San Javier Mission and Desert Tour

San Javier Mission and Desert Tour

Daily Cultural Tours in La Sierra de La Giganta to the town of San Javier.

8:30-2 pm 2+ People Year round lunch included

Visit the Second Mission of the Californias

Our San Javier Mission, rancho, and desert tour is a wonder-full day tour to take from Loreto. It includes stops at points of interest, a delicious lunch of regional cuisine, and an insightful tour of the mission and surrounding orchards and farms as well. This is an experience that is certainly best experienced with an insiders knowledge. On this tour you travel back in time for a wonderful adventure. Viggé Biaundó is the native name for this small valley oasis in the Sierra de la Giganta (Mountains of giant women) where in 1699 Father Francisco Maria Piccolo first established the site. Mission San Javier is the best preserved of all the Missions in the Californias. The first time I went up to San Javier we stopped to take pictures of the views, visited the Mision, walked around town a little and came back. My second trip was on a tour. I could not believe all the amazing things I learned about the desert, the history of the area, the local Rancheros, and of course the Mision. This tour is shows you such a special and unique part of the world you really, really should take a guided tour.

Natural History Tour

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 Tour

Learn about the indigenous peoples of that lived in the Sierra de la Giganta mountains, the Jesuit Padres that settled here, and the Ranchero families that still live in the mountains today.

All Inclusive Tour

Tour includes: transport from Loreto, English speaking guide, lunch at local restaurant.

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Trip Itinerary

This is a rough estimate of tour times. Start and end times can easily be adjusted. If your tour is in the hotter months, we are more than happy to start early. Cruisers may need a later start due to tender schedules. No worries.

Meet at Sea and Land office location or local hotel as previously arranged.
8:45 AM-11:30 PM Desert and Rancho Tour
Travel inland into the Sierra de La Giganta Mountains. We Make various stops along the way for wild life, views, and ranchos.
11:30 AM-1:00 PM Mission and Orchard Tour
Tour the Mision of San Javier as well as the surrounding grounds and orchards.
1:00 PM- 1:30 PM Lunch
Enjoy a lovely lunch of regional cuisine grown in the surrounding valley.
1:30-2pm Return
Head back to Loreto. Siesta in the van.

Be Sure To Bring

Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, extra snacks, camera, batteries, warm layers in Winter and Spring months.

"Wow!! On this cruise we get off the ship, see the sites and get back on the ship. This was something totally different! Today we were transported into a completely different world. That was amazing!"
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By Land and Sea Package

The perfect tours to see the best of what Loreto has to offer. One day visit lovely Isla Coronado. Next day explore the desert, Mision and ranchos near Loreto BCS.
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