfast provided.
Mini-Bus transfer to ‘Monarch Country’ (2-1/2 hour trip).
Visit to ‘Leona Vicario’ Primary School – our first Monarch Sister School.
Visit to the ‘El Rosario’ Monarch Sanctuary with local guide.
Home-style lunch (main meal of the day) at ‘El Rosário’
Evening: Light dinner

Feb. 21st - Tuesday
Morning: Breakfast / Visit to ‘Forest’ Technical Middle School
Excursion to charming Angangueo – a traditional mining town.
Lunch /Guided tour of our partner Alternare’s Sustainable Agricultural Training Center that works the indigenous and ejido communities that own the lands of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.
Farewell Dinner – with live music.

Feb. 22nd - Wednesday
Early Morning: Breakfast
7:00 am: Departure for Mexico City /
 10:00 am: Arrival at International Airport
Land Price: $995 per person (double occupancy) / Single supplement if you want your own room is $130.

Deposit: A deposit of $300 is required to hold your place, with the balance due by January 14th. Note: Please mail your deposit check payable to Monarch Sister Schools Program to the attention of: William Dent / 4740 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 1012 / Washington, DC 20008
Air travel: Each trip participant will book his/her own round trip airline tickets. Please be you’re your outbound flight to Mexico City arrives no later than 1:30 pm on Saturday, February 18, 2017, so you do not to miss the City Tour. Separately, we will send you a short list of recommended flights.
The land package price includes:
•    Four nights lodging, including two nights in Mexico City plus two nights in Monarch Country.
•    Saturday. City Tour of Mexico City upon arrival (Feb. 18th) in our private van.
•    Saturday: Welcome dinner with live music at the beautiful Café Tacuba..
•    Sunday. Admission tickets to the Pyramid site and National Museum of Anthropology (world “top 10”)
•    All meals (Sunday – Tuesday). Note: On Sunday, we will have an early Sunday dinner / no lunch.
•    Transportation to and around “Monarch Country” (Monarch sanctuary visit and sister schools)
•    Tour services: Alexander Ramirez Cruz (first two days) / William Dent (entire tour)

Please feel free to extend this invite to your friends, family, and colleagues, all are welcome. For more information, please contact William Dent or call William at (202) 487-5343.