4-16 People
Group Size
8 Days

Activities: Sea kayaking, snorkeling (including whale sharks and sea lions), hiking, fishing, turtle release, birding, cheese and wine tasting.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights: 4 nights camping, 3 nights hotel
Begins in La Paz and ends in La Paz
Number of guides/crew: 2-6
Group Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 16
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 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 paddling distances per day: 1-8

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Additional information

Tour Dates01/07/2018, 01/14/2018, 12/31/2017, 2/23/2018

Winter in Baja presents the perfect opportunity to combine Baja’s spectacular paddling and snorkeling in wildlife abundant waters with some culinary and hiking exploration of the remote eco-ranch, Rancho Cacachilas, set deep in the nearby sierra.

On this adventure you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the wildness of Baja from two luxury camps. The trip starts off by heading to the secluded Rancho Cacachilas near La Paz where goats, chickens and gardens provide a plethora of fresh, local ingredients for your meals. Activities on this private ranch include hiking through a boulder strewn mature desert combined with culinary delights such as sampling artisan cheeses hand-made at the ranch paired with fines wines from northern Baja. Camp is comprised of large walk-in canvas 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 breathtaking.

After hiking and dining at the ranch for a couple of days, you’ll head back to La Paz for a lovely evening in this vibrant seaside town.

The second half of this adventure takes you to our luxury camp on a white sand beach in the spectacular national reserve of Espiritu Santo Island. Settle into your walk-in canvas 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.

A short drive across the peninsula this afternoon, upon returning from Espiritu Santo Island, allows you to participate in observing the extraordinary journey of a baby turtle as it makes its way to the ocean after hatching.

Join us this winter for the perfect escape combining land and sea activities with unique wildlife encounters in some of Baja’s most remote and beautiful wild places!


Day 1

Arrive in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Evening on your own to explore La Paz and dine at one of its many fine restaurants.

Day 2

Breakfast at our pool side cafe. Transfer by van to Rancho Cacachiles (45 minutes) in the mountains outside of La Paz. Upon arrival you’ll embark on a short hike to the creamery and enjoy a fine farm to table meal of hand crafted cheeses and organic produce paired with fine wines. After lunch a short ride and walk brings you to your beautiful secluded camp in the desert. Enjoy an afternoon of exploration of the tranquil surroundings including hiking trails and a meditation spring. Another farm to table meal at dinner followed by a star gazing talk complete the day. B/L/D 

Day 3

Start the day with a hearty breakfast at the outdoor dining room with spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez. Enjoy hiking on the ranch to explore ancient rock features left by past inhabitants. Lunch back at camp followed by a hike to the 1800’s mining town for a look into the rich local history. This evening features another culinary feast of locally prepared foods from the ranch. B/L/D

Day 4

After breakfast hike from the camp to the beautiful beach of Aquas Calientes on the Sea of Cortez, enjoy lunch on the beach. Our van will pick you up here and transfer you back to La Paz where you can settle into our hotel and enjoy a relaxing afternoon enjoying this seaside town. B/L

Day 5

Breakfast at our pool side cafe. Transfer by boat to the island of Espiritu Santo (approximately 2 hours), possible whale shark snorkeling en-route, weather permitting. Lunch upon arrival at our luxury base camp in Candelero Bay. Camp and sea kayak orientation followed by paddling in the beautiful bay. B/L/D 

Day 6

Guided kayak, snorkel and hiking excursions are offered daily from our luxury base camp as our guides and crew choose the best activities each day in accordance with your desires, abilities and the weather. Try your hand at fishing in the mornings and enjoy our skiff excursions to nearby snorkeling “hot spots” including a sea lion rookery where we join these graceful creatures, swimming alongside them while enjoying their playful and curious nature first hand. B/L/D

Day 7

After breakfast we transfer back to La Paz by motorized boat with possible whale shark snorkeling en-route weather permitting. Check into the hotel for a nap or stroll along the Malecon (waterfront boardwalk) for a delicious lunch. Afternoon departure to Todos Santos for sea turtle release at sunset and return to La Paz that evening. B

Day 8

Travel day for getting to the airport to return home or continuing your trip in Baja. B

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.

Tour Calendar for From Sea to Sierra (8 days)

Tour DatesDescriptionRate
Dec 31 - Jan 7, 20187 nights
The 1st four people to book receive a $200 discount off their final balance
Jan 7 - Jan 14, 20187 nights
The 1st four people to book receive a $200 discount off their final balance
Jan 14 - Jan 21, 20187 nights
The 1st four people to book receive a $200 discount off their final balance
Feb 23 - Mar 2, 20187 nights
The 1st four people to book receive a $200 discount off their final balance

What's Included

La Paz airport/hotel transfers, 3 nights hotel accommodations and 4 nights luxury camp accommodations (2 in each camp) complete with walk-in tents, 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 while at the island camp. Wine and beer are included while at the ranch camp as well as foam top mattresses on cots in the tent accommodations. 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, beer or soft drinks at the island camp (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.