Baja Multi-Sport Adventure

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Let us introduce you and your family to our enchanting and fun-loving neighbor, Baja—a perfect blend of sand, sea, and sunshine. Not to mention gorgeous scenery, colorful culture, intriguing wildlife, adventures for all ages, and the most relaxing family vacation you could ever wish for!

Start your journey in Todos Santos—one of Mexico’s 50 officially designated Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns). Grab your backpack for some incredible hiking... think palm trees, cacti-covered canyons and sparkling waterfalls. Visualize ear-to-ear grins as your family rides horseback along a pristine ribbon of sand. Then get ready to hang ten on the waves of one of Baja’s most legendary surfing beaches—our fantastic instructor guarantees you’ll stand upright on your board! And kids will love the chance to meet and play with fellow school children on our perennial program favorite—Friends Across Borders.

Next, head for La Paz, Baja’s lovely beachfront capital. The dazzling turquoise waters and incredible rock formations of Balandra Bay make a picture-perfect setting for our kayaking adventure. And our day at Los Islotesbrings the chance to swim and snorkel among inquisitive sea lions (fingers crossed)—a truly unforgettable experience when the adorable pups pop up to look your child in the eye, then dive, flip and frolic as you all play in the water.  

2014 Dates
Dates 6 or more
travelers
2 to 5
travelers
11/23 - 11/29 $2,790 $3,090
12/20 - 12/26 $2,890 $3,190
2015 Dates
Dates 10 or more
travelers
6 to 9
travelers
2 to 5
travelers
03/28 - 04/03 $2,990 $3,190 $3,390
04/18 - 04/24 $2,990 $3,190 $3,390
06/27 - 07/03 $2,990 $3,190 $3,390
12/19 - 12/25 $3,290 $3,490 $3,690
12/26 - 01/01 $3,290 $3,490 $3,690

Book your 2015 adventure before June 30th, 2014 and receive a $200 discount per person for groups of 2 to 5; a $400 discount per person for groups of 6 or more. 

Child Discount: $200 per child under 12

Triple Discount: $400 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults in 2014; $300 in 2015 

Alumni Discount: if you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices

Prices are based on the number of people in your party.

Price includes: All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bi-lingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.

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Day 1 – Depart home / Arrive San Jose del Cabo

Welcome to Mexico’s Baja! Bordered by both the wild Pacific Ocean and the protected Sea of Cortez, this finger-like desert peninsula is a haven for exotic plants, birds and animals (both terrestrial and marine) and home to friendly and welcoming people. Whether vacationing with teens or with youngsters—the Baja offers unexpected delights and adventures for all ages.

 

  • Welcome dinner at Santo Vino
Days 2-4 – Todos Santos

An undiscovered gem, Todos Santos is back-dropped by the Sierra de Laguna Mountains and rimmed with gorgeous beaches and lush gardens. It’s an official Pueblo Mágico—one of Mexico’s 50 off-the-beaten-path towns known for their “magical” ambiance. During your time here, you and the kids will have the chance to make local friends and fully explore this fascinating, less-traveled area—on foot, by horseback, and in the water.

 

  • Todos Santos Historical Tour
  • Horseback ride on the beach
  • Fun with local kids
  • Hang Ten! Learn to surf (or try standup paddle boarding!)
  • Beach time
  • Friends Across Borders Meeting (pen pals)
  • Dinner's at Landi's, Miguel's, and La Casita
  • Hike striking desert cliffs overlooking the ocean
  • Beach Picnic
Day 5 – Todos Santos / La Paz

Cross the peninsula, arriving in La Paz on the Sea of Cortez. Jacques Cousteau once called the Sea of Cortez— one of the planet’s most bio-diverse ecosystems—“the aquarium of the world” and “the Galapagos of North America.” Our adventure at Los Islotes today is a trip highlight—an unforgettable nose-to-nose (literally!) encounter with the local sea lions that thrive in these nutrient-rich waters.

 

  • Transfer to La Paz
  • Swimming with sea lions
  • Dinner at El Bismarkcito
Day 6 – La Paz / Todos Santos
 
  • Kayaking in picturesque, tranquil Balandra Bay
  • Transfer to Todos Santos
  • Farewell dinner
Day 7 – Depart San Jose del Cabo / Arrive home

After breakfast bid a fond farewell to your new friends. Transfer to the airport in San Jose del Cabo for your international flight home. Hasta luego...

    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) with a total of six comfortable bedrooms. 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.

    Seven Crown La Paz Centro Hotel

    The Seven Crown La Paz Centro Hotel is located in downtown La Paz, Baja California Sur just 2 blocks from the Malecon. This hotel features 50 Guest Rooms and Suites, a swimming pool, wireless internet access, and exceptional service.

    Why Baja?

