4-Day Baja Kayak & Wine

♦ Start: San Diego
Finish: San Diego

Baja is the earth’s second-longest peninsula, offering over 700 miles (1200km) of mystical, ethereal, majestic, and stunning vistas at every turn. On this adventure, we’ll travel south to the coastal city of Ensenada, the third-largest in Baja, located just an hour south of San Diego. It is locally referred to as La Cenicienta del Pacifico, “The Cinderella of the Pacific.” We’ll go kayaking at La Bufadora, the second largest marine Geiser in the world. We’ll also taste incredible wines in the Valle de Guadalupe, the jewel of Baja and recently nicknamed, “The Napa Valley of Mexico.” This is a booming wine region, with over 50 tasting rooms and more Michelin-rated chefs per capita than anywhere else in the world!

Duration

4 days/3 nights

Physical Rating

Activities

Walking, sightseeing, kayaking, wine tasting, culinary

Places Visited

Ensenada, Valle de Guadalupe
1

San Diego/ Ensenada

Today, we’ll meet at a designated time and location in San Diego where we’ll load into a van for our drive across the border.  It will take approximately one hour to get to our accommodations for the weekend and, of course, we’ll make a stop along the way for some tacos. We’ll arrive just in time to watch the sunset from our hacienda.
2

Valle de Guadalupe

This morning, if we’re lucky, someone will come to the house selling homemade tamales. After breakfast, we’ll be picked up for our drive to Valle de Guadalupe, one of the world’s hottest up-and-coming wine regions, located just northeast of Ensenada. We’ll spend the day visiting some of the local wineries and learning about the winemaking process and grapes that are grown in this region.  In addition to great wine, this region is also known for its food. The Corazon de Tierra was named one of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2017. In fact, there are more Michelin rated chefs here, per capita, than anywhere else in the world. We’ll have the opportunity to sample some of this incredible cuisine on our tour today.

This evening, we’ll return to our hacienda to enjoy some of the wine we brought back with us while reminiscing about what an incredible day we had.

3

Ensenada/La Bufadora

Today, we’ll spend the day at La Bufadora, a marine geyser and one of the largest blowholes in North America, often shooting upwards more than 100ft (30 meters) above sea level. We’ll first get up close to the geyser in a kayak. Then, we’ll get a bird’s eye view from the exhibit hall where the blowhole often sprays above the rooftop.
4

Ensenada/San Diego

This morning, we’ll say goodbye to our new friends and to Baja as we make our return to the border and back to our starting point in San Diego.

On this trip, our accommodations are in a vacation rental. We have several property owners that we work with to accommodate groups of various sizes. Below are a few of the properties we use:

Mountain Top Hacienda
Groups of 8-10 people

This gorgeous mountaintop hacienda is located in the Bellavista neighborhood, high above Ensenada. Every detail of this traditional home is custom made with extraordinary materials and craftsmanship. It seamlessly blends timeless architectural with modern furnishings and elegant artwork. This multilevel haven encompasses approximately 3,500 square feet and features four bedrooms, three full and two half baths, media/recreation, gym, and office. Located just a 5-minute walk from downtown, and bordered by open space that provides privacy yet has open views of the city and bay below.

Adventure People
winemaking
winemaking
wine tasting
Food and Wine
Agave and Cactus
amazing food
Vineyards of Mexico
Wine and Agave
Wine and Vines
Horses
Horses
La Bufadora
La Bufadora
Kayaking at La Bufadora

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