Base Camp Baja supplies the human spirit with the tonic of wildness it needs. Join Jackie Woodside and Howard Falco, and relax, recharge and revitalize onboard the new National Geographic Venture, your mobile base camp for this 5‐day / 4‐night wellness expedition. Savor the free‐roaming feeling of the ship and choose to explore as much, or as little, as you like.
JANUARY 7: SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO / LA PAZ / EMBARK
Upon arrival to Los Cabos airport, transfer to La Paz, where you’ll embark National Geographic Venture between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm. If you are flying in this day, we have arranged transportation form the airport in San José Del Cabo. Set sail on arrival, for a sunset cruise of Bahía La Paz en route to Isla Espíritu Santo. (D)
JANUARY 8: SAN JOSÉ CHANNEL / ISLA SAN FRANCISCO
Witness a spectacular Baja sunrise this morning while searching for marine mammals in the upper San José Channel. Hear naturalists talk and learn photography basics during an early morning at sea. Before lunch, go ashore at Isla San Francisco, where a sweeping arc of white sand beach beckons you to try yoga or a Beach boot camp workout with your exhale instructor. Explore nearby tide pools with your naturalists or spend the afternoon stand‐up paddle boarding, snorkeling and kayaking. Hike to the nearby ridge for unparalleled views, just before sunset. (B,L,D)
JANUARY 9‐10: ISLA ESPÍRITU SANTO, ISLA PARTIDA & LOS ISLOTES
Wake up anchored in one of Isla Espíritu Santo’s beautiful bays and watch the cliffs light up as your Wellness Specialist leads a morning yoga or qi gong class, on deck, or on shore.
For two full days, explore as much or as little as you like, with the ship as your mobile base camp‐taking advantage of every exhale wellness option, including hiking with your exhale instructor for mindfulness and stretching on the trail. Explore the dramatically eroded shoreline of Isla Partida on a one‐way kayak journey, or join a challenging hike up a rocky arroyo to the crest of the island. Meander a different arroyo with your Naturalists to learn details of the region’s geology and natural history, then learn to standup paddleboard, or hone skills you already possess. Snorkel with playful and curious sea lions, or photograph their antics from expedition landing craft. Wind down with on‐ deck Chill Yoga or a chair massage, then go ashore for a beach barbecue dinner followed by a bonfire under the stars. However you choose to spend these days, you’ll be rewarded with a sense of well‐being that comes only from spending quality time in nature. (B,L,D)
JANUARY 11: LA PAZ / DISEMBARK / SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO
Disembark in downtown La Paz this morning and transfer to Los Cabos airport for those departing Baja. (B)
As a result of participating in this experience, you will:
- Fully awaken to your personal power and develop clarity about your direction in life
- Develop the thought processes that will empower your future
- Understand your life purpose
- Create new beliefs that support and empower you and your life
- Understand and harness the power of your thoughts
- Create a dramatic shift in how you think about yourself and what is possible for your life.
- Understand how the world works and how to master your energy
- How to disempower and eliminate limiting beliefs
- Enhance self‐acceptance and love
- Develop long‐lasting empowering and loving relationships
- Improve career performance and success
- Eliminate chronic overwhelm from your life
Part I: How the World around you Works
Introduction to YOUR POWER The SECRET within you!
Beginning the journey to a NEW YOU How your Energy works
How you make what matters in your world
How you have the power to decide and change what matters
Part II: How You HAVE formed your identity
Understanding the hows and whys of your path to this moment
Understanding your genetics and nurturing
The POWER of Mastering your IDENTITY and the EGO Mastering the EMOTIONS
Dissolving SHAME GUILT & REGRET MASTERING FEAR
Leave the retreat with a renewed outlook, new empowering beliefs, elevated consciousness and sense of power, while having made lifelong friends who are like‐minded, openhearted and ready to rock our world!
Give yourself this gift of TIME, CONNECTION and GROWTH.
Time to deepen your experience of life and who you came here to be. Time to renew.
Time to connect with yourself and others.
Time to focus on your inner world for the most important growth and development ‐ your awakening.
Are you ready to be transformed?
CAPACITY: 100 Guests in 50 cabins.
REGISTRY: United States. OVERALL LENGTH: 238 feet.
The National Geographic Venture, launching in 2019, will be the latest addition to the Lindblad-National Geographic fleet. Designed with over 50 years of expedition heritage and built in the U.S., National Geographic Venture will set a new standard in exploration and comfort.
PUBLIC AREAS: Global gallery; fitness center; LEXspa; lounge with full service bar and facilities for films and presentations; observation deck; mudroom with lockers for expedition gear, and a partially covered sundeck with chairs and tables. Our “open bridge” provides guests an opportunity to meet our officers and captain and learn about navigation.
MEALS: Served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Breakfast is a wide selection buffet and dinner is served family-style. Menu emphasizes local fare.
CABINS: All cabins face outside with windows or portholes, private facilities and climate controls. Category 4 cabins have step-out balconies.
EXPEDITION EQUIPMENT: A fleet of 8 Zodiacs and 24 kayaks, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), hydrophone, splash-cam, underwater video camera, video microscope, paddle boards, snorkeling gear for all guests (where applicable).
SPECIAL FEATURES: Guest internet access, elevator, Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, a video chronicler and undersea specialist.
WELLNESS: The vessels are staffed by a Wellness Specialist and feature a gym with an elliptical machine, treadmill, exercycles, handweights and resistance bands. Treatments in the LEXspa are available by appointment
CATEGORY 1: Main Deck #301-306 Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk and two portholes.
CATEGORY 2: Main Deck #307-315 Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk and two portholes.
CATEGORY 3: Upper Deck #201-206 Cabins feature two lower single
beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk and two large view
CATEGORY 4: Upper Deck #207-229 Cabins feature two lower single
beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk, large view window
and small, private balcony.
CATEGORY 5 (SUITE): Observation Deck #101-108 Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, large view windows, an expanded bathroom, writing desk, ample storage space, and a convertible sofa bed to accommodate a third person.
NOTE: Sole Occupancy cabins are available in Categories 1 and 2 only. Third person rates are available in Category 5 cabins at one half the double occupancy rate.
Connecting Cabins via internal doorway access:
Main Deck: #312-314, #311- 315, #306-308, #305-307
Upper Deck: #224-226, #225-227