Where will we travel?
This expedition will travel into one of Baja California’s must rugged and pristine mountain ranges Sierra la Laguna. Studded with relic forests and exuberant oases hidden in remote mountain tops and canyons, the inaccessibility of this places kept this ecosystems pristine, out of reach from cattle, loggers, copper mining projects and even unregulated tourism.
What makes Baja unique?
- Once very much attached to mainland Mexico, an undisturbed continuation of the Sierra Nevada, Baja started to slowly drift away into the Pacific, taken by the earth’s epidermal currents, about twelve million years ago.
- The peninsula of Baja California is 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) long, making it the world’s third-longest.
- When the Spaniards arrived in the Baja California area in 1539, they believed they had reached a mythical island of female warriors governed by Queen Calafia.
- The Guadalupe Valley, near Ensenada, supports several world-class wineries located in the old Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe del Norte mission. Visitors to the mission can enjoy wine tasting and vineyard tours.
- Olive Ridley (golfinas) and Leatherback (laud) turtles nest on the state’s beaches, returning each year to lay their eggs on the same beach where they were born.
- Ancient paintings, some of which were created by early humans around 8000 B.C, adorn caves and rock dwellings throughout the peninsula. Baja California’s cave painting route begins in the north at El Vallecito, near the town of La Rumorosa, and stretches south of the Guadalupe Valley to an area called Las Pintas.
What else should I see while I am there?
- Snorkel with Sea Lions
- Swim with Whale Sharks
- Learn to Surf
- Discover hidden Hot Springs
- Tour wineries
- Eat fish tacos!
Is it safe?
Baja is considered to be the safest part of Mexico and is significantly safer than many areas of the United States. This is true for both crime rates and Zika transmission.