SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    VIP Wine Tasting with Gourmet Lunch

    Ensenada, Mexico

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Enjoy an inspired wine tasting and gourmet lunch at a winery restaurant in the Guadalupe Valley, a fertile area known as the Napa of Mexico, in part because the vast majority of Mexico’s wines are produced there. During the drive inland, you will notice the terrain becoming hillier with an abundance of sprawling farms and idyllic valleys such as Guadalupe. Its microclimate is similar to that in the Mediterranean as the summers are relatively cool with constant ocean breezes. Red wine grapes in particular flourish there, and over the past three decades or so, more than 150 wineries have become established along the valley’s wine route. Your introduction to one of the premier wineries will begin with an enlightening, behind-the-scenes tour. Afterwards, you will sample a wide selection of characteristic wines that beautifully represent the Guadalupe Valley. They will be paired with cheeses, chocolates and marmalades, which will perfectly complement the fabulous 3-course lunch that follows.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Enjoy a spectacular scenic drive through the Guadalupe Valley, the Napa of Mexico.
    • Gain an understanding of the valley’s terroir by touring a premier winery.
    • Sample several representative Guadalupe Valley wines and enjoy a gourmet 3-course lunch.

    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcohol.
    • Adult from: $212.86 NZD
    • Child from: $212.86 NZD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
    • Age
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    Pacific Train, Bus & Boat Adventure

    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica

    Duration 4 3/4 hrs

    This combination excursion gives you the opportunity to ride a historical train that has been in service for more than 50 years and participate on a scenic ride through rural countryside and tropical fields. Afterwards, board your motorcoach en route to the Tarcoles River where you’ll go on a boat and explore the spectacular natural scenery this river has to offer.


    The river and mangroves attract many types of bird wildlife such as toucans, spoonbills, herons, egrets, jacanas, pelicans, scarlet macaws, iguanas and crocodiles. Upon your return enjoy some live marimba melodies and enjoy a delicious buffet of seasonal fruits and tropical refreshments. Enough time will be provided to select crafts made by local artisans before returning to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This excursion might operate in reverse order. Please wear casual clothing, comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and bring a camera and raingear. Wildlife sightings while common cannot be guaranteed. Advance notice is needed for guests in wheelchairs; motorized scooters cannot be handled, only foldable wheelchairs. The type of walking required is along even roads and compact gravel trails. A free bird guide will be provided at the beginning of the river cruise, which will allow participants to identify any feathered creatures seen along the way.
    • Adult from: $141.43 NZD
    • Child from: $98.57 NZD
    DURATION 4 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Accessibility
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    La Bufadora Adventure & City Highlights

    Ensenada, Mexico

    Duration 4 hrs

    Learn about the history of the area from your guide while you’ll pass by the city’s highlights. You’ll stop at the Plaza Civica to view the sculptures of Mexico’s greatest heroes and the elegant Riviera del Pacifico, a once dazzling beach resort and casino. The highlight of your tour will be the 25-mile drive to the south for approximately one hour, along the Baja California countryside to scenic Punta Banda.


    This area is known for an impressive blowhole called La Bufadora, a natural sea spout that shoots water from 60 to 100 feet into the air, depending on the tide. You’ll have free time to experience the flavors of Mexico at the open air market, with a wide selection of national art. You’ll also visit Ensenada’s main shopping district, offering everything from Mexican handicrafts to imported items. You may return to the ship with your guide or remain and return on your own.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Walking is at your discretion. You’ll find from 10 to 15 steps to negotiate during this tour, some at the Riviera del Pacifico, some at La Bufadora viewpoint.
    • Adult from: $64.29 NZD
    • Child from: $48.57 NZD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    The Best of Mazatlan

    Mazatlán, Mexico

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Your tour begins with an interesting ride along Mazatlan’s oceanfront for a view of the lighthouse and offshore islands. Continue into the heart of the old downtown for a short visit to the imposing cathedral before a stop at a waterfront rocky promontory to view the brave cliff divers.


    You’ll have time to browse or shop at the Golden Zone before heading for a resort for an afternoon of swimming, sunning and relaxing, where you’ll also enjoy a delightful lunch with a colorful Mexican folkloric show. Your escort will provide you with towels, a place to change and show you where lunch will be served.


    The return to your ship will be by taxi in groups of four.


    Need to Know:

    Note: We recommend that you bring your swimsuit, beach gear and leave your valuables on board the ship. Tour sequence may vary. Check in with your tour escorts at hospitality desk in hotel lobby for complimentary transportation back to ship. Once participants join their tour, they will be required to complete a liability waiver.
    • Adult from: $170.00 NZD
    • Child from: $107.14 NZD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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    Aerial Tram, River Cruise & Lunch

    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica

    Duration 7 hrs

    Enjoy the most exciting adventure in the natural wonderland of Costa Rica. Board the Pacific Tropical Forest Aerial Tram and literally fly through the forest canopy and take an exhilarating jungle cruise on the Tarcoles River.


