Leave the U.S.A. and fly to Loreto, B.C.S., Mexico. Transfer to the hotel in Loreto, afternoon orientation with your guide (time to be announced in your final letter) and distribution of rental gear, evening on your own to explore this tranquil seaside town, overnight hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer by van to Puerto Escondido (1/2 hour) and then and approximate two hour boat ride to our first camp at Ballenita Cove. Get settled with your gear, lunch and afternoon kayak orientation and paddle around the bay for an hour or two. B/L/D
Kayaking excursions from approximately 8-16 miles per day are combined with skiff rides as we move south along the Baja Peninsula Coastline then camp on San Jose and Espiritu Santo Islands by the end of the week. Camps are on isolated beaches along the way at locations such as Ballenita Cove, Puerto Gato, Islas San Jose and Espiritu Santo (where we snorkel with friendly sea lions). Taking a break from paddling and depending on the season we’ll hike up canyons, go snorkeling to explore the fascinating underwater world of the Sea of Cortez or jump in a skiff for an occasional morning of fishing. Of course, there’s always the option of relaxing at camp with a good book. Breaks at Tembabichi, Los Burros, Punta Alta or El Pardito give us a chance to visit the friendly Mexican families living on the coast and interpret the rich history of the area from stories passed on from their ancestors who have pearled, farmed, ranched and fished this coast since the 1800s. B/L/D
Depart our last camp on Espiritu Santo Island and transfer by boat to La Paz (approximately 1-2 1/2 hours) after lunch. Check into our hotel, the Posada LunaSol, with the afternoon free to shower and take a walk into downtown La Paz before meeting for our farewell dinner at a restaurant that evening. B/L/D
Depart La Paz.