Wildlife of Baja California

Mexico City, La Paz, Loreto, Todos Santos & Los Cabos

From $10000 per person in low season
From $10600 per person in high season

based on 12 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

Based on 2 people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • Observe all of Baja's great 'whales' including blue whales, grey whales, humpback whales and whale sharks

  • Includes a seven-night whale expedition with private bilingual naturalist National Geographic qualified guide

  • Explore the Espiritu Santo Islands and snorkel with playful sea lions

  • Combine charming local "posadas" with luxury hotels in Mexico City and Los Cabos

  • Completely relax with some beach time at the end or make the most of the amazing adventures on your doorstep in Los Cabos

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Mexico City rarely gets too hot therefore can be enjoyed at any time of year. The hotter months of May and June, and the rainy season (June-September), when the capital experiences a downpour most afternoons may want to be avoided.

In order to see the Blue Whale, Gray Whale, Whale Shark and Humpback Whale in this one incredible whale watching itinerary the ideal time for travel is January to March. In order to experience the playful Gray Whale calves who will come right up to your boat in the Bay of Magdalena the best months to visit are January and February.

Humpbacks whales have a longer season of November to April, as do Whale Sharks who can be spotted between August to March. It is possible for the expedition to be made taking in the cultural sites such as crumbling Spanish missions and rock art in Loreto instead of the Blue and Gray Whales if restricted to November and December travel.

Baja California is a rare destination that offers a great getaway year long. Peak time for travel is when weather is temperate in the low 20ºc range and whale watching opportunities are at their best (late-November to April). This also includes the festive vacation and New Year period. Cool temperatures are ideal for desert adventures and hiking and boating for wildlife viewing and island exploration. Summer (April to September) can be hot and humid but the beaches are less crowded. Summer waters are ideal for snorkeling and diving. Hurricanes are much less common than in the Caribbean, but it is something to be aware of for September and October travel which is considered low season. Baja is blessed with two marine life rich oceans; the Sea of Cortez to the east has a warmer sea temperature than the more exposed than the Pacific Ocean to the west. In the summer, the breeze coming from the Pacific is a blessing.

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Swimming with whale sharks is a real once-in-a-lifetime type experience - Be sure to wear your fins as these gentle giants are deceptively fast!

The itinerary can be adapted to fly from La Paz to Loreto if a 4-hour drive is not for you!

Add on surfing in Todos Santos or in Los Cabos to make the most of the dramatic Pacific waves.

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. To start planning your vacation


Reward yourself with up-close wildlife encounters in the Sea of Cortez, interacting with sea lion colonies and a variety of whale species which migrate to these waters before unwinding in Los Cabos, a glittering playground for Hollywood's elite and an adventurer's paradise.

  1. Fly to Mexico City

  2. Days 1-4: Mexico City

    Begin your journey in Mexico City, the dynamic and fascinating capital of Mexico and spend the next few days enjoying the sights, smells and tastes of the city's magnificent markets, delving deep into the history of the main square and sampling gourmet chocolates. A private guide will take you to explore the city’s historic center, with an additional tour to the southern neighborhoods. Here you can pay a visit to the iconic blue house of artist Frida Kahlo for an introduction to some of Mexico's most important figureheads and delve into the dramas of their tumultuous relationships.

    Accommodation: Las Alcobas (3 nights)

  3. Days 4-11: Baja California

    Fly to La Paz on the Baja California peninsula, where you will find magical oasis towns, abundant wildlife and azure waters, home to hundreds of playful sea lions, a variety of whale species and some of the country's most luxurious resorts. Upon arrival you will be met by your naturalist guide, ready for the scenic drive to Loreto and the beginning of your week-long adventure, uncovering the history of the crumbling Spanish missions, marvelling at breathtaking desert scenery and the most startlingly-blue waters and encountering the region's impressive array of wildlife. Your National Geographic qualified guide will bring everything to life; the geology, the flora and the history, as well as demonstrating his passion for the whales and other creatures which call the peninsula home. Spend your time snorkeling with sea lions and whale sharks, observing blue whales and encountering grey whales. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, blue footed boobies, manta rays and sea turtles too!

    Accommodation: Whales of Baja - 7-night Land & Sea Expedition (7 nights)

  4. Days 11-13: Los Cabos, Mexico

    The whale expedition will end in Los Cabos where you will substitute charming Mexican-style posadas for one of the region’s many luxurious hotels. Let the relentless Pacific waves lull you to sleep as you lounge by one of the pools or alternatively embark on the many desert adventures on offer here. Zoom along zip lines, speed across dunes on ATVs and even try a camel safari. The night sky in Baja California is exceptionally clear and it is well worth organising a stargazing excursion to make the most of this beautifully romantic setting. Having experienced the absolute best that Baja has to offer it's time to fly home.

    Accommodation: Hotel El Ganzo (2 nights)

  5. Fly Home


Mexico City, La Paz, Loreto, Todos Santos & Los Cabos

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