    The Pacific Tropical Forest Aerial Tram is the only tour that provides a unique exploration of the canopy in the Transitional Tropical dry Forest on Costa Rica’s mid-Pacific coastline. Dry upland forest meets humid coastal dry forest with unique species colonizing the treetops and the canopy in this 222-acre eco-tourism park, dedicated to conservation.


    Embark on a gondola designed for 8 passengers and a bilingual naturalist guide to safely glide through a living backdrop of giant trees, hanging gardens and lush green landscapes. Panoramic ocean views and sightings of exotic flora and fauna will introduce you to this unique transitional dry forest.


    Your experience includes a guided walk through trails deep into the forest. A visit to the medicinal plant and Butterfly Garden will complement a fascinating winding tour past a snake, frogs and turtle’s exhibit.


    After your tram ride, enjoy a Costa Rican lunch at the park in a lush natural setting. You can also shop at the Congo shop where you can find a variety of local and handmade arts, crafts and designs as well as Costa Rican souvenirs before transferring to Tarcoles for a jungle river journey.


    Upon arrival at the Visitor Center you will board comfortable roof covered open boats to explore the world famous Tarcoles River. This river tour usually takes 2 hours. It will provide a great understanding of the life and death of the mangroves and swamps that constitute one of the most important ecosystems in Costa Rica. Noted for its mangrove forests the Tarcoles River is a wonderful and crucial habitat for hundreds of species and a wide variety of sea and shore birds as well as colonies of the largest crocodiles in Central America.


    During the tour, our naturalist guide will help you identify a great variety of birds and wildlife. This habitat is also vital for the preservation of the endangered Scarlet Macaw.


    Tour sequence may vary.


    • Adult from: $284.29 NZD
    • Child from: $284.29 NZD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
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    Granada, Masaya Market & Volcano

    San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

    Duration 8 hrs

    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a leisurely one and three-quarters hour drive north through a gorgeous tropical landscape. This verdant region exemplifies Nicaragua’s nickname, the “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes,” and Masaya beautifully captures those natural attractions, as it sits on the edge of Lake Masaya in the shadow of Masaya Volcano National Park.


    Most of your time in the city will be devoted to exploring Masaya Market, one of the country’s foremost artisan markets. Colorful hammocks, hand-woven baskets, creative folk art, and delicately embroidered clothing are typically on display. Continuing on, you will drive toward Masaya Volcano National Park, located just outside the city it showcases two smoking volcanoes and several large craters formed by past volcanic activity. The landscape is absolutely mesmerizing and from the comfort of your coach, you’ll get an up-close look at steaming fumaroles.


    Then, following a traditional Nicaraguan lunch at a nearby restaurant, you will set out on a walking tour of nearby Granada, a magnificent city overlooking massive Lake Nicaragua. Founded as a trade center in 1524 by Spanish conquistadors, Granada boasts some of the country’s most well preserved colonial architecture. The San Francisco Convent is its crown jewel, and the historical building now houses a cultural center with fine pre-Columbian statues. Your guided visit showcases some of the most important displays and exhibits housed here.


    You will also have the opportunity to stroll Granada’s serene central plaza, a delightful shopping area famed for its arts and crafts, before it’s time to re-board your coach and transfer back to the pier.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 3-hours of easy to moderate guided walking over mostly even surfaces; however, there may be some cobblestone surfaces and a few steps to negotiate. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light clothing to include a sweater for the coach; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended. In the event of activity at Masaya Volcano, the visit there will be cancelled.
    • Adult from: $250.00 NZD
    • Child from: $178.57 NZD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
    • Accessibility
    • Limited Accessibility
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    Acapulco City With Cliff Divers

    Acapulco, Mexico

    Duration 4 hrs

    Travel along the coastline while you learn about the history and culture of Acapulco. Stop at El Mirador, above La Quebrada to enjoy a light snack and a drink. Here, you can admire the world-famous cliff divers as well as a typical Mexican folkloric show. From a vantage point near Las Brisas Hotel, marvel at the incredible beauty of the panoramic landscape and the bays of Acapulco and Puerto Marques. Continue to the outskirts of town and pass by one of the most impressive hotels in the Acapulco Diamante hotel zone, the Acapulco Princess Hotel, constructed to resemble an Aztec Pyramid.


