12157
Mexico

Mexico’s Baja Tip to Toe: Landscape, Heritage, People & Whales

Come to Baja to explore unique beaches, deserts and World Heritage Sites as you join local experts to learn about the region’s wildlife and get up-close and personal with gray whales!
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Program No. 12157RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
3,299

At a Glance

Surrounded by a natural aquarium, the rugged, magical landscape of Baja California is a premium wildlife destination virtually untouched by humans. Immerse yourself in vast desert expanses rich in exotic vegetation, explore pristine beaches beneath towering escarpments, azure waters teeming with life and get up close and personal with gray whales. Journey through a land that attracted explorers, adventurers and religious seekers leaving their footprints in Spanish missions, fishing villages, quiet mining towns and isolated ranches. Trace the natural and cultural history of this paradise on earth. Experience the peaceful solitude that Baja inspires.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking short distances on varied terrain with optional steep hike. Boarding small fishing boats and transferring to dinghy in calm waters. May encounter rough seas on boats. Driving time on bus from 1.5-5 hours daily. Elevations up to 3,500 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the diversity of ecosystems that make up one-third of the Baja peninsula and surrounding sea-protected areas.
  • Interact with Gray Whales at arm's length visiting two of the most important whale sanctuaries along their migration path on Baja’s Pacific Coast.
  • In a paradisiac island of the most biologically diverse Sea of Cortéz. snorkel in crystalline waters revealing prolific sea life.
Featured Expert
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Maria Mitrani
Maria Mitrani was born in Italy, then lived in Canada, the United States and France. She finally settled in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, where she has been living since 1976 with her husband and three children. She has a bachelor’s in Italian and art history from the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1985 she has led learning adventures through different parts of Mexico and is a specialized guide for Baja California. She is one of the owners and founders of Andiamo.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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