Getaway to the Sanctuary of the Fireflies, for 900 pesos

Escapada al Santuario de las Luciérnagas, por 900 pesos

The countdown has begun to return to contemplate the brightness of the Sanctuary of the Fireflies in the village of Nanacamilpa, Tlaxcala. It is one of the most anticipated natural spectacles of the year and, this 2022its sighting season is considered from June 10 to August 14.

The fascination for seeing the fireflies twinkle when night falls has generated the design of experiences so that travelers are part of this magical phenomenon and, in addition, can discover other attractions of Nanacamilpawhich begins to take off as a destination to visit all year round.

For the season sighting 2022the agency Sanctuary of the Fireflies launched a package with several activities and roundtrip transportation to Nanacamilpa, Tlaxcala. This experience is aimed at those who do not have a car to make the trip or simply do not want to drive or worry so much about the organization.

Photo: Firefly Sanctuary/Getty Images

What does the package to the Sanctuary of the Fireflies include?

1. Roundtrip transportation from CDMX to Nanacamilpa, the closest town to the nature reserve.

The departures will be every Saturday from June 25, until August 13, from the Monument to the Revolution. Departure time: 7:00 a.m.

2. City tour through the center of the Magical Town of Huamantla (one hour from Nanacamilpa) to discover some of its attractions, such as the National Puppet Museum and the Basilica of Our Lady of Charity.

3. Tasting of pulque and cured meats in Nanacamilpa.

4. Access to the sanctuary and sighting of fireflies in the company of certified guides.

The package also includes travel insurance.

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The price per person is 900 pesos; children from 4 years pay the full cost. To make the reservation it is necessary to cover 50% of the rate.

You can book the trip for a single person or up to a group of 45.

With an additional cost you can take a tour of the magueyeros fields and learn about the pulque making processes. It is also possible to add a temazcal bath.

For those who want to make the trip by car on their own from Mexico City, you should know that the cost to spot fireflies is 350 pesos per person, which only includes a tour of the forest and parking.

Around the Sanctuary of the Fireflies Y Nanacamilpa There is a variety of accommodations for you to take advantage of your visit. There are cabins or glamping (glamorous camping), such as Octli’s safari tents.

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What should you bring to the Firefly Sanctuary?

Remember that it is a natural place, which requires following some rules and taking precautions. Do not forget this:

-Dark clothing: fluorescent or reflective tones scare away fireflies.

-An extra pair of shoes to walk in the forest, non-slip and waterproof.

-Waterproof and extra change in case it rains.

-DO NOT use repellents, even if they are biodegradable.

-Access with flashlights, flash cameras, cell phones, shoes with LED lights or any other object that emits light and sound is prohibited.

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