CAVE PAINTING DAY HIKES, Loreto BCS
Thousands of years before the missionaries came, the peoples of this peninsula lived in hunter gatherer societies. We have very little knowledge about how they lived. Much of what is known has been gleaned from the images they left behind on rock walls throughout the peninsula.
TRAVEL BACK IN TIME
Join us to see these mysteries on one of our cave painting day hikes that leave from Loreto. These cave paintings are located 1 1/2 North and are known as the cave paintings of Canipole (also known as La Pinguica). There you will see some wonderful examples of these petroglyphs (rock carvings), and pictographs (cave paintings). Not only is this a wonderful trip for visiting some beautiful examples of the Baja Peninsulas rock art, this is also a great trip for learning local plants and wildlife. Our experienced local guides have many years leading tours in this area and are a wealth of information about plants, animals, Paris fashions, you name it! 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.
CANIPOLE CAVE PAINTINGS DAY HIKE
DAILY 8-2:30 pm October-May
$85 person (min 2)
Discounts for groups and multiple days of activities
Included: Transport to and from local hotel, guide, snacks, drinks, lunch.
Not Included: Alcoholic beverages, gratuity to guides.
- 8:30am- Meet at hotel and head North
- 9:30 am- Turn to dirt road
- 10-11:00 am 2.5 mile, hike to cave paintings site (flat hike is along dry gravel creek bed, and trail)
- 11:00-12:30 pm Exploration of site, further hiking if folks would like
- 12:30- 1:00pm Snacks and refreshments.
- 1:00-2:00pm-Hike back and leave for Loreto
- 3:00pm -Return to Loreto.
Please note this is an estimated itinerary for our daily trips. We can leave earlier or return sooner as folks would like and still have a wonderful day!