Baja California, Mexico - 4 Day Food & Wine Tour
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Location: Baja California
- Product code: MEXICO_BAJA4
APRIL 19-22, 2018 // NOVEMBER 1-4, 2018
TRAVEL WITH SALT & WIND
Join food and travel expert, Aida Mollenkamp, and the team behind the food travel magazine, Salt & Wind on a small, highly curated food-focused 4-day trip to Baja California!
OUR TRAVEL STYLE
We believe everyday should have an air of vacay, whether you’re on the road or in your kitchen, and aim to help you live an inspired life. We launched Salt & Wind Travel because we believe travel is way more fun when you do it with fellow food travel lovers and who better than you!?!
Each Salt & Wind trip is highly researched and curated with Team Salt & Wind hand-picking each excursion and travel partner. We want to show you all that we love about a place and introduce you to our local friends so you get an insider's view into the region. Here's a few reasons people love traveling with us:
- Unique Experiences: Most of the experiences in our itineraries are one-of-a-kind and only accessible with Salt & Wind
- Photographer: Each trip has a group photographer providing attendees with 10+ images daily so you can concentrate on the trip and not on your camera.
- Concierge: There is a concierge on hand to help you with anything from extra activities to health issues 24/7
- Expert Hosts: Team Salt & Wind has deep knowledge about each area we travel and partners with local experts.
- Planned Itinerary: Our itineraries are planned so that each day has anywhere from 4 to 8 hours of activity.
- Free Time: That said we always offer some optional activities if you want to do even more and we always squeeze in some downtime so you can relax.
SALT & WIND BAJA CALIFORNIA TRIPS
A mix of gritty and creative, Baja California is one of our favorite places right now. If you haven’t seen Tijuana since a drunken night in college, you might be all, “huh?” but trust. There's an emerging wine region, tons of fresh seafood, farm-to-table cuisine, a mix of street food and fine dining, and a new generation of creatives making a mark in art to design.
On each food-focused trip, a small group of us will head on a 3-night, 4-day to northern Baja California. The weekend is a mix of rowdy urban and rustic rural as we head from quirky Tijuana down the coast into Mexico's wine region. Each itinerary includes expert-led food tours, art gallery visits, pop-up parties, seaside meals, market visits, wine tastings, boutique accommodations, a concierge, a group photographer, and morning yoga! Want some visuals? Check our Instagram and Salt & Wind coverage from prior trips.
Here's what's included in the trip fare:
A group photographer so you can enjoy the moment
Market tours, art gallery visits, and pop-up parties with local creatives
A group concierge to help with any extra events you may want to plan
At least 10 edited group photos daily
Complimentary morning yoga classes
Group transportation to/from San Ysidro, California across the border and to/from all events listed on the itinerary
Boutique hotel accommodations with complimentary wifi
Farm visit and dinner at one of the area's best restaurants
Beer and taco crawl with Club Tengo Hambre
Wine tastings in Valle De Guadalupe
Hands-on cooking class with host and chef, Aida Mollenkamp
Meals listed in the itinerary (including 1 alcoholic drink at each lunch and dinner)
Tips for all meals, hotels, drivers, and activity guides
Wifi hotspots at all times
A few gifts from some of our favorite food & travel brands
A couple surprises! (You didn’t think we’d tell you every last detail, did you?)
The following are not included in the trip fare:
Any incidental expenses
Tips for photographer and trip hosts
Required travel insurance
Any extra excursions or events you plan with our concierge
Transportation from your home to/from San Ysidro, California
Alcohol aside from for 1 alcoholic drink at both lunch and dinner
Anything from room service or the hotel minibar
THE NITTY GRITTY
Required Trip Insurance
Please note that trip insurance is required to join us on a Salt & Wind trip. FYI most major credit cards (such as American Express, CHASE Sapphire, and Capital One) offer complimentary insurance when you purchase using their card.
Minimum Attendees: We only run trips with 8 or more guests. If a trip has fewer attendees at 30 days before the trip dates, we will cancel the trip.
Please see below for more details about payment and bedroom specifics or contact us at email@example.com.
We have partnered with boutique hotels that meet the Salt & Wind standards of service. Read more about them here.
Double occupancy pricing is the price for (1) person to stay in a shared (i.e. double) room. In other words, each person staying in that room will pay the posted double occupancy rate. If you're a couple or friends traveling together, please know that you'll each pay the double occupancy rate.
Need some alone time? We hear you. That's why we offer single occupancy rooms. The single occupancy rate is what you will pay to have the room all to yourself.
The properties we use are boutique hotels and, as such, they have a mix of rooms.
In Tijuana, at One Bunk, most of the rooms are outfitted with Casper queen mattresses. One room is set up with four Twin XL beds but we never book more than two people in this room (it's perfect for friends traveling together). Finally, we use rooms in the back of the hotel so that it is quieter. If you're a deep sleeper, we can put you toward the front of the hotel so you can be in the mix of the city. Note that each room has a unique layout but all have showers (as in there are no bathtubs). The rooms are the same rate regardless of room setup so we assign room priority — room with a sitting area, queen rooms in the back, twin bunk bed rooms — based on order of booking. In other words, it pays to book early!
In the Valle de Guadalupe wine country, at Villa Del Valle, all rooms are on the second floor and require you climb a flight of stairs. There are a mix of room layouts — some with queen beds, some with king beds, some with balconies, and others without. The rooms are the same rate regardless of the bed or balcony setup so we assign room priority — king rooms with balconies, king rooms without balcony, queen rooms with balcony, then queen rooms without a balcony — based on order of booking. So you'll want to book early for the best rooms!
If you do not have a travel partner, you can purchase single occupancy room and have it all to yourself! We do not pair up trip attendees because we find there is not enough privacy in the rooms to allow strangers to room together.