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Walking Adventures Glendale AZ

Baja Breakaway

Todos Santos, Camp Cecil de la Isla, Sea Of Cortez, Mexico

 

Glamping | Luxury Casitas | Space To Roam | Open Air

Connect to life on the beaches, deserts and mountains of Mexico's Baja. 

EXCLUSIVE! Gene & Jo Ann Taylor, co-founders of The Walking Connection are your hosts and walking companions for this small group adventure. Built with safety, social distancing and serenity as priorities, this is the perfect vacation for private family or group of close friends. 

March 19 - 23, 2023

5-Days, 4 Nights

A unique adventure to the Isla Espiritu Santo.

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$2398USD        

per person, double occupancy

(with 2 guests traveling together)

$300 USD Due With Registration

WE ARE YOUR 

CONNECTION

To us, Todos Santos, Mexico is Sergio and Bryan Jauregi. We began visiting Los Colibris Casitas a decade ago. They are two of the most welcoming hosts you will ever meet and we are proud to call them our friends. When our journey is over, you'll do the same. Both of them, along with every member of their team will see to it that your adventure is just right for you, whether that's packing a lunch to sit on the beach or climbing the region's tallest mountain! 

 

As The Walking Connection begins to roll out our plans for 2022 and beyond, we chose this adventure because of how closely they work with Jo Ann to carefully plan a safe and fun adventure that features outdoor meals, socially distanced walks and hikes, and accommodations that meet and exceed all the safety standards and best practices required in today's world. 

Baja Bliss

Your Experience

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Level of Activity

 

This is a beach adventure holiday with optional activities on both land and sea.

 

Each day consists of 3-5 hours of adventure, most centered around water activities and walking over various terrains - all optional with plenty of opportunities for your own down time. Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding or easy beach walks are all available for varied abilities.  

And don't forget to pack your camera with crystal blue waters and glorious sunsets, photo opportunities will abound!

 

It is our mission to provide you with the most fulfilling and appropriate adventure for your fitness level. We are available to discuss options ahead of booking!

Photo Credit: ColinRuggiero

Level of Comfort

The sleeping accommodations on this journey are very comfortable and always with lots of personality. Although star ratings are not particularly helpful when it comes to small boutique casitas and luxury tents on the beqch, you will feel pampered with a front row view of both the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean!


Though you are travelling essentially the width of Baja California Sur over the course of this breakway, the weather will be similar from day to day. We expect to have fine weather that will be basically dry.  


Temperatures should be around 80° -85°f (25°- 30°c) during the day, with pleasant evenings at 60° - 65°f (15°- 20°c) 

All meals and activities are in the great outdoors in wide open spaces with plenty of room for social distancing.

We will be following the Adventure Travel COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines using international industry standards, public resources from the CDC, WHO, governments and tour operators.

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Photo Credit: ColinRuggiero

THIS is Glamping 

 

Ever since the Walking Connection's first trip to Kenya 25 years ago we have loved glamping! On our return from Africa, we sought out other unique locations where we could connect deeply to stunning nature in an authentic way. 

Glamping is where being in the great outdoors meets modern luxury. It's where you can have a deeper engagement with your surroundings and still enjoy the comforts of home, sleeping beneath a blanket of stars. 

 

With high style under canvas, think of it as glamorous camping. Beautifully decorated walk-in tents with fine linens on real beds and colorful rugs underfoot - this will be your personal space to escape the ordinary.

 

Day-By-Day

Please note that the details of this itinerary are subject to change. Many of the planned activities are organized according to availability, events or seasonal dates, appropriate weather conditions or the discretion of our guides. We make every effort to provide the experience described in the itinerary with the understanding that some things may change.

DAY 1
Arrive Todos Santos
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Today you'll arrive at the airport in San Jose del Cabo where you'll be met by our guides and transferred to Todos Santos and Los Colibris Casitas, about a 90 minute drive.

 

Upon arrival, get settled into your lovely room with beautiful ocean views. If time allows, take a leisurely beach walk and look for migrating whales close to shore.  

Meals Included: Dinner

Accommodation: Los Colibris Casitas

Your walk will be followed by a private gourmet taco welcome dinner prepared for us by the chef at Los Colibris. During dinner, our guides will host a trip briefing, outlining the adventures to come. Overnight at Los Colibris with an ocean lullaby. 

DAY 2

Sea of Cortez and Camp Cecil Adventure!

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Photo Credit: ColinRuggiero

You're off to Isla Espiritu Santo and Camp Cecil today!

 

After breakfast you'll go to our bodega to get snorkeling gear and wet suits, then it's on to the boats and out into the Sea of Cortez!

Spend the days doing exactly what pleases you – hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming with sea lions, stand up paddle boarding, bird watching, and walking hidden lagoons and desert beaches. Hanging around doing nothing, reading and sipping margaritas also accepted. This is your breakaway!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camp Cecil de la Isla Night 1 of 2

DAY 3

Explore Isla Espiritu both land and sea

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Photo Credit: ColinRuggiero

Who knows what adventures the day may bring?! 

