In Search of Coffee, Vanilla and Monarch Butterflies

February 16-24, 2019

Denver Botanic Gardens and Reefs to Rockies are offering a unique trip to Mexico. Travelers will explore Veracruz, home of the vanilla orchid, gourmet coffee, abundant biodiversity and rich cultural history. Every winter, the cloud forests in the mountains of central Mexico play host to millions and millions of over-wintering monarch butterflies. After Veracruz, head west to Valle de Bravo, the access point to Mexico State’s El Capulin and Piedra Herrada monarch reserves. The trip culminates in vibrant Mexico City with a visit to Xochimilco’s floating gardens and Zocalo. Sarada Krishnan, director of horticulture at Denver Botanic Gardens, is accompanying the group on this trip to Mexico.

Here is the itinerary.