Baja RV Caravan Tours | 2024/2025 Premium Baja Camping Experience

Interested in RVing to Baja, Mexico but not sure whether you have the confidence to make the journey alone? Our Baja RV caravan tours are perfect for you!

2023/2024 UPDATE: We have joined with Baja Amigos to lead 2 winter caravans and have closed our offerings for this season. Contact us if you are interested in preregistering for our 2024/2025 caravan experience!

We’re excited to announce that we’ll (Chris & Lindsay with Called To Wander) be hosting 3 small and exclusive caravan tours (5-6 RVs max) during the fall/winter/spring of 2024/2025!

  • November “Early Birds in Baja” Caravan (exact dates TBD)
  • January “New Years Resolutions” Caravan (early January, exact dates TBD)
  • January/February “Baja Wonders and Whales” (late January, exact dates TBD)

Enjoy our favorite parts of Baja in all of the most popular destinations with 3 different caravan offerings, each providing unique benefits and opportunities with a variety of activities, camping opportunities, delicious meals and personal time with us.

Three and a half weeks is not enough time to truly experience all that the Baja peninsula has to offer. But it is enough time to get a taste of the place that we have come to know and love so well!

All tours are one-way, meaning we will help you gain the confidence and experience to be able to explore and enjoy Baja all on your own. But we don’t want to tell you how much time you should stay once the caravan has ended.

During each day of the caravan, we will share everything we know with you about RVing and camping in Baja. Ask us any question at any time and feel confident knowing that we are here to help you truly enjoy and make the most of your time in Baja.

We plan everything for you so all you have to do is wake up, get dressed and head out for a day of adventure! Plus we intentionally build flexibility into the itinerary so you can have more options for how you want to spend your days.

Learn everything we know about and discover Baja as you see the highlights and participate in many of the activities that bring campers down the peninsula year after year!

DESTINATIONS

  • San Felipe
  • Gonzaga Bay
  • Bay of Los Angeles
  • Guerrero Negro
  • Mulege
  • Bay of Concepcion
  • Loreto / San Javier Mission
  • La Paz
  • Los Barriles
  • Todos Santos
  • Catavina
  • Valle de Guadalupe

ACTIVITIES

  • Whale Watching
  • Snorkeling with Whale Sharks
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cave Painting Tours
  • Sea Turtle Release
  • Fishing Trips
  • Boating Trips
  • Historical City Tours
  • Wine Tasting
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Group Pot Luck Meals & Campfires
  • Happy Hours

Rates start at $750/ RV and will increase on May 1

ONLY 10 SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE!!!! We are currently accepting pre-registration if you are serious in your interest to join one of our special caravans.

Two Truck Campers at Sunset at Alisitos K58 Campground
Buddy up and experience Baja with other travelers looking for adventure!

Which Baja Caravan Is Right For You?

We are excited to offer 3 different RV caravan options, each with a different theme and focus, all of which will show you the highlights and teach you the ropes for RVing and camping in Baja.

You will go to the same places along the way. But some of the activities will be different based on seasonal differences and unique opportunities.

Should I Join An RVing Baja Caravan?

Joining an RV caravan is not for everyone. You likely know already if you’re the kind of traveler who should take a pass on this opportunity.

We’re looking for the right RV couples/families that want to explore the Baja peninsula the way we have come to know and love it. This means we have to get along to a large degree, have similar enough travel philosophies and truly want to make the most out of every minute on the road.

If you are interested in joining one of our premium RVingBaja caravans, here are the unique features we offer that other RV caravan companies in Baja do not offer.

(And don’t worry, if you’re not a good fit with our caravans, we’ll help you get a spot on a caravan offered by one of the other caravan companies out there!)

* Smallest, most intimate group size (no more than 6 RVs)
* Flexible itinerary (many of our decisions will be made by the caravan group members)
* Video of the trip (we bring our passion for storytelling to capture the highlights of your trip!)
* Professional images from the most memorable places (save your iPhone photos but print these out!)
* 3-4 x monthly virtual group meetups (we’ll get to know each other before we hit the road together!)
* Flexibility to choose tours (pick the activities you want to do and stay in on the ones you don’t)
* RV Park reservations booked in advance for you (don’t worry whether there is room for you!)
* Participate in volunteer and donation activities (we’re passionate about giving back as we travel and want to invite you into these experiences)
* Starlink access 100% of the trip (if you need to stay connected, we’ll be your Huckleberry!)
* Daily briefings/wrap-ups (Know what to expect so you can enjoy the adventure more!)
* Pet assistance, as available (Don’t worry while you play! We’ll help look after pets as it is needed)
* Preparation videos + Live Q&A (We’ll make sure you are 100% equipped for the journey!)
* + Upgraded Media Package ($1500) (We’ll customize your video and photographs so you can be more in the moment and let us do the work of turning the camera on!)

