Dates: March 22nd - 24th 2024
Duration: Baja North 4 days, 3 nights
Route: Tecate to Ensenada, Meling Ranch, Quintin, Ensenada, end back in Tecate
Terrain: Pine forests, gravel roads, beach sand driving, mountain crossing, occasional HWY,
Cost: $2600.00 per customer owned UTV with 2 people. No refunds.
Deposit is $1000.00
Final Payment is due 30 days before. No refunds.
Trip Itinerary "Chupacabra"
This expedition has become a favorite for most. This is also an amazing trip for those who are new to driving offroad and to Baja. This 4 day expedition is designed for you to really enjoy Baja for what it is. Amazing trails with never ending scenery. The driving style is more rally driving then rock crawling. A defiant favorite is the beach driving before getting into San Quintin. The hotels are authentic Baja style and the staff will make you feel right at home. If you came not expecting amazing food well you're in for a surprise. Dinners and breakfasts will be mouth watering.
Meet up time is 6am in Tecate at our secure paring lot (address will be emailed to you after registration and payment)
Day 1 - 110 miles. The first day is always a big one and not because of the big miles but mainly because of the early morning wake up to get to the boarder, all the excitement and the endless days of preparation before the trip. So we planned accordingly with a great into day from Tecate to Ensenada. we start off with a small Hwy drive down Hyw 3 then cut East through the mountain toward Laguna Hanson. This is a grate trail to start the day off. It's not super technical or challenging but it does get you ready for the next few days. As we decent South toward Ojos Negros we'll stop for some delicious tacos and fuel before heading back into the the mountains on some fast and amazing trails. Arrival time at the hotel is expected to be mid afternoon.
Day 2 - 200ish miles. Early morning rise and shine. As we depart through Ensenada we'll make our way down to the Pacific Beach and ride the coast line most of the day. This route has it all. Fast passed dirt roads, some technical hill climbs and yes everyones favorite driving on the Beach. Lunch for the day will be on the Pacific. Although this day is a higher milage day, it is fast day and we put in some big miles and still get to explore a little, The hotel for the night will be the Old Mill Hotel in San Quintin and the food will leave your mouth watering for weeks.
Day 3 - 200ish miles. Leaving San Quintin we'll make a quick gas stop before hitting the trails North back up to Colonet. More beach riding will be on the menu for today. Tide permitting!!! As we crank out the first 80 miles we'll start to make our way East over the "crossover road' that will take us over to Valley De la Trinidad. This nail biting mountain crossing must be driven with caution as a shear cliffs and loose gravel roads will keep you on the edge the whole time. As we start our decent down to Vally T for lunch and more fuel. We'll complete our last 100 miles for the day riding North through vet fast passed trails and back up into the mountains of Ensenada to Horse Power Ranch.
Day 4 - 100Ish miles. The last day. We all knew this day would come but we have planned a fast fun more rally driving stage to get us back up to Tecate. Hard packed roads with drifting corners amazing scenery and rock formations. Our plan is to get to the boarder around 1pm and say our good buys.
We understand you might have your unique question so please fell free to contact us directly. We'd love to answer any question you have.
Trip Includes -
- Guided trails from the border every step of the way
-The entire course has been pre run and mapped so that you will be able to view the trail on your Lowrance GPS unit. See GPS Usage page (click here)
- Hotel accommodations for all nights
- Breakfast and dinners, all nights
- Unsurpassed trail support. With our mechanics on the trail your mechanical problem is a thing of the past.
- A lead UTV will guide the group. The lead UTV will radio back any potential hazards that you may encounter along the way.
- A sweep support UTV, that hold parts and tools for almost any trail breakdowns, will ensure that everyone gets to their destination.
- On the trail Mechanics that will handle any issues that might pop up. These mechanics, or “Baja Ninjas” as we call them, are truly amazing to have along.
- Parts: Please remember there are several different models and manufactures of UTV’s all requiring different parts. Off the Grid does carrie some parts but not all. We recommend you bring any spare parts necessary for your UTV. These parts will be carried on the chase trucks. We do recommend you carry spare belts, rear axels, and communally used parts for your manufacture of UTV.
- The Chase trucks hold a multitude of tools, welders, parts, wheels and tires as well as emergency fuel and medical equipment baring any insentient along the way.
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FAQ - (Click Here)
What are you responsible for?
You are responsible for just a few things on this amazing journey.
Snacks and drinks. You are responsible for snacks along the way. You will also want to bring plenty of bottled water and beverages for consumption while out on trail. Please make sure everything is secured.
Gas. We will be stopping for gas on several occasions, which you will be responsible for purchasing. On some expeditions additional gas will need to be carried. We will notify you via pre event email if you need to carry the additional 5 to 10 gallons of gas.
Lunches and chase refueling. Off the GRID Expeditions will pay for the lunches and chase truck fuel as most lunches are on trail or supplied by the chase team. At the end of the trip the total amount of is divided evenly amongst the number of UTV's and paid back to us.
Cash, small bills. Please make sure you have cash. Most gas stations do take credit cards but not all them. Recommended amount for a full peninsula trip is $2500.00
Passports and Drivers licenses. You will need you passport to enter back into the USA.
Insurance. You will need insurance for your UTV. We will provide the link to the insurance company after you have signed up. There is a discount rate set up.
** Special Note: Absolutely no illegal drugs or guns are allowed in Baja. Prescription Drugs need to have valid documents with them.
$2600.00 - includes 2 participants (Driver and Passenger)
All accommodations for 4 days and 3 nights, including breakfast and dinner.
Logistics/GPS mapping. Trail support w/ mechanics. Chase trucks and trailers. Mechanics and support staff.
* To register for this event please fill out the form above.
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Off the GRID Expeditions, best know for their extreme multi day - multi mile UTV tours, has grown into one of the most critically acclaimed tour operators in Baja. Perhaps best known for their off the beaten path- aka (off the grid)- fast passed adventures and luxurious destinations, you simply just can’t find this in a tour book. This company is as real as it gets!
First class tier one tour operators guide you every mile while certified mechanics and paramedics bring up the tail end of the pack. Fully outfitted Ford Chase trucks are in constant communication with MSAT satellite radios and are completely stocked with parts, tools, trailers and ice cold beverages. The crew call themselves the Baja Pirates, but don’t be fooled -these are true professionals and their passion for operating the premier off road tour business in Baja really shows.
The average tour is 3 to 4 days and over 600 miles. Some 8 day tours go beyond the 1700 mile range. The terrain changes day to day or even hour to hour as you wind your way back and forth down the Baja peninsula. Even with the adrenaline pumping, off-road driving, we still plan time to stop and enjoy the remote hidden treasures of what only years of exploring Baja shows. Crossing the peninsula from the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Cortez almost a dozen times, we really get to experience this truly majestic land and the people. It’s no surprise this company is loved by the locals. If you are the off road adventurous type and are looking for a trip that will leave you with stories for 10 life times then this is it. The adventure white knuckle driving, the camaraderie, the destinations and the crew aka Baja Pirates that will truly let you “explore beyond your limits” is what makes this the ultimate Off Road adventure package.
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