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Wild Baja Escape: Serenity & Sea Life in the Sea of Cortez

Baja California Cruise & Tour Information

  • National Geographic Venture
  • Expedition Ship
  • 100 Capacity
  • 5 Days
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Summary : Find your bliss in Mexico’s shimmering Sea of Cortez, aboard the National Geographic Venture. Board your floating base camp in La Paz 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. Stroll long, white sand beaches in search of pearl oyster shells. 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, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Snorkeling, Triple/Quad Cabins

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Itinerary
Day 1
San José Del Cabo / La Paz

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 San Jose Channel.

Day 2 – 3
San José Channel / Isla San Jose / Isla San Francisco

Witness a spectacular Baja sunrise this morning while searching for marine mammals in the upper San José 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 instructor. On Isla San Jose, 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. 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. Your Expedition Leader will pick the perfect locations based on weather conditions to allow you to enjoy this region to it's fullest. However you choose to spend these two days, you'll be rewarded with a sense of well-being that comes only from spending quality time in nature.

Day 4
Isla Partida / Los Islotes

Watch the cliffs light up as your Exhale wellness instructor leads a morning yoga or qi gong class, on deck. Explore as much or as little as you like, with the ship as your mobile base camp— taking advantage of every Exhale wellness option. Today, snorkel with playful and curious sea lions or photograph their antics from expedition landing craft.

Day 5
La Paz / Disembark / San José Del Cabo

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

Notes

This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.

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.

Optional Pre-/Post-Voyage Stay:
Guaycura Boutique Hotel, Beach Club & Spa: A boutique hotel located in a 19th century red brick historic building in the heart of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, an authentic Mexican village where you can walk around art galleries and boutiques-featuring 3 panoramic restaurants and a pristine beach club & spa located 3 miles from the historic center- makes a fitting bookend to your expeditions aboard the National Geographic Venture. Please inquire for rates.

Included:
Transfers between airport and ship if booked on group flights; shipboard accommodations; kayaking, stand up paddleboarding; certified photo instructor; Exhale wellness specialists; video chronicle of your trip; all meals onboard ship; non-alcoholic beverages onboard ship. Subject to change without notice.

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


Photos ©: Stewart Cohen (Snorkel Gear); Ralph Lee Hopkins (Dolphins, Sunset); Michael S. Nolan (Snorkel with Sea Lion, Sea Lions); Jack Swenson (Kayaker)

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