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18 days and 17 nights

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Overview
  • Tecolote
  • Baie
  • Mulégé
  • Baleine
  • Bande de phoques
  • Les cactus

During this tour, discover an original way to discover the multiple facets of our desert and our natural protected spaces. Immerse yourself in these landscapes and in the surprising contrasts and live completely the Baja adventure!

Detail programm
Day 1 - La Paz

Tour between mountain ranges and deserts,
Adventure depth

Low self-Tour
California (Mexico)
18 days / 17 nights
base 2 persons

Price: 2146 € TTC
Price per person

During this tour you will discover various facets of the Baja California peninsula.
You will be seduced by the amazing contrasts of landscapes and fully live the adventure Baja California.

* NB. The track is very damaged west side of the Pacific Ocean, the return will be side by Sea of Cortez Loreto.

YOUR TRAVEL PROGRAM

Day 1 / La Paz

-Arrived in La Paz

-Home and delivery of travel documents

Transfer to your hotel-r-emitted keys v ehi cle of your Chevrolet sedan location.Type

> 1 Night in La Paz h otel charming 4 * category with p iscine - Hotel located in the center vi lle near the seafront, facing the Bay of La Paz. Accommodation in double room.

La Paz - the malecon

Day 2 - La Paz

Day 2 / La Paz

Discovery of Espiritu Santo Island and encounter sea lions.

Excursion to the island Espiritu Santo, departure from the marina of La Paz for the day. Discover the geological curiosities of these islands, important wildlife birds, not to mention sea lions Islotes Los installed on a rocky islet northern islands. This is where you can dive to encounter many species of fish, but especially these mammals particularly curious and harmless. A stop is provided on a white sand beach for a picnic and leave a little explore on foot hills of the island, or swim in crystal clear water. tour includes transportation, picnic, cold drinks and snorkeling equipment. Back to 16 / 17h. (Excursion included in your circuit)

Espiritu Santo

> Night 2 in La Paz boutique hotel category 4 * with swimming pool - Located in the city center close to the seafront, overlooking the bay of La Paz. Accommodation in double room.

Day 3 - La Paz / Loreto

Day 3 / La Paz / Loreto

Departure to Loreto (+ / - 3h30 drive), the historic capital of the Californias. Petite "village" charming where you can admire the oldest of all the missions of Baja California, Nuestra Señora de Loreto. http://www.loreto . com /

> Night 3 in Loreto in a boutique hotel - Category 4 * - located by the sea, near the beach, with pool. Accommodation in double room.

Day 4 - Loreto / San Javier / Loreto

Day 4 / Loreto / San Javier / Loreto

Suggestion Half-day excursion to the Coronado Islands:

They are part of the 5 islands of Loreto National Marine Park. They have a very rich and diverse ecosystem. With a little luck you can see a humpback whale or blue whale, not to mention the dolphins and sea lions, pelicans and other birds such as blue-footed boobies. Picnic set in this option.

> Night 4 in Loreto in a boutique hotel - Category 4 * - located by the sea, near the beach. Accommodation in a double room.

Bahia Concepcion

Day 5 - Loreto / Bahia Concepcion / Mulegé

Day 5 / Loreto / Bahia Concepcion / Mulege

Today, management Mulege. The road is lined with huge cardon cactus that exceed 15 meters and you arrive at Bahia Concepcion. You go along the Gulf Coast on the coast road via the magnificent Bay of the Sea of Cortez. Beaches succeed in the hollow handles, lined with mangrove.

The beaches of Buenaventura, Coyote and Santispac are options for lunch. Immediately after Bahia Concepcion, Mulege you arrive at an oasis in the desert with his palm along the river and its small central peaceful and colorful.

> Night 5 Mulege in a small hotel in the village. Accommodation in double room.

Mulege - The palm grove e

Day 6 - Mulegé

Day 6 / Mulege

Small village, lulled by the rhythm of the river flowing through it, we invite you to walk in the heart of the oasis to visit the Mission and the former prison into a museum, and admire the crafts and this very cheap. You will then time to return to Bahia Concepcion to enjoy this sublime place.

> Night 6 to Mulege in a small hotel in the village. Accommodation in double room.

Day 7 - Mulegé / Santa Rosalia / San Ignacio

Day 7 / Mulege / Santa Rosalia / San Ignacio

Departure to San Ignacio. En route, you will stop at Santa Rosalia, a former mining town now converted fishing for Humboldt Squid. Singular architecture of French influence gives the place an air of Old West town. Church, designed by Gustave Eiffel, bakery and time are two sights that are worth visiting. status and the municipality launched a project in 2006 to restore old buildings to make the city its unique historical heritage. Continue on to San Ignacio. On the road you will pass near Volcanoes Tres Virgenes and Azufre, allowing you to closely observe the lava solidified. The last eruption of the 18th century. Arrive in San Ignacio

> Night 7 in San Ignacio in a hotel in town, located in an oasis. Accommodation in double room.

