Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 90 miles (150 km), approximately 2 hours. Standing and walking at a slow pace for up to 1 hour per activity. Must carry all belongings across the border and walk 200 feet. (60 m) Keep passports on hand for border crossing. No fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats nor plants are permitted into Mexico.
In our meeting room, choose what you like from the breakfast buffet including milk, juice, coffee, tea, water.
After checking out of the hotel, we will board again the motorcoach and begin the journey south through the most-crossed border in the world, separating the United States and Mexico at San Ysidro. We will get off the bus and walk across the border carrying our belongings as we go through Mexican immigration and customs. You will need to present your passport and complete a form on site to receive the required personal permit. The Group Leader will be on hand to assist as needed. We will visit a gallery displaying works of art representative of the emerging “borderless art” movement. The owner will give us a presentation and discuss the artwork we see as we walk through the gallery.
At Caesar’s Restaurant in Tijuana, we’ll have lunch featuring the renowned Caesar Salad plus soup, chicken strips, bread, a soft drink or beer and water; other beverages available for purchase. The story goes that the original salad recipe was concocted in the 1920s with what was on hand for a group of pilots from Rockwell Field outside San Diego. The dish, originally dubbed Aviator Salad, became popular and was soon called Caesar Salad for the restaurant. Part of the appeal was and is having it prepared tableside.
The drive to Ensenada offers magnificent vistas of the Pacific Ocean. Upon arrival, we will check in to our oceanfront hotel— where every room has a balcony with a view — with some time to freshen up and relax. We’ll then ride to Boules, a local garden restaurant. There, in the wine bar, we will participate in a themed wine tasting experience with a local expert to help develop our senses, identify aromas and flavors, and appreciate the wine experience. We’ll also learn about Baja wines, their development, and production.
At the restaurant, we’ll dine family style with an assortment of Baja-Med fusion appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and wine or a nonalcoholic drink; other beverages available for purchase.
Returning to the hotel, the remainder of the evening is at leisure to relax and enjoy the peaceful oceanfront location.