Mexico’s Boundless Baja
Custom Travel | 9 Days
- Explore the islands UNESCO-listed Espiritu Santo by Zodiac and kayak
- Hike the seldom-explored plant life and habitats of Sierra de La Laguna
- Sleep on ocean shores in an elegant safari-style tent under starry skies
- Watch for gray whales and cruise among mangrove forests at Magdalena Bay
- Take a surfing lesson, a Mexican cooking class, and try stand-up paddle boarding
- Customize the itinerary—this example is just a starting point
Where the desert meets the sea, the Baja California peninsula is an often-overlooked part of Mexico. Wild spaces reveal prolific bird life, marine mammals, and stunning scenery on this itinerary, which visits two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. The mountains of Sierra de la Laguna Reserve shelter many endemic species of plants along the trails. The desert islands of Espiritu Santo Reserve in the Sea of Cortez are rich with marine life and birds.
Kick off the adventure with cooking and surfing lessons in Todos Santos. Then stroll diverse landscapes, swim with sea lions, kayak along coves, and sleep under canvas steps from the ocean as you explore the natural bounty of Baja.
Highlights were seeing a grey whale mother and calf and the sunrise at Magdalena Bay.- Frances S.
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Arrive into San Jose del Cabo and head for the colorful town of Todos Santos on the Pacific coast, where your surf instructor will help you catch some waves Sample local Mexican flavors and learn to cook a few classic dishes.
Stroll among diverse plants and animals at Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve, taking in the beautiful coastal and mountain views.
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Explore the mangrove forests and barrier islands of Magdalena Bay by day boat, where gray whales gather during calving season (January–March) and you may encounter sea lions, turtles, and other marine life.
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Head for Espiritu Santo, where you’ll stay right on the beach in a safari style tent Kayak, swim, snorkel, visit nearby islands, bird-watch, and hike this incredible reserve.
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Return to Todos Santos for a celebratory dinner and last look around town before departing for the airport in the morning.
Dates & Prices
Custom Trips are offered November–April. Whale watching season is January–March.
From $6,375 per person (Custom Trip)
(based on two travelers, sharing a room)
- Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
- Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
- All accommodations
- All ground transportation and airport transfers
- Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
- Most meals
- Bottled or filtered water at included meals and while sightseeing
- Services of local guides, drivers, and other staff
- Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance