SEE Turtle Monitoring and Sea Kayaking highlights sea kayaking in Espiritu Santo Island
Day 1: Arrive in La Paz. After transfer to the hotel, you can spend time exploring the colorful city of La Paz, with its charming boardwalk and many fine restaurants and shops. Overnight at Hotel Los Arcos. (No meals).
Day 2: Espiritu Santo Island. Meet in the lobby of the Los Arcos early in the morning, packed and ready to go. After a light breakfast, a boat ride takes you to our tent camp on Espiritu Santo Island, a marine protected area because of its unique biological diversity. Tonight you’ll enjoy a beautiful sunset over the Sea of Cortez while the staff prepares a delicious welcome dinner. (Meals: B/L/D)
Day 3: Espiritu Santo Island. After instruction in sea kayaking basics, you’ll begin to paddle, exploring nearby turquoise lagoons and deserted beaches. From camp, you’ll kayak along the shoreline to explore hidden coves, snorkel among dazzling fish and sea lions, and hike the beautiful island. (Meals: B/L/D)
Day 4: Return to La Paz. The morning finds you kayaking, swimming, hiking or snorkeling to savor the last moments of this incredible getaway. We return to La Paz after lunch and check into the Hotel Los Arcos. (Meals: B/L)
Day 5: San Carlos Turtle Monitoring. Today the group travels across the peninsula to the fishing town of San Carlos on the Pacific ocean. Members of Magdalena Baykeeper, a local conservation group working to protect the area’s green turtles, will give an orientation to the research they are conducting. Overnight will be camping on a nearby island in Magdalena Bay. (Meals: B/L/D)
Day 6: Turtle Monitoring and Magdalena. Today you will help to put out the nets used in efforts to study green turtles. After lunch, we’ll set off to kayak through the mangroves and estuaries of Magdalena Bay. Afterwards, we will check the nets and bring the turtles ashore for study. Overnight camping in Magdalena Bay. (Meals: B/L/D)
Day 7: San Carlos and Magdalena Bay. Explore Isla Magdalena and check the nets one more time for green turtles. After a final lunch in San Carlos, the group returns to La Paz in the late afternoon for a free afternoon shopping or exploring the town. Overnight at Hotel Los Arcos. (Meals: B/L)
Day 8: Departure Day. Return home with incredible memories and a new view of the world. (No meals).
Note: Itineraries are subject to change.
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