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4-Day Baja California Whale Watching Tour
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Product Code: 93-77368
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Ensenada
  • • San Quintin
  • • Guerrero Negro
  • • Ojo de Liebre Lagoon
  • • Puerto Nuevo
  • • Whale Watching
  • • La Bufador
Tour Code
93-77368
Duration
4 days
Departure City
San Diego
End City
San Diego
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
Chinese, English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Historical, UNESCO

Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
Ensenada

San Diego - Ensenada - San Quintin

Hotel: Mision Santa Maria San Quintin or similar

Today you'll begin your fantastic journey through Baja California after we pick you up in San Diego. We'll cross the border to enter Baja and drive southbound along the Pacific coast, enjoying a breathtaking ocean views before arriving in Ensenada, a seaport famous for warm Mediterranean-like climate, beautiful bay and incomparable food and wine outlets.

After lunch, we will continue scenic drive southbound to reach San Quintin for overnight.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02

San Quintin - Guerrero Negro

Hotel: Hotel Catavina or similar

After breakfast, drive southward on Federal Road #1 to arrive La Lobera, a rest and breeding ground for sea lions. Further down south is Valle de los Cirios (Cactus Valley) where giant cactus thrive in the Mexican harsh desert. Arrive Guerrero Negro early afternoon, onward to visit the world’s largest salt plant. We will have guided tour on the plant to view the process of converting ocean water to “white mountains: salt piles”.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 03

Whale Watching - Catavina

Hotel: Hotel Catavina or similar

This morning we'll head for Ojo de Liebre Lagoon, the UNESCO World Heritage Site facing Pacific Ocean. Every autumn, Alaska gray whales swim 3000 miles down south to come here for reproduction and wintering. It is also a very important habitat for harbor seal, as well as other mammals including California sea lion, northern elephant seal and blue whale.

We will spend the whole morning in close contact with whales, watching baby whales swim with their mothers where you can touch them freely; photographing them in extremely close range and interact with this wonderful mammal. After lunch, we'll head to Catavina where we'll spend the night.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 04
San Diego

Catavina - Rosarito - San Diego

Morning transfer northbound, lunch stop at Lobster Village which offers unique Puerto Nuevo style lobster dish. We will also stop at the Arts and Crafts Corridor where shop after shop of authentic pottery, baskets, rugs, and furniture are sold at bargain prices. Continue to cross border and drop off San Ysidro late afternoon.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Meeting Point
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Time Region Location Full Address
10:30AM San Diego Border Station Parking Lot (Mexicoach Bus Stop) 4570 Camino de la Plaza San Ysidro CA 92173
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Roundtrip transportation from San Diego
  • Entrance fee to Ojo de Liebre Lagoon
  • 3 breakfast, 1 lunch
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • 3 nights hotel accommodations

Package Excludes

  • Service fee for the tour guide
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Personal Expenses
Special Notes
  • A passport is required for entry into Mexico.
  • Please be at the meeting point 20 minutes prior to tour departure time.
  • *Days Prior To Departure Cancellation Fee (USD)
    63 and more days 10% of tour fee
    62-48 days 15% of tour fee
    47-33 days 30% of tour fee
    32-17 days 50% of tour fee
    Within 16 days 100% of tour fee
  • Depending on your arrival time, your hotel room may not be available until the afternoon. Most hotels allow check-in between 1:00pm-3:00pm, however some charge a fee for early check-in. Please check at the hotel desk to see if you may store your luggage at the hotel if you wish to explore the city on your own before check-in.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Child rate apples to 2-11 years old, sharing a twin room with 2 adults.
* Single occupancy price applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
* Double/Triple occupancy price applies when two/three people stay in one standard hotel room, respectively.
* This tour requires a minimum of six people to operate. If you are the only person going on the tour, the only way you can book it is if you pay for the cost of six people. If other people then sign up for this tour after you book it, you will be refunded the cost of other 5 pax when the tour has ended. If you choose to pay for six guests when you are the only person going on the tour, please indicate this when booking the tour or you will not be refunded other 5 pax cost if more people sign up.
  • *Additional fees may apply for travelers under 2 years of age. Please ensure you inform us when booking if you are travelling with infants 2 years or younger by placing the number of infants and their dates of birth in the comments section when booking online.
  • Reservation Info

      1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
      2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
      3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
      4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

    Terms and Conditions

      - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
      - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
      - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
      - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
      - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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    • John Gray

      John Gray

      Verified Purchased 02/01/2016
      Absolutely Fantastic!

