Baja Winter Eco-Adventure!

Plan your own group (minimum 6) for dates of your choosing (subject to availability)

The WOW! Travel Club operated its first Eco-Adventure to the Sea of Cortez in March 2016. It was an extraordinary journey – well worth repeating. We’ve done all the research and legwork to create a small-group package, applicable to as few as six travelers, and will make special arrangements for your group for your preferred dates, from January through March, 2017.

The Sea of Cortez was called the “world’s aquarium” by Jacques Cousteau. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve and one of the most biologically diverse marine environments on Earth!

You’ll start and end this adventure in the charming and historic town of Todos Santos: artist colony, surfing hotspot and center for organic farming.

Your accommodations will feature everything from casitas with fabulous views overlooking the sea, to safari-tents on a gorgeous, secluded beach.

The experiences will take your breath away. From Mexican cooking classes to swimming with sea lions and snorkeling with whale sharks. You can sea kayak, birdwatch, even try your hand at stand-up paddling. And the interaction with mother and baby gray whales in Magdalena Bay is beyond explanation. Here’s a video from our experience in March, 2016:
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Best season for whale experiences is from late January thru March. Choose your preferred dates, and we’ll check availability. These properties are small, so flexibility might be necessary.

Day 1

  • Arrive San Jose del Cabo
  • Transfer to Todos Santos (90 mins)
  • Check into Los Colibris Casitas (2 nts)
  • Welcome drinks and dinner in town

Day 2

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning historic walking tour & artist gallery visit
  • Lunch at a local spot, serving the best chile rellenos in town
  • Mexican cooking class, drinks and dinner at hotel

Day 3

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Check out of hotel and transfer to La Paz (90 min) and board boat to Isla Espiritu Santo; lunch on route
  • Snorkeling with whale sharks and sea lions (nature permitting)
  • Check into tent camp on Isla Espiritu Santo (2 nights)
  • Afternoon at leisure for your choice of activities
  • Sunset drinks and dinner at camp

Day 4

  • Breakfast at camp
  • Group activity – snorkeling, cruising out to bird sanctuaries
  • Lunch at camp
  • Afternoon at leisure for your choice of activities – Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, etc.
  • Sunset drinks and dinner at camp

Day 5

  • Breakfast at camp
  • Check out of camp, board boat to La Paz and transfer to Magdalena Bay (4.5 hrs); lunch on route
  • Afternoon interaction with whales
  • Check into Mangrove Inn in Lopez Mateos (1 nt)
  • Dinner at hotel

Day 6

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning interaction with whales
  • Transfer to Todos Santos (4.5 hrs), lunch on route
  • Check into The Todos Santos Inn (1 nt)
  • Farewell drinks and dinner in town

Day 7

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to San Jose del Cabo airport (90 mins) for afternoon flights home

Flight Information

There are convenient flight to San Jose del Cabo from most major gateway cities.

We can assist with flight arrangements for a service fee of $50. We cannot book mileage tickets or upgrades, which must be done directly with the carrier.

Sample Inclusions

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Accommodations for 6 nights:
    • 2 nights ocean-view lodging at Los Colibris Casitas in Todos Santos
    • 2 “glamping” nights on a secluded beach on Isla Espiritu Santo (featuring safari-style walk-in tents, beds with mattresses, sheets/blankets/pillows, etc.)
    • 1 night at a simple hotel in Lopez Mateos at Magdalena Bay
    • 1 night at the historic Todos Santos Inn, in the heart of town
    • All meals: daily breakfast; 6 lunches; 6 dinners (incl. Mexican cooking class)
    • Cocktails, beer and wine, as indicated on itinerary
    • Historical walking tour of Todos Santos
    • Recreational experiences to include any/all of the following (weather and nature permitting)
      • Snorkeling with whale sharks
      • Snorkeling with sea lions
      • Kayaking
      • Stand-up paddle boarding
      • Hiking on Isla Santo Espíritu
      • Bird watching
      • Encounters with gray whales in Magdalena Bay (two 3-hour cruises)
    • All transfers throughout the program, including airport transfers to/from San Jose del Cabo airport, in comfortable, air-conditioned van (based on one pick-up time and one drop-off time)
    • Wetsuit, snorkel gear and recreational equipment (kayaks, paddle boards)
    • Entrance fees to National Marine Parks, with applicable taxes
    • English-speaking naturalist guide (Wilderness First Responder) to travel throughout the journey
    • Gratuities to staff and guides

     

    WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

    • Airfare
    • Gratuities to hotel maids
    • Insurance for medical or trip cancellation/interruption
    • Incidentals

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

WOW! TRAVEL CLUB – BAJA INDIE ECO-ADVENTURE 

PACKAGE COST: $2,995 per person, double occupancy (based on minimum 6 persons traveling together)

AIR TRANSPORTATION: You may make your own flight arrangements to San Jose del Cabo or we can assist with a $50 per person service fee. We cannot book mileage tickets or upgrades, which must be done directly with the carrier.

