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[*] posted on 8-13-2015 at 01:50 PM
Join Me on a TOUR to the Missions and More: New date in April, 2016


Discover Baja Travel Club has asked me to guide a 4WD Van tour. I hope to share some of Baja's exciting history with our guests!

I hope you can travel with me and have a fun time on the most interesting peninsula on earth!

Here are the details: http://www.discoverbaja.com/2015/08/13/missions-trip/

New Date: April 19th – April 28th, 2016

The following from Discover Baja Travel Club:

Missions, Architecture, Historical Sites, Rock Art and Nature!


Join famous Baja author and Baja Missions expert David Kier on this Baja Custom Tours special trip to see many of the famous Baja Spanish Missions, other historical sites, and loads of natural/eco sites! This 10 day/9 night, all-inclusive trip will feature the best of Baja from Tecate to Loreto, highlighting many of the missions, ghost towns, rock art sites, museums and beautiful natural environment along the way!

This is a once in a lifetime trip that will fill quickly so call Discover Baja at 800-727-2252 or email ask@discoverbaja.com to reserve your spot today!

$2,095 all-inclusive double occupancy

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Departure from San Diego 8am and drive East to Tecate, south through Valle de Guadalupe, visit Mision Guadalupe and Museo, lunch, visit Mision Santo Tomas ruins with lecture, arrive hotel Baja Cactus in El Rosario, Dinner at Mama Espinoza’s.

Day 2 – 7am breakfast, visit Mision El Rosario, Las Pintas Fossil Grotto and Rock Art with field lunch, El Marmol onyx mine site, arrive Hotel Mision Cataviña, dinner at Hotel and after dinner campfire social.

Day 3 – 7am breakfast at hotel in Catavina, drive to San Ignacio, lunch in San Ignacio, tour Mision San Ignacio and Museo, Motel La Huerta, dinner in San Ignacio.

Day 4 – 7am breakfast in San Ignacio, drive south to Loreto, visit Mision de Santa Rosalia de Mulege, lunch in Mulege, visit ruins of visita San Juan Bautista Londo, arrive at Hotel Coco Cabañas in Loreto, dinner in Loreto.

Day 5 – Breakfast in Loreto, tour Loreto Mission and Museo, drive to Mision San Javier and tour, lunch in San Javier, free time in Loreto, dinner in Loreto.

Day 6 – Day at Beach at Playa Ligui, visit Mision Ligui, field lunch, visit Puerto Escondido, free time in Loreto, dinner in Loreto.

Day 7 – 7am breakfast in Loreto, drive north to Mision Santa Gertrudis and oasis with lunch in Bonfil, drive to Hotel Caracoles in Guerrero Negro, dinner at Mario’s Palapa.

Day 8 – 7am breakfast in Guerrero Negro, drive to Mision San Borja, field lunch, lunch in Bahia de Los Angeles, visit Mina Las Flores, tour the Museo de Bahia de Los Angeles, return to motel Costa del Sol, seafood buffet dinner!

Day 9 – 7am breakfast, visit Montevideo rock art site, lunch in Cataviña, visit Mision San Fernando, visit 2nd El Rosario Mission, and arrive Motel Las Jardines in San Quintin, dinner in San Quintin.

Day 10 – 7am breakfast, visit Mision Santo Domingo, lunch in San Vicente, visit Mision San Vicente, drive to Valle de Guadalupe for wine tasting at Monte Xanic, cross border at Tecate, drive to San Diego.

Note: As the new date in 2016, do look for any updates before the trip.

[Edited on 10-8-2015 by David K]




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[*] posted on 8-13-2015 at 02:06 PM


I'm assuming this is $2095 per person, based on double occupancy? Is there a single supplement?



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[*] posted on 8-13-2015 at 02:11 PM


Quote: Originally posted by danaeb  
I'm assuming this is $2095 per person, based on double occupancy? Is there a single supplement?

Click the link for more details... I think it is $300 more for a single?

edit, yes it says: *Additional $300 charge for single occupancy

[Edited on 8-13-2015 by David K]




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[*] posted on 8-13-2015 at 04:53 PM


Only one problem.
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[*] posted on 8-13-2015 at 06:30 PM


wow...that's alot of missions! Looks like a fantastic trip DK!



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[*] posted on 8-13-2015 at 06:47 PM


The Famous David K. Congrats.
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[*] posted on 8-13-2015 at 06:48 PM


Looks like you timed your arrival in Loreto for the Mission Festival.. All based around the mission's birthday of October 25th...
Lots of folk dancing and activities in the plaza each night!




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[*] posted on 8-13-2015 at 08:00 PM


Covering some serious ground there. Have fun and good luck! Can't wait to see the trip reports.
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[*] posted on 8-14-2015 at 07:34 AM


Thanks... the dates are Discover Baja's planning, I only listed interesting sites to consider... which they agreed would be cool to include.

Come on and join us!




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[*] posted on 8-14-2015 at 12:33 PM
Some of what may be seen...


Day 1 Sites:

Guadalupe Mission and Museum:







Mission Santo Tomás (final site):







Mama Espinoza's Restaurant:











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Day 2 sites:

Mission El Rosario (First Site 1774-1802):







Las Pintas:







El Marmol:









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Day 3 Sites:

Mission San Ignacio:











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Day 4 Sites:

Mission Santa Rosalia de Mulegé:







Visita San Juan Londó:









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Day 5 Sites:

Mission Loreto, California's first successful mission and the start of El Camino Real in California:





Mission San Javier, the second California mission and the finest original, preserved Jesuit mission:











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Day 6 Sites:

Mission Ligüí, the third California mission and first site to fail, 1705-1721. Original mission foundation washed away by floods in 2001. Cross located near site.





Playa Ligüí:





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Day 7:

Mission Santa Gertrudis:











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Day 8:

Mission San Borja:









Las Flores:







Bahia de los Angeles:





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[*] posted on 8-14-2015 at 01:33 PM


Day 9 sites:

Montevideo:







Mission San Fernando:




View from Helicopter, 2014.


Petroglyphs nearby.

Mission El Rosario, second site 1802-1832:







If there is time, we may visit La Lobera, the sea lion crater:









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[*] posted on 8-14-2015 at 01:48 PM


Day 10:

Mission Santo Domingo:





Mission San Vicente is also on the list heading north. Here are some photos of it by helicopter, last year:







I hope you can join us and have a great Baja experience!


How Bernie Swaim had me illustrated in his 2004 book, 'Bouncing Around Baja', page 57-58.



As the mission guide for CBS Sports 2014 show, Trail of Missions (at Santo Domingo)

Thank you for your time and hope to see you with us in Baja this October!
David




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[*] posted on 8-14-2015 at 02:01 PM


This is a Discover Baja sponsored tour, and uses Baja Custom Tours, the same company that has Graham as a guide for various tours in Baja.

For more on the tour service: http://bajacustomtours.com/
For more on Discover Baja Travel Club: http://www.discoverbaja.com/




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