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Join Us in La Paz

Updated: Jun 8, 2023

Escape the winter and join us for a week in La Paz, Baja California in Mexico.


This trip is SOLD OUT. Email us to be added to the waiting list.

La Paz 8 days


Please note this is an example of when you will do things. I am unable to determine which day we will do which activity as boating is dependent on the wind and weather so we may have to adjust our schedule. If for some reason we are unable to do any of the activities you will be reimbursed or we will substitute for an activity you approve. In addition, I cannot control nature. Sometimes the whale sharks leave the area, or the gray whales have not arrived or the baby sea turtles are done hatching. But we will do everything we can to make sure that you have a great time.


Saturday Day One- We will greet you at the La Paz airport or bus station and make our way to the accommodations. Get unpacked and settled in. Maybe go to the store across the street for some snacks for the week. In the evening, join us for a welcome dinner on the grill to include locally made sausages, sides, dessert, beer, soda, and water.


Check in is at 4 PM and check out is at 10 AM.


Note if you arrive after 6 PM you will need to get your own transportation from the airport or bus station as we will be busy cooking. A taxi would be about $10.


Included - La Paz Airport or bus pick up

Welcome dinner and drinks


Sunday Day Two- Enjoy your included continental breakfast before we head out early to swim with the whale sharks. The opportunity to swim alongside the biggest fish in the sea is a truly extraordinary experience. These gentle giants can grow up to 39 feet long! Upon return in the early afternoon the day is yours to enjoy as you wish. Explore the Malecon or hang at the beach. If you are interested in planning additional activities please let me know and I am happy to assist.

Included- Breakfast

Whale Shark Snorkel and boat ride


Not included - Tip for captain and guide



Monday Day Three- Start the morning with included continental breakfast. Today is all about pottery. We will visit a shop where a local family has been making colorful pottery for three generations. Afterwards we make our way to Olivia Ceramics for a 3 hour pottery class. Before we head back to the condo we will stop for a late lunch as a group (meal not included). The rest of the day is yours. You can choose to walk the beach, explore the Malecon or visit the amphibian zoo which is just a short ride away or gather some of your new friends for dinner.


Included - Breakfast

Pottery Class

Local pottery shop visit


Not included - Lunch

Tips for pottery instructor (optional)



Tuesday Day Four- We start the day by walking to the city’s farmer’s market where you can find local crafts, food, produce, and souvenirs. We will also visit an artisan store where you can find and purchase local artwork. Afterwards, we will walk to the plaza and visit a beautiful old church and stop for lunch (not included). Afterwards you can stop at the nearby art museum if you want.


Included - Breakfast

Walking tour


Not Included- Lunch



Wednesday Day Five- After enjoying breakfast we will hop on a boat. We will snorkel with Sea Lions and visit Espirtu Santo Island. Sea lions are a protected species in Mexico and inhabit the waters of the Gulf of California throughout the year. The tour lasts about 6 hours. The evening is yours to enjoy as you wish.


Included- Boat trip to island and swimming with Sea Lions

Breakfast


Not included - Tips for captain/guide (optional)




Thursday Day Six- Sleep in today if you want as we have a full day planned. At around noon we will hop into a van for an hour and a half ride to Todos Santos. Todos Santos is a haven for artists, craftsmen, and travelers seeking adventure, natural beauty and a healthy lifestyle. It is here that rich history, centuries’ old traditions, and warm hospitality blend with modern conveniences to make this a magical community. We welcome you to experience the fine dining, excellent shopping and renowned galleries of Todos Santos, one of Baja's “Pueblos Magícos”. After exploring the downtown area we will board the van and head for the beach to visit the Tortugueros Las Playitas sea turtle population recovery program and learn about their work. While there, we will enjoy a beautiful sunset then watch as baby sea turtles are released into the ocean. We will then head back to La Paz and arrive after dark.


Included- Breakfast

Round trip Transportation to Todos Santos

Sea Turtle Experience


Note there must be at least 3 guests staying at the property for this activity to take place. If we don't have three guests you will be given a discount.


Not included - Meals and souvenirs


Friday Day Seven- Today you will take off on a whale watching tour. The drive there is two hours each way but it will be worth it as you will see more gray whales than you ever imagined.



Included- Breakfast

Whale Watching

Round trip transportation

Note there must be at least 3 guests staying at the property for this activity to take place. If we don't have three guests you will be given a discount.



Not included - Tips for captain/guide (optional)

Optional Activities:

Amphibian Zoo -Approximately $10 entrance and $6 transportation


Massage $60 plus










Saturday Day Eight- Arise early to enjoy the sunrise then pack your bags and head to the airport. We are happy to arrange transportation for you.


Check in is at 4 PM and check out is at 10 AM.


There is an airport in La Paz or you can fly into Cabo and take a bus for around $34 per person. Please note there, is no transportation back to Cabo before 6 AM so book your flight accordingly.


Check in is at 4 PM and check out is at 10 AM.


