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AOPA Summit Fly-Out

Magic of Baja

AOPA Summit

7 Days/6 nights
Departs from Palm Springs/Thermal, CA on Sunday, October 14, 2012
Returns to San Diego, CA on Saturday, October 20, 2012

Trip Limited to a maximum of 12 aircraft

Minimum number of aircraft required for tour 5


Overview & Pricing

Enjoy autumn flying down the Baja Peninsula: Perfect weather, beautiful scenery and a wonderful selection of activities and destinations, as well as lodging in first class hotels. Caribbean Sky Tours will lead the trip, process all paperwork and documents, arrange for lodging, meals and tours as outlined in the itinerary, and assist participants throughout the entire trip. We will leave the day after AOPA-Summit and fly to San Felipe, Baja California, where we will clear customs and immigration, have lunch and continue on to our first destination:  The peaceful Bay of Loreto located on the Sea of Cortes.

LORETO
The Mission of our Lady of Loreto, which this destination is named after, was founded by Jesuits in 1697; it is considered to be the “Head and Mother” of all missions founded along a trail stretching through the Upper and Lower Californias ending in Sonoma. Tourism in Loreto has developed slowly which has allowed the town to preserve its peaceful atmosphere and captivating charm. We will also visit Coronado Island located in the Loreto Bay National Marine Park. Loreto has recently obtained the status of “Magic Village”.

TODOS SANTOS
This wonderful oasis located in the Baja desert was distinguished as a “Magic Village” by the Mexican Tourism Secretary in 2006. Todos Santos was first established as a Jesuit outpost in 1723 and by 1733 officially became the Mission of Santa Rosa del Pilar de Todos Santos. Traditionally a prosperous agricultural area, today Todos Santos is surrounded by fruit orchards and vegetable farms. A surfers paradise, some of the great beaches are safe for swimming. Todos Santos is also well known for its many art galleries. Because of its uniqueness and beauty, this magic village has become home to many artists.  

CABO SAN LUCAS
After two relaxing magic village experiences we will change pace and head to lively Cabo San Lucas which has much to offer in terms of shopping, gastronomy and golden sand beaches. Here we will have the opportunity to enjoy the beach, stroll around the picturesque marina and take a boat ride to the famous Arch and other rock formations that mark land’s end on the Baja Peninsula.

 

Member Price: $395 Airplane registration
$1,975 per person double occupancy

Cost per additional person or for single occupancy available upon request.

 

Navigation Information

Route

Our route will take us along the coast of the Baja Peninsula offering a spectacular view of miles of desert sharply contrasting with the intense blue ocean. Our port of entry will be San Felipe, door to the Sea of Cortes.

Palm Springs/Thermal to San Felipe
202 NM
San Felipe to Loreto
348 NM
Loreto to Cabo San Lucas
198 NM
Cabo San Lucas to Loreto
198 NM
Loreto to San Diego
493 NM
Total distance: 1,439 NM

 

Airports of landing
Identifier
Runway length
Thermal
KTRM
8,500 FT
San Felipe
MMSF
4,921 FT
Loreto
MMLT
7,218 FT
Cabo San Lucas
MMSL
7,000 FT
San Diego
KSDM
7,972 FT



Itinerary

The group will meet at the Palm Springs International Airport on Sunday, October 14th at 7:00am for a final trip review and briefing.

Day 1 Sunday, October 14
Mount Alvernia

Leave from Thermal/Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) to San Felipe International Airport. Clear customs and immigration, process entry permits and refuel. Lunch will be served before continuing on to Loreto. Upon arriving in Loreto, we will transfer to the elegant Hotel La Mision Loreto, check in and freshen up before meeting for dinner in the hotel.

Meals Included:Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 Monday, October 15

After breakfast, meet in the lobby to embark on a half day tour to Isla Coronado, one of 5 islands inside the National Marine Park, where you can enjoy the wildlife and spend some time on a beautiful beach. A light lunch will be provided on the tour. Upon returning to the hotel you may want to take the opportunity to stroll around downtown Loreto, visit the Mission of Our Lady of Loreto, the Mission’s Museum or just take a break at the hotel’s pool or Spa. Take the opportunity to try one of the local restaurants for dinner. In the evening we will reconvene at the hotel for the pre-flight briefing of our next flight.  

Meals Included: Breakfast and Box Lunch

Coronado

Day 3 Tuesday, October 16
Todos Santos

After breakfast we will transfer to the Loreto International Airport and enjoy another wonderful flight along the Baja coastline to Cabo San Lucas. Upon arriving in CSL, we will transfer to the Magical Village of Todos Santos located 45 miles north of CSL on the Pacific Coast. We will check into Hotel California. Urban legend has it that this was the place that inspired the Eagles 1977 hit song by the same name.  

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4 Wednesday, October 17

Enjoy the quiet village, its restaurants and cafés, art galleries and local crafts. A guided walking tour will be offered in the morning. Spend the rest of the day at one of the nearby pristine long stretches of beach or exploring the town. We will meet at the hotel for dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Hotel California

Day 5 Thursday, October 18
RIU Palace

The group will depart Todos Santos after breakfast and transfer back to Cabo San Lucas where we will change pace and style. We will head to the elegant beachfront all inclusive RIU Palace hotel where you can spend the rest of the day on your own.

Meals Included:Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6 Friday, October 19

You may choose to relax on the beautifully groomed resort grounds and pamper yourself at the hotel pools, beach or SPA. Optional activities we can recommend are a boat ride to the famous Arch and to Lover’s beach or a tour to a local glass factory where you can watch authentic pieces of art take shape right in front of your eyes. A stroll around the lively CSL Marina and sipping a refreshing drink at one of the many restaurants, as well as some shopping may also be a perfect way to spend the day. We will meet for dinner at one of the hotel's restaurants and have a pre-flight briefing to review the following day’s flight.

Meals Included:All (at hotel)

Cabo San Lucas

Day 7 Saturday, October 20
Dean's Blue Hole

After breakfast we will check out and transfer to the CSL Airport and start our journey back to the U.S. We will have a refueling stop in Loreto and continue on to San Diego.

Meals Included:Breakfast

 

Sign-up procedure

STEP 1:
Reserve NOW! Reserve your spot by submitting your deposit and providing your contact information. To process on-line, click button on right or contact Caribbean Sky Tours.
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STEP 2:
Download and complete the forms for participant and aircraft information and send to Caribbean Sky Tours
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STEP 3:
Submit balance of payment no later than 30 days prior to trip date.  

 

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