San Ignacio Glamping Camp

Baja Expedition’s San Ignacio glamping camp welcomes whale lovers of all ages. This is your base for 4 fun-filled days of Pacific Gray Whale encounters (Jan-Apr).  The beach camps feature fire pits and a bar and lounge tent, serving fine wine, craft beer and single malt scotches, big comfy couches and even a pool table!

Windproof, insulated and heated, the premium wilderness tents are built to withstand the coldest nights in the desert. Your comfort comes first, and each tent features real beds, fine linens and plush pillows, an ensuite bathroom with hot and cold running water and excellent pressure, and 24-hour power and lights. There is Wi-Fi access everywhere in camp. Special discounts are available for kids so bring the family! Upgrades to even more luxurious glamping is an option.

Each winter gray whales migrate to the warm, shallow waters of San Ignacio Lagoon to mate and calve; bringing the world’s most extraordinary wildlife encounters. Come face to face with these gentle giants while staying in remote, beachfront glamping tents.Above water, San Ignacio Lagoon is an adventure lovers’ paradise. Whether hiking, mountain biking, kayaking or birding, uncover the wild, rugged desert coastline; spending evenings marveling at the uninterrupted starlit sky. This is where dreamlike encounters become a reality. It’s recommended to spend a night before and after the trip in Cabo.

Itinerary:
Day 1 - Arrival to San Ignacio Welcome! Bienvenidos! We will collect you directly from your Cabo Hotel at approximately 7:00am for a morning transfer to the Cabo San Lucas airport. Our private Cessna charter aircraft complete with leather seats and air conditioning makes the two hour flight up to remote San Ignacio a breeze! Upon arrival to Camp Tio Timo, you will be welcomed by our expert naturalist guides and attentive hostesses with champagne mimosas, before whisking you away to get straight out onto the water with the gray whales! Get ready to watch out for spouts! Following your first whale encounters, you will return to camp for fully catered meals and to enjoy all our camp has on offer. Take out a kayak or paddleboard, or grab an ice cream or cold drink from the bar to enjoy the spectacular sunsets over the lagoon from our prime beachfront location.

Days 2-3 - Whales, Whales, Whales! Whale watching to your heart’s content! We will start our whale watching sessions at 8:00am and continue through sunset, and you can expect three to four 90-minute encounters each day, dependent on capacity restrictions at the lagoon. Our goal is to ensure you get the most out of this once in a lifetime experience with these incredible cetaceans. Accompanied by our knowledgeable guides, watch them roll, breach, spyhop, and tend to their young. You may even get the chance to stroke these incredible creatures. In your downtime, you can take out one of the kayaks for a paddle on the calm lagoon waters or explore the shoreline tide pools, watching out for the diverse bird life in the surrounding mangroves. Our attentive staff will assure you are served delicious, fresh meals and have everything you need.

Day 4 - Departure All good things must come to an end. Following breakfast, our private charter plane will return to Cabo San Lucas at 10:30am, with an arrival time around 12:30pm. We recommend scheduling your departure flight no earlier than 3:30pm. Of course, we don’t want you to leave and we encourage you to join us for more adventures in the Sea of Cortez, Cabo Pulmo and Magdalena Bay!

Think of our luxury tents as one of the best pop-up hotel suites. The Luxury camp features all the amenities of the glamping camp, but with 12 large and luxurious tents, ensuring the utmost privacy. Each tent features an ensuite bathroom, a dresser in the bedroom as well as a separate sitting area with a couch and easy chairs – perfect for relaxing after a day of adventure.