December - January

8 Days

Difficulty: medium - high

trip type: adventure, archaeology, desert, camping, historcal

activities: hiking, climbing, mule riding, discover, sight seening

Discover the wild west of Mexico

Ride on a mule down a desert canyon, accompanied by local "charros" (Mexican cowboys) and discover mysterious, ancient cave paintings. 


Palm tree Oasis San Ignacio
Steep ride on mules into the deep, beautiful canyon
Thousands of years old cave paintings
Camping in the desert canyon

campfire with real "Rancheros" (Mexican Cowboys)
visit of the wild west town Santa Rosalia

Price per person

Price in Group of 2 people

USD 3070

Price for every additional person

USD 1820

Single supplement

USD 290

Price includes taxes.

not included:

6% booking fee upon online booking

3,8% credit card fee


 open dates

(December - January)

 We can organize this trip anytime between December - January.  Please contact us. 

in Trip included

  • visit Loreto, Santa Rosalia, San Ignacio, Muelege

  • Ride on a mule into the desert canyon of San Francisco de la Sierra

  • visit of ancient cave paintings

  • Campinggear

  • packanimals and park fees

  • accommodation (4 nights in Camping tent, 4 nights at boutique hotel)

  • transport

  • multilingual naturalist guide

  • meals and non-alcoholic drinks on trips

  • does not include meals and beverages during stays in hotels

  • includes all services of Selkie Travels


Into the desert

Day 1


Pick up at Loreto airport. Transfer into boutique Hotel "Posada de las Flores" or similar. 

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Day 2

Drive to San Ignacio

Drive along the coast and visit of the 18th century mining town Santa Rosalia. Arrival in the oasis town of San Ignacio. Night at the Oasis Springs bungalows or similar. 


Day 4

Ride into the canyon

Drive into the San Francisco mountains. Arrival at the farm and packing of the mules. Ride down into the stunning canyon, with its spectacular views. Visit of the first cave paintings. 

Setting up camp at the camp site and night in the tent or under the stars. 


Day 4

The biggest caves

Today we ride down the colourful riverbed and  visit the biggest cave "la Pintada" which has a huge display of ancient art, with many different styles and painted objects. 


5. TAG

off the beaten track

The cave paintings we are searching today are more difficult to access and are therefore visited by very few tourists. This is one of the real off the beaten track travel spots! Night at the campsite. 


Day 7

Ride back

Today we return to the farm and then to the town of San Ignacio. Night at the refreshing oasis. 


Day 7

Return to Loreto

Return to Loreto. Transfer to airport or Night at boutique Hotel Posada de las Flores or similar. 




Transfer to Loreto airport. Departure


Itineraries can change depending on weather, logistics and animal behaviour

No animal encounters can be guaranteed

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Prices are subject to change