Day 1 – Arrival to Los Cabos and transfer to Cabo Pulmo
Arrive to Los Cabos, gateway to the Baja California peninsula, where your driver and expert local guide will be waiting for you. Over lunch, your guide will brief you on the days to come magical place and the natural wonders you will experience Leaving San José del Cabo, you will head north on Highway 1 along the foot of the sierras to Cabo Pulmo National Park (1.5hrs). After settling in to your accommodations in this quaint little coastal community, take a stroll along the secluded beach at sunset… and relax.
Day 2 – Sierra La Laguna and ranchero culture
Today we will head up into the mountainous Sierra La Laguna in search of the vernal pools and waterfalls,that make this Biosphere Reserve a lush island in the desert, and home to the only oak and pine forests in the region. Your guide will lead you up through the canyons, where you will take in spectacular views, and take a dip in the freshwater poolsWe will get a glimpse at the ranchero culture that has survived over centuries and in the late afternoon before heading back to Cabo Pulmo. (L)
Day 3 – Snorkeling and arrival to La Paz
No visit to Baja California Sur is complete without experiencing the magic of Cabo Pulmo National Park. Home to the northernmost coral reef in the Eastern Pacific, Cabo Pulmo is recognized as a model for successful marine resource management. and home to multitudes of marine species Visitors to Cabo Pulmo are continually amazed by the quantity and diversity of marine life.Put on a snorkel and see it for yourself!
After lunch we will head north to La Paz, the historic capital of the Californias. -Tranquil, scenic, and a great town to get to know on foot. After checking into your hotel, you can experience La Paz through a local’s eyes, and your stomach! During our walking tour we will top by cultural and architectural sites of interest, learn about the history of the town, meet some of its people, and along the way stop to try many of the local delicacies.
Day 4 – Espíritu Santo Island Getaway
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning, and transport you to the marina. After boarding the boat, our guides will give you a small briefing about the trip as we head out from the Bay of La Paz. After roughly 1.5 hours, we arrive at the sea lion colony for our first stop. You’ll have plenty of time to swim, snorkel and interact with the playful sea lions in the company of your guide. We then climb back on board to navigate around the island in search of a pristine beach where our hosts await with a scrumptious meal of fresh seafood (special needs and dietary restrictions will be taken into account). On the beach, guides will give a talk about the natural history of the island, plants and mangroves, and you’ll be able to ask all the questions you like. Relax, swim or take a nature hike before happy hour. We’ll share our most memorable moments before starting the trip back to La Paz, arriving around 5 p.m. Tonight you can discover on your own one of the fantastic restaurants of La Paz.
Day 5 – Transfer to airport
Enjoy a relaxed morning, after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to catch the flight back home.
- Ground transportation
- Bilingual naturalist guide
- 2 hotel nights in Cabo Pulmo
- 2 hotel nights in La Paz
- 1 tour to Espíritu Santo Island
- Rancho tour in Sierra La Laguna
- 1 snorkeling tour in Cabo Pulmo
- Taxes and insurance
- Meals as stated in the itinerary
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.
RED designs its operational model to include local residents, whether as microenterprises, or directly as individuals, helping to diversify incomes and provide training and skills building through RED’s capacity building programs.
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