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Sea Kayaking and Mountain Biking Combo - B&B and Beach Camp

8 day Package - $995

2 nights Loreto hotel, 3 nights beach camp, 2 nights B&B mountain village

Day 1 - Paddling South rep will greet you at the airport and help with the transfers to our Loreto hotel. We'll have an orientation meeting and welcome drink upon arrival, hand out local route maps, and discuss plans for the upcoming week. Dinner is on your own and we’ll give recommendations to our favorite restaurants and any special cultural activities that might be happening in town.

Days 2 -4 - Focus on Kayaking, Snorkeling and Desert Habitat. - Guides and a taxi van will meet the group and drive 25 miles south to our beach base. Enjoy hiking, kayaking and natural history on land and sea. Experienced guides will teach the basics of sea kayaking and lead excursions out to small bird nesting islands and favorite snorkeling bays dotted with rocky volcanic islands. Flora and fauna, especially land and sea birds, abound in this rich desert ecosystem. Tent camping, all meals included.

Day 5 - A sunrise paddle starts the day, then a hearty breakfast on the beach. Mid day we’ll transfer to the Sierra Giganta mountains. Focus on Mountain Biking, Hiking, Cultural History and Rural Village Life. By van or mountain bike we’ll travel the rugged dirt roads to an oasis village and our accommodations for the next 2 nights. Along the way we’ll stop at an indigenous art site by palm lined pools, and visit small ranches with colorful gardens.

In the village, picturesque adobe and thatch rooms a quiet front porch and a quaint outside dining area is our base for the next 2 days. Here we get to live in the local culture and learn about Baja California’s colonial beginnings and it’s historic ranch life. Mission San Javier is the best preserved of the original El Camino Real missions built in the early 1700s. The majestic stone church dominates the small town’s cobbled main street and our cool verandah frames it beautifully.

Day 6 - Wake up to the sounds of a mountain village morning. We’ll breakfast in the garden and then the activities begin. Guides and support vehicle are ready to lead you on mountain bikes down canyon and out to a favorite ranch site and swimming hole. Go at your own pace and the group meets up at designated stops and for lunch at a friend’s ranch.

For those who prefer a hike or horse ride** we arrange a trip up to the canyon ridge top where indigenous rock art engravings are found strewn across the top of the mesa.

In the evening, after a traditional ranch-style meal, we’ll share a campfire with some of the villagers in an old olive grove and listen to lore and stories of the mountains.

Day 7 - After breakfast we’ll head back to Loreto. For folks not riding mountain bikes today there is an optional canyon hike following a colorful desert watercourse. We’ll plan a lunch stop in beautiful Las Parras canyon and arrive in Loreto mid afternoon with time for shopping and exploring the town. In the evening we’ll meet for a hosted farewell dinner at a great local restaurant.

Day 8 - Morning on your own. Your guides will pre-arrange a departure taxi to the airport for you. Buen Viaje, and we hope to see you again in Baja!

* because of weather or other changes, some itineraries may have us head to the mountains first and the beach for the latter half of the week.

** Mule or horse ride is $45 additional.

Cost is $895 per person for a 7day package (single supplement $100). Single B&B rooms are limited.

 


Mission San Javier

Notes:

*Guests must be aware that, as in any outdoor activity, weather can often alter our paddling plans. In winter months the strong north winds can sometimes blow for a few days. If we need to change the route or any part of the itinerary it will be with the guests' safety and pleasure in mind.  Some itineraries may have us head to the mountains first and the beach for the latter half of the week. ** Mule or horse ride is $45 additional.

* For folks who would like to accompany an athletic friend or want a fun Baja adventure but are happy with a less active vacation, a Combo trip is a great way to join in. You can choose your own speed and activity level by opting to try out your skills or to join the support vehicle when desired. There are wonderful areas to explore on foot around our camps, and historic mission sites and ranch gardens to visit. As at the beach camp, horses and mules are available for trail rides at an additional cost. (This way an equestrian guest can join the same trip as an avid mountain biking friend !)

* Our beach base camp location offers tent sites, porta-potti bathroom facilities, sun showers, and a meeting / dining area on the beach. Other folks may be camping in the area nearby.

* The minimum age limit is 8 years old for our Combo trips. Activities available for young guests include mule and burro rides at the ranch, ranch animals to pet and care for, short day hike options. At the beach: Kid + H2O & sand = Fun, (if wind or swell conditions arise, younger trip members may be limited on the kayak outings). An adult family member or friend must accompany kids aged 8-12 during trip activities.

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