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Gray Whales, Whale Sharks, Sea Turtles and Abandoned Mines

DATE:  Feb 17 - Feb 23, 2023  |  7 day hotel pkg. - Hotel based with day trips on land and sea

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 days/6 night stay at the Hotel Catedral in La Paz
  • Welcome to the Baja Dinner
  • Gray whale and bird watching in Magdalena Bay
  • Snorkel with whale sharks
  • East Cape – explore the amazing history of mining in Baja Sur
  • West Cape – sea turtle conservation and hatchling release
  • Enjoy a free day to leisurely explore La Paz. There are several museums, a beautiful Malecon sea walk to stroll, shop, experience the many restaurants and take in the beautiful bronze sculptures that complement the sea walk. La Paz offers several museums and a Serpetarium, a small non-profit rescue and sanctuary for a wide variety of reptiles, birds, and desert wildlife.
  • Ground and airport transfers, Cabo International (SJD) or La Paz International (LAP), pick up along the Cabo corridor to La Paz

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Whales, Cave Paintings, Missions and Abandoned Mines

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Whales, Cave Paintings, Missions and Abandoned Mines

DATE:  Feb 26 - Mar 05, 2023  |  8 day hotel pkg. Hotel based with day trips on land and sea

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS::

  • 4 days/3 night stay at the Hotel Catedral in La Paz
  • 4 days/4 night stay at the Hotel La Misión in Loreto (ocean view balcony)
  • Welcome to the Baja Dinner
  • Gray whales and bird watching in Magdalena Bay (Pacific Ocean)
  • Misions of Loreto and area
  • Blue Whales of Loreto Bay National Park (Sea of Cortez)
  • Hike and explore the desert terrain and ancient cave paintings
  • East Cape – explore the amazing history of mining in Baja Sur

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Blue Whales, Cave Paintings and Missions

Blue Whales, Cave Paintings and Missions

Blue Whales, Cave Paintings and Missions

DATE:  Feb 27 - Mar 03, 2027  |  5 day hotel pkg. Hotel based with day trips on land and water

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS::

  • 5 days/4 night stay at the Hotel La Misión in Loreto (ocean view balcony)
  • Welcome to the Baja Dinner
  • Missions of Loreto and area
  • Blue Whales of Loreto Bay National Park (Sea of Cortez)
  • Canyon hike exploring the desert terrain and wildlife (birdwatching)

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Hotel Catedral

Hotel Catedral

Hotel Catedral

Information: HOTEL CATEDRAL is a new concept of lodging that adapts to the needs of today's traveller. It is framed in the historic center of the city, surrounded by the main points of interest and next to the oldest church in La Paz, Cathedral of Our Lady of La Paz. With its sophisticated architecture in a contemporary modernist style, Hotel Catedral concentrates on each of the details to offer its guests a service of excellence and quality, both in the rooms and in its haute cuisine restaurant. The hotel, more than a lodging, is an invitation to a way of life based on elegance, comfort and relaxation.

Cost: $90 (single/double) per night

Transportation

Transportation

Transportation

Information: Our transportation service offers friendly and professionally trained staff fully licensed and experienced. The vans are up-to-date models including 14 passenger Toyota Hiace, 11 passenger Hyundai Starex and 10 passenger Econoline. Our vans are clean, full-size coaches with federal tourist plates, commercial insurance and all necessary permits for pick up/drop off at hotels and airports. Transfers are tracked through driver communications. Safety and comfort are our highest priority. Transfers operate between the hours of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. We do not transfer guests during non daylight hours due to hazards of livestock feeding along and crossing the highway in unfenced areas. As an alternative, Eco Baja Tours is a public shared airport shuttle from Cabo Airport (SJD) to downtown La Paz. It is much less expensive. The costs are approx. $35 USD one way / $70 roundtrip, per person. While I use the shuttle myself from time to time I have had problems and therefore hesitant of taking responsibility to book on guest's behalf. Overall rating of this service is 3.5 out of 5.

