12315
Mexico
Mexico: The Great Gray Whale Migration and Baja’s Natural Wonders
Witness the gray whale migration, one of nature’s most phenomenal events, and see these gentle giants up-close in the heart of their breeding grounds.
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Program No. 12315RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
1,949
8 days
7 nights
20 meals
7B 7L 6D
3
Baja Peninsula Nature, Vizcaino World Biosphere
Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur
4
Scammon’s Lagoon, Baja’s Birds, Lush Oasis
San Ignacio, Baja California Sur
5
Gray Whales Continued
San Ignacio, Baja California Sur
8
Home Sweet Home
San Diego, California
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At a Glance

Observe one of the most miraculous natural phenomena on the planet: the 5,000-mile winter migration of gray whales to the Baja Peninsula to mate and deliver their calves. Journey from San Diego into Mexico to trace the migration and lifecycle of the gray whale.
Activity Level
Varies by date
Walking short distances on varied terrain. Boarding small fishing boats from pier and beach, possibly wading into water knee high. Driving on graded road one hour. 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 ...

  • Aboard a 12-person fishing boat, get within an arm’s length of a pod of gray whales.
  • Visit the Scripps Institution of Oceanography to learn about whales with marine biologists.
  • In the deserts of Baja, examine the bizarre boojum tree, towering cardon cactus, contorted elephant tree and other endemic plants.
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Isabel Sanchez
Isabel Sanchez was born in Ensenada Baja California, Mexico. She began working as a group leader at a young age in the mid 80’s in her hometown. In 1998, she moved to Southern California where she continued her career as a successful group leader specializing in the Sonoran Desert, and to a lesser degree, the Mojave Desert. In the fall of 2004, Isabel began leading excursions through San Diego, Calif., the peninsula of Baja California and the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua.
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