RECOMMENDED ADD-ONS

Mexico is a vast and beautiful country offering life changing sea to sky adventures. As the oldest country in North America, it’s richness can be found in the people, their culture and history. At Panterra, with 35 years of expertise in Mexican tourism, we have specially designed, or partnered, with established businesses to bring you thoughtful and meaningful experiences as an add-on to our expeditions.

We have designed the add-ons for guests who are travelling internationally wishing to extend their stay before or after our expeditions to experience more of this amazing country.

Only available to Panterra guests as pre/post trip add-ons and past Panterra participants.

Day Trip Add-ons

RECOMMENDED ADD-ONS

Snorkel with Whale Sharks

Information:   The Bay of La Paz is one of the most important feeding areas in the world for juvenile whale sharks. As the largest fish in the world they can be found feeding on the surface allowing the snorkelers to approach and swim alongside. They are docile, harmless and beautiful, allowing for an amazing up close and personal experience. Our professional guide will instruct and be in the water alongside you to ensure you have a safe and memorable experience. Good swimming skills are required. 

Cost:  $80  per person / $70 per person for 5 – 10 guests
Duration:   2.5 hrs
Season:    October 15, 2019 – April 30, 2020

RECOMMENDED ADD-ONS

Espiritu Santos Island Tour

Information: Snorkel, visit a sea lion colony and explore the treasures of this magical island.
The island of Espiritu Santos is said to be the most beautiful island in all of the Sea of Cortez. Its crystal blue waters allows for some amazing snorkeling with an abundance of marine life. Our professional guide will instruct and be in the water alongside you to ensure you have a safe and memorable experience. Good swimming skills are required. 

Cost:  $110  per person / $95 per person for 5 – 10 guests
Duration:  6 hrs
Season:    October 15, 2019 – April 30 – weather permitting

RECOMMENDED ADD-ONS

Gray Whales of Magdalena Bay

Information: Magdalena Bay is world renowned for gray whale interaction with humans and is one of three nurseries and breeding grounds in the world of the Pacific gray whales. During the months of Dec – Mar. the gray whales make a 5000 mile migration south to the protected nursery lagoons of the Baja. In the lagoons, females give birth and prepare their calves for the long journey north to their summer feeding grounds in the Arctic. Males and non-pregnant females also gather to mate. Glimpse into the mysterious world of these amazing cetaceans.

Cost:  $220  per person / $190 per person for 5 – 10 guests
Duration: approx. 10 hrs
Season:    Feb. 1 – Mar. 15 – weather permitting

RECOMMENDED ADD-ONS

West Cape Adventure (Arts and Culture)

Information:   Our destination is Todos Santos. This older, quaint, traditional Mexican town is known for its shopping. A plethora of boutiques, souvenir shops and art galleries offering leather, cotton, ceramics, glassware, hand crafted goods and silver jewellery. The joy of shopping in Todos Santos is in wandering the streets shop after shop with so much to offer the buyer. You may even choose to have lunch at the famous Hotel California of the Eagles band fame.

Cost:  $120 minimum 4 guests / $100 5 – 7 guests 
Duration:   5 hrs
Season:   year round

RECOMMENDED ADD-ONS

East Cape Adventure (Wildlife and History)

Information:   Our destinations are San Antonio and El Triunfo. San Antonio offers easy hiking on the newly developed trails through the ranchlands. Bird watching and visit to a local ranch allows you to learn about the history of the area and to explore an abundance of desert life. After San Antonio visit El Triunfo for the mining museum and enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants.

Cost:  $120 minimum 4 guests / $100 5 – 7 guests 
Duration:   5 hrs
Season:   year round

Multi-Day Add-ons

RECOMMENDED ADD-ONS

Copper Canyon by Train 

Information:  Travelers visit Copper Canyon for Mexico’s only passenger train that took 100 years to build and traverses 87 tunnels and 37 bridges. Then there are the mysterious barefoot running Raramuri of “Born to Run” fame. There is the gracious Chihuahua hospitality and hearty food. Then top it off with the simple, quiet majesty of the place…bigger than the Grand Canyon. Lots of options for hiking, exploring local communities, and just relaxing with a drink from your room with a view. Ah Chihuahua!

Season:   year round
Contact:   Dave Hensleigh
Website page: Authentic Mexico Travel – Copper Canyon

RECOMMENDED ADD-ONS

Monarch Butterflies 

Information:  Experience millions of monarch butterflies at their winter haunt 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 rms 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.

Season:   year round
Contact:   Dave Hensleigh
Website page: Authentic Mexico Travel – Monarch Butterflies

Guadalupe Wine Valley

Guadalupe Valley Wine Tasting Tour 

Information:  Designed for wine and food lovers, this tasting trip features Guadalupe Valley– said to be the up and coming Napa Valley. This laid back area is still new, easy to get to, and a fascinating wine, culinary, and local culture experience. Your local guide will introduce you to a variety of wineries and memorable food spots. Lodging is at one of the lovely costal lodges in Ensenada–close to Guadalupe Valley and home of a thriving food and craft beer scene. Delightful!

Season:   year round
Contact:   Dave Hensleigh
Website page: Authentic Mexico Travel – Guadalupe Valley