Why a road trip to Baja?
“Baja is more than a road trip – it’s a journey into the great Right Now, where it’s impossible to think about anything other than what’s unfolding in front of your face. With the Pacific on one side and the Sea of Cortez on the other, Baja is the greatest ocean playground imaginable. Between its wildly contrasting shorelines lie deserts, mountains, and plains dancing with spiny botanical oddities and crisscrossed by roads so isolated you’ll think you’ve left earth.”
Danny Palmerlee, Lonely Planet Baja California
Baja Amigos RV Caravan Tours
Looking for a unique RV Caravan Tour where you are not just another number? Where you will not get lost or left behind as the caravan venture forward?
Baja Amigos RV Caravan Tours is a Canadian Tour Company that specializes in small groups of TCers and RVers (often only 7 TCs/RVs) which means your experience is very personal, intimate, and more enjoyable!
Where Wagon-Masters always camp with you! They simply believe TCing and RVing with a smaller group of guests provide a much better tour experience than traveling with a group of 30 or 40 people.
They are a family-owned and operated business and believe the tour should be about you and promise fun and adventure, and your expectations will be exceeded! All Baja Amigos’s tours begin at Potrero, California, just a few minutes north of the Mexican Border and Tecate.
30 Day Baja California Tour
On the first morning, you rendezvous at the beautiful Potrero Regional Park 45 miles east of San Diego in California at an elevation of 2300′. You cross the border as a group into Tecate, Mexico, where Baja Amigos Wagon Master will guide you through the Tourist Permit process. On returning to the campground, everyone will receive an orientation prior to your 28-day Mexican Baja Adventure.
Accompanying your Wagon Master and fellow TCers, you are off on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure of touring Baja California. Your stunning adventure starts with a visit to Valle de Guadalupe.
The southward journey, day 2 (153 miles), takes you through the communities of Maneadero. Santos Tomas, San Vicente, Colonet, Vicente Guerrero,San Quintin and Lázaro Cárdenas. Your final destination will be the Hotel Mision Santa Maria, located on the beach south of San Quintin; this will be dry camping.
Then you are off to Rancho Santa Inez in the community of Catavina in the heart of the Catavina Boulder Fields and its impressive and unique Sonoran Desert vegetation, including Cirios cactus.
The next day will take you past the junction to Bahia de Los Angeles (91 miles) through Jesus Maria to Guerrero Negro.
This is the place to view California Grey Whales, which is exactly what you will do! Even for non-boaters, it is an experience of a lifetime and well worth any anxieties you may have (spoken by a non-boater).
After a short drive south (96 miles) from Mulege, days 6,7 and 8 are where you will enjoy Bahia Concepcion, a very popular TC and RV destination for many Snowbirds with twelve (12) beach campgrounds. Bahia Concepcion (23 miles long) is the largest bay in Baja.
On days 9 and 10, you will be in the town of Loreto. Loreto is the birthplace of California, as it was the first permanent settlement anywhere in the Californians, including the U.S. state to the north. Loreto was the capital of both Californias for 132 years and was a sleepy village.
The longest drive (208 miles) will be on day 11 as you are now heading inland thru the farming belt of Baja that includes Ciudad Insurgentes and Constitucion on our way to Campestre. On arrival, you will be able to check your Wi-Fi, perhaps go for a dip or have a coffee and sticky bun at the Café Equisto located in the RV Park.
Possibly after an early morning swims before breakfast, you will drive 29 miles to Playa El Tecolote for days 12 and 13 for some serious beach time. This journey will take you through La Paz, where you can grocery up for boondocking (dry camping).
Days 14 -17 – another short drive (87 miles) on Hwy 1 as you return to the Sea of Cortez at Los Barriles, Spanish for “The Barrels.” Your destination is the waterfront.
Along the way you will stop in El Triunfo for brunch at the Caffe El Triunfo.
You have a short jaunt (69 miles) and have now completed the southern loop and returned to La Paz, which is (Spanish for “The Peace”) and the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. For days 18-20, you will be staying at Campestre Maranatha for the next 2 days.
Today you retrace our drive on Hwy 1 northbound as we return to historic Loreto. Today’s drive (208 miles) will include a lunch stop and photo stop overlooking the Loreto National Marine Reserve. You will arrive in the mid-afternoon at the Rivera del Mar and have nothing planned during the next 2 days, Days 21 & 22.
Today, days 23 & 24, you have a short drive (99 miles) past Loreto, the Bay of Concepcion, and continue on to Mulege, another date palm oasis. The name Mulege is derived from the Cochimi language meaning “Large ravine of the white mouth.” In 1705 a mission was established, and they christened Santa Rosalia de Mulege. The beautiful stone building that replaced the original still stands overlooking the river.
Returning to Guerrero Negro on day 25 (177 miles), a different campground that includes a unique restaurant, good WiFi, and a good place to collect shells! Due north from Guerrero Negro is Malarrimo Beach, famous for its spectacular beachcombing.
As you continue north (123 miles) and, our final leg, days 26 & 27, is from the junction on Mex 1 where we will take a paved road 66 km down to the Sea of Cortez and the sleepy fishing village of Bahía de Los Ángeles (“Bay of Angels”).
Day 28 will find you heading off for another beach stop, this time Gonzaga Bay (Bahia de Gonzaga), another beautiful and tranquil destination on Baja.
This is the last full day, day 29, in Mexico, and you are headed for Victor’s RV Park just blocks away from the Malecon. This is a full-service RV Park with restaurants within walking distance. This is where you can take the opportunity to dump and prepare to cross the border back into the US tomorrow. This is a great opportunity to enjoy one last Margarita in Mexico.
Baja Amigos also offers a 40 & 50 Day itinerary tour of Baja.
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