TO 5:00 PM
day 1 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
A popular resort town, visitors come here to relax and rest on the lovely sandy beaches or take up activities like strolling the picturesque boardwalk, horseback riding, snorkeling and boat trips. The quaint cobblestone center of Puerto Vallarta is home to boutiques, restaurants, bars and the ornate Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe church.
Puerto Vallarta’s biodiversity is home to hundreds of species including orchids, birds, ocelots, jaguars and iguanas. The sea is full of wildlife as well including dolphins and humpbacks.
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
La Paz is beautifully situated on the stunning Sea of Cortez and declared to be one of the most biodiverse places on earth. A walk along the seafront Malecon promenade reveals beaches, parks, numerous bars and restaurants and fascinating art from both Mexican and international artists. The city center’s main feature is the 19th century Nuestra Senora de La Paz Cathedral and Velasco Garden. The gulf is a rich ecosystem with a wide range of creatures. It is a migrating stop for humpbacks, gray and blue whales and it is possible to swim with whale sharks or dive and snorkel at Espiritu Santo Island.
7:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
day 4 Loreto, Mexico – Mission de Loreto
Laid back and peaceful, the beauty of Loreto is found in its quiet uncrowded atmosphere. The colonial architecture of Loreto includes the Mision de Nuestra Senora de Loreto, the starting point for Jesuit priests to evangelize the new territory and Museo de las Misiones. Backed by the Sierra de la Giganta Mountains, trails lead to prehistoric cave paintings. Off the coast lies Bahia de Loreto National Park, that is home to pelicans, whales and dolphins.
10:30 AM TO 7:00 PM
Cabo San Lucas
day 5 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The resort city of Cabo San Lucas sits invitingly on the southern tip of Baja California Peninsula in Mexico. Cabo is known for its white-sand beaches, impressive arching stone cliffs, including the famous Arch of Cabo and wildlife-filled waters. Outdoor activities and encouraged and plentiful including horseback riding, kitesurfing, parasailing, banana-boating, jet-skiing, snorkeling and diving. The best known beach is Playa El Medano with its outdoor restaurants and bars. Just outside the city limits majestic cardon cacti can be found along with caracara birds and arroyos.
day 8 San Diego, California – Balboa Park
Sometimes referred to as “America’s Finest City,” San Diego is home to lovely beaches and parks, a large naval fleet, including the USS Midway, numerous microbreweries and enormous Balboa Park, the site of the famous San Diego Zoo. This favorite travel destination is full of things to do on or off the water. Brave souls can take a ride on the Giant Dipper of Belmont Park, a historic wooden roller coaster on the coastal boardwalk, or spend some time at Legoland and Knott’s Soak City. Fantastic shopping and sightseeing can be found at Old Town or Seaport Village and kayaking and surfing opportunities are everywhere.
*Rates shown are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect all discounts and include non-discountable amounts. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional.