Baja California: Chasing Whales

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Cortez Sea: The World's Best Whales Watching

Every year almost all grey and humpback whales inhabiting the planet Earth gather in just one sea, Cortez Sea. About 2-3,000 blue whales join the party in warm lagoons. Here whales, the largest creatures of our world, mate and reproduce. If you're looking for more than just a nice beach holiday, consider to our trip to Mexico next March. We have traveled and explored the entire aquatoria to offer your the best whale viewing locations. Our whale watching packages incudes perfect accommodation, great activities and adventurous tours, exotic food and fun parties.

Itinerary

La Paz → Espiritu Santo → Loreto → Magdalena Bay → Cabo San Lucas → Cabo Pulmo

Day 1: La Paz

Day 1: La Paz

Arrival in La Paz. Take your private transfer from the airport to your hotel. (Puerta Cortes Residences 5*, ocean view room). The rest of the day is free for leisure to explore the city, or spend time at gorgeous beaches. For locals and visitors alike, the waterfront boardwalk is the ideal place to go out.

Day 1: La Paz

Day 1: La Paz

End the day with excellent dinner in the most beautiful waterfront Malecon, one of the city's foody icons. Spend an evening with your fellow travelers and enjoy delicious welcome dinner with drinks. Let yourself be carried away by magnificent evenings on its terraces and tables overlooking the sea. Don’t forget to try the classic fish or shrimp tacos, lobster or marlin empanadas. At sunset, this location gives you an exquisite mixture of pink skies with purple, yellow, and blue tones worthy of a beautiful picture on the wall.

Day 2: Espiritu Santo Island

Day 2: Espiritu Santo Island

Espiritu Santo Island is a home to over 600 sea lions. These fun-loving marine mammals love playing and interacting with humans and are always disappointed that we can never keep up a game of tag as long as they can. Getting to the sea lion colony is half the fun of the day, as we regularly see dolphins, whales, mantas, sea turtles, coastal birds and more on the way there and back. Cap off this wonderful day with a delicious lunch at one of the gorgeous beaches on the incomparable Isla Espiritu Santo. We return to La Paz in the evening.

Day 2: Swimming With Whale Sharks and Sea Lions

Day 2: Swimming With Whale Sharks and Sea Lions

After breakfast, set off for a cruise to Espiritu Santo Island. Expect to see tonnes of exotic fish, whales and a colony of over 600 sea lions! Swimming with Sea Lions and Whale Sharks is an undeniable highlight of the day. This is a marine wildlife extravaganza, we swim with the largest fish in the world - the whale shark! This good-natured giant does not represent any danger to humans. Swim with an expert, ensuring that you are safe and confident with these amazing creatures.

Day 3: Balandra Beach - Loreto

Day 3: Balandra Beach - Loreto

Breakfast at the hotel. Half day tour to visit Balandra Beach. (11 a.m – 4 p.m.) Visit the natural wonders of one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Baja and enjoy the wonders of the Cortez Sea, lots of migrating birds and the famous mushroom rock. With its turquoise and calm waters, it's no wonder Balandra beach is voted number 1 Beach in all of Mexico and rated in the top 20 beaches of the world. Transfer to Loreto in the evening.

Day 4: Blue Whales Watching, Loreto

Day 4: Blue Whales Watching, Loreto

After breakfast, come to see what's Loreto is most famous for, the blue whales which come here to feed, clave and mate. The blue whale can reach lengths of 100 feet and is the largest animal that has ever existed, even larger than the largest dinosaur! Their tongues weighs the same as an adult elephant. However, they only feed on krill: tiny, translucent shrimp-like sea animals and they eat up to 4 tons of krill each day. This tour also sees Fin Whales, Humpbacks, dolphins, mantas, and other wildlife.

Day 4: Loreto

Day 4: Loreto

Offering one of the premier diving sites on the planet, Loreto, the “Aquarium of the World" is also a charming little Mexican town. Be sure to allocate some time to wander around the centre. From colourful buildings, plazas filled with families and tree-lined pedestrian streets there is plenty to see in Loreto centro. Large Plaza Civica is bordered by cafes and restaurants with alfresco dining, and it’s the perfect spot to have a coffee in the sunshine and do some people-watching.

