Overview & Highlights
A sea-kayaking holiday in sheltered Gulf of Cortés, Baja California, circumnavigating Espíritu Santo Island. Closely guided, it’s a camping-based group trip for beginners and experienced paddlers alike.
The sea-kayaking group expedition around Espíritu Santo Island in Baja California, the ribbon peninsula of desert running down Mexico’s Pacific coast, is one of our favourite Latin American active adventures. The 8-day guided trip circumnavigates the island. You pull in at a series of rocky bays where the beaches are sugar white and the sea varies from cobalt to jade.
It’s a desert environment: the sun shines almost all the time, and the uninhabited hinterland is of rugged copper-red canyons, mangroves or scrubby woodland. The kayaking is accessible to most: normally there is no more than 2-3 hours paddling per outing; at landing sites there are also hikes and nature walks. Each afternoon, you beach, and having erected the lightweight tents, you can sit back and relax over a cocktail to watch the sunset: vivid amber, scarlet and purple streaks the sky. All meals are provided and are very good, prepared with fish, meat and fresh salads or vegetables.
- A week kayaking and camping on Espiritu Santo island
- Swimming and snorkelling opportunities
- Guided tours of Mexico City and Teotihuacan pyramids
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Arrive in Mexico City. Transfer to hotel in the city centre.
Full day guided tour of Mexico City and Teotihuacan Pyramids.
Fly to La Paz, Baja California,
Speedboat to Espíritu Santo Island for kayak expedition around the island.
Explore the coastline by kayak: beaches, sea-lion colony, caves.
Transfer to La Paz airport and connect with international flight home.
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