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Mexico's Whales, Wine & Wonders


Be a part of our first-ever road trip along the Pacific Coast of Baja California.

The central Baja California region is a pristine destination of undeveloped splendor. Uninhabited islands, a combination of mountains and deserts, and a lively sea come together in a mixture of incredible natural beauty. The grand beauty of visiting gray whales is complemented by subtle, flavorful notes in the region's award-winning wineries. Come join us on this wonderful small group adventure!


  • Experience two close-up encounters with Pacific gray whales
  • Marvel in the desert rock formations, boulders and caves in Catavina
  • Visit Mexico's premier wine country, the Guadalupe Valley
  • Explore the charming shops, cafes, and taquerias in Ensenada
  • Shop the bustling Mercado Hildago in Tijuana
  • Fully escorted and narrated by a Sports Leisure Tour Director and bilingual local guide
  • 16 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Door-to-door airport transportation
  • Round trip airfare to/from San Diego
  • 3850/4250 Gold Passport Points


**Passport Required**



Daily Itinerary

Day 1.

Fly to San Diego and transfer from the airport to your hotel to meet your Mexican tour guide for a briefing and welcome cocktail. Holiday Inn Bayside 

Day 2.

Depart this morning for Northern Baja California, Mexico. Bienvenidos and welcome to Mexico, crossing the border to Tijuana, the world's busiest land border crossing. Visit Tijuana's bustling Mercado Hidalgo before continuing on scenic Highway 1 to Ensenada for lunch at a local restaurant. After the meal, return to Highway 1 traveling south through Northern Baja's tomato, strawberry and pepper fields along the way to San Quintin. Your Welcome Dinner awaits! Hotel Mision Santa Maria (B,L,D) 

Day 3.

Continue on Highway 1 to Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, through the Desierto Central de Baja California with its unique desert vegetation. Stop in Catavina along the way to take a short walk through this fascinating desert with rock formations and granite boulders to nearby caves to view cave paintings that offer a glimpse into the indigenous human and animal life that once populated the region. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Guerrero Negro, which will serve as base camp for our whale watching adventure. Dinner this evening is at the hotel. Halfway Inn - 2 nights (B,L,D) 

Day 4.

Early this morning depart for Guerrero Negro's nearby lagoon, Ojo de La Liebre. This lagoon serves as the magnificent gray whale's first calving stop on the journey from the Bering Strait. Aboard small, non-intrusive boats captained by local guides, experience an up-close encounter with these gentle and curious giants. Lunch is served at a local restaurant after today's excursion before returning to the hotel for a free late afternoon and evening. (B,L) 

Day 5.

A mid-morning departure takes you back to Ojo de La Liebre, also known as Scammon's Lagoon, for the second time to experience this unique opportunity to enjoy close encounters with these magnificent and curious sea creatures. Home to more than just our giant friends, the nearby lagoons are teeming with sea life such as dolphins, sea lions and seals, surrounded by giant osprey nests and frequented by a variety of other migratory birds. Return to town to board the motor coach where a boxed lunch is served, returning north for an overnight and dinner in the village of Catavina. (Hotel Mision Catavina (B,L,D) 

Day 6.

Continue north to the bustling port city of Ensenada. Lunch is served along the way, arriving in the afternoon at your hotel where a downtown orientation walk is offered. This evening is yours to relax or explore the shops, cafes and taquerias this charming town has to offer. Cortez Inn - 2 nights (B,L) 

Day 7.

Travel to see one of the largest natural ocean geysers in North America at La Buradorato. Enjoy more of Ensenada at midday, then head to Mexico's premier wine country, the Guadalupe Valley, where the wineries rival those found in the Napa Valley. Visit locally owned and operated winery for a tasting and scrumptious Farewell Dinner you're sure to love. (B,D) 

Day 8.

After breakfast return to San Diego for the early afternoon return to Sacramento. (B) 

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


Saturday, February 22, 2025 to Saturday, March 1, 2025

8 Days, 16 Meals

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners


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