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Base Camp Baja: Espiritu Santo

Baja California Cruise & Tour Information

  • National Geographic Venture
  • Expedition Ship
  • 100 Capacity
  • 5 Days
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Summary : Board your floating base camp in Cabo, and you’ll 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.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Snorkeling, Triple/Quad Cabins

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Receive a FREE DVD chronicle of your trip, compliments of ExpeditionTrips!

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$2,650 to $5,190

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Itinerary
Day 1
San Jose del Cabo / La Paz / Embark

Upon arrival to Los Cabos airport, transfer to La Paz, where you’ll embark National Geographic Venture this afternoon. Set sail on arrival, for a sunset cruise of Bahía La Paz en route to Isla Espiritu Santo.

Day 2
San Jose Channel / Isla San Francisco

Witness a spectacular Baja sunrise this morning while searching for marine mammals in the upper San Jose Channel. Hear naturalist talks and learn photography basics during an early morning at sea. Before lunch, go ashore at Isla San Francisco, where a sweeping arc of white sand beach beckons you to try yoga or qi gong with your exhale wellness specialist. Explore nearby tide pools with your naturalists, or spend the afternoon stand up paddleboarding, snorkeling, and kayaking. Hike to the nearby ridge for unparalleled views just before sunset.

Day 3 – 4
Isla Espiritu Santo / Isla Partida / Los Islotes

Wake up anchored in one of Isla Espiritu Santo’s beautiful bays and watch the cliffs light up as your exhale wellness specialist leads a morning yoga or qi gong class, on deck, or on shore.

For two full days, explore as much or as little as you like, with the ship as your mobile base camp taking advantage of every exhale wellness option, including hiking with your exhale instructor for mindfulness and stretching on the trail.

Explore the dramatically eroded 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 about the geology and natural history, then learn to stand up paddleboard, or hone skills you already possess. Snorkel with playful and curious sea lions or photograph their antics from expedition landing craft.

Wind down with an on-deck Chill Yoga or a chair 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.

Day 5
La Paz / Disembark / San Jose del Cabo

Disembark in downtown La Paz this morning and transfer to Los Cabos airport.

Notes

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.

Optional Trip Extension: La Paz Culture and Whale Sharks
Extend your stay in La Paz, Mexico to further explore the rich culture of the area. Learn more about the history of the region with visits to the La Paz Cathedral and the whale museum. Indulge in the local cuisine with inspiring local lunches and top it all off with an awe-inspiring opportunity to snorkel with the largest fish on the planet; gentle giant Whale Sharks. 3 days from $690 per person.

Included:
Transfers between airport and ship if booked on group flights; shipboard accommodations; kayaking, snorkeling, stand up paddleboarding; video chronicle of your trip; gear on loan (snorkeling gear and wetsuit); all meals onboard ship; soft drinks onboard ship. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Air transportation; extensions; passport, visa, immigration fees; baggage/accident/travel protection plan; items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, Internet, laundry, spa, etc.; gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion; fuel surcharge may apply.

Photos ©: Ralph Lee Hopkins (Sunset Cactus); Sven-Olaf Lindblad (Dolphin and Zodiac); Jack Swenson (Kayaking)

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