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Saturday, April 3, 2010

GUIDE - Tours and Guided Travel

THE BAJA BIG LIST: Tours and Guided Travel

:::BAJA PENINSULA:::

Baja Ecotours 
Region: All of Baja
Type: Water Activities
Contact: (619) 819-2966, +52 (612) 125-9081, info@bajaecotours.com, www.bajaecotours.com 
About: Operates a whale-watching base camp at San Ignacio Lagoon, which is a fully functional off-the-grid eco-friendly camp with solar and wind power within their cabins. The camp consists of 15 cabins along with a large palapa.  
In Business: 10 or more years
Operates: Year Round

Baja Amigos RV Caravan Tours 
Region: All of Baja
Type: RV Tours
Contact: (866) 999-2252, info@bajaamigos.net, www.BajaAmigos.net 
About: Provides a camping experience to the RV community that is safe, affordable, enjoyable and unforgettable. Their tours to Baja California promise and deliver majestic vistas, new adventure, a warmer climate and endless beaches. 
In Business: 1 year 
Operates: Winter

California Baja Rent-A-Car
Region: All of Baja
Type: Car Touring 
Contact: (619) 470-7368, info@cabaja.com, www.cabaja.com 
About: One-stop solution for travel to Mexico! Your international group and mission specialists provide vehicle rentals, all shapes and sizes of 4X4 vehicles, passenger vans, utility/cargo trailers to haul your stuff as well, as tow packages. Also available for your trip, the SPOT Personal Satellite Tracking Device, radio rentals and miscelleneous items for your journey. Auto sales as well, including Rhinos, quads and other off-road vehicles, plus cars and trucks! California Baja Rent-a-Car is also a dealer for solar batteries and panels for your Baja home. Must be over 21. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted.
In Business: Over 20 years
Operates: Year Round


::NORTHERN BAJA:::
BajaViajes.com
Region: All of Northern Baja 
Type: 
Variety of Land and Water Activities
Contact: (664) 675-3805, turismo@bajaviajes.com, www.bajaviajes.com
About: Baja California excursions, wine country tours, whale watching, camping, tourist guides, transportation, bookings and customized tours.
In Business: 3–5 years
Operates: Year Round

Casey's Baja Tours 
Region: All of Northern Baja
Type: Variety of Land and Water Activities
Contact: U.S. (310) 862-4928, MX (686) 577-1431, jello@hughes.net, www.sanfelipe.tv 
About: Specialize on The Magnificent Baja Peninsula. Located in San Felipe all year. Most tours start in downtown San Felipe. All drivers speak English, first-aid trained, and carry radios, satellite GPSs, satellite phones and cell phones. Minimum of 2 people for each tour.
In Business: 10 or more years 
Operates: Year Round

::SOUTHERN BAJA:::
Todos Santos Eco Adventures 
Region: All of Southern Baja 
Type: Variety of Land and Water Activities
Contact: (619) 446-6827, +52 (612) 145-0780, TSEcoAdventures@hotmail.com, www.tosea.net
About: Pet the whales, play with sea lions, surf the waves, gallop the beach, climb the waterfalls, stroll the cliffs, trek the mountains, fish the seas, make great margaritas, toast the stars . . . and explore the Beauty of Baja!
In Business: 5–10 years
Operates: Winter, Spring, Fall

Loreto Sea and Land Eco Tours 
Region: All of Southern Baja 
Type: Variety of Land and Water Activities
Contact: (613) 114-7294, Kumade4@hotmail.com, Loretoseaandland.com 
About: Specializes in guided tours that are customized to the client's desires. Both ocean and land adventures to satisfy all Baja visitors. Special multi-activity tours can combine cave painting, petroglyph, Conception Bay snorkeling, and much more.  
In Business: 1–3 years
Operates: Year Round

Eduardo's Tours & Ground Transfers
Region: All of Southern Baja
Type: Variety of Land and Water Activities
Contact: (612) 166-1657, eduardostours@hotmail.com, www.eduardostours.com
About: Provide tours and activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, beach tours, snorkeling with the whale shark, fishing, and other water activities and land tours.
In Business: 3–5 years
Operates: Year Round

::ENSENADA:::
Baja Wine Country Tours 
Region: Ensenada, BC
Type: Wine Tours
Contact: U.S. (619) 300-4976, MX (646) 118-9801, sbdryden@hotmail.com, bajawineandtours.com
About: Your guide, Steve Dryden, is a wine, food and travel writer living in Mexico's premier wine country where he guides individual and small group wine tours. You will usually visit 4–5 wineries and enjoy lunch during an 8-hour wine tour. 
In Business: 5–10 years
Operates: Year Round

