Ensenada Coastal Tour From San Diego

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Five Star Tours & Charter Bus Company, 1050 Kettner Blvd Suite D, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Spice up your California vacation with a trip to Mexico! On this day trip from San Diego, travel along stunning coastal cliffs to Ensenada for a guided sightseeing tour and free time to explore this beautiful, vibrant seaport city at your own pace. Admire the blue Pacific waters and rolling hills on the comfortable drive south to the third-largest city on the Baja peninsula. Then, visit notable sights such as Civic Plaza with your informative guide, have lunch at a traditional Mexican restaurant, wine taste at a local winery, and enjoy time at your leisure to shop and walk along the waterfront.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Youll be picked up from your San Diego hotel in the morning for a drive south by comfortable, air-conditioned coach across the California-Mexico border. Traveling along the stunning Pacific coast, your 86-mile (129-km) drive is filled with postcard-worthy vistas of sapphire-blue ocean waters, rolling hills and rugged cliffs.

Arrive in Ensenada, the third-largest city in Baja California located in the Baha de Todos Santos, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. This important commercial and fishing port city offers a slew of sights and recreational activities, as well as great nightlife and even wine tasting. Start your visit with a narrated tour of the citys must-see sights including Civic Plaza, with its sculptures of Mexican heroes and huge Mexican flag. You'll also visit Riviera del Pacifico, which was a resort and casino in the roaring 20s, as well as Bodegas de Santo Tomas, a local Mexican winery where you'll take a guided winery tour and taste some wines.

Stop for lunch around 1pm at an authentic Mexican restaurant. Once youve fueled up, enjoy free time to continue exploring Ensenada on your own. Revisit sights seen on your guided tour, or venture to new places for an authentic taste of this bustling Mexican city. Stroll along the waterfront boardwalk, pop into boutique shops, admire unique architecture, and visit a tasting room to sample some great local wine Ensenada is known for producing some of the best wine in Mexico!

After spending about 5 hours in Ensenada, hop back on the coach in the late afternoon for your return drive up the Pacific coast to San Diego. Savor the last views of Mexico as you cross the border and arrive back at your hotel around 7pm.
Important Information
  • US and Canadian citizens: You must bring a passport for re-entry into the United States.
  • Non-US citizens: You must bring your passport, and you may be required to show a I-94, Multiple Entry Visa or Resident Alien Card for re-entry to the United States. You must confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler.


Round-trip transport by air-conditioned coach

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional guide




Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Important Information:

US and Canadian citizens: You must bring a passport for re-entry into the United States

Non-US citizens: You must bring your passport, and you may be required to show a I-94, Multiple Entry Visa or Resident Alien Card for re-entry to the United States. You must confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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  • 27-Feb-2020

    The drive south along the Baja Coast was lovely and Juan, the guide was upbeat and well prepared, ready to stop when we expressed an interest or a bathroom break. However, our group of 4 was unexpectedly combined with another group of 2 since neither group had the required 5'participants. This meant that we did not get the trip we had expected nor were we informed in advance so we could revise our plans. We would have appreciated a call the day before to advise us of this. We did not have as much time in Ensenada as we would have liked but the lobster lunch was delicious.

  • 23-Jul-2018

    This was an excellent tour. We where a very small group of 5 only. The tour provider did not canceled the tour as many other would do, but took a small van a performed the tour with only 5 of us. This was like an privat tour. The driver and guide was amazing. Did know all the special places to make nice photos and took us to an nice fish restaurant in an nice lagoon with excellent view. Would recommend any time.

  • 04-Nov-2017

    First off, local tour provider 5 star cancelled this tour and offered another - a much more tourist / tchotchke focused excursion that included Tijuana, something I would not have picked. Instead of what I assume would be an actual coach, we rode an airport shuttle bus fine though. Tour guide was nice, established a relationship with passengers closer to him, and offered local commentary. He wasn't as impressive as I've seen some other people review, but fine. Tijuana is nothing you need to see, and you certainly do not need 2 hours there. Meal was ok, but really catered to the tourist trade, as did the setting. Best part was probably a beach stop - where you could ride an ATV, or explore the hotels, et al, if you wanted to. Some difficulty getting the refund tour 2 priced less than tour I originally selected. All in all it was a little disappointing, especially as I have used Viatour in the past and had better experiences.

  • 08-Dec-2016

    This was a very enjoyable day. Juan the tour guide is very competent. The challenge was the small number of sign ups for 3 Baja trips. By combining the best of the 3 trips he prevented the cancellation of all 3 trips and ensured all 9 people had a great day. Highly recommend any trip led by Juan. I learnt many new and interesting facts about Mexico.

  • 02-Oct-2016

    Our tour to Ensenada was the highlight of our vacation. This was mainly due to our guide Juan. Not only was he knowledgeable of the areas that we toured but he also answered our questions and showed us unique areas along the way. The transportation was clean and comfortable and the food we had was really good. I would absolutely go again as long as Juan is my guide.

  • 28-Sep-2016

    Great trip, mostly thanks to our guide, Juan! He was just excellent!

  • 22-Sep-2016

    First, 2 people bailed because they van did not have seat belts in the back. They said it was not required by law. Second, it was raining and they said it was raining too hard in Ensenada to go there, so we never got even half way. Third, the tour van broke down and the guide had to thumb down a taxi already with people to get us to Puerto Nuevo for lunch, then we went back to the U.S.

  • 30-Aug-2016

    We had a wonderful trip all together, and I would highly recommended to anyone..
    Our lunch setting was spectacular and top notch service.
    But what really made this trip great was our tour guide, Juan was very thorough in
    explaining history of places and stops throughout the trip.
    Happy that we made this trip part of our San Diego Vacation.
    Gabriel and Sol

  • 02-Aug-2016

    Expected larger bus with bathroom. Driver very good. Juan the tour guide was very friendly and very informative. Got us thru customs very expedient.

  • 02-Jun-2016

    Tour never went ahead and we were completely mucked around by this company. I would not recommend.

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