What is included?
The program cost is $2250 and is all inclusive from
Los Cabos Airport, Baja, Mexico with most meals (lunch
on arrival day to continental breakfast departure day.
Dinner on day 7 is not included), lodging, transport,
educational programs, equipment (snorkeling gear and
wetsuit rental), guide service, and carbon credits.
What is not included?
The program cost does not include
roundtrip airfare to Los Cabos Airport, dinner on day
7 in Cabo San Lucas, travel insurance or optional SCUBA,
Discover SCUBA, spending money, gratuity, or alcoholic
How do I get there?
Let our partner travel agency book your flight or you
may book your own flight. We recommend that you use
a travel agency. The service that your agent will provide
you is so much more than booking tickets. If a problem
arises during travel day or your flight is cancelled
a few months after booking it will be just one phone
call to the agent instead of dealing with the airline
on your own. Your agent will work on your behalf, and
when you are in a foreign country with roaming rates
as high as $2.99 per minute that is a nice asset to
have at home. Typical airfare is about $650-850 from
most departure cities but could be less or more depending
of departure city or time of year.
Where will I stay?
La Duna Ranch (2 nights)
Participants will stay double occupancy in bungalows
on a working ranch where they will spend one day making
artisan cheeses and authentic tortillas with your Mexican
hosts Gabriella and her partner Miguel. There are showers,
composting toilets, and a full kitchen where meals will
be prepared. The ranch is steps away from the beach
and surrounded by a forest of Cardon Cacti and pristine
Isla Partida Island Camp (4 nights)
This camp is nothing like you have probably every experienced.
It is not roughing it at all and it is remote without
the feeling of being limited. You know, when you hike
in someplace for the week, you eat what you carry in
right? Not during this adventure, supplies are brought
in daily and there is cold storage, a stove for cooking,
a chef to prepare your meals, and even a blender for
margaritas and a generator to charge your camera batteries!
You will arrive to tents already set up and adventure
right in the backyard.
Participants will stay 6 nights at Camp Sea Quest on
Isla Partida, located on the northern portion of Espiritu
Santo Island. The Beach camp can accommodate up to 25
participants but will be limited to 14. Tents have 2
cots, 2 sleeping bags, 2 sets of sheets and pillows
and a bath towel for each participant. There is a full
kitchen and cooking staff. There are two flush toilets
with privacy walls, T.P and hand sanitizer. There are
two enclosed single solar showers for bathing.
Hotel Seven Crown (1 night)
To assist with early flight departures on day 8 the
final night will be spent at a 2-star hotel in Cabo
San Lucas. Participants will stay 2-3 per room, each
with her own bed. The hotel is just 45 min from the
Are there insect issues to worry about?
Biting insects such as mosquito's are not a problem.
A small bottle of travel-size insect repellant will
suffice. There are bees on Espiritu Santo Island. They
tend to congregate around fresh water. They are non-aggressive
but if you are allergic you need to notify us and bring
2 EPI Pens prescribed to you.
Will there be showers and toilets while we are camping?
Yes of course! This type of camp is low impact but
includes the creature comforts you desire. There are
private stalls with manual flush toilets and private
stalls with solar showers.
What is your cancellation and refund policy?
If a participant cancels for any reason, the participant
forfeits all monies paid. We do however, accept substitutions
until thirty days of the start of the trip. Green Edventures
reserves the right to deny substitutions. Contact us for
details. Because we work with small, locally owned guides,
this adventure requires year long planning and early financial
commitments with our contractors to ensure they can work
with us during their busiest time of year.
Do I need travel insurance?
It is highly recommended. Purchase when you buy your
airline tickets throught the travel agent or book through
a carrier on your own. It is a good idea to purchase
your insurance within 15 days of your deposit to receive
the maximum benefits. Purchase a package that covers:
trip cancellation, missed connections, travel interruption,
travel delay, emergency medical treatment and emergency
medical evacuation. Once your airline tickets are confined
you can call the insurance provided to update your information.
What type of food will I eat and will there be bottled
You will eat chef-prepared delicious authentic food
with a touch of Americana. Meals will be a mix of local
fare such as beans, rice, chicken, pork, and fish with
a vegetable. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided
as well as snacks, fruit, coffee, tea and juice. There
are vegetarian options and fish substitutes if you do
not eat fish. Please contact us in advance if you have
special dietary needs. Purified ice water in five gallon
jugs are available to refill your reusable water bottles.
How many participants will there be per week?
Group size will be limited to 14-16 participants.
What type of activities do we do?
This is a multi-sport adventure with a primary emphasis
on snorkeling and free-diving. All skills are taught
at the beginner level. You will see and do what most
people dream about. Any one that can swim can attend
this program because although some people have snorkeled
before, some of the women that do this trip have not
had an open water experience. Everyone learns the basics
in shallow water to allow them to get comfortable with
their gear and then we progress to deeper dives where
people can learn free-diving to depths of 10 to 20ft
and beyond if they are comfortable. Each site will provide
beautiful fish-filled landscapes that everyone can enjoy
floating on the surface or at 20ft!
