Baja California

Old Jun 12th, 2013, 08:07 AM
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Baja California

Has anyone traveled the entire Baja - from Ensenada all the way down to Los Cabos?
Did you go on your own by bus or car, or on a tour?
Road Scholar has a bus tour with a pretty interesting itinerary, but with about 32-35 participants(!!).
We've only ever traveled with small groups and don't think we'd enjoy this many.
Any other outfits you've used or know of?
All comments and advice appreciated.
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Old Jun 14th, 2013, 12:09 PM
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In '97 we shipped wrecked at Bahia de Tortuga making our way via hired auto to Visconia (SP?) at the Baja Sur/Baja Norte boarder then taking a bus the rest of the way to La Paz & on the Cabo. It is indeed a very interesting with lovely beaches, towns & interesting highland agricultural areas. The 12 hour trip was most enjoyable.
So go on your own taking public buses.
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Old Jun 14th, 2013, 02:50 PM
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You were shipwrecked??? Sounds like quite an experience!
I just looked at a map. Was that El Vizcaino? That area looks very interesting! There's a Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Whale Sanctuary there.
Did you find lodgings as you went along?
We've driven from the US down to and up from and around Mexico City but that was a LONG time ago. The roads then were terrible but we were a lot younger too.
At this point in our lives, we'd probably want a set itinerary, even if we did drive on our own or go by public bus.
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Roads on the Mainland have improved greatly with many excellent but relative expensive tool roads.
I am currently camping in California's Trinity Alps (will be here the rest of the Summer) so I do not have any of my maps or notes so I am dependent on my 71 year old brain.
The Highway down Baja is not bad but narrow so if you drive you must stay alert at all times. Driving would be a good option allowing you to stop where you want.
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Old Jun 14th, 2013, 05:57 PM
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PS That of course should read Toll Roads.
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Old Jun 16th, 2013, 10:42 AM
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Narrow highway?
Not so great when you want to sight see!
Bus? Tour?

Any other ideas out there?
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Old Aug 19th, 2013, 03:00 PM
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anybody?
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Sorry, I've only been to Cabo San Lucas once, and I flew in.
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Old Mar 4th, 2014, 09:11 PM
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Did take this Baja trip with Road Scholar which was amazing!
there were 30 in the group (still too large for my taste) and the bus trip (of 1000+ miles) was grueling. But the land was wonderful and the remote villages and friendly people a delight so it was totally worth it.
Loved coming within touching distance of the gray whales - moms and babies, also snorkeling with the sea lions (at least the baby ones!)
Andiamo Tours does this trip for Road Scholar and does a great job.
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Thank You for the update.
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