After meeting your guide at the pier, you will board your Jeep Wrangler 2x4 Rubicon (3 guests per Jeep) and start your Jeep adventure on one of the most scenic roads in Los Cabos with the Pacific Coast as your companion. Jeeps are manual and those guests wishing to drive just need to let the driver/guide know.
The drive to Santos can take anywhere from an hour to 90 minutes depending on the pace you and your guide decide upon. Your first stop is at Cerritos Beach, where you can take a stroll on this beautiful stretch of beach, a splash in the water or just sit back and watch the surfers at play.
Then we move on to the town of Todos Santo, officially designated a Pueblo Magico (Magic Town) by the Mexican Tourism Secretary. Here you will find authentic colonial architecture and cobblestone streets. Many of the brick buildings are now hotels, art galleries, fine shops and gourmet restaurants. At the center of town is the legendary Hotel California. After free time to explore, you will take a break to enjoy a (included) delicious lunch of local ingredients such as fish tacos, rice, beans, guacamole and Mexican sauce at a local seafood restaurant with unlimited water and soda, in one of the local restaurants.
Now it's time to explore the back roads of the Southern Baja and enjoy the spectacular views of the Sierra Laguna Mountains whilst driving in a 4 x 4 Jeep.
Because ship time is an hour behind local time, we arrived late (I called from the ship, and they agreed to meet us late). Our guides were two young men (Sergio and Gabriel), and they told us that the original location would mean 2.5 hours driving, 20 minutes of snorkeling, a quick lunch, and another long drive back. My sister uses a walker, and really wanted to snorkel, so they took us to a local handicapped accessible beach and got her into a sand wheelchair and out into the water! What a fabulous experience to share! Then we piled back into the jeeps and did a little off-loading in the local riverbed. They drove us to the town where they live, and we saw some of the stores and buildings there. Then we had lunch at a local taqueria: fish tacos (and other things) with a build-your-own condiment bar (guacamole, salsas, cole slaw, fruits, etc). They showed us the new harbor and a beautiful estuary / bird sanctuary. Was this exactly the tour we planned on? No. Was it better than anything we could have imagined? ABSOLUTELY! Gabriel and Sergio shared their love of the area and we saw things that nobody else on the ship discovered. I sincerely doubt that anybody else would have taken the time and care to assist my sister into the water. We had a fantastic day, and I wouldn't trade it for the world.