Trip Overview

Do you wish to become the author and creator of your own story, so you can heal, reclaim your power, and discover your authentic self after breast cancer? If so, look no more! Feel inspired, empowered, and supported to live a great story by joining your sisters of strength on this incredible adventure of a lifetime in Baja. Snorkel blue lagoons, swim with sea lions, refresh yourself in meditation and restore yourself with yoga while glamping and relaxing on Baja’s beaches in sunny Mexico on the Sea of Cortez with AdventureWomen and the iRise Above Foundation!* 

You’ll touch down in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico and head to Los Colibris Casitas in heavenly seaside Todos Santos. Set high on a hill, this beautiful property features airy rooms with breathtaking ocean views, while its terraced landscapes and quiet spaces reach all the way down to the shoreline. Refresh and de-stress the AdventureWomen way by sharing the perfect combination of pampering, mouth-watering meals, and active outdoor adventure with your fellow iRise Above companions who are as enthusiastic about exploring Baja as you are!  Start off your adventure with a grounded meditation session with Sandra, your wellness coach, who will be traveling with you throughout your journey this week. In the evening, celebrate the flavors of Mexico with a spectacular welcome dinner as you get to know the other iRise Above women in our group.

Your first full day of Baja fun begins with an early morning restorative yoga class on the sky deck where ocean views surround you. The rest of your day includes a horseback ride over the pristine beaches of Todos Santos. After your horseback exploration, head to the beach for surfing lessons with the pros on Playa Los Cerritos, one of the best surf breaks in Baja. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried surfing before! Our talented surfing instructors will help launch you in the calm waters of Playa Los Cerritos. Later, you’ll round out the day with an evening meditation class with Sandra.

Snorkeling with sea lions, swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding await you on Isla Espiritu Santo, an island in the Gulf of California reserved exclusively for AdventureWomen to provide a home base for outdoor fun and a private, secluded camping (glamping) experience on the beach. Surrounded by the cerulean Sea of Cortez, you and your new friends can hike the cliffs, kayak the protected blue waters, and master the stand-up paddleboard, then wind down at night counting the millions of vibrant stars that sparkle overhead. Then, for some real undersea magic, try swimming and snorkeling with Baja’s inquisitive, friendly, and playful sea lions. You are likely to have a “nose-to-nose” encounter with these fun fellows so make sure to bring your underwater camera!

Connect with your body, mind, and spirit while on Isla Espiritu with morning restorative yoga sessions, alongside your sisters of strength. Discover the power of intuition medicine which focuses on the balance of energy and emotion within and take part in the ancient tradition of the cacao ceremony that supports healing.

Return to Todos Santos for a final Baja sunset and an exquisite final iRise Above group dinner where you and your new friends will dine on food that you prepare yourselves during a festive Mexican cooking class. Learn to make the perfect margarita and celebrate this amazing trip to the soothing and warm beaches of Mexico.

From hiking to paddle boarding, surfing to snorkeling with sea lions, glamping to Mexican cooking classes, and connecting with your iRise Above sisters of strength, this is a tropical adventure in Mexico you’ll always remember with a smile.

*The iRise Above Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization created by young women after breast cancer, for young women after breast cancer. iRise Above strives to empower young women to establish an outstanding quality of life, providing inspirational support for those diagnosed with all stages of breast cancer, and those in remission.

Main Attractions

  • Horseback ride on sandy beaches, kayak in blue lagoons, and enjoy daily yoga classes overlooking the ocean
  • Brave the wave! Take a bucket-list surfing class in a women’s-only session
  • Take part in daily mindfulness activities
  • Savor fresh local cuisine and sample margaritas in their birthplace
  • Delight in the playful antics of sea lions as you snorkel among them in the Sea of Cortez
  • Reach out and touch the stars during a three-day glamping experience on a private beach

What You'll See and Do

  • Cooking Class
  • Glamping
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Local Delicacies
  • Natural History
  • Paddleboarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim with Sea Lions
  • Swimming
  • Yoga Class

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Todos Santos
Welcome to Baja!

Meet Sandra, your wellness coach, who will travel with your group throughout this journey. Tonight enjoy a centering meditation class at sunset as you take in the beauty that surrounds you. Sandra’s energy healing practice will support you in rediscovering the innate wisdom and creativity that already exists within. She is devoted to guiding you in clearing any emotional or energetic blockages that may be hindering your highest healing potential, health, integrity, and expression.

