Huatulco ~ Mexico's Most Pristine Coastline

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Introduction

The Pacific Ocean along the Oaxaca coastline, laps the shores of Huatulco's 36 stunning beaches, spread across nine bays boasting warm waters and golden sands. In these bays live the most important coral communities of the Mexican Pacific. More than 700 species of animals live in the park including various species of colorful fish. The park provides opportunities for snorkeling, bird-watching and hiking. Its biodiversity and pristine landscapes make Huatulco a favorite destination of nature lovers.

Parque Nacional (National Park) Huatulco is a protected area (Área Natural Protegida) created in 1998. It contains 6,375 hectares of lowland jungle and 5,516 hectares of marine areas, encompassing four of Huatulco’s bays. We’ll sail in a private yacht to view and enjoy this incredible coastline. The bays are calm and clear in early December, allowing us excellent snorkeling with numbers of colorful and diverse species of fish and other creatures. There are no sharks in these waters, so you will be able to calmly enjoy our snorkeling stops.

We’ll visit Rio Copalita, which forms the western border of Huatulco. It is the largest river in the region and has paths for hiking and enjoying its plethora of bird life with our expert guide.

La Crucecita is a small community located just a few minutes’ drive inland from Santa Cruz, the town on the main bay for this region. Although it is a new town, it has developed the feel of an authentic small Mexican village. There are an abundance of shops and restaurants in La Crucecita, and it's a good place to shop and have a delicious meal.

The Hagia Sofia is an agro-ecological development of more than 130 hectares in the hills above the ocean. In this locale we can view different phases of the cultivation of fruit, vegetables and timber, as well as observe a great diversity of flora and wildlife.

In 2005, Huatulco was awarded the Green Globe International Certification as a sustainable tourist area, and in 2010 Huatulco received an Earth Check Gold Certification; it is the only destination in the Americas to achieve this distinction.

Join Travelian for an unequalled adventure to Huatulco’s pristine beaches, abundant forests, and diverse wildlife. Travel with a small group in comfort, and enjoy visiting this remarkable seldom-visited area of Mexico.




Itinerary


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Day one

• TRAVEL DAY
Fly to Huatulco ~ You will need to make your own air reservations. We recommend Flying on either Aeromexico or Interjet. If you would like to share a van to the airport in Mexico City (we'll have lunch* at the airport) our guides will be departing at 7:00 am from San Miguel de Allende and will fly on Interjet flight 2655 at 2:35 pm to Huatulco. Arrive in Huatulco and shuttle to our hotel Relax at the hotel and have dinner* with everyone there.


Day two

• TROPICAL FARM AND PRISTINE BEACH
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Hagia Sofia Agro Ecological Farm in the morning and have lunch, we'll have time to swim in the river of Hagia Sofia, before leaving for a pristine beach and spend time swimming or snorkeling in the afternoon. Return to our hotel to freshen up and go out to dinner*.


Day three

• NATIONAL PARK AND CRUCERITA
Breakfast at hotel Visit the National Park for hiking and bird watching then have lunch* in Crucecita and visit shops and markets Go to hotel for swimming and relaxing Go out for dinner*.


Day four

• FULL DAY EXCURSION OF THE BAYS OF HUATULCO
Breakfast at hotel Go on private boat tour (private yatch) of the bays to view, marine life, pelagic birds, and for swimming and snorkeling Lunch* at one of the pristine beaches and return to the hotel in the evening, later we'll go out for dinner*.


Day five

• RIO COPALITA AND ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE
Breakfast at hotel Visit Rio Copalita for bird watching and enter the archeological site Visit a private beach, enjoy lunch*, swim and relax. Return to hotel ~ Free time. Go out for dinner*.


Day six

• TRAVEL DAY
Return to San Miguel You may wish to stay longer in Huatulco or visit Oaxaca City or leave directly for the US. If you wish to return to San Miguel with our guides, we will leave for the airport at 8:00 am We’ll fly on Interjet airflight 2652 at 10:25 am. (We'll have lunch* at the airport) A van will pick us up at the airport. Van costs each way: San Miguel to Mexico City airport TBA- Mexico City airport to San Miguel de Allende TBA.


asterisk Meals marked with an asterisk are not included in the trip's fee.
    This Itinerary is subject to changes without prior notification.




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What's included

 Accommodation (5 nights)
 Breakfast daily and 2 lunches
 Private sightseeing (including all entrance fees) as outlined in the itinerary
 Comfortable private transportation with driver
 Tipping & porterage taken care of by tour leader along the way
 Professional bird watching guide
 Travelian Tour leaders
 Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10

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Booking and cancellation policies

We accept payments by:

   Credit Card (Paypal) through our Online Booking System    

   USD Wire Transfers Read More

   Checks (No US Bank Checks please) Read More

   MXN Cash (Mexican Pesos) Read More

Please remember that each traveler must turn in a signed Trip Form
(Except if you are using our Online Booking System)

Instructions for Trip Form:
 bullet Download this link: Trip form
 bullet Fill it out
 bullet Print it and sign it
 bullet Put your Trip Form, your phone number, and email address inside an envelope
 bullet Seal the envelope and address it to:     Rodrigo Lopez / Travelian PMB 214-B
 bullet If you are in San Miguel de Allende, deliver the envelope to: La Conexion on Aldama #3
 bullet If you are in United States or in Canada or another country outside Mexico, mail it to:
    Rodrigo Lopez / Travelian PMB # 214-B
    220 N. Zapata Hwy. # 11
    Laredo, TX 78043-4464


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Payment with credit card
    To pay with credit card, please use our Online Booking System it's very simple.




