Mexico Baja Private Adventure

A Paradise Getaway on Isla Espiritu Santo

 

Considered the jewel of the Sea of Cortez, Isla Espiritu Santo is an unspoiled island paradise, home only to an abundance of spectacular wildlife. Explore hidden lagoons and desert beaches on this comfortable camping adventure! Spend days paddling and playing along the island's beautiful coastline, gliding through sparking azure water rich with marine life, and sleeping each night in roomy tents kitted out with real mattresses, pillows, comforters and rugs. Snorkeling, swimming, hiking, and unwinding are on tap here, as are camp evenings filled with delicious meals and endless stargazing. This trip showcases Baja at its very best.

  • Paddle to pristine beaches and hidden coves on this blissful kayaking adventure-a favorite winter escape!

  • Get up close to marine life including playful sea lions and majestic dolphins

  • Sleep in dreamy comfort at your beachside camp, be dazzled by azure waters and starry night skies, and bookend your adventure in a stylish boutique hotel

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Arrive:

San Jose del Cabo

Depart:

San Jose del Cabo

Price: from $1,595

Duration:

5 Days

Departures:

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Group Size:

2-6 Guests

Min Age:

6 yrs

Activity:

Level 2

This is a multi-adventure trip with your choice of activities including, marine wildlife encounters, birdwatching, kayaking, snorkeling, and stand-up paddle boarding.
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  • Arrive in San Jose Del Cabo

    Day 1

    Arrive in San Jose del Cabo. Meet your guide and transfer to Todos Santos on the Pacific side of the Baja peninsula, a pueblo thick with palms, lush with lagoons and home to seemingly endless miles of pristine beach. Todos Santos is also home to five of the seven turtle species found in the world and host to surf breaks that make the town one of the best surfing destinations on the Cape. Settle into lodgings at Los Colibris Casitas and enjoy a gourmet welcome dinner and trip briefing outlining the activities and adventures to come.

    Accommodation: Los Colibris Casitas-Todos Santos, Mexico

    Tucked away just a 10-minute walk from Todos Santos' pristine beaches, Los Colibris Casitas is a secluded boutique hideaway that features casitas with magnificent views of the ocean, a freshwater estuary, a palm grove oasis, and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains. The delightful restaurants, art galleries and shops of Todos Santos are a 5-minute drive away.

    Transportation: 90-minute private van transfer

    Meals: Dinner

  • Set Out into the Sea of Cortez for Espiritu Santo

    Day 2

    Start the day with a delicious Mexican breakfast, then transfer from Todos Santos to the Sea of Cortez port of La Paz to gear up with snorkeling equipment and wet suits at the bodega, and cruise out into the Sea of Cortez. Arrive at Camp Cecil on Isla Espiritu Santo - a National Marine Park, and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore one of the best marine life viewing destinations in the world. Enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, swimming with sea lions, stand up paddle boarding, bird watching, and exploring hidden lagoons and desert beaches.

    Accommodation: Camp Cecil-Isla Espiritu Santo, Mexico

    Located on the pristine and wildly beautiful Isla Espiritu Santo, part of a national marine park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, this award-winning camp features spacious REI dome tents kitted out with real mattresses, comforters, pillows, linens and towels, bedside tables, and rugs. The camp chefs serve tasty food throughout the day at the large dining tent with tables, chairs and lounging sofas.

    Transportation: 90-minute private van transfer and 1-hour boat ride

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Explore Isla Espiritu Santo

    Day 3

    Choose the activities that you enjoy most: paddle board among sea turtles, snorkel with sea lions, spot some whales, or be on the lookout for Blue-footed Boobies, Reddish Egrets, Great Blue Herons and Yellow-footed Gulls; as well as the sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins and beautiful tropical fish that call the surrounding waters home.

