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Mexico: The Great Gray Whale Migration and Baja’s Natural Wonders

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Program #12315RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 20 total, 7 breakfasts, 1 brunches, 7 lunches, 5 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian; Gluten Free; Low Fat; Low Salt.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Courtyard Marriott Hotel: San Diego, California, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Centrally located, less than 10 minutes from the airport, down town Gaslamp Quarters, Hillcrest neighborhood, Balboa Park and Old Town. Fully renovated in 2009. Taxis readily available upon request.

Contact info:
595 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108 USA
phone: 619-291-5720
web: www.courtyardsd.com

Room amenities: Large, ergonomic desk with no-glare lighting, ergonomic desk chair, armchair, complimentary WiFi, 32" HDTV with premium channels, pay-per-view movies, stunning bathrooms, hair dryer, coffee maker, refrigerator, ...and more.

Facility amenities: 137 spacious contemporary all amenities guest rooms. GoBoard touch screen with weather, news, etc, at your fingertips. Meeting/event spaces. Lounge with personal booths wired for Internet and with personal LCD TVs. Bistro. Full-service bar. Outdoor heated pool and spa. Fitness room. Basic market with snacks, beverages and sundries. Valet dry cleaning, coin-operated laundry. Boarding pass printing kiosk. Safe deposit boxes at front desk.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approx $110.00
Please make pre and post-program reservations directly with hotel by calling : Carissa Knapp at (619) 481 5887..

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Mision Santa Maria: San Quintin, Baja California, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Picturesque colonial style hotel beautifully situated on a long stretch of sandy beach outside of town. All rooms are ocean front.

Contact info:
Playa Santa Maria
San Quintin, BC, 22940 Mexico
phone: +52 (616) 165 9008
web: www.hotelmisionsantamaria.com.mx

Room amenities: 55 ample rooms with air-conditioning / heater, satellite TV and private balconies.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, patio, conference room. Phone in lobby. Complimentary Wi-Fi in common areas (Internet reception may often be weak).

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Halfway Inn: Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Colonial style hotel with central patio. Large lobby, bar and restaurant area. Formerly Desert Inn Hotel.

Contact info:
Carretera Transpeninsular Paralelo 28
Guerrero Negro, BCS, 23940 Mexico
phone: +52 (615) 157-1304
web: www.halfwayinnhotel.com

Room amenities: 28 ample rooms with heater, satellite TV.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, game area. Phone in the lobby

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Desert Inn, San Ignacio: San Ignacio, Baja California Sur, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Cozy colonial style hotel with central patio and pleasant outdoor areas located in the middle of a palm oasis.

Contact info:
Domicilio Conocido
San Ignacio, Baja California Sur, 22930 Mexico
phone: +52 (615) 154 0300
web: www.desertinns.com

Room amenities: 28 ample air-conditioned/heated rooms with satellite TV.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, game room, non-heated pool, phone in the lobby, complimentary Wi-Fi in common areas -Internet reception may often be weak.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Misión Cataviña: Cataviña, Baja California, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Cozy colonial style hotel with central patio and pleasant garden areas surrounded by the magnificent landscape and unique vegetation of the Cataviña desert.

Contact info:
Carretera Transpeninsular 1 km 179 desviacion Bahia de LA – San Quintin
Cataviña, Baja California, 22930 Mexico
phone: +52 (200) 124 9123
web: www.hotelmisionsantamaria.com.mx/es/catavina.html

Room amenities: 28 ample air-conditioned/heated rooms with satellite TV.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, non-heated pool, phone in the lobby, complimentary WiFi in common areas (internet reception may often be weak).

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Las Rosas, Hotel & Spa: Ensenada, Baja California, 1 nights
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: This peaceful, pastel colored hotel located on a rocky coast of the Pacific Ocean, is strategically designed to offer a breathtaking ocean view from all the rooms.

Contact info:
Tijuana-Ensenada Road
Ensenada, Mexico
phone: +52 646 174 4310
web: www.lasrosas.com

Room amenities: Phone, cable TV, high speed internet, iron, hair dryer and room service.

Facility amenities: Las Rosas Hotel & Spa has a total of 47 rooms -all with balcony and ocean view-, restaurant, bar, infinity pool, jacuzzi, SPA and laundry services.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes



The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
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7 nights of accommodations
20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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