WHY THIS TRIP
This 8-day trip is ideal for travelers and families that enjoy hands-on activities and have a love for marine life. By partnering with world-renowned Grupo Tortuguero sea turtle conservation project, you’ll get up close to sea turtles while camping the shores of Magdalena Bay where friendly grey whales encounters are all but guaranteed. Then head to the rich waters of the Sea of Cortez for excellent snorkeling in the Cabo Pulmo Marine Reserve. Trip finishes inland for a change of scenery in the Sierras de la Laguna where vernal pools, waterfalls and an incredible contrast of vegetation and microclimates await. You’ll also be supporting one of the most sustainable travel operators in Baja! Note: Trip operates during grey whale migration (December – April).
Experience the wonder of the gray whales and sea turtles on the Pacific coast, the splendor of marine parks in the Sea of Cortez, and the heart of Baja California Sur in the rugged Sierra de la Laguna.
Take part in the world-renowned Grupo Tortuguero sea turtle conservation project accompanied by the fisher-conservationists working to save these endangered species. Magdalena Bay, jewel of the Pacific on the Baja California peninsula is also where you will see the magnificent gray whales that come to breed and calve before returning north towards the Bering Sea.
Continue your adventure with a stay at a coastal Eco Retreat and a trip out to Espíritu Santo Island. Rest up in La Paz before heading south to Cabo Pulmo National Park and then up into the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve where vernal pools, waterfalls and an incredible contrast of vegetation and microclimates await. Regional cuisine with gourmet flair, stargazing, mangroves and towering sand dunes round out the experience.
LOCAL OPERATOR: RED SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL
RED’s multifarious approach to travel has established the company as a leader in the sustainable tourism industry, not just in Mexico but worldwide. The word red in Spanish means “net” like a fishermen’s net or network and this is precisely what they do. The company hit the ground running in late 2009 as a “hybrid social enterprise” using tourism to aid in species and habitat preservation & providing local community members viable livelihoods through conservation and tourism employment. Believing travel is a powerful vehicle for change, RED provides travelers with one of a kind experiences in Northwest Mexico’s well-known and remote destinations. Win. Win.