Adventures / Wild Hikes

Hike and Camp in Mexico's Sierra La Laguna

Discover one of Mexico’s hidden wonders as you trek through the UNESCO biosphere reserve and sleep under the stars

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Adventures / Wild Hikes

Hike and Camp in Mexico's Sierra La Laguna

Discover one of Mexico’s hidden wonders as you trek through the UNESCO biosphere reserve and sleep under the stars

DURATION

5 nights

LOCATION

Mexico

ANNUAL LEAVE

3 days off work

SEASON

Nov-Apr

GROUP SIZE

Up to 16 people

MEETING POINT

Los Cabos Airport, Mexico

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel · Glamping

DIFFICULTY

Easy

No previous experience is needed, but you’ll be crossing rough, uneven terrain so a decent level of general fitness is required

Explore old trails and canyons used by local rancheros, past waterfalls and granite formations, and wild swim in natural springs

Witness the ranchero culture of Baja California Sur, learn how to make traditional Mexican cuisine and master the art of the Margarita

Glamp in a huerta in the Sierra La Laguna mountains and capture the sunset where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean

This trip is brand new

We’re still waiting to collect any reviews from other travellers on this trip. However, all our hosts go through an extensive vetting process to ensure that your adventure is awesome.

Included

Guides

Expert, English speaking guides

Accommodation

2 nights in a boutique hotel, 3 nights in a luxury tent

Meals

Tasty traditional food throughout

Transfers

To and from the start point and everything in-between

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

Tips for your guides

The Area

map

Logistics

Starts

Los Cabos Airport

Anytime on Day 1

Ends

Los Cabos Airport

Anytime on Day 6

Transfers

Your host will meet you at Los Cabos Airport and transfer you to Todos Santos - your start point for the wild hiking adventure in the Sierra La Laguna. On the final day, your host will transfer you from Todos Santos back to Los Cabos Airport, in time for your onward flight.

Travel options

There are direct flights to Los Cabos Airport (SJD) from all over the US and flights from the UK generally connect through Los Angeles or New York.

Day 1

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2 – Day 4

Glamping · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 5

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 6

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

You'll have an on-site chef making three filling meals every day. The local ranching family provides all the meat, vegetables, cheese, empanadas and tortillas. Breakfasts include a delicious mix of Mexican breakfast specialities and gringo favourites, including plenty of healthy ingredients and fresh local fruit. All juices and salsas made fresh on the property. There's a lot of great eating happening on this trip!

Vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for - please just request on your passenger info form.

What is the accommodation like?

Glamping

Camp Cecil de la Sierra is a luxury tent camp in a mango and grapefruit grove in the Sierra La Laguna Biosphere Reserve. It is in the huerta of a local ranching family, and highlights both the cultural and natural heritage of the Sierras. It features beautifully decorated walk-in tents with real beds, lovely linens, bedside tables, lanterns, towels, yoga mats, fans, storage space, rugs, chairs, and more. Each tent has it's own compost toilet room. There is a library/reading area, a yoga space and a comfortable stargazing area where you can comfortably recline under the big mountain skies.

Los Colibris Casitas

Los Colibris Casitas was made for nature lovers seeking beauty and tranquility. Each of the casas and casitas have magnificent views of the Pacific ocean, a freshwater estuary and a palm grove oasis to the front, and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the side and back.

Upgrades

For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room and tent can be booked for an extra charge, see Optional Extras for the price. Please request this at the time of booking (this is subject to availability).

Day 1

Bienvenidos

Meet your host at the airport and hop in the van for a drive along the Pacific coastline of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula to the small town of Todos Santos. Check into your hotel and relax before catching the sunset and tucking into a Mexican dinner whilst getting to know your guide and fellow crew.

Day 2

To the mountains

Hiking

2-3hrs

Hop in the van and head to your luxury tent camp, surrounded by mango and grapefruit groves deep in the Sierra La Laguna Biosphere Reserve. Once settled into camp, stretch your legs with a short hike and get to know the inhabitants of this unique and fragile ecosystem before hitting happy hour back at the huerta and a delicious ranch dinner under the stars.

