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Baja from stem to stern

23 days and 22 nights

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Overview
  • San Felipe
  • Park San Pedro Martyr
  • Otaries
  • Observation baleines
  • Mulégé
  • Rio Javier
  • Balandra

Mid-April to Mid-January, the excursions of days 10 and 12 do not take place.

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 - Tijuana

Circuit: Baja California from start to finish,
Tijuana to Los Cabos

Low self-Tour
California (Mexico)
23 days / 22 nights
base 2 persons

Price: 2780 € TTC
Price par person

This tour follows the route of 1701 kms long transpéninsulaire that connects the two ends of the peninsula from the border with the United States to Los Cabos at the southern end.

During this tour you will discover various facets of the peninsula. Revel in the amazing contrasts of landscapes and live fully
adventure in Baja California!

YOUR TRAVEL PROGRAM

Day 1 / Tijuana

- Check your flight at the airport in Tijuana

- Handing the keys to your Jeep Wrangler 4x4 vehicle

- Drive to your hotel

> First night in downtown Tijuana. Accommodation in double room

Day 2 - Jour libre à Tijuana

Day 2 / Day free to Tijuana

- Visit the markets and shops of arts and crafts

> Night in downtown Tijuana. Accommodation in double room

Day 3 - Tijuana / Ensenada

Day 3 / Tijuana / Ensenada

- In the morning you will drive to Ensenada (+ / - 2 hours), the most important port of the peninsula. Lanes are as clinging to the cliff area and below the rollers of the Pacific Ocean just hit the rocks. Route happens when a huge bay and off a giant Mexican flag fleet. You here in Ensenada.

You will find the harbor and bustling streets, shops and restaurants of all kinds, do not miss visiting the fish market if you arrive early enough. Finally, a visit to the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center and Southern California architecture is an option.

> Night in downtown Ensenada. Accommodation in double room

Day 4 - Ensenada / San Pedro Mártir

Day 4 / Ensenada / San Pedro Martir

Heading south and the National Park of San Pedro Martir "the roof of the Baja California" (+ / - 4.30 h, 2 road track).

A rich variety of pines, some of which are centuries old, this park is perfect for walking, with a multitude of trails and paths through which you will discover different landscapes according to altitude. In winter it is not uncommon to see snow above 2300 meters. A day to enjoy the park in the best way, walking.

You will have the opportunity to climb up to the observatory, which rises to over 2800 meters. From here you have a view on both the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez, but you can also admire El Picacho del Diablo, which rises to 3,096 m.

> Spend the night in a Ranch located high in the National Park of San Pedro Martir, in double room with full board

Day 5 - San Pedro Mártir / Cataviña

Day 5 / San Pedro Martir / Cataviña

This morning, breakfast, and free time around the pool at the ranch, and then in the morning, drive to San Quintin towards Catavina (+ / - 2h30 drive). Continuing your way to Cataviña, (+ / - 2h30 drive). Region Catavina is interesting for its very special desert formed huge rounded rocks that are commonly called "boulders", but also cirios plant endemic to central Baja California.

> Night Cataviña in the center of the village. Accommodation in double room

Day 6 - Cataviña / Bahia Los Angeles

Day 6 / Cataviña / Bahia Los Angeles

After breakfast, drive to Bahia Los Angeles (+ / - 3 hours drive).

The desert keeps changing from huge cactus forests to expanses of gigantic rocks sometimes crossed by dry river beds, bordered by vegetation. You will discover for the first time the Sea of Cortez arriving in Bahia de Los Angeles .'s blue water appears like a mirage in the middle of this scene of extreme aridity.

