Wander to Baja RV Caravan (40 Days)

We’re excited to announce that we (Chris & Lindsay with Called To Wander) are hosting 1 small (14 guests, likely 7 RVs) and an exclusive caravan tour during February-March 2025! We have tailored the caravan in our style, focusing on multiple whale and wildlife interactions, lots of time on the beach, and the opportunity to see a little “behind the scenes” of life in Baja by volunteering or dropping off items with great nonprofits throughout the peninsula.

Our caravan will leave the US and cross into Mexico at the Tecate border on February 12, 2025, and will continue for a 40-day roundtrip with a return to the US on March 23, 2025. This caravan will bring you to all of the main attractions in the Baja Peninsula, including optional participation at our 2nd Annual Wander to Baja RV Meetup on Playa el Tecolote.

Enjoy our favorite parts of Baja in the most popular destinations with various activities, camping opportunities, delicious meals and personal time with us.

During each caravan day, we will share everything we know about RVing and camping in Baja. Ask us any question anytime, 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 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 activities that bring campers down the peninsula year after year!

“Wander to Baja” RV Caravans

DESTINATIONS

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

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Whale Watching
  • Snorkeling with Whale Sharks
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cave Painting Tour
  • Fishing Trips
  • Boating Trips
  • Historical City Tours
  • Wine Tasting
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Group Pot Luck Meals & Campfires
  • Happy Hours (LOTS of happy hours!)

Price: $4,995 USD/ RV (based on 2 people)

ONLY 7 SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE!!! We are currently accepting pre-registration if you are seriously interested in joining one of our special caravans.

RV caravan camping in campground with mountains and vineyards
Buddy up and experience Baja with other travelers looking for adventure!

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 campers who 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!)

“Chris and Lindsay were great caravan leaders. I felt confident in their knowledge of Baja and RV traveling, as they literally wrote the book on how to do it in Baja. They made me feel safe and well looked after. So much so that I traveled for a month on my own in Baja afterward as a single woman. You would do well to have them guide you.”

K, Alberta
* Smallest, most intimate group size (no more than 7 RVs)
* 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)

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 and chats where you will get to know us and the other travelers to 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 drinking water
  • Propane
  • Gas stations
  • Grocery stores
  • RV Parks

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 will be a great trip!

Here are a few things that come included with the pricing

  • ALL camping fees paid (26 premium full-hookup, 14 dry camping)
  • 16 Beach Days (waking up on the beach!)
  • 15 INCLUDED Tour Excursions + loads of OPTIONAL Tours (5 whale encounter opportunities!!!)
  • 3-4 Optional Unique Volunteer Opportunities
  • 5 Included Group Meals + 6 Included Happy Hours
  • Daily briefings + Baja Q&A
RV camping on Baja beach as caravan
RV beach camping with friends!

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 (tourist visa)
  • Mexican RV/Auto Insurance
  • Fuel
  • Optional Tours and Activities
  • Most meals and all groceries

“Chris and Lindsay were the caravan leaders for our trip down the Baja peninsula. This was not only our first trip to Baja but our first experience with traveling in a caravan. We really enjoyed the caravan experience in large part due to Chris and Lindsay’s friendly, casual personalities. Chris and Lindsay’s knowledge of Baja and their ability to communicate in Spanish allowed us to relax and enjoy the vacation without having to be concerned about communication challenges or our lack of knowledge of the local customs.

D and J, British Columbia 

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.

  • 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.

Tourists on a boat and a grey whale Feature
A must-do experience in Baja during winter!

Do you offer your Baja RV caravans as one-way?

We debated long and hard as to whether or not to add a drop-off 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 and teaching you how to get around on your own.

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 in Baja. So we decided that we did not want to force you to rush you down and back up the peninsula in 30 days or less, like other companies, so that you could have the freedom and confidence to return to, or discover, your 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 may 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 the option for you to drop off the caravan (on Day 30 in La Paz) so 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.

But every guest is welcome to stay with us for the entire 40 days!

rv caravan happy hour with fire

What is the Baja RV caravan size?

We will never have more than 8 total RVs (7 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. And it is disrespectful to other drivers if such long lines of RVs tie up the roads.

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.

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.

“I just spent a month in Baja with compassionate, knowledgeable, and respectful trip leaders. Chris and Lindsay have extensive experience in the region.  They share their knowledge joyfully.  Highly recommend them to be your RV caravan leaders.  Great dogs too!”  

D, Alaska 

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!

“We wanted to express our gratitude for the work you both did to make our caravan a great experience.  Your willingness to go the extra mile for us in particular with our trailer challenges and the rest of the caravan as a whole is very much appreciated.   

Chris, you truly are a great leader with your morning briefings, your willingness to change plans on the fly and your knowledge of the areas we visited.  Thank you for going out of your way to get us water when needed, having your ‘friends’ stop by with sausages, frozen meat and of course the seafood people and generally working hard to make everyone feel included.

Lindsay, we appreciate the joy and laughter you brought to all our get-togethers.  Thank you for your photographs, your skills in all things technical and the hosted happy hours/dinners.  The love you have for the area and its people is very apparent.   May your ‘treasure box’ always have room for your next great find!

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and our fellow travelers. We too are hopeful that our paths will cross again.”

S and R, British Columbia

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

Unfortunately, not all motorhomes, trailers and campers are created equal when it comes to camping in Baja. So we must limit the size of the rigs that we are able to lead through Baja for safety, convenience and campground limitations.

RV Size Limitations

We cannot lead any

  • Fifth Wheel Trailers longer than 26 feet
  • Bumper Pull Trailer longer than 26 feet
  • Class A/C motorhomes longer than 30 feet

Due to the nature of where we will travel, stay and explore there will be some places that may be a little tight. There are other places that will have dips that will make it difficult for larger rigs and many of the campgrounds will limit the size of the RV.

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!

rv caravan in baja celebrating happy hour on the beach

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 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 for Day 0, we will review all of the required paperwork together and walk you through any concerns you may have. We’ll then drive together to the border to complete our FMM applications.

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.

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. 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 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 if possible 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.

** In leading previous caravans we have experienced a variety of issues that were quickly and safely resolved and we trust that we can find quick solutions in the event of an incident.

Celebrating a birthday in Baja RV caravan

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!

Thank you both for a wonderful trip to the Baja. You showed us you had the experience, knowledge, & professionalism to guide us through a sometimes challenging journey.  Whatever the challenges either mechanical issues with the RV’s, or pet issues, you were always there to assist us.  We couldn’t have had any better wagon masters, thank you.

D & Bubbles, British Columbia

Can you tell me more about the tours and excursions?

To give you the best Baja adventures, we have curated a list of incredible tours and excursions in each destination on our itinerary. Some 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.

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 only 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.

Highlights include:

  • San Felipe – Eat delicious taco al pastor and a churro and enjoy a horseback ride through the desert!
  • Gonzaga Bay – Enjoy an amazing sunset happy hour
  • Guerrero Negro – Whale watching!
  • 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 – So much to do including bay trip options to Todos Santos
  • Los Barriles – Explore the East Cape as the culmination of the caravan!
couples on ATVs on the beach in Baja

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. Forty (40) 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 have and continue to work with our friends at Baja Amigos, where we were Wagonmasters on 2 caravans during the 2023/2024 season. 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 – let us know and we’ll try to factor these reasons into our future RV caravans.

Price: $4,995 USD/ RV (based on 2 people)

ONLY 7 SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE!!!! We are currently accepting pre-registration if you have a serious interest in joining one of our special caravans.