Baja Blast

Coast & desert, hiking & surfing, swimming with sea lions, visits with ranchers & potters
Overview

overview

This seven-day exploration of Cabo is a delight for all. Surf the waters of Los Cerritos, ride horses on the beach, kayak in Balandra Bay, and swim with sea lions at Los Islotes. Explore desert canyons and waterfall trails. Witness the hardworking lifestyle of Baja's mountain ranchers. If you bring your kids or grandkids, they will learn about different cultures as they connect with local children through a soccer game and pinata party.  And, in winter... Whales!  In February and March, add a day or two to visit Magdalena Bay to see the California Gray whales that migrate here for their mating season. The whales are accustomed to humans, and you can get very close! This trip is a fantastic choice for many reasons: the proximity to the U.S., the ease of access, the stellar professionalism of the Baja staff, and the days full of varied activity and learning are fantastic for individuals and families and for groups from schools, nature centers and other organizations. 

itinerary

itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive Cabo

    Welcome to Baja! Upon arrival in Cabo you will be met and transferred to Todos Santos (90 minutes), where your family will check into a lovely room with an ocean view. This tropical paradise  has a diverse selection of art galleries, boutiques, inns, and restaurants. Todos Santos was officially designated a Pueblo Magico, or "magical town," on June 17, 2006. In the evening you'll enjoy a welcome dinner at the famed Hotel California and have an introductory trip briefing.

    Meals
    Dinner
    Lodging
    Los Colibris
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  • Day 2: Los Cerritos Surfing Beach
    Ride the waves at Los Cerritos!

    Fun and excitement awaits you at Los Cerritos, where you'll learn to surf at one of the best breaks in Baja. The instructors will ensure that you'll get up on a wave – at least for a few moments! When it's time to take a break from surfing, your guides will organize games and beachside walks according to the interests of the group. Check out the tide pools and discover the secret marine worlds that are visible only during low tides. Lunch is at a local restaurant on the beach. Afternoon horseback riding on the beach.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Los Colibris
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  • Day 3: Desert Canyon Hike
    See waterfalls and beautiful scenery in Desert Canyon

    Your family will stretch their legs today with an incredible hike through a beautiful desert canyon. Water flows through this arroyo during the rainy summer season, and you'll see the resulting luch foliage famed by the dry desert landscape throughout the hike. It's a wonderful way to explore the survival techniques of the local flora and fauna. There are 3 places that host waterfalls when there is enough water that you can observe. (4 hours roundtrip, 2.5 hours walking). After a picnic lunch at one of the waterfalls, you'll return to the lodge for some pool time. In the evening take part in cooking lessons with a local chef and dine on your own creations.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Los Colibris
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  • Day 4: Kayaking the Balandra Bay
    Go kayaking in Balandra Bay

    Spend the day kayaking in a safe, secluded bay featuring mangrove swamps, magnificent rock formations, and a beautiful beach where you'll enjoy a picnic lunch. Even beginning kayakers will enjoy the opportunity to learn the techniques in beautiful, calm, environment. Cap off the day with a stop for ice cream on the way back to the hotel.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Hotel Marina or similar
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  • Day 5: Swimming with Sea Lions
    Say hello to sea lions!

    Today is for snorkeling and exploring Baja's underwater world, and also for swimming with sea lions! These playful creatures reside at the Los Islotes sea lion colony, and if you are polite and respectful, they may even swim close enough for you to pet them. In the evening, return to the hotel for a relaxing dinner.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Los Colibris
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  • Day 6: Cliff Walk and Beach Picnic
    Enjoying a Baja Cliff Walk

    Today's walk along a stunning cliff edge takes you past sea lions, birds, whales, and the area's unique flora. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a pristine, palm-ringed beach and spend the afternoon swimming and relaxing.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Los Colibris
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  • Day 7: Baja/Onward
    The sun sets on Todos Santos and your journey

    You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home today. Your family's journey in Baja may be ending, but the memories you've made will stay alive for a lifetime.

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Price and Date Details

Price and Date Details

Mar 28-Apr 3, 2015
Or Privately on Request
Land Cost:
$2,995
Children under 11: $2595
Single Supplement:
$550
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Need to Know

Need to Know

Duration:
7 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
3
delightful and superior hotels
Group Size:
2-12
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Activity Level:
2
easy walking and optional hiking

Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Included in costs: Meals as noted, each night in double occupancy accommodations, land transfers between components, English speaking guides, park or site entry fees, surface transport, equipment other than personal gear, government tax, airport transfer assistance, in-country ticket reconfirmation and check-in assistance (where permitted), complete pre-departure packet, toll-free pre-departure phone assistance.

Not included in costs: Meals not noted as included, gratuities, beverages (except tea or coffee at meals), international or domestic airfare unless specified, airport departure taxes not included with air tickets, visas, itinerary changes after confirmation, any services not included in itinerary, any costs incurred due to canceled or delayed flights, acts of nature or other happenings beyond our control, or other costs as are more fully described in JOURNEYS Terms & Conditions.

Deposit and payment schedule: $500 per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date. A second deposit of $800 per person is due four months prior to departure, and final payment for land arrangements is due 60 days prior to departure.  Any applicable permit fees required in advance are non-refundable as well.  Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted by fax, mail, or via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in our Global Expedition Catalog, on our website, and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Air fares: JOURNEYS can make complete air arrangements applicable to your trip as noted in this itinerary. If you wish to redeem frequent flyer mileage or arrange flights directly with the airline, you may do so on your own at no penalty. If you do, please consult with us on exact arrival and departure dates and times before having your tickets issued to avoid errors.

Insurance: When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee: There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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Trip Extensions

Trip Extensions

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