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Sea and Sierra National Parks Adventure

Sea and Sierra National Parks Adventure

Sea and Sierra National Parks Adventure

Trip Details:

Operator:  RED Travel Mexico
Price From: 1,395 USD
Program duration: 5 days

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About this program

Travel to Mexico’s Baja California Sur and discover the incredible natural treasures at three of their top national parks. Explore vernal pools, great waterfalls and lush greenery, followed by a visit to a traditional rancho for cultural engagement. Journey on to the beautiful waters of Cabo Pulmo National Park and dive right in! Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Espiritu Santo Island where you can snorkel and admire the bright, colourful sealife around you.

Itinerary

Day 1: Los Cabos - Cabo Pulmo

Land in Los Cabos, gateway to the Baja California peninsula where your driver and expert local guide will be waiting for you. Over lunch, your guide will brief you on the days to come, and serve as your natural and cultural to this magical place. Leaving San José del Cabo, you will head north on Highway 1 along the foot of the sierras to Cabo Pulmo National Park (1.5hrs). After settling in to your accommodations in this quaint little coastal community, take a stroll along the secluded beach at sunset… and relax.

Day 2: Sierra La Laguna and ranchero culture

Today we will head up into the mountainous Sierra La Laguna in search of the vernal pools and waterfalls, that make this Biosphere Reserve a lush island in the desert, and home to the only oak and pine forests in the region. Your guide will lead you up through the canyons, where you will take in spectacular views, spot flora and fauna, and take a dip in the freshwater pools that make this place such a magical escape. After lunch we will learn from a local family about the ranchero culture they have preserved over the past few centuries and some of the conservation projects community members are participating in. In the late afternoon we will head back to Cabo Pulmo.

Day 3: Snorkel, La Paz and beyond the Malecon

No visit to Baja California Sur is complete without experiencing the magic of Cabo Pulmo National Park. Home to the northernmost coral reef in the Eastern Pacific, Cabo Pulmo is recognized as a model for successful marine resource management. Visitors to Cabo Pulmo are continually amazed by the quantity and diversity of marine life. After lunch we will head north to La Paz, the historic capital of the Californias. Tranquil, scenic, and a great town to get to know on foot. Experience it through a local’s eyes, and your stomach! We’ll stop by cultural and architectural sites of interest, learn about the history of the town, meet some of its people, and along the way stop to try many of the local delicacies.

Day 4: Espiritu Santo Island

We will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning, and transport you to the marina. After boarding the boat, our guides will give you a small briefing about the trip as we head out from the Bay of La Paz. After roughly 1.5 hours, we arrive at the sea lion colony for our first stop. You’ll have plenty of time to swim, snorkel and interact with the playful sea lions in the company of your guide. We then climb back on board to navigate around the island in search of a pristine beach where our hosts await with a scrumptious meal of fresh seafood (special needs and dietary restrictions will be taken into account). On the beach, guides will give a talk about the natural history of the island, plants and mangroves, and you’ll be able to ask all the questions you like. Relax, swim or take a nature hike before happy hour. We’ll share our most memorable moments before starting the trip back to La Paz, arriving around 5 p.m. Tonight you can discover on your own one of the fantastic restaurants of La Paz.

Day 5: Transfer to airport

Enjoy a relaxed morning, after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to catch the flight back home.

Country Fast Facts

Mexico

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Continent:North America
Official Language(s)No official. National language is Spanish
Capital:Mexico City
Population119,530,753 (2015 estimate)
Climate(s)Tropical Wet/Dry, Semi-arid, Arid Desert, Temperate, Humid Subtropical, Mediterranean
Major Airport(s):Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX), Cancun International Airport (CUN), Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL), General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY)
Economic Driver(s):Agriculture, Industry, Oil, Energy, Manufacturing,Tourism

Country Fast Facts

Canada

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Continent:North America
Official Language(s)English, French
Capital:Ottawa
Population36,048,521 (2016 estimate)
Climate(s)Arctic, Sub-arctic, Semi-Arid Desert, Temperate Rainforest, Humid Continental
Major Airport(s):Lester B. Peason International Airport (YYZ), Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC)
Economic Driver(s):Fossil Fuels, Mining, Manufacturing, Agriculture

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