It is the responsibility of the traveler to provide the legal name as on the passport. Passport must be valid for six months from return date. Carriers may deny boarding if name on ticket does not match name on passport.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:  An initial deposit of $1,000 per person is due at time of registration. Balance due at least 60 days prior to departure. Exact payment schedule will be advised when dates are confirmed.

CANCELLATION: If unforeseen events happen that force you to cancel, penalties vary depending on the date of cancellation. Deadlines and cancellation fees will be advised when dates are confirmed.

SUPPLEMENTAL TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR TRIP CANCELLATION/INTERRUPTION: We recommend insurance to cover financial penalties if you need to cancel your trip. Information will be provided upon receipt of deposit.

RATES: All rates quoted are based on tariffs and exchange rates in effect as of May 1, 2015 and are subject to change. Rates are based on a minimum group size of 6 paying guests. If the group falls below this number, the price will change. Unused tour items, missed meals or tours, etc. are not refundable.

TIPS AND TAXES: The package includes all service charges and taxes imposed by hotels and all entrance fees, etc. Basic gratuities to drivers, guides and porters are included. Gratuities to hotel maids are not included. You are welcome to extend additional gratuities for anyone who has provided exemplary service.

BAGGAGE: We recommend duffel bags rather than wheeled luggage only because of the sand at the island. Obviously, such luggage would not be wheeled through the sand, but would need to be carried. Check with the air carrier for applicable limits.

PASSPORT: You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of re-entry to your home country.

HEALTH/VACCINATIONS: Consult your physician for recommendations. Additional information regarding Traveler’s Health precautions is available at the website for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Final travel documents will be sent to your mailing address about two weeks prior to departure.

WOW! VOWS: All guests will be asked to sign and agree to the WOW! Vows for responsible travel:

  • I vow to travel with my sense of wonder and my sense of humor.
  • I vow to be a gracious guest and leave a place at least as good as I found it.
  • I vow to be a respectful traveler – thoughtful of the people and places I visit.
  • I vow to be on time, or catch up with the group at my own expense.
  • I vow to communicate any complaints, grievances or missed expectations to the tour leader promptly, privately and appropriately. (e.g.; I will not whine in front of the group!)
  • I understand that travel requires patience, a positive attitude, and an ability to laugh. If I can’t relax and enjoy the unexpected, I vow to stay home!

RISKS OF TRAVEL AND YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES: International travel involves inherent risks. The CTP Group/WOW! Travel Club (CTP/WOW) cannot be liable for any injury, death or loss of personal property in connection with your participation in CTP/WOW activities. By participating in CTP/WOW Baja, you assume risk of inherent dangers (including without limitation, annoyance and expenses) related to military or political action, civil disturbances, quarantine, strikes, detention, mental trauma, pilferage, weather, epidemiological events, acts of God or any other circumstances over which CTP/WOW has no control.

I understand that CTP/WOW reserves the right to refuse as a trip participant, or remove from a trip, any person it judges to be incapable of meeting the rigors and requirements of participating in activities, or who it determines to detract from the enjoyment of the trip by others. I agree to follow all written and verbal rules of safety presented to me by CTP/WOW. CTP/WOW reserves the right to make route, hotel, itinerary and trip modifications as required or desirable to improve the trip quality and/or to accommodate the comfort and well-being of guests.

CTP/WOW reserves the right to alter or cancel any trip due to weather, sickness, political climate, and/or insufficient registration or other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. While CTP/WOW will make every effort to obtain full or partial refunds from suppliers, CTP/WOW cannot guarantee your ability to recoup payment.

The above terms and conditions are hereby expressly incorporated into the “Release, Waiver and Indemnity Agreement” to be signed by you as a WOW! Travel Club participant.

CONSENT: Payment of the deposit OR any other partial payment for registration of a participant for CTP/WOW activities constitutes consent by all guests/participants registered by the party completing on-line registration. You and your guests/participants hereby agree to the Terms & Conditions of this website. The Terms & Conditions set forth on this website may not be modified or amended except in writing by an authorized officer of CTP/WOW.

All guests/participants are required to initial and sign a Release Waiver and Indemnity Agreement, which will be sent upon receipt of your deposit. Final processing of your registration payment cannot be completed until such time as CTP receives the initialed and signed “Release, Waiver and Indemnity Agreement” of all participants/guests covered by your on-line registration.

May 2016   CST # 1016440-10

Contact us now to plan YOUR once-in-a-lifetime Baja Eco Adventure!

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