Trip Overview

Enjoy snorkeling Baja’s blue lagoons, swim with sea lions, and enjoy an authentic Mexican cooking class while exploring Baja’s pristine beaches on the Sea of Cortez!

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, where you share the perfect combination of pampering, mouth-watering meals, and active outdoor adventure with your fellow companions who are as enthusiastic about exploring Baja as you are!  In the evening, celebrate the flavors of Mexico with a spectacular welcome dinner as you get to know the other women in our group.

Todos Santos

Your first full day of Baja fun includes an enriching two-part Mexican cooking lesson in which you’ll all work together to prepare local dishes for dinner. In the morning, meet with Chef Iker Algorri to learn the traditional method of making tortillas! After your cooking class, shake off the cornmeal and 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 get you launched in the calm waters of Playa Los Cerritos. Later, you’ll meet up with Chef Iker to help him select fresh fish right from the local fishing boats because tonight everyone learns how to make Punta Lobos Fish Stew with the fish you selected and the tortillas you made earlier. Add Chef Iker’s perfected margarita and you’ve got a meal fit for las reinas.

Isla Espiritu Santo

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 right 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!

Return to Todos Santos for a final Baja sunset and an exquisite final group dinner where you and your new friends can reflect on this amazing trip to the soothing and warm beaches of Mexico.

From hiking to paddle boarding, surfing to snorkeling with sea lions, from glamping to Mexican cooking classes, this is a tropical adventure in Mexico you’ll always remember with a smile.

Main Attractions

  • Enjoy an escape to the remote beaches and colorful village of Todos Santos in Baja, Mexico
  • Swim, snorkel and play with Baja's local sea lions
  • Learn how to make delicious Mexican cuisine from a talented Mexican "Maistro" using fresh local produce and seafood
  • Get active in Baja with hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, and Baja-style glamping on a pristine beach in the Sea of Cortez

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!

You will be picked up at the San Jose del Cabo airport by your guide and transferred to your hotel. You will receive specific instructions on the exact meeting location about a month prior to your trip. The Cabo airport is very busy, but AdventureWomen will make sure you know where you’re going!

Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening and get to know your AdventureWomen group!
Dinner

Overnight: Los Colibris Casitas

Day 2

Todos Santos
Enjoy an early morning yoga class on the sky deck. 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.

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

Take a Mexican cooking class this evening. Start 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 3

Todos Santos to Isla Espiritu Santo
Drive to La Paz, where you will get on a boat for your 60-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 paddleboarding exploring hidden lagoons and desert beaches. Enjoy the sunset with your group!
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Baja-Style Beach Glamping 

Day 4

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

Enjoy a dinner from the camp kitchen and a relaxing night on the beach.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Baja-Style Beach Glamping 

Day 5

Isla Espiritu Santo
Enjoy a morning hike! This 1-2 hour hike gets you out on the island to learn about the local flora and fauna on foot. Wear closed-toed shoes – there are cacti around!

Decide how you want to explore the sea just off the coast of Isla Espiritu Santo. Talk to your guides to take out a paddleboard, throw on some snorkeling gear, or jump into a kayak. There’s no wrong answer; this water has a way of never disappointing.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight:  Baja-Style Beach Glamping 

Day 6

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

Free time to explore the shops and artist galleries of Todos Santos.  Enjoy a farewell dinner with your group. Reminisce over all of the memories you have made and celebrate the end of an incredible trip!
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Los Colibris Casitas

Day 7

Todos Santos and Depart
After a fond farewell and breakfast, say “hasta luego” to your guide and new friends!

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

November 2022 Departure:

Arrive: Arrive at San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD) on November 13, 2022 before 3:00pm.

Depart: Depart San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD) on November 19, 2022 after 12:00pm.

March 2023 Departure:

Arrive: Arrive at San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD) on March 16, 2023 before 3:00pm.

Depart: Depart San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD) on March 22, 2023 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.

Preparation and Packing  

Please use the following guides as a reference when preparing for your adventure. We also encourage you to adapt the guides to your travel style as well as the destination’s forecasted weather.  

Gratuities  

Gratuities are highly trip-dependent and details will be provided to you prior to departure. As a general reference, AdventureWomen suggests $200-250 (or more) for gratuities on most trips. As always, tipping is at your discretion. 

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 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!

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.

November 2022 Final Payment Due Date: August 15, 2022

March 2023 Final Payment Due Date: December 16, 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 meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Guided sightseeing and activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Bi-lingual, naturalist guides throughout the trip
  • All ground transportation
  • One group transfer on arrival and departure
  • Drinking water available in large jugs to refill personal bottles
  • Happy hour on Isla Espiritu Santo
  • Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, wait staff, and luggage porters

Not Included

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

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

Amenities: En suite bathrooms with soap, shampoo, conditioner, hairdryer; electricity; Wifi

Baja-Style Beach Glamping

You will love your base camp on one of Isla Espiritu Santo’s most beautiful beaches! It features tents with real mattresses, lovely linens, and pillows. The accommodations are so comfortable and beautiful that you won’t want to leave. There is a kitchen tent where your on-site chef makes wonderful meals for you every day, and there are sun showers and portable toilets in separate cabanas.

Amenities: Composting toilet cabanas (not en suite); sun shower cabanas with soap and shampoo; solar charging station for small devices; campsite is off grid

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

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686