Easy Baja Explorations
January 5, 2006
Filed under Camping News
Baja Expeditions offers seven-day trips to Espiritu Santo Island. Group size is limited to 16. No previous kayaking experience is necessary. Tours are available from mid-October through early January, and mid-March through early May. The weather is unpredictable; be prepared for some wind, cool mornings and warm, perhaps hot days. Layer clothing for the best results.
Baja Expeditions, Mexico’s largest and oldest outfitter of adventure travel, has been offering tours in Baja for more than 31 years. These “Ecotours” are trips designed and shaped by the natural environment. Itineraries are flexible and spontaneous, and the guides are so good-natured you’re bound to feel like family before the trip is over.
Accommodations include cabin-style tents with cots, sleeping bags, liners, pillows and chairs in each tent. Snorkeling gear and kayaks are providedBathing in the ocean with biodegradable sea soap is the norm, but a freshwater solar “sun shower” is available for a freshwater rinse. Answering nature’s call with the sun and stars shining overhead will also be a new experience for some, as the privy consists of portable toilets hidden behind a maze of red, volcanic rock. Go with it!
The kitchen is set up near camp with wonderful meals provided three times a day. Special dietary needs are not a problem, just be sure that the staff is aware of them when you make your reservations.
Other Baja Expeditions guided camping trips include: Kayaking/camping the coast between Loreto and La Paz; California gray whale watch/camping in the famous calving grounds of San Ignacio Lagoon; and whale watch/camping in Magdalena Bay, another major calving spot.
For more information, contact:
2625 Garnet Ave.
San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: 858-581-3311 or 800-843-6967
Here are a couple of camping guidebooks that can be great pre-trip planning material for any adventures on the Baja California peninsula:
Additional Baja Travel Adventure Information Sources
Automobile Club of California
Baja California Map
Baja California Guidebook
Baja California Almanac
Border Insurance Services
Discover Baja Travel Club
Guadalupe Canyon Hot Springs
Mexican Auto Services, Inc.
Baja Emergency Guide
Mexican Tourist Board
For information on campgrounds in Baja see: