Gabriele
Trip offered by Gabriele Travel expert in Mexico

Trip summary

  • Departure San Jose del Cabo
  • End San Jose del Cabo
  • Countries
  • City
  • Theme Car and motorcycle self drive
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Not Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Description

Are you looking for a holiday in total freedom? This tour and vacation offer in Baja California, one of the most fascinating areas of Mexico and Central America will make you rent a car and travel freely around this charming lands, discovering its most interesting corners, between cactuses and an incredibly beautiful sea. It will be an unforgettable trip, covering some of the most popular tourist destinations in Baja California, following an entirely self-drive itinerary.

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Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    San Josè del Cabo (15 km)
    Day 1
    San Josè del Cabo (15 km)

    Arrive in San Josè del Cabo airport in Mexico. Pick up the car at the airport and check in to the hotel.

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  • 2
    San José del Cabo
    Day 2
    San José del Cabo

    Suggested sightseeing and excursions for today: visit Cabo San Lucas. This seaside area is located on a tip of Baja California, where the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of California meet the Pacific Ocean. The warm waters, the relaxing atmosphere and the excellent sport facilities attract any kind of tourist. Most of the accommodations have their own beaches and offer a wide selection of activities to their guests.

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  • 3
    San José del Cabo- La Paz (260 km)
    Day 3
    San José del Cabo- La Paz (260 km)

    Suggested sightseeing and excursions: visit La Paz, the capital city of Baja California Sur. In 1720 the Jesuits established a mission here, “Nuestra señora de la Paz”. Today a cathedral bearing the same name, "Our Lady of Peace", occupies the area of the former mission.

    The building is situated in front of Plaza Costituciòn, one of the most popular meeting places in La Paz. On the opposite side of the square, Biblioteca de Historia de las Californias showcases paintings, ancient documents and information on the missions. The best beaches are located in the north of the city, on the strip of land separating La Paz bay and the Gulf of California. You can rent a boat and reach Espiritu Santo island, around 8 km off the coast, one of the best places for scuba diving.

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  • 4
    La Paz -Loreto (370 km)
    Day 4
    La Paz -Loreto (370 km)

    Suggested sightseeing and excursions: visit Loreto. Situated between the golden sierra and the Gulf of California, Loreto was once the political and religious center of Baja California. “Nuestra señora de Loreto” church, built in 1687, was the first missionary place of worship in California.

    After the hurricane in 1829, the capital was moved to La Paz. In the 70s, the Mexican government pushed Loreto as an important tourist destination. Even after several years, Loreto has maintained a certain provincial atmosphere: few hotels and restaurants serve usual customers in Loreto.

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  • 5
    Loreto
    Day 5
    Loreto

    Suggested sightseeing and excursions: visit Mulegè and Bahia Concepciòn. Verdant Mulegé lies among orange trees and date palms and attracts sport lovers who also enjoy its relaxed atmosphere.

    Here you can go on an excursion in the surrounding mountains to see the rock paintings in San Borjitas, Trinidad or Pietras Pintas, or go fishing, kayaking and sailing along the rocky coast. Established in 1728, in Calle Zaragoza you will find Santa Rosalìa de Mulegé church. Located in a former prison, in the northenmost area, you can visit Museo de Mulegè showcasing local findings.

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  • 6
    Loreto - Bahía Magdalena (Jan 3 to Mar 31) Loreto - San José del Cabo (from Apr 1)
    Day 6
    Loreto - Bahía Magdalena  (Jan 3 to Mar 31) Loreto - San José del Cabo (from Apr 1)

    Suggested sightseeing and excursions: boat cruise to see the whales (from Jan 2 to Mar 31), or trip to San Josè del Cabo area (from Apr 1 on). San Josè was founded by the Jesuits in the 18th century. The typical Mexican "plaza", including a gazebo with sophisticated wrought iron decorations and matching benches, is surrounded by boutiques and restaurants and is shaded by acacia trees and Indian laurels.

    While Cabo San Lucas offers nightlife and the sea, San José has a more sober and "Mexican" atmosphere. The closest beach in San Josè is "La Playita", perfect for relaxing walks.

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  • 7
    Bahía Magdalena, San José del Cabo (Jan 3 to Mar 31) or San Josè del Cabo (from Apr 1)
    Day 7
    Bahía Magdalena, San José del Cabo (Jan 3 to Mar 31) or San Josè del Cabo (from Apr 1)

    Suggested sightseeing and excursions: boat cruise to see the whales (from Jan 2 to Mar 31); boat cruise to see famous Finisterra arch; trips around San Josè del Cabo area (from Apr 1 on).

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  • 8
    San José del Cabo
    Day 8
    San José del Cabo

    Leave the car and depart from Mexico.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Intermediate type car rental for 8 days, full cover, unlimited mileage. Pick up and drop off at the airport in Los Cabos
    • 7 night accommodation
    • Small breakfast at the hotels
       

    Price does not include

    • International flights
    • Tips
    • Personal expenses
    • Extras

    The prices indicated are per person in double room.