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Whales & Wilderness 2020

14 days with Scenic   Rating: Deluxe


Itinerary
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Day 1 San Diego, United States of America
Board Scenic Eclipse, your home away from home to explore the beautiful Mexican Riviera and Costa Rica. (Dinner)

Day 2 At Sea
Relaxation beckons, and with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the Theatre, or make time for your own fitness regime.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 At Sea
Enjoy your time on board at leisure. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory Lounge or take some time out to relax in the Senses Spa. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 La Paz, Mexico
La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, is known for its seafront Malecón promenade with beaches, parks and art by Mexican and international artists.

Freechoice: Head towards San Rafaelito Island for the chance to snorkel with a small colony of Californian sea lions, or spend the day exploring this charming town. Alternatively, kayak or paddle board at Balandra Bay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Isla Cerralvo
Isla Cerralvo is currently known as Isla Jacques Cousteau after being renamed in late 2009 after the renowned French oceanographer who ran a number of underwater expeditions around the island and surrounding areas. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is a town on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, known for its beaches and water sports. It is also where Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor filmed John Huston’s ‘The Night of the Iguana’. 

Freechoice: Immerse yourself in the rural beauty that surrounds with an off road adventure, or explore the charming south region of Vallarta, rich in natural beauty, history, and heritage. Alternatively, visit one of Mexico’s greatest treasures, San Sebastian.

Enrich
As the stars appear in the sky in the heart of the steamy tropical rainforest at Las Caletas, experience a dazzling world-class show depicting the Aztec creation. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 At Sea
Enjoy a relaxed day at sea on board Scenic Eclipse. There is ample time to rejuvenate.  Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or try one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Acapulco
Acapulco, a beach resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast, is set on a large bay backed by the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains. 

Freechoice: Assist with the conservation of the sea turtles by releasing baby turtles at Bonfil Beach, or explore the highlights of Acapulco and see the death-defying feats of its high cliff divers, or if you’re feeling active, head to Roqueta Island for a hike. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 At Sea
Relaxation and rediscovery are yours to enjoy at leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Freechoice: Drive into the mountains to beautiful old Antigua, once the country’s colonial capital, and discover its lovely bougainvillea-draped buildings and breathtaking views of emerald volcanoes, or travel to the famed Lake Atitlan and enjoy time in a small community where the Mayan culture remains. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 Acajutla, El Salavador
Acajutla, El Salvador offers an authentic look at life along the Pacific coast of Central America.

Freechoice: Visit what is known as the most important natural remnant  of the country, El Imposible National Park, or discover the fascinating Mayan civilisation at the archaeological site of San Andrés. Alternatively, learn the history of the region, including where some of the best coffee in the world is grown, or choose to have a unique gastronomic experience visiting a cocoa hacienda. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 Corinto, Nicaragua
Nicaragua’s largest port, Corinto sits on an island connected to the mainland by bridges. Nicaragua is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and the area offers long stretches of white sand and clear blue waters. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 Bahia Culebra > Marina Papagayo
One of Bahía Culebra’s main features is the excellent quality of its waters that house a valuable natural ecosystem.

Freechoice: Snorkel around Flamingo Beach and discover an enchanting marine world, or choose a Costa Rican cultural experience, where you will get a taste of how ancestors used to live in the 19th century. Alternatively, if you like adventure, zip line through the Papagayo Canopy, ride horseback across some of Guanacaste’s most beautiful surroundings or try white water rafting. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 Puerto Caldera > San José, Costa Rica
Your cruise ends this morning in Puerto Caldera as you say farewell to your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to San José airport for your flight homeward. (Breakfast)

Map
All This Included
Mexico and Costa Rica await as you set sail from the Gulf of California, through the storied waters of the Sea of Cortez and down the coastline of Latin America.

Soak in the views of the rugged tropical mountains, endemic wildlife, cobblestone streets and the breathtaking seaside of the Mexican Riviera. Observe the rich marine wildlife of playful sea lions, dolphins, tortoises and dozens of species of fish that will leave you fascinated.
  • 38 meals including 13 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches and 13 Dinners
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Eclipse
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
For Scenic terms and conditions, please click here.

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.