Cultural & Ecology, Nature & History Of The Hidden Towns Of Southern Baja! - Cabo San Lucas

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up our travellers at their hotel lobby and pick up time varies from Cabo's hotel zones as follow:
    San Jose del Cabo: 8:15 AM.
    Tourist Corridor: 8:30 more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Ecology, nature and history is what you'll get to experience on this tour. Visit four important villages close to Los Cabos and get to know the customs and way of living of the people there. Visit Miraflores Village where you will find saddlers, ecological rustic furniture makers. See Santiago which is a picturesque town situated around an oasis fresh water lagoon. Then, see Los Barriles, which is a fishing village and end in Buena Vista. A delicious lunch is included.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Small-group tour by minibus

Know More about this tour

After hotel pickup, you'll start driving on Highway No. 1 making the first stop at Miraflores Village. This town is also known as Rancho Viejo and it is a very peaceful community where you can find saddlers and ecological rustic furniture makers, which you'll get to visit during the tour. You will also see the House of Culture where you'll learn about the various clothing people used over time at the town.
Continue the tour to Santiago. This is a picturesque town situated around an Oasis or fresh lagoon water. Here, you'll visit the regional zoo, which is the only one in Baja South. See some animal species and then head to the Mission in this town which is a very important one. This village was also visited by famous people like John Wayne and others.
Following with the tour, you'll go to Los Barriles. This is a fishing village that is slowly becoming popular with tourists. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and finally head to Buena Vista where you will visit a hotel and discover the thermal, natural hot springs flowing under the hotel and into the beach.
You will head back to Los Cabos after this visit.




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Hotel pickup and drop-off



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Rancho Tours certified by the Secretary of Health Baja California

Traveler Reviews

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  • 05-Jan-2023

    This day trip was perfect to get to see local villages and meet the people who live and work there. Time to shop and explore on your own. Our tour guide was great. We got to sample tequila from a local vendor, had a great lunch, visited a local furniture maker and so much more. Very glad we did this. It took all day, but was a lot of fun.

  • 09-Aug-2022

    The operator canceled on us. They offered us other tours on other dates but we were booked with other VIATOR tours. We'll request a refund. Not nice to cancel on us on short notice.

  • 24-Jul-2022

    Fue un recorrido sumamente muy interesantes, y el guía muy informado, compartiendo mucha información muy interesante. Disfrute mucho del recorrido, gracias

  • 19-Jun-2022

    Seeing history and life for locals versus tourist and resorts was nice. Our guide, Vincente, was able to answer questions and point out facts and sites that added additional color to each town.

  • 13-Apr-2022

    We had a tour with Vincent, who was very attentive, accommodating and knowledgeable about the tour as well as history of the country. We had our children with us, 17 and 11 years old - it was a great opportunity to see lives in other countries, for them. Lunch was in a family restaurant and food was very fresh and very tasty. Thank you for this opportunity.

  • 15-Mar-2022

    Tour was not was expected. Furniture store was closed, zoo closed in 2014. Still on itinerary. Restaurant was not on waters edge as advertised Tour guide very knowledgeable. No time for shopping in Buena Vista or Los Barilles

  • 16-Sep-2021

    Mario, out tour guide, was so friendly and knowledgeable! He shared a lot of interesting history and facts about everything from culture, to plants and animals. You name it, he knew it! He cared that we got to see the things that were important to us and my husband and I had a fantastic time! Would highly recommend this tour.

  • 14-May-2021

    Mario was very informative and knowledgable. A good variety of experiences not found in most tours. Stopped at good out of the way the businesses including at lunch time! Let us stop places and stay as long as we wanted. Doubled back to return to an earlier stop. Very friendly guide.

  • 06-May-2021

    Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable and went out of his way to give us a good tour. The downside was the church was not open due to covid and the furniture builder was absent and was not building and the guide actually told us about the business. At the tannery, the tanner was there but again not much actually to see as they were not tanning any leather at the time. We were able to purchase some leather goods. Overall, we did get to see some real Mexico and some little communities and how people truly live there rather than just the tourist zones which was what we wanted from the tour. We enjoyed the tour and the day.

  • 27-Feb-2021

    Vicente was right on time and I was very comfortable with him at the wheel from the start. Our first stop was at a workshop which made tables and benches from local wood sources; then to the leather shop where Jesus took one of his custom belts and dyed it black, then finished it with something that kept any color from transferring for me in about 5 minutes. Another stop was at the Tropic of Cancer which had some gift shops with very reasonable prices on goods made by local craftsmen. No pressure at all, in fact I had to go find the clerk when I wanted to buy something. The rest of the tour was interesting, It was disappointing to me that we didn't have lunch 'by the waters edge' as the website says (hence 4 instead of 5 stars), but instead we ate inside a little kinda dark place. The people there, like pretty much everywhere else you go in Mexico, couldn't have been more accommodating and the lunch was very good, just not what I envisioned. Vicente was great in sharing the history of the local area and all of BCS. He was very pleasant and knowledgeable, all in all a great day.

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