Baja Snorkeling and Sierras Private Journey

Todos Santos, Sierra de La Laguna, and Isla Espíritu Santo

Overview

Experience the extraordinary natural beauty of Baja's pristine wilderness while enjoying luxury "camping" with real beds, soft linens, lovely furnishings, chef-prepared meals, and daily happy hour! On this Private Journey, we feature two of Baja California's most beautiful settings: the Sierra de La Laguna Biosphere Reserve in the mountains of the Baja Peninsula, and Isla Espíritu Santo, a UNESCO-protected wilderness island in the famously translucent waters of the Sea of Cortez. In the Sierra de La Laguna, the camp is on a private ranch that has been in the same Baja family for six generations. Enjoy hikes from camp, dips in watering holes, and picnics by waterfalls. Camp guests have plenty of opportunities to interact with the ranch family and watch them hand-make cheese, tortillas, and other delights in the traditional manner. On the wilderness island of Isla Espíritu Santo, enjoy an award-winning luxury camp set along azure waters and set out for snorkeling and kayaking among schools of colorful reef fish, sea turtles, and sea lions. At both camps, delicious meals are prepared on site by the camp chef and you make your own choice of daily activities, whether it’s hiking, fantastic birding, snorkeling, or kayaking. You’ll be accompanied by your own private guide throughout the duration of the trip, and if your group size is six or above, you are guaranteed to be the only travelers at both camps. Join us for a relaxing, fun, and unique adventure for groups of friends and multigenerational families. It’s got something for everyone, even those who just like to relax and enjoy the outdoors in comfort!

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-4
Los Colibris Casitas / Sierra de La Laguna Biosphere Reserve

Arrive in San Jose del Cabo, where you are met for a transfer to your oceanside casita at Los Colibris Casitas. The next day, head to Camp Cecil de la Sierra, a luxury tent camp in the remote Sierra de La Laguna Biosphere Reserve, one of Baja’s most beautiful yet least explored areas. This mountain oasis high above the desert has a lush microclimate and a host of endemic flora and fauna. Activities each day are your own choice, whether it’s guided hikes with your trained Baja naturalist guide or a swim in a waterhole. Enjoy early morning birding, head out for nature walks, and savor delicious meals served in the shaded garden. Evening stargazing in the mountain air is superb. On Day 4, return to your oceanside casita for a memorable Mexican cooking class and an overnight.

Los Colibris Casitas
Todos Santos, Mexico
Day 1 (1 night), Day 4 (1 night), Day 7 (1 night)
Camp Cecil de la Sierra
Sierra de la Laguna, Mexico
Days 2 to 3 (2 nights)
Days 5-8
Los Colibris Casitas / Isla Espíritu Santo / Camp Cecil de la Isla

Head into the azure-blue wonder of the Sea of Cortez and your luxury camp on Isla Espíritu Santo, one of the best marine-life viewing destinations in the world. Whales, dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays, and plenty of beautiful tropical fish call the surrounding waters home, while a terrific range of bird species including blue-footed boobies, reddish egrets, and great blue herons. The island itself is stunning, with magnificent towering cliffs, spectacular sandy bays, amazing lava rock formations. At Camp Cecil de la Isla, enjoy activities of your choice: kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, swimming with sea lions, stand-up paddleboarding, bird watching, exploring hidden lagoons and desert beaches. The camp offers safari-style tents with and delicious chef-prepared meals with locally sourced ingredients—fresh-caught fish is brought to camp each day by local fishermen. Return to Los Colibris Casitas on Day 7 and depart on Day 8.

Camp Cecil de la Isla
Isla Espíritu Santo, Mexico
Days 5 to 6 (2 nights)
Los Colibris Casitas
Todos Santos, Mexico
Day 7 (1 night)

Highlights

Highlights

Go “glamping” on a traditional ranch in the wild Sierra de La Luna mountains and on pristine Isla Espíritu Santo, an extraordinary National Marine Park in the Sea of Cortez
Savor chef-prepared meals, catch-of-the-day fish, and a cooking class with a Mexican chef and author
Learn about Baja’s centuries-old ranch culture, explore a protected marine environment
Enjoy the expertise of Baja-trained naturalist guides for all activities
Choose your own adventures: sea kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, nature walks

Details

Length: 8 days
Cost From: $4395  
Arrive: San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Depart: San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Lodging: 3 nights hotels, 4 nights luxury tented camps
Meals: All meals included as indicated in the Detailed Itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Cultural Adventures, Sea Kayaking, Wildlife & Natural History, Photography, Hiking / Trekking, Whale Watching, Culinary
Trip Level:

Cultural exploration, easy to moderate walks and hikes, snorkeling, easy to moderate sea kayaking