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Baja: The Sea of Cortez

Baja California Cruise

  • Le Soleal
  • Luxury Expedition Ship
  • 264 Capacity
  • 14 Days
  • 2018, 2019 View Departure>
    • 2018
    • Oct 9 Tue Offer
    • 2019
    • Sep 10 Tue Offer
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  • $5,330
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Summary : Enjoy outings and shore visits via Zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides on an expedition cruise to discover the fabulous biodiversity of the Sea of Cortez, “the world’s largest aquarium” according to Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Discover UNESCO sites in the islands and protected zones of the Gulf of California. Explore La Antigua de Guatemala and its colonial architecture from Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala. Experience landscapes like reliefs of red volcanic rock plunging into turquoise water with the desert as the backdrop. Observe wildlife such as sea lions, dolphins, hammer sharks and whale sharks, sea turtles, tuna, barracuda, rays, pelicans, countless species of fish and sea birds. Swim with sea lions at Los Islotes with opportunities to snorkel on this trip of a lifetime.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Diving, Hiking, Snorkeling, Triple/Quad Cabins

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Itinerary
Day 1
San Diego, California, USA

Embark the vessel in the afternoon.

Day 2 – 3
At Sea

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the ship's photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 4
Cabo San Lucas

For the 2019 trip only, please inquire about an optional excursion with an additional fee to discover Todos Santos today to visit the old Jesuit mission, and Cento Cultural Museum.

Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10 – 11
At Sea

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the ship's photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 12
Santa Maria Huatulco

A seaside resort on the Mexican Pacific coast in the southern State of Oaxaca, the Huatulco region is made up of nine turquoise bays and four ecological preserves. In addition to the beautiful bays and beaches, you can explore and shop in the small communities of the Huatulco area, such as La Crucecita, Santa Cruz or old Santa Maria Huatulco (the district's municipality).

Please inquire about optional excursions for an extra fee to explore by catamaran or visit Oxaca's towns and villages.

Day 13
At Sea

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the ship's photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 14
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Disembark the vessel after breakfast.

Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to weather conditions - and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.

Bilingual Departures: All departures French/English.

Included:
Meals on board the ship; Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner; coffee, juice, soft drinks and open bar (pouring wines onboard ship, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands) onboard ship; crew gratuities; use of snorkeling gear; luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa; 24-hour room service onboard ship; butler service is included for guests staying in Deck 6 Suites. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare; any ground services before and/or after the cruise; visa and passport fees; optional excursions during the trip; travel and medical insurance; personal expenses such as onboard medical consultations and drug prescriptions, spa, laundry, Wi-Fi, and hair salon; other drinks not included in open bar; fuel surcharge may apply.

Photos: © Ralph Lee Hopkins, © Jennie Drazan

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