Location of Adventure
Group Size Limit
Approximately 8 Travelers
A very important feature of our sea turtle tours is the limited group size, as nature encounters such as this are best experienced in a quiet, intimate setting. Our small numbers also lessen our environmental impact.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
The tour fare for your adventure includes all arrival airport transfers and return airport transfers on the final day of the itinerary only; all transportation, activities and accommodations as described in the itinerary; all meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on the final day; soft drinks (soda, coffee, tea) and beer at meals, and safe drinking water during activities; services of a Natural Habitat Adventures professional Expedition Leader; all gratuities (except for your Expedition Leader); entrance fees and donations to the turtle museum and iguana farm; optional snorkeling; and all taxes and service charges (except applicable departure and/or airport taxes).
Travel to and from start and end points of the trip (Huatulco, Mexico), late departure airport transfers, alcoholic beverages (except beer with meals), some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, Internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, optional travel insurance.
This adventure does not require a high degree of physical fitness. However, in order to participate you must be able to walk unassisted on steep inclines for short distances, and you should be able to walk a minimum of one mile over sand and uneven terrain in the dark, as our itinerary involves walking the beach at night to look for turtle nesting sites. Please be prepared to stay up until 1 am or later in order to spend time with the turtles on the beach. Our accommodations at Posada Rancho Cerro Largo are set on the side of a cliff, so walking up and down steps over a fairly steep hillside is required to get to and from your cabana, and the steps are not very well-lit at night. This simple ecolodge is comprised of a series of small, basic cabanas that are open to the natural environment. Each has a private, detached bathroom with a bucket shower and dry cedar-chip toilet but no running water. Travelers should be aware that the heat and humidity may be very high, and roads may be bumpy.
Important Information About This Trip
While this adventure focuses on the migratory movement of the olive ridley sea turtle, it also offers far more, and guests will return with a passion for the diverse nature and culture of this region.
Since the areas we travel to on this extension are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat, we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of Natural Habitat’s medical evacuation policy to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays, to lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation or comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer through Travelex by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
You should plan to arrive in Huatulco on or before Day 1 of the adventure, as there is an orientation and an informal welcome dinner that begins at 7 pm. Our hotel for this evening, Posada Rancho Cerro Largo, is approximately 45 minutes from Huatulco by road. We recommend arriving no later than 4 pm on Day 1 to allow ample time for the drive. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.