Day 5: Play with gray whales in Magdalena Bay

Day 5: Play with gray whales in Magdalena Bay

It will take us about 2,5 h to reach Magdalena Bay, a small lagoon tucked into Baja’s gnarled finger of a peninsula.This is a place where gray whales arrive each winter during the world's longest mammal migration. Every year whales travel south from Alaska to spend their winter in Mexico to give birth, mate, raise their calves. Whale watching is carefully regulated here, so it’s just you and the whales.

Day 5: Magdalena Bay

Day 5: Magdalena Bay

Magdalena Bay is one of those unique places where you can scratch, hug, and even kiss the gray whales that come up to see us. You can touch the whales, look into their eyes and feel the proximity with one the largest creatures on Earth. Transfer to Cabo San Lucas will take about 5 hours and we arrive late in the evening. Accommodation: ME Cabo, one of the iconic resorts. Please note, if you would not like to drive to Cabo San Lucas today, we can offer overnight in a very basic hotel in Magdalena Bay area - tonight, or a night before the gray whales tours. In this case, you will start a tour early in the morning be be able to depart towards Cabo in the afternoon.

Day 6: Cabo San Lucas Humpback & Grey Whales

Day 6: Cabo San Lucas Humpback & Grey Whales

Every year, thousands of humpback whales leave their feeding grounds in Alaska and British Columbia in favor of warm Baja California Sur. They spend nearly two months on their journey, crossing almost 6,000 miles (9,660 km) to come to Cabo San Lucas, where they mate and give birth. Take a whale-watching cruise to get up close and personal with these magnificent marine beasts. You will also see many other sea creatures, such as grey whales, sea lions, turtles, dolphins, and manta rays. The evening is free for leisure.

Day 6: Cabo San Lucas

Day 6: Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas, located at the southernmost point of the Baja California Peninsula, is one of Mexico’s most famous travel destinations. All-inclusive hotels, amazing restaurants, all-night partying, and spectacular natural beauty – all in one location. Luxury modern resorts are popping up on the famous Tourist Corridor, beckoning you with amazing food and drink options, and more pools than you can count.

Day 7: Cabo Pulmo

Day 7: Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo is a National Marine Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is home to the only hard coral in North America with 11 different species of corals live, over 10 types of sharks, sea turtles, rays, sea lions, and humpback whales. Our Cabo Pulmo Snorkeling Expedition is the perfect choice to visit park, swim and snorkel among large schools of tropical fish that immediately surround you in this eco-adventure. Humpback whales, lots of schools of fish, rays, and sea turtles will also be swimming around.

Day 7:  Evening at leisure

Day 7: Evening at leisure

Complete your day with an excellent dinner in the most beautiful SUNSET MONALISA restaurant. Carved into a cliff overlooking the Bay of Cabo San Lucas with the best view of the famous Arch at Land’s End, Sunset MonaLisa consistently presents a new experience to those seeking excellence in food and service. Located at the tip end of the Baja Peninsula of Mexico, Sunset Monalisa has long been an icon in Los Cabos. It has been classified as “One of the top 5 coolest restaurants in the world” by the Express Tribune.

Day 8: Farewell

Day 8: Farewell

At appropriate time, take your private transfer to the airport. Or, why not to extend your long-deserved break at this beautiful coast?

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Puerta Cortes Residences 5*, La Paz

Puerta Cortes Residences 5*, La Paz

On our tour, we stay at the best and most most exclusive hotels. The Blue Cortes Beach Club has its infinity pool and top restaurant and bar. El Cortes Golf Club, Mexico’s only 18 hole Gary Player Signature Golf Club, Tennis Courts, Fitness Center, and Spa. This 5-star resort includes free WiFi, exclusive access to all Puerta Cortes amenities.

