The cost for this once-in-a- lifetime adventure is $650 per vehicle, with 1 or 2 persons per vehicle plus an additional cost if you have more than two people, the accommodation and food will be all we charge per extra person at $110 each, feel confident on this safe, guided tour of Baja Norte, with a US citizen guide who resides in Mexico part time, Allan Crane, AKA (Mr_Baja_Offroaad) has extensive knowledge of the area and over 10 years of experience leading off-roading adventures throughout Baja. Your second guide, Rafael, is from Sacramento Off-road Solutions. He is bilingual and has experience off roading in Baja for over 40 years.
For those who live in the Sacramento area, included in the price and at no additional cost, Sacramento Offroad Solutions will provide a complimentary safety check of your vehicle prior to the Baja North run, including a steering and suspension inspection. This will help ensure for the safest trip possible. You’ll need to contact Sacramento Offroad Solutions to schedule the service and plan to bring your vehicle to the shop located in Woodland, CA.
Included in the excursion price is: all camp-site fees, lunch in San Felipe on day one, and Monday’s hotel room and meals at the Old Mill Hotel. During the trip, if your rig has any mechanical issues and cannot proceed, we’ll get your vehicle to San Felipe and/or back across the border with a car trailer. Should your rig need to be towed, any additional cost you may be responsible for is fuel only. Throughout the trip we will always adhere to rules of the road, and respect the locals and property owners while driving through towns and along trails.
If interested, please call Rafael at 530-383-7534 or Allan at 707-704-4140. You can also email: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
A deposit of $300 will secure your spot. We only have limited amount of spots available, (1 or 2 persons per vehicle) and three have already been taken. The following is a breakdown of what to expect:
Day 1 (Friday 10/15): This amazing trip will begin with the group meeting at 7am at the local Wal-Mart in Calexico, CA. We’ll leave no later than 7:15am. We plan to drive as a group through Mexicali, down Baja Highway 5, to our first stop, San Felipe, where you will receive a complementary lunch at La Morena Restaurant, on the San Felipe Malecon. This is just a lunch stop, as we will return to San Felipe on our last night. Your choices for lunch are the famous Baja-style fish tacos, carne asada tacos, or shrimp tacos, plus one complementary drink. From San Felipe, we’ll head south to our final stop for the day, Bahia San Luis Gonzaga aka, Gonzaga Bay. Here you will camp for the night - right on the beach, with amazing views!
You will be responsible for your dinner, essentially all your meals on camping days and nights. While camping in Gonzaga Bay, check out the Alfonsinas Hotel and Bar, where you’ll find cold beer and tasty cocktails, while overlooking the crystal blue Sea of Cortez.
Day 2 (Saturday 10/16): After breakfast we will continue south on Highway 5, stopping to meet a local legend the famous Coco at Coco’s Corner. We’ll then travel on to the Baja 1000 track, the Calamajue Wash, and continue on to our nightly stop in, Bay of Los Angeles, aka LA Bay. We plan to stay at one of our favorite locations. - Dagget’s Camp, located right on the beach. You’re sure to enjoy the evening relaxing on beach by a roaring campfire while chatting with new friends.
Day 3 (Sunday 10/17): After breakfast, we will head into the hills from the coast to the Old Mission of San Borja. We’ll tour the Mission with a local guide who is the last living original descendent of their tribe. We’ll lunch there, and then continue onto the west coast. The next stop is north on Highway 1 at the small town of Santa Rosaliita. In case you’ve not heard, Baja kids LOVE stickers! So, if you have stickers - bring them to hand out. The kids also love candy.
From here, we plan to drive along the coast for the rest of the day until we get to our camp for the night, one of the many amazing beaches along the coast. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to show off your culinary skills by cooking your own dinner and breakfast! After dinner, sit back and relax by the campfire while listening to the waves on the beach, without another person in sight for miles.
Day 4 (Monday 10/18): We’ll continue up the coast before heading inland towards the small town of Catavina. Here we can pick up some extra fuel from roadside vendors if needed, before heading to El Rosario, where we’ll fill our tanks at a real gas station. There are no gas stations between L.A. Bay and El Rosario, so you’ll need to bring at least a five-gallon can for spare gas. We will fill these at the L.A. Bay station, that way we’re not carrying the extra fuel weight the entire trip. We’ll transfer the gas into our tanks after our lunch stop, FYI, this is the only time we will have the need for extra fuel! When we arrive at El Rosario and fuel up, our next stop will be the Seal Hole, a unique eco attraction, at La Lobera. This is one of the most amazing sights in Baja. From here, we’ll continue on to one of our favorite places in Baja, the Old Mill Hotel.
Dinner will be at the famous Eucalyptus Restaurant. The restaurant owner is also the cook (Javier). He is amazing! His staff will welcome you with a free beer! You can enjoy a hot shower before we meet in the large bar for a drink and dinner.
Dinner, included in your cost, will be a delicious surf and turf combination of Filet Mignon and Shrimp. Drinks are on you.
Day 5 (Tuesday 10/19): After a wonderful breakfast, at the Old Mill, we’ll head to the beach and enjoy a 20 mile ride along the hard-packed beach, if the tides are in our favor. After the fun beach run, we head up the coast, passing some famous places such as the surf beach of Ship Wreck. We will then travel back to Highway 1 for a stop at Meling Ranch, then continue on to El Coyote Ranch for the night. We plan to camp here, where there are bathrooms and if you’re interested you can opt to rent a cozy cabin at your expense,
Day 6 (Wednesday 10/20): We will travel the back road to Mikes Ranch, one of Baja’s famous Baja 1000 stops. After, a look around, we’ll venture on to San Felipe for our last night’s adventure. We’ll travel on the Laguna Diablo lake bed, which is another part of the famous Baja 1000 and 250 tracks. Once in San Felipe we will camp on the water-front at the famous Pete’s Camp, where there’s hot showers and a Baja beach bar. Pete’s Camp is a few miles from downtown, so after we check in you can drive to town to explore the Melecon and find a local restaurant for your last Baja meal. Or if everyone prefers we can gather at the restaurant in Pete’s Camp and enjoy our last meal together,
Day 7 (Thursday 10/21): The trip will be considered over at this point, so you can choose to stay a few extra days in San Felipe or drive home to the USA. If you wish to leave the next day, one of our staff can lead everyone as a group back to the US Border. Do not use Google Maps to Mexicali as it always takes you to the wrong lane at the border crossing, where you’re required to have a special pass to cross. Of course you may prefer to head to the border on your own, and we will be happy to show you the best way to cross. Your route will be presented on a GPX track we will provide you, so please find an app that will read GPX type GPS tracks. Additionally, for the trip you’ll need a VHF radio, hand held or in-car, so that you’ll be able to hear and participate in directions and conversations throughout the Baja adventure. All the requirements will be covered in your welcome package once you book. This will include information on GPS options, Radios, Passports, Auto Insurance, Money Requirements and Visas.
Below are some hyperlinks of places we will be visiting during the trip.
If you’re interested, please call or email us soon as our Baja adventures are in high demand. Unfortunately, we must place a maximum cap on the numbers of people so that we’re able to keep the adventure intimate, manageable and fun for all!
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https://allaboutbaja.com/baja-cities/santa-rosalillita/ https://allaboutbaja.com/baja-cities/catavina/ https://allaboutbaja.com/baja-cities/el-rosario/ http://playadelsocorro.com/lifestyle/lalobera.htmlhttps://hoteloldmill.com
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