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BAJA CALIFORNIA WHALE WATCHING

Would you like to see a 23 foot long baby weighing about two and a half tons? Or a denizen of the deep weighing in at 200 tons and stretching to 110 feet?
MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA

ABOUT THE ITINERARY

The Sea of Cortez, on the coast of Mexico, is the place. It’s an area rich in sea food (for humans as well as whales) so it attracts huge numbers of humpback, grey, blue and fin whales, plus playful dolphins and sea lions. Not to mention whale watchers from across the world.

Away from the whales, Baja California also offers picturesque colonial towns, fine beaches and fascinating insights into the Mayan and Aztec cultures.

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Bear in mind, these are just a starting point as all holidays are customised to the specific requirements of our guests. Whether you prefer a different style of accommodation, a greater focus on a particular interest or to go to a different destination all together, every itinerary is created individually around your preferences.

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DAY 1

MEXICO CITY

Your introduction to Mexico City has a wonderful starting point; your hotel is situated in the historic Zocalo square – just opposite from the Presidential Palace. So you’ll be able to explore this rambling, rumbustious city to your heart’s content. You’ll be surrounded by exuberant Latin American Baroque-style architecture, whilst a half day tour of the Museum of Anthropology will take you back to the Mayan civilisations that pre-date the Spanish Conquest.

Next day your guide will take you to the ancient city of Teotihuacan, to discover the rituals, beliefs and day-to-day life of the Aztecs. Then you’ll visit the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe to experience an entirely different take on civilisation.

Stay: Two nights in a deluxe double room at the Gran Hotel – bed & breakfast

DAY 3-6

LOS CABOS

Now it’s time to take an internal flight to San Jose del Cabo, where you’ll be met and taken to your luxury, urban-style hotel. Here you can laze on the beach, relax around the pool or simply enjoy being pampered in the spa. Enjoy drinks at the rooftop bar and delicious dining at the Japanese fusion and sushi restaurant.

Stay: Four nights in an ocean view room at El Ganzo – bed & breakfast

DAY 7-8

LORETO

Today you’ll fly off to Loreto, one of the oldest settlements in Baja California, in a light aircraft. Your hotel is situated in the heart of the city, beside one of Baja California’s most picturesque squares. But the highlight of your journey to Loreto is undoubtedly your grey whale watching tour in Magdalena Bay, followed by a journey through Las Dunas to see the variety of bird species that inhabit the area.

The next day you’ll embark on an excursion to see the whales of the Sea of Cortez. This resource-rich stretch of ocean attracts many marine giants, including blue whales – some of them up to 110 feet long and weighing 200 tons – fin and humpback whales, dolphins and sea lions.

Stay: Two nights in a double room at Posada de las Flores, Loreto – bed & breakfast

DAY 9-11

LA PAZ

Leaving the whales behind, you’ll set off on a fascinating, four hour journey to La Paz and your luxury resort. You’ll have plenty of time to lounge on the beach, or explore the pretty seafront and charming centre of La Paz itself – just a few minutes’ drive away.

The following day enjoy a full-day guided excursion to Espiritu Santo Island where you will have the opportunity to swim, snorkel and interact with playful sea lions. This is followed by lunch on a pristine beach, during which your guide will reveal the island’s intriguing natural history. ¬The next day board a research vessel in search of whale sharks along the coastline of La Paz, learning about the various science and research projects as you go.

Stay: Three nights in a double room at Posada de las Flores, La Paz – bed & breakfast

DAY 12-13

FLY HOME

A domestic flight takes you to Mexico City to meet your overnight flight home.

THE PRICE BREAKDOWN
13 days from £5,840 per person

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Domestic flights
  • Private transfers
  • Bed & breakfast at the Gran Hotel, El Ganzo, Posada de las Flores (Loreto) and Posada de las Flores (La Paz)
  • Based on two people travellin
    13 days from
    £5,840 per person

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • International flights
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