Baja

Baja for Millennials

  • Overview
    Starts at

    $3690PP

    Duration

    9 days

    Activity

    Level 3

    Meals

    8 breakfast, 7 lunch, 8 dinner

    This Baja family vacation is for families with Millennial kids and has everything from glamping on a gorgeous uninhabited island to kayaking and snorkeling, all while leaving plenty of time to do nothing but relax and wander. There is a little something for everyone and no pressure to stay on the path well traveled.

    Glamping on a Secluded Island

    Have a comfortable and glamourous camping experience with cozy beds and delicious home cooked meals on a secluded island all to yourself.

    Explore Isla Espiritu Santo

    While glamping on this secluded island with no roads, cars, restaurants, or people we’ll hike, relax on the beach, swim, kayak, and standup paddleboard in complete privacy.

    Snorkel in Cabo Pulmo

    Baja locals had fought to protect the waters in Cabo Pulmo and their efforts paid off. The waters are now full of kaleidoscopic tropical fish that we can swim with.

    Night Out in Todos Santos

    Visit the best cantinas in town for a night of drinks, stories, dancing, and getting to know the locals.

    Hike and Surf in Todos Santos

    Todos Santos is not only a quaint Mexican town, but a place where hiking cactus strewn cliffs and catching the perfect surf are never far away.

  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    Fly to Baja


    Days 1-3

    Cabo Pulmo

    Snorkeling Excursion

    Snorkel in Cabo Pulmo National Park, a protected reef system that’s now thriving due to the conservation efforts of the local community. Experience firsthand the gorgeous underworld that they fought so hard to save.

    Mountain Bike Ride

    Take an adrenaline-pumping mountain bike ride through the desert landscape of Baja. Bring your camera—you won’t be sorry!

    Morning Hike Option

    Wake up bright and early and break a sweat with a morning hike. By the time you’re done, the day will already feel like a success!

    Scuba Diving Option (at your own expense)

    If you’ve always wanted to try scuba diving, here’s your chance! This five-star dive center offers dive education, PADI courses, and first-class dive guides and instructors. If you’re already certified, join fellow divers and a pro, and take off for an unforgettable experience among the only living reef in the area.


    Day 3

    La Paz

    El Bismarkcito Dinner

    Enjoy an incredible dinner at the lively El Bismarkcito, a La Paz institution. Pssst…they’re famous for their fabulous tacos!


    Days 4-5

    Espiritu Santo

    Boat Ride to Isla Espiritu Santo

    Take a boat ride to the secluded Isla Espiritu Santo to go glamping and have an entire island all your own to explore!

    Isla Espiritu Santo

    Unhook from the fast-paced world on Isla Espiritu Santo, an uninhabited island located in the Sea of Cortez that’s perfect for adventuring and glamping.

    Kayaking

    One of the best was to explore the Sea of Cortez is by kayak, allowing us to take it nice and easy, gliding on the surface of the water while thousands of colorful fish swim just below.

    Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, or Snorkeling

    You decide how to explore the sea just off the coast Isla Espiritu Santo: snorkel, kayak, stand-up paddle board or swim. There’s no wrong answer in these waters!

    Boat to Los Islotes

    Take a boat from Isla Espiritu out to Los Islotes to snorkel with the area’s famed sea lions! Snorkel to watch playful, underwater antics of these curious creatures, and grab some epic photos with them in the water!


    Days 6-8

    Todos Santos

    Optional Morning Yoga

    Don’t want to sleep in? Start the day off with a gentle yoga class at the hotel.

    Cliff Hike

    Take a clifftop hike above the shoreline for spectacular views of stark sand contrasted against vibrant sea, watching for resident sea lions, birds, and whales along the way.

    Surf's Up

    Los Cerritos is one of the best surf breaks in Baja, featuring a smooth, sandy bottom and small waves breaking close to shore, perfect for all levels to experience the sport of surfing!

    Horseback Riding

    Enjoy a ride on an endless stretch of beach, learning from our guide about Baja ranching culture and wildlife as we ride.

    Evening Cooking Class

    Learn how to make the perfect margarita and special local dish from the best, Chef Iker himself from Chef Iker’s Colibris Café. Your taste buds will never be as happy.

    Night Out in Todos Santos

    Head out for a night on the town. Start with dinner and drinks at a favorite local restaurant, and then head out to a bar to hear some music, do a little dancing, share a pint with the locals, and have a whole load of fun.


    Day 9

    Depart / Arrive home


  • Dates & Prices

    2018 Dates


    03/17-03/25

    Adult $3690PP

    05/19-05/27

    Adult $3690PP

    11/17-11/25

    Adult $3790PP

    Additional Info

    Smart Traveler Advantages

    Book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get free flight insurance, free cancellation insurance, and a GoPro Hero Session!

    Alumni Discount 

    If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.

    Price includes

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

  • Hotels

    Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort

    Located in the middle of paradise, the palm-thatched bungalows of Cabo Pulmo have private bathrooms and kitchens. They are uniquely decorated and configured. Each is equipped with fans but not air conditioning. Amenities include a restaurant and bar and dive shop.

    Hyatt Place

    The Hyatt Place in La Paz is in a great location in the Costa Baja neighborhood, comprised of beach front, beautiful luxury homes, restaurants and a golf course. The Hyatt Place is off of the main drag enough to feel secluded, but only a few minutes from historic downtown and the Malecon. The hotel itself offers free Wi-Fi, a heated outdoor pool, and a gym that’s open every hour of the day, every day of the week. There’s also the Coffee to Cocktails Bar to quench any thirst you might have!

    Glamping

    We’ll set up a base camp on Isla Espiritu Santo so glorious nature and all the fun is right outside your door. Enjoy the comforts of walk-in safari style tents, and cots with mattresses, sheets, and pillows. A compost toilet sits in a little cabana, and there is a separate tent for ‘sun showers’. Delicious food is prepared just for you on site in the kitchen tent.

    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, a dining area, a balcony, porch or patio, ceiling fans, and lovely views of the Pacific Ocean and lagoon.

    Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.

  • Why Thomson

    Guaranteed Departures

    No matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.

    Guides

    Be accompanied for your entire trip by an expert local in-country guide who will know all of the ins and outs of the adventure and destination.

    Small Groups

    With a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.

    Travel Insurance

    Every Thomson Family Adventures trip comes with travel insurance for your entire family at no extra cost.