There are very few places on Earth where the desert meets the sea; Baja California is one of these few places. With a trip to Baja California, you can experience an exciting desert adventure along the turquoise sea and be enchanted by multicolored sunsets. This 13-day adventure trip will be dedicated to the discovery of Baja California, where you will experience spaces where few travelers have arrived, and you will encounter the extraordinary biodiversity and the most enchanting beauties of this territory. Remote beaches, multicolored deserts, breathtaking views, centuries-old cactus and the marvelous starry nights of Baja California can’t be replaced with anything else.
On the first day, after meeting the group at the hotel, we will leave on a private boat to explore the beautiful Island of Espiritu Santu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At this island, you will experience for the first time, the sea that Jacques Cousteau called “The Aquarium of the World”. After a journey of about an hour, we will arrive to a colony populated by playful sealions that often interact with the swimmers, swimming curiously around them. You can snorkel amongst the coral reefs swarmed by multicolored tropical fish. As we return, you may spot dolphins and you can swim with the whale sharks that remain in the bay of La Paz for most of the year. Breakfast on your own – Lunch at the beach – Dinner on your own – Night at the hotel
We will start heading towards Loreto along the legendary Highway 1. During the journey, we will make several stops in particular suggestive points, where you can admire the greatness of the desert, ancient canyons dug by the water and the beauty of the centenary cacti. You will have the opportunity to visit the best-preserved Mission of Baja California through a magnificent path in the middle of a canyon. In the afternoon, we will arrive to the Bay that lies South of Loreto where the camp will be set up for the first night under the stars. Breakfast at the hotel – Lunch on your own – Dinner in the camp – Night in the camp
On the third day, we will arrive to Loreto. During the morning, you will visit the Loreto Marine Park “Isla Coronado”, which takes its name for its white sandy beaches and the luxuriant marine life on this famous island. You will visit a colony of sealions, witness the aquatic birds, and you will have the opportunity to do some snorkeling. After lunch on the island, we will return to Loreto and then continue North to a wonderful bay where we will set up camp. Breakfast in the camp – Lunch at the beach – Dinner in the camp – Night in the camp
In the morning after breakfast, our journey will continue North, towards the heart of Baja California. We will visit the enchanting beaches of Bahia Conception and the town of Santa Rosalia, a splendid colonial settlement, home to a copper mine that favored the development of the town in 1800. Continuing our journey, we will visit a wonderful valley characterized by centenary cacti, we will travel along the border of the multicolored Sierra, until we arrive in a small mountain village where we will meet a community that is part of the deep history of Baja California. This is a town where widespread family shares the means and the fruits of everyone’s work, in a harsh and mountainous territory. This community is also a witness and guardian of the ancient Rupresti paintings. In addition to the magnificent and primitive forms of art, this territory offers a wonderful view and multicolored sunsets. Breakfast on your own – Lunch on your own – Dinner on your own – Night in the camp (Optional Bed)
We will continue North and after a mixed path between asphalt and clay, we will reach the heart of the Vizcaino desert, Biosphere nature reserve. This landscape consists of a unique ecosystem in the world where animals and plants have adapted to the extreme desert conditions of this territory, with little rainfall and intense winds. It is an ecosystem that has produced thousands of endemic species of plants and animals that are not found anywhere else in the world. We can admire wonderful Centennial Cardon Cacti and the famous Cirios trees. After visiting several deserted beaches, we will arrive to an immense bay where we will stay overnight. Breakfast in the camp – Lunch in the camp – Dinner in the camp – Night on your own (Optional Cabins)
In the morning on the sixth day, we will go out in the boat to admire different types of dolphins and whale sharks settled in those waters and visit some remote beaches. We will then continue the journey to the North on a mixed route, between asphalt and dirt road, until we arrive in one of the most beautiful bays of Baja California where we will stay overnight. Breakfast in the camp – Lunch on your own – Dinner on your own – Night in the camp (Optional Cabins)
On the seventh day, we will begin to descend South along the immensely peaceful desert by visiting the fabulous sand dunes of the East coast to arrive in the afternoon to a “pueblo”, or small town, where there is one of the most well-preserved Missions of Baja California. Breakfast in the camp – Lunch on your own – Dinner on your own- Night at the hotel (Optional Cabins)
We will continue to travel South on a mixed path of asphalt and dirt road, traveling along the edge of the immense lagoons of the Pacific Ocean, crossing plains and canyons witnessing ancient eruptions, where the layers of lava are still visible and draw distinct lines on the mountains. This ancient route we will take was one of the most important tracks of the Baja 1000, one of the most famous off-road races in the world. We will arrive in the evening to a village on the banks of a river where we will stay overnight. Breakfast on your own – Lunch in the camp – Dinner on your own – Night in the camp (Optional Cabins)
On the ninth day, after traveling a mixed route between asphalt and off-road, we will reach the immense Bahia Magdalena. We will explore this almost virgin land, characterized by a complex maze of mangroves that house cormorants, osprey, blue herons, egrets and petrels. Breakfast included – Lunch on your own – Dinner on your own – Night in the hotel.
Today will be dedicated to the boat outing to the Bahia Magdalena, where we can see whales, colonies of cormorants and sealions. We will also visit the immense dunes of the island that act as a barrier to the Pacific Ocean. After lunch, we will head East through the Sierra Guadalupe through a fabulous off-road route crossing rivers and canyons, arriving to an enchanted bay and staying overnight in a camp in the deepest part of Baja. Breakfast included – Lunch on your own – Dinner in the camp – Night in the camp
Today will be dedicated to the relaxation we will feel within the bay where we can take advantage of the time to snorkel in this wonderful bay. In the afternoon, we will return to an area South of La Paz where we will spend the night in the hotel. Breakfast in the camp – Lunch in the camp – Dinner on your own – Night at the hotel
Today, we will visit the Marine Park of Cabo Pulmo, the only coral reef in North America. We will snorkel and admire the beauty of a marine environment protected for more than 20 years, observe an unimaginable amount of different marine species, and appreciate the perfect state of conservation of this Marine Park. In the evening, we will return to La Paz. Breakfast in Hotel – Lunch on your own – Dinner on your own – Night in Hotel in La Paz
Last morning in Baja California Sur. Before delivering the car, we will have time for a last farewell to the crystalline Sea of Cortez, visiting hidden beaches in the surrounding areas of La Paz. Breakfast in Hotel – Lunch on your own – Dinner on your own – Night in Hotel
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