Frequently Asked Questions

Please be sure to read the following FAQ to have a better understanding of the nature of our caravans and the reasons why we have certain limitations.

What is included in the caravan cost?

The moment you join one of our Baja RV caravan tours you can leave all worry and stress behind! We handle 100% of all of the planning and logistics for travel for you and our other caravan members and escort you 100% of the time as your private wagon masters.

Your Baja trip will be one to remember and will show you the real Mexico as we plan each step of the RV tour for you – but leave a lot of flexibility in what you make of your memorable experience.

From participating in pre-caravan virtual meetups where you will get to know us and the other travelers to sitting side-by-side completing paperwork together to daily briefings – you can focus more on enjoying your time and less on the details of how to make things work.

Don’t worry about finding things like:

  • Purified water
  • Propane
  • Gas stations
  • Grocery stores
  • RV Parks

And while personal health and vehicle maintenance are always your responsibility, we are there to make sure you feel safe and comfortable at all times as well as to assist you with any unforeseen issues that may arise.

We coordinate all of the caravan members’ wants and needs in a smaller group setting so that your first trip with be a great trip!

What is NOT included in the caravan cost?

Although we include our passion and knowledge from many years of experience RVing and camping in Baja, Mexico, there are specific costs that we do not include in the caravan.

Below is a general list of expenses you will need to take into consideration in addition to the caravan fee itself.

  • FMM (visa) and Mexican RV/Auto Insurance
  • Fuel
  • RV Parks camping fees
  • Tours and Activities
  • Most meals and all groceries

Unlike other Baja RV caravan tours that bundle you and dozens of other people into tours and communal meals with dishes you may not enjoy or be able to eat, we try to bring the Baja California experience to you a la carte.

We know that no Baja trip is one-size-fits-all and we want to help you see and experience Baja on our caravan tour the way we have come to know and love and to be able to travel as much in your own style as we can allow.

  • So, for instance, when it comes to staying in campgrounds you will often have the choice to either dry camp or accept full hookups. If you want to save a few pesos for dry camping, we want you to be able to make that choice.
  • And when it comes to guided tours and activities, you can choose the ones you want to do and take a pass on those that don’t interest you. We won’t force you to do all the tours just because you pre-paid for them.
  • We also know what it is like to be hungry after a day of exploration only to find that the communal meal that night is either not big enough, tasty enough or does not fit into your dietary needs.

You can check out this post for an estimate of how much to expect to pay for expenses that are not included in our caravan cost.

Which RV caravan tour is best for me?

We offer 3 different Baja RV caravan options that highlight 3 different perspectives of our favorite parts of exploring the Baja peninsula. For more specific information on the itinerary of each, check out this post.

November “Early Birds in Baja”

Our first tour begins mid-November when fewer campers are packing out the best beaches and you can boondock virtually everywhere you want. We have ALWAYS come to Baja in either late October or early November because the weather is generally more favorable, the beaches are usually less busy and we feel like we have the place to ourselves.

We are offering this caravan as an opportunity for us to teach you the ropes about RVing in Baja. We won’t be taking you the full length of the peninsula. Instead, we’ll take you as far as Loreto and will offer daily discussions and informal training sessions to answer all of the questions you may have about where to go and what to do with the rest of your time in Baja.

  • 7 Days to Mulege – $750
  • 10 Days to the Bay of Concepcion – $1,000
  • 14 Days to Loreto – $1,250

We’ll also focus on bringing donations and participating in unique volunteer opportunities to prepare for the holiday season. So if you want to get a jump on other travelers, choose this RV caravan tour!

RV beach camping Playa el Coyote Bay of Concepcion
RV beach camping Playa el Coyote Bay of Concepcion

January “New Years Resolution”

This caravan kicks off the first week of January so that you can spend the holidays with family and friends and still catch up with us to enjoy Baja before it gets super busy. January tends to be the start of the busiest season for camping in Baja, and we’ll take you to each of the highlights to give you an inside look at why we fell in love with each part of Baja.

