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LA PAZ TEQUILA & MARIACHI FESTIVAL

Viva Tequila Kayak Races | Kayak Regatta | Daily | Multi-day | Marine Ecology Clinic


VIVA TEQUILA KAYAK RACES
ON THE BEACH MAY 4th!

Sea kayaking is one of the top four activities enjoyed by international tourists seeking the solitude of the islands and pristine bays surrounding the city of La Paz, Mexico.

To promote kayak adventure tours and create greater awareness of the benefits one can enjoy from the sport of sea kayaking, BCG and Baja Tours has organized a free, unique event for locals and visiting tourists to participate in during the Tequila and Mariachi Festival in
La Paz.

Join us on Saturday, May 4th between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm at the main pier in front of the Hotel La Perla to enjoy some fun, spirited kayak racing. You need not be a skilled kayaker to participate in the kayak festivities on the beach in the Bay of La Paz. Kayaks and experienced guides providing basic instruction are being donated by the following premier eco-tourism companies in La Paz:


1ST ANNUAL LA PAZ KAYAKING REGATTA
CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF ESPIRITU SANTO ISLAND
AND 3km SPRINT IN THE BAY OF LA PAZ,
APRIL 28–MAY 4, 2002
LA PAZ, BCS
MEXICO

Enjoy the dramatic scenery where the desert meets the turquoise sea. Our 1st Sea Kayaking Regatta and camping expedition will take place on the beautiful island of Espiritu Santo, a world-class kayaking destination. This will be the opportunity to challenge your skills and endurance to compete with your kayaking peers. You'll race the clock amongst impressive mountain ranges, coves, beaches and abundant marine life that surrounds the world reknowned Espiritu Santo Island. During the evenings you can enjoy hiking through cactus-lined canyons, snorkeling with sea lions, afternoon beach volleyball, or just relaxing and drinking Margaritas at sunset. These are just a few of the activities offered on these memorable trip.

DATES: April 28–May 4
LENGTH OF TRIP: 7 nights- 8 days

PRICE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $959.00 US*
*Land Only Prices; Check out the Baja Tours Festival specials or ask about air-land packages from your local travel agent.

INCLUDES:
7 nights, 8 days, All meals and beverages during your stay on the Island, Airport transfers, transportation to and from the island, kayaking equipment, Registration for Races, Event T-Shirt, Racers Welcome Breakfast and Awards Dinner Ceremony.


ITINERARY:


APR 27, Saturday

Arrival of participants, overnight in La Paz



APR 28, Sunday

08:00 Participants Registration, Hi-Carbo Breakfast during reading of the rules following the set up of camp teams. (There will be up to 3 camps set up with a maximum of 30 persons per camp).

12:00 Departures to the island for boat ride inspection and camp set up. Catered Lunch, afternoon practice (optional), dinner and overnight stay on the Island.



APR 29–May 01, Monday–Wednesday

First stage of race begins April 29. 3rd stage finishes May 01. Elapsed time will be recorded and added together to determine the overall best time. All three camps leave at the same time and proceed in a clockwise direction around the island so there is no overcrowding in any given camp.



May 02, Thursday

Rest day and group gathering, Island excursions and exploration, hiking, snorkeling, diving, etc. In the afternoon, return trips to LAP with overnight at hotels.



May 03, Friday

Enjoy The Festival and the City during the LA PAZ Brith Day!



May 04, Saturday:

10:00 AM 3K Sprint in the Bay of La Paz. The entire city is invited to watch the Sprint.

Award Dinner at the Festival on the Tourist Pier at 7:00pm. Ceremony to be held.



May 05, Sunday:

Flight back or optional tours to Loreto & Los Cabos, Mission
Trails, etc.



WE WILL BE SETTING UP 3 BASE CAMPS at Candelero, Ensenada Grande y Bonanza, each of which can accommodate 12-30 racers per camp. The racers will leave at the same time every race day in order to arrive at a new campsite, which is set prior and ready to receive them. There will be support boats and judges timing the arrivals traveling along with each group.

KAYAK REGATTA SERVICE INCLUDES:
Airport - hotel - airport transportation, first and last night at a local La Paz hotel, Registration Breakfast, Event Registration Pack (T-shirt, Number and goodies), transportation to the island and back, all meals and beverages once departed to the island, kayaking guide- naturalist, cooks, fiberglass sea kayaks (doubles and singles) Seed, Northwest and Wilderness Systems brands, all kayaking and camping equipment and outboard motor skiffs for support, Judges and awards and certificates to all participants.


 

MULTI-DAY SEA KAYAKING AND CAMPING EXCURSIONS
ON ESPIRITU SANTO ISLAND,
LA PAZ, BCS

Available Trip Dates: March and April, 2002
Length of trip: 4 nights-5 days

Enjoy the unforgettable scenery where the desert meets the turquoise sea. Our sea kayaking and camping expeditions are based on the beautiful island of Espiritu Santo, a world-class kayaking destination. Hiking through cactus-lined canyons, snorkeling with sea lions, afternoon beach volleyball and drinking cool Margaritas at sunset are just a few of the activities offered on these memorable trips.

Service includes: Airport - Hotel - Airport transportation, first and
last night at a La Paz hotel, transportation to the island and back, all meals and beverages once departed to the island, kayaking guide-naturalist, cooks, fiberglass sea kayaks (doubles and singles) Seed, Northwest and Wilderness Systems brands, all kayaking and camping equipment and outboard motor skiffs for support.

Minimum Number of passengers for trip to depart: 6
Maximum number of passengers for trip to depart: 12
Prices per person:
a) 2 nights / 3 days: $534.00 USD
b) 3 nights / 4 days: $686.00 USD
c) 4 nights / 5 days: $838.00 USD


DAILY SEA KAYAKING TRIPS
Available: March and April, 2002
Service Includes: Hotel-site trips transportation, breakfast, lunch,
snacks, soft drinks, English, Japanese or Spanish speaking guide-naturalist, kayaking training and practice and kayak equipment. Plan for six to eight hour trip.

Minimum of passengers for trip to depart: 2
Price per person: $90.00 USD


SEA KAYAKING AND MARINE ECOLOGY CLINICS
Available: March - April and October- December, 2002
Length of trip: 5 nights / 6 days at campsite

Improve your sea kayaking skills while learning about the marine ecology of the Sea of Cortez. Our American Canoe Association certified coastal sea kayaking instructors will teach our students during morning sessions according to the American Canoe Association Fundamentals of Sea Kayaking Course. The warm, tranquil bays of Espiritu Santo Island are the perfect location to improve braces, rescues and to attempt the Eskimo roll. Later, put your new skills to the test as we do some extended paddles to explore the volcanic cliffs and white sandy beaches of the island. Afternoon sessions will be dedicated to exploring the marine ecology of the Sea of Cortez. Get a hands-on look at tide pools, identify reef fishes, learn about whales and more. Seminars are taught on the beach followed by hands-on field experiences during the peaceful, vermilion skied sunsets of Espiritu Santo. Plenty of outdoor activity and fresh meals fulfill the clinic. Length of the clinic is 6 days / 5 nights at the island and 2 nights hotel accommodation on arrival and departure dates.

Minimum number of passengers for trips to depart: 6
Maximum number of passengers: 12 Price per person: $1,220.00 USD

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