San Javier Mission and Desert Tour

MISSION SAN JAVIER AND DESERT TOUR

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

$80 usd/person
8:30-2 pm 2+ People Year round cruiser friendly

San Javier, the Second Mission of the Californias

Our San Javier Mission, rancho, and desert tour is a wonder-full day tour to take from Loreto. This activity includes stops at points of interest, a delicious lunch of regional cuisine, an insightful tour of the mission, and surrounding orchards. Join us for an experience that is certainly best experienced with insider knowledge. Viggé Biaundó is the native name for this small valley oasis in the Sierra de la Giganta (Mountains of giant women). It was here in 1700 that Father Francisco Maria Piccolo first established the site. Mission San Javier is the best preserved of all the Missions in the Californias.

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Use the online form below to book your tour to San Javier. If you are staying out of town, please contact us for additional shuttle services.

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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.

8:30
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!"
Steve
Boulder, Colorado

To learn more about the original California Cowboys, Watch this wonderful documentary below

Guided Tour Recomended

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 returned to Loreto. My second trip was on a guided 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 shows you such a special and unique part of the world that you really, really should take a guided tour.

Real California cowboys, Natural wonders, Friendly locals

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Daily Shuttle Services

Airport Transfers

Transportation Services from Loreto International Airport

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