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Whales with Wellness


Baja AirVentures Combines Whales with Wellness, Land with Sea and Air for One-of-a-Kind Baja Adventure Program


SAN DIEGO, CA, Nov. 11, 2008 - Baja AirVentures' most popular package, Best of Baja, just got better. Along with close encounters with whales and other marine life from both sides of the peninsula, the ocean and the gulf, participants can now purchase a wellness add-on and receive multiple sessions of rejuvenating massage and yoga.


The package features private roundtrip air carriage from San Diego with ample opportunity for aerial flightseeing, Pacific whale watching in Scammons Lagoon by motorized panga, two nights in the Mexican hamlet of Guerro Negro and three nights of total seclusion at Baja AirVenture's Las Animas eco-retreat, an hour's boat trip south of Bahia de Los Angeles on the shores of the Sea of Cortez.


"The combination of air and sea viewing is something no other whale watching operator in Baja is able to offer," says Kevin Warren, owner of Baja AirVentures. "In fact, the opportunity to view these creatures with a bird's eye view is a rarity in itself."


The 6-day / 5-night "Best of Baja's Whales, Dolphins & Sea Lions Tour"

departs Mondays in February and March. The all-inclusive per person rate, including private air carriage from San Diego, across the peninsula and back, is $2,495 (exclusive of 10% Mexican IVA tax and the $200 wellness package add-on).


Guests spend nearly three days by boat and air scanning for migrating California Gray whales in the famous Scammons Lagoon located on the Pacific Ocean. For two nights guests will lodge at a nearby B&B in Guerro Negro. Prior to boat transfer to Las Animas Wilderness Retreat on day three, there's more whale watching and an aerial tour of Laguna Ojo de Libre and the Midriff Island chain. Days four and five are spent hiking, kayaking and snorkeling with sea lions and dolphins. Boat excursions from the retreat provide an added opportunity to view several types of whales, including the fin whale (the second largest in the world).


Las Animas Wilderness Retreat, the only boat-in lodge along the Sea of Cortez, is a remote, eco-friendly property that accommodates up to 16 guests in eight romantic beachside yurts. Each features its own private bathroom, solar shower, twin and king-size beds with comforters and high thread-count linens, and covered patios with hammocks. Lodging is built around a large centrally located yurt with attached patio that serves as kitchen, central dining area, cantina bar, and communal lounging and game area. 


The all-inclusive tour price of $2,495 includes double occupancy B&B and yurt accommodations, roundtrip air from San Diego, naturalist guided outings, boat transportation, healthy homemade meals, beverages and such activities as kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, sailing and hiking. The $200 per person wellness add-on offers personalized treatments that range from body work therapies to body scrubs and mud therapy wraps.

Daily yoga and meditation are part of the curriculum supervised by wellness professionals. 


For details on Best of Baja tour call 1-800-221-9283 or visit online:

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