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
8 days
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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
Keep the Pace
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.

General Notes

For a women only version of this program, please check out program number 23963.
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Veronica (Luka) Rangel
Born in Mexico City, Veronica Luka Rangel adopted Ensenada as her home in 1994 when she settled there to study Oceanography at the State University. Her passion to protect the environment inspired her to continue in the university as an environmental education teacher. Her enthusiasm has helped fuel the development of remote villages in Baja California, organizing cultural and environmental events, as well as participating in summer programs with the Kumeyaay and Paipai native communities.

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

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