- 7-11 Day Expeditions All Inclusive
- Farm to Table
- Luxury Base Camps
- New Trip
- Sea Kayaking
- Turtle Release
- Whale Sharks
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Abundance
Activities: Sea kayaking, snorkeling (including with friendly sea lions and whale sharks), gray whale watching, sea turtle release, hiking, fishing, bird watching, farm to table cuisine, artisan cheese and wine tasting, yoga, massage and meditation.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights: 7 nights camping in 3 different camps, 4 nights hotel
Begins in La Paz and ends in La Paz
Number of guides/crew: 2-6
Group Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 14
Minimum age: 16 – This is a generalization of age appropriateness for this trip, but please note we make exceptions depending upon your child’s personal experience.
Single supplement 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
Join Sea & Adventures and Colibri Retreats on this unique adventure of combining the most comprehensive trip we offer with wellness activities including yoga, meditation and massage. This trip will give the traveler a real taste for the abundant wildlife, diverse ecosystems and unique history of Baja California Sur while enhancing your most inner well being.
Experience extraordinary gray whale watching encounters with hiking and farm to table cuisine at a secluded eco-ranch resort, Rancho Cacachilas. Combine this with sea kayaking and snorkeling among whale sharks and sea lions in the Sea of Cortez as well as releasing baby sea turtles into the ocean all while enjoying luxury, safari-style camp accommodations in remote locations.
Your first adventure takes you to a white sand beach in the spectacular national reserve of Espiritu Santo Island. Settle into your comfortable tent only steps away from the turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez. From this camp you’ll enjoy sea kayaking below volcanic cliffs and snorkeling among whale sharks, sea lions and tropical fish or trying your hand at fishing. Exploration of this desert island by kayak and snorkel gear will truly enhance your appreciation for the wildlife rich sea surrounding this beautiful desert island.
A short drive across the peninsula to Todos Santos allows you to participate in observing the extraordinary journey of baby sea turtles as they make their way to the ocean after hatching.
On the Pacific Coast and remote shores of Magdalena Bay you’ll find the gray whales as they migrate here to court, mate, give birth and frolic in these protected waters, often just in front of your bay view tent! For close encounters of this magnificent mammal we have the opportunity to board motorized skiffs twice daily and take a short ride into the bay where whales abound. Other activities from this camp include exploring the wild dunes and isolated beaches of the Pacific Coast or guided kayaking and fishing excursions into the extensive mangrove estuaries teaming with bird life. In the evening our naturalist guides present slide shows on gray whale natural history and behavior.
Between each remote camp excursion we return to our hotel in La Paz to shower and explore this vibrant seaside town.
Finally, enjoy a couple of days at the working Eco-Ranch of Cacachilas, where their own home grown goats, chickens and gardens provide a plethora of fresh, locally prepared foods. Activities on this private ranch include hiking through a mountainous desert ecosystem combined with culinary exploration such as sampling hand crafted artisan cheeses paired with fine wines and ranch to table cuisine. Camp is comprised of large comfortable tents placed in beautifully secluded locations, some with views of the beautiful blue Sea of Cortez. The night sky from this remote mountain desert is simply breath taking.
Don’t miss this opportunity to visit Southern Baja’s most wild places and enjoy unique wildlife encounters and wellness services while camping in comfort at our safari camp accommodations.
About the Wellness portion of the trip from Colibri Retreats:
Baja is the perfect place to de-stress, and get in touch with nature and your inner self. Yoga and massage practitioners will join this departure to include a series of wellness activities and enhance your Baja experience! Each guest will receive one Aromatouch massage (a relaxing massage using therapeutic essential oils to balance the body) as well as one session of yoga and guided meditation each day at the camps. Relax to the sounds of the ocean, wind, and birds singing. Watercolor painting will also be offered in the evenings at each campsite to encourage your creative and expressive juices to flow.
Guests may choose to have additional massages at a cost of $60 per massage. For more info visit, Colibri Retreats.
Travel day for getting to the airport to return home or continuing your trip in Baja.
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 weather. We hope to give everyone at least one excursion to snorkel with the whale sharks in the two opportunities we have scheduled for this activity in the above itinerary. This activity is completely weather dependent (calm seas are necessary) so the opportunity to snorkel with whale sharks will vary depending on the weather.