Travel Weeklys Mexico E-letter: March 29, 2006

LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS launched a program to Baja California in which kayaking is a principal activity and mode of locomotion. A specialist in expeditionary-type trips to remote areas, Lindblad has offered kayaking before as part of its itineraries, but the company said the Baja trips are kayak-centered voyages. The trips are scheduled for departure on April 29, May 13 and June 17 aboard the 60-passenger Sea Voyager. The eight-day trips will explore the Sea of Cortes, Isla San Pedro Martir, Isla Angel de la Guarda, Isla Rasa, Isla San Marcos, Bahia Loreto Marine Park, Isla Los Islotes, Isla Espiritu Santo and La Paz before returning to Los Cabos. The trips will feature Kira Salak, an author and contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler magazine, and Lindblad naturalist Michelle Graves. Prices start at $2,490 per person, double. For information or to book, call (800) 397-3348 or visit www.expeditions.com.

RESPONDING TO DEMAND, Aeromexico plans to add service from Ontario, Calif., to Aguascalientes, Leon/El Bajio and Morelia starting April 2. To promote the routes, Aeromexico is offering a $199 roundtrip fare to each of the three destinations. The new flights will bring to 19 the number of weekly flights from Ontario to Mexico. Starting April 2, the Ontario-Aguascalientes flights will operate four days a week; starting April 3 the Ontario-Morelia flights will operate five days a week; and starting April 4 the Ontario-Leon/El Bajio flights will operate three days a week. For information, call (800) 237-6639 or visit www.aeromexico.com/usa.

AEROMEXICO VACATIONS, meanwhile, is promoting a value-priced, three-night, air-inclusive getaway to the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center in Puerto Vallarta. The package is priced from $535 per person, double, for travel from select gateways from April 24 to June 21. The package includes midweek, roundtrip air fare on Aeromexico; airport transfers; and hotel taxes and service charges. The package is available from Phoenix, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta and New York (Kennedy). For information or to book, call (800) 245-8585 or visit www.aeromexicovacations.com.

 

GOGO WORLDWIDE VACATIONS is offering customers a complimentary day pass to the spa at the Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort in Puerto Vallarta. The day pass is included with the purchase of a four-night package at the resort priced from $897 per person, double, from May 1 to June 30. The day pass enables customers to use the 1,500-square-foot spas facilities, including its whirlpool, sauna, steam room and Swiss showers. For information or to book, call (800) 229-4999 or visit www.gogowwv.com.

SPEAKING OF PAMPERING, Mexico Citys Marquis Reforma hotel is offering a number of amenities when customers book the V.I.P. Executive Stay package for $330 a night in an Executive Suite overlooking the swanky Paseo de la Reforma. Available through Dec. 30, the rate includes coffee, juice and a newspaper with your daily wake-up call; two-piece clothes pressing and shoeshine; local telephone calls and Internet access; a 15-minute neck and shoulder massage; a bottle of wine; and 500 American Airlines miles. For information or to book, call (800) 235-2387 or visit www.marquisreforma.com.

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