A short escape aimed at active travelers in search of a health and wellness experience

Similar to Tulum for yoga and other retreats on Mexico’s Caribbean side, we are looking to offer a new experience in Baja California travel & the Sea of Cortez that positions the region as a mecca for active getaways.  Late December to early January is a popular time for Cabo resorts; the program’s all-included nature should resonate when travelers compare it to hotel stays that do not include activities. 


  • DAY 1: Home / San Jose Del Cabo / La Paz / Embark

    Fly to Los Cabos airport and transfer to La Paz, where you’ll embark National Geographic Venture between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm. If you are flying in this day, we have arranged transportation form the airport in San Jose Del Cabo. Set sail on arrival, for a sunset cruise of Bahía La Paz en route to Isla Espiritu Santo. (D)

  • DAY 2: San Jose Channel / Isla San Francisco

    Witness a spectacular Baja sunrise this morning while searching for marine mammals in the upper san Jose Channel. Hear naturalists talk and learn photography basics during an early morning at sea. Before lunch, go ashore at Isla San Francisco, where a sweeping arc of white sand beach beckons you to try yoga or a Beach boot camp workout with your exhale instructor. Explore nearby tide pools with your naturalists or spend the afternoon stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling and kayaking. Hike to the nearby ridge for unparalleled views, just before sunset. (B,L,D)
  • DAY 3 & 4: Isla Espiritu Santo, Isla Partida & Los Islotes

    Wake up anchored in one of Isla Espiritu Santo’s beautiful bays and watch the cliffs light up as your Wellness Specialist leads a morning yoga or qi gong class, on deck, or on shore.

    For two full days, explore as much or as little as you like, with the ship as your mobile base camp-taking advantage of every exhale wellness option, including hiking with your exhale instructor for mindfulness and stretching on the trail. Explore the dramatically eroded shoreline of Isla Partida on a one-way kayak journey, or join a challenging hike up a rocky arroyo to the crest of the island. Meander a different arroyo with your Naturalists to learn details of the region’s geology and natural history, then learn to standup paddleboard, or hone skills you already possess. Snorkel with playful and curious sea lions, or photograph their antics from expedition landing craft. Wind down with on-deck Chill Yoga or a chair massage, then go ashore for a beach barbecue dinner followed by a bonfire under the stars. However you choose to spend these days, you’ll be rewarded with a sense of well-being that comes only from spending quality time in nature. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 5: La Paz / Disembark / San Jose Del Cabo / Home

    Disembark in downtown La Paz this morning and transfer to Los Cabos airport for those departing Baja. (B)


Please note: All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.

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