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13 Days | 12 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Christopher from Novato, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 01/18/16 - 01/30/16
This was our 6th Road Scholar trip (and 2nd North American adventure with them), all of which have been fascinating and enjoying -- but this one surprised us most by exceeding our every expectation, particularly because we were initially very unsure how much interest we would find in touring 1000 miles of high Mexican desert (mostly uninhabited) in a 12 day road trip with 26 others. But we found the entire journey beautifully engaging, ecologically amazing, historically fascinating, filled with lots of opportunities to interact with the diverse Baja terrain including its flora and fauna (and especially the gray whales arriving in Scammon and St. Ignacio lagoons) and, last but not least, complete with very comfortable accomodations and fabulous eating experiences. Much of the richness and most of the enjoyable moments of this trip were due to our fabulous Andiamo guide, Isabel Sanchez, who brought every mile and minute of this journey to life with her humor, knowledge and warm personablity. Chris and Connie from Novato, CA

Marilyn from Saint Joseph, MN Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 01/18/16 - 01/30/16
Just plain a good experience. The only thing missing was some diversity in the attendees.

Diane from Prescott, AZ Number of programs attended: 35
Date attended: 01/18/16 - 01/30/16
This was my 36th Road Scholar experience. Most have been outstanding but this has to be one of the very, very best!

Cathie from London, ON Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/21/15 - 03/05/15
This is the gold standard of programs, with its leader, Isabel, against which other programs will be measured.

Betty from Chicago, IL Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 01/17/15 - 01/29/15
You must see Baja and the beautiful Pacific Coast with Isabel. Be prepared for chilly weather meaning warm jackets and night clothes but also hot tropical days as you reach the south. The desert is magnificent. The whales are spectacular. Distance travelled is long but entirely worth it.

Virginia from Bellevue, WA Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 03/08/14 - 03/20/14
If you are looking for luxury this is not your trip. If however, you love the Mexican culture and way of life you will absolutely love it. Especially if Isabel Sanchez is your guide.

Willie from Fresno, CA Number of programs attended: 29
Date attended: 03/08/14 - 03/20/14
This was a great learning experience and fulfulled a life dream. We had two lectures to begin the program by Graham who walked top to bottom Baja and Norma who gave us wonderful information about Tijana. I had read Graham's book prior to the trip. Touching the whales was an amazing experience. We saw more than twelve dolphins playing on another boat trip. The desert was so much different than any desert I've seen it the States. We spent lots of time driving on the bus. It's a long distance from Tijana to Cabo. The bus driver, Juan, and guide, Isabel, were the best. Isabel had knowledge in many areas and good personal skills. There was lots of food. Sometimes we had irregular time when meals came due to distance but I found it acceptable. If you've ever wanted to do this you won't regret it.

Gail from Valley Cottage, NY Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 02/15/14 - 02/27/14
This trip was rather amazing! Traveling over 1000 miles is grueling, but the only way to see this unique and captivating land with its remote villages and friendly people The whale-bonding and snorkeling with (baby) sea lions was a highlight. Our guide, Isabel, was superb, knew everything, was unflappable, nurturing and lots of fun. Driver Juan was excellent and Juan,(the Finder), was a great support to everyone. However, this group shouldn't be more than 20, with a smaller bus as well. As it is now, many of the small stops are overwhelmed and the entire trip is slowed down. I would also suggest a second day in San Ignacio as three one-night stays in a row is pretty stressful. (perhaps skip the second day in San Diego).

George from Ashland, OR Number of programs attended: 29
Date attended: 02/15/14 - 02/27/14
Instead, I express my dissatisfaction with your qustionnaire. In some cases, too general; in others, too detailed. Many references to circumstances too incidental that occurred too long ago to be clearly remembered.

Mike from Manson, WA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 02/15/14 - 02/27/14
I totally enjoyed this program on Baja. However, people who think they would enjoy this program need to read about the program and Baja because it is a very intense experience not for the timid.

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