Dates: February 15th - 19th 2024
Duration: Baja North 5 days, 4 nights
Route: Tecate to San Felipe, Catavina, San Quintin, Ensenada, end back in Tecate
Terrain: Pine forests, gravel roads, beach sand driving, mountain crossing, occasional HWY,
Cost: $3200.00 per customer owned UTV with 2 people. No Refunds.
Deposit is $1000.00
Final Payment is due 30 days before.
Trip Itinerary "Uncharted"
Off the Grid Expeditions is proud to bring you a whole new adventure, "Baja Uncharted" This new series of action packed adventures will take you way beyond the normal. A trip designed for the "extremely adventurous thrill seekers" most days will consist of about 200 + miles of driving and with have limited stopping on trail. This will NOT be like the normal expeditions we put on. You must be experienced and have some mechanical knowledge for working on your own UTV (Know how to change belts, tires and other mechanical issues) We will still have a lead UTV and a sweep UTV with mechanics and medics. Chase support will be on near by Hwys. If you encounter a bigger problem then you can handle our mechanics will aid in fixing your UTV. Our goal is to explore this amazing peninsula with Big Days and with Big Miles!!! This is not for the rookies !!! Arrival time to our destinations each night will depend on how the days goes. 10 gallons of Fuel and lunch must be carried on board with you on trail. UTV perp and mechanical repair must be down at the end of each day no matter what time we get in.
Meet up time is 6am in Tecate at our secure paring lot (address will be emailed to you after registration and payment)
Day 1 - 250 + miles from Tecate to San Felipe - Tecate, La Rumorosa, Laguna Salada, Cohabuso Junction, Hwy 5, El Diablo, San Felipe, This will be a big day with an early morning start. Pack your own lunch and spare fuel.
THEDAY: The terrain will consist of extremely narrow rockey mountains trails with cliff ledges on the sides. Dry lake beds that could possibly be wet. Very fast dirt road that are well maintained. A few Hwy stages that will allow for a quick rest. Ending the day we'll be driving through the "El Diablo" Dry Lake Bed and in to San Felipe via the famous San Felipe whoops.
Day 2 - 200 Miles. San Felipe South through the washed into Matomi, South Hwy 5 drive with scenic view, Cut West up the Tractor Trail (not for the faint) Cross Hwy 1, North Catavina. Lunch and Fuel stop at Gonzaga Bay "Alfonsias" Hotel on the Cortez.
THE DAY: Starting off in the soft sand washes of San Felipe as we decend South through the rock ledges of the Matomi trail. Rocks and soft sand are on menu today so monitor your belt temps and engine heat. As we complete the first nail biting state of the day we'll have the pleasure of being right on the Sea of Cortez as we drive South down Hwy 5 toward Gonzaga Bay. We'll fuel up here grab some lunch at "Alfonsias" and be on our way. A short Hwy drive before the challenging "Tractor Trail" this almost non existent trail is hard enough to come down never mind doing it backwards and climbing the steep rockey narrow trail up and over the mountain that will take us over to the Cativina region of Baja. Time permitting Cativina offers some amazing sights we can go explore. Day 2 will end at the Mision Hotel in Cativina.
Day 3 - 160 Miles. Catavina North Rancho La Victoria, Cross over Hwy 1 to Punta San Carlos loop back to Hwy 1. Cross thtough the San Miguel mountain range into San Quintin.
THE DAY: Cativina is a top 5 of the most beautiful regions of Baja. amazing rock formations and cactus forests make for epic view's while driving through the remote desert of Baja. The trails will change from soft yet hard packed roads to dense rocky trails. Stage one starts off with a big Southern loop that will take us to the Pacific Ocean on a 60 mile ride and then back to Hwy 1 for a splash of fuel. Stage 2 will give us a chance to make up some time and we cut through the San Miguel mountain range on some super fast hard packed trails. We'll weave our way North through the Boojum tree and Cardon cactus forests before redirecting to the West toward San Quintin. The terrain will change to definitely more rockey and challenging trails. Day 3 will end in San Quintin at the Old Mill Hotel where Javier will have dinner waiting for us.
Day 4 - 200 + Miles. San Quintin North, Beach ride, to Colonet to Santo Tomas through Ensenada to HPR
THE DAY: Departing San Quintin on day 4 we'll start our way up North. Tide permitting we'll jump on the beach In San Quintin to Camalu then up the Pacific through Colonet on the fast hard packed dirt roads into San Vicente for fuel and lunch. The dirt trails will end for the day on Santo Tomas before we head through Ensenada and into Horse Power Ranch for the night.
Day 5 - 120 Miles. Ensenada to Laguna Hanson to Tecate over boarder. Home we go
THE DAY: Morning departure with a Hwy drive over to Ojos Negros for a splash of gas then North toward Laguna Hanson and through the pine forests back up to the Tecate boarder. This fast har packed road is fun but also slippery with a granular sand on the surface so drive to your ability. we'll have a few check up stops and meet with our chase crew before jumping in line and crossing the US Boarder.
With extensive planning, these tours are designed for you to just show up and enjoy yourself. Leave all the stressful logistics and planning to us! Baja Sur is simply the most amazing adventure available.
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.
Requirements - (Click Here)
FAQ - (Click Here)
What are you responsible for?
You are responsible for just a few things on this amazing journey.
·First and foremost, you are responsible for your actions. A clear and level headed driver and passenger. You will be able to drive at your pace, and to your driving ability. Whether it be a cruising speed or at a faster pace, as long as you are comfortable and in control, you’re doing good. Good attitude, this is a must!!! We can assure you along the way we will encounter some type of mechanical issue and we will all have to stop. Our mechanics will be on any issue as fast as possible. With a good attitude, we will all have a good time.
Lunch and drinks. You are responsible for your lunch and trail 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.
Cash, small bills. Please make sure you have cash, in small bills. The gas stations do not take credit cards.
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.
$3200.00- includes 2 participants (you and your passenger)
All accommodations for 5 days and 4 nights, including breakfast and dinner.
Logistics/GPS mapping. Trail support w/ mechanics. Chase trucks and trailers. Mechanics and support staff.
-Additional Passengers Please Call
Questions please contact us...