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There are currently no suggested extensions for this itinerary. Please ask the Destination Specialist if you'd like to customize one.

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.

Day 1: arrive cabo

Welcome to Baja! Upon arrival in Cabo you will be met and transferred to Todos Santos (90 minutes), where you will check into a lovely room with an ocean view. This tropical paradise  has a diverse selection of art galleries, boutiques, inns, and restaurants. Todos Santos was officially designated a Pueblo Magico, or "magical town," on June 17, 2006. In the evening you'll enjoy a welcome dinner at the famed Hotel California and have an introductory trip briefing.

Meals
Dinner
Lodging
Los Colibris

Day 2: los cerritos surfing beach

Ride the waves at Los Cerritos!Ride the waves at Los Cerritos!

Fun and excitement awaits you at Los Cerritos, where you'll learn to surf at one of the best breaks in Baja. The instructors will ensure that you'll get up on a wave – at least for a few moments! When it's time to take a break from surfing, your guides will organize a beachside walk according to your interests. Check out the tide pools and discover the secret marine worlds that are visible only during low tides. Lunch is at a local restaurant on the beach. Afternoon horseback riding on the beach.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Los Colibris

Day 3: desert canyon hike

See waterfalls and beautiful scenery in Desert CanyonSee waterfalls and beautiful scenery in Desert Canyon

Stretch your legs today with an incredible hike through a beautiful desert canyon. Water flows through this arroyo during the rainy summer season, and you'll see the resulting luch foliage famed by the dry desert landscape throughout the hike. It's a wonderful way to explore the survival techniques of the local flora and fauna. There are 3 places that host waterfalls when there is enough water that you can observe. (4 hours roundtrip, 2.5 hours walking). After a picnic lunch at one of the waterfalls, you'll return to the lodge for some pool or jacuzzi time. In the evening take part in cooking lessons with a local chef and dine on your own creations.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Los Colibris

Day 4: kayaking the balandra bay

Go kayaking in Balandra BayGo kayaking in Balandra Bay

Spend the day kayaking in a safe, secluded bay featuring mangrove swamps, magnificent rock formations, and a beautiful beach where you'll enjoy a picnic lunch. Even beginning kayakers will enjoy the opportunity to learn the techniques in beautiful, calm, environment. Cap off the day with a stop for ice cream on the way back to the hotel.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Hotel Marina or similar

Day 5: swimming with sea lions

Say hello to sea lions!Say hello to sea lions!

Today is for snorkeling and exploring Baja's underwater world, and also for swimming with sea lions! These playful creatures reside at the Los Islotes sea lion colony, and if you are polite and respectful, they may even swim close enough for you to pet them. In the evening, return to the hotel for a relaxing dinner.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Los Colibris

Day 6: cliff walk and beach picnic

Enjoying a Baja Cliff WalkEnjoying a Baja Cliff Walk

Today's walk along a stunning cliff edge takes you past sea lions, birds, whales, and the area's unique flora. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a pristine, palm-ringed beach and spend the afternoon swimming and relaxing.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Los Colibris

Day 7: baja/onward

The sun sets on Todos Santos The sun sets on Todos Santos

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home today. Your journey in Baja may be ending, but the memories you've made will stay alive for a lifetime.

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$3,100
Children under 11: $2780
Single Supplement:
$650
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Privately on Request

Need to Know

Duration:
7 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
delightful and superior hotels
Activity Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
easy walking and optional hiking
Group Size:
2-12
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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Riding on the beach
Riding on the beach
Birds on the cliff walk
Birds on the cliff walk
Historic tour of Todos Santos: Todos Santos Mission
Historic tour of Todos Santos: Todos Santos Mission
Ride the waves at Los Cerritos!
Ride the waves at Los Cerritos!
Enjoying a Baja Cliff Walk
Enjoying a Baja Cliff Walk
Go kayaking in Balandra Bay
Go kayaking in Balandra Bay
Say hello to sea lions!
Say hello to sea lions!
The sun sets on Todos Santos
The sun sets on Todos Santos

Baja Blast

Coast & desert, hiking & surfing, swimming with sea lions, visits with ranchers & potters

overview

This seven-day exploration of Cabo is a delight for all. Surf the waters of Los Cerritos, ride horses on the beach, kayak in Balandra Bay, and swim with sea lions at Los Islotes. Explore desert canyons and waterfall trails. Witness the hardworking lifestyle of Baja's mountain ranchers. If you bring your kids or grandkids, they will learn about different cultures as they connect with local children through a soccer game and pinata party.  And, in winter... Whales!  In February and March, add a day or two to visit Magdalena Bay to see the California Gray whales that migrate here for their mating season. The whales are accustomed to humans, and you can get very close! This trip is a fantastic choice for many reasons: the proximity to the U.S., the ease of access, the stellar professionalism of the Baja staff, and the days full of varied activity and learning are fantastic for individuals and families and for groups from schools, nature centers and other organizations. 

