Once you've booked your cruise, click on "Log In to My NCL" and enter your user name and password. If you are a new user, create an account. Once you're logged in, you should see a summary of your booked cruise(s). Click the button for "Shore Excursions". If this button is not clickable, you may need to wait at least 60 days prior to your vacation date. Once you get to the Shore Excursions shopping page, you should see each port city offering Shore Excursions for every day of your cruise itinerary. Click through each port city to get more info and pre-book excursions for each guest you’re traveling with. You can also call 1-866-625-1167 if you have any questions.
Visit the small, surrounding communities of Huatulco and learn about their culture and traditions. Begin your tour in the little town of Piedra de Moros, where you’ll see and learn about the medicinal plants and herbs grown there and the diseases they can cure. Taste a refreshing lemon herb tea and see the traditional way of making tortillas and bread. Learn the use of nopal/“cactus” and sample these traditional Mexican products.
Your next stop will be in Santa Maria, here you’ll visit its beautiful church that was built in the 17th Century. Visit a local blacksmith's artisanal shop more than a century old, and where today working tools are made from recycled materials. Then, stop by a rustic Mezcal factory where you’ll see the elaborate distillation process of this traditional Oaxacan beverage and learn about the different uses of the "Maguey" plant. Return to your ship with memories of these Mexican communities and their traditions.
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.