The following companies offer great ways to travel to and around Baja, meet new people and see some of Baja's best attractions. For

264 DIRECTORY •• Travelers with Disabilities more specific activity-based tours, such as kayaking trips, see the Baja Outdoors chapter (p46).

Baja California Tours (% 858-454-7166, 800-3365454;; 7734 Herschel Av, Ste 0, La Jolla, California) Specializes in short-term guided tours to northern Baja, including Tijuana, Playas de Rosarito, Puerto Nuevo and Ensenada. Also offers themed tours, set around special events such as wine festivals or bicycle races. Baja Discovery (% 619-262-0700, 800-829-2252; Operates out of San Diego and offers several tours around Baja, including popular four- to eight-day walking excursions. Prices average US$1700. Custom trips are available.

Green Tortoise (% 415-956-7500, 800-867-8647; Based out of San Francisco, Green Tortoise operates its Baja Beach Daze tour from November to April. Sort of a hostel on wheels, Green Tortoise appeals to the young and adventurous who put camaraderie over comfort. Tours may be joined in San Francisco, Los Angeles or San Diego and run either nine or 15 days. Prices range from US$441 (plus US$99 for food) to US$649 (plus US$151 for food). The 17-day whale-watching excursion costs US$699 plus US$151 for food.

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