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overview

This seven-day exploration of Cabo is a delight for all. Surf the waters of Los Cerritos, ride horses on the beach, kayak in Balandra Bay, and swim with sea lions at Los Islotes. Explore desert canyons and waterfall trails. Witness the hardworking lifestyle of Baja's mountain ranchers. If you bring your kids or grandkids, they will learn about different cultures as they connect with local children through a soccer game and pinata party.  And, in winter... Whales!  In February and March, add a day or two to visit Magdalena Bay to see the California Gray whales that migrate here for their mating season. The whales are accustomed to humans, and you can get very close! This trip is a fantastic choice for many reasons: the proximity to the U.S., the ease of access, the stellar professionalism of the Baja staff, and the days full of varied activity and learning are fantastic for individuals and families and for groups from schools, nature centers and other organizations. 

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itinerary

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.
  • Day 1: arrive cabo

    Welcome to Baja! Upon arrival in Cabo you will be met and transferred to Todos Santos (90 minutes), where you will check into a lovely room with an ocean view. This tropical paradise  has a diverse selection of art galleries, boutiques, inns, and restaurants. Todos Santos was officially designated a Pueblo Magico, or "magical town," on June 17, 2006. In the evening you'll enjoy a welcome dinner at the famed Hotel California and have an introductory trip briefing.

    Meals
    Dinner
    Lodging
    Los Colibris
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: los cerritos surfing beach
    Ride the waves at Los Cerritos!Ride the waves at Los Cerritos!

    Fun and excitement awaits you at Los Cerritos, where you'll learn to surf at one of the best breaks in Baja. The instructors will ensure that you'll get up on a wave – at least for a few moments! When it's time to take a break from surfing, your guides will organize a beachside walk according to your interests. Check out the tide pools and discover the secret marine worlds that are visible only during low tides. Lunch is at a local restaurant on the beach. Afternoon horseback riding on the beach.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Los Colibris
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: desert canyon hike
    See waterfalls and beautiful scenery in Desert CanyonSee waterfalls and beautiful scenery in Desert Canyon

    Stretch your legs today with an incredible hike through a beautiful desert canyon. Water flows through this arroyo during the rainy summer season, and you'll see the resulting luch foliage famed by the dry desert landscape throughout the hike. It's a wonderful way to explore the survival techniques of the local flora and fauna. There are 3 places that host waterfalls when there is enough water that you can observe. (4 hours roundtrip, 2.5 hours walking). After a picnic lunch at one of the waterfalls, you'll return to the lodge for some pool or jacuzzi time. In the evening take part in cooking lessons with a local chef and dine on your own creations.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Los Colibris
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: kayaking the balandra bay
    Go kayaking in Balandra BayGo kayaking in Balandra Bay

    Spend the day kayaking in a safe, secluded bay featuring mangrove swamps, magnificent rock formations, and a beautiful beach where you'll enjoy a picnic lunch. Even beginning kayakers will enjoy the opportunity to learn the techniques in beautiful, calm, environment. Cap off the day with a stop for ice cream on the way back to the hotel.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Hotel Marina or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: swimming with sea lions
    Say hello to sea lions!Say hello to sea lions!

    Today is for snorkeling and exploring Baja's underwater world, and also for swimming with sea lions! These playful creatures reside at the Los Islotes sea lion colony, and if you are polite and respectful, they may even swim close enough for you to pet them. In the evening, return to the hotel for a relaxing dinner.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Los Colibris
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: cliff walk and beach picnic
    Enjoying a Baja Cliff WalkEnjoying a Baja Cliff Walk

    Today's walk along a stunning cliff edge takes you past sea lions, birds, whales, and the area's unique flora. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a pristine, palm-ringed beach and spend the afternoon swimming and relaxing.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Los Colibris
    Show on a map
  • Day 7: baja/onward
    The sun sets on Todos Santos The sun sets on Todos Santos

    You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home today. Your journey in Baja may be ending, but the memories you've made will stay alive for a lifetime.

    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$3,100
Children under 11: $2780
Single Supplement:
$650
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Privately on Request

Need to Know

Duration:
7 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
delightful and superior hotels
Activity Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
easy walking and optional hiking
Group Size:
2-12
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Trip Extensions

There are currently no suggested extensions for this itinerary. Please ask the Destination Specialist if you'd like to customize one.

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Choose accommodations and amenities that fit your personal style
●○○○○ Simple
Our most natural accommodations. Bath facilities often shared, sometimes rustic.
●●○○○ Delightful
Comfortable and especially personal. Small to mid-sized lodges, typically with private bath.
●●●○○ Superior
Lodges and hotels with additional amenities, refined artistry, or extra-special settings.
●●●●○ Deluxe
Exclusive or luxury lodges, hotels, or safari camps with fine dining options.
●●●●● Uncommon
The most indulgent accommodations arranged specially for private trips.
× activity level
Match the trip’s intensity to your ability and motivation.
●○○○○ Gentle
Easy walking, with opportunities for low-key physical activity.
●●○○○ Active
Energetic exploration with optional day hikes, leisurely cycling, or light canoeing.
●●●○○ Vigorous
Day-long active excursions and options for demanding activity in varied environments.
●●●●○ Challenging
Strenuous hiking or other intense activity that may be at high altitude or over rough terrain.
●●●●● Demanding
Multi-day trekking and other activities requiring endurance or strength. Steep trails. No technical expertise necessary.
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