La Mision Loreto 5*,  Loreto

La Mision Loreto 5*, Loreto

This elegant resort with a contemporary European-Mexican Hacienda style delivers exclusive oceanfront experience in Loreto. | Luxury Suite Ocean View | Air conditioning | Private bathroom with Rain Shower system | Flat-screen TV | Restaurants, Bars & Grills | No smoking | Upper floors accessible by elevator | Tile or Marble floors

ME Cabo 5*, Cabo San Lucas

ME Cabo 5*, Cabo San Lucas

The iconic resort is located on the Playa El Medano and an easy walk from the fabulous marina, boutiques and dining venues. ME Cabo is a fashion and social hub for discerning international clientele. All inclusive.

Other hotels to consider if you choose to travel privately

Hotel Catedral  5*, La Paz

Hotel Catedral 5*, La Paz

Located in La Paz center, the hotel offers year-round pool and wonderful sun terrace. | Standard Double or Twin Room | Room 28 m² | Air conditioning | Private bathroom | Flat-screen TV | Bar

Baja Club 5*, La Paz

Baja Club 5*, La Paz

Located on the “Malecón", La Paz; restored colonial-style villa | Standard Double or Twin Garden Room | Room 25 m² | Air conditioning | Private bathroom with Rain Shower system | Flat-screen TV || Restaurant | No smoking | Gym

Costa Baja Resort & Spa 5*, La Paz

Costa Baja Resort & Spa 5*, La Paz

Offers views of La Paz Bay and the Sea of ​​Cortez. The color scheme is dark to contrast with the arid and bright landscape. All rooms offer a balcony perfect for having a cocktail, seeing the stars and absorbing the atmosphere of this extraordinary place. Private marina, Spa, pool and golf course.

The Cape - a Thompson Hotel 5*, Cabo San Lucas

The Cape - a Thompson Hotel 5*, Cabo San Lucas

Boutique hotel in Los Cabos. This luxury resort features 157 well-appointed guest rooms, suites, and villas — all with unobstructed views. Infinity pool with a swim-up bar, saltwater pool; a sixth-story rooftop lounge, an intimate spa and fitness center with two private outdoor cabanas for treatments; and a diverse array of culinary experiences, including the hotel’s signature restaurant, Manta, overseen by award-winning chef Enrique Olvera.

Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa 5*, Cabo San Lucas

Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa 5*, Cabo San Lucas

Family-friendly resort offering spacious suites, gourmet cuisine, the Desert Spa, all inclusive | One Bedroom Suite Ocean View | 88 sq m |Air conditioning | 2 bathrooms | Living area | Whirlpool tab | Private furnished balcony with ocean view | Fully-equipped kitchen | Flat-screen TV | Desert Spa: N1 Spa in Cabo San Lucas |

Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa 5*, Cabo San Lucas

Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa 5*, Cabo San Lucas

The hotel which has it all: breathtaking natural beauty, chic luxury, unparalleled dining experience and immaculate white sands of blue flag Medano Beach. All suites feature elegant tiled floors, refined, desert-influenced tones and fabrics as well as contemporary furnishings

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Tailor-made travel packages

Tailor-made travel packages

All travel packages that we offer are customizable. Just tell our managers about your travel desires and we will tailor-make a tour for you.

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24/7 Support

We take care of you from the moment your plane lands at the airport and until we say our farewells. Along with travel directors in the field, there is a 24/7 phone/WhatsApp line with our operations office. You will always feel well looked after.

Travel with like-minded people

Travel with like-minded people

Our group will be тnot more than 20 nature, sea and adventures lovers, singles and couples. If you are travelling solo - that's not a problem! We can match one solo travellers with others, so you can share a room to manage costs if you wish. Our tours are great opportunities to make new friends!

Experience-based travel

Experience-based travel

Our team spends a few months exploring the country so we could offer you creme de la creme when it comes to accommodation, sightseeing and activities.

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Best price guarantee

We offer exclusive signature trip at affordable price. We are experienced in travel as we bring thousands of tourists to the remotest parts of the World.

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Booking international flights

Booking international flights

We will be happy to book your international flights if required. Please talk to one of our experienced flight managers for the best deals.

Booking international flights

Booking international flights

We will be happy to book your international flights if required. Please talk to one of our experienced flight managers for the best deals.

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