Her practice is interdisciplinary, incorporating several modalities including Intuition Medicine®, Reiki®, mindfulness, visualization, breath, anatomy, and mysticism. She has studied yoga and energy work all over the world and travels often to refine her practice with elders.

Get to know your guide, your trip iRise Above Ambassador, and your fellow travelers over a delicious welcome dinner this evening.
Dinner

Overnight: Los Colibris Casitas

Day 2

Todos Santos
Enjoy an early morning yoga class on the sky deck designed specifically for young women wishing to rise above the residual effects of breast cancer to heal and live well. What better way to start your day than yoga overlooking the ocean?

Todos Santos has 70 miles of pristine beach. Take in the beauty of a Baja landscape on horseback.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Take a surfing lesson today. No experience? No problem! Your instructors guarantee that you will stand up – at least for a moment – during your very first lesson!

Enjoy another meditation class with Sandra this evening.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Los Colibris Casitas

Day 3

Todos Santos to Isla Espiritu Santo
Drive to La Paz, where you will get on a boat for your 90-minute ride to your exclusive camp on the beach. Wear your bathing suit this morning, just in case there is a chance to swim along the way!

Spend your afternoon kayaking or stand up paddle boarding exploring hidden lagoons and desert beaches.

Discover the power of sound to transform consciousness, heal the mind, and calm the body. Connect with your senses, clear energy blockages, balance your emotions, and elevate your frequency through the healing power of sound and vibrations. Sound baths stimulate alpha waves in our brain which recalibrate our cells and allow us to shift into a deep state of relaxation, coherence and harmony. Soundbaths operate on a mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual dimension, allowing us to purify any dissonant energies and center deeply into ourselves. This soundbath will incorporate an array of healing instruments including crystal singing bowls, chimes, drums, gongs, rainsticks, guitar, and vocals.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Glamping on the Beach

Day 4

Isla Espiritu Santo
Wake up to the sounds of the ocean, step outside your tent, and greet the day with a morning yoga class.

Swimming with sea lions is magical, with unforgettable nose-to-nose encounters. Grab some snorkel gear provided and jump in with them.

Intuition Medicine® is an energy medicine practice rooted in identifying the energetic and emotional incongruities that can cause imbalance, physical maladies, or disease in the body. Through guided meditation, you will discover your own intuition and innate wisdom, clear out dissonant energies, and connect with your highest healing potential. This practice combines visualization, chakra balancing, and the mechanics of grounding to bring you back to center, recalibrate, and feel yourself come alive in your body.

Enjoy a dinner from the camp kitchen and a relaxing night on the beach. Share stories about your experiences with the curious sea lions earlier today. Take this opportunity to give and receive support, and discover strength, hope, and comfort unique to the iRise Above sisterhood.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Glamping on the Beach

Day 5

Isla Espiritu Santo
Enjoy another invigorating yoga experience this morning. The perfect way to start your last day on the island!

Decide how you want to explore the sea just off the coast of Isla Espiritu Santo. Talk to your guides to take out a paddle board, throw on some snorkeling gear, or jump into a kayak. There’s no wrong answer; this water has a way of nourishing the mind, body, and spirit.

Cacao ceremonies are an ancient, heart-opening ritual that supports the body in healing and connecting with the joy and magic of cacao. To honor this sacred plant, we will hold a circle of intention setting, blessings, and medicine songs. Together we will enjoy the physical, energetic, and emotional benefits of this divine food and medicine.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Glamping on the Beach

Day 6

Isla Espiritu Santo to Todos Santos
Leave your beautiful camp and head back to Todos Santos.

Tour the historic parts of Todos Santos. Visit local art galleries and do some last-minute shopping.

Take a Mexican cooking class this evening. Start your class by learning to make the perfect margarita. Make sure you pay attention as you learn from the chef – you are making your own dinner!
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Los Colibris Casitas

Day 7

Todos Santos and Depart
Say goodbye to your new AdventureWomen friends and iRise Above Ambassador as you transfer to the airport for your flights home.
Breakfast

Please note: AdventureWomen will attempt to adhere to the itinerary as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, and cultural) may necessitate changes in the itinerary. AdventureWomen reserves the right to alter any itinerary at any time, if necessary. We will attempt to notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible. Costs incurred by such changes will be the responsibility of the participants. 

