Baja California Painting and Photo Expedition – The Cataviña Ecosystem, Cave Paintings, and the Gulf of California
DATES: May 02 2023 - May 09 2023
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Baja Rancho Art and Rancho La Bellota have combined to offer you this extraordinary adventure!
8 days, 7 nights.
The botanically rich Cataviña ecosystem includes incredible boulder fields and indigenous flora – gigantic Cardon Cactus (Pachycereus pringlei), Boojum (Cirios), Mexican Blue Palms (Blue Hesper Palms), and Elephant trees (Bursera microphylla) – are just a few of the species we’ll capture in photos and artwork. We will spend 1½ days hiking and exploring the creative possibilities of this area before traveling further south to the magnificent Cave Paintings in San Francisco de la Sierra and the Mission town of San Ignacio.
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Cost is $2,436.
50% deposit ($1,218) is due September 1, 2022. Balance ($1,218) is due October 15, 2022.
Cancellations within 90 days of departure will receive a full refund. Within 60 days, 2/3 refund. Within 30 days, no refund available unless we can fill your spot.
8 days, 7 nights, double occupancy (6 nights in 5 hotels/inns and 1 at Rancho La Bellota)
All transportation in Baja
All breakfasts and lunches included. Dinner at Gonzaga Bay and Rancho La Bellota are included. All other dinners paid on your own.
What’s Not Included?
FMM tourist permit fee, $40. We will assist you with this at the border.
5 Dinners, paid on your own
Travel insurance – optional
We’ll be staying at inns and hotels in San Quintin, Cataviña, San Ignacio, and Gonzaga Bay. Rooms will be double occupancy, with separate beds and en suite bathrooms. At the Ranch you can expect a comfortable cabin accommodation, double occupancy, with separate beds and en suite bathrooms. The ranch is a privately owned horse ranch which is off the grid. Lighting is by kerosene lamps and candles in public spaces and solar powered lamps in the cabins. Cell phone/camera charging will be available throughout the trip.
May 2, Tuesday, 9:00 am – Meet at U.S.–Tecate border.
May 9, Tuesday, 3:00 pm – Return to U.S.–Tecate border.
Instructors: Helen Shafer Garcia & Eileen Mandell
Instruction Type: Painting & Photography
Instruction Level: All levels welcome
Materials: Beginner art materials are available at the Ranch at cost. Experienced artists – bring your own supplies/projects; you are free to work with the group or independently. A list of suggested camera equipment to bring will be emailed to participants.