DAY 1- Apr. 6, SAT: ARRIVAL IN MAZATLAN – BIENVENIDOS A MÉXICO!
Meeting assistance upon arrival and transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Note: Arrival transfer is provided to participants taking group flight or arriving around same time. Participants arriving at other times, a private transfer can be arranged at additional cost or take a taxi to the Hotel. Mazatlan, located on the Pacific coast, just across from the tip of Baja California. Mazatlan was an important city in the early 17th century because of the nearby gold and silver mines. It took quite a while and some enterprising German businessmen to develop the port in the mid-1800s. Twenty years later, during the French intervention, Mazatlan was the stronghold of Mexican independence troops. By the end of the 19th century, this city had become the center of a large fishing industry and a thriving port involved in international trade, which included China and Japan. It still retains the title “capital of the shrimping business”. This evening gather together for a tour briefing. EL CID CASTILLA BEACH HOTEL
DAY 2- Apr. 7, SUN: MAZATLAN – OLD TOWN AND THE BEACH
This Mazatlan City tour provides a great overview of Mazatlan and you’ll come away appreciating its beauty. You will be driven along the ocean front drive towards the high divers, who dive into water only five feet deep from 45 feet in the air. Continue to the top of the lookout hills to have the amazing view of the whole city as your guide tells you local folklore & history Next head to the historical center to see the Angela Peralta Theater, built in the 1870s. the Plazuela Machado, the Mansion of Redo, the Bank of London, Mexico Building, and the Temple of San José.. Enjoy free time at the main market to do some souvenir shopping. As you walk through town, photograph the city hall and the majestic Conception Cathedral. Construction on the cathedral began in 1875 and took 42 years to complete
Note: You may leave tour in town and enjoy lunch at local restaurants returning back to Hotel on your own. Perhaps you would go for a stroll on the beautiful Malecon or have a coffee in Mazatlán’s lively old town. The afternoon is at leisure.
Join fellow tour members to visit our exclusive eclipse viewing site so participants can familiarize themselves and also for accompanying astronomy experts to review weather reports and any related effect/changes to our viewing plans/site. At dinner this evening, our accompanying Astronomy expert will give us pre eclipse briefing EL CID CASTILLA BEACH HOTEL– DINNER
DAY 3-Apr. 8, MON: ECLIPSE WATCHING
Morning transfer to our exclusive eclipse viewing site scouted by our Eclipse experts. Arrive early with plenty of time to set up for the eclipse. From our exclusive site you can view 4 minute 15 seconds of eclipse totality, According to weather predictions/ expert guidance we expect clear skies nevertheless a bus will be at our disposal to travel along the eclipse path to seek out a clear location for viewing, if needed. Buffet Lunch, water, soft drinks & Snacks, tables and chairs are provided at the viewing site. Return to hotel after the eclipse and rest of the day is free for independent activities or take an optional tour. This evening join fellow tour members for a celebratory Dinner & a report by our Eclipse experts. EL CID CASTILLA BEACH HOTEL– LUNCH & DINNER
The eclipse begins at 10.51AM and ends at 3.32 PM in Mazatlan Mexico.
|Country||Place||Total Eclipse Begins (C2)||Maximum Eclipse||Total Eclipse Ends (C3)||Totality time|
|Mexico||Mazatlan||12:07:27 PM||12:09:34 PM||12:11:42 PM||4m 15s|
DAY 4- Apr. 9, TUE: MAZATLAN – Day at leisure
Enjoy a day free to relax by the beach, explore town or take an optional tour. EL CID CASTILLA BEACH HOTEL
Note: Advance reservations are required for optional tours.
DAY 5- Apr. 10, WED: MAZATLAN / MEXICO CITY
You are leaving the beach to head to your city escape adventure. Transfer to the airport where your flight to Mexico City awaits you. Arriving in Mexico City you will be taken to your hotel. The afternoon is for a stroll through the historic center of Mexico City where you also have dinner with views over the most important Plaza in Mexico. HOTEL – DINNER
DAY 6– Apr. 11, WED: MYSTICAL TEOTIHUACAN
Visit one of the most important pyramids of Mexico while practicing a morning session with your shaman. Admire the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon, originated as small markers above unusual clover leaf shaped caves – caves that emanated a special healing energy – that was utilized by the medicine people and shamans of the region many thousands of years ago. From its origins as a place of healing, it grew to become a educational/cultural center teaching healing, along with practical arts and sciences. Our journey’s interest in visiting Teotihuacan is in the original energies that everything was built on – we utilize these fields of energy in ways that grow and expand our own abilities and connectedness with our potential – the vibrant potential of Creation – our collaborating, cooperating and celebrating life with Creation, for the mutual benefit of all beings.
After lunch visit Guadalupe Shrine and Three Culture Square: The Basilica of Guadalupe is an important Catholic pilgrimage site and one of the most visited churches in the world. Tlatelolco Square in Mexico City, D. F. (now Three Cultures square) holds a special place in the history of Mexico, and in the hearts and minds of her people Its name comes from the fact that the architectural ensembles located around it come from three different historical stages. HOTEL – BREAKFAST & LUNCH
DAY 7- Apr. 12, THU: FRIDA KAHLO & DIEGO RIVIERA – MEXICOS HIPPEST COUPLE
Spend the day following the footsteps of Frida Kahlo. In Coyoacán, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Mexico City, you can visit the birthplace and childhood home of Frida Kahlo. Later it was where the artistic couple lived and worked and is now a museum known as the “Casa Azul”. There are still objects such as draft sketches, old paintbrushes, and furniture to find. Continue to the Leon Trotsky Museum who was a long time friend and intellectual ally of the couple and who lived with them upon his asylum in Mexico. Afterwards, enjoy lunch in the main square of Coyoacan before continuing to the Dolores Olmedo Museum. Explore numerous examples of Frida’s work and a large collection of Diego´s paintings as well as a stroll through the garden filled with peacocks and xoloitzcuintle (mexican hairless) dogs. The private museum “Anahuacalli”, which Diego Rivera founded after Frida’s death, will conclude this perfect day dedicated to Frida Kahlo. Afterwards you will visit the colorful canals of Xochimilco which are also known as the floating gardens. While enjoying an idyllic boat ride, you can taste typical Mexican dishes, admire the artesania and listen to the sounds of mariachi bands that pass by on other boats. Afterwards you will be brought back to your hotel. HOTEL – BREAKFAST & LUNCH
DAY 8- Apr. 13, SAT: MEXICO CITY- day at leisure
Breakfast at Hotel and day free to explore the city on own, shop sightsee or simply relax at your hotel. HOTEL – BREAKFAST
You may want to visit Plaza Garibaldi. The Plaza is known as Mexico City’s home of mariachi music. At all hours of the day and night, mariachi bands can be found playing or soliciting gigs from visitors to the Plaza. The Salón Tenampa, which became the home of mariachi music in Mexico City in the 1920s, is still in business on the north side of the plaza. Have a drink and enjoy some real Mexican music.
DAY 9- Apr. 14, SUN: BYE BYE MEXICO – ADIOS Y HASTA PRONTO EN MEXICO!
It is time to say “Adiós” to this beautiful, colorful and friendly country with its welcoming people. We hope you had a wonderful trip and we look forward to welcoming you back! Your transfer (included for those taking group flight or flights around same time) will take you to the airport where your return flight is waiting for you. – BREAKFAST
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