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Program #12157RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 34 total, 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian; Gluten Free; Low Salt; Low Fat.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Courtyard Marriott Hotel: San Diego, California, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Centrally located, less than 10 minutes from the airport, down town Gaslamp Quarters, Hillcrest neighborhood, Balboa Park and Old Town. Fully renovated in 2009. Taxis readily available upon request.

Contact info:
595 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108 USA
phone: 619-291-5720
web: www.courtyardsd.com

Room amenities: Large, ergonomic desk with no-glare lighting, ergonomic desk chair, armchair, complimentary WiFi, 32" HDTV with premium channels, pay-per-view movies, stunning bathrooms, hair dryer, coffee maker, refrigerator, ...and more.

Facility amenities: 137 spacious contemporary all amenities guest rooms. GoBoard touch screen with weather, news, etc, at your fingertips. Meeting/event spaces. Lounge with personal booths wired for Internet and with personal LCD TVs. Bistro. Full-service bar. Outdoor heated pool and spa. Fitness room. Basic market with snacks, beverages and sundries. Valet dry cleaning, coin-operated laundry. Boarding pass printing kiosk. Safe deposit boxes at front desk.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approx $110.00
Please make pre and post-program reservations directly with hotel by calling : Jessica Sagar at (619) 481 5887.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Hotel Corona: Ensenada, Baja California, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Stratigically located near the main shopping area, Ensenada's pleasant board-walk and one block away from the historic Ex-hotel and gambling Casino built during the prohibition years in the United states.

Contact info:
Blvd Costero 1442
Ensenada, BC, 22800 Mexico
phone: +52 (646)176 0901 to 10
web: www.hotelcorona.com.mx

Room amenities: Air-conditioned and satellite TV rooms, hair dryers, in-room telephone, ironing boards.

Facility amenities: 92 rooms, Spa, pool, high speed internet, bar, restaurant, complimentary WiFi .

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Misión Cataviña: Cataviña, Baja California, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Cozy colonial style hotel with central patio and pleasant garden areas surrounded by the magnificent landscape and unique vegetation of the Cataviña desert.

Contact info:
Carretera Transpeninsular 1 km 179 desviacion Bahia de LA – San Quintin
Cataviña, Baja California, 22930 Mexico
phone: +52 (200) 124 9123
web: www.hotelmisionsantamaria.com.mx/es/catavina.html

Room amenities: 28 ample air-conditioned/heated rooms with satellite TV.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, non-heated pool, phone in the lobby, complimentary WiFi in common areas (internet reception may often be weak).

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Halfway Inn: Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Colonial style hotel with central patio. Large lobby, bar and restaurant area. Formerly Desert Inn Hotel.

Contact info:
Carretera Transpeninsular Paralelo 28
Guerrero Negro, BCS, 23940 Mexico
phone: +52 (615) 157-1304
web: www.halfwayinnhotel.com

Room amenities: 28 ample rooms with heater, satellite TV.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, game area. Phone in the lobby

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Desert Inn, San Ignacio: San Ignacio, Baja California Sur, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Cozy colonial style hotel with central patio and pleasant outdoor areas located in the middle of a palm oasis.

Contact info:
Domicilio Conocido
San Ignacio, Baja California Sur, 22930 Mexico
phone: +52 (615) 154 0300
web: www.desertinns.com

Room amenities: 28 ample air-conditioned/heated rooms with satellite TV.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, game room, non-heated pool, phone in the lobby, complimentary Wi-Fi in common areas -Internet reception may often be weak.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa: Loreto, Baja California Sur, 2 nights
Type: Resort

Description: Located in the Bay of Loreto, Loreto Bay is surrounded by magnificent natural scenes, offering a casual, intimate style, as well as an unmatched sophisticated service. Incredible installations with a view of the pristine waters of the Sea of Cortes. In this exclusive enclave, the hotel features 150 Mexican contemporary style rooms, blending fine woods with marble and terracotta, providing the perfect combination of luxury and serenity. All the rooms are surrounded by beautiful, lush gardens, the majestic golf course, overlooking the impressive Sea of Cortes.