Payment by wire transfer
    To pay by wire transfer from a U.S. Bank in U.S. Dollars, please use this information:

    bullet Beneficiary: Intercam Casa de Bolsa, S.A. de C.V.
    bullet Address of beneficiary:  Rio Tiber No. 67   Col. Cuauhtemoc   06500 Mexico, D.F.
    bullet Account No. 8900720557
    bullet ABA (Routing): 021 000 018 (for domestic transfers, within the USA)
    bullet Bank: Bank of New York Mellon
    bullet Branch address:  1 Wall Street 19th floor   New York, N.Y.   10015 U.S.A.
    bullet For further credit to: Rodrigo Lopez

       Please notify Rodrigo Lopez, of the expecting wire transfers so that we can
       identify them immediately.

       For any questions regarding this matter, please contact directly Rodrigo Lopez
       Email: rodrigo@travelian.com.mx or by phone: +52 (415) 100 2798

       To to download or print this information about Wire Transfers, please click here.




Payment with check (don't send US checks please)
     If using a bank account from Canada or another country (except USA),
     please make your checks payable to: Rodrigo Lopez

    bullet Put your check, Trip Form, your phone number, and email address inside an envelope
    bullet Seal the envelope and address it to:     Rodrigo Lopez / Travelian PMB 214-B
    bullet If you are in San Miguel de Allende, deliver the envelope to: La Conexion on Aldama #3
    bullet If you are in United States or in Canada or another country outside Mexico, mail it to:
       Rodrigo Lopez / Travelian PMB # 214-B
       220 N. Zapata Hwy. # 11
       Laredo, TX 78043-4464






Payment with cash (only mxn pesos)
    At the moment we can only accept cash payments in pesos.
    All cash payments must be delivered to Carmen Silva personally:
    bullet Tel. 415 152 1662, Cel. 415 100 2081  reservations@travelian.com.mx




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Booking and cancellation policies

bullet Reservations will be confirmed once the full payment
   has been received
bullet Due to the cancellation policies of our providers, we must
   retain 30% of your payment if you cancel your reservation.
bullet If you cancel less than 15 days prior to departure 100% of
   your payment becomes nonrefundable. If you or we are able
   to find a traveler to fill your space we'll refund 100% of your
   payment.
bullet If Travelian does not have the minumum number of travelers
   necessary for this trip, the trip will have to be cancelled, and
   you will receive a full refund of your payment

Travel Insurance
    We recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance in case
    you need to cancel.

    Here are links for providers we recommend:
    www.allianztravelinsurance.com
    www.travelguard.com


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What to take

We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry.
A good size daypack is also essential.


Check list

bullet Official ID your current Passport, Mexican residency ID
   (copies are fine)
bullet Original INAPAM ID (if you have one)
bullet Water Bottle
bullet Binoculars
bullet Camera
bullet Bathing suit
bullet Water shoes
bullet Snorkeling gear (optional)
bullet Flashlight
bullet Hat
bullet Sunblock
bullet Sunglasses
bullet Hiking sticks
bullet Insect repellent
bullet Day pack
bullet Light-weight walking/hiking shoes
bullet A fleece garment can be useful in case of chilly mornings
bullet Pack your binoculars, toiletries and travel documents in your
   day pack A supply of resealable plastic storage bags can be
   handy for storing food items from the breakfast, to be used
   as mid-morning snacks
bullet Be sure to bring your own kleenex and small change for
   bathroom fees
bullet Money belt
bullet First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar
   tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be
   taking)
bullet Bring $2000 to $3000 Mexican Pesos for meals not included



Duration
6 days

Travel style
Beach, Nature, Birding, Archeology

Trip type
Small Group

Physical demands

Start/Finish City
Huatulco

Trip Highlights
Enjoy the calmest beaches and
   the freshest sea food of Huatulco
Swim and snorkel in Huatulco's
   crystal clear waters
Discover the amazing collection of    tropical plants and flowers in
   Hagia Sofia
Hike and bird watch the lush trails
   of Huatulco National Park
Visit the beautiful archeological
   site of Copalita

Trip Cost
Please request a quote by sending an email to: reservations@travelian.com.mx

or please give us a call:

+52 (415) 100 2798
+52 (415) 100 9175
+52 (415) 152 3644
+52 (415) 152 1662