We’ll wrap up in La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, and make sure you have a solid game plan for how to spend the rest of your time in Baja. So whether you want to spend a few more weeks or months exploring Baja, we won’t leave you without absolute confidence in your ability to navigate Baja on your own!

Highlights include:

  • San Felipe – Eat your first taco and churro and enjoy a horseback ride through the desert!
  • Gonzaga Bay – Enjoy an amazing sunset happy hour
  • Guerrero Negro – Meet the guides who can take you to the whales later
  • Mulege – Learn why we call this our favorite town in Baja
  • Bay of Concepcion – Relax in our favorite place in all of Baja!
  • Loreto – Explore the beauty of the land and sea
  • La Paz (including bay trip options to Todos Santos and/or Los Barriles)

January – February “Baja Wonders and Whales”

This 24-day caravan is the grand finale of our caravans and is timed specifically to give you the chance to experience Baja like no other. We’ll combine every opportunity from the previous caravan offerings, plus we’ll time our journey so you can interact with Grey Whales at the peak of whale-watching season, catch Carnaval in La Paz and participate in our first-ever RVingBaja.com meetup!

Typically the busy season for RVing in Baja, particularly in the southern state of Baja California Sur, this late January-February caravan is necessarily more structured than our Early Bird caravan.

But this is also the season when whale migration is at its peak. We’ll have the opportunity to visit with hundreds of grey whales as well as to potentially see humpback, fin, blue and potentially even killer whales!

Plus, with this RV caravan tour, we’ll end up at the southern end of Baja in time to be able to celebrate Carnaval in La Paz and you are welcome to join us in our first annual RVing Baja Meetup!

If you have family obligations around the holiday season and interacting with whales is near the top of your Baja bucket list, then this RV caravan tour is best for you!

Highlights include:

  • San Felipe – Eat your first taco and churro and enjoy a horseback ride through the desert!
  • Gonzaga Bay – Enjoy an amazing sunset happy hour
  • Guerrero Negro – Whale watching! And a cave painting tour!
  • Mulege – Learn why we call this our favorite town in Baja
  • Bay of Concepcion – Relax in our favorite place in all of Baja!
  • Loreto – Explore the beauty of the land and sea
  • La Paz (including bay trip options to Todos Santos
  • Los Barriles – Explore the East Cape as the culmination of the caravan!
Tourists on a boat and a grey whale Feature
A must-do experience in Baja during winter!

Why are your Baja RV caravans one-way only?

We debated long and hard about whether to add a return option to our RV caravans. At the end of the day, we realized that our whole strength in hosting these RV caravans is in showing you the highlights of the Baja Peninsula.

We typically spend 5-6 months per year in Baja and even that is never enough time to see and do and experience all that there is to do in Baja. So we decided that we did not want to rush you down and back up the peninsula in 30-40 days, like other companies, so that you could have the freedom and confidence to return to, or discover, your own favorite destinations.

Although we are committed to spending every waking moment with you transferring our knowledge and love of Baja to you during our time together, we know that you will want to spend far more time going beneath the surface of anything we can show you.

For this reason, we thought it best to provide a one-way accompanied caravan experience with the idea that you can make your way back north at your leisure. Plus, border crossings and military checkpoints are not as intimidating when you head north so you don’t necessarily need us to hold your hand through them.

In fact, we promise we won’t leave you before you feel 100% confident in traveling by yourself (or with other members of the caravan, or even new friends you make along the way). If you do want us to accompany you across the border, we will share our personal travel plans between our caravans to provide you the opportunity to meet up with us to cross back into the US from Mexico together.

What is the Baja RV caravan size?

We must have at least 3 RV caravan members in order to begin each caravan. But we will never have more than 7 total RVs (6 group members plus us as your wagon masters). Smaller group size means a lot when it comes to mobility and logistics. Imagine waiting in line behind 10-15 other RVs for water, propane or fuel.

But even more importantly, we keep our RV caravan tour size small because we want to spend time WITH you throughout the entire trip to ensure that you have a wonderful time and great adventure throughout. We are your wagon masters, and as such, we will be sharing meals, campfires and tours and checking off our own bucket list experiences right there with you.

Plus, a smaller RV caravan size means that we will spend more time interacting with the Mexican people and other campers we meet rather than having the tendency to remain isolated and self-contained within the caravan.