Contact info:
Paseo de la Misión de Loreto S/N Col. Nopoló
Loreto, BCS, 23880 Mexico
phone: +52 (613) 133 0010
web: www.loretobayresort.com

Room amenities: Large and comfortable rooms with a balcony that invites you to enjoy a spectacular view of the Sea of Cortes . All the rooms feature oversized bathroom with luxurious amenities. Rooms for guests with special physical needs. - Wi-Fi Internet - Air Conditionning - Flat screen satellite TV - Telephone - Balcony or garden - Coffee maker - Safe deposit box - Hair Dryer - Iron - Ironing board - Pillow menu - Electronic locks - Laundry services - Room Service

Facility amenities: - Loreto Bay features two restaurants: Savor exquisite flavors from the Baja California region. Plus, a selection of classic traditional Mexican dishes and international food set, in an exceptional marine environment. These local delicacies as well as the international cuisine will delight everyone taste. - The Pool Bar is ideal for enjoying the sea breeze with a refreshing drink and snacks. - Golf Course: Considered to be one of the most beautiful and challenging courses, originally designed by landscape architects, Mario Schjetnan and Pedro Guereca, the golf course blends in harmoniously with nature´s elements like the majestic Sierra La Giganta, Punta Nopolo, the Sea of Cortes, the impressive breathtaking desert and man-made four artificial lakes that form part of the magnificent surrounding ecosystem. - The Spa offers a large array of body treatments, including full facials, manicure, pedicure and body massages. - Tennis Center: Two recently renovated tennis courts. - Full modern equipped Gym: Work out and stay in shape, while enjoying an ocean view. Loreto Bay features a wide range of activities for all tastes like: Kayaking Snorkeling Zumba Classes Hiking Golf Classes- $ Sport Fishing- rental of equipment and boats- $ Scuba Diving- $

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Hyatt Place: La Paz, Baja California Sur, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The recently constructed hotel (2014) is located in the area of the exclusive Costa Baja Resort Complex featuring a private beach, a beautiful infinity pool, an elegant marina, a golf course, and a boardwalk with shops and restaurants. Hotel guests have access to all the resort facilities in addition to the hotel proper. The hotel features a modern lobby-social concept referred to as The Gallery. Facing the Sea of Cortes, it is a 10 minutes drive to downtown La Paz and the traditional "Malecón."

Contact info:
Km. 7.5 Carretera a Pichilingue.
La Paz, BCS, 23010 Mexico
phone: +01 52 612 123 1234
web: lapaz.place.hyatt.com

Room amenities: The spacious guestrooms feature the plush Hyatt Grand Bed®. A state-of-the-art media and work center includes a large desk area with a computer data port and free Wi-Fi with remote printing. Rooms are equipped with a 42" HDTV, a mini-refrigerator, a coffee maker/tea maker, a AM/FM alarm clock radio with MP3 connectivity, one cordless telephone with voice mail, an iron/ironing board and a hair dryer. The new, modern bathrooms featuring granite counter top vanities provide all amenities.

Facility amenities: The open lobby - social area referred to as The Gallery includes a Bistro, a Bar, a Coffee Shop, a Market, and a Business Center with high speed internet access. The hotel features an outdoor pool and a Stay-Fit Gym. Room service is available and a complimentary local newspaper is provided daily. The hotel has free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the premises

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Tropicana Inn: San Jose del Cabo, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The cozy colonial style hotel is located in the heart of San José del Cabo. Although simple, the hotel offers a pleasant friendly atmosphere. Shops and restaurants are at the doorstep, one block from the historic plaza and the restored mission church. The "gallery walk"(a small area full of art galleries of local and well-known artists) is past the plaza. A 20 minutes stroll along a path of a bird-filled estuary leads to the gorgeous wide San José del Cabo beach. The international airport is a 25 minutes drive.

Contact info:
Blvd. Mijares #30
San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, 23400 Mexico
phone: +52 (624) 142 1580
web: www.tropicanainn.com.mx

Room amenities: All 37 deluxe rooms face the pool and garden. Each room features two double beds, full baths decorated with distinctive Mexican colorful tiles, quiet mini-split air-conditioners, in-room telephone, cable TV, small fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, and luxury linens.

Facility amenities: On the promises is the well known, inviting, attractive Tropicana Restaurant and Bar, frequently offering live entertainment. The enclosed lush tropical garden, including bird cages and fountains, has a small Romanesque outdoor pool with a swim up bar. Complimentary WiFi is accessible throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: Approx $110.00
Please make post-program reservations directly with hotel by e-mailing : Elizabeth Silva reserve@tropicanainn.com.mx

Check out time: 12:00 PM


The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
34 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
20 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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