Welcome to Valle de Bravo


There are stunning views at the shore of Lago Avándaro – an artificial lake, the result of the construction of a hydroelectric station – but the beguiling and largely intact colonial center is arguably the real draw here. Boating on the lake is very popular as well, as are hiking and camping in the hills around the town. Valle is set up well for visitors while still feeling authentic.


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$1695 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Valle de Bravo Monarch Butterfly 7-Day Tour with Accommodation

Day 1: Arrival in Mexico CityUpon arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by a professional naturalist guide for transfer to the Majestic Hotel. Day 2: Anthropology MuseumVisit the National Museum of Anthropology, whose 23 exhibition halls contain one of the world’s finest archaeological collections. The most famous exhibit in the museum is the Aztec sun stone, a cosmological calendar. Following your time at the museum, depart to Valle de Bravo, a colonial-era town that's surrounded by mountains, with restaurants, an equestrian club, beautiful golf courses, and a manmade lake. Check in at Mesón de las Leyendas hotel.Day 3: Piedra Herrada SanctuaryVisit the Piedra Herrada Sanctuary, the newest spot to watch the monarchs. You'll travel most of the way on horseback, then continue on foot to the butterfly site, passing through thick vegetation. This area is wilder than the other sanctuaries, and it's a more remote experience and it's a more remote experience. Spend the night at Mesón de las Leyendas hotel.Day 4: Capulin SanctuaryFor your second day of butterfly watching, visit the Capulin Sanctuary, which includes the largest and most beautiful prairie in the monarch region, Los Tres Gobernadores, or The Three Governors. Because of the location of the hibernation colonies, it is possible to see an amazing transition in the vegetation, a favorite experience for nature lovers. Afterwards you'll return to the Mesón de las Leyendas hotel.Day 5: Valle de BravoEnjoy a free day to explore Valle de Bravo, where the calm lake is ideal for sports like boating, sailing, water-skiing, or kayaking. Overnight at the Mesón de las Leyendas hotel.Day 6: Return to Mexico CityAfter a relaxing morning in Valle de Bravo, make the return trip to Mexico City, checking in at the Majestic hotel.Day 7: Transfer to airportThis tour concludes with drop-off at the airport in Mexico City.

$50 Outdoor Activities

Valle de Bravo Monarch Butterfly Tour from Mexico City

Pick up at your hotel or meeting point to take road to Piedra Herrada in the State of Mexico to visit the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. Arrive to Piedra Herrada to visit the Sanctuary of the Monarch Butterfly. These butterflies fly 5,000 kilometers from Canada to spend winter in Mexico each year. To get to the sanctuary we will walk through the woods and we will explain what butterflies eat, how they reproduce, lifetime and more. Admire Waterfall Wedding Veil which is an impressive waterfall that feeds of San Juan stream. Its named is given due to the forms it takes giving the appearance of a huge white "Bridal Veil". Then we visit the magical town of Valle de Bravo where we can see the main attraction "The Lake of Valle de Bravo" in which you can now enjoy water sports and enjoy incredible boat rides or yacht. Visit to the Parish of San Francisco de Asis considered the highest temple of the State of Mexico. The construction began in 1880 to be completed more than a century later in 1994. Free time to enjoy the place for shopping and crafts. Then, you'll return to Mexico City.

$1695 Private & Custom Tours

Monarch Butterfly Tour- 7 day

Day 1: Arrival in Mexico CityArrival in Mexico City. You will be welcomed by your professional naturalist tour guide. Transfer to ´Majestic hotel´. Once in the hotel, you´ll get a briefing. Your guide likes to tell you more about the activities and security. Besides your guide will tell some fun facts about the Monarch Butterfly tour in Mexico. Day 2: Anthropology Museum of MexicoFirst visit the Anthropology Museum, one of the world’s finest archaeological museums with a huge collection of artifacts in 23 exhibition halls. Its most famous exhibit is the Aztec sun stone, a cosmological calendar. Afterwards we will departure to Valle de Bravo. This magical town surrounded by mountains is considered as the most important tourist destination thanks to its excellent hotels, restaurants, equestrian club, beautiful golf courses and manmade lake. Check in at the “Mesón de las Leyendas” hotel. Day 3: Piedra Herrada Sanctuary, MexicoVisit the Piedra Herrada Sanctuary, the newest spot to watch the monarch butterflies. Horses will take you there most of the way,  to the spot where the monarch butterflies are located. This area is “wilder” than the other sanctuaries and often provides a more remote nature experience. Be part of the ecotourism in Mexico. Overnight in “Mesón de las Leyendas” hotel. Day 4: Capulin Sanctuary, MexicoToday we visit the Capulin Sanctuary. In this sanctuary you can watch the largest and most beautiful prairie of the Monarch Butterfly region called Los Tres Gobernadores (The Three Governors). Because of its access position and the hibernation colonies location, is it possible to watch an amazing transition of the vegetation. Which is an attractive sight for those who enjoy nature. Afterwards we go back to the “Mesón de las Leyendas” hotel. Day 5: Valle de Bravo, MexicoFree day to enjoy the area of Valle de Bravo. Life´s here (literally) built around the lake. The waters of Valle de Bravo are calm and ideal for sports like sailing, water-skiing or kayaking. Enjoy you free afternoon, and pick an activity which you like. Tonight we stay at ¨hotel Mesón de las Leyendas¨, for one more night. Day 6: Mexico CityTake your time and relax in the morning. Later, we go back to Mexico City and check in at the Majestic hotel. Day 7: Transfer to airportThe last day of the Monarch Butterfly tour in Mexico. Transfer to airport for your flight back.

$55 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Souls Festival in Valle de Bravo

You will leave Mexico City to Valle de Bravo visiting no just this beautiful magical town also you will enjoy one of the most important dates in Mexico. The day of the Dead in which the "Las Almas Festival" is celebrated in Valle de Bravo, this festival is celebrated in order that artistic expressions and cultural traditions meet in a same place. “The Souls Festival” being one of the most important events in the State of Mexico.Before knowing this incredible festival, you will visit “the Velo de Novia” waterfall that gets its name due to the shapes that take its descent, giving the appearance of a huge and white "Bride's Veil". Thanks to the impressive fall of water fed by the stream San Juan, has a viewpoint from which you can see a panoramic view of the town of Valle de Bravo.Then you will arrive to Valle de Bravo to be able to tour the city and enjoy a yacht ride through the lake enlivened with music, during which you can enjoy the wonderful sunset.In the afternoon. You will have free time night to enjoy the "Festival of Souls" which is an event of great prestige and recognition both in Mexico and abroad. In addition, with the passage of time has become an open space for dialogue between cultures, as well as a stage has been presented shows of great artistic and cultural quality a fact that has positioned it as the most important in the State of Mexico.01:00 hrs. Approximate arrival to Mexico City.