All other caravan companies offer larger caravans than ours. And while we can’t speak to whether or not you would enjoy a larger group experience, we can say proudly that we offer the most intimate Baja caravan tour out there.

Who are our “Wagon Masters”

We, Chris and Lindsay from Called To Wander, are your wagon masters. As such, we do all of the planning and accounting for logistics on the road and we have the final say in every decision that has to be made.

We’ve been spending 5-6 months each year since 2019 RVing throughout the Baja peninsula and have directly or indirectly encouraged, inspired and informed countless numbers of other travelers to come to Baja California.

Instead of watching our YouTube videos, reading our RVing and Camping in Baja Guide Book or scrolling through our website posts learning how to create a DIY Baja adventure, we’ll be your tour leaders throughout the entire caravan tour.

At the end of our time together we will consider each other friends and you will know everything that we know about Baja, Mexico.

Chris and Lindsay Called To Wander Tecolote Beach
A little love from our family to yours!

What RVs, Trailers and motorhomes are permitted on the caravan?

We accept RVs and trailers of all sizes. However, due to the nature of where we will travel, stay and explore there will be some places that may be a little tight.

We trust that you know your RV, trailer or motorhome better than us. And we won’t put you in a situation that we have not personally seen or been a part of the largest rigs navigating. Part of our commitment to making this RV caravan tour an unforgettable vacation for you is reducing the worry and anxiety that you (and we) will feel if your rig is too large.

However, smaller rigs such as truck campers and vans are ideal. If you are unsure whether or not your rig will work for our Baja caravan tour, please get in touch with us immediately so we can discuss it!

Can I bring / Do I need a tow vehicle?

Towed vehicles are welcomed but not required. In fact, in our pre-meetup virtual get-togethers, we will take inventory of the rigs and resources of our tour group and make group decisions about whether or not we require towed vehicles.

Towed vehicles are great for being able to more fully explore and experience Mexican Baja. And they are fantastic for being able to run errands around town and even to create our own custom tour experiences at times.

However, there will be times when towed vehicles must be unhitched to enter RV parks and other areas and each vehicle must carry Mexican liability insurance, which is an additional cost. Plus if we have enough towed vehicles between the members of our caravan then we can plan to share the use (and costs) of the vehicle.

We will have our towed vehicle 100% of the time – both for the convenience of being able to help shuttle our caravan group around as well as for the safety in being able to look after each member of our caravan tour.

What about the border crossing?

The border crossing between the US and Baja, Mexico can be intimidating. Each time we have crossed has been an entirely different situation so we are careful not to make promises about how easy it will be. Generally speaking, it is a stressful few minutes that quickly resolves itself with excitement once we’re on the road in Baja!

However, at our meetup in Yuma for Day 1 we will complete all of the required paperwork together and walk you through any concerns that you may have. We’ll then visit Staples to print the paperwork to have on hand the next day as we drive together to the border.

We will cross the border as a group where we, as the Wagon Master, will take the lead and try to diffuse any potential situations before they arise. Know that RV caravans of any size fall under either more or less scrutiny from immigration inspectors, so we will do our best to remain physically with you during the inspection at the border.

From there, we will park together and walk inside the immigration office to process our paperwork together. Once everyone has their passport stamps and FMM in hand, we’ll head back to our rigs, return to driving formation and make our way to Highway 5 which will be a nice, easy 2-hour drive south to our first night of camp in San Felipe.

Although we do not offer return border crossing service, know that crossing into the US from Baja, Mexico tends to be much easier and is all in English. As part of our 24 days together we will make sure you feel comfortable with the process and provide you with additional resources to help make the border crossing as seamless as possible!

What happens if I break down or have other RV maintenance issues?

Baja breaks things. Trust us, in the years we’ve traveled to Baja we have not left the peninsula after 5 months unscathed! But what issues we faced and the extent to which we were able to find quick and suitable fixes has varied.

We do require that you sign our RV Checklist document prior to meeting with us in Yuma, Arizona. This checklist may seem tedious and will include things you likely already do (oil changes, tire rotation and balance, etc.).

However, it is extremely important that you take any and all preventative maintenance seriously prior to joining our caravan. As the checklist states, we assume no responsibility for you or your RV during the 24-day caravan. However, we will do everything within our power to ensure that you are safe and that your rig can be repaired.