Day 8 - Sans Ignacio / Laguna San Ignacio / San Ignacio

Day 8 / No Ignacio / Laguna San Ignacio / San Ignacio

Whale (optional - depending on your travel dates between January and March).

On this day, towards Laguna San Ignacio to meet the gray whales ... About 2 hours drive to Laguna and then 1:30 to 2:00 boat in the lagoon. At this time of year, it is possible to see dozens of whales in a short time and even to caress the luckiest!

Lunch at the camp Kuyima green and then back to San Ignacio. (Road / track between San Ignacio and the lagoon is very beautiful and offers changing scenery and contrasting ...).

> Night 8 in San Ignacio in a hotel in town, located in an oasis. Accommodation in double room.

Day 9 - San Ignacio / San Francisco de la Sierra / San Ignacio

Day 9 / San Ignacio / San Francisco de la Sierra / San Ignacio

En route to the Sierra de San Francisco. You take the road to the north and after a few kilometers, you bifurquerez on the right. From there, the trail climbs to the crest of the mountain between two canyons. During this day you will have the opportunity to see the greatest diversity of plants throughout your journey, including cirio plant endemic to the strange shapes. The views are spectacular on the plains, canyons and mountains surrounding. After about two hours, you will reach San Francisco de la Sierra, a small village lost in the mountains, living mainly from farming and tourism.

If you wish, you can visit the Cueva del Raton, having previously purchased your ticket from INAH whose offices are located in the heart of the mission (open at 8am). Meet your guide at San Francisco de la Sierra. The cave contains cave paintings dating back more than 4000 years of bygone ethnological Peninsula.

> Night 9 in San Ignacio in a hotel in town, located in an oasis. Accommodation in double room.

Day 10 - San Ignacio / Guerrero Negro (215 km)

Day 10 / San Ignacio / Guerrero Negro (215 km)

(Hint optional).
Departure to Guerrero Negro. Here, too, from mid-December to mid-April, you will be able to see gray whales in Laguna Ojo de Liebre. The latter is deeper and greater than that of San Ignacio. Whales are generally more numerous on the website of San Ignacio. During your journey to get to the lagoon, you will have the opportunity to visit the largest salt of the world.

> 10 to Guerrero Negro Night in a hotel in the city. Accommodation in double room.

Day 11 - Guerrero Negro / Mission San Borja / Bahia de Los Angeles

Day 11 / Guerrero Negro / Mission San Borja / Bahia de Los Angeles

You have arrived in northern Baja California, you will cross the border between the two states and continue north. At the height of Rosarito, you will follow the trail to Mission San Borja, one of the most isolated of the peninsula. You'll pass through beautiful landscapes dotted with plants all the more strange than the other. It is here that cirios can reach 20 meters high. You will visit the mission with the help of the guardian of the place where you will continue your way. Finally, you arrive in the small village of Bahia de Los Angeles, a sort of mirage that emerges from the desert ... At sunset, mountains parent ocher and red, all reflecting on a sea of oil ...

> Night 11 in a small hotel in the village near the beach. Accommodation in double room.

Day 12 - Bahia de Los Angeles

Day 12 / Bahia de Los Angeles / San Ignacio

For this long stage, you take the road early in the morning towards the deep south. Along the way, you will make some breaks in places you do not visit on the way.

> Night 12 in San Ignacio in a hotel in town, located in an oasis. Accommodation in double room.

Day 13 - Bahia de Los Angeles / San Ignacio

Day 13 / San Ignacio / Loreto.

We suggest you return to the South via Loreto for the track San Juanico you may silt up repeatedly.

> Night 13 in Loreto in a boutique hotel category 4 * hotel by the sea, near the beach. Accommodation in a double room.

The port of Loreto

Day 14 - San Ignacio / San Juanico

Day 14 / Loreto / La Paz

Before your departure to reach La Paz, and if you have not done this excursion to go, we suggest you discover the Coronado Islands off the coast of Loreto in the morning before hitting the road.

Suggestions included: Excursion to the Coronado Islands located in the National Marine Park of Loreto. These islands have a very rich ecosystem and diverse. With a little luck you'll spot a humpback or blue whale, not to mention the many dolphins and sea lions inhabit this site. Picnic set in this option.

Arrival in La Paz at the end of the day.

