6-Nights Baja Kayaking Espiritu Santo Island
OFFER ID 1376575
Mexico Baja Sea of Cortez Multi-Adventure Considered the jewel of the Sea of Cortez, Isla Espiritu Santo is an unspoiled island paradise, home only to an abundance of spectacular wildlife. Discover this UNESCO-protected idyll on our multi-sport adventure, with two half-days of kayaking through sparkling water rich with marine life along the island's beautiful coastline, plus time to snorkel, swim, hike and unwind. Camp evenings feature delicious meals and stargazing. Bookend the island adventure with time to enjoy the pristine beaches and world-class surf breaks in the Pacific beach town of Todos Santos. 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 a variety of marine life including playful sea lions and whale sharks
Camp in plush comfort beneath starry night skies and bookend your adventure in a stylish boutique hotel in Todos Santos
Day 1 Arrive in Cabo & Transfer to La Paz 2.5-hour transfer to hotel Welcome to Baja California Sur! Upon arrival at the airport in San José del Cabo, your MT Sobek representative meets you outside the arrival area's sliding glass doors and transfers you to your hotel. Drop your bags and then head out to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner and trip briefing. Accommodation: Hotel HBlue (D)
Day 2 Kick Off Your Kayaking Adventure 2-hour boat ride 1 hour/2 miles sea kayaking After breakfast, pick up your kayaking gear and head to the dock for the hour-long boat ride to Isla Espiritu Santo. There you receive a detailed briefing on kayaking skills and safety procedures, and then it's time to embark on your four-day kayaking tour of the island! Paddle to the first beautiful beach you'll visit on this adventure, taking in the magnificent beauty of the island and ocean along the way. At camp, get settled into your comfortable tent, enjoy the first of many wonderful camp meals, and relax in true island luxury. Accommodation: Camp Colossus – Isla Espiritu Santo (B, L, D)
Day 3 Indulge in Isla Espiritu Santo Today is yours to do exactly what pleases you in the fantastic nature of Isla Espiritu Santo and the Sea of Cortez. Options include snorkeling, hiking, swimming, bird-watching, beachcombing, reading, napping, and any combination thereof. And let's not forget sipping margaritas! No matter your chosen activity, chances are good that you'll spot some native wildlife, including sea lions, sea turtles, mantas, dolphins, and whales. In sum, savor every moment of this day spent exploring the island — a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve. Accommodation: Camp Colossus – Isla Espiritu Santo (B, L, D)
Day 4 Paddle & Play All Day 2-3 hours/6-8 miles sea kayaking Today is another great paddling day, moving from your first camp to another beautiful beach that you will call home for two nights. While the camp staff is re-creating camp in the next location, you are paddling the coves, inlets, shoreline, and mangroves of Isla Espiritu Santo, checking out the flora, fauna, geology, and natural history of the island while hearing great stories and insights from your naturalist guide. After arriving at the take-out point, head to camp, where happy hour, a wonderful dinner, and exquisite stargazing await.
(B, L, D)
Day 5 Enjoy Your Final Full Day on the Island Be as active or as lazy as you like today, your last full day on Isla Espiritu Santo. Hike to the highest point on the island (1,840') for spectacular views; kayak to the farthest reef to snorkel with sea turtles, octopuses, and reef fish; and/or lay around daydreaming, reading, resting, or working on your nature photography skills. The biodiversity here is stunning thanks in huge part to the island's protected status. Enjoy it today before your final evening at kayaking camp.
(B, L, D)
Day 6 Swim with Whale Sharks 2-3 hour/5-8 miles sea kayaking Today you leave Isla Espiritu Santo bound for one of the most memorable activities yet: swimming with whale sharks. Despite the name, whale sharks are fish — the largest fish in the world, actually — and these gentle giants feed on plankton in the Bay of La Paz. It is here that you have the remarkable experience of observing and swimming with them. In the late afternoon, head back to Todos Santos, where you enjoy a fabulous farewell dinner at La Casita, where Chef Sergio Rivera serves up some of his Baja specialties. Accommodation: Los Colibris Casitas (B, L, D)
Day 7 Say Farewell to Baja and Head Home 2-hour boat ride Transfer to San José del Cabo airport for flight home. Accommodation: Los Colibris Casitas (B)
La Paz, Mexico
La Paz is one of the most beautiful towns of northwestern Mexico, and tourism now plays a major role in the city's economy. The Gulf of California is home to over 800 species of fish, including giant manta rays, whales, dolphins, and sea lions. In the mountains behind the city the Sierra De La Laguna Biosphere Reserve is home to an incredible abundance and diversity of flora and fauna, including species unique to the area. The city has an aquarium, two marinas, museums, theaters, and an art institute. The Las Californias Library is located within the former Government Palace, and holds the most important manuscript collection on the region's history.
Isla de Espiritu Santo
This 23,383-acre island near La Paz is centered in one of the most biologically diverse marine areas in the world – and is a major environmental success story. Several plants and animals are found nowhere else in the world, including the blacktailed jack rabbit and antelope squirrel. Drop anchor at Espiritú Santo’s Bahía Bonanza for a day ashore. Take a guided walk among the tangle of exotic cacti, or swim, snorkel and kayak the crystal clear sea here that supports 900 species of fish.
Consider driving or taking a bus or guided tour up the Pacific coast to Todos Santos, 50 mi/80 km north of Cabo San Lucas. The road (Highway 19) passes gorgeous, isolated stretches of beaches where waves crash on the sand. You may also spot some of the organic vegetable farms and fruit orchards that provide Los Cabos restaurants with produce.
This small town has become a magnet for artists and entrepreneurs, thanks to its peaceful setting and slow pace. Todos Santos' compact downtown has been declared a national historic district. Many of the town's unusual fired brown brick 19th-century buildings have been restored. Some have also been plastered over and painted bright colors. Others now house gourmet restaurants, cafes, galleries and upscale handicraft boutiques that are well worth exploring. There is also a cultural center housing a small museum with eclectic displays highlighting the area's archaeology and history. Drive back before dark: The road is not lit, and cattle sometimes wander across it.
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