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Whales off the cost of Baja Mexico.
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Location: Baja California, Ensenada, Catavina, Guerrero Negro, El Rosario, Valle de Guadalupe
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Baja Whales Tour

Tour Description

 

Join us to experience a thrilling wonder of nature. As the Grey Whales migrate from the frigid Bering Sea to bask in the reprieve of Mexico’s warm waters. Here, they mate and give birth, so tour groups have ample opportunity to see newborn calves bonding with their mothers.Growing to a length of nearly 50 feet and a weight of up to 40 tons, these creature are a remarkable sight to behold.  Though their incredible size can be intimidating, these whales possess natural friendliness and curiosity. Join us for blowhole shows and fantastic sightings in the ideal season for Baja Whale Watching.

The central Baja California region is for many travelers a great experience, with vast stretches of undeveloped coast line that present a great opportunity to visit with the Gray Whales up close and personal.  In addition we visit Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s primary and burgeoning wine region ,  deservedly becoming known “Mexico’s Napa Valley”.

 

Tour Itinerary

 

Day 1 – Phoenix/Yuma – Ensenada
Depart from Phoenix/Yuma, AZ and cross the border into Mexico at Tecate, BC, home of the popular Tecate beer, the
only beer in Mexico named for a town. After clearing border authorities, we will tour the famous brewery that
started in 1943 and now produces 40 million litters per month and is exported to over 100 countries around the
world. After our visit, we depart for Ensenada following Highway 1, a toll road that parallels the Pacific Coast
line to Rosarito. Here we have one of the longest and widest beaches on the Baja Pacific coast and site for the
production of the film “Titanic”. Today for lunch we will try some of the famous Baja Lobster at Puerto Nuevo.
This evening we arrive to Ensenada, Baja California’s 3rd. largest city and the Peninsula’s largest sea port.
We will have time to explore the “Malecon” a waterfront promenade with many stores and boutiques before
checking in at our hotel for dinner and overnight. (L D)
Day 2 – Ensenada – Catavina
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Our first stop today will be at Punta Banda, from here you can sometimes see
spouting Gray Whales as they pass by. Next, we will visit the scenic “La Bufadora” blowhole, a place where
waves rush into an underground cavern/geyser and force spouts as high as 100ft. through a hole on the top
of the cavern. Driving south we will pass through the agricultural areas of Meneadero, Santo Tomas and San
Vicente with cultivations of olives, grapes, wheat and corn. As we drive, we can see in the distance the San
Pedro Martyr mountain range, the tallest mountain in the Peninsula. Its largest peak named Devil’s Peak rises
more than 10000ft. Lunch today will be in San Quintin. From el Rosario, on the Pacific coast, we turn inland to
our destination; here you will see some of the most classic desert scenery of the trip. The diversity of the Baja
Desert’s plants is truly impressive. Catavina will be our place for dinner and overnight (B L D)
Day 3– Catavina – Guerrero Negro
Light breakfast today in route. With just a short drive, we return to the Pacific Coast line. Today we will enter
Baja California Sur as we pass the 28th parallel and arrive to “Laguna Ojo de Liebre” (aka) Scammon Lagoon
for our first whale watching experience traversing the waters of the Pacific Ocean to hear the song of the
whales and appreciate this very special mammal and its young Lunch before we arrive to the town of Guerrero
Negro and check in on our hotel. Relaxing evening at the hotel bar (drinks not included) to comment about our
experiences before dinner and overnight (B L D)
Day 4– Whale Whatching at Guerrero Negro
Early continental breakfast at the hotel and return to the lagoon for one more visit to the whales. After lunch we
will visit the salt works of Guerrero Negro, a solar-evaporative operation producing about 6 to 7 million tons of
salt per year, the largest producer of salt in the world, Relaxing time this afternoon for shopping of souvenirs.
Dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant and overnight. (B L D)
Day 5– Guerrero Negro – El Rosario
Breakfast at the hotel and we will begin our return. Today we will visit the Dunas de Soledad, a large system of
coastal sand dunes rising up to 25ft. tall. Rest stop at Catavina to see and shop for the delicious date, carrot or
banana breads and also a visit to the old El Rosario mission. Lunch at a local restaurant arriving at El Rosario
for early afternoon. Dinner and overnight (B L D)
Day 6 – El Rosario – Guadalupe
We will continue our journey driving north with the Pacific Ocean on our side with early arrival at Valle de
Guadalupe, we will have time to visit some of the local wineries and enjoy a grilled lunch under a canopy of oak
forest. The Guadalupe Valley is home to several wineries. We will have time to visit and taste these great Baja
wines and enjoy the personal service of the wine makers. At our arrival to Ensenada we will have a panoramic
city tour and also a visit to the Riviera Cultural Center. Dinner and overnight (B L D)
DAY 7 – Valle de Guadalupe – Yuma/Phoenix
After a good breakfast at the hotel we check out and visit the Grape and Vineyard museum also the El Cetto
winery for more wine testing. Plenty of time to shop for the local products. Lunch before our departure and to
arrive at Yuma by early afternoon (B L)