Not Included- Airport transfer


COST

Casita One week

Single $2,045

Double $2,996 =$1497.50 per person

3 people $3,825= $1,275 per person

4 people $4,765 = $1,191.25 per person

5 people $5,345= $1,069 per person


Garden Room in Main House

One week

Single

$1,485

Double

$2,370 total




A deposit of $500 per person is due to secure your spot. We accept Paypal and Venmo. Or I can send you an invoice for an additional 3.5% fee. Half of the remaining balance is due on 7/1/23 with the remaining balance due on 11/1/23. By making a deposit you are agreeing to our cancellation policy. You also agree to provide proof of current COVID vaccination and travel insurance.


Our cancellation policy is as follows:


Should you cancel no more than 30 days after making your deposit you get a 100% refund minus a $150 admin fee.


Should you cancel between 30 days of booking to 180 days before the trip you will get a 50% refund minus the $150 admin fee.


Once we are within 180 days of the trip starting there are no refunds.


Note-should you find someone to fill your spot I can transfer your balance to them minus the $150 fee if it's 60 days before departure. Should you become sick or have other issues it’s highly likely the required travel insurance would kick in and reimburse you so be sure and check with your provider.


Paypal- My paypal is melissanance@yahoo.com please select sending to a friend or someone you trust or include an additional 4% to cover the fee. In the subject line please let me know this is for the La Paz trip, how many people and your first and second choice for trip start date.


VENMO My Venmo is @melissa-nance-19 and the last 4 digits of my phone number are 7561. In notes area please let me know this is for the La Paz trip, how many people and your first and second choice for trip start date.


INVOICE- To receive an invoice that allows you to use a credit card or do an ACH transfer please email me at pennypinchingglobetrotter@yahoo.com Please note there is a 3.5% fee for this service.



Travel insurance is required for all travelers. We use and recommend World Nomads. Over 70 or want an additional quote? Check out Insure My Trip.




Available Weeks - To be added to the waiting list please email us pennypinchingglobetrotter@yahoo.com

January 6th - SOLD OUT


January 13th - SOLD OUT


January 20th - SOLD OUT


January 27th - SOLD OUT




Once in La Paz we recommend DiDI for transportation and Food Delivery it's like Uber but used more here and in other countries. We found most rides cost $4 one way and food deliver fees are usually under $4. Sign up with my code and get 50% off. Melissa45683



Passports & visas

All travelers must have a valid passport for international travel and many countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return. Some countries also require a machine-readable passport and/or unstamped available pages. When assisting with an international travel booking, we will assume that all travelers on the booking have a valid passport. If this is not the case, you must let us know. It is important to ensure you have valid passports, visas and re-entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities. Any fines, penalties, payments, delay or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not meeting the requirements of those authorities will be your sole responsibility (except to the extent caused by fault on our part).


Liability

We exercise care in the selection of reputable travel service providers but we are not ourselves a provider of travel services and have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties.

In no event do we accept any liability in contract, tort or otherwise, for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third party providers over whom we have no direct control, force majeure or any other event which is beyond our control or which is not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part. We also do not accept any liability in contract, tort or otherwise, for consequential loss (meaning indirect loss, loss of revenue, loss of reputation, loss of profits, loss of actual or anticipated savings, lost opportunities, including opportunities to enter into arrangements with third parties or loss or damage in connection with claims against you by third parties) howsoever caused in connection with your booking.

Risks of Travel and Release: We assume no responsibility for and shall not be liable for the acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under our control or any acts of God, unsafe conditions, terrorism, health hazards including pandemics, illness, weather hazards, or the suitability for a disabled person of any portion of any trip. We have no special knowledge of dangers during travel or at destinations. For information related to such dangers, we recommend going to the State Department travel website at travel.state.gov, click on "Find International travel Information" then click on "Country Information", and fill in the name of the destination country. For medical and health information, we recommend going to the Centers for Disease Control website at cdc.gov/travel, then click on "Destinations" and scroll to the name of the destination country. It is your personal decision to travel, and you are doing so with full knowledge of current travel recommendations and travel restrictions with regards to the risks of COVID-19. YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY ASSUME ALL OF THESE RISKS AND DANGERS, AND YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY AGREE TO FOREVER RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD US, AND OUR AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, ASSOCIATES, AFFILIATED COMPANIES, GUIDES, GROUP LEADERS, AND SUBCONTRACTORS HARMLESS AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTIONS, SUITS, CLAIMS, AND DEMANDS OF ANY AND EVERY KIND AND NATURE WHATSOEVER WHICH YOU NOW HAVE OR WHICH MAY HEREAFTER ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE RISKS AND Dangers.


If you have any questions please email me at pennypinchingglobetrotter@yahoo.com


Melissa

Penny Pinching Globetrotter


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Melissa Nance
Melissa Nance
Feb 22, 2022

I have the Casita open that week. Email me at pennypinchingglobetrotter@yahoo.com and we will get you booked.

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Samantha Wildman
Samantha Wildman
Feb 22, 2022
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Oh so the private room not an option for that week? Let me see with my husband-he isn't working much these days so private room was a better option for us.

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Samantha Wildman
Samantha Wildman
Feb 22, 2022

This sounds so fun, I think my husband and I would love to rent the private room for week January 21-28th:)

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Debbie Niehaus
Debbie Niehaus
Oct 31, 2023
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There is an opening for the top floor of the Casita that week. Private bedroom and bath. Contact Melissa!

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