2024 Eclipse trip to Mazatlan, Mexico

Mazatlan Mexico | April, 6 - 10, 2024

We are back and WOW! Barring initial concern over the entirely backwards weather predictions (which, fortunately, did not materialize), what a perfect trip!

We viewed the total solar eclipse from the beautiful city of Mazátlan, Mexico on April 8, 2024.  We selected this site in Mexico because it optimized our chances of clear viewing based on historical weather data for this date and fortunately, it did not disappoint. For this tour we reserved a block of rooms in 2 beach front resorts within the line of totality to allow our travelers the opportunity to fully relax without the need to travel at all on eclipse day.  In the days surrounding the eclipse, we visited the city of Mazatlan and took a trip by catamaran out in the clear waters around Mazatlan.

Trip Details and Highlights

  • Eclipse viewing from Mazatlan, Mexico on April 8, 2024
  • Private transportation
  • Professional local guides
  • Sirius Travel scientist guides (at least 1 per 20 passengers) to answer any eclipse questions and explain the event
  • Educational materials regarding eclipse viewing and photography for all travelers
  • Eclipse talk and discussions on subjects including eclipses and astronomy, any subjects our scientist guides specialize in.
  • Eclipse viewing glasses for safety
  • Snorkeling excursion
  • City Tour of Mazatlan

Eclipse begins

April 8, 2024

16:51 UT (09:51 MST)

1st contact


Totality happens

April 8, 2024

18:07:22 – 18:11:38 UT (11:07:22 – 11:11:38 MST)

4 minutes 16 seconds


Eclipse ends

April 8, 2024

19:32 UT (12:32 MST)

4th contact

Tour Overview

Day 1

Start of tour in Mazatlan.  Hotel check-in, welcome dinner.

Day 2

City Tour, pre-eclipse planning


Enjoy the total solar eclipse from the luxury of your beach-front hotel!  If we need to relocate, we have a bus on stand-by.

Day 4

Snorkeling trip on a private catamaran.

Day 5

Hotel check out and flights home.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Arrive Mazatlan


Welcome to Mazatlan!

Travelers will meet the tour at the hotel where they will be have access to a VIP check-in service on arrival (HOTEL OPTION A).  Travelers may choose to relax and take advantage of the amenities at our beach-front resort until our first group activity, a welcome talk and introduction in one of the hotel conference rooms.  Following the talk we will have a private welcome dinner in one of the hotel restaurants.

Accomodation: 4-star luxury resort on the beach in Mazatlan – OPTION A is all-inclusive: El Cid Castilla Beach. OPTION B: Emporio Mazatlan

Day 2

Sunday, April 7, 2024

City tour, Eclipse talk, Photography class

Yellow Cathedral In Old Mazatl 1558433

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be collected for a City tour of Mazatlan by bus.  Following the tour we will return to our hotel for an afternoon to relax and mentally prepare for the total solar eclipse on the following day.  At 4pm we will meet for an eclipse talk followed by an eclipse-photography class with one of our astronomer guides.  This will be a great opportunity for you to discuss your planned techniques with others and pick up some tips if you need them.

Accomodation: 4-star luxury resort on the beach in Mazatlan – OPTION A is all-inclusive: El Cid Castilla Beach. OPTION B: Emporio Mazatlan

Day 3

Monday, April 8, 2024


2017 Wyoming Eclipse

View the eclipse from the comfort of our beach-front resort hotels, both of which are situated within the line of totality!  We have buses on standby if there is a need to move and we will discuss the logistics of that with travelers during our pre-eclipse talk the night before. We realize that eclipses can be intensely personal events and for that reason no one is obligated to be in the confines of the group for their eclipse experience. We will arrange for an area where our guides and telescopes will be set up on the hotel grounds.