      There are hardly enough words to describe how phenomenal this trip was. I've been to Baja numerous times throughout my life but never on a trip like this. My family always told stories of Guererro Negro and whale watching from the shore the...re, but I'm the first to get to go out on Ojo de Liebre and see them up close. In just an hour we saw nearly 50 whales and their calves, and even a few mating from afar! And we didn't just see whales but also dolphins who swam right up to our boat, sea lions, falcons, and numerous other birds on our way back to the dock. While Ojo de Liebre was the highlight of our trip, every day was spectacular. Ensenada was gorgeous and fascinating to tour, especially with our tour guide Fernando providing so much information about the sites and history. The drive to Guerrero Negro was extensive, but we got to see the stunning landscape that makes up Baja from the giant cacti to the massive plateaus and valleys. Besides the whales, LA Cetto was probably my favorite part of the trip. I've never been a huge fan of wine, but this place and the tasting have fully converted me. The tour wasn't long at all and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Took back 2 premium bottles that my LA Cetto guide recommended. I got lucky and had my hotel rooms to myself and they were great. The one in San Quintin was by far my favorite, located right on the bay with a balcony for me to relax on. All the staff and guests were a delight. If you're not feeling too tired, get up early for sunset. You won't want to miss the gorgeous colors as you walk on the beach! And the food was to die for! Fresh fish, shrimp, lobster, caught right that day and delectable! I've had Mexican food my whole life, but every restaurant surprised me with a new dish and taste. It's a food lover's must-taste. Read full review

    • Bella Govindrao

      Bella Govindrao

      Verified Purchased 02/01/2016
      We just returned from a 4 day whale watching tour last week.

      I live in South California and it's my first time to Mexico. We were very satisfied with everything and were also amazed to have met and really enjoyed the company of the other travelers we were paired with.

      The drive down was l...ong(580mi!) but very enjoyable. It is a scenic trip and we saw a lot of native species of cactus. Everyone had a terrific time thanks to Fernando's attention to detail, knowledge of BAJA etc.

      Highlights#1
      It's a Eco-tour! We had the BEST time in the world on our whale watching trip to Guerrero Negro The lagoon at Guerrero Negro is amazing! there were so many whales playing out there and we were so amazed! It's incredible to be out in the lagoon. We saw many mothers and babies at both places and even saw whales mating!

      Highlights#2: It's a historic/culture tour! The tour is very informative and has provided us with information on local culture and history. We saw the biggest salt-making facility on the planet and knowing the history behind it. The winery gave us a tour which was an overview of the wine making process from the old time to current technology way. Me and my friends have learned so much about Mexican culture and their history.

      Highlights#3: It's definitely a foodie tour! We have eaten at most of the nice restaurants and they are wonderful.Lobsters, local fresh-made foods, and of course wines. It will change your impression of Mexico food.

      Cons: Hotel wifi signals are not very strong, but it's understandable since we are in Mexico. So, just enjoy the great views of the hotel beaches :)
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    Is there a place for us to park our car for the trip duration near the pick up place? How much?

    What the the best months for this trip to see the whales?

    Will we be able to get on the small boats to touch the whales? How much?

    How much tips a day should I allow?

    Thanks,
    Kitty
    01/11/2017 21:21:35
    Tours4Fun 01/11/2017 21:54:46

    Dear Kitty,

    Thank you for your inquiry.

    The pickup location for the tour is at 4570 Camino de la Plaza San Ysidro CA 9217 which is a parking lot.

    For more information on the lot services and long term parking rates, please click on the link below:

    http://borderstationparking.com/

    The best time to travel to see whales is between February 1 to about the first week of April.

    The tour includes the boat attraction which endeavors to allow for close interaction with any whales that are present in the Ojo de Liebre Lagoon.

    To place your order for a reservation online, simply select your desired tour start date and the number of rooms you need/ travelers you are booking for on the upper right section of the tour information page, then click on "BOOK NOW".


    Best Regards,
    Jake
    Customer Service Rep

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