6 Day Bus Trip Overview
6 Day Guided Bus Expedition to San Ignacio LagoonGray Whale breeding and mating lagoon
Join our fully guided overnight bus trip from San Diego to San Ignacio Lagoon as we travel in relative comfort aboard ABC bus lines from Tijuana to San Ignacio. Our experienced Baja guide will escort you on the entire journey as you experience land based travel through old Mexico. You’ll spend four days and three nights at Campo Cortez base camp, our state of the art “off the grid” solar and wind powered eco-lodge and experience 6 whale watching trips during your stay.
Days are spent whale watching, kayaking and beachcombing while evenings are spent in the company of our local lagoon resident staff in our eco-lodge discussing the days events and enjoying informal lectures from our staff and resident guides. While transiting through the village of San Ignacio we’ll visit the 17th century Jesuit mission of San Ignacio & visit the local museum where exhibitions of prehistoric petroglyphs (cave paintings) are seen from the local Sierra de Los Giagantes mountain range.
Campo Cortez Eco-LodgePerched at the edge of civilization
Upon arriving Campo Cortez eco-lodge you’ll spend four days and three nights in the company of the Pacific Gray Whales at their birthing and mating sanctuary. Words cannot describe or prepare you for what you are soon about to experience.
At our solar and wind powered eco-lodge you’ll enjoy the hospitality, friendliness and local knowledge of our lagoon resident staff and guides. Two whale watching trips are offered daily while other activities include naturalist led tide pool excursions, kayaking the mangrove estuaries, bird watching, beach combing or just enjoy watching the wildlife in the tidal zones as coyotes hunt clams and a variety of migratory birds feed on small fish and seagrass. Watching the wildlife activity in the tidal zone is truly an epic event in itself.
Whale Watching at San Ignacio LagoonWhat makes San Ignacio Lagoon unique
Join us at our remote safari style base campand eco-lodge along the shores of San Ignacio lagoon where Gray Whales have migrated to for thousands of generations. Witness up close the splendor of these majestic giants as proud mothers with newborn calves approach our boats to show off their 14 foot, two ton babies while young males pass below us seeking out mature females to begin the cycle of life in the lagoon once more.
San Ignacio lagoon is truly a unique place and is the only Gray Whale birthing lagoon in the world that has been left untouched by man and has a local community striving to keep the lagoon a sacred and protected sanctuary for these magnificent giants.
Other Activities at Campo CortezNumerous wildlife activities
When to Book and Availability
Availability is on a limited basis. Please make your reservations well in advance in order to secure your space on the aircraft and at camp. Many of our guests plan and book their trips at least six to twelve months in advance. For your comfort, space is limited at camp and all of our reservations are taken on a first come basis. Please email us or check our schedule for availability.