Feel the cooling breeze as the landscape darkens and the jet black new moon gradually obscures the sun. Experience the excitement and wonder as the shadow of the moon speeds toward you from the west over the tropical Pacific Ocean. The chatter of the tropical birds fade in the growing darkness as "night" rapidly approaches. Wonder in spine-tingling awe as you witness the totally-obscured disk of the sun and its pearly-white solar corona. To witness a total solar eclipse is to partake in one of Nature’s most awe-inspiring spectacles. Hear eclipse viewer’s reactions to totality in this video.
Your unique eclipse experience is led by an internationally acclaimed solar researcher, Dr. Bruce W. Lites. Prior to the eclipse itself he will acquaint you with the fascinating science underpinning solar phenomena and the remarkable event you will experience.
Lodging for eclipse tours book well in advance of the eclipse date, so secure your spot now! The final day to reserve this trip is 24 January 2024!
DATES: 3-10 April 2024
TRIP LENGTH: 8 days / 7 nights
START LOCATION: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
END LOCATION: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
GROUP SIZE: 10-20
TRIP COST: $4,600 - $6,200 (until June 1, 2023)
MEALS: All Meals Included
DEPOSIT: 10% of full cost
PARTICIPATION: Adult (15 years and up) Experience
Join us at Punta el Custodio, Nayarit, Mexico for a week-long retreat of relaxation, learning, and the one-of-a-kind magical experience of a total eclipse of the Sun! Guests will occupy stylish villas of exquisite design and furnished with stunning Mexican cultural art. The private and luxurious surroundings are set among tropical gardens with expansive views of the cliffs and the vast Pacific ocean. Located on the stunning Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, the villas each boast a plunge pool, and there is a large community pool under the 400-year-old namesake Chalata tree, El Custodio. All meals are lovingly prepared by the staff using fresh local ingredients.
Our week-long eclipse program will be led by our Science Director, Dr. Bruce Lites, a pre-eminent Solar Scientist who has dedicated his career to the study of the Sun. At Punta el Custodio our small group will have the opportunity to learn in person about the Sun and its amazing phenomena from a world-leading expert and a veteran of scientific eclipse experiments. A personal message from Dr. Lites to our program participants is available as a PDF.
The 2024 eclipse on the Mexican Pacific Coast is a unique opportunity for eclipse viewers:
Suite with Two Twin beds in Private Villa. Single occupancy. Garden with partial ocean view. Private bathroom. Only one suite is available. Full price includes lodging, round-trip transportation from Puerto Vallarta, transportation to the eclipse viewing site, all meals. (Cancellation Policy)(Terms&Conditions)
Suite with Two Twin beds in Private Villa. Double occupancy. Garden and partial ocean view. Private bathroom. Full price is for two people and includes lodging, round-trip transportation from Puerto Vallarta, transportation to the eclipse viewing site, all meals. (Cancellation Policy)(Terms&Conditions)
Via email, the organizers of the program will circulate detailed instructions and information regarding logistics of the trip. This will happen roughly 6 weeks before the event. Then about four weeks before the event we will host a pre-trip video call in order for everyone to become acquainted, provide up-to-date information, and allow everyone to pose questions.