Accompanied by local conservationists and expert wildlife biologists, join us for a living lesson on the ecology of one of North America’s most iconic species: the monarch butterfly. Each year as winter gives way to spring, monarchs leave the safety of their wintering grounds in central Mexico and fly north, where they mate, lay eggs on milkweed plants, and die. The caterpillars hatch, form a chrysalis, and emerge as butterflies, ready to continue journeying north. It takes four or five generations before the butterflies arrive in the northeastern U.S. and Canada by summertime, each hatching, living, and dying in just six or seven weeks. Then, the last generation—a single “super generation” of butterflies—flies 3,000 miles back to Mexico, where they spend the winter in the very same forests inhabited by their great, great, great (you get the idea) grandparents just one year earlier. Nobody knows why the monarchs migrate this way, or how they know where to go—but one thing we do know is that the best place to witness this spectacle of nature is at the start of the journey, among the “sacred” oyamel fir trees of central Mexico. This trip is offered by Atlas Obscura. Once you've reserved your spot, our team will be in touch to help you prepare for the trip. Please note that flights to and from Mexico City are not included in the trip cost. This trip is limited to 14 travelers.
Rachel At Atlas Obscura
I'm your Atlas Obscura Trip Coordinator. Since 2016, Atlas Obscura has been offering unusual trips to the world’s most extraordinary places. Our itineraries are developed in close collaboration with the locals and insiders who host them—our global community of explorers, artists, researchers, and experts who grant us access to unique places and amazing experiences. Jason Goldman and Becky Friesen will be leading your trip. Jason is an award-winning science journalist who's led trips with Atlas Obscura since 2017. He’s collared foxes on California’s Channel Islands, been sneezed on by iguanas in the Galápagos, and tracked lions in South Africa. Becky is a field biologist who's worked on research projects across the Americas, from monitoring frog populations in Honduras to trapping butterflies in Peru's Amazon rainforest.
線上雜誌和旅遊公司Atlas Obscura旨在激發大家對所處世界的好奇心， 並為大家介紹鮮為人知的祕境、不可思議的歷史、自然奇景和美食聖地。 此外，Atlas Obscura也在全球各地舉辦和精心規劃各種非凡旅程和體驗。
3 早餐, 3 晚餐, 3 午餐
水, 茶, 咖啡
After meeting at our hotel in the heart of Mexico City, we'll spend the next few days amidst millions of monarchs in El Rosario, the Sierra Chincua Butterfly Sanctuary, and Piedra Herrada.
每項探險體驗都遵守行業守則。 我們與深耕探險旅行的業界領導組織「探險旅遊同業協會」(Adventure Travel Trade Association；ATTA) 合作，為Airbnb探險制定最佳作法與安全標準。
最多12人參加，年齡須滿18歲。 這項探險體驗屬於中等強度活動。 Travelers should be prepared to walk between three and six cumulative miles per day, both in the city and in rural areas, and to ride horses on several days. Please contact us directly if you have further questions…
Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Migration