The program is tailored around the group's interest
and skill levels. All activities are optional. Activities
will have participants hiking through desert canyons
and mountainous terrain, exploring rocky beaches, swimming
with wild sea lions and other mega fauna, riding in
boats, traversing the countryside by van, and interacting
with native people. Be advised caution is required on
all activities. Rough, steep, uneven, slippery footing
and unpredictable environmental conditions is the rule
rather than the exception.
What are the physical requirements to participant?
All women ages 18 and beyond are welcome but the age
range is typically 40-70. Because the program is designed
around the participants we can accommodate a wide range
of skill levels, physical abilities and personal interests.
You must be in excellent physical and mental heath with
the ability to swim, and follow visual, and verbal instructions.
Contact us if you have a concern.
What should I pack?
Keep it simple. A packing list will be provided. Lightweight
clothing and footwear is the norm but it does get cool
at night an in the mornings. You will need a warm fleece
jacket for cool periods in the day and warm sleep wear
for the night time.. Don't forget sun protection like
sunglasses, sun block and hat. While snorkeling you
will need a rash guard top to protect you from sea jellies,
rock scrapes, and other abrasions. Please don't over
What type of currency will I need?
Mexican currency is the Peso ($1 US dollar is equal
to about 12 Mexican Pesos). US Currency is accepted
here don't worry about exchanging your money. Bring
120 USD for gratuity and about $50 in small denominations.
Credit cards are accepted at most stores.
What travel documentation will I need?
You will need a passport. Apply at your local post
office. Don't wait until the last minute, it does take
some time. They cost $80-100 not including the cost
of two head shots which must be submitted with the application.
Are vaccinations required?
Vaccinations are not required, but check with your
physician to be sure you are up to date on your shots.
Tetanus, Hepatitis, and Typhoid are all recommended.
Check the Center for Disease Control's web site for
updates and recommendations.
Will I be able to call home?
There will be a company cell phone that you may use
to call home to let loved ones know you made it to Mexico.
Telephone and cell phone communication is not possible
while we are out in the field. Some cell phone services
like T-mobile, Sprint, and AT&T may get service
at the airport or on the highway.
Tell me about the weather. Will it be hot?
The days are typically in the high 80's. During the
day you will be in a t-shirt and shorts taking advantage
of the intense sun not yet felt in the northern latitudes.
At night and through dawn you will be surprised how
quickly the desert cools down. It can feel cold with
the wind, so make sure you bring the warm items listed
on your packing list. Nighttime temps can be in the
low 60's but can feel like the 50's if you are not prepared.
Is there medical care nearby?
Should a medical emergency arise, the participant
will be transported to La Paz via boat to meet with
EMS at the marina for transport to a hospital. La Paz
does have an international airport should an air evacuation
be needed. Due to the remoteness of the activities,
medical care can be significantly delayed. AmeriMed
hospital is in Cabo San Lucas and a clinic is in Los
General Hospital de Zona con Medicinea Familiar #1.
Telephone 011-52 (612) 122-7377
5 de Febrero y H. de Independencia, La Paz, Baja California
Cabo San Lucas (Los Cabos) (AmeriMed) Hospital
Los Barriles (AmeriMed) Clinic International Calls
How safe is this adventure?
Green Edventures has been leading student, college
and adult groups to La Paz since the summer of 2009.
We have never encountered any problems with violence
in La Paz or threats of violence. La Paz is one of the
most peaceful cities in Mexico and has a lower crime
rate than many US cities including Chicago, Detroit,
and New Orleans. Most of the violence is occurring in
border towns nearly 1,000 miles away from La Paz and
Espiritu Santo. To minimize risk during adventure activities,
Green Edventures has partnered with expert, well established
and reputable businesses in La Paz.
Green Edventures works with partners and vendors to
minimize risk through planning and hiring experience
guides. Guides for technical activities are Rescue SCUBA
Diver Certified and/or SCUBA Dive Master and for all
non-technical activities guides are First Aid/CPR certified.
While on the island, we have 24hour access to a boat
and captain and VHF radio.
Are personal belongings safe left at the base camp
or do things like passport, money, etc.. need to be
carried with you at all times?
The island we stay on is isla Partida but better known
as Espiritu Santo Island, a World Heritage Site (aka
world national park) that is the size of Manhattan and
totally uninhabited and about 26 miles by boat away
from La Paz. Our camp is a full service camp with a
crew of at least 5 including a chef, 2-assistants, a
boat captain, and local guide. Every detail is taken
care of for you. Leaving your stuff at camp it is totally
fine and you should! Theft has never been an issue.
About Baja California Sur
Baja California Sur is one of the most peaceful and
pristine states of Mexico's. It is considered a portion
of North America. It is bordered to the north by the
state of Baja California, to the west by the Pacific
Ocean, and to the east by the Gulf of California, also
known as the Sea of Cortez.
Do you have past participants that would be willing
to talk with me?
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