The Baja’s Tip Expedition explores the very southern tip of the Baja California península, on a very active form; discover its marine parks, magical towns and beautiful cities.
This trip includes also cultural interaction by taking travelers off the beaten path, into places visited by few outsiders. The trip focuses on interaction with the wildlife of the region in the heart of the Sea of Cortez- What Jacque Costeau named “the world’s aquarium”. Blue whale watching, gray whale watching, swimming with sea lions, snorkeling with tropical fish and dolphins, whale shark spotting, humpacback whales and migratory bird sightings make up much of the activities. These activities are complemented by a close interaction with the people and traditional culture of the region.
|TOUR HIGHLIGHTS||Explore the best Marine Parks in the World|
Exploring Baja California Sur on an expedition is an unrivaled experience, and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with its whales and wildness. Our itinerary is crafted to:
• Cabo Pulmo National Park
• Espiritu Santo National Marine Park
• Todos Santos Magical Town
• Snorkel with sea lions and swimm with the whale shark
• Humpback Whales in Cabo San Lucas
|Location||Cabo Pulmo, Cabo San Lucas, Espiritu Santo|
|Destination||Cabo Pulmo, La Paz, Los Cabos, Todos Santos|
Arrive to San Jose del Cabo and Transfer to your Hotel.
Arrival at Los Cabos International Airport. After your baggage claim, please be sure to exit the terminal to your right. Your Expedition Leader will meet and greet you, and then transfer you to your resort of your choice. We will hold a sign with your name on it.
Cabo Pulmo National Park – Kayak and Snorkel Expedition.
Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park is one of only three coastal reefs in North America and the only coral reef in the Sea of Cortes. Its abundance of sea life allows the park to be a member of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The one hour and a half drive is well worth it when you arrive and can experience one of the healthiest coral reefs in the world. Kayak across the tranquil and secluded bays of the East Cape to one of the most stunning and remote coves in the park to snorkel at the protected coral reef. Emerge yourself in the underwater world vibrant with marine life. Explore the pristine coast of the marine sanctuary in the ocean that Jacques Cousteau proclaimed to be “the aquarium of the world”.
Humpback Whale encounter in Cabo San Lucas, Todos Santos walking tour & La Paz
The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a Baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12-16 meters (40-50 ft.) and weigh approximately 36,000 kilograms (79,000 lb). The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with unusually long pectoral fins and a knobby head. It is
an acrobatic animal, often breaching and slapping the water.
Males produce a complex whale song, which lasts for 10 to 20 minutes and is repeated for hours at a time. The purpose of the song is not yet clear, although it appears to have a role in mating.
Like other large whales, the humpback was and is a target for the whaling industry. Due to over-hunting, its population fell by an estimated 90% before a whaling moratorium was introduced in 1966. Once hunted to the brink of extinction, humpbacks are now sought out by whale-watchers In 2006 Todos Santos was named by the Mexican Secretary of Tourism as one of Mexico’s Magical Towns; it was chosen among other 311 towns. It is considered to be a House of Culture, overflowing with inspirational and artistic visionaries, and brimming with some of the best local artists, musicians, and writers from around the world, it certainly is best defined as…an oasis. Today “Todosanteños” continue the tradition of cultivating their gardens, produce sweets and bread, as in the days of “mills”.
La Paz is the capital of Baja California Sur and the second largest city south of Tijuana on the Baja California Peninsula. Despite its size (population 265,000) and position as the region’s commercial, cultural and political center, La Paz is a tranquil city full of traditional Mexican charm. It has preserved a sort of nostalgic
“old Baja” atmosphere that makes you think little has changed here for decades. La Paz is arguably the most picturesque of Mexico’s 31 state capitals and one of the most beautiful cities in the country. La Paz, for a big city, is an example of everything that is attractive about the Baja California Peninsula: clean desert air, world-class fishing, uncrowded beaches, friendly locals, and the beautiful warm waters of the Gulf of California.
Espiritu Santo National Marine Park
Few marine areas in the world can compare with the biological importance and richness found in the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California). Isla Espiritu Santo (Holy Spirit) rank among the highest in the region in biological and ecological value.
About 30 minutes navigating north of the Espiritu Santo island exist enormous rocks called Los Islotes, where the world’s second largest sea lions colony is situated; This place is an important reproductive colony having between 300 & 350 sea lions, which can be observed all year around, being more abundant on Winter when adult and juveniles arrives, and in summer when pregnant females arrive to give birth its pups. It’s also an important nesting site for birds.
Return to San Jose Del Cabo. El Triunfo, San Bartolo and East Cape
En-route to San José del Cabo, you will visit El Triunfo (the Triumph), a town that once was the largest city in Baja. Silver, discovered in 1862, drew people from all over the world and the population soared to 10,000; now it is home to only a few hundred. The smokestack which towers above the landscape was part of the Progresso Mining Company. Wealth created from mining made the town a cultural center; what remains of that today is the piano museum, home to beautiful grand pianos, some of which are still undergoing restoration. Also San Bartolo will be on our way back, which is a beautiful Oasis in the middle of the desert of Baja California and Los Barriles and Buena Vista a recently tourist attraction beachfront town because its great fishing.
Day at Leisure at San Jose del Cabo.
The town of San Jose del Cabo is conspicuous by its ability to resist change, despite being just 15 miles from its sister city Cabo San Lucas, is an opposite polar of the beautiful Tourist Destination of Los Cabos. Bands of fishers and gatherers tribes found here the source of their livelihood, fresh water. The early Spanish navigators decided to call: Safe Water. The manila galleon use this spring for centuries to supply its water, likewise the Jesuit missionaries were able to establish the Mission of San Jose in front of this place that allowed them survive the desert of Baja California.
A visit to the historic center to relive the heyday farmer who once enjoyed The California ranchers, historic buildings built during the nineteenth century are examples of this: the Municipal Palace, the main square, the church, among others.
The newly renovated art district gives us the opportunity to enjoy 18 art galleries that are part of the effort of both local and foreign artists to keep this shelter as something authentic and original. Paintings, Crafts, Sculptures of famous and renowned artists fill the show rooms. San Jose del Cabo has some of the best restaurants of the peninsula, which through the culinary arts, are a delight the most demanding palate.
Departure from San Jose del Cabo
Baja California Sur captivates with its many natural beauties , is a perfectcontrast combination between desert and sea; We invite you to Explore this wonderful land and learning as adaptation processes have been central to the natural and human settlement; adaptation that retain this place as unique on our world…..