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

Day 7 - Jour 7 et 8 / Bahia Los Angeles

Day 7 and 8 / Bahia Los Angeles

Bahia de los Angeles

Several options are available to you as an option for this day of relaxation:

- Fishing in the Bay of Angels

- Swimming on the beaches with crystal clear waters

- Snorkeling (snorkeling mask) in the waters of the bay

- Walking in the surrounding desert to discover the flora and fauna of the desert

- Boat trip around the bay islands

> Nights in Bahia de Los Angeles in a small hotel near the beach. Accommodation in double room

Day 8 - Jour 7 et 8 / Bahia Los Angeles
Day 9 - Bahia Los Angeles / Guerrero Negro

Day 9 / Bahia Los Angeles / Guerrero Negro

This morning, depart for Guerrero Negro. Here, from late December to mid-April, you will have the opportunity to observe, in the Laguna Ojo de Liebre, gray whales (which 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.

> Night at Guerrero Negro in a hotel near the lagoon. Accommodation in double room

Day 10 - Guerrero Negro / San Ignacio

Day 10 / Guerrero Negro / San Ignacio

In the afternoon, you will take the road to San Ignacio.

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

Day 11 - San Ignacio

Day 11 / San Ignacio

En route to the Sierra de San Francisco. You will leave the north and after a few kilometers you bifurquerez on the right. After a long straight line, the trail begins to climb the mountain ridge 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. 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 time permits, you can visit the Cueva del Raton, having previously purchased a ticket to San Ignacio from INAH whose offices are located in the courtyard of the mission in the village of San Ignacio (open at 8am) and recovered your guide to San Francisco de la Sierra.

The cave contains cave paintings dating back more than 4000 years of bygone ethnological Peninsula.

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

Day 12 - San Ignacio / Santa Rosalia

Day 12 / San Ignacio / Santa Rosalia

Departure to Santa Rosalia. 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.

You will come to find Santa Rosalia and the Sea of Cortez. It is an old mining town French (1880 - El Boleo company), famous, among other things, for his church, Santa Barbara, which was designed by Gustave Eiffel himself!

The unique architecture of the city is unlike anything that can be found in Mexico. Santa Rosalia is now converted to the Humboldt squid fishing. Status and the municipality launched in 2006 a restoration project old buildings to make the city its unique historical heritage. Restaurant El Muelle in the center is an option for an evening meal.

> Night Santa Rosalia, a hotel in the center of the village. Accommodation in double room

Day 13 - Santa Rosalía / Mulege

Day 13 / Santa Rosalia / Mulege

Continue your way to Mulege, typical village lulled by the rhythm of the river flowing through it. Here 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 craftsmanship.

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

Day 14 - Mulege

Day 14 / Mulege

Not far from the village of Mulege, you can go to discover the magnificent Bahia Concepcion and calm waters, including the beaches are only twenty kilometers to the south. Mulege Back in the late afternoon.

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

Day 15 - Mulege / Loreto

Day 1 5 / Mulege / Loreto

Today, management Loreto., You will follow again all Bahia Concepcion discovered the day before and take the coast road. Beaches succeed in the hollow handles, lined with mangrove. Immediately after Bahia Concepcion, the road is lined then cardon cactus huge that exceed 15 meters. You will arrive at Loreto, the ancient capital "of the" Californias where was built the first Jesuit mission in 1697.

Optional suggestion:

Opportunity to visit the islands Coronados, Carmen Danzante or as part of the 5 islands of the National Marine Park of Loreto Bay, so named in 1966 by the then President, to protect one of the largest sub-ecosystems Marine Baja California. (optional)

One can observe colonies of sea lions, dolphins, pelicans and other birds such as blue-footed boobies and many lizards like iguana. The marine fauna of the region is unique because it is a place where the tropical subtropical waters meet cooler, which explains the great diversity of species.

> Night at Loreto in a small hotel by the sea, near the beach. Accommodation in a double room

Day 16 - Loreto / San Javier / Loreto

Day 16 / San Javier / Loreto

Departure for San Javier located 36 kms track Loreto. The trail climbs through the Sierra de la Giganta and overlooks lush canyons. After a few hours, you will reach the mission, deep in the mountains in the middle of an oasis. Do not miss to see behind the olive trees, which were planted by Jesuit missionaries in the 18th century.

