Cost: $359 + 84 USD Food Fund (70% meals included) - 5 Days
This trek has it all because you can never have too much of a good thing. Wide isolated beaches, small friendly towns, green mountains, oh my.
Grab the surf boards if you have them because we're going to some of the coolest surf spots in Baja especially the famous surf spot on the
Pacific Coast of Baja. We'll meet bright and early in the morning and start south through central farms and the wine country to Ensenada. Here we'll join the coast of the Pacific Ocean and then stop to load up on supplies, get to know some of the famous Margaritas and kick around the tourist section of Ensenada with a couple of tacos.
Sit in the park and watch the cruise ships come and go or join the party at the legendary Cantinas, Papas and Beer or the oldest cantina in Baja - Hussong's.
The early evening drive down the Pacific Coast finds us on a cool Pacific beach in time for dinner by starlight.
Are you up for some adventure? Try your hand at surfing, grab a sea kayak and paddle out or just laze and daze on the beach with new friends. Be sure to ease into the sights and sounds of the coast and experience the cool wildlife and wild life that is in the area. At night sit by the fire and relax to the hypnotic sound of swells hitting the beach all around you.
Sleep in and then saddle up! It's off to Parque Nacional Sierra de San Pedro Martir. The National Park is home to the peninsula's highest peak of 10,154 ft and a world class observatory. At a park average of just over 6,000 ft the air is so clear that a telescope isn't needed to see the thousands of stars that decorate the night sky.
Day four is made for nature. Hike through the towering pine forest, swim in the waterfalls or if you're lucky, play in the last recedeing snow from the previous winter.
Of course, a tour of the observatory and its workings are a must see. The natural park is amazing. It is also home ot the rare California condor.
These amazing creatures have the largest wingspan of any bird in North America. At 172 known to live in the wild they are some of the world's rarest birds and are classified as critically endangered. Fortunately, they can be seen frequently at the park. By night it's another hardy Baja Trek dinner with stories and music around the camp fire.
We'll greet the day with a Baja breakfast and start our journey down the mountains to the coast. We'll wave goodbye to the park and point north along the coast to Ensenada for lunch. By night it's back with hugs all around. Buenos Caminos, amigos.
"May all your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you." ~ Edward Abbey