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Fireflies Sanctuary in Mexico, Tlaxcala

In this tour to the sanctuary of the fireflies you will encounter these fascinating insects, we all know them and we know of their ability to shine in the dark, but seeing thousands shining is one of the most beautiful experiences of nature.

Tours during July 2019. Limited availability


Day 1
  • 11:00 hrs We will meet you at the meeting point at Mexico City.
  • 12:30 hrs We will drive you to Nanacamilpa and we will enter to the forest of fireflies where the camp is located.
  • 14:00 hrs The tents will be installed in the camping area just before de rain come to us.
  • 15:30 hrs A picnic lunch will be prepared for us.
  • 17:00 hrs Time to hike, forget about everything and get involved in the nature.
  • 18:30 hrs We will know about the fascinating world of fireflies.
  • 20:00 hrs Sighting of fireflies in total darkness to mingle in the natural environment of fireflies. Time in silence to admire a spectacle that you will never forget.
  • 22:00 hrs Light dinner.

Day 2
  • 10:00 hrs Breakfast.
  • 12:00 hrs We will make a light hike to find Don Trino who is expert in the process of scraping the maguey and will allow us to observe the process and taste.
  • 13:30 hrs Typical food.
  • 14:30 hrs Trip to Ex-Hacienda de Chautla.
  • 16:00 hrs Visit to the former Hacienda de Chautla with a small 19th century castle, located in the center of a lake, surrounded by extensive English-style gardens and wooded paths. This Hacienda was one of the best organized of its time and had a very advanced agricultural technology.
  • 18:00 hrs We will take the transportation to return to Mexico City.
  • 20:00 hrs Arrival in Mexico City (this schedule may vary according to the conditions of transit on the highway).
All inclusive
  • Roundtrip transportation from Mexico City.
  • Entrances.
  • Tent.
  • Sighting of fireflies in the only sustainable place within the sanctuary with a limited number of people in the forest.
  • All meals.
  • Small groups.
  • Insurance.
  • Good health
  • Older than 5 years old
  • Tennis or mountain boots
  • Sun hat and Sunscreen
  • Extra clothes to leave in the transport if you get wet
  • Raincoat very important
  • Sleeping Bag
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