    The aquarium of the world
    Jacques Cousteau once called the Sea of Cortez “the aquarium of the world” and “the Galapagos of North America.” About 39 percent of the world’s marine mammal species and 70 percent of the world’s marine cetacean species live or migrate though here, making this region one of the planet’s most bio-diverse ecosystems. Baja is also home to small animals such as the flying mobula (very similar to manta rays) and the vaquita marina, or sea calf (declared by the Natural Resources Defense Council to be “the world’s rarest, most endangered porpoise”), as well as to the world’s largest animal—the blue whale. The Sea of Cortez also plays seasonal host to humpback, killer, pilot and grey whales and permanent resident populations of fin and sperm whales. Family travel to the region is a perfect way to share the wonders of this corner of the planet in a highly personal and up-close adventure.
    An easy-to-get-to destination
    As our south-of-the-border neighbor, Baja is easy to get to. Direct flights depart from many U.S. airports, including Newark, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, San Diego, Portland and Seattle. It’s a great destination for families who want to experience a completely unique, beautiful, and totally different culture and environment that’s a stress-free plane ride away.
    Where the desert meets the ocean
    One of the most striking things about the Baja peninsula is the incredible juxtaposition of desert and sea, happy home to both cactus and seagull. Artists and photographers are lured here by the quality of light, marine sports enthusiasts come to enjoy the challenging fun above and below the surface of the inviting big blue sea, and families have discovered that a trip to the Baja offers a perfect balance of adventure and relaxation.
    Warm, hospitable people
    Travel with Thomson to Baja offers countless opportunities to both enjoy the great outdoor activities of the area, and to make friends with some of the local residents. The people are family-oriented, relaxed, and always ready to welcome visitors into the fold. Throughout your family trip you’ll meet English-speaking locals who happily share their stories and insights into the area. Your kids will also have the wonderful opportunity to play a soccer game and enjoy a piñata party with local children. More often than not, families find that they have not only had a great time together in Baja, but have made many new Mexican friends as well.
    Surfing hotspot
    The Pacific beaches of Todos Santos have some of the most famous surf breaks in the Baja Peninsula, making it a great place for your eager child to take that first lesson, or brush up on your form if you’ve already got your moves down.
    The last frontier
    The people of Mexico consider the Baja “the last frontier.” Ten million years ago the southern part of this peninsula was an island, and this isolation gave rise to the great diversity of native plant and animal species found here. More than 23 percent of the plants and 10 percent of the animals found in southern Baja are endemics. In addition to such fascinating wildlife as the babisuri (ring-tailed cats), mountain lions, and Baja ground squirrels, a wonderful array of birdlife inhabits the lower peninsula, including the endemic cape pygmy owl, Xantus hummingbird and Belding’s yellowthroat. This unique eco-region is also home to the last populations of pronghorn antelope, puma, mule deer and mountain sheep in Mexico. We believe the Baja is one of the great natural treasures of North America... those who visit all seem to agree.
    Excellent eats
    Every meal in Baja is casual and delicious. Get comfortable and enjoy some delectable, authentic Mexican comfort food. Eat chilaquiles and huevos rancheros to start off a full day of family adventure. At lunch and dinner time, get your fill of home and house-made tacos, enchiladas, and burritos with chicken, beef, fish, or pork, and tomato, green chile, and mole sauces.

    Why Baja with Thomson?

    Amazing guides
    Our local guides in Baja are extremely knowledgeable and proud of their beloved culture, and they are so lively and full of energy, your kids won’t even be able to keep up with them! They’ll lead your family on desert canyon hikes, join the kids in a daring leap off the side of the boat, and play in every spontaneous or organized game of beach soccer. With positive attitudes and can’t-be-fazed demeanors, our guides will see to it that everything behind the scenes is taken care of so you won’t have to worry about a single detail of your family adventure.
    Full range of activities and terrains
    We will never let your family get bored with any one setting or activity. You’ll traverse an arid desert landscape with dusty trails and native cacti, ride on horseback along an endless expanse of empty beach, roll down soft dunes into clear blue water, learn to surf on the waves of Los Cerritos, and kayak around magnificent rock formations in Balandra Bay, stopping to swim and play with friendly sea lions in their native habitat. We never bring our travelers on the standard, run-of-the-mill family vacation – we construct the perfect trip to make sure you experience Baja the right way.
    Spend quality time with local children of the Palapa Society
    Our family trips are so much more than simply tourism. We’ll help your family get inspired to change the world. In Todos Santos, you’ll visit the Palapa Society, a non-profit civil organization founded to help young Mexican children learn to speak English and develop strong, friendly links between them and the English-speaking people living in the area and throughout the world. The people at the Palapa Society believe that children are the most precious resource in the world, and they are committed to improving the quality of their lives. Your family will have the chance to speak with these children and work with them, proving to your kids that no border can hinder true friendship and solidarity.