Here at Baja Trek, we try to reduce the cost
of adventure by cutting out some of the frills associated with larger, more
commercial travel companies. For this reason, we think it's a good idea for everyone to read through this page before deciding to come on a Trek to make sure that nobody oversteps their comfort zone and everyone has a great time..
Treks certainly are not for
everyone! We like it like that. The Treks are designed for you to experience adventure on the road-less-traveled, explore a new culture and wilderness areas, which often lack amenities and present unique challenges with new friends from around the world.
Many of our happiest Trekkers share some of the following characteristics or interests:
- "Go with
the Flow" Attitude - Our Treks are purposely designed to allow independent and group travel experiences without the services of a traditional tour guide. You will have Trek facilitators, but the Trek will not be strictly structured, which enables you to have more of a say in your experience and adventure. We can go with the flow, where the journey takes us and together make each Trek unique.
- Respect for Father
Time - When you cross at the Baja California border, you may lose a degree of punctuality, but you gain a world of unexpected moments. Working within our context, we can't guarantee that we'll end up in a certain spot at a given
second, or predict meal time with much accuracy. But, if you can
get into the mañana mode with us and enjoy the adventure of the unexpected,
we promise that you won't go hungry. After all, isn't this why we really travel?
- Love of Humankind - Treks are not about a specific age but about a state of mind. Travelling abroad requires us to be culturally conscious, with a healthy respect for fellow passengers and locals alike. A respect for personal traits and habits adds to the adventure.
- Community Mind Set
- Trek costs are low because people help each other out. Although you will have Trek facilitators on board, many hands make extra-light work. From cooking to recycling and cleaning, and even helping your neighbor set up her tent. The Treks are designed for group participation to maximize savings and time, and to help build community. Trekkers should expect to pitch in and help with all camp activites.
- Preparedness - You wouldn't go berry-picking in bear-country without your bear bell, would you? A good Trekker knows their personal needs and comes prepared and equipped with the tools they'll need to fulfill those needs. Among other things, you should bring basic outdoor gear, including a tent, sleeping bag, and pad, and know how to use them. This will enhance your Baja California experience and help keep you a happy camper. Please see the section on what to bring.
- Down to Earth - Treks are designed as camping adventures for those who prefer to experience the thrill of the road-less-traveled and natural surroundings. As such, we often go to some areas that lack modern amenities. You should be mentally prepared to use the bathroom in the bushes if need be.
- Love of Mother
Earth - Most Trekkers bring along an instinctive appreciation for
nature and its natural beauty. We aspire to treat our surroundings with respect and wonder and to leave no trace when we depart. Mother Nature is erradic at times and this is why we Love it in Baja California. As such, we cannot be responsible for the weather.
- Livin' la Vida Local -
We encourage Trekkers to support family-owned businesses and locally-run cooperatives during Treks. This helps to support the local economy and puts money in the hands of those who need it most. Please join us in supporting Baja from the ground up.
- Hold my Hand - If you have read this far you probably get it. If not here it is in a nutshell, this is not a luxury tour. No mints on the pillow here. The Treks are designed and facilitated to be an adventure, an experience. Like many things in life, it's as good as you make it.
from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't
do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.
- Mark Twain