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There is nothing like an immersion into the sanctuary of the gray whales, the lagoons where they mate, give birth, and nurse their young.  

 

We start and end our journey in Loreto.  After spending a magical night at San Ignacio Springs (a desert oasis by the San Ignacio River), we will stay at the breeding lagoons for 3 nights, to relax and be present in this place where the desert meets the sea.  ( week 2: 2/22- 3/1) : we will drive to San Ignacio Lagoons from Loreto and stay at San Ignacio Springs after our time at the lagoons).

We will sleep in simple double occupancy wooden cabins at the edge of the water, eat delicious local food in a comfortable palapa, and we will have several outings into the lagoon to engage with the whales and to meet their offspring. 

Here at Laguna San Ignacio, you are far away from any town or village and you are staying in an Eco - Camp run by locals. 

Surrounded by desert, sky, and water the only sounds you hear are the cries of ospreys, the waves, the wind,  - and whales breathing.  You become a part of this place and you will grasp an understanding of the desert whales while you share space with them in their seasonal home.

The lagoons are a protected whale sanctuary and kayaking or swimming is not allowed here.  We will take small motorized boats ( pangas) out on the water driven by fishermen who know these waters and the whales well,  often intimately, and since childhood. 

 

This trip is from February 15 - February 22,  2025 ( week 2: February 22-March 1) ).  

On the last day of the trip we will be in Loreto and we will have one more adventure:  A trip into the Sea of Cortez in search of Blue Whales, or a land-based tour exploring some of the natural history of this place ( the choice of activity is dependent on the weather).

 

Trip cost:

The price for the guided trip is $2400 which includes a non-refundable deposit of $350 at the time you sign up.  This price includes all accommodations, and all transportation and tips. starting the evening of 2/15 until Friday 2/21 ( 2/28, week 2) , when the trip officially ends in the afternoon.  Most meals/drinks are included in the price.  

 

*You are responsible for booking your round-trip flight to Loreto and your accommodations for the last night, Friday 2/21 ( week 2: Friday 2/28 ).   All participants are required to buy trip insurance. 

In order to keep this trip intimate, the maximum number of participants is limited to 12 ( week 2: limited to 9)  

If you are interested please contact me with any questions or to ask for a sign up link.   

 

 

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