SEE A FABULOUS 4 MINUTES AND 25 SECONDS OF TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE EXCITEMENT FROM OUR ALL-INCLUSIVE BEACH FRONT HOTEL IN MAZATLAN!!
You do not need a science background to enjoy what is probably the number one natural wonder. Due to the fortuitous consequence of the Moon’s diameter and location relative to the Earth and Sun, a complete eclipse of the Sun can be seen approximately once every 12-18 months somewhere on Earth. In 2024, although the eclipse crosses the USA and Canada, weather prospects are far better in Mexico than along the US/Canadian portions of the path. We have carefully chosen our location in Mazatlan, Mexico to make accessing the path easy for loyal American guests and eclipse viewers from around the world.
The tour will be led by Dr. Tamara Ledley –a veteran of 11 eclipses and Space Shuttle astronaut candidate–and Dr. David Haviland (NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society)–a veteran of 3 solar eclipses and co-leader for our August 2017 expedition– who will provide briefings on the eclipse and related talks during the program, and Ted Blank, an experienced astronomical observer, cruise ship speaker and co-leader of our August 2017 expedition. Both are veterans of previous Ring of Fire Expeditions tours. The NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society in Houston, Texas has been organizing eclipse expeditions since 1970 under the leadership of Paul D. Maley who is tasked with leading a separate solar eclipse cruise from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Talks will be given in the hotel’s presentation room and admission will be by badge only.
Below is a graphic showing that there is generally a preponderance of clouds over the US portion of the track in the month of April. The blue region below indicates the area of predicted lowest cloudiness. Therefore we are not planning any expeditions in the US for this eclipse and going where the overall weather pattern seems to be most consistently good.
Here are two additional graphics that may help you realize that if you live in the US or Canada chances are that Mexico is far better positioned weather-wise.
This property is brand new and set to open in December 2022 – 1 year and 5 months prior to the eclipse. Built in the Estrella del Mar Golf Club, a private residential community that extends over an area of 374 hectares with 5.6 km/3.5 miles of frontage beach, it is located 9 km/5.6 miles from Mazatlán International Airport.
To read about the golf course click here – https://estrelladelmar.com/en/golf/golf-course
Rated among the best golf courses in Mexico, Estrella del Mar boasts a magnificent 18-hole championship golf course. Designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Jr. and built in 1996, it is unsurpassed in terms of play and breathtaking scenery. With a course layout than runs parallel to the pristine beach in the Estrella del Mar gated community, there is simply no comparable course in Mazatlán. Six of the holes and fairways are situated right off the beach, and the sound of waves lapping on the sand can be heard throughout. Our impeccably-manicured greens are dotted with clusters of palms lining the fairways and strategically-placed bunkers, earning Estrella del Mar a five-star rating by just about every golfer who has played the course. Its challenge and beauty combined with its layout are often cited as reasons why Estrella del Mar is considered one of the top golf courses in Mexico. In the words of our visitors, our course is “Mexico’s best kept secret.”
Dreams Resorts – UNLIMITED-LUXURY, WHERE ALMOST EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED
Dreams Resorts & Spas are committed to redefining and elevating the all-inclusive experience. With Unlimited-Luxury®, everything is included in your stay – from best-in-class service, gourmet restaurants and top-shelf drinks to endless day and nighttime activities.
Unlimited Drinks – Premium branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included
* Optional upgrade to TOP SHELF brands at extra charge
24-hr Room Service
*Limited services due to Covid-19
Pool & Beach Wait Service
Choose from the luxurious room options. Enjoy suites and villas, private swim-up pools, gorgeous accommodations with terraces, hot tubs, and amazing views. Family connecting rooms available upon request. The three main room types (artist conceptions as of 2/12/2022) are:
Welcome briefing and dinner
Observing of the Sun after breakfast
Afternoon Mazatlan excursion
Night sky observing
Eclipse briefing and simulation in the afternoon
Night sky observing
Observe from the hotel grounds
…………………….LOCAL TIME….SUN ALTITUDE………….SUN AZIMUTH………..EVENT
1ST CONTACT: 9:51:17am………………54 deg………………………110 deg…………….the eclipse begins
2ND CONTACT:11:07:18pm……………69 deg………………………135 deg……………..start of the total eclipse portion
3RD CONTACT:11:11:44pm…………….70 deg………………………137 deg……………..end of the total eclipse portion
4TH CONTACT: 12:32:06pm………….73 deg……………………….202 deg…………….the eclipse ends
Post eclipse wrap up and group photo
LAST ROOMS AVAILABLE AS OF 6/15/23: DBL per person – 4 nights Single per person – 4 nights
0 Standard rooms $2866 $3466
0 Junior Suites Swim-out $3261 $4166
0 Preferred JR Suites Swim-out $3611 $4611
0 Preferred Ocean Front $3861 $5211
0 Premium Preferred Ocean Front $4011 $5611
If you wish to extend your stay by arriving early or staying late, contact email@example.com to see if rooms are available.
– Extend your stay to 7-nights for just $1400. per person with 2 sharing or $2460. * (standard room only) additional for single occupancy
*extension nights beyond the core 4-night program are offered on a non-hosted basis (meaning that you are on your own during that time).
Note that the payment and penalty dates below are driven by our contract with the vendor(s).
IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES you may pay by one of these methods: 1) credit cards, or 2) wire transfer. A USD$75 fee is charged if a wire transfer is used for each payment. No checks or money orders can be accepted! Please contact Direct Travel Groups Team firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE EXPEDITION
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