Baja Surfing Multisport

Action-packed aquatic adventure in Baja starts with surfing! Plus, sea kayak in the Sea of Cortez, snorkel with sea lions, and explore waterfalls. On terra firma, you’ll hike cactus forests, mountain bike and maybe relax!

Your off-the-beaten-path adventures will visit both the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean coastlines of Baja California, Mexico. You’ll experience Baja’s world famous biodiversity and stark geography through a multitude of outdoor adventure activities.

During your seven days, sea kayak through the turquoise waters of the protected bays and beaches of the beautiful Island of Espiritu Santo in the Sea of Cortez, swim and snorkel with sea lions at Los Islotes, and snorkel and relax at exquisite white sand beaches outside of La Paz.

Of course, a major highlight is the many opportunities to learn and practice surfing at Los Cerritos beach!

You’ll also enjoy the land by hiking both the sweeping seascapes of the rugged Pacific Coast of Southern Baja California and journeying into the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere reserve. Here, you’ll experience the magic of cascading waterfalls in the spectacular cactus forests of this unique desert wilderness.

Enjoy exciting gorgeous mountain biking through rock beds, technical sections, and some challenging descents and climbs.

The trip is rounded out with time to explore a charming Baja fishing village and just relax – or optionally go fishing with locals, go horseback riding or SCUBA diving, or enjoy a tour of local ceramic artists.

 

For more information about this tour or to book your next group adventure, contact us today and we will create a fun and exciting adventure you will cherish forever.

Day 1. Arrival Day at San Jose del Cabo

Your adventures begin at San Jose del Cabo airport. At 4:30pm, you’ll transfer to the charming colonial fishing village and artist colony Todos Santos.

Once there, settle into your lovely boutique hotel in Todos Los Colibris before meeting the group leader and other members of your group in the hotel lobby at 6:30 P.M. for dinner and orientation on your adventures to come. (D only)*

Airport Transfer to Todos Santos (1.75 hours)

Day 2: Todos Santos Surfing Lesson / Historic Town Walking Tour

Cowabunga! Todos Santos boasts some of the best surf breaks in all of Baja! After breakfast, begin the day with a surfing experience at the beautiful crescent beach of Los Cerritos.

Your surfing guide will start you off with easier waves so you can learn how to stand up on your board, anticipate waves and paddle to catch them.

In the afternoon, meet your guide at the hotel courtyard for a walking tour of the fascinating oasis of Todos Santos and its long history as an important community in Baja. (B, L, D)

Surfing (3-4 hours)

Walking tour (2-3 hours)

Day 3. Todos Santos Triple Waterfall Hike/Afternoon Surfing Lesson

Up early for breakfast and then set out to explore the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere reserve. As you hike up the arroyo (river bed), the landscape changes as the cactus forest thickens and suddenly you arrive at not one, not two, but three different waterfalls in the middle of the desert!

Enjoy the opportunity to swim, take pictures, or just relax.

You then travel from the interior to the beautiful crescent shaped beach for a picnic lunch at the beach and another chance to enjoy surfing the gentle Pacific rollers.

Late in the afternoon, return to your beautiful accommodation and enjoy dinner at a fine local eatery. (B, L, D)

Hiking (3-4 hours, elevations gain/loss negligible)

Surfing (3-4 hours)

Day 4. Surfing lesson and Free afternoon

Enjoy a good breakfast before your morning third surf lesson at the beautiful beach in Todos Santos.

In the afternoon, you can explore the charming town, shop in the many interesting tiendas, crafts stores, and jewelry shops, or take advantage of options for horse back riding, a ceramics tour, or just relaxing.

Like lunch, tonight’s dinner is on your own – your guide will provide recommendations for fine city center restaurants where you can enjoy some of the best Mexican cuisine on the peninsula. (B only)

Surfing (3-4 hours)

Day 5.  Todos Santos – Mountain Bike – La Paz

Today, you experience the ultimate single track ride with technical sections including boulders, rock beds, challenging descents, and climbs. This awesomely fun ride takes you across “Las Cruces” mountain ranges, offering great views of the city, the Bay of La Paz, and past small ranches and more.

Based on your abilities, the group can choose among the 10, 20 or 30 mile “Epic” rides!

Following the ride, you transfer to our charming colonial style hotel in La Paz. (B,L,D)

Mountain biking (variable terrain for different group riding abilities, 10-30 miles)

Transfer (1.25 hours)

Day 6. La Paz – Sea Kayak/Snorkel – Espiritu Santo Island and the Sea of Cortes

A busy day begins with a high-speed motorboat ride to Espiritu Santo Island. After safety and gear instruction, we will sea kayak through the turquoise waters of Espiritu Santo Island beneath spectacular volcanic cliffs and enjoy a picnic lunch on a beautiful beach.

After lunch and a natural history walk, we board our speedy launch and ride to a beautiful off-shore island – home to a large sea lion colony. Prepare to experience the amazing thrill of swimming with sea lion pups and snorkeling amongst thousands of tropical fish. We then return to our hotel in La Paz for a night out on the town for dinner and farewell fiesta! (B, L, D)

Sea kayaking and Snorkeling (3-4 hours)

Scenic boat ride (2 hours)

Day 7.  Departure day La Paz – Home

After breakfast, our group begins to separate. Some will do the group transfer to San Jose del Cabo or La Paz airports, while others may choose to extend your stay. (B)

Airport Transfer – La Paz – San Jose del Cabo – 2:55 hrs

*(B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

While the above information describes a typical itinerary, the tour’s actual itinerary may vary due to changes in transportation, weather, lodging availability, local events or safety conditions. We reserve the right to alter the tour due to these circumstances should the need arise.

