Cost: $1008 + 205 USD Food Fund (70% meals included) - 15 Days
Let's go to Baja. This is the most popular Trek. It's about beaches, deserts, mountains, hot springs, and a few great people co-existing among nature. In 15 days we'll see seldom visited parts of Baja California, as well as, the most talked about hot-spots. See dolphins, warm desolate beaches, snorkel emerald waters and take in the spectacular scenery.
Here we'll dig our heels into the beach and enjoy the clean emerald waters of the bay. In this pristine location you can snorkel, kayak or just relax. This area is spell-binding.
It's off to the interior of Baja where we'll visit some of the seldom visited towns in the heart of Baja. Got 4 wheel drive? By night we'll be on the Pacific ocean side of the peninsula, and what seems to be like a whole different world.
Day 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
It's Cabo San Lucas, La Paz and the new nature preserve of Cabo Pulmo. We'll experience the night and city life of Cabo and La Paz, snorkel the amazing reefs at Cabo Pulmo and live it up in and around the artist community of Todos Santos, the home of the now famous Hotel California. In between, you can take it easy at the spectacular Baja beaches, verdant mountains and several natural hot springs in the area. This area gives off a nice peaceful, easy feeling.
Our adventures are designed to be flexible. Due to the nature of Baja travel the above itineraries are meant for representative purposes.
It's the beginning of a great Baja adventure. We load up and head into the sun as it begins to warm the day. After a stop in Ensenada for some tasty fish tacos and massive margaritas it's down through wine and farm country. The evening greets us camped among the towering cactus of the Catavina desert where ancient cave paintings co-exist with modern times.
Day 2 / 3 / 4
We cross into Baja Sur and push farther through the Vizcaino desert to the extraordinary village of Mulege and Bahia Conception, the largest bay in Baja California.
"Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
- Helen Keller
After exploring Loreto and doing lunch we'll settle into the oasis town of Mulege to wander the cobble stone streets, explore the old mission and take a swim in the isolated swimming hole by the palm trees. From here, you can check out the lighthouse that overlooks Santa Inez bay or relax in a local cantina and take in the atmosphere. We'll make stops in the French settled town of Santa Rosalia and the laid back village of San Ignacio. Then it's off to Baja Norte to the Bahia de Los Angeles area.
Day 11 / 12 / 13
It's up and across the Baja peninsula to our home for the next few days: Bahia de Los Angeles. Here we'll kayak the waters and, perhaps, see the illusive whale shark if in season. These docile creatures are the world's largest fish and are amazing sights to see.
It's the Pacific coast and miles of Baja beaches. We'll either take in the sights in and around San Quentin or push farther up the coast and relax by the Pacific Ocean and watch the brilliant sunsets that seem so gorgeous in this area.
After our lazy breakfast we'll converge on Ensenada for some souvenirs and pictures. While here the oldest cantina in Baja California, Hussongs, is a must. Don't forget to check out the mariachi bands that frequent the area. Then it's up and across the border where we say good-bye to our new friends.