Drive Baja’s rugged terrain, open dry lake beds, experience parts of the Baja 500/1000 race course
and enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine while having a great time with fellow off-roaders.
- Two experienced Baja guides
- Campsites at the river and hot springs
- Dinner and Drinks at the river oasis
- Hot breakfast at the river oasis
- 100+ miles of pre-run trails
- Exclusive access to private hot springs
- CampDad’s swag bag
- Trail support
Please find the below list of required, recommended, and suggested items to bring with you on your trip.
- Relaxed attitude and a quest for adventure
- Current/valid passport
- Current/valid driver’s license
- Printed copy of travel insurance
- Water—3 days supply
- Gas can is advisable
- Tool kit. You know your rig better than anyone else. Pack your tool kit accordingly.
- Spare parts. Radiator hoses, spare plugs, wires, basic stuff you most likely carry when you run trails.
- Backpacking sleeping bag
- Pillow and bottom sheet
- Quick-dry towel
- Clothing – Wear layers. It’s usually cool in the mornings and can get very warm towards the afternoon.
- Flip-flops, swim trunks, and good shoes/boots
- Personal care items and toiletries (including biodegradable sunscreen and soaps, DEET insect repellent)
- Personal first aid kit
- Drone/Camera Equipment
Additional Personal Items:
- Any food and beverage items that you would want to supplement our meal offerings (i.e. bars, soft drinks, alcohol, etc.)
We rally at 9:00a in front of the United States Postal Service in Tecate. (441 Tecate Rd, Tecate, CA 91980) We will travel across the border around 10:00a and make a quick stop for tacos at one of our favorite spots in town before heading out. About 2 hours of highway driving East down the picturesque Rumorosa Grade towards Mexicali and south towards San Felipe, we will arrive at the Baja Oasis where we will be greeted with with happy hour drinks and dinner prepared by our host. We will enjoy an evening relaxing on the river, maybe even hit the local cantina.
We’ll arise to hot breakfast before driver meeting and hitting the trail away from the river oasis and heading west to the hot springs oasis. Our day will be mostly spent on dirt, some high-speed open wash and some technical rocks on the way into the oasis (bypasses are available). We’ll set camp and soak in the hot springs talking about the trails from earlier in the day.
After packing up camp, we head out of the oasis and north to the highway via the dry lake bed and more trail. We’ll make our way up the Rumorosa Grade, stopping for gas and pictures then cross back to the United States via Tecate or Otay Mesa, depending on time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need auto insurance?
Yes, you’re not in good hands with your insurance company once you cross the border.We recommend RIDE BAJA INSURANCE they have handled insurance for the Baja racers for the past 20 years. You can purchase a policy for just the days you are in Mexico for about $15.00 a day. You can buy online or the morning of the trip.
How much cash should I bring?
This trip includes 2 meals and accommodations, it does not account for additional food, beverages, fuel or souvenirs. You know your vehicle’s fuel economy. On the this tour, we travel approximately 400 miles in country. Actual mileage may vary. Figure $120.00 per day for fuel and trinkets in the local stores. It is always advisable to have a few hundred in cash stashed away separately just for emergencies.
How much highway driving will there be?
There will be a couple hundred miles of on-road travel to and from the oasis, this includes toll roads. We will travel in a group during the daylight hours only. We have a lead vehicle and a chase vehicle both in radio communication.
How many vehicles are on on this trip?
Typically we run our trips with 10 vehicles, however, due to the nature of this trip and accommodations, we are expanding to 20 vehicles.