Day 3

Explore Sierra La Laguna Biosphere Reserve

Hiking

5-6hrs

Swimming

1hr

Wake up in the heart of the Sierra La Laguna mountains, fuel up on breakfast and hit the trails. Today you’ll explore the canyons of the Sierra La Laguna and cool off with a refreshing dip at one of its natural springs. Follow the trails traversed by the Pericú for centuries as you hike past waterfalls, incredible granite formations and discover the areas diverse and dynamic wildlife. End the day watching the sunset and capture the panoramic views where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean.

Day 4

Learn some traditional skills

Hiking

4hrs

Wake early for a spot of birdwatching and enjoy a ranch breakfast. Today you’ll head out on another great hike through the mountains before joining Chito, the ranch owner, to try your hand at some traditional ranch crafts. You’ll then pop on an apron and learn how to make tortillas and empanadas the traditional way, and then relax under the night sky with another slap-up ranch dinner.

Day 5

Back to the coast

Bid farewell to your Huerta camp as you make your way back to Todos Santos. You'll have the afternoon free to explore the town, or just relax at the hotel. Once the sun sets you’ll don the apron once more for an evening workshop of Mexican cuisine and margarita making with a legendary local chef. The perfect end to a perfect adventure.

Day 6

Adios

Time to leave Baja California Sur with a bag full of memories and the perfect margarita in tow as your host transfers you to Los Cabos Airport in time for your flight home.

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What do I need to bring?

BAGS
Soft duffel bag or rucksack
Daypack (25+ litres)

CLOTHES
Lightweight waterproof and windproof jacket
Breathable wicking layers
Fleece jacket or similar
Lightweight trousers/shorts/skirts for hiking
T-shirts
Underwear & socks
Swimwear
Sunglasses
Sunhat
Something to sleep in
Hiking boots (worn-in)
Lightweight shoes for camp

OTHER
Universal travel plug adapter
Power bank or solar charger
Passports (and visas)
Travel Insurance documents
Suncream
Personal first-aid kit (inc. blister treatment)
Personal items (biodegradable toiletries, sanitary wear etc)
Quick-dry towel
Alcohol hand-gel
Face mask
Headtorch or torch
2 x reusable water bottle (x1 litre)

OPTIONAL
Earplugs
Energy bars and snacks

Pre/Post trip accommodation in Todos Santos (Single/Twin/Double)

Payable Before Departure

Pre/Post trip accommodation in Todos Santos (Single/Twin/Double)

Per Night

Optional Private Room & Tent Upgrade

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room & Tent Upgrade

Per Person

We've crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of this trip, and plant enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.

What's the number?
It works out on average at 111kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal for 2022 to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

But what does the number mean?
Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

  • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
  • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

What are we doing about it?
Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. For every person booked with us since 2016 we’re planting enough trees to suck at least 2x more carbon out the atmosphere than is emitted by their trips. All native trees, as part of amazing projects that are re-foresting degraded land, tackling the biodiversity crisis and supporting local communities at the same time. We go further than that too, also funding re-wilding projects worldwide to help protect important keystone species from extinction. See the reforestation and re-wilding schemes we support. See our carbon action plan.

Want to know more?
Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

You'll need a decent level of general fitness, but this is a lighter hiking trip and if you are happy walking for a few hours in the mountains at a time you'll be just fine. The pace is easy going and you'll be stopping often to marvel at Sierra La Laguna's sweeping vistas.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion and are non-compulsory on this trip. Of course, if you feel that your guides provided an exceptional experience then you are welcome to tip as much as you feel is appropriate.

Your host will provide fresh drinking water to fill up your bottles at various points during the hiking and at camp.

The weather from November through April is generally perfect, with highs during the day in the low to mid 20°C and lows at night in the mid 10°C. There may be windy days that can have an impact on certain adventures, and there is the occasional rainy day in those months as well.

Yes, you can store excess luggage at the hotel at the start of the trip.

For current advice about travelling in Mexico, have a read of the UK Foreign Office pages here.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our adventures. Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure.

Your insurance policy should also include specific Covid-19 cover, including cancellation and curtailment cover if you, your travel companion or a close relative are diagnosed with Covid-19.

We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

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