Trip Overview


Take a cultural day trip to a ranch in the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve. Your driver and guide will take you on the scenic 1.5-hour drive south from La Paz and into the mountains. Your hosts, a local family, will be waiting for you. Help milk the cows and then learn how to make artisan cheese. You can also test your skill in making handmade tortillas on the wood-fired comal. Enjoy a scenic nature hike and learn about the local flora and fauna. During lunch, you will have the opportunity to learn about the ranchera culture and some of the centuries-old traditions that are kept alive in the communities of the sierra. You will also learn about some of the conservation and restoration efforts run by local families.

Trips length:

6-8 hours depending on weather and other factors.


Price from:

US $935 private trip (up to 3 travelers)
US $55 additional traveler

*6% Booking Fee will be applied on check out by Fare Harbor


Trip Type: Private – max 10 travelers
Departs from: hotel lobby  in La Paz. * We offer departures from Todos Santos, Los Cabos & others. Inquire for details.



Dates:

Available year round

Trip Details


* When booking online, a 6% fee will be charged at check out by Fare Harbor
Trip length: 6-8 hours depending on the weather and other factors.
Available: Year round
Departure: Times vary (recommended early morning) from Marina Costa Baja in Puerta Cortes. * We offer departures from Todos Santos and Los Cabos. Inquire for details.
Physical level: Light to medium
Minimum age: 5

Included: Bilingual naturalist guide, food and drinks, taxes, insurance, park entrance fee, private ground transportation.

Not included: Gratuities.

Optional Add-Ons

Private photographer

Rent a GoPro underwater camera

Important Travel Information


  • All trips staffed by bilingual naturalist guides with WFR certification.
  • Upon receipt of payment, RED will request specific passenger information and will provide departure specific information.

Notes on itinerary: We will make all efforts to adhere to the itinerary described above, but we may modify the itinerary due to wind, weather, and other factors. The safety and enjoyment of our travelers are our top priorities. Please see our terms and conditions for more information. We do not guarantee wildlife sightings, interaction or behavior. All travelers must comply with communicated protocols and regulations regarding activities within natural protected areas and interactions with wildlife.
Notes on Trip Insurance: All of our experiences are covered by an Emergency Medical Expenses insurance. In order to obtain coverage, each passenger MUST SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER BEFORE DEPARTURE.

Climate and weather

La Paz is situated on the Gulf of California on the southern part of the Baja California peninsula. It is separated from the Pacific by a desert environment with low mountains in between. We get large temperature swings, typically in the late fall and spring, up to 40 degrees fahrenheit (40 degrees celsius). This can be true even during winter. Outside of summer, we recommend packing for HOT and COLD weather. Most importantly, be prepared for a sun that’s stronger than you may be used to due to our latitude. Remember, a sunburn takes just a couple hours to develop, but it can ruin the rest of your trip. Stay shaded and stay hydrated.

Luggage

For day trips, you’ll want to bring a small bag or backpack for your water bottle and personal items. Our boats have a dry storage space.

Clothing

Essential items include:

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Long sleeve shirt for sun protection
  • Long pants and shorts
  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking and old tennis shoes or water friendly sandals
  • A windbreaker or other warm layer as it gets chilly when the wind picks up and the sun goes down

Gear and miscellaneous items

  • Water bottle
  • Any personal medication you need
  • Waterproof sunblock
  • …And did we mention water bottle?

RED partnerswith local residents in the Biosphere Reserve and the National Protected Areas Commission to implement a comprehensive program to restore habitat in the reserve. The Sierra is the primary water source for La Paz and Los Cabos municipalities. The project focuses on 1) fencing to keep out grazing animals; 2) soil restoration to prevent runoff and promote filtration; and 3) tree planting to hold soil down and provide habitat for birds and bats. Learn more about this project here, and here, or view a short video here. Your trip with RED Travel generates a positive local impact by creating a sustainable economic alternative and helping to finance local conservation and restoration work.

Trip Impact

trips length:

6-8 hours depending on weather and other factors.


Price from:

US $935 private trip (up to 3 travelers)
US $55 additional traveler

*6% Booking Fee will be applied on check out by Fare Harbor


Trip Type: Private – max 10 travelers
Departs from: hotel lobby  in La Paz. * We offer departures from Todos Santos, Los Cabos & others. Inquire for details.



Dates:

Available year round

Terms, Payment & Aditional info.

Trip Specific Information

General Trip Information

trips length:

6-8 hours depending on weather and other factors.


Price from:

US $935 private trip (up to 3 travelers)
US $55 additional traveler

*6% Booking Fee will be applied on check out by Fare Harbor


Trip Type: Private – max 10 travelers
Departs from: hotel lobby  in La Paz. * We offer departures from Todos Santos, Los Cabos & others. Inquire for details.



Dates:

Available year round

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