    Need to Know:

    Note: There are approximately 70 steps at La Quebrada to see the cliff divers. Physically challenged guests can enjoy the show from a special terrace.
    • Adult from: $98.57 NZD
    • Child from: $55.71 NZD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Snack
    Available languages:
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    Colonial Antigua

    Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

    Duration 7 hrs

    Enjoy a visit to the colonial city of Antigua, founded by Spanish conquistadors in the early 16th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll the charming cobblestone streets to visit the Central Plaza, the cathedral, Colonial Museum and the Jade Museum. Lunch is included at a typical Guatemalan restaurant. On the return drive to your ship, enjoy the scenery and great views of the Agua and Fuego (Water and Fire) volcanoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Antigua is 5,000 feet above sea level, we recommend participants be in good health. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking disabilities. There is a moderate amount of walking, some level and cobblestone streets. Wear comfortable shoes, bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and cash for shopping.
    • Adult from: $155.71 NZD
    • Child from: $110.00 NZD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    Available languages:
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    Scenic Costa Rica

    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica

    Duration 3 1/4 hrs

    Your sightseeing drive through rolling hills, high mountains, plains, valleys, and riverbeds is just part of the gorgeous landscape that will make you think of paradise. Costa Rica’s topography is one of the world’s most diverse. You’ll start by heading east to Esparza, a town that has become one of the most picturesque in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific region. The central park and its church are emblematic of Costa Rica’s hardworking rural towns.


    Local dancers in colorful dresses will greet you at the park and you’ll enjoy masquerades and handmade souvenir exhibitions while you learn about their traditions. Your scenic drive includes some stretches along the Pacific Ocean passing by mango and cashew plantations, farming areas and most certainly seeing some birds along the way, all examples of sustainable living. Take the opportunity to capture unique pictures, while traveling down to sea level, admiring the most breathtaking views.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Wear comfortable shoes; bring sunscreen, a hat and light clothing.
    • Adult from: $92.86 NZD
    • Child from: $58.57 NZD
    DURATION 3 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    Available languages:
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    Salsa & Salsa

    Mazatlán, Mexico

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    Are you ready to try Mexican salsa, margaritas and learn how to dance the Salsa? Then this tour is for you! Upon arrival at one of Mazatlan’s beachfront resorts, you’ll learn the art of making the best Mazaritas “Mazatlan Margaritas” in town and experience a hands-on cooking class. You’ll learn about spices and make a variety of sassy salsas while snacking on fresh cheese quesadillas and chicken taquitos.


    After your cooking lesson, get ready for some real fun! A salsa instructor will show you step by step, the moves and swings of the salsa. By the end of the tour you’ll be ready for the dance floor and armed with fantastic recipes. After the class you’ll have the choice to relax on the beach, enjoy one of the hotel’s pools, or shop at the stores of the Golden Zone which is just a short stroll from the resort. Towels will be provided by the resort for your use at the pool or the beach. Return to the ship is by complimentary taxi, please check in with your tour escorts. Once participants join their tour, they will be required to complete a liability waiver.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age.
    • Adult from: $155.71 NZD
    • Child from: $121.43 NZD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Age
    • Snack
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    Horseback Riding

    Ensenada, Mexico

    Duration 3 hrs

    You’ll be taking an approximately 30-minute drive to the ranch. Upon arrival, you’ll be given a safety briefing and helmet and assigned to your horse. During your one and a half hour horseback ride, you’ll enjoy magnificent view of Salsipuedes Bay, Todos Santos Island and the Gold Coast. Your leisurely trail ride will take you through the beautiful hills of San Miguel. You’ll be treated to a snack before taking the trail back to San Miguel.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 10 years of age, weigh no more than 225 lbs. and be at least 4 feet, 7 inches tall. The horseback ride is on uneven ground and is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with disabilities, a heart condition or back problems. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes.
    • Adult from: $127.14 NZD
    • Child from: $97.14 NZD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Age
    • Weight
    • Height
    • Snack
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    Town, Country & Tequila

    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    Duration 5 hrs

    This excursion combines the charm of both the old and new Mexico. Begin with a drive through the Marina Vallarta area and a stop at the small village’s local church. Continue to Hacienda Dona Engracia, one of the finest tequila factories in the area for a first-hand look at the manufacturing process of tequila and some free time to explore the grounds of this working hacienda. A short shopping stop will be made on the way into the center of Puerto Vallarta where you can walk along the popular Malecon, visit the Cathedral of our Lady of Guadalupe and see Old Town City Hall, while taking in fantastic views of the waterfront and the charm of the cobblestone streets. You may choose to stay in town on your own or return to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Short pants are not permitted in the cathedral. Tequila samples are only given to guests 21 and older.
    • Adult from: $84.29 NZD
    • Child from: $55.71 NZD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1

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Printed on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 06:39am