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Outdoor Women's Alliance


Baja, Mexico


5 days/4 nights
April 24-28, 2018

Get ready to explore the lesser known areas of southern Baja! We'll kayak the seas, hike the cliffs, swim with sea lions, eat local fruits, and toast under the stars – some of the most magnificent adventures Baja has to offer!


SUMMARY

DAY 1: TUE, APril 24 :: BIENVENIDOS! SAN JOSE DEL CABO - TODOS DEL SANTOS

DAY 2: WED, April 25 :: TODOS SANTOS TO ISLA ESPIRITU SANTO

DAY 3: THU, Aptil 26 :: ISLA ESPIRITU SANTO

DAY 4: Fri, April 27 :: ISLA ESPIRITU SANTO

DAY 5: SAT, APril 28 :: ADIOS! ISLA ESPIRITU SANTO TO SAN JOSE DEL CABO


DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1

Los Colibiris Casitas overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Flight Details:
Sam+Liz - Interjet flight 2801
Record locator: 6127971
Depart: 10:40am Mexico City
Arrive: 11:50am San Juan del Cabo

Ellie+Kersten - AA532
Record locator: NWZXLG
Depart: 8:35AM Phoenix
Arrive: 11:42AM San Jose del Cabo

Hotel Address:
Los Colibris
88 Calle Guaycura
Colonia La Poza
Todos Santos, BCS, México 23300

Arrival in San Jose del Cabo and transfer to Todos del Santos

On your flight to Mexico the airline will give you two forms: one for immigration and one for customs. You must fully complete each form. You will receive the bottom part of the immigration form in your passport. This is your tourist visa for the duration of your stay in Mexico, and you must present it when you exit the country. Make your way through customs and immigration. Guides and drivers are not allowed into the waiting area, so you must exit to the outside by heading right through the sliding glass doors. Meet your guide in a yellow Columbia fishing shirt with a sign that reads Outdoor Women's Alliance and let the adventure begin! Transfer 90 minutes to the lovely Los Colibris Casitas, located on a hill overlooking the ocean in the artists colony of Todos Santos. We'll have a welcome gourmet taco welcome dinner. Overnight at Los Colibris Casitas.

Los Colibris Casitas was made for nature lovers seeking beauty and tranquility. We offer the services and amenities of a boutique hotel, combined with the privacy and comfort of a vacation rental. Each of our casas and casitas has magnificent views of the Pacific ocean, a freshwater estuary and a palm grove oasis to the front, and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the side and back.

From your casa you can watch the fishermen cast their nets on the beach in the early morning light, wait for the green flash of a magnificent Baja sunset in the late afternoon, and enjoy the vast expanse of a star-filled sky at night. Los Colibris is just a 10-minute walk to 70 miles of pristine, virtually empty beach, and a 5-minute drive to the delightful restaurants, artists’ galleries and shops of Todos Santos


Day 2

Enchanting view from your Glamping tent at Camp Cecil

Sea of Cortez and Isla Espiritu Santo Glamping Adventure

After a wonderful Mexican breakfast we'll transfer to La Paz where we will board our boat to Camp Cecil, a luxury tent camp on the incomparable Isla Espiritu Santo. We'll settle into our tents then let the adventures unfold. Kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, birding - these are just a few of the activities that await as we explore the island and the surrounding Sea of Cortez. Lunch on the island and cooking class with the island chef at night. Overnight at Camp Cecil.

Espiritu Santo National Park in the Sea of Cortez is part of a UNESCO World Heritage
Site, and is one of the best marine life viewing destinations in the world. Whales,
dolphins, whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and plenty of beautiful tropical fish
call the surrounding waters home, while a terrific range of bird species including
Blue-footed Boobies, Reddish Egrets, Great Blue Herons and Yellow-footed Gulls
frequent the island’s skies and shores. The island itself is stunning, with magnificent
towering cliffs, spectacular sandy bays, amazing lava rock formations, and rock art
left by the now-extinct Guaycura and Pericu Indians. There’s even an endemic ring-
tailed cat, the babisuri. It’s a remarkable place to explore. 

Our base camp is on one of the island´s most beautiful beaches that features
beautifully decorated walk-in safari-style tents with real beds, lovely linens, bedside
tables, lanterns, beach towels, storage space, rugs, chairs, and more. Espiritu Xantus
Café is where our on-site chef makes wonderful meals for you every day – and daily
happy hour of course - and there are two sun showers and two compost toilet
cabañas.


Day 3

Swimming with the sea lions off Los Islotes

Espiritu Santo

Coffee, tea and cold breakfast of granola and fruit available for early risers, and a full, hot breakfast for everyone after that. We'll then head out for what truly must be one of life's greatest joys, swimming with the sea lion puppies at the permanent sea lion colony of Los Islotes. It is an absolute blast! Afterwards we'll visit another part of the island for a beautiful hike to get spectacular views and learn more about the flora and fauna of the island. We'll have lunch in camp, an afternoon workout gathering, then a wonderful dinner and star gazing. Perfect.


DAY 4

Enjoy a final farewell under the endless sky of stars

Isla Espiritu Santo Free Day

Today is a free day to explore the island. Opt to kayak, hike, SUP board, or simply lay on the beach. We will have guided adventures for those interested!


Day 5

Farewell beachside breakfast

Flight details:
Sam+Liz - Volaris 783
Record locator: 6127971
Depart: 3:26pm San Jose del Cabo
Arrive: 6:48pm Mexico City

Ellie+Kersten - AA537
Record locator: NWZXLG
Depart: 4:25PM San Jose del Cabo
Arrive: 5:29PM Phoenix

Adios

After nn early breakfast, depart Camp Cecil for our return to shore and transfer to the airport in San Jose del Cabo. Say adios but not good-bye as we return home.


EMErGENCY CONTACT:

For any needs within Mexico: 
Bryan: (011-521) 612-154-5117
Sergio cell phone (011-521) 612-16-13208

For any needs prior to your departure from the US:
David: (303) 250-9048
Breanne: (720) 840-0866


Included: 

  • All transportation including roundtrip airport transfer
  • All meals from dinner on day 1 through breakfast on final day, including daily happy hour on the island
  • All accommodations, including 1 night at Los Colibris Casitas and 3 nights at Camp Cecil
  • All adventures and related equipment as indicated in the itinerary
  • Bilingual naturalist guides who are certified Wilderness First Responders
  • The Camp Cecil portion in particular includes:
    • Roundtrip island transfer
    • Snorkeling gear and wet suit
    • Meals at Camp Cecil’s Espiritu Xantu Café, considered one of the best restaurants in the vicinity of La Paz!
    • Daily happy hour of fresh juices or tea
    • Beer and wine
    • All adventures and related equipment including swimming with sea lions, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, hiking, bird watching, star gazing, hanging around doing nothing
    • Accommodations in beautifully furnished walk-in tents with real beds and lovely linens
    • Panga support
    • National Park conservation fee    

Not Included:

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any item not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverage unless otherwise detailed