CAVE PAINTING TOURS BY MULE, Loreto BCS

BAJA CAVE PAINTING TRIPS BY MULE

JOIN US IN THE SIERRA DE LA SAN FRANCISCO. THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!

JOURNEY DEEP INTO THE SIERRA, DEEP INTO THE PAST

One of the amazing things about Baja is its ability to remain unchanged. Sure the weather comes through and re-arranges an arroyo, or towns grow a little more each year, but beyond that, out in the desert many things are preserved the way they've been for hundreds even thousands of years. The cave paintings of the Sierra de la San Francisco, and the guides that lead you there are both examples of how some things never change. Join us on our Mule Trips out into the mountains to experience the wonder of going back in time. These federally protected pictographs are amazing examples of past
Cave Paintings, Mule Trips Baja California
Cave Paintings Sierra de San Francisco, Baja California Sur
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" We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. What an amazing experience!! Thank you!!"

John
San Rafael, CA

FIVE DAY ROCK ART TRIP

Visit a multitude of rock art sites and experience the beauty of the Sierra de la San Francisco on this 5 day adventure deep into the mountains of Baja California Sur

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Leave San Ignacio for Guadalupe to meet guides and pack.  Ride to Santa Theresa (3 hours) 
  • Day 2: Hike from Base camp to cuevas: La Palmita, Pintada, Flechas, Aguillas, Musicos
  • Day 3: Move to new Base camp San Gregorio and explore
  • Day 4: Morning hike from Base camp to cuevas:  San Gregorio I, San Gregorio II, La Familia, Las Tortugas, Boca San Casimi as well as petroglyphs.  In the afternoon we begin to head back
  • Day 5: Back to Guadalupe and then onto Loreto. 

 

THREE DAY ROCK ART TRIP

Would you love to see the cave paintings and have an adventure, but don't have the time for a 5 dive trip?  There are still see amazing sites on our 3 day adventure.

Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Leave Guadalupe for Rancho Theresa and base camp
  • Day 2: Morning hike from Base camp to cuevas: La Palmita, Cueva Pintada, Cueva Flechas.  In the afternoon hike to Cueva Aguillas, Cueva Musicos and a petroglyph site, stopping for lunch in between.  
  • Day 3: Return to Santa Marta and visit 2 more sites along the way:  Boca San Julio and La Palmita

Please note:  While not terribly strenuous these sites are not exactly a lovely stroll along a well maintained hiking trail. Short scrambles and walking along dry riverbeds will be necessary in sections.

 

LOGISTICS

All trips start in the Sierra de la San Francisco outside of San Ignacio.  The nearest airport is Loreto.  If you are flying into Loreto and need transport to San Ignacio or from San Ignacio to Guadalupe, please let us know.

We provide the food, drinks, guides, mules as well as English speaking guides.  We also have camping gear available for rent if needed (tents are recommended).

Estimated cost

$160 USD /day

minimum 4 people

Does not include transportation to and from trail head.
If you are a smaller party, please contact us.

BEST TIME OF YEAR

We run trips November-January and in April as well.  Fall is lovely after the rains and the desert is in bloom. 

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