Flanked by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Sea of Cortez on the east, the Baja California Peninsula is a land of extremes and contrasts.
Granite and volcanic mountain ranges extend over 1,000 miles down the peninsula's central spine, and Picacho del Diablo, a 10,126-foot peak in the northern mountains, is snow-covered in winter months.
The rest of Baja California, while still very rugged and mountainous, is Sonoran Desert country, receiving less than 10 inches of rainfall each year. Here exists an amazing variety of desert life, including more than 110 species of cacti. For three months, you'll explore these contrasting environments on foot, in a sea kayak, and under sail while having ample opportunities for cultural and Spanish language interactions with local students, educators, ranchers, and fishermen.
You will learn the skills you need to visit these ecosystems and communities comfortably and responsibly in the future.