Trip Overview

Discover the joy of getting active together on a mother-daughter adventure in Baja, Mexico and the Sea of Cortez! Have fun together as you horseback ride, kayak, surf, snorkel and swim with sea lions, and enjoy Mexican cooking classes. Camp under the stars! Make priceless memories with your daughter in March 2020.

Blend a heavenly mix of Sea of Cortez seaside relaxation with adventurous activities you’ll love doing together! This is the AdventureWomen way, where a bit of pampering and some big adventures combine to create wonderful moments with your daughter and in the company of other mothers enjoying quality time with their daughters!

Arriving at Los Colibris Casitas in Todos Santos, Mexico, take in incredible ocean views then go explore the resort’s terraced landscapes, pools, and quiet spaces reaching down to the sea. In the evening, celebrate the flavors of Baja with an spectacular welcome dinner as you meet and get to know the other mothers and daughters in your group.

For big fun, head to the beaches of Baja the next day for expert surfing lessons with our talented surfing instructors on Playa Los Cerritos, one of the best surf breaks in Baja. Surfing may become your new favorite sport! And even if not, you’ll have some great “money shots” to laugh over later with your fellow Adventure Women.

Motor out the next day to Isla Espiritu Santo in the Sea of Cortez. During our three-night stay, this island is exclusively yours for a private luxury camping experience and opportunities to try new water sports. Don’t be shy! Try hiking the cliffs, learn to kayak in the clear waters of this protected bay, and master the stand-up paddle board, then wind down at night counting the millions of stars that swirl overhead. For a truly magical experience, go swimming with the island’s inquisitive sea lions. You may even have a nose-to-nose encounter with a new friend!

Upon your return to Todos Santos, enjoy some time walking and shopping in the historic section of the village. Cap your final evening with a Mexican cooking class creating the dishes that will become your farewell dinner!

Over a final Baja sunset and your group’s evening meal, swap stories and recall favorite moments on this memorable mother-daughter adventure. You’ll both realize that this was the best possible recipe for quality time and making memories.

Main Attractions

  • Enjoy a March 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 to make tortillas for a Mexican cooking class, including how to make the perfect margarita!
  • Get active in Baja with hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and glamp­ing on a private beach in the Sea of Cortez

What You'll See and Do

  • Boating
  • Cooking Class
  • Glamping
  • Hiking
  • Historical Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Local Delicacies
  • Paddleboarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa Element
  • Surfing
  • Swim with Sea Lions
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Women-To-Women Exchanges
  • 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

Wednesday, March 18 – Arrive in Todos Santos
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

Thursday, March 19 – Todos Santos
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 very first lesson!

Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Los Colibris Casitas

Day 3

Friday, March 20 – 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. Enjoy the sunset with your group!
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Glamping on the Beach

Day 4

Saturday, March 21 – 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: Glamping on the Beach

Day 5

Sunday, March 22 – Isla Espiritu Santo
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 of 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 never disappointing.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Glamping on the Beach

Day 6

Monday, March 23 – 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 by learning to make the perfect margarita. Make sure you pay attention as you learn from the chef – you are making your own dinner! Reminisce over all of the memories you have made and celebrate the end of an incredible trip in Baja.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Los Colibris Casitas

Day 7

Tuesday, March 24 – Depart Todos Santos
Say goodbye to your new AdventureWomen friends as you transfer to the airport for your flights home.
Breakfast

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Traveling to Baja, Mexico



Arrival and Departure Information

Arrive: Arrive at the San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD) on March 18, 2020 by 3:00pm.

Depart: Depart from the San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD) on March 24, 2020 after 12:00pm.

We are happy to help you make your flight and travel arrangements. Please contact us at:

(800) 804-8686 or (617) 544-9393
email: info@adventurewomen.com

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 at AdventureWomen get you on your feet! You should be in good physical condition for these trips and comfortable walking on uneven surfaces, such as cobblestone streets, biking well-maintained paths and natural trails, or kayaking in calm waters. 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 at: https://fitfortrips.com/partners/adventure-women/

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 Meixco.

