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, the marvelous starry nights and the grey whales that migrate to this part of the world can’t be replaced by 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 included – 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
On the fourth day, our journey will continue North towards the heart of Baja California. We will visit the enchanting beaches of Bahia Conception and pass through the town of Santa Rosalia, a beautiful colonial settlement, home to a copper mine that favored the development of the town in the late 1800’s. Continuing our journey, we will visit a wonderful valley characterized by centenary cacti, and soon reach our destination: the small town of San Ignacio. San Ignacio is characterized by an oasis of palm trees on an ancient settlement of the native Cochimi people and home to an important mission.
Breakfast at the Hotel – Lunch on your own – Dinner on your own – Night at the Hotel
In the morning, we will arrive to the San Ignacio Lagoon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Sanctuary of the Gray Whales, scientifically named Eschiritius Robustus. This day will be dedicated to our encounters with the wonderful cetaceans that populate this lagoon to reproduce and give birth to their offspring every year. The relationship between humans and these animals is ancient, making them feel a sense of confidence and familiarity, creating a possibility to make physical contact with them. We may even experience whales that want to play with the people present in the expedition. In the afternoon, we will explore part of the Lagoon and then return to the camp. Breakfast on your own – Lunch in the camp – Dinner in the camp – Night in the camp
In the morning, we will head out for a second trip to greet the wonderful cetaceans. We will then have lunch in the base camp, continued by visiting the most remote parts of the lagoon. We will return for the night in a nearby pueblo. Breakfast in the camp – Lunch in the camp – Dinner on your own – Night in the hotel
On the seventh day, we will travel North to 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. We will visit the surrounding nature with a 3-hour walk on mules and then return to the hotel after lunch. Breakfast on your own – Lunch included – Dinner on your own – Night in the Hotel
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 included – 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, or Magdalena Bay. 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 South to La Paz driving along the peaceful coast and its immense beaches where we will admire the sunset. Breakfast included – Lunch on your own – Dinner on your own – Night in the hotel
Today will be dedicated to the exploration of the Sierra Guadalupe, which we will witness on 4×4 vehicles driving through ancient paths in the mountains passing between canyons and dry rivers. We will arrive to a wonderful bay where we will have lunch and spend the early afternoon. In the evening, we will return to La Paz. Breakfast included – 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 at the hotel – Lunch Dinner on your own – Dinner Dinner on your own – Night at the hotel
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 included – Lunch Dinner on your own – Dinner Dinner on your own – Night in Hotel
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