Summary : Experience the splendid and surprising diversity of the Pacific coast as you explore from Los Angeles to La Paz, Mexico. Discover the region’s world-renowned food and wine, including a private lunch at a boutique vineyard in the world-renowned Valle de Guadalupe. Meet the residents of Isla Natividad, an incredibly successful co-op within the Vizcaino Biosphere, and learn the inspiring story of their sustainable fishing practices. Hang out with expedition naturalist as they search the horizon for migrating whales and birds to share with you. Enjoy daily morning stretch classes on deck and wellness treatments in Venture’s sublime spa. And count on an extraordinary experience—your entire expedition team is committed to you having a trip of a lifetime!
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Snorkeling, Triple/Quad Cabins
- $350 air credit
Receive a FREE DVD chronicle of your trip, compliments of ExpeditionTrips!
$9,390 to $16,070
Arrive in Los Angeles, where you’ll embark the ship.
Not far from the city lights, these islands are a world away; home to incredibly diverse and endemic flora and fauna.
Vineyards and culinary marvels await as we explore one of the world’s emerging wine regions, the Valle de Guadalupe.
Explore Bahía de San Quintín and the surrounding wetlands in search of its interesting bird life.
Tour the world’s largest salt works in Guerrero Negro and learn about the communities’ efforts to balance booming industry with fragile environments. Explore Ojo de Liebre lagoon and its plentiful wildlife before sailing to Islas San Benito, home to thousands of breeding elephant seals. Next, join us on Isla Natividad to learn of this community’s exemplary protection of the Vizcaino Biosphere. You’ll be at sea the following day searching for a wide variety of marine life, including the largest animal on Earth, the blue whale, listening to naturalist talks, and learning photography tips and tricks.
Explore the ever-shifting sand dunes of Isla Magdalena, on a walk to one of the most pristine beaches in the Pacific.
Cruise past Friars Rocks and visit the historic town center of San Jóse del Cabo before cruising Gorda Banks seamount or La Fortuna, renowned gathering places for whales, dolphins and other marine life.
Snorkel the pristine reefs of Cabo Pulmo National Park and chat with locals about their advocacy to protect this unique place. With luck, swim with sea lions before relaxing ashore—swim, kayak or hike at Isla Espíritu Santo, a gorgeous, uninhabited island, complete with a beach barbeque, bonfire and star-filled sky.
Disembark in La Paz and transfer to Los Cabos airport for flights home.
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.
Transfer from ship to Baja airport if booked on group flights; shipboard accommodations; kayaking; snorkeling; gear on loan (snorkeling gear and wetsuit); video chronicle of your trip; certified photo instructor; all meals onboard ship; soft drinks onboard ship. Subject to change without notice.
Airfare; individual transfers not mentioned as included; baggage/accident/cancellation insurance; items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, Internet, etc.; gratuities to ship’s crew at your discretion; fuel surcharge may apply.
Photos ©: Lindblad Expeditions, Jack Swenson (Kayaking), Sven-Olaf Lindblad (Dolphin and Zodiac), Ralph Lee Hopkins (Sunset Cactus)