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.
Starting at $ 2199 USD
Length: 5 Days, 4 Nights
2024 Pricing and Tour Dates Updated!
Tour limited to 10 guests only!
Day 1. San Diego - Ensenada - San Quintin.
ACROSS THE BORDER
Embark on an extraordinary journey from San Diego to Guerrero Negro, with captivating stops in the charming coastal town of Ensenada. This unforgettable trip combines the best of Baja California's stunning landscapes and cultural gems. Departing from San Diego, you'll venture southward, savoring the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as you make your way to Ensenada. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this picturesque town, known for its delectable seafood, bustling markets, and stunning coastal vistas. After exploring Ensenada's delights, continue your adventure towards Guerrero Negro, where you'll have the unique opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of gray whale migration. Marvel at these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat and learn about their fascinating behaviors. This journey from San Diego to Guerrero Negro, with a stop in Ensenada, promises an unforgettable blend of nature, culture, and adventure.
Day 2 and Day 3. Guerrero Negro.
Embark on an extraordinary whale watching adventure in Guerrero Negro, a coastal paradise renowned for its incredible encounters with majestic gray whales. Nestled along the pristine shores of Baja California, Guerrero Negro offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness these gentle giants up close in their natural habitat. Board a specialized whale-watching boat and set sail into the vast Pacific Ocean, where you'll be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring sight of these magnificent creatures breaching, tail-slapping, and nurturing their young. As you witness their immense size and grace, you'll also have the chance to learn about their behavior and the important conservation efforts in place to protect them. Whether you're an avid nature enthusiast or simply seeking an unforgettable experience, whale watching in Guerrero Negro is an extraordinary adventure that will leave you in awe of the natural world.
MEET THE WHALES & BAJA'S BIRDS
Sight birds in an enormous salt marsh where birds migrate from Russia, Canada, and other latitudes. A unique, unforgettable experience is a boat ride among the whales in Scammon’s Lagoon, a Gray Whale Sanctuary, to view these giant mammals at arm’s length, some even let themselves be petted! Each year, gray whales travel thousands of miles from the Arctic Ocean to the warm waters of this wildlife refuge to court, mate, give birth and care for their young. To access the sanctuary, drive through La Exportadora de Sal, probably the largest salt plant in the world, and learn about its activities, then board pangas (small boats) for a memorable encounter with the whales. Continue the trip to San Ignacio, a charming town that developed around its imposing 18th century mission, still in use today, in the midst of a lush, tranquil oasis. Upon arrival enjoy a lively folk dancing presentation at a local school. Settle in the hotel and meet for margaritas to share the experiences of your first whale excursion with your fellow travelers.
Day 4. Guerrero Negro - San Ignacio - Laguna de San Ignacio - Guerrero Negro
GRAY WHALES CONTINUED
After breakfast, board local vehicles for the drive that connects the town to the secluded Laguna de San Ignacio, part of the road is graded. Experience a second adventuresome ride among whales in this remote lagoon! A hot meal is served in a palapa (a thatched-roof construction) at the lagoon. Migrating birds can be spotted along the shore. Back in San Ignacio, visit the tree-filled zocalo (plaza) and the mission church. Enter a home where date bread and pie is made and enjoy the company of the pleasant host while learning to make flour tortillas by hand to taste with local ranch cheese.
Day 5. Guerrero Negro- Catavina- San Quintin- Ensenada- San Diego
Begin the last day with a beautiful walk to visit a small cave with simple rock art. The return trip stops for lunch in a San Quintín restaurant to taste traditional platters. In Ensenada, spend a brief time to stroll in the main streets and along the waterfront. Drive the final stretch along the beautiful coastal highway, cross the border back into San Diego to reach the final destination. A box dinner is on the go. Please ensure to arrange a overnight stay in San Diego or a late flight.
Day 1: Guerrero Negro
Day 2: Guerrero Negro
Day 3: Guerrero Negro
Day 4: Guerrero Negro
Day 1: Lunch in Ensenada. Dinner at hotel in San Quinitin.
Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Guerrero Negro.
Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Guerrero Negro.
Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in San Ignacio.
Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Guerrero Negro.
Traveling into Mexico
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