Here’s what you need
- Comfortable athletic clothing for all days
- Windproof shell
- Bathing suit
- Hiking boots and lightweight wool socks
- Shoes or sandals for camp
- Day pack
- Headlamp with extra batteries
- Water bottles (3L capacity)
- Warm layer for cool nights
- Compact sleeping bag in stuff sack (40 degrees recommended)
- Sunhat or visor
- Small first aid kit
- Necessary prescriptions
- Lip balm
- Swimming goggles
- Paddling gloves
- Extra snacks
- Baby wipes
- Comfortable, quick drying, athletic clothing
- Shoes or sandals
- Sun hat or visor
- Professional guides and instructors
- Transportation from/to SJD and throughout the expedition
- One night at Hotel Catedral
- Three nights camping
- Meals for duration of trip, as noted in itinerary
- Expedition equipment (sea kayaks, snorkel sets, wetsuits, camping gear, etc)
- Whale shark boat trip
- Entrance fees to biosphere reserve and national parks
- Taxes and fees
- Airfare to La Paz, BCS
- Some meals on travel days
- Sleeping bags
- Visa fees
- Gratuity for your guides
Please plan to arrive to La Paz or SJD in the morning before 12PM. Transportation will be arranged for the afternoon and all travelers will take the same transfer.
Flights departing La Paz or SJD should depart in the afternoon of the final day at 2PM or later. If you'd like to arrange an extra day on either end of your trip, please note that you will be responsible for a taxi to or from the airport for the transfer.
Lodging will vary from night to night with some being spent in hotel accommodations and some spent camping on the beach. Campsites during the multi-day paddle will be at primitive campsites on the beach. Tents are double occupancy expedition tents (unless a single supplement is purchased) with therm-a-rest mats provided. Guests are asked to bring their own sleeping bags or one can be rented for $30. Meals at camp will be prepared by guides. Nights in La Paz will be spent at Hotel Catedral or a similar quality property.
Daytime temperatures in Baja are typically in the high 70s or low 80s in February. Evenings may get down to the mid 50s or high 40s by the ocean.
This trip does not require technical skills or experience. It does, however, require a moderate level of physical fitness for hiking and paddling. Give yourself adequate time to prepare, particularly if these forms and intensity of exercise are new. Personalized training recommendations are available for registrants.
This trip is perfect for people looking for a grand adventure in a tropical climate. The days will be action packed but accessible to anyone with moderate fitness. First time campers are welcome and encouraged to join!