CAVE PAINTING TOUR AND DESERT HIKE

DISCOVER BAJAS PAST (AND HIKE OFF SOME TACOS)

$85/person
7:30-2 pm 2+ People Oct-May 4.5 Miles

Journey Back in Time

Join us on a day hike to see the cave paintings of "La Pinguica"(also known as "Canipole") just 1 1/2 hours North of Loreto. There you will see some wonderful examples of petroglyphs (rock carvings), and pictographs (cave paintings). Not only is this a great trip for seeing examples of Baja's rock art, its also a great opportunity for learning about the local plants and wildlife. Our experienced local guides have many years leading tours in this area and are a wealth of information about flora, fauna, history, etc. For anyone who would like to see the rock art of Baja but does not have time to do a multi day mule trip, our cave paintings day hike is for you!

Natural History

Learn about local flora and fauna and the uses of various plants. This tour is also a great opportunity to witness the dynamic geology of the Sierra de la Giganta

Cultural History

Learn about the areas Indegenous peoples and how they lived in this harsh desert land.

All Inclusive Tour

Tour includes: transport from Loreto, English speaking guide, lunch, and drinks

Hiking Conditions

The hike is roughly 2.25 miles in each direction Part of the hike is on a narrow trail and the other part requires walking the flat gravel dry creek bed. This is not a good hike for folks with bad knees or week ankles.

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Trip Itinerary

Start and end times are adjusted seasonally. If your tour is in the hotter months, we leave closer to 6:30 am early.

7:30 AM
Meet at Sea and Land office location or local hotel as previously arranged.
7:45-9:15 Travel North
Travel North an hour on highway, half hour dirt road to trailhead.
9:15-10:45
Hike flat, dry river bed to site. Stopping along the way for wildlife viewing and plant ID
10:45 AM- 11:30 PM Visit Site
Stop at cave paintings for pictures (sin flash), interpretation, and exploration
11:30-1:30 Lunch and Return
Fresh tradtional Mexican lunch, burritos, veggies, fruit. Hike back to vehicle.
1:30-3:00 PM Drive back to Loreto

Be Sure To Bring

Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, extra snacks, camera, batteries, warm layers in Winter and Spring months, and a pack for personal items. Hike can be done in Chacos, tennis, or good hiking shoes depending on your preference.

"Such an Interesting Day! I was not expecting to learn as much as we did about the plants as well as the paintings"
Margo
Hamburg, Germany
“It was harder than I expected hiking the gravel wash for 2 miles. Not a good hike for bad knees or funky ankles!”
Chris
Boise, Idaho

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