> Night 14 in La Paz boutique hotel category 4 * with swimming pool - Located in the city center close to the seafront, overlooking the bay of La Paz. Accommodation in double room.

Day 15 - San Juanico

Day 15 / La Paz / Todos Santos / San Jose del Cabo

En route, we stop in the small town of Todos Santos. This village is classified as "magical villages of Mexico," the atmosphere is peaceful, you walk the streets with art galleries and craft shops come and go, and discover the legendary Hotel California and crafts shop . Arrival in San Jose del Cabo to the middle of the day.

> Night 15 in San Jose del Cabo in category 4 * hotel with swimming pool. Accommodation in double room.

   El Arco - Cabo San Lucas

Day 16 - San Juanico / San Isidro / La Paz

Day 16 / San Jose del Cabo

This morning city tour to explore the streets of this small town, then off to Cabo San Lucas 30 minutes away ... You get to Cabo San Lucas at the southern tip of the peninsula where you can take a break Breakfast overlooking the Marina and the famous Arch, a symbol of Los Cabos and beach lovers, where meet the peaceful Sea of Cortez and the Pacific tumultuous. You can, if you wish, from a boat in love toward Arco, with a local guide. (suggestion - to decide on the spot).

After a short break you will take the road to San José del Cabo to your hotel and stroll through the narrow streets of the old town.

> Night 16 in San Jose del Cabo in category 4 * hotel with swimming pool. Accommodation in double room.

Beach lovers - Los Cabos - meeting point between the Pacific and Sea of Cortez.

Day 17 - La Paz

Day 17 / San José del Cabo / La Paz

On the road to La Paz for your return, you will be two breaks during your journey: First, a visit to the Cactus Sanctuary, a nature park in the middle of the desert, where are preserved many species of rare and endemic cactus Baja California, some varieties reach an exceptional size.

Then you will make a stop in the charming village of El Triunfo, in the middle of nowhere. At the end of the nineteenth century, this former mining village formed the largest city in Baja California. Nowadays, the memory this time still hovers in the deserted streets of El Triunfo.

> Night 17 in La Paz boutique hotel category 4 * with swimming pool - Located in the city center close to the seafront, overlooking the bay of La Paz. Accommodation in double room.

Day 18 - La Paz / Departure

Day 18 / La Paz / Out

Return your rental car

Transfer to the airport.

End of our services.

Rate this ttc circuit Self-Tour 18 days / 17 nights

 Based on 2 people in a double room: 2146 € TTC per person including all taxes

Price includes the following services:

Overnight stays in charming 4 star category 3 in a double room.

Rent a Chevrolet sedan type vehicle, total insurance, unlimited mileage

Excursion in Espiritu Santo islands with a picnic on the beach and snorkeling equipment

Home, transfers and taxes, plus fees.

Our prices do not include

International flights.

Meals, breakfasts other than those mentioned

Tips and other personal expenses

Any other service not mentioned in this round

High season rates:

Thank you note that prices are increased between December 15 and January 10

(High season period in Baja California).

Additional informations

What season travel?

We believe that this tour can be done all year, but you should know that in the South (from San Ignacio) the months of August and September are particularly hot (+ / - 40 ° C) and very humid.

In addition, the risk of hurricanes in September and / or heavy rainfall, is not to be underestimated.

Throughout the year, the Baja California enjoys a pleasant climate, generally warm, with a little wind "fresh" in the winter, and sometimes very cold nights (in the desert), and very little rain. Much of the peninsula has an annual sunshine more than 300 days. As a

General North is cooler with more rain in the winter, and the south is warmer with more rain in the summer.

Average monthly temperatures in La Paz

 

A book dedicated entirely to Baja California: Read before you leave!

> Baja California, Mexico pearl: the book and the author (1)

Through this book, Jean-Christophe Arbonne invites us to discover a real travel book, where photography is widely preferred. This work will need to author a long journey of 3800 km for 60 days from north to south of the peninsula, and will need more than 5000 photos in total.

A passion for the State of Mexico, Jean-Christophe Arbonne expatriate is on this peninsula to focus on ecotourism and to receive and advise tourists followers still intact and preserved places: deserts, lagoons, unspoiled beaches, forests giant cacti, palm oasis, without oubliers wealth of the seabed and in a region 100% natural which is often called the "Galapagos of the northern hemisphere."

(1) - Baja California - Mexico La Perle (Editions Privat) An unpublished work in French dedicated to this destination. Texts and photos of Jean-Christophe Arbonne. 168 pages and 230 photos. Hardback Jacket +-N ° ISBN-2-7089-818 4-6 Can also be ordered online at the following sites: amazon, fnac, Alapage, priceminister, etc..

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