After lunch in a local restaurant, you will take the track in the opposite direction. The descent is equally spectacular at the bottom of the canvas, the intense blue of the Sea of Cortez ... Back in Loreto.

> Night at Loreto in a small hotel by the sea, near the beach. Accommodation in a double room

Day 17 - Loreto / La Paz

Day 17 / Loreto / La Paz

In the morning you will drive to La Paz, you will climb the Sierra de la Giganta down to the fertile plain of Magdalena.

After Ciudad Constitución, you have two hours to reach La Paz and its beautiful bay that has arisen after a turn.

You're back on the shores of the Sea of Cortez, in the shade of coconut trees on the famous seafront called "Malecon" in La Paz, Puerto de Ilusión ...

> Night at La Paz in a hotel on the seafront, overlooking the bay of La Paz. Accommodation in a double room.

Day 18 - La Paz

Day 18 / La Paz

Excursion to the island Espiritu Santo, and snorkeling with sea lions (suggestion optional):

You will leave your hotel early enough to discover the islands Espiritu Santo, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Program: discovery of geological curiosities of the island, snorkeling with sea lions (seals familiar and harmless) picnic on a small beach on the island.

Equipment, mask, snorkel and wetsuit provided.

Sea lions, belonging to the family of lions, are only present on the coast of the Californias, Australia and New Zealand. Los Islotes, near Espiritu Santo island, is home to a colony of about 200 people, who will not fail to approach you when you're in the water!

> Night at La Paz in a hotel on the seafront, overlooking the bay of La Paz. Accommodation in a double room.

Day 19 - La Paz

Day 19 / La Paz

Free day in La Paz. You have the opportunity to explore the surroundings of the city and its beautiful beaches where you can relax.

Bahia Balandra south of La Paz at low tide

> Night at La Paz in a hotel on the seafront, overlooking the bay of La Paz. Accommodation in double room.

Day 20 - La Paz / Todos Santos

Day 20 / La Paz / Todos Santos

After two days in La Paz, you will take the wheel to Todos Santos on the Pacific side.

This village is classified as "magical villages of Mexico," the atmosphere is peaceful. You walk the streets, where art galleries and craft shops succeed. Its freshwater lagoon surrounded by palm trees, the rollers breaking on miles of deserted beach and numerous pelicans and frigates will seduce you to time of sunset. (swimming impossible due to currents and rolls)

> Night at Todos Santos in a hotel in the village. Accommodation in double room.

Day 21 - Todos Santos / Cabo San Lucas / San Jose del Cabo

Day 21 / Todos Santos / Cabo San Lucas / San Jose del Cabo

Final straight to the deep south. Visit the center of Cabo San Lucas marina. Favorite spot for Americans seeking their standards: Luxury Resorts, fishing, golf dream ...

Optional on-site, you can take a boat to the Ark, which marks the southern tip of the peninsula. This is where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific, often in a deafening roar.

El Arco in Cabo San Lucas

Then you will go to San Jose del Cabo through the "corridor" where successive villas and luxury hotels. The program, visit the historic center of San José del Cabo, the estuary and its palm grove and why not Cacti Mundo botanical garden dedicated exclusively to cacti and succulents of the peninsula. You will find many plants encountered during your stay, and many others.

> Overnight boutique hotel located in the historic center of San José. Accommodation in a double room.

Day 22 - San José del Cabo / La Paz

Day 22 / San Jose del Cabo / La Paz

Back to La Paz.

Day of relaxation and shopping in the city and surrounding area and arrangements before your departure tomorrow.

> Night at La Paz in a hotel on the seafront, overlooking the bay of La Paz. Accommodation in a double room.

Day 23 - Départ

Day 23 / ​​Departure

Return your rental vehicle - Transfer to the airport.

End of our services.

Rate this ttc circuit Self-Tour 23 days / 22 nights

Based on 2 people in a double room:
2780 TTC per person

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Price includes the following services:

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

Renting a Jeep Wrangler 4X4, full insurance, unlimited mileage.

Home, taxes and transfers, plus fees.

Our price does 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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