Summary : This voyage has teamed up with exhale to create a 5 day Wildness + Wellness adventure in Mexico’s shimmering Sea of Cortez as sail aboard the National Geographic Venture. Board your floating base camp in Cabo, and head to Espiritu Santo and Isla Partida, two of the loveliest islands in the Sea—to actively explore unsullied landscapes, revel in pure nature, and enjoy exhale’s award-winning wellbeing programs. Exult in the pristine beauty of the Sea of Cortez—azure water, bays, beaches, unique flora and fauna— and roam free in wide-open spaces. Snorkel among playful sea lions and schools of colorful reef fish. Kayak along beautifully carved coastlines. Challenge body and mind with exhale fitness classes including Core Fusion Bootcamp, restorative Chill Yoga, and more. Take in panoramic views or landscapes of black lava and pink volcanic ash on exhale mindfulness hikes + post-hike assisted stretching sessions. Find balance on the water with exhale paddleboard yoga classes. Enjoy a sunset beach BBQ, bonfire, and end your day with stargazing. Stay mindful with daily guided exhale meditation sessions.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Snorkeling, Triple/Quad Cabins
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Fly to Los Cabos airport and transfer to La Paz, where you’ll embark the ship between 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you are flying in this day, transportation has been arranged from the airport in San Jose Del Cabo. Set sail on arrival, for a sunset cruise of Bahía La Paz en route to Isla Espiritu Santo.
Wake up anchored in one of Isla Espiritu Santo’s beautiful bays and watch the cliffs light up as your Wellness Specialist leads a morning yoga or qi gong class, on deck, or on shore.
You’ll have the luxury to explore as much or as little as you like, with the ship as your mobile base-camp. Explore the dramatic shoreline of Isla Partida on a one-way kayak journey, or join a challenging hike up a rocky arroyo to the crest of the island. Meander a different arroyo with your Naturalists to learn details of the region’s geology and natural history, then learn to stand up paddleboard, or hone skills you already possess. Spend a morning snorkeling with playful and curious sea lions, or photograph their antics from expedition landing craft. Relax with an afternoon massage, then go ashore for a beach barbecue dinner followed by a bonfire under the stars. However you choose to spend these days, you’ll be rewarded with a sense of well-being that comes only from spending quality time in nature.
Disembark in downtown La Paz this morning and transfer to Los Cabos airport for flights home.
This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.
NOTE: This ship is NEW for this season! As with any new vessel, we strongly suggest selecting a departure date at least six weeks after launch. Please ask for details.
Lindblad-National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor:
On all departures, a certified photo instructor will be at your side and at your service to inspire and assist you. Take advantage of talks, presentations, slideshows and “laptop gallery” sharing events. All skill and interest levels are welcome; the instructors can meet you wherever you are on your journey. All you need to participate is a camera— point-and-shoot, smartphone, DSLR, whatever—and a sense of adventure. And you’re sure to return home with amazing photos.
Pre- or Post-Stay: Enhance your voyage with a pre- or post-voyage at Guaycura Boutique Hotel, Beach Club & Spa. Please inquire for rates and details.
Accommodations aboard ship; meals as per itinerary; nonalcoholic beverages onboard the ship; shore excursions; park entrance fees; use of snorkeling equipment and wetsuits; use of kayaks and stand up paddleboards; service taxes and port charges; services of your expedition staff. Subject to change without notice.
Air transportation; extensions; passport, visa, immigration fees; meals not indicated; baggage/accident/travel protection plan; items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, laundry; gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion; fuel surcharge may apply.
Photos: © Sven-Olaf Lindblad (Dolphin and Zodiac); Ralph Lee Hopkins (Sunset Cactus); Jack Swenson (Kayaking)