We will provide all travelers with eclipse sunglasses to protect your eyes and allow you to safely enjoy the eclipse.

eclipse diagram


  • 1st contact: 16:51 UT (09:51 MST)
  • 2nd contact: 18:07:22 UT  (11:07:22 MST)
  • totality duration: 4 min 16 sec
  • 3rd contact: 18:11:38 UT (11:11:38 MST)
  • 4th contact: 19:32 UT (12:32 MST)

After the eclipse, enjoy the rest of the day to truly relax and celebrate a successful eclipse viewing!

Accommodation: 4-star all-inclusive luxury resort on the beach in Mazatlan

Day 4

Tuesday, April 9, 2024


Snorkeling In San Andres Island 2 1398745

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before being collected for our snorkeling trip by boat off the coast of Mazatlan.  This trip will be approximately 4 hours and will include snorkeling gear, a private boat for our group, snacks, and an open bar.  Following the trip we will return to our hotel to relax or independently explore for the remainder of the day.

Accomodation: 4-star luxury resort on the beach in Mazatlan – OPTION A is all-inclusive: El Cid Castilla Beach. OPTION B: Emporio Mazatlan

Day 5

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Farewell to Mazatlan!

Jet Airplane Landing At Sunset

After breakfast, spend some time at leisure for last-minute shopping and before you transfer (self-arranged) to Mazatlan Airport and your flight back home.


  • Astronomer / Scientist guides
  • Professional local guides
  • Eclipse viewing safety glasses
  • Commemorative Eclipse T-shirt
  • All ground transportation
  • 4-star luxury accommodations
  • Meals: all meals inclusive for HOTEL OPTION A, buffet breakfasts and Welcome Dinner for HOTEL OPTION B
  • Lectures: Pre-eclipse talk and other astronomy/science talks throughout the tour.

Not Included

  • Flights necessary to get to Mazatlan to meet the tour
  • Airport transfers during the tour
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alchoholic beverages (unless specifically included)
  • Tips for drivers and guides
  • Activities or services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance

Other Information

Travel insurance is required. Please be aware that COVID-19 coverage or evidence of vaccination may be required by Mexico to enter the country (we will notify travelers of any such requirements starting about 6 months prior to the trip). We recommend TravelGuard trip insurance (www.travelguard.com) and that all travelers purchase their insurance within 7 days of their initial reservation to take advantage of any pre-existing condition clause.

Sirius Travel passengers will be required to comply with all Mexican recommendations and requirements in place at the time of travel.

Depending on your country of origin, visas may be required to enter Mexico.

U.S. citizens need a valid passport (not a passport card) to enter Mexico by air. U.S. citizens with expired or damaged passports may not be allowed to enter and could be sent back to the United States at their own expense. Attempting to enter at an airport with a U.S. passport card only may be denied admission.

Review the Mexican government’s most current entry, exit, and visa requirements (Spanish only) or visit the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C., for more information.

Visa and passport fees are not included in the price of this trip. We recommend checking your passport expiration immediately and make plans to renew before October 2023 if necessary.  We recommend reviewing the visa and passport requirements for travel to Mexico for your country of origin.

Routine vaccinations: Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

Precautions should always be taken seriously and pre-trip education on what to eat or to avoid should be planned. Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) hotline for international travelers at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747) or via the visit the CDC site for the requirements and recommendations for travel to Mexico.

It is every traveler’s responsibility to consider all appropriate medical advice regarding whether or not they are fit to take this trip prior to booking their reservation. We recommend that all interested travelers check with their healthcare provider before signing on.

Children 3 and older are welcome on this tour but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian if they are under 18. There is child pricing for this tour.  Please note that most countries have very strict entry/exit requirements for minors (under the age of 18 years old), especially minors traveling with only one parent.  Please review the requirements before choosing to travel with a minor.

If you are traveling alone, you may save quite a bit of money by opting to share a room. We will match solo travelers of the same gender so that they can share a double occupancy room with two beds. We will do our best to match travelers but if we cannot find a match for you then you will be required to pay the single occupancy price.