    Accommodation: Camp Cecil-Isla Espiritu Santo, Mexico

    Located on the pristine and wildly beautiful Isla Espiritu Santo, part of a national marine park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, this award-winning camp features spacious REI dome tents kitted out with real mattresses, comforters, pillows, linens and towels, bedside tables, and rugs. The camp chefs serve tasty food throughout the day at the large dining tent with tables, chairs and lounging sofas.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Return to Todos Santos

    Day 4

    Enjoy a morning filled with snorkeling, kayaking and/or paddle boarding, then head back to shore. If time permits, make a stop at La Gaviota to check out the Blue-footed Booby rookery, then return to Todos Santos to check back into Los Colibris Casitas to enjoy a delicious farewell dinner prepared by our private chef.

    Accommodation: Los Colibris Casitas-Todos Santos, Mexico

    Tucked away just a 10-minute walk from Todos Santos' pristine beaches, Los Colibris Casitas is a secluded boutique hideaway that features casitas with magnificent views of the ocean, a freshwater estuary, a palm grove oasis, and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains. The delightful restaurants, art galleries and shops of Todos Santos are a 5-minute drive away.

    Transportation: 1-hour boat ride and 90-minute private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Depart San Jose Del Cabo

    Day 5

    Make the 90-minute return trip from Todos Santos to San Jose del Cabo to depart for home.

    Transportation: 90-minute private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast

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What to Expect

 

Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

MT Sobek has been leading active adventures in Baja since 1997, always working closely with local experts on Isla Espiritu Santo to tread carefully and maintain the pristine environment.

Reason #02

This expertly crafted 5-day adventure blends kayaking and island exploration with ample opportunities for rest and relaxation. It's perfect for the short-on-time traveler.

Reason #03

You can join a variety of activities on Isla Espiritu Santo, a national marine park and part of a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site.

Meet your guides

Sergio Mariscal

Sergio Mariscal

Sergio was born and raised in Baja California Sur, and has a lifetime of experience exploring the region's beautiful land and seascape. He is a Wilderness First Responder, Level 3 Sea Kayaker, and is currently working on a dive master's certification. Sergio has worked in tourism since his time at Universidad in La Paz, where he earned a degree in Alternative Tourism. When he isn't leading trips, Sergio loves spending time outdoors with his son. 

Alejandra Ibarolla

Alejandra Ibarolla

Alejandra was born in Mexico City, where she earned a degree in tourism, but soon found her passion for the ocean in Playa del Carmen on the Mexican Caribbean. After training to become a licensed dive master, Alejandra traveled the world as an instructor in places as far flung as Greece, Egypt, Thailand, and New Zealand. She returned to Mexico in 2014 and moved to La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur on the Sea of Cortez, to expand her guiding career. When not guiding, Alejandra loves to read, listen to music, and take great photos.

Activities

Kayaking through an island paradise, swimming, snorkeling, marine wildlife encounters, and plenty of opportunities to unplug and recharge.

Lodging

Two nights "glamping light" at Camp Cecil on Isla Espiritu Santo and two nights of comfort at a boutique hotel in the Pacific Coast town of Todos Santos.

Climate

Baja experiences hot summers and mild winters. Temperatures in Mexico surpass 120°F in summer, but cool to the 80°s in autumn.

FAQ

Is sea kayaking safe in Baja?

We will kayak in calm waters, close to shore. We will not kayak if conditions are unsafe.

Do I need to train for the kayaking trip?

No. All activities are optional. If you want to kayak, note that strong headwinds will require more upper body strength.

Will we see wildlife?

Yes! You will be able to spy on sea turtles, octopuses, reef fish and dolphins.

What is the weather like in Baja?

The weather from November through April is generally perfect, with highs during the day in the mid to upper 70s and lows at night in the upper 50s to mid-60s.

What do U.S. citizens need to enter Mexico?

All United States citizens and permanent residents visiting Mexico must have a valid US passport and/or permanent residency card to enter the country.

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Private Trip Pricing:

2022 Pricing

2 to 3 guests from $1,995 per person double occupancy

4 to 5 guests from $1,895 per person double occupancy

6 to 10 guests from $1,795 per person double occupancy

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2 to 3 guests from $1,995 per person double occupancy

4 to 5 guests from $1,895 per person double occupancy

6 to 10 guests from $1,795 per person double occupancy

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Private pricing excludes potential additional costs such as internal airfare, single supplement, or any park fees that may be required for the trip.

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Price Includes

  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
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  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

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