Mexico Coastal Eclipse
April 2 - April 11, 2024 (10 days)
● Air transportation from ABQ to Guadalajara, Mazatlán to ABQ
● 9 nights hotel accommodation
● 23 meals - 9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 8 Dinners
● Deluxe coach transportation
● Admissions to listed attractions
● Guided tours at selected attractions
●Your professional Sun Tours Escort (with groups of 20 pax or more)
● All taxes and gratuities for included items
$3,895 Double occupancy, per person
$4,295 Single occupancy
DEPOSIT: $250 per person now holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: November 28, 2023
None - Through November 28, 2023
$250 - November 29 - December 26, 2023
$2,300 -December 27, 2023 - January 30, 2024
100% - January 31, 2024
TRAVEL PROTECTION STARTING AT $288
Sun Tours has created a truly unique experience for those looking for something more. Our Mexico Coastal Eclipse tour will show you the best of the Mexican Pacific Coast while saving one of the most incredible sights for later in the tour - a solar eclipse. Don't wait - this experience is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and you can't miss it!
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
DAY 1 D
We arrive in Guadalajara and transfer to our hotel. This afternoon, we feature a walking tour of the Historical Center that includes four main plazas lined with Colonial structures and the Cathedral, Government palace, and several other important sites. We have a Welcome dinner at a local restaurant featuring a traditional menu.
DAY 2 B, D
We depart for Tlaquepaque, a friendly village. Here you'll delight in the famed local artisans with many shops offering a great selection of pottery, textiles, woodcarving, paintings, and jewelry. We'll have free time for lunch and shopping, then a Tequila tasting before returning to the hotel. Enjoy the evening at leisure and dinner at a local restaurant. We stay overnight in Guadalajara.
DAY 3 B, L
We depart for the state of Colima, stopping at the "MagicTown" Tapalpa, a beautiful small town with cobblestone streets lined with bright houses, red tile roofs, and colorful bougainvillea. On our drive, we will pass by the Laguna de Sayula, a dry lake where you may see a mirage! We have lunch in Tapalpa and continue to Colima. In the lower lands and surrounded by towering mountains, we find the city of Colima. Here we see The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, located in one of the corners of the Libertad Garden in the center of the city of Colima. Its origin goes back to the year 1525 during the colonial era. Built of adobe with ornaments of gold, brick, and stone, it has endured inclement weather, earthquakes, fire, and volcanic eruptions. It is the oldest cathedral in Mexico and North America. We'll also see the government palace next to the cathedral, a beautiful building with patios and arcade walkways. Enjoy a city tour before checking in at the hotel. Dinner is on your own tonight, but we will offer transportation to your restaurant of choice.
DAY 4 B,L,D
We begin with a walking tour of downtown Colima. Today, we will visit the town of Comala, with quaint narrow streets on hilly terrain. After lunch, we will see two volcanoes, Volcan del Fuego and Volcan de Colima, and visit the Zona Magica. We then make our way to the city of Manzanillo. This is considered one of the busiest ports in Mexico, with ships arriving from all over the world. Manzanillo offers beautiful beaches, and today we check into one of its excellent resorts.
DAY 5 B,L,D
We depart for a visit to Barra de Navidad (Christmas Sandbar), a small, charming fishing village with cobblestone streets. Today we delight in a seafood lunch with an early return to the hotel in Manzanillo. This afternoon there is time for you to enjoy the beach.
DAY 6 B,L,D
Today's trip will take us along the Happy Coast. Our journey parallels the Pacific Ocean, with superb vistas of rugged rock formations scattered just offshore. We will then travel inland into a lush forest passing through small villages and green valleys filled with fruit trees. The scenery is stunning. We stop in Carayes for lunch on our way to Puerto Vallarta, one of the most pleasant beach resorts in Mexico. This colonial beauty faces the endless Pacific Ocean but backs up to lush, jungle-clad mountains. Despite being a trendy destination, it has retained the charm of a colonial beach town. Our afternoon will be free for shopping, and tonight we will have a group dinner near our hotel.
DAY 7 B, L, D
We begin the day with a free morning for you to enjoy the beach and other activities on your own. This afternoon, we will tour the town, starting with the popular boardwalk lined with enormous sculptures created by famous Mexican artists. We'll also visit City Hall and the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then take a walk along the Cuale River, a tree-lined area filled with interesting shops. Afterward, we'll return to the hotel and prepare for an enjoyable dinner and overnight rest.
DAY 8 B,L,D
We depart Puerto Vallarta and drive along the coastline of the Bahia de Banderas, which is considered the largest bay in Mexico. Once we pass the Ameca River, we leave the state of Jalisco and enter Nayarit. We stop for lunch at the Port of San Blas, established by the Spaniards to build ships and the launching point for many missions to California. The town still maintains an 18th-century flavor and is one of the best bird-watching places. We depart after lunch and drive away from the coastline, leaving the State of Nayarit and entering Sinaloa at Escuinapa. The landscape now turns primarily agricultural. Along the way, we'll see many farms and roadside vendors selling shrimp and other goods. Next, we enter the town of el Rosario, home to The Temple of Our Lady of the Rosary, which has a large 18th-century retable gilded in gold. Continuing, we arrive at the port of Mazatlan. We check in to our hotel for the next two nights. We enjoy dinner at the hotel.
DAY 9 B, D
Your morning is free to enjoy the solar eclipse. This afternoon, we will schedule a city tour and our farewell dinner at a local downtown restaurant before returning to our hotel.
DAY 10 B
We end our tour with breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport.
Itinerary and hotels subject to change