Baja California Spanish Missions Trip!

Baja California Missions Trip 2016

Join famous Baja author and Baja Missions expert, David Kier, on this MexMike 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! Transportation for the trip will be in custom vans and will depart from, and return to, San Diego.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime trip that will fill quickly, so call Discover Baja at 800-727-2252 or email to book your spot today!

April 19th – 28th, 2016. $2,095 all-inclusive per person, based on double occupancy


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

Day 2 – 7am breakfast, visit Misión 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 Cataviña, drive to San Ignacio, lunch in San Ignacio, tour Mission and Museo, Motel La Huerta, dinner in San Ignacio.

Day 4 – 7am breakfast in San Ignacio, drive south to Loreto, visit Misión de Santa Rosalia de Mulegé, lunch in Mulegé, 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 Misión San Javier and tour, lunch in San Javier, free time in Loreto, dinner in Loreto.

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

Day 7 – 7am breakfast in Loreto, drive north to Misión 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 Misión 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 Misión San Fernando, visit 2nd El Rosario Mission, and arrive Motel Las Jardines in San Quintin, dinner in San Quintin.

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


Missions of Baja California bookAbout David Kier:
David Kier is a co-author of “The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California 1697-1834.″ He has been traveling the Baja California peninsula for over 40 years and has authored books and articles on the missions and the peninsula. He enjoys exploring both the missions and the mission road, El Camino Real. Many of his trips to Baja California are documented through photos and road logs on his website where one can also find a special section on the old missions and the Camino Real.


*Itinerary is subject to change at any time
*Additional $300 charge for single occupancy
*FMM Tourist permits are not included in price of trip and must be purchased beforehand through Discover Baja.



7 thoughts on “Baja California Spanish Missions Trip!

  1. Dave Hanna says:

    David, some friends and I are going to attempt to visit mission San Pedro Martir. There isn’t too much on the internet on routes to take, other than pack horses from Melling. We have fairly aggressive rock crawler type jeeps we plan to use. Do you have any recommendations? Best regards, Dave

  2. David says:

    Hi Dave,
    San Pedro Martir is one of two mission not reached by an auto road. Backpacking in by foot or horse or mule remains the method of getting there (with the exception of helicopter perhaps ). Use your Jeeps to go to Mission Santa Maria. Now that is a real challenge!

  3. Paul Santana says:

    There is a group of us traveling to Baja in Sept. Visiting Ignacio, Borja and hopefully Santa Maria. We last were there in 2014 and it was pretty beat up. Does anyone know of anyone who has been there in the recent past, and if it is passable? We are experienced and have 6 vehicles, just wondering if we should bring a chainsaw to do some cleanup. We’ve actually never been to the pool, after the hurricane in 2014, it was pretty much closed.


    1. Carla King says:

      Hi Paul, that’s cool that you’re heading out there and doing clean-up. Have you checked the forum? Thanks! Carla

  4. Paul J. Dionne says:

    Not a comment, a question. Are you planning any more Baja mission tours like the one last year?

    1. Discover Baja says:

      We don’t have any currently planned, but if you sign up for our monthly newsletter you’ll be alerted when we have upcoming trips and events.

  5. D Perez says:

    Looking forward to new posts.

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