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$1100 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Baja Whale Watching Multi Day Tour

Observe one of the most miraculous natural phenomena on the planet: the 5,000-mile winter migration of gray whales to the Baja Peninsula to mate and deliver their calves. Journey from San Diego into Mexico to trace the migration and lifecycle of the gray whale. 6 Days & 5 nights - Departure from San Diego Day 1: San Diego - Ensenada - San Quintin. Day 2: San Quintin - Guerrero Negro. Day 3: Guerrero Negro - Scammon’s (Ojo de Liebre) Lagoon - San Ignacio. Day 4: San Ignacio - Laguna de San Ignacio - San Ignacio.  Day 5: San Ignacio - Scammon’s (Ojo de Liebre) Lagoon - Cataviña.  Day 6: Cataviña - San Diego.LodgingDay 1: Mision Santa Maria, San QuintinDay 2: Halfway Inn, Guerrero NegroDay 3: Desert Inn, San IgnacioDay 4: Desert Inn, San IgnacioDay 5: Misión Cataviña, CataviñaMealsDay 1: Lunch in Ensenada. Dinner at the hotel in San QuintínDay 2: Breakfast at hotel in San Quintín. Lunch in Cataviña.Day 3: Breakfast at hotel in Guerrero Negro. Bag lunch on the boat in the lagoon. Dinner at hotel in San IgnacioDay 4: Breakfast at hotel in San Ignacio. Lunch at the lagoon.Day 5: Breakfast at hotel in San Ignacio. Bag lunch on the boat in the lagoon. Dinner at hotel in CataviñaDay 6: Meals Breakfast at hotel in Cataviña. Lunch in San Quintín. Box dinner on the go.

$120 Transfers & Ground Transport

San Ignacio Shuttle Transfer

San Ignacio is the heart and soul of the Cayo District, a vibrant traveler center from where all roads and activities fan out. Together with twin-town Santa Elena, on the east bank of the Macal River, this is the main population center of Cayo, with lots of good budget accommodations, decent restaurants and frequent transport. But as much as it is geared to travelers, San Ignacio is no inland San Pedro, existing only for tourism. It has a very positive and infectious local vibe, with a bustling market and a steady influx of immigrants, mainly from nearby Guatemala. Residents are  mestizos, Maya and Garifuna, as well as a bunch of free-spirited expats from Europe and North America. Pickup & Drop Off at location in San Ignacio from/to Hopkins

$1873.75 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Baja Beach Daze 14-Day

Our affordable Baja camping holiday departs San Francisco in the evening, with brief stops in Los Angeles and San Diego. Once south of the border the next day, you can sample fish tacos, visit steam baths, and celebrate with fresh lime margaritas at Hussong's Cantina in Ensenada. Kick back on the adventure bus with your new friends and take in the cactus-coated landscape as the Tortoise travels through northern Baja. Wake up to a fresh continental breakfast in the stark desert of central Baja.Take a dip in the fantastic swimming hole, or visit the sleepy town square and the beautiful Mission San Ignacio. We move on to the quaint oasis town of Muleje and the cobblestone streets of Loreto as we continue working our way down the coast of the Sea of Cortez.We head for some big city excitement in La Paz, the capital of Baja Sur. Spend the day on the water with local guides and swim with the docile whale shark, snorkel or scuba dive with playful sea lions, or go deep sea fishing.Later, maybe a fresh lobster dinner, shop for Mexican arts and crafts, and dance the night away in a salsa club in the one and only Cabo San Lucas!After two nights of big city life we'll go ahead and get back into relaxation mode. Camping at Cabo Pulmo is one of kind! A marine preserve with an untouched coral reef near the southern tip of Baja. Relax in the sun, stroll the beach for seashells, book a fishing trip or go diving before we travel northward.After some relaxing beach time we will take a stroll through the galleries and coffee shops that make the Surfer's paradise of Todos Santos.We will work our way north with a special Green Tortoise secret gem near the small fishing village of Agua Verde. A two-hour hike from camp brings you to tidal hot springs nestled in an azure cove. Other optional activities include a coastline boat trip to a small fishing village, sea kayaking to offshore islands, or a mule ride into the surrounding mountains. To wrap up our stay in the area, we enjoy an authentically prepared Mexican meal at Rancho San Cosme. if in season, we may watch whales at Ojo de Liebre before dining under the stars by a freshwater lagoon near San Ignacio.Time to soak up the sun and feel the sand between your toes one more time. Our final beach location puts us on the northern pacific side of the pensinsula before we cross the boarder and say our final goodbyes!

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