7 daysActivity Level
ActiveActive trips revolve around multi-sport activities that keep your family outside and having fun! Your family will spend more time interacting with the elements and exploring than sitting on a beach or inside of a museum. These activities are not always physically demanding but they can be and do require a basic level of fitness.
6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
Take your family vacation to an enchanting and fun-loving place, Baja—the perfect blend of sand, sea, and sunshine. Swim, snorkel, kayak, eat, hike, and relax on California’s peninsula. Get up close to wildlife and see a landscape where the desert meets the sea for an amazing family vacation!
Recommended Age: 6+
Learn to Surf in Los Cerritos
Learn to master the waves with a professional instructor and his guaranteed flawless method for getting up on a surf board.
Swim with Whale Sharks
Swim with these giant gentle creatures of the sea in the beautiful Bay of La Paz, truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Visit a Friendly Sea Lion Colony
Take a boat out to a friendly sea lion colony at Isla Los Islotes and jump into the water with these curious and wonderful animals.
Hike Along a Cliff Top
Venture into the desert and hike along a cacti strewn cliff top until reaching the beautiful blue sea and delicious picnic.
Snorkel in the Sea of Cortez
Aptly nicknamed the “Aquarium of the World,” we’ll take you to snorkel in a diverse and beautiful tropical underwater paradise, seeing some of the most colorful fish in the world.
Fly to Baja
Horseback Ride on the Beach
Enjoy a ride on an endless stretch of beach, learning from our guide about Baja ranching culture and wildlife as we ride. Keep an eye out gray whales, humback whales, sea turtles and different birds as we ride!
Los Cerritos Surfing Lesson
Earn full bragging rights by catching a wave on the spectacular crescent of sand, Los Cerritos, following instructor Mario’s MIST guideline: Mario’s Infallible Surf Technique. You’re guaranteed to Hang 10!
Balandra Bay Kayaking
Kayak the calm waters of Balandra Bay, surrounded by magnificent rock formations, mangrove thickets and plentiful marine life. Then play or relax on the beach, said to be one of the most beautiful in the entire country!
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.
Friends Across Borders: SINADES
Visit the SINADES community center, which works to improve the health and well-being of rural communities. We’ll meet the locals and learn about the programs at the center.
Los Islotes Swimming with the Sea Lions
Imagine the delight of your kids as they watch the underwater antics of playful sea lions during a snorkeling excursion in Los Islotes. The sea lions are friendly and will come right up to your family to say hello!
Swimming with Whale Sharks
Snorkel with the largest fish on the planet, the massive whale shark, gentle giants who feed on plankton—not people! This is a truly incredible life experience for both kids and parents. You’ll get some incredible photos in the water with these whales!
Depart / Arrive home
Dates & Prices
11/17-11/23Adult $3490Teen $3490Child $3290
12/22-12/28Adult $3890Teen $3890Child $3690
12/26-01/01Adult $4190Teen $4190Child $3990
03/16-03/22Adult $3590Teen $3590Child $3390
03/23-03/2920th Anniversary SpecialAdult $3590Teen $3590Child $3390
04/13-04/19Adult $3590Teen $3590Child $3390
06/15-06/21Adult $3590Teen $3590Child $3390
06/30-07/06Adult $3590Teen $3590Child $3390
10/19-10/25Adult $3490Teen $3490Child $3290
11/23-11/29Adult $3490Teen $3490Child $3290
12/21-12/27Adult $3890Teen $3890Child $3690
12/27-01/02Adult $3890Teen $3890Child $3690
Smart Traveler Advantages
Book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get a free GoPro and Travel Protection!
$300 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults
Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.
If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.
All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, and bottled water & snacks in the vehicle.
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.
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Smart Traveler Advantages
Book your trip 9 months in advance and get access to all of the advantages that come with being a smart traveler; from Travel Protection to a brand new GoPro.
Friends Across Borders
Your child will have a cultural connection like no other by meeting kids the same age from the country you’re traveling by playing games, throwing a Frisbee, kicking a ball around, or just chatting. Ask us about our pen pal program.
Guaranteed DeparturesNo matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.
GuidesBe 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 GroupsWith a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.