A well-rounded, action-packed adventure in one of México’s most beautiful places—an MTS exclusive!
Just a short plane ride (but a whole world) away, our Baja trip is the perfect getaway for families or groups of friends. Traveling with the best local specialists, you’ll explore two oceans and the unspoiled mountain range that divides them. Hike in the biosphere reserve of the Sierra de la Laguna with naturalist guides, and discover unique, endemic plant and animal life. Then, surf some of Baja’s best breaks (suitable for beginners and guided by the region’s finest instructors), and snorkel and kayak in the Sea of Cortez, dubbed the “aquarium of the world” by Jacques Cousteau for its diversity of marine life. You’ll have the unforgettable experience of swimming with sea lion pups at Los Islotes, and horseback riding along 70 miles of pristine beach at sunset. You’ll learn the secrets of Baja cuisine from a local chef, and ponder Aztec, Mayan and Greek mythology while stargazing with a local astronomer. It’s an altogether uncommon, intimate and fun-filled México experience—and it’s only from MTS.
Hiking, surfing, kayaking, SUP, snorkeling, horseback riding
- Travel with the best local specialists on an unparalleled adventure spanning two oceans and the mountain range that divides them—kayak, hike, surf, snorkel, and more!
- See abundant marine life in the Sea of Cortez, dubbed “the “aquarium of the world” by Jacques Cousteau, and swim with sea lion pups at Los Islotes
- A great trip for families or groups of friends
Duration: 9 days Start Location: Cabo San Lucas End Location: Cabo San LucasDownload Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrive in San Jose del Cabo
Arrive in San Jose del Cabo in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Drive to Todos Santos, just 90 minutes up the western coast.
Day 2 : Transfer to La Paz for Sea Kayaking
This morning we'll drive to La Paz and then we'll take a high speed motor boat to Espiritu Santo Island. Your guides will give you the safety points and provide beginners with the basics of sea kayaking and correct use of gear and kayaks. In the afternoon we'll embark on our first paddle beneath spectacular volcanic cliffs and arrive at the first of many beautiful beaches to set up camp.
Days 3 - 4 : Kayaking in the sea of Cortez
Kayak along the shoreline, exploring a new section of coastline with small offshore islands where numerous birds nest. Camp on a new beach every night.
Day 5 : Swimming with the Sea Lions
Today we’ll take a motor boat to the famous sea lion colony of Los Islotes at Isla Espiritu Santo. The sea lions love this opportunity to jump in the water and go people watching! It is an incredible life experience to snorkel and play with the sea lion pups, who love to nibble your flippers and entice you to swim in loops with them. We’ll lunch on a beautiful beach of Isla Espiritu Santo, a protected nature reserve. We’ll pack and return to shore and continue to Todos Santos, where we’ll end the day at a great local restaurant.
Day 6 : Surfing
Today, surf’s up as we each give it a try—our experienced instructors guarantee that you’ll ride the waves, at least for a moment! If board surfing is not your style "stand-up paddle boarding is also an option, we'll have boogie boards available and there's a great place for body surfing too."
Day 7 : Rock Art Painting Walk - Stars & Champagne
Late morning walk to the Guaycura tribes where a local anthropologist has spent the last four years creating a soon-to-be published photographic journal of pictographs and murals made by the now-extint people around Baja California Sur. We'll have a beautiful evening of bird stargazing with a local astronomer followed by dinner at a well know Mexican restaurant in a lovely garden setting.
Day 8 : Cliff Walk and Beach Picnic
We’ll begin our morning with terrific scenery featuring sea lions, birds, whales and cacti. Picnic lunch on a pristine palm-ringed beach. After swimming at the beach and three and a half hours of walking, they’ll be plenty of time for lunch. The afternoon is free for shopping, getting a massage, or simply relaxing. Farewell dinner at Michael’s at the Gallery.
Day 9 : Fly Home
Morning transfer to San Jose del Cabo and depart on homeward-bound flights.
DATES: Best time to go: January, March - April, November Departures: Jan 11 - 19, 2014 Feb 15 - 23, 2014 Mar 15 - 23, 2014 Apr 4 - 12, 2014
2013 / 2014 Prices
$500 single supplement
Los Colibris CasitasTodos Santos, México
Los Colibris Casitas was made for nature lovers seeking beauty and tranquility. Each of its casas and casitas has a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean, a freshwater estuary, and a palm grove oasis to the front, and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the side and back. From your casa you can watch the fishermen cast their nets on the beach in the early morning light, wait for the green flash of a magnificent Baja sunset in the late afternoon, and enjoy the vast expanse of a star-filled sky at night. Boogie boards and mountain bikes available for guest use.
Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.
Expert leadership is the key to an exciting, unforgettable experience. Our trips feature gifted leaders for whom leading trips is a true vocation. Besides showing you wonders you’d never find on your own, they make sure everything runs smoothly and safely without a hitch. They are knowledgeable about all aspects of your trip, and take great pleasure in sharing their insights with you. More than just guides, they positively elevate your experience by being teachers, companions, and the best of friends. You’ll be in good hands with them every step of the way.
Originally from Mexico City, Sergio has been living and guiding in Baja for over 15 years. He is known throughout the peninsula for his tremendous knowledge and passion for all the things that make Baja such an incredibly fun and inspiring place to be. He is a gifted story teller who loves sharing local lore and insights with visitors to his home.