Founder-led: Baja Adventure with Heather

Departures: Mexico

Founder-led: Baja Adventure with Heather

Join Ponte Travels co-founder Heather for a sunbreak next winter in Baja California Sur. For travelers who appreciate adventure, a little luxury and getting off the beaten path, Baja, Mexico is an unforgettable destination. On this founder-led trip, we’ll spend time exploring beautiful Isla Espíritu Santo, marvel at the grace and dignity of the migrating gray whales and enjoy the laid back charm of Todos Santos.

Beneficiary

We believe that to travel responsibly, a portion of our tour cost should benefit the communities we visit. For this trip, our donation will go to a non-profit organization we support that is having a positive impact in Todos Santos: Padrino Children’s Foundation—who provides professional medical care for children in Todos Santos and the surrounding area of southern Baja.

Pricing

Starting at $2990*

For more information and to get started, contact us at How to Book.

Itinerary

January 24 – 31, 2019

Day 1

Depart for Todos Santos

Arrive in San Jose del Cabo, where we’ll meet our guides and transfer to La Paz, a waterfront town with a charming seaside malecon (boardwalk), marinas full of sailboats and yachts, and terrific local eateries. Once we’re settled into our hotel, we’ll head out for a welcome dinner and trip briefing.

Day 2

LA PAZ — ISLA ESPÍRITU SANTO

Travel by boat to Espíritu Santo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in the Sea of Cortez, for our all-inclusive luxury camping stay. On the way, snorkel with the ocean’s gentle giants – whale sharks – dependent on whether they are in the area. Rich with chances to view marine life, we’ll be staying on a lava-formed island, and sleeping in walk-in, safari-style tents with all the comforts for a perfect night’s sleep.

Day 3

ISLA ESPÍRITU SANTO

Today, you’ll decide whether you want to snorkel, kayak or paddleboard the turquoise waters surrounding us. Our guides will show us all the hidden secrets of this magical place. To make this even more relaxing, enjoy freshly prepared meals each day, courtesy of our onsite chef. Be sure to enjoy the incredible star canopy at night.

Day 4

ISLA ESPÍRITU SANTO

Enjoy another day rich with possibilities. Hike, snorkel with sea lions, explore the island, or relax on the beach with a good book. For those who love birds, you will see them everywhere!

Day 5

ISLA ESPÍRITU SANTO — LA PAZ

We’ll sadly say goodbye to our home on Isla Espíritu Santo and check back into our hotel in La Paz. We’ll have dinner at a terrific local restaurant and start dreaming of the wondrous possibilities that await us the next day in Magdalena Bay—the largest wetlands ecosystem on the west coast of Baja. The rich mangrove forests, barrier beaches and sand dune islands contribute to the incredible scenery and biological diversity of the area.

Day 6

LA PAZ — MAGDALENA BAY

After breakfast, we’ll drive to Magdalena Bay—the prime calving ground for the gray whale between January to March. After lunch in one of the local restaurants, we’ll spend the afternoon on the water interacting with the amazing gray whale mothers, babies, young couples and sporting males. We’ll overnight in a hotel nearby.

Day 7

MAGDALENA BAY — TODOS SANTOS

After a morning spent with the gray whales, we’ll head back to the charming town of Todos Santos filled with delightful restaurants, artists’ galleries and shops to explore. Once in Todos Santos, we’ll settle into our gorgeous casitas, with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. This evening, we’ll enjoy a delicious farewell dinner at a favorite local restaurant.

Day 8

TODOS SANTOS — home

Say goodbye to beautiful Baja! After breakfast, transfer to the airport in San Jose del Cabo for your flight home.

Extend YOUR STAY

Extend your stay in Baja! Experience life like a local with an overnight stay at a ranch, or simply enjoy down time in the charming town of Todos Santos, where you can hike, bike, take a cooking class and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you.

For pricing and hotel information, contact us at How to Book. The specifics of this itinerary are subject to change based on local conditions at the discretion of Ponte Travels.

• Rates shown are per person, double occupancy. Airfare not included.