Baja Peninsula & the Sea of Cortez
January 6 - 16, 2023 (11 days)
CRUISE PRICE INCLUDES:
Roundtrip airfare ABQ to Los Angeles (not including baggage & in-flight charges)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
10-night cruise with all meals on board
Shipboard gratuities (not including optional activities)
Your SUN TOURS Escort (with 20 or more travelers)
Government fees & air taxes
*CAT ID – Double occupancy, per person
DEPOSIT: 20% per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: September 29, 2022
None - Through September 29, 2022
$200 - September 30 - November 7, 2022
50%* - November 8 - December 5, 2022
75%* - December 6 - 19, 2022
100% - After December 19, 2022
*Percentage of total price
Sailing from Los Angeles, we head south on the Crown Princess as we explore the natural beauty in La Paz and Loreto, and the cliff-hanging villas of Puerto Vallarta. The blue waters and white sandy beaches are waiting to warm us on this delectable winter getaway.
DAY 1 D
We depart Albuquerque on our flight to Los Angeles, where we meet our ship, the Crown Princess.
DAY 2 B,L,D
A beautiful day at sea gives us time to relax and explore our ship. We can sit by the pool or enjoy a massage at the spa.
DAY 3 - 4 B,L,D
Our first port is Cabo San Lucas, where we will overnight in port and spend the next day. Known for its beaches, water-based activities and nightlife, Playa El Médano is Cabo’s main beach, with outdoor restaurants and numerous bars. Past the marina is Land's End promontory, site of Playa del Amor (Lover's Beach) and El Arco, a natural archway in the seacliffs.
DAY 5 B,L,D
We arrive in La Paz, the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur and an important regional commercial center. When Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes sailed into this quiet little bay in 1535, he tried to establish a colony called Santa Cruz. He later abandoned it but, luckily, Sebastian Vizcaino arrived in 1596, renamed it La Paz and the colony has flourished ever since. Here, you'll find a playground of activities that Cortes couldn't even dream of. From a festive downtown full of attractions to sun-drenched beaches and inviting water teeming with marine life.
DAY 6 B,L,D
Loreto This ancient and beautiful destination, cradled by the lush hills of the Sierra de la Giganta and the cobalt waters of the Sea of Cortez, immerses you in history and culture from the moment you step onto its shores. Dating back nearly 12,000 years, Loreto is thought to be the oldest human settlement on the Peninsula of Baja California, and you can explore its fascinating cave paintings and petroglyphs. It is also where the Jesuit missionaries landed, founding the first Mission of Baja California and establishing the Church of Our Lady of Loreto, which still anchors the town.
DAY 7 B,L,D
DAY 8 B,L,D
When director chose Puerto Vallarta as the location for his filming of "The Night of the Iguana" with Richard Burton, the sleepy little town underwent a vast change. Today, the city has its own "Gringo Gulch," a haunt of the rich and famous. Travelers are also drawn by its climate, its excellent shopping - which offers great values on leather goods, jewelry, and handicrafts - and mile after mile of palm-lined beaches.
DAY 9 - Day 10 B,L,D
Two more luxurious days at sea.
Day 11 B
Our final port is Los Angeles, where we must say good by to our now familiar home the Crown Princess and return to Albuquerque, relaxed and fulfilled.
Itinerary subject to change
Middle photo, left, by Matteo Panara