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Traveling to Baja



Arrival and Departure Information

Arrive: Arrive at San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD) on November 4, 2022 before 3:00pm.

Depart: Depart San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD) on November 10, 2022 after 12:00pm.

We are happy to help you make your flight and travel arrangements. If you’d like to do anything prior to or following the AdventureWomen trip, we’d be delighted to help you arrange any trip extensions you’re interested in.

Note: The recent trend in travel is for travelers to finalize their plans much closer to departure time than was customary in the past. While we try to be as flexible as possible booking last-minute registrants, we must release hotel rooms two to three months prior to departure! Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.

Passports and Visas

Citizens of the United States must have a passport valid for six months beyond your travel dates with at least two blank facing pages. If you do not have a passport, please apply now!

Activity Level

We rate this trip as Active. Our Active adventures get you on your feet. You should be in good physical condition and be prepared to hike for up to five hours, multiple days in a row, on uneven surfaces with some steep ascents and descents. Please note that this is a general description of what you might encounter; for specific details about your trip, please consult the itinerary.

We recommend training before your trip (with your doctor’s permission!) to make the most of your adventure. We have a partnership with FitForTrips, a company that will design an individualized fitness plan for you with this itinerary in mind. Best of all, AdventureWomen guests get a 25% discount with the code FITWOMEN. Learn more on the FitForTrips website.

You should come with a flexible, adventurous, and enthusiastic spirit, and a wonderful sense of humor that adventure travel requires.

Health Considerations

Make an appointment with a travel clinic. There are no immunization requirements for travel to Mexico, however your local travel clinic may have recommendations for you based on your age, health, and past vaccination history.

For more health information, go to www.cdc.gov/travel and navigate to the page about Mexico.

How to Register

Call the AdventureWomen office at (800) 804-8686 to determine space availability and register for this trip. We can complete your registration, including taking your credit card deposit over the phone.

If you prefer, you can register online by clicking “Sign Up for this Trip” on the trip page.

Please be sure to read the AdventureWomen policies before registering!

Preparation and Packing

Once you register for your adventure, we will send you a comprehensive preparation guide including weather information, gratuity suggestions, and a packing list.

As a reference, AdventureWomen typically suggests $200-250 for gratuities on most trips. Detailed information will be provided to you prior to departure.

Forms and Final Payment

The deposit for this trip is $800, and is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Once you book, you will need to fill out and return to AdventureWomen:

  • Information Form
  • Booking Conditions Form
  • Copy of Flight Information
  • Copy of Issuing Page of Passport (Photo Page)
  • Supplemental Release for COVID

Final payment is due to AdventureWomen in a cash form (check, money order, or wire transfer). A maximum of $1,500 per person can be put on a credit card, which includes your deposit.

Final Payment Due Date: August 6, 2022

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

What's Included

Included

  • Accommodations as per itinerary based on double occupancy
  • All ground transportation
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • English-speaking guide(s) throughout the trip
  • Happy hour on Isla Espiritu Santo
  • One group transfer on arrival and departure
  • iRise Above Ambassador
  • iRise Above Foundation gift bag

Not Included

  • Alcoholic beverages (unless otherwise specified)
  • Cost of hospitalization or evacuation
  • Fees for passport, visas, immunizations, or travel insurance
  • Fees for travel insurance
  • International airfare to and from Baja
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Accommodations

Los Colibris Casitas

Los Colibris—The Hummingbirds—is located in Todos Santos, just a ten-minute walk from the area’s beautiful beaches. The property features two big casas (houses) and two casitas (little houses). Each building is configured and decorated in a unique way. The accommodations all include a kitchen or kitchenette with appliances, a dining area, a balcony, porch or patio, ceiling fans, and lovely views of the Pacific Ocean and lagoon.

Glamping on the Beach

You will love your base camp on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches! It features walk-in safari-style tents with twin beds, mattresses, pillows, sheets, and lamps. The accommodations are so comfortable and beautiful that you won’t want to leave. This is glamping (glamorous camping) at its best! There is a kitchen tent where our on-site chef makes wonderful meals for you every day, and there are sun showers and portable toilets in separate sheds.

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686