The Desert Oasis Eco-Adventure Ranch Getaway
Your authentic Baja California Sur working ranch adventure getaway offers hiking, mule riding trips, mining ruins exploration, cheese and wine tasting, and farm-to-table meals. You’ll be amazed at the abundant organic produce we grow here in the rugged Baja mountains next to the Sea of Cortez.
Welcome to Rancho Cacachilas, you will be arriving into our Mountain & Bike Hub at Sargento, La Ventana (45 minutes east from La Paz, and 1.5 hours from San Jose del Cabo). We will shuttle you up to Chivato which is our base camp for the week. Once settled in, we will hit the trails for a short hike to take in the view and get our bearings set for a week of adventure!
After a hearty breakfast we will get ready to hike the Middle Mountain Trail taking us to our working ranch, Dos Hermanos, with its award-winning creamery and seed production garden. Dos Hermanos is the perfect stage to talk about our permaculture and water management programs. We will then enjoy a fine cheese tasting paired with wine and craft beer, followed by a rich Farm-to-Table meal. Afterwards, we will head back to Chivato for a relaxing dip in the pool.
Ready for a mule ride? We will be ridding through the mountains and arroyos on our way to visiting Gaspeareño, our production ranch. At Gaspareño our team has developed a method for growing vegetables in the difficult soil conditions of Baja California Sur. They will share with us their methods for gardening and explain the traditional cowboy program. Afterwards, we will make our way back to Chivato to unwind and enjoy the evening.
On the final day of your trip we will take a short transfer to Canoas which is an old mining site. Mexico and Baja in particular have a long, complex history of mining and this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about it! We will then hike along the old mining road and enjoy endless mountain panoramas. We will even be rewarded with a view of the desert merging with the sea. After a final lunch at the Ranch we will transfer back to El Sargento for a farewell departure.
LODGING: Chivato Resort & Camp
LENGTH: 4 Days / 3 Nights
PRICE: Chivato Safari Tents - $750 USD per person, Chivato Bunk Beds - $525 USD per person.
EXTEND YOUR STAY: Safari Tents - $250 USD per person per night. Bunk Beds - $175 USD per person per night. All inclusive.
WHAT'S INCLUDED: Lodging, all meals, guide support, and transportation within the ranch and La Ventana. The Mula bar is included too; Revuelta is our porter mule that carries cold drinks and snacks for us... we love her! Enjoy a beer or a glass of wine with your meals.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED: International airfare, extra wine and beer, transportation from and back to the airport.
MAKE IT A MOUNTAIN & SEA PACKAGE
Choose any our of multi-day tours, and add on an additional stay at Rancho Las Cruces!