Money

On this trip, US cash is accepted nearly everywhere. You should have enough money in small bills in US dollars (fives, tens, twenties, and some ones) to leave for tips. Credit cards are accepted in downtown Todos Santos and La Paz.

Suggestions for Gratuities:

  • Main guide: $20 per day

US Dollars are accepted in most places in Baja. Credit cards are accepted in downtown Todos Santos. We recommend bringing cash.

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)

Final payment is due to AdventureWomen in a cash form (check, money order, or wire transfer) on or before December 19, 2019. A maximum of $1,500 per person can be put on a credit card, which includes your deposit.

 

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

    • All hotel accommodations throughout the trip
    • All meals as listed in the itinerary
    • All ground transportation
    • Fully-guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary
    • English-speaking guides throughout the trip
    • Gratuities for assistant guides, drivers, lodge staff, and camp staff
    • One AdventureWomen Ambassador

Not Included

  • International airfare to and from Baja
  • Optional activities as listed in the itinerary
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Fees for passports, visas, or immunizations
  • Cost of hospitalization or evacuation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for main guide

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

What to Bring

In March, the weather in Baja is warm during the day with cool evenings. The highs will be in the low to upper 70s, and the lows will be in the lower 50s. You will want layers for evenings on your private island! Dress for this Baja adventure is casual.

Clothing and Gear

  • Duffel bag or small suitcase (soft-sided only; wheels OK)
  • Daypack
  • Rash guard (for surfing and snorkeling)
  • 2-3 short sleeve shirts (quick dry recommended)
  • 2-3 long sleeve shirts (quick dry recommended; good for bug protection)
  • 1 medium weight fleece sweat­er/jacket for cool evenings
  • 1-2 pairs of lightweight pants (for horseback riding and bug protection)
  • 1-2 pairs of shorts
  • 1-2 sets of nicer clothes for dinner
  • 2 bathing suits
  • 1-2 sun shirts/beach coverup
  • 1 set of yoga clothing
  • Waterproof/windbreaker jacket
  • Hat for sun protection
  • 5-7 pairs underwear
  • 5-7 pairs of socks
  • Sneakers or hiking shoes (closed-toe shoes for horse­back riding)
  • 1 pair of sandals/beach shoes
  • Sleepwear

AdventureWomen Essentials

  • Travel documents (passport, airline tickets, money)
  • 2-3 spare passport photos (in case of lost passport)
  • Write down/print out travel insurance number
  • Locks for your suitcase/duf­fel bag
  • Travel alarm clock with spare batteries
  • Headlamp or small flashlight with spare batteries
  • Binoculars (optional; 8x40/42 models are excel­lent choices; center focus models are easiest)
  • Digital camera, memory cards, battery charger
  • Power adapters/power bank
  • Sunglasses, case, and strap
  • Spare glasses, contact lenses, cleaner, saline, etc.
  • Money belt or neck pouch
  • Your AdventureWomen water bottle
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Hand wipes/hand sanitizer
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Soap, shampoo, and condi­tioner
  • Small packet of tissues
  • Tampons and panty liners (avoid plastic applicators)
  • Earplugs: We recommend Mack’s Pillow Soft White Moldable Silicone Snore Proof Earplugs. Available at most drugstores or at www.earplugstore.com
  • Assortment of stuff sacks and Ziploc bags
  • 1-2 bandanas/Buff
  • Reading material/journal and pens

Personal First Aid Kit

  • Prescription medicine you usually take (in original con­tainers)
  • Personal epi pen (if you need one, don’t forget to pack it!)
  • Bandages, Gauze, Ace ban­dage, blister prevention
  • Antiseptic wipes/spray
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Cotton-tipped applicators
  • Oral rehydration tablets/ packets
  • Antidiarrheal medication
  • Mild laxative
  • Antacid
  • Cold remedies
  • Ibuprofen/acetaminophen
  • Eye drops
  • Tweezers, scissors (travel size), safety pins

If you prefer to buy a complete kit, we recommend the Smart Travel first aid kit.

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

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686