 

For more information about this tour or to book your next group adventure, contact us today and we will create a fun and exciting adventure you will cherish forever.

Tour Dates:

Custom dates available upon request

Prices (based on double occupancy):

Call for current pricing

Price Includes:  First aid trained, CPR Certified, bi-lingual guide throughout; all accommodation starting with Day 1 and ending on Day 7 in San Jose del Cabo; group airport transfers on arrival and departure days (special airport transfers and additional charge); all transportation throughout; certified, bi-lingual, naturalist, kayak guides; single and/or double kayaks; all kayaking/snorkeling gear; all meals as indicated in the detailed itinerary below (B,L,D); local guides; local gratuities to wait-staff for included meals.

Price Excludes: Airfare, alcoholic beverages, airport departure taxes (approximately $17 per person), travel insurance, meals as indicated in the above itinerary, personal expenses in hotels (phone, laundry, room service, etc.), gratuities for guides, wait staff, porters and maid service; and costs incurred as a result of bad weather, delayed flight or other situations beyond our control.

Single Supplement Policy:  All tour pricing is based on double occupancy lodging. A single supplement is paid by participants who specifically request single accommodations, subject to availability.

If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, we will try to match you with a roommate of the same gender.  If you reserve your tour at least 90 days ahead and a roommate is not available, you will only be charged a “forced” single supplement  of half the standard single supplement (unless otherwise noted in the detailed itinerary). 

Single accommodations are limited so you are encouraged to reserve early.

 

For more information about this tour or to book your next group adventure, contact us today and we will create a fun and exciting adventure you will cherish forever.

Activities:  Surfing, mountain biking, sea kayaking, snorkeling, walking/hiking.

Rating: Moderate

Group Size:  2-12 guests (based on tour date)

Length:  7 days/6 nights

Meeting Time & Place:  San Jose del Cabo airport (airport code SJD) on Day 1. After clearing customs, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. Group airport transfers on day 1 and 7 are included in the trip price.

Departure Time & Place:  San Jose del Cabo airport (airport code SJD) on Day 7. Do not book departing flights earlier than noon.

Best Time To Travel:  December – April

Travel Notes:  We strongly suggest clients arrive in Mexico one or two days before departure. Aside from a chance to relax and get a feel for the country and its people, it will safeguard against luggage loss / delay and or missed flights / connections.

We are happy to arrange accommodations and provide suggestions.

Weather and Climate: Due to the desert environment, weather can be variable throughout the day and by elevation. Dressing in layers will be essential to your comfort throughout the day.

Rain is possible at any time and weather conditions can change rapidly in the mountains, so having rain gear is highly recommended. At the same time, the sun is strong at higher elevations, and therefore adequate precautions should be taken to prevent sunburn, even on cool, sunny days. On average, the temperature in December through April range from highs in the 80’s and 90’s Fahrenheit and lows in the 40’s and 50’s Fahrenheit on the beaches of Baja. 

More detailed weather information is available by visiting www.weatherbase.com.

Physical Preparation:  This tour is designed for energetic and flexible individuals who like to be active, have a spirit of adventure and possess a positive attitude.

Most activities are 3-4 hours in either the morning or afternoon with a lunch stop in between. It is very important that you realistically assess your physical condition with regard to the demands of this trip. All participants must be in good overall physical condition. 

The more physically prepared you are for this tour, the more you will enjoy this unique, adventure experience. We encourage you to call us and talk more specifically about any questions you have on the activities, your fitness, and any other aspects of the trip – please don’t be shy!

 

For more information about this tour or to book your next group adventure, contact us today and we will create a fun and exciting adventure you will cherish forever.

Accommodations are based on twin-share. If clients require single accommodation, we will assess an extra charge. Hotels are charming, comfortable and special, and they reflect the culture, flavor and hospitality of Mexico. All have private bathrooms.

Our principal hotels used on this departure are:

Day 1, 2, 3 and 4:  Los Colibris Casitas – Todo Santos

Los Colibris Casitas was made for nature lovers seeking beauty and tranquility. We offer the services and amenities of a boutique hotel, combined with the privacy and comfort of a vacation rental.

Each of our casas and casitas has magnificent views 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. Los Colibris is just a 10-minute walk to 70 miles of pristine, virtually empty beach, and a 5-minute drive to the delightful restaurants, artists’ galleries and shops of Todos Santos.

Day 5 and 6: B&B El Angel Azul – La Paz

Located in the heart of La Paz, the building was formerly the town’s courthouse. It has been completely renovated and redesigned as a traditional hotel under the authority and supervision of the INAH.

El Angel Azul is a B&B-Hotel with the touch of a mexican hacienda. El Angel Azul is quietly secluded in central downtown La Paz, in short walking distance to the waterfront (Malecón), restaurants, shops and museums.

 

For more information about this tour or to book your next group adventure, contact us today and we will create a fun and exciting adventure you will cherish forever.

 

For more information about this tour or to book your next group adventure, contact us today and we will create a fun and exciting adventure you will cherish forever.

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