Like other travelers, we will rely on the presence and professionalism of Green Angels on the highways in Baja. Green Angels are bilingual mechanics whose sole job is to drive up and down stretches of the highway to assist stranded drivers.

As your wagon masters, we will safely pull over the entire group and return to you as necessary to assess the situation. If we can reach the next destination safely, we will do so. However, if emergency roadside assistance is required we will contact the Green Angels and assist in finding local repairs.

We cannot leave the rest of the caravan to tend to your breakdown. However, we build in travel time for this purpose and one or the other of us will remain with you until you have a repair solution.

If possible, we will try and arrange for the repair to take place at and during our stop at the next destination to have minimal interference with your time on the caravan. However, it may be necessary for us to continue to travel south in which case you will be welcome to join us again after the repair is made.

Are pets welcome?

Pets are absolutely welcome! We travel with our two Australian Cattle Dogs and have known lots of people who have traveled throughout Baja and mainland Mexico with cats!

But know that we do have a pet release form that we require if you do plan to bring your pet with you. It outlines basic courtesies and per-owner responsibilities that you likely already know and follow.

Also, note that Baja can be quite warm at times. We will do everything we can to offer pet-sitting services by ourselves and members of our group (as applicable) so that you can enjoy excursions without worrying about your furry family member. More about traveling with pets.

What about children?

What about them? Just kidding! You are welcome to bring your children along with you and this is one reason why we try to keep our RV caravan tour as flexible as possible. Some decisions and activities may be directly or indirectly impacted if you have kids.

For example, some campgrounds may ask for a few pesos more for any family size over 2 adults and clearly, you will have to account for your children not only in what tours and activities you can/want to participate in and the additional expense of including them.

But we have designed our RV caravan tour to be open to travelers of all ages as Baja California is meant to be explored and loved by all!

Can you tell me more about the tours and excursions?

In order to give you the best Baja adventures, we have curated a list of incredible tours and excursions in each destination on our itinerary. Some of the tours will be more formal with bilingual tour guides that will take each new adventure up a notch. Many of these guides are our friends that we have made over the years of traveling through Baja.

However, there are a handful of activities that will not require formal tour guides. Instead, either we will act as the informal tour guides taking you to places we know and love. Or else we’ll have one or more of our Mexican friends show you more of the real Mexico that other tours may not capture.

Both of our Baja RV caravan tours will begin with horseback riding and exploring our favorite eats along the Malecon of San Felipe. As we move south we’ll have the chance to opt for boating or fishing tours as the weather permits. Several towns, such as Mulege and Loreto, offer specific insight into Mexican history through walking tours.

As we continue on our journey to discover Baja, we’ll participate in whale watching (if applicable) and even provide you with the chance to swim with whale sharks and sea lions. Release newly hatched sea turtles, hop on an ATV and take an adventure along the coast of the Sea of Cortez or head inland to visit cave paintings that are upwards of 10,000 years old!

Of course, if you just want to sit on the beach and enjoy the scenery and a good book, there is plenty of time for that between tours. Or we’ll extend to you the opportunity to opt out of tours we offer so you can spend the time in the RV park or beach catching up on whatever it is you want or need to do.

What if this RV Caravan Tour is not for me?

We are unique among Baja RV caravans as we truly try to make your trip as special and customizable as possible. However, our Baja travel philosophy and some of the above criteria and information may not be what you had in mind when you began researching RV caravans to Baja, Mexico.

We won’t take it personally if you do not want to travel with us. Twenty-four (24) days is a lot of time to spend together. And if you don’t feel absolutely comfortable with our itinerary and planned activities, you have a rig that is perhaps too large or maybe you do want to experience a larger-group RV caravan, then we’ll help you book with one of the other companies offering Baja caravans.

We don’t see either Baja Amigos or Caravanas de Mexico, two leading and established companies, as competitive as we each offer different opportunities and experiences along the way. So let us know if you are certain you want to join a Baja caravan but feel like we may not be your best option.

In fact, if you chose Baja Amigos or Caravans de Mexico for other reasons – such as being able to add on a trip to Mainland Mexico to experience Copper Canyon, a wine tour or the total solar eclipse scheduled for 2024 – let us know and we’ll try to factor these reasons into our future RV caravans.

Rates start at $750/ RV and will increase on May 1

ONLY 10 SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE!!!! We are currently accepting pre-registration if you are serious in your interest to join one of our special caravans.