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Active Mexico: Camping and kayaking in Baja California

11 days from £1,995pp


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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.

  • Full-day guided tour of Mexico City and Teotihuacan Pyramids
  • Kayaking lesson
  • Full-day kayaking excursion exploring the coastline
  • Trek up a canyon and then kayak over to Partida Island
  • Full-day excursion to visit a sea lion sanctuary
  • Full-day kayaking up the east coast of Espiritu Santo Island
  • Full-day kayaking along the coastline
  • Paddle through caves to complete circumnavigation of Espíritu Santo

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.

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What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

An extremely memorable trip, well organised, with knowledgeable and passionate guides. I'm so lucky to have had this great experience and not to have had the worry of organising it!

JB, Bristol

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