San Carlos & Guaymas 4 days Where the Desert Meets the Sea

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip deluxe motorcoach travel from Yuma, Arizona
  • 3 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights San Carlos Marinaterra Hotel & Spa or similar
  • Hotel porterage
  • 9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Mexico Immigration Permits

Special Features

  • Scenic Private Boat cruise on the shimmering Sea of Cortez
  • Tour the Guaymas Pearl Farm, the first cultured pearl farm in the Americas

Day 1 – Yuma / San Carlos, Mexico

After a morning departure from Arizona, cross the border into Mexico at Nogales. Travel through the Sonoran Desert and  journey on to Hermosillo to view the Cathedral and famous murals depicting the history of Sonora at the Government Palace (time permitting). Enjoy the sunset at your waterfront resort in San Carlos. Marinaterra Hotel & Spa, San Carlos. Your luxury accommodations include internet access, television, telephone, hair dryers and in-room coffee makers. The hotel has a pool and spa, and there is a sandy beach nearby.

Day 2 – San Carlos / Sea of Cortez Excursion

Today’s highlight is a Sea of Cortez excursion, keep a lookout for dolphins, seals, whales and exotic birds such as the blue-footed booby and the great blue heron.  Following the cruise,  we have lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the bay.  Afternoon leisure time provides an opportunity to enjoy the beach and pool at the hotel. Perhaps plan an optional fishing excursion or a round of golf, snorkeling or rent a water bike.  Marinaterra Hotel & Spa, San Carlos.

Day 3 – San Carlos / Guaymas

Visit a cultured pearl farm in Guaymas for a guided tour.  This is the first cultured pearl farm in the Americas.  Here you will learn about the pearl oyster farming, pearl grading and quality selection. Lunch at a local restaurant.  Plenty of time in the afternoon for a round of golf or another activity or just relaxing poolside.  This evening is a farewell dinner at the Bonifacio’s Club.

Day 4 – San Carlos / Yuma

After breakfast we depart San Carlos, lunch will be along the way and arriving back to Yuma early evening.

Travel Tips

The itinerary has been carefully constructed. The tour guide/director may deviate the time and routing due to weather, traffic or other circumstances.

Occasionally an alternate hotel of similar quality may be used. Room assignments are made at random. If you have special requests, please indicate when you make your reservation. Your requests will be forwarded to the hotels. There is no guarantee that all requests can be fulfilled.

To ensure fair and equitable seating for all tour members, seating on the motorcoach will be rotated once a day. Your tour director will explain the process.

Most hotels and restaurants are unable to make provisions for low-salt, gluten-free and other special diets.

Bottled water is carried on the coach, and distributed frequently. Purified water is provided in hotel rooms. All hotels and restaurants serve purified water and use purified water to make ice.

For Mexican entry and USA re-entry, a valid passport or passport card is required. Drivers’ licenses are NOT acceptable. Passport information must be submitted to Tour West America at least 30 days prior to departure. The Mexican National Migration Institute requires migrations forms be finalized in advance.

US currency accepted at hotels. Keep in mind that you will receive change in pesos. Local vendors and stores generally do not accept US currency. You may wish to bring Mexican currency for souvenir purchases and optional activities. Your tour director may be able to exchange small US denominations for Mexican pesos. Visa and Mastercard are accepted only at professional businesses.

Climate varies from tropical to alpine. Plan your wardrobe accordingly and wear comfortable walking shoes. Formal or dressy attire is not required.

This is a moderate activity level tour. It includes walking tours and frequent disembarkations from the motorcoach. Sidewalks and paths may be uneven and inclined. Not all hotels are elevator equipped. This tour is considered inappropriate for some persons with mobility limitations.

The industry standard for escort/driver gratuities is $5 and $3 respectively per passenger, tour day.

 $779 …   Fully guided and narrated tour includes deluxe round trip motorcoach transportation, Sea of Cortez marine excursion, sightseeing as described, 3 nights hotel accommodations, 9 meals in Mexico, portage of 1 suitcase per person, taxes and hotel gratuities, Mexican entry visa. $949 single

Insurance available upon request.

February 25-28, 2020

Tuesday – Friday

Put down a $200 per person deposit to secure your reservation

Yuma Office, 333 S Main Street, Yuma, AZ 85364

CALL 800-706-8687 or 928-783-8888 TO SPEAK TO A RESERVATIONIST

Tour operated by:

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For this tour, A Closer Look Tours cancellation policy applies. $200 per person is due when booking, the balance is due 30 days prior to departure. $100 is fully refundable up until 30 days prior to departure.  $100 is non-refundable.  Between 29 days and 72 hours prior – 50%.  Less than 72 hours to departure – 100% penalty.  No refunds for any unused portion of the tour. Passengers may wish to purchase travel insurance through  Tour West America.

Passport expiration must be at least 6 months after the final day of travel.