Luxury Sea Of Cortez

Luxury Sea Of Cortez
Luxury Sea Of Cortez
Luxury Sea Of Cortez
Luxury Sea Of Cortez
Luxury Sea Of Cortez
Luxury Sea Of Cortez
Luxury Sea Of Cortez
Luxury Sea Of Cortez
Luxury Sea Of Cortez
Luxury Sea Of Cortez

Luxury Sea Of Cortez


7 Days / 6 Nights

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The sea of Cortez is the fantastic adventure of a life time to observe incredible whale sharks and whales who inhabit this part of the ocean during their breeding season. The incredible wildlife, sea life and idyllic scenery and sandy beaches all combine to make this a remote and off the beaten adventure that you will remember for years to come.

Special features of our 7 Day Luxury Sea of Cortez Tour: 

Type of Tourism:  Sealife, Nature, Wildlife, beaches.

Places to Visit:  La Paz, Balandra Bay, Magdalena Bay, Espíritu Santo Island, Sea of Cortez 

Duration:  7 Days and 6 Nights. 

Type of Service: Group tours. 

Accommodation:  4 star hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels have been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for! 


Today you arrive to La Paz airport. We will collect you from the airport to take you to the hotel, where you will have a free day to relax, refresh yourself and look forward to the adventure of the next few days!

    Today begins with a tour of this town of La Paz and the guide will show you the main sights and attractions. This picturesque town is perfect for walking around and seeing the main attractions. We can also view the street art of the La Paz Ciudad mural project. Of course, there will be the opportunity to sample some of the local dishes available in the town. 

    We will then visit either the Serpentarium or the Museum of History and Anthropology.  At the end of your day, you will be taken back to your luxury hotel for ...

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      Today we will head out onto the Sea of Cortez to swim alongside the world’s largest fish, the mighty whale shark! Our boat captain will take us to the popular spots for the whale sharks to be swimming. On his command, we will jump in the water and swim next to these gentle giants. The day is made extra special as we will be joined by a whale shark researcher, who will share their expert information and tell us all about the life and habits of this magnificent sea creature.  We will then continue to Balandra Bay, a natural ...

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        Today we will meet more of the Sea of Cortez’s graceful residents with a whale watching tour. We will head to Puerto San Carlos to check in to your hotel and to have your lunch. After lunch, we will board a skiff and venture out into the bay in search of whales. 

        As we keep watch for signs of the whales, a naturalist guide will tell you all about these magnificent sea creatures and their incredible annual migration. After the tour, we can enjoy the sunset from the dunes of Magdalena Island before returning to the l...

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          Bright and early, we will head to Magdalena Bay to search for whales once more!  After a big breakfast, we will head north by boat into the mangrove canals, admiring the incredibly pristine and untouched scenery and wildlife. The remote and secluded beaches on Magdalena Island are ideal for a picnic lunch and a hike up the sand dunes for those who want to. We will head back to La Paz, with incredible memories of these magnificent sea creatures, wildlife life and the stunning scenery of Magdalena Bay. 

            Today we will board a boat for a relaxing journey on the waters to the sea lion colony of  Espiritu Santo Island. We will have plenty of time to enjoy some swimming, snorkelling, and interacting with the playful sea lions in the company of your guide. We will then head to a secluded beach for lunch and time to relax, swim, and explore the island on foot or by kayak. We will then head back to La Paz for our final dinner of the tour. 

              Today is the final day of the tour. We will head to La Paz airport in time for a late morning or afternoon flight home or onto your next destination!

                WHAT'S INCLUDED

                • All private ground transportation during your trip for tours and transfers mentioned according to the program
                • 7 nights of lodging in Mexico
                • 7 breakfasts (American and continental)
                • 2 lunches
                • 2 Collective Whale Shark tours
                • 1 collective Sea Lions tour
                • Professional English guide for tours
                • Entrances fees to the sites of visit mentioned in the itinerary
                • Hotel Taxes

                WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                • Extra charges for payments with credit card
                • Travel insurance for trip cancellation, medical services, or evacuation
                • Meals not described
                • Departure tax
                • Domestic or International flights
                • Alcoholic and no alcoholic beverages
                • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, etc
                • Gratuities for drivers and guides
                • Services not described

                Trip Preparation & FAQS

                Guides & Drivers:

                2.2. Protective Measures and Equipment to consider:

                2.2.1. Mandatory Equipment:


                • Face mask

                • Tied Hair (in case of having long hair)

                • Closed Shoes (not sandals)

                • Constant use of Hand Sanitizer

                • Use pants with the uniform (not shorts)

                • Sanitize your backpack and equipment constantly when providing services

                • Limit the use of accessories (wallets, fanny packs, watches, etc.)

                • Avoid sharing glasses, spoons, bottles, etc.

                • Avoid the use of reusable tissues, make use of disposable towels or napkins

                • Make use of the digital thermometer

                • Avoid wearing a tie or scarf




                3.1. Tourist Guide Service


                • Maximum 1 Guide for every 14 visitors

                3.2. Tourist Reception

                • Welcome: greet without physical contact and maintaining a distance of 1.5 meters.


                3.3. Delivery of Preventive Utensils

                • Take the temperature of Each Visitor

                • Hand Sanitizer

                • Masks, if necessary.

                • Gloves

                 Physical distancy and wear masks in public spaces are mandatory for clients, guides and drivers.

                We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

                We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

                We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

                As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

                We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

                Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

                VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

                Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

                Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

                Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

                We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

                We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

                We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

                The official currency in Mexico is the mexican peso (MXN). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

                Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

                As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations.  An example of our sustainable projects:

                Sustainable Tourism Policy

                Our partner, Martsam Travel, organizes trips focused on sustainability while respecting the natural environment, the communities, and their traditions, trying as much as possible to use suppliers committed to sustainability practices, and collaborating with them in the implementation of these practices that lead us to raise the quality of the services offered.

                Environmental Friendliness (Eco-Friendly):

                All the activities of the company are analyzed, and it considered in order to avoid, mitigate, reverse or compensate any kind of environmental impact, since the natural environment is an essential part of our product and therefore is vital for our daily survival.

                Social and Cultural Responsibility

                It implies that the company analyzes and takes into account the social and cultural background of the sites and their areas of influence, in which it develops activities, so that these result benefits the local inhabitants as much as possible. The cultural environment is the most charismatic part of our product and therefore conserving it is conserving our way of life.

                Financial Sustainability

                We make sure that our operation generates profits for the local communities and make sure the benefits are real, we also ensure that the payments to the services they provide are fair.

                Our partner, Martsam Travel, cooperates with different service providers such as hotels, restaurants, community projects, leaders, and local guides, relying on the “Best Practices Agreement in Sustainable Tourism”, established with the Rainforest Alliance in 2006.

                Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

                Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

                The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

                This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

                For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number: + (502) 5417-5517

                At VA Expeditions we believe that every action we take should generate a positive impact on the communities and the environment of our entire production chain, which is why we carry out various activities focused on this objective. An example of our sustainable projects: Conservation in Ria Lagartos,

                Conservation in Selestun, Merida Yucatan

                 Conservation at Sian Kan Reserve and Muyil Archaeological Site,

                Visit local families, markets, etc

                Visit communiarian projects at Señor and Tihosuco in Quinta Roo,

                Projects at Oaxaca with artisanal agave production.

                All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number: + (502) 5417-5517. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: 

                This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

                This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

                The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

                Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your  hotel.

                For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

                In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

                In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

                It depends on each itinerary. We suggest contacting your account representative to give you specific information regarding your  program.

                We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

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