 

Perhaps paddle board with sea turtles, or snorkel with sea lions, maybe spot some whales, or dance with some Blue-footed Boobies.

 

Whatever surprises the day may hold, you can be sure that it will also include magnificent food and drink!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camp Cecil de la Isla - Night 2 of 2

Day 4

Whale Sharks!

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Today depart from Camp Cecil and head for one of the most amazing experiences yet - swimming with the largest fish in the world - the whale shark! (Optional)

 

These gentle giants feed on plankton in the Bay of La Paz (so all human flesh is safe), and it is here that we have the remarkable experience of observing and swimming with them.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Los Colibris Casitas 

In the afternoon  return to Todos Santos, check back in to Los Colibris Casitas,  then enjoy a farewell cooking class.  First, learn to make the perfect margarita. Second, pay attention because you have to eat what you make!

Day 5

Say ADIOS! Or Not! Your Choice!

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Your authentic experience between the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez has come to an end.

After breakfast depart on a private transfer back to the airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Optional Extension: Prefer to stay longer and see more of Baja California Sur? Check out two more optional nights of glamping. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Glamping Accommodation: Camp Cecil de la Sierra - Night 1 of 2 (Optional)

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After breakfast, travel about 90 minutes to this special reserve of Baja California Sur. You will be heading to Camp Cecil de la Sierra, a luxury tented camp in a shady mango and grapefruit grove.

 

This exclusive camp (only 8 luxury tents) is on the property of a local ranching family, and highlights both the cultural and natural heritage of the Sierras. The family is an integral part of the experience, providing all the meat, cheese and tortillas for the camp, teaching guests how to make tortillas and cheese in the traditional manner, and acting as guides in the reserve. 

Day 6 - Optional Pre or Post Extension
Discover the diversity of Baja

Early risers may start the day with some birding around camp as the sun rises over the mountains. After an amazing ranch breakfast, you'll set the plan for the day with the guides. 

 

Activities include beautiful hikes in the reserve with spectacular views, swimming in watering holes and picnicking by waterfalls. Or if you prefer hang out in the shade of the mango trees and enjoy the books in the library, perhaps while sipping a margarita! 

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Glamping Accommodation: Camp Cecil de la Sierra - Night 2 of 2

The Sierra La Laguna Biosphere Reserve is one of Baja´s most beautiful but least explored areas. Part of an island off the coast of Baja 10 million years ago, the Reserve is one of the most bio diverse areas in the world. Reflecting it's long history of island isolation, almost 25% of plants and 10% of animals found in the Reserve are endemic to the area, i.e, they are not found anywhere else on the planet.

 

Activities at the camp include beautiful hikes in the reserve, with opportunities to get terrific views of the Pacific ocean, swim in watering holes and picnic by waterfalls. There is fantastic birding in the early mornings, amazing star gazing at night, and plenty of opportunities to interact with the ranch family and work with them making cheese, tortillas and other products in the traditional manner. 

EXTEND YOUR STAY & Head to the Mountains!

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Day 7 - Optional Pre or Post Extension
A final good bye

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Wake up to the sound of nature and enjoy one last leisurely morning. A hardy breakfast of fresh locally sourced ingredients will be served before it is time to say farewell.

One group transfer will be available to the airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Where We Sleep

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Camp Cecil de la Isla

 

Our base camp on one of the island´s most beautiful beaches, features 8 beautifully decorated walk-in tents with real beds, lovely linens, bedside tables, lanterns, beach towels, storage space, rugs, chairs, and more.

 

Espiritu Xantus Café is where the on-site chef makes wonderful meals for you every day – and daily happy hour of course!  

 

For sustainability there are two shared sun showers and two compost toilet cabañas.

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Los Colibris Casitas

 

Los Colibris Casitas was made for nature lovers seeking beauty and tranquility with the services and amenities of a private boutique hotel. Each of the en suite casitas have magnificent views of the Pacific ocean, a freshwater estuary and a palm grove oasis to the front, and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the side and back.

 

Just a short walk to 70 miles of a virtually empty pristine beach - watch the fishermen cast their nets in the early morning light, wait for the green flash of a magnificent Baja sunset in the late afternoon, and enjoy the vast expanse of a star-filled sky at night.

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Camp Cecil de la Sierra

 

The camp is in a ranch's huerta, which is filled with beautiful mango and grapefruit trees. The accommodations are 8 exclusive beautifully decorated walk-in tents with real beds, lovely linens, bedside tables, lanterns, towels, yoga mats, fans, storage space, rugs, chairs, and more.

 

There is a library/reading area, a yoga space and a comfortable stargazing area where you can comfortably recline under the big mountain skies. 

Each tent has sustainable en suite compost toilet and camp has a shared shower cabaña.

Photo Credit: ColinRuggiero