Hotels:- Holiday Inn San Diego 4****
Info:Your guide will be waiting for you at the airport of San Diego
The immense vastness of northern Mexico, an amazing nature experience. Enjoy whales, cacti and wonderful canyons.
Guaranteed with 4 participants / maximum 12 travelers
- 10 x bed and breakfast in good middle class hotels
- English speaking guide during your (study) trip
- All entrance fees included
- Comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinter minivan
- Airport transfer on arrival
- Ferry La Paz - Los Mochis (tourist class)
- "Chepe" train ride (first class) through the Copper Canyon
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Travel tip & Info
You can explore the south of Mexico with the Maya World small group tour
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Day 1 – Arrival in San Diego
After your arrival in San Diego you are welcomed by your tour guide. You spend your first night of the round trip in one of the most beautiful cities in the United States.
Day 2 – Guadalupe Valley, Ensenada
From your hotel in San Diego you soon reach the border to Mexcio in San Isidro. Then you drive to the valley of Guadalupe north of Ensenada, one of the few wine growing regions. At the LA Cetto vineyard, you have the possibility to do a guided tour and also try some of the excellent wines. In the late afternoon you reach Ensenada on the Pacific coast.
Day 3 – Bufadora, Cataviña
The Buffadora is a blowhole where spectacular water fountains are flung into the air through a narrow hole in the rocks due to the wave motion of the Pacific. Later you drive through the typical cactus landscape to Cataviña. In the fascinating Boulder Fields you will not only marvel at the towering Saguaro Cacti but also at bizarre succulents, the "Idrios". A short walk takes you to a cave where you will admire paintings from prehistoric times.
Day 4 – Guerrero Negro
On your way you will enjoy numerous photo stops and short walks in the unique cactus landscape of Baja California.Close to the laggoon Ojo Liebre in Guerrero Negro you will find the largest saline production in the world and you will be fascinated by the trucks laden with up to 180 tons of salt
Day 5 – Scammon Lagoon, San Ignacio
Every year in spring the Gray whales meet here to give birth to their calves. On a boat tour we are likely to get the opportunity to see some whales up close. Afterwards we will drive through San Ignacio, where there is one of the mostbeautiful mission churches of the Baja California and on to Sta. Rosalia. Sta. Rosalia is well known for its Eiffel Church and was the first place in the country that was supplied with electricity. In the 19th century it was a richmining town, where mainly French mining companies used to invest.
Day 6 - Sta. Rosalia, Mulege, Loreto
The coast between Santa Rosalia and Loreto is one of the most scenic sections of Baja California. With its picturesque mission church the oasis town of Mulege invites the visitor to linger for a while. In the breathtaking Bahia Concepción we will take a short walk before we arrive in our beach hotel in Loreto in the early afternoon. In the eveniing you will definitely enjoy a stroll in the city with its cozy restaurants and cafés.
Day 7 – Coronados Island
Not too far from the mainland and Loreto there is the island of Coronado, where you will visit a seal colony. On the boat ride to the island you may be lucky and see some dolphins. In a beautiful bay with white sand and turquoise water you will spend a few hours before returning to Loreto in the afternoon.
Day 8 – La Paz, El Fuerte
After breakfast you travel through the Sierra de la Giganta and the vast plains around Ciudad Constitución to La Paz, the capital of the southern part of the peninsula. Before taking the ferry to the mainland, you can enjoy fish tacosat a traditional restaurant on the promenade. The ferry leaves at 03:00 pm and around 09:30 pm you reach Topolobampo.From there your journey takes you to El Fuerte, where you spend the night in a former Hacienda.
Day 9 – Chepe Train, Creel
The stunning train ride through the Copper Canyon is certainly one of the highlights of your trip. The slow, comfortable ride takes you through countless tunnels and over dozens of bridges up to 2000 meters sea level. In Divisadero, where three Canyon systems come together, you will marvel at the magnificent landscape during a short photo stop. Usually, the train is not on schedule and therefore the exact time of arrival in Creel cannot be predicted.
Day 10 – Valley ofthe Monks, Arareko Lake
Today you will explore the surroundings of Creel either on foot or by mountain bike (optional). The highlights of this area are the Arareko Lake about 10 km from Creel and the valley of the Monks that is famous for its original rock formations. You will take a walk at the waterfall of Cusarare and on your way back you will stop at the Mission Church of San Ignacio.
Day 11 – Mennonites Colony, Chihuahua
In the 16th century the Mennonites were driven out of Germany and, after detours to Canada, came to Mexico in the 20th century where they settled mainly in the area around Cuauhtemoc. The citizens of this autonomous community still have very traditional views that haven't changed for the last centuries and devote themselves mainly to agriculture. You will visit the cheese factory and the local Mennonite Museum before heading to Chihuahua, the capital of the state with the same name.
Day 12 – Return flight
From Chihuahua you either fly back home or to the Caribbean for your beach extension. You may also want to spend a couple of days in Mexico City.
Program before your tour
As preliminary program to this trip we offer a visit to the Sea World in San Diego including an additional night at the beginning of the trip.
Prices on request.
Program after your tour
After your trip to Baja California and Copper Canyon we recommend a prolongation of your vacation (from 3 to 5 days) at one of the countless white sand beaches of the Caribbean in order to relax and digest the impressions of your journey (Flight from Chihuahua to Cancun - over Mexico City).
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Since you fly over Mexico City you could add 2 more nights in this metropolis and combine them with a visit to the famous pyramids of Teotihuacan or with a trip to the silver city of Taxco.
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How to guarantee that a small group tour will take place?
Our small group tours will be conducted with a minimum of 4 people (in some cases even with 2 people), which excludes almost always a cancellation of the tour. You will find the current number of participants in the travel configurator. If there are only 4 or less travelers of one language in a group the exceptional case may happen and a trip may be run multilingual (eg German & English).
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Only with Mextrotter: Travel first, pay afterwards! By paying only 4% extra you enjoy your trip first and pay within 7 days after you go back home.
How do I book with Mextrotter?
After choosing your desired trip(s) on our website you will receive a non-binding offer which you can book simply by replying the e-mail. Please include the reference number (= tourcode) in your mail. By doing this you will receive access to your personal travel portal, where you can enter the passengers' personal dates so we can book the flights that may be included in the offer.
For further information consider our Booking Memo Sheet.
When is the best time to travel to Mexico?
You can travel to Mexico throughout the whole year. As a traveller you are probably a bit worried about the rainy season spoiling the pleasure of your travel. As Europeans you may associate rain with wind, coolness, damp weather and staying inside your house. However, this is different in Mexico.
First of all, during the rainy season in Mexico it seldom rains during the day; it mainly rains during the night. The rain falls down as short, strong showers and it hardly cools down the country: it remains warm. For all these reasons, we recommend you not to plan your trip to Mexico solely on the basis of the rainy season. However, if you still do not want to travel around during the rainy season, you can best do so from November to March.
What costs should I calculate per day (food, drinks)?
Be aware that the price level in Mexico is approximately 40% lower than in Europe. In other words: food and drinks cost about half the price (excluding table wine, which is quite expensive in Mexico). A guide for personal meal expenses could be 15 to 30 Euro per person per day. The exact amount you spend per day depends on your drinking and eating habits.