Lightning bugs in Tlaxcala

This Mexico daytrip is a real natural spectacle! It reminds a little of fairy dust, but it is not. There are thousands of fireflies that mate each year in the Tlaxcala forest.

Tour description

This tour is a true natural spectacle! Every year around the end of June, thousands of fireflies mate in the forests of Tlaxcala.

At around 10:00 AM you will be picked up in Mexico City or Puebla and will continue to Tlaxcala. Once there, you will have a traditional lunch (optional) and can enjoy a tour of this charming colonial town. Visit, among other things, the Government Palace with its colourful walls which tell the story of Mexico. As well as the monastery of Tlaxcala which was built in the 16th century and is one of the earliest monasteries in the Americas, famous for its carved wooden ceiling. At 17.00 PM you will make your way towards the forest of fireflies. The adventure begins the moment you enter the dense coniferous forest. At sunset the forest tranforms into a glowing wonderland. Admire the beauty of synchronized lights and walk the trails lit only by the starry sky and the magical glow of fireflies. After this unforgettable experience, you will be returned to Mexico City or Puebla.

Note: Due to the firefly season, this excursion is only available from late June to early August.

This Mexico daytrip includes:

  • Private excursion with certified bilingual guide (English / Spanish)
  • Local guide in the nature reserve
  • National park fee
  • Transfers in an air-conditioned car, minibus or mini van
  • All entrance fees
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