Rock Art Pack Trip
This route takes us to Cueva Pintada (Gardener
Cave), Cueva de las Flechas, and more in Santa
Highlights - World Heritage sites of prime
Mural Rock Art. Cultural and Natural History
taught by local guides as you travel the spectacular
canyon trails. Plus hear traditional lore, learn about vaquero lifestyle
and other Baja trail treasures.
Day 1 - You have just overnighted in the town of San Ignacio, or in San Francisco de la Sierra, a small mountain village - the jumping-off
point for the best of Baja’s rock art
sites. We will meet our mounts and trail guides at a small ranch near the trail head. It's safe to park cars and we return to the same ranchito on the final day.
timing is right we can make our first camp near
the famous sites at the lower part of the canyon.
Days 2-5 - In the following days we walk and ride to several vivid
and varied rock art sites - Cueva Pintada, Cueva de Las
Flechas, Boca de San Julio, Los Músicos, and more. We'll have a chance to swim in pristine refreshing
pools, ponder a petroglyph, relax under the palms, and meditate on
the ancient cultures and inhabitants of the
remote gorge. Local cowboy guides add to the
experience with local lore and stories. On the last night,
nestled deep in Santa Teresa canyon, we’ll
camp next to a ranch garden full of citrus and
vegetables for an outback family’s daily
use. On the final day’s ride back up and
out of the canyon we end up back at our vehicles
in the village of San Francisco de la Sierra. Return to San Ignacio tonight, or stay in the small hostal conveniently located at the base of a beautiful high-desert mountain.
Buen Viaje and we’ll
hope to see you again in Baja!
Spring trips add-on (late Jan. to April) If
you would like to have another unique Baja adventure,
plan to spend an extra day or two in San Ignacio
or Loreto for some spectacular whale watching
tours. See Kuyima.com or ToursLoreto.com for more detail.
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