Fox Canyon Hike and Waterfall Swim
Los Cabos, Mexico
- Art D’ Eco and eu-naturale: Your expert naturalist guide is a true Pro, chock full of fascinating details and “so-tales” to share on your hike. Quirky slices of local history and geology, for example. Fossil discoveries. And Jeopardy-worthy trivia about the plants, birds, and animals you’ll pass along the way.
- Take a leap: Or slide, or rope-swing, or simply bob and float…your choice, as you cool down from the hike in refreshing pools nestled at the base of a stunning 50-foot waterfall. Cameras at the ready, click-click!
- Menu, por favor: Before heading back to Cabo, we’ll make a pueblo stop for lunch at a home-style Mexican restaurant. Tex-Mex? Bah! This place is the real deal, serving up authentic and delicious dishes Baja-style.
About This Los Cabos Tour
Baja California Sur is a mystical place. Romantic. Exotic. Earthy. The very essence of recherché, from its ghostly Coromuel Winds in La Paz and otherworldly rock paintings in Sierra de San Francisco to the ethereal Blue Whales that return each year to the Sea of Cortez. Los Cabos flashes with allure, it’s true. But those who fail to plumb the rich, hidden corners of Baja miss some of the finest, rarest gems in its treasure chest. Like Cañon de la Zorra, or “Fox Canyon.”
Curious? Of course you are, you bold adventurer, so here’s how it all goes down! From your hotel you’ll be driven in a spacious, air-conditioned vehicle to Sol de Mayo, a small pueblo 60 minutes north, where your hiking path begins. One of our expert naturalist guides will lead you past vistas of dense and seasonally colorful vegetation – including the Cardon Cactus, towering icon of the Baja desert – with fascinating historical and topical details to share. Rancheros, medicinal plants, fauna, fossils, rock formations, and hidden pools are all Fox Canyon standouts.
Upon reaching a river, you’ll follow its banks to gleaming granite canyon walls that are, essentially, the foyer to a spectacular oasis that will take your breath away. Refreshingly cold water tumbles from a 50-foot waterfall into serene pools nestled at its base. Time and gushing waters have carved natural slides into some of the surrounding boulders, and there’s a rope swing, too, calling your name! Swim and enjoy the bracing pick-me-up, then dry off on boulders warmed by the sun. Bring a camera, because you’ll want to capture the zen beauty of this special place.
By this time you’ll have worked up a healthy appetite, so it’s on to the town of Santiago for a meal that reflects the great culinary traditions of Mexico. Say adios to the Tex-Mex dives and wanna-be Mexican restaurants you’re probably used to. This is the real deal. Authentic cuisine that you just won’t find back home. Not only is it a meal that will send your taste buds soaring, but also caps a day that will forever make you thankful for the hidden gems of Baja.
William Walker, born in 1824, was a man of many hats. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee at the age of 14, then attained his medical degree in Europe. Didn’t practice medicine for long, though, before moving to New Orleans to study law. Didn’t practice law for long before becoming co-founder and Editor of the New Orleans Crescent newspaper. Didn’t edit for long before moving to San Francisco to become a Journalist. Wasn’t a reporter for long before waking up one day, as people do, and deciding that his true calling was the conquest and presidency of Baja, Mexico, on America’s behalf. Walker was a brilliant man, it can’t be denied; a trifle unhinged, perhaps, but brilliant. He and his recruits captured La Paz in 1853, declaring it the new Republic of Lower California and himself, of course, its president. Then again, some things are easier said than done. Once again in California, the ex-president found himself on trial for conducting an illegal war. In the spirit of Manifest Destiny, however, his jury voted for acquittal in eight minutes flat. Walker wasn’t free for long before stubbornly seeking to conquer Nicaragua. And Granada. And Honduras. He was nothing if not persistent. Eventually, he was handed over to Honduras where William Walker - ex-president several times over - was arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. He doffed the last of his hats, a wide-brimmed adventurer’s felt, to a Honduran firing squad.
Please meet in the lobby or reception area of your Los Cabos hotel. Our representative will be holding a sign with your name or the tour's name on it. You must confirm the name of your hotel at checkout, so we know where to pick you up.
Lunch and refreshments will be served at a local restaurant.
This is a high-activity tour involving 3 miles of walking over uneven and rocky terrain. It is not a suitable tour if you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility.
Adventure, Scenic, Wilderness/Wildlife
Air-Conditioned Van or Bus
Mexican Fish Lunch
Beverages - Bottle of Water
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Travelers must be 12 years of age or older to participate in this tour.
Special Medical Restriction
This tour is only recommended if you are fit and are not pregnant.
Non-refundable if canceled within 24 hours of requested services.
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