Copper Canyon by Train – multiday

Copper Canyon by Train – multiday

Copper Canyon by Train – multiday

Information: Travellers visit Copper Canyon for Mexico’s only passenger train that took 100 years to build. It traverses 87 tunnels and 37 bridges. It is an incredible feat of engineering. Arrive at one of the most breathtaking scenery's that is much grander than the Grand Canyon. It has a magic unto itself. You can feel it in the mountain air! Lots of options for hiking, exploring local culture, or just relaxing with a drink from your room with a view beyond words. Experience the mysterious life of the Raramuri indigenous people of the barefooted “Born to Run” fame. The Raramuri artisans offer their handcrafted weaved baskets, carved wooden figures and more. In Chihuahua enjoy the hospitality and local/regional culinary cuisine. From the Sea of Cortez to the skies of Copper Canyon this is truly an adventure of a lifetime!

Cost: $1695 per person / single supplement $200
Duration: 5 days
Season: year round
Contact: For more information please contact: davehensleigh@gmail.com or phone: 1 217 369 9897
Website page: Authentic Mexico Travel – Copper Canyon

Monarch Butterflies – multiday

Monarch Butterflies – multiday

Monarch Butterflies – multiday

Information: Experience millions of monarch butterflies at their winter home in central Mexico…a must for every bucket list. As the sun warms, the sky fills with orange and the air is filled with a gentle fluttering sound as they alight from the towering fir trees. A miracle!

  • Viewing season is Dec. – early Mar. Prime time is Feb. 15-Mar. 5
  • Weather is cool/cold nights and warmish days with possible rain•
  • Each group travels with an English speaking expert local guide
  • Hotels & lodges are basic, local & private rooms with bath/hot water
  • Rigor level is moderate—hiking & elevation involved, horses available
  • Each trip is unique with options to include local art, ruins, food, etc

Cost: $1495 per person / single supplement add $200
Duration: 5 days
Season: Feb/Mar.
Contact: For more information please contact: davehensleigh@gmail.com or phone: 1 217 369 9897
Website page: Authentic Mexico Travel – Monarch Butterflies

$1795 USD
Available Spots : 10

Air and Travel Insurance NOT included.

We highly recommend guests purchase travel
insurance to protect their vacation investment.
We cannot be held responsible for situations
beyond our control.

Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
Limited space.
Single travellers are welcome at no additional cost for assigned
shared accommodations or USD 325 for private room accommodations.
Book by Nov. 15: Receive USD 250 off per person dbl occ
After Nov. 15:
Groups of 4 or more receive 10% pp dbl occ
Groups of 6 or more receive 15% pp dbl occ
Please contact our office for special-priced private group or travel agency bookings.

TRIP REVIEWS:

Review posted by Deborah C – March

Amazing trip, 5 Stars

I have been to many amazing destinations but this trip really was fantastic. The variety of marine life and the way we were able to interact with the marine mammals was so rewarding. Our two naturists were extremely knowledgeable about the sea, wind and animals, this enabled us to see not only the wildlife expected at this time of year but also two blue whales. Highlights of this trip was seeing grey whales, blue whales, fin whales, minke whales, humpback whales, sea lions, whale sharks, mobula rays, too many birds to mention and lots and lots of cactuses. We snorkelled with whale sharks and sea lions, went rock pooling, beach combing, kayaking and drank lots of cocktails.

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

So difficult to say, both snorkelling with the whales sharks and with the sea lions was amazing but seeing the blue whales was too (and the humpback whales). Lela explained that we would have a better experience with the grey whales at Porto Chale instead of Magdelena bay as there were quite a lot of boats in the bay. This was the right decision as were were the only boats and were surrounded by 40-50 whales.

What did you think of your group leader?

Lela is just a lovely, knowledgeable, caring, compassionate person who did everything possible to educate the group and make sure each and everyone of us had a great trip.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

My only advice would be to make sure you don’t take the flight (which in this case was the group flight) which has a 6 hour 40 minute layover in Mexico City. Two flights to San Jose Cabo departed before ours and we would have had more than enough time to catch either of them.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

If you love marine life, birds, beautiful scenery and great cocktails then you will love this trip.

 

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