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8 Days Expedition and Yoga Retreat in Mexico

  • Cabo San Lucas - Seven Crown Hotel, La Paz - Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Expedition and Yoga Retreat Mexico

Experience yoga in one of the most spellbinding places in North America, Baja California Sur. The retreat has been designed to reconnect guests with nature in a meaningful way. The Baja and Sea of Cortez is a world of a different time, place, and rhythm while Magdalena Bay is world renowned for gray whale interaction with humans. This is truly an adventure of the spirit.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga
  • Explore the jewel island of Espiritu
  • Lose yourself in the magic of the gray whales
  • Participate in an ancient Aztec cleansing ritual
  • Snorkeling with the mysterious whale sharks
  • Transport while in Mexico
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Fresh meals at the camp
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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The hotels

Your first night hotel stay will be in Cabo San Lucas, where the Temazcal will be held. The remainder of your hotel stays will be at the Seven Crown hotel Malecon in the heart of La Paz along the seawalk.

The camp

The camp has been designed for minimal impact on the environment and accommodates 14 guests in seven tents, double occupancy with two single beds (off the floor cots). The group will meet for meals, drinks, and social time at the main tent. Cooks create fresh local dishes to include seafood from the bay, and fresh meats, fruits, and vegetables from the local farmers.

Bedding, linens, and blankets are supplied. Composting toilets and overhead showers (solar showers) ensure that you will feel appropriately Baja without harm to the environment. The whale watching boats, pangas, are 28 feet with a maximum capacity of eight passengers and carry all the required safety equipment.

The R.O.A.M expedition

You can relax through experiencing ROAM yoga in one of the most spellbinding places in North America, Baja California Sur. The expedition begins with an ancient Aztec cleansing ritual known as a Temazcal under the guidance of a local shaman.

You will spend two nights and three days at an eco-camp in the gray whale birthing lagoon of Magdalena Bay and live in the company of these amazing cetaceans as they give birth, teach their young, mate, and socialize in the safety of the lagoon. After taking a day trip to explore the magic of Isla Espiritu Santos and snorkel with playful California sea lions, you will enjoy a half day snorkeling with gentle giant whale sharks.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrival in Los Cabos
  • Transfer to the hotel in Cabo San Lucas

Day 2

  • Yoga exercises and Temazcal
  • Transfer to the Seven Crown hotel in La Paz for a one night stay

Day 3 to 5

  • Eco-camp in Magdalena Bay
  • Morning departure to Lopez Mateos in Magdalena Bay at 06:00 (approximately three and a half hours)
  • Ranch breakfast en-route
  • Late morning of whale watching
  • Live amongst the gray whales

Day 5

  • The last three-hour encounter with the whales after breakfast
  • Return to the shores of Lopez Mateos
  • Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch at one of the local restaurants
  • Return to the Seven Crown hotel in La Paz

Day 6

  • Yoga on the beach
  • Day trip to the jewel of the islands, Isla Espiritu Santos

Day 7

  • Yoga on the beach
  • Half-day trip snorkeling with the whale sharks
  • Enjoy a dinner out at a restaurant in La Paz

Day 8

  • Hotel check-out
  • Return to the Los Cabos International Airport (SJD)
  • 3 days eco-camp on the shore of the gray whale birthing lagoon of Magdalena Bay
  • Day trip exploring the magic of Isla Espiritu Santos
  • Half-day trip snorkeling with gentle giant whale sharks
  • Temazcal - ancient Aztec cleansing ritual
  • Heather Kolankowski

    Heather, RYT-200 Therapeutic Yoga Instructor, UMTC, PADI Rescue Dive, has taught yoga in Western Canada and Mexico. She is the creator of the Ultimate Music Yoga Program for Ultimate Music Theory, founded by Glory St. Germain. Heather has had the honor to study with Suzette O’Byrne, Susi Hately, and Yvonne Werkmann. She works with injuries, illness, and surgeries helping clients increase mobility and strength and decrease pain.

Cabo San Lucas and La Paz are two distinctly different cities. The distance between these two cities is a beautiful two and a half hours drive. La Paz makes a great laidback “day trip” getaway from the hustle and bustle of Cabo and offers pristine islands to explore. The two cities are a great way to explore the best of Baja California Sur.

Baja Peninsula

On the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula lies the famous Magdalena Bay. The lagoon is one of only three nurseries and breeding grounds in the world of the Pacific Gray Whales. Each year, the gray whales make their annual migration to breed and give birth. At the shallowest parts of the lagoon, the calves are born, take their first breaths, nurse, and learn to use their awkward tails.

In the deepest parts of the lagoon, males and females congregate to mate and new mothers swim with their calves, preparing them for the long journey north to the summer feeding grounds in the arctic. It is world renowned for gray whale interactions with humans.

The “Eco Camp” at the lagoon is beautifully situated on the shores of San Domingo island in the bay. You will have an up close and personal experience while living in the company of the great whales. Embark on the mysterious journey into the life of the gray whales. This is once in a lifetime experience.

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo has been rated as one of Mexico’s top five tourist destinations. It is known for its beaches, scuba diving, landmarks, and marine life. It has become a heavily trafficked destination for tourists, with numerous resorts and timeshares along its coastline.

La Paz

La Paz is the capital city of the Mexican State of Baja California Sur. It is an important regional commercial center. Here, you can experience traditional Baja life. Within easy reach of the city are deserted beaches, calm bays, and pristine offshore islands. Its abundance of marine life offers amazing and often rare encounters. La Paz is the gateway to the islands of the Sea of Cortez.

It is not a massive beach resort town with 500 room mega hotels and partying into the night. It offers tourists a laid back vacation with opportunities to leisurely explore the culture, history, land, and sea. This is a great opportunity to explore the area.

Sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez is located between the Baja Peninsula and mainland Mexico and is one of the youngest and most fertile seas on earth. The peninsula was formed approximately five million years ago when part of the Earth’s crust separated along the San Andreas Fault drifting in a northwesterly direction away from mainland Mexico. After colliding with southern California, an ocean basin was formed and is known today as the Gulf of California or more commonly referred to as the Sea of Cortez.

Left in the wake of the collision was an explosion of natural geological wonders - a group of desert islands. The area has remained uninhabited, spellbinding, and timeless. This amazing Galapagos type setting plays host to some of the rarest and most beautiful marine life on earth and offers an amazing environment for swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and hiking.

On July 15, 2005 the islands of the Sea of Cortez were declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. It is home to thousands of species of marine animals and is the reason why Jacques Cousteau called this sea “The Aquarium of the World”.

Because of the rich in natural history, unspoiled in beauty, and unrivaled in marine life, the Sea of Cortez is a world of a different time, place, and rhythm that is an ideal opportunity to explore, discover and learn.

Fresh local dishes, including seafood from the bay, and fresh meats, fruits, and vegetables from the local farmers will be served at the camp and are included in the price. Delicious meals during hotel stay in La Paz and Cabo San Lucas are not included in the price.

  • 2.5 hours snorkeling with whale sharks
  • 4 whale watching sessions
  • 6 hours Isla Espiritu Santos Island Tour
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • Ancient Aztec Temazcal
  • Daily yoga
  • Fresh meals at the camp
  • Tourist fees
  • Transport while in Mexico
  • Airfare to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals during hotel stay
  • Medical or travel cancellation or trip interruption insurance
  • Service provider gratuities

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Panterra Eco Expeditions will pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.