Note: B/L/D indicate Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 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.
Day 1 – La Paz to Magdalena Bay
Depart from La Paz early in the morning en route to Magdalena Bay (3.5 hours with stop at a rancho for coffee and bathroom), Enjoy lunch before heading out to see the gray whales that come here to mate and calve before returning to Bering Sea. Afterwards, you’ll arrive at RED’s Gray Whale Camp nestled into the natural surroundings, and after happy hour, learn about the important sea turtle restoration project which will be the focus of tomorrow’s activities. Get a good night’s rest, tomorrow we search for turtles. L/D
Day 2 – Sea Turtle Monitoring and mangrove exploration
Wake up early and grab a cup of coffee and watch the fisher-conservationists prepare the nets used in the sea turtle monitoring, or stay in bed and catch a few extra z’s. During breakfast we will learn about the monitoring protocol and how we can participate in the data collection. Every two hours you will have the chance to accompany the monitoring team in pangas to check the nets for turtles. Captured sea turtles will be transported to camp where we will help take measurements and other important data before releasing them back into the wild. During the day you’ll have the chance to get out and explore the mangroves and dunes that make Magdalena Bay so unique. Monitoring continues into the night. B/L/D
Day 3 – Gray whale observation
Today we set out after breakfast to search for the friendly gray whales that make the incredible migration from the Bering Sea, all the way down to Magdalena Bay where every year the whales come to breed and calve. Get ready for an incredible interaction with another species. When not out observing gray whales, pop into the kitchen to learn about regional cuisine, or relax and get lost in a book. After dinner, relax and enjoy the stars in a night sky that never disappoints. B/L/D
Day 4 – Gray Whales to La Paz
In the morning wake up to take in the spectacular sunrise one more time. After breakfast we will bid farewell to our hosts and head out in the search for whales. Make sure your camera is handy to capture images of these magnificent giants. After a picnic lunch on a secluded barrier island, we start back for La Paz where the journey concludes. B/L
● Trip begins and ends with pick up/drop off in your hotel lobby
● All trips staffed by bilingual naturalist guide with Wilderness First Responder certification.
● Transportation on this trip includes private vans and outboard watercraft.
● Sit on top kayaks are available for use in camp under guide’s supervision
● Upon receipt of payment, RED will request specific passenger information and will provide departure specific information and packing list.
● Private itineraries available; enquire for Outdoor Team Building, Board and Corporate retreats.
Notes on itinerary
B/L/D indicate Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 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.
- Round trip ground transportation between RED camp and La Paz
- All marine transport in Magdalena Bay
- All meals and beverages in camp as specified in itinerary
- Bilingual naturalist guide with WFR certification
- Double occupancy lodging in RED tent camp
- Up to 4 whale watching excursions
- Participation in sea turtle monitoring
- Park entrance fee
- All taxes
- Airline flights and any transportation not described in the itinerary
- Any meals not described in the itinerary
|Feb 5 – 8||Space available|
|Feb 11 – 14||Space available|
|Feb 14 – 17||Space available|
|Feb 24 – 27||Space available|
|March 3 – 6||Full|
Don’t see dates you want? Inquire about availability, or check dates for our 3 day / 2 night itineraries
Reducing our footprint
RED’s zero-waste goal for trips to Espíritu Santo minimizes our environmental impact. Lunch and snacks are sourced from local providers focusing on fresh versus packaged. Recyclables are separated onsite and transferred to a processing facility and all organic waste is composted onsite.
Sponsoring Grupo Tortuguero sea turtle monitoring
RED works closely with Grupo Tortuguero de las Californias to ensure the sea turtle monitoring is performed in Magdalena Bay, collaborating in new fishermen recruiting, training and funding the sea turtle monitoring in the area.
Traveling Roots – Raising awareness wit local youth
We can’t appreciate what we haven’t experienced. RED provides scholarships to underserved local youth to visit RED’s sea turtle research camp and learn about the importance of protecting our natural treasures
What our clients say
The most amazing day!
We would definitely do this again and highly recommend Red Travel Mexico. Overall, a once in a lifetime experience!
What a cheerful, energetic, committed group!”
Red managed to exceed our high expectations. Red will let you experience all this part of Mexico has to offer through the eyes of local specialists