4-18 People
Group Size
5+
Age
Easy – Moderate
Physicality

Activities: Sea kayaking, snorkeling (including with whale sharks, weather permitting, and friendly sea lions), whale watching, turtle release, hiking and fishing.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights: 6 nights camping, 4 nights hotel
Begins in La Paz and ends in La Paz
Number of guides/crew: 2-6
Group Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 18
Minimum age: 5 – This is a generalization of age appropriateness for this trip, but please note we make exceptions depending upon your child’s personal experience.
Single accommodation fee: $250 single hotel and canvas walk-in tent – Limit 2 per trip.* Shared hotel and single canvas walk-in tent $125 / shared hotel and single small crawl in tent $50 / Single hotel and single crawl-in tent $200.
Sea kayak rating: Easy to Moderate
Approximate min/max distances per day: 1-8

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Join us for the most extraordinary wildlife encounters and stunning scenery on this journey! This is the ONLY time of year you can combine these extraordinary wildlife phenomenas for the most comprehensive Baja Adventure of all time! Snorkel with whale sharks and sea lions, release sea turtle hatchlings into the ocean and observe Pacific Gray Whales and abundant bird life all while enjoying activities such as sea kayaking, hiking and fishing.

We will bring you to both coasts of Baja including the National Park desert island of Espiritu Santo in the Sea of Cortez as well as the remote shores of Magdalena Bay and Todos Santos on the Pacific Coast. Enjoy 3 nights of camping at each of our lovely beach base camps with walk-in canvas tents complete with 2 comfortable cots, pads and pillows. While camping on the shores of our beach camps you’ll have the opportunity to sea kayak,  hike/walk, snorkel (on Espiritu Santo Island only), bird watch, go fishing and watch whales frolic in front of your tent.

In the middle of the trip you’ll enjoy a lay over day at our hotel in La Paz between camps. On this day we’ll take you on a morning excursion to the whale shark feeding area to observe the world’s largest fish (a toothless, plankton feeding shark). Weather permitting you’ll have the chance to snorkel with these gentle giants. From our Espiritu Santo kayak camp you’ll also have the opportunity to snorkel with sea lions and tropical fish and paddle below the island’s stunning volcanic cliffs. Upon return to La Paz you can enjoy a nice lunch at one of many fine seaside restaurants then we’ll take you to a beach north of Todos Santos to participate in releasing baby sea turtles into the ocean as part of a local turtle conservation organization.

At our Magdalena Bay Camp you’ll observe gray whales up close from locally operated boats twice daily as they frolic in the bay. In many cases you can observe the whales from your tent just in front of our luxury bay view base camp set high on the dunes. Other opportunities for exploring this unique area include paddling among the rich bird life of the mangrove estuaries and beach combing along and coastline of this remote Pacific Barrier Island.

We’ve put this trip together especially for the active, outdoor enthusiast who loves wildlife and wants to interact with as much of it as possible all on one trip to Baja! This truly is a one of a kind, comprehensive Baja journey!

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Day 1

Arrive La Paz, overnight Hotel Posada LunaSol.
2

Day 2

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Espiritu Santo Island (ESI) luxury sea kayak or Magdalena Bay (MB) whale watch camp depending on which date you choose and what camp you’ll go to first. Activities at camp. B/L/D 
3-4

Days 3-4

Activities at ESI camp include sea kayaking, snorkeling, hiking and fishing. Activities at MB camp include whale watching from skiffs, sea kayaking in mangrove estuaries and hiking the coast this remote barrier island. B/L/D
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Day 5

Morning activities at camp (whale watching in MB or snorkeling or paddling on ESI) then return to La Paz, overnight Hotel Posada LunaSol. B/L 
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Day 6

Breakfast at hotel cafe then depart shortly after for a morning of snorkeling with whale sharks, weather permitting. Mid-day free to enjoy a nice bayside lunch and explore La Paz a little then late afternoon departure to Todos Santos (1 hr 15 minutes) for turtle hatchling release at sunset and dinner on your own. B
7

Day 7

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Espiritu Santo Island (ESI) luxury sea kayak or Magdalena Bay (MB) whale watch camp. Activities at camp. B/L/D 
8-9

Day 8-9

Activities at ESI camp include sea kayaking, snorkeling, hiking and fishing. Activities at MB camp include whale watching from skiffs, sea kayaking in mangrove estuaries and hiking and beach combing along the coast of this remote barrier island. B/L/D 
10

Day 10

Morning activities at camp (whale watching in MB or snorkeling with whale sharks en route back from ESI) then return to La Paz, overnight Hotel Posada LunaSol. B/L
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Day 11

Depart La Paz.

B/L/D indicates meals included with trip cost.
Although we do our best to adhere to the above itinerary, it is subject to change for reasons beyond our control including wildlife unpredictability, weather and port closures. Upon the chance the port is closed and we can not get a group to the island on departure day we will provide a land based activity for this day. Snorkeling with whale sharks is completely weather dependent (calm seas are necessary) and their presence (very likely this time of year). If the weather does not permit us to snorkel with the whale sharks on the day designated for this activity we’ll do our best to try and fit this activity in on another occasion when going to and from ESI). 

Tour Calendar for Baja Wildlife Extravaganza (11 days)

Tour DatesDescriptionRate
Jan 25 - Feb 4, 201910 nights
$1595
Feb 1 - Feb 11, 201910 nights
$1595

What's Included

La Paz airport/hotel transfers, 4 nights hotel stays and 6 nights at two different luxury camp accommodations complete walk-in tents with cots, pads and pillows based on double occupancy. All meals as noted on the itinerary, purified drinking water with powder drink mixes and an evening cocktail at camps. Transportation to the camps and national park fees. Community camp equipment including kayaks and associated equipment, tents, motorized skiffs, captains, guides and crew/cooks.

 

What's Not Included

Airfare, meals on travel days to and from Baja or in town, beer, wine or soft drinks (there will be an option to purchase these and we will provide coolers with ice for storing them at camp), personal gear such as sleeping bags, snorkel gear, wet suits (available for rent in Baja) and guide gratuities.