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This is an amazing trip. Interacting with the grey whales in Baja is an experience you will never forget. It takes about a day to travel to Guerrero Negro where we then stay for two days to go whale watching, tour the large salt mining facility, a bird sanctuary and the town of San Ignacio and its mission, and then return on the fourth day. Here is a video of our last trip to watch the whales: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3QA8Ds57dQ&t=186s COSTS: Transportation (van), Hotel, Salt Factory and Whale watching is only $375.00 each (Double Occupancy, $150 additional for single). The full fee can be paid through this page by RSVP'ing or in deposits as set forth below. No food is included nor tips for outside tour guides which are encouraged based on experience. FIRST DEPOSIT OF $200 DUE JANUARY 1, 2019. PLEASE PAY AT www.paypal.me/BajaCulturistas/200. SECOND DEPOSIT OF ADDITIONAL $175 DUE JANUARY 31, 2018. PLEASE PAY AT www.paypal.me/BajaCulturistas/175. THERE IS A $25 LATE FEE ON ALL DEPOSITS. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON THIS TRIP. HOWEVER, SUBSTITUTIONS ARE ALLOWED IF THEY ARE SAME GENDER AND ARE NOT MEMBERS ALREADY IN THE GROUP AT THE TIME OF POSTING THIS EVENT UP TO THE DATE OF THE EVENT. THERE IS A $50 SUBSTITUTION FEE AND ALL TRANSACTIONS MUST BE WORKED OUT BETWEEN THE SUBSTITUTOR AND SUBSTITUTEE TO RECOOP FUNDS. TRIP ITINERARY: Whale watching Salt Flats (Subject to availability due to Salt Company restrictions) Bird Sanctuary Visit Town and Mission at on San Ignacio • What to bring 1. Border Crossing Documents in Mexico (a valid and current passport, US passport card, or official Mexican ID). 2. Mexican Tourist Permit Card completed online and pre-printed (see instructions at https://www.facebook.com/notes/baja-culturista/online-tourist-permit-application-for-travel-into-mexico-on-foot-for-less-than-7/572769432909837). 3. Border Crossing Documents in USA (a passport, US passport card, Global Entry or Sentri card). INFO ON GUERRERO NEGRO AND SAN IGNACIO: Guerrero Negro is located at the border with Baja California State at the North. By late December to early January, grew whales begin to arrive to the calving areas at Ojo de Libre Lagoon . These first whales to arrive are usually pregnant mothers that look for the protection of the lagoons to give birth to their calves, along with single females seeking mates. By mid-February to mid-March the bulk of the population has arrived in the lagoon, filling them with nursing, calving and mating Gray Whales. The population at the Lagoon may reach up to a thousand whales, being the largest association of big cetaceans in the whole world. Visitors also have to visit the world’s biggest open air salt company. Salt mining began in the region with the discovery of fossil salt deposits in natural marshes formed by enormous inundation areas at Ojo de Liebre Lagoon. These deposits or salt beds were formed by natural evaporation of the sea water that flooded flat and impermeable terrains during high tides. Today, the salt operation covers miles and appears as large pools with crystals beds that make the water turn pink and purple. the dried salt looks like fresh snow as large oversize machine harvest the salt as the company produces about 10% of the worlds salt. San Ignacio is a classic little Baja pueblo oasis in the Vizcaino desert, off Baja Highway One. At San Ignacio take the time to visit the main plaza. San Ignacio is a step into tranquility, a pueblo of palm and calm. The beautiful old Misión San Ignacio Loyola was built in 1786 and has four foot thick volcanic walls.