About an hour from La Paz, heading west into the mountains, are the neighboring mining towns of El Triunfo and San Antonio. These towns were established in the 1750’s due to the establishment of mines and they became the first secular communities of the Baja peninsula. Copper, silver and gold were the target metals and as the mines grew, so did the population. At one point El Triunfo was Baja’s largest city, with around 10,000 people. Today some 300 people live in the town which is surrounded by the remains of the mining buildings and infrastructure.
This day tour makes the perfect extension to any of our LaPaz kayaking itineraries; specifically our Isla Espiritu Santo or San Jose tours. We invite you to join us to discover another dimension of amazing Baja!
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*Below is a general outline of our Mining History and Village Life of Baja Day Tour itinerary. Please note that this is our ideal schedule; however it may be adjusted due to weather or other items outside our control. Your adventure consultants and guides will brief you with any updates prior to your departure.
8:30am Meet in the Hotel Lobby
Meet at our designated hotel lobby to meet your Sea Kayak Adventures guides. *Please have breakfast on your own before meeting the group as it is not included in your itinerary.
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Explore El Triunfo and San Antonio
Our tour departs La Paz by 9:00 am and drives southwest to the mountains. We stop in El Triunfo to visit the Museo Ruta de Plata with excellent exhibits about the mining history of the area. We explore on foot to see the massive smelter chimneys and other ruins of the mine that closed in 1926.
From here we head to San Antonio, just a few miles away. A local community tourism project is developing, and we support this by our visit. As well, we enjoy lunch in the home of a local family, with a chance to learn how to make tortillas. After lunch we walk on one of the new trails that the tourism development project has created. This is an immersive look into life in the mountains of Baja while also continuing to learn about the mining legacy of the area. We return to La Paz by late afternoon.
What to Bring:
Note: Please dress appropriately for the days weather and for being outside in the elements during your tour. Weather in Baja can vary and change quickly, so dressing in layers is always a good practice.
- Sun protective clothing and hat
- Good quality hiking or walking shoes
- Small day pack or hip pack with any personal items
- Light jacket or sweater
Dates & Rates
Please note: $145 per person price is for groups of 4+. For groups of 2-3 a $50 per person surcharge applies.
- Full service of our Adventure Consultants
- Professional, bilingual Sea Kayak Adventures guides
- Transportation during the tour
- Helmet and headlamp (when needed)
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