Baja Vino Tours 
Region: Ensenada, BC 
Type: Wine Tours 
Contact: U.S. (619) 227-8579, info@bajavinotours.com, www.bajavinotours.com
About: Specializes in Guadalupe Valley wine tours. Led by a winemaker, their tours take you inside the wineries to meet the people behind the wines. They currently only run private VIP charters for groups of 20 or more. Customized tours available from San Diego, Tijuana, Ensenada or Los Angeles.
In Business: 5–10 years
Operates: Winter, Spring, Fall

::SAN FELIPE:::

Discovering-Baja Tours 
Region: 
San Felipe, BC
Type: Land Activities
Contact: (686) 222-4639, (686) 125-7807, info@discovering-baja.com, www.discovering-baja.com 
About: ATV rentals and off-road tours.
In Business: 1–3 years
Operates: Year Round

::SAN IGNACIO:::
Pachico's Eco Tours
Region: San Ignacio, BCS
Type: Whale Watching
Contact: Jesus Mayoral, pachicosecotours@hotmail.com
About: A unique whale and wildlife watching organization that is run by the Mayoral family, the true pioneers of whale watching in Baja! A legend in whale watching, Pachico started running whale trips in the mid/early '70s, after his first friendly encounter in 1972. 
In Business: 30+ years
Operates: Winter, Spring

::MULEGÉ:::

Ed's World
Region:
Mulegé, BCS
Type: Variety of Water Activites
Contact: U.S. (218) 257-4433, edsworldmulege@yahoo.com, slkaysmulege@gmail.com
About: Overnight Kayaking to an island and sleep in a outfitted cave, view the luminescent waters and fish below you. Kayak under the stars.
In Business: 1–3 years
Operating: Year Round

::LORETO:::
Baja Kayak Adventure Tours Ltd. 
Region: Loreto, BCS 
Type: Kayaking 
Contact: (613) 100-7102, info@bajakayakadventures.com, www.bajakayakadventures.com
About: 3- to 10-day kayak tours out of Loreto. Tours are based in the National Marine Park and include Isla Coronado, Isla Danzante and Isla Carmen; as well as a 10-day route from Loreto to La Paz.  
In Business: 3–5 years
Operates: Winter, Spring, Fall

Paddling South Kayak Tours
Region: Loreto, BCS
Type: Variety of Land and Water Activities
Contact: (800) 398-6200, (613) 135-1230, info@tourbaja.com, www.TourBaja.com 
About: Sea kayak operator and unique cultural riding tours, and World Heritage Rock Art trips. Full service tour packages, meals fresh with local flavor, all skill levels welcome, professionally trained local guides. Customized group trips available.
In Business: 10 or more years
Operates: Year Round

::LA PAZ::: 
Palapas Ventana
Region: La Paz, BCS 
Type: Variety of Land and Water Activities
Contact: U.S. (310) 594-DIVE, MX (612) 114-0198, contact@palapasventana.com, www.palapasventana.com
About: Off-the-beaten-path adventure vacations with comfort. Scuba, spearfish, fish, kiteboard, kayak, stand-up paddle surf, or just relax and enjoy their friendly laid back town! 
In Business: 5–10 years
Operates: Year Round

::LOS CABOS:::
Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures 
Region: Cabo San Lucas, BCS
Type: Water Activities
Contact: U.S. (800) 209-1669, MX (624) 143-8485, info@cabosailing.com, www.cabosailing.com 
About: Premium Sailing Charters in Cabo San Lucas. Snorkeling, sunset cruise, whale watching, great music, delicious food and premium open bar are at your service. Professional sailing crew will set the right environment for your special occasion. Daily private and public cruises. 
In Business: 5–10 years
Operates: Year Round

Wild Canyon 
Region: Cabo San Lucas, BCS
Contact: (624) 144-4433, info@wildcanyon.com, mx www.wildcanyon.com.mx
Type: Zip Lines
About: Soar across canyons and zoom by rock faces . . . flying like a bird over the oasis below. From a 164-foot long, 33-foot high training line, to their 2,673-foot long (almost 9 football fields!), 295-foot high mega zip line, they have something that will get your heart pumping:
In Business: 3–5 years
Operates: Year Round