10 Tours To Make the Most Out of Your Cabo Vacation - Updated 2022

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Situated on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California, Los Cabos is a paradoxical landscape where the desert meets the sea. Your Los Cabos vacation can be simultaneously exciting and relaxing if you make the most of what the region has to offer. Check out these ten tours to spice up your next Los Cabos vacation!

1. Set sail on a yacht in Chileno Bay (from USD 129.0)

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Hop aboard a luxury yacht for this half day snorkel and lunch cruise from Los Cabos. On this relaxing, yet exciting adventure, your guides will meet you at your hotel and transport you to your luxurious yacht at the Los Cabos Marina. You will sail in the majestic Chileno Bay (or the Santa Maria Bay, depending on weather conditions) and take a 19-kilometer (12-mile) trip down Cabo’s rugged coastline to a soft, golden sandy beach.

As you sail, you can snack on appetizers and sip drinks from the open bar. Once you dock at the beach, you can choose from a variety of water-based activities, such as snorkeling and paddle boarding, or simply choose to relax on the beach. At the beach, you will enjoy a gourmet lunch of local delicacies and cocktails while enjoying the beauty of this marine sanctuary. After lunch, you will board your yacht again and set sail for the marina for a final ride along this beautiful coastlines. This is a must-do tour for this looking to combine relaxation with a bit of adventure!

Los Cabos Luxury Sailing, Snorkel and Lunch Cruise

Duration: 4 hours

673 reviews

2. Explore the beaches of the Sea of Cortez in an ATV (from 110 USD)

One of the most action-packed ways to explore Cabo’s pristine beaches is on an ATV adventure. Join a local guide on this 3-hour beach excursion and explore the rough terrain and secluded beaches in style. This tour begins with a pick-up from your Cabo San Lucas hotel and a ride out to the beaches.

After a safety briefing and a quick lesson on the finer points of ATV use, you’ll start cruising down Cabo on your new toy. Your guide will show you how to zip through the rugged terrain and the open desert as you cruise alongside the Sea of Cortez, exploring hidden trails and encountering unique wildlife along the way. At the end of this exhilarating tour, you’ll be transported back to your hotel, where you can regale other guests with tales of your most recent adventure!

Explore the beaches of the Sea of Cortez in an ATV

Price: from 110 USD

Duration: approximately 3 hours


3. Snorkel in a coral reef in Santa Maria Bay (from USD 69.0)

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Explore the depths of Santa Maria Bay and swim through a coral reef on this half-day snorkeling trip. During this family-friendly snorkeling trip, your guide will meet you at the Cabo San Lucas marina where you’ll board a catamaran and set sail for the open water. You will sail past some of Cabo’s most famous seaside features, including Pelican’s Rock, Lover’s Beach, Neptune’s finger, and the sea lions colony. Once you reach Santa Maria Bay, your captain and crew will give you a safety briefing and snorkeling tips before you jump into the water.

Once into the water, you’ll experience the color and activity of tropical ocean life as you dive deep into the depths of Santa Maria Bay. Once you’re done snorkeling, you’ll enjoy a light lunch during the sail back to the Marina. This trip is perfect for individuals and families alike!

Cabo San Lucas to Santa Maria Bay Snorkeling Catamaran Cruise

Duration: 3 hours

62 reviews

4. Paddle the majestic shoreline around El Arco (from USD 80.0)

El Arco (The Arch) is one of Cabo’s most beautiful rock formations. During this three-hour kayaking and snorkeling tour, you’ll have a chance to discover the beauty of Los Cabos from the comfort of glass-bottom kayaks. This trip begins at your Los Cabos hotel, where a driver will meet you and drive you to the Marina. You’ll begin your kayaking adventure at Medano Beach. As you enjoy the soft sands of the beach, your guide will give you an informative safety talk and a lesson on paddling technique.

Once you put on your lifejacket, you’ll hit the water in your glass-bottom kayak. As you paddle through Land’s End, home to some of Cabo’s most famous landmarks, you’ll admire the local wildlife around you and peer into the clear ocean below your kayak. Once at El Arco, your guide will explain the geologic processes that created this unique rock feature. You will then paddle to Pelican’s Rock, where you will take a break from the kayaks and don your snorkeling gear before heading back into the bay. After admiring the local sea critters, you will return to your kayak, enjoy a light snack, and paddle back to the beach, where you will be picked up and transported back to your hotel.

Los Cabos Arch and Playa del Amor Tour by Glass-Bottom Kayak

Duration: 3 hours

359 reviews

5. Get the biggest catch on a sport fishing adventure in the Sea of Cortez (from 500 USD)

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Cabo San Lucas is a world-class sports fishing destination. The waters of the Sea of Cortez are nutrient rich, allowing an intricate food chain, and a huge variety of species, to thrive. Join a chartered fishing experience for you chance to catch marlin, sailfish, swordfish, dorado, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, and more!

This tour begins in the Cabo San Lucas Marina, where you’ll meet your captain and board your fishing vessel. You can choose to do either a full or half day tour, so this trip is perfectly suited to fit your needs. Once on your boat, you’ll head out to sea, where your captain will teach you tips and tricks for snagging the biggest catch! This is the perfect tour for the fishing enthusiast in your group!

Sport fishing in the Sea of Cortez

Price: from 500 USD

Duration: varies from which tour you chose, check the tour website for more information.


6. Evening Flavors of San Jose (from USD 65.0)

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The traditional cuisine of Baja California is rich and flavorful. Sample the intricately crafted dishes of local restaurants and cafes during this three hour evening walking tour. Your guide will escort you on foot to some of San Jose del Cabo’s best eateries, where you’ll experience a wide variety of cuisine.

During this tour, you’ll be treated to different foods at each eatery, stall, and carts, and travel at a relaxed pace, giving you the opportunity to enjoy food, drinks, and good company. This tour is a great way to get acquainted with the food culture in Los Cabos and is a perfect for the foodie on your trip!

Evening Flavors of San Jose, Culture and Food Tasting Tour

Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

37 reviews

7. Surf the waves (from USD 95.0)

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Baja California’s shimmering blue oceans are the perfect place to learn to surf. On this tour, you’ll receive personalized instruction from a group of professional surfers who will teach you the basics (or refine your advanced technique) while showing you the best local surfing spots. During the summer, this trip heads to Costa Azul for a three-hour workshop and in the fall and winter, you’ll spend the whole day surfing at the famous Cerritos Beach.

This tour begins with a hotel pickup and transportation to the day’s surfing location. When you arrive at the beach, you’ll put on your wetsuit, practice surfing techniques, and receive instruction on the rules of surfing etiquette. Once into the water, you’ll have the support of an instructor, who will help tailor the lesson and the surfing to your skill level. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to surf some world-class waves!

Los Cabos, Costa Azul 3-Hour Surf Lesson with Hotel Transfers

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

39 reviews

8. Hike the canyons of Sierra La Laguna (from 124.99 USD)

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Escape the bustle of life in downtown Cabo for a day trip to Sierra La Laguna. On this six hour tour, you’ll hike through steep canyon walls on historic footpaths and past wonderful waterfalls. This tour begins with a pickup from your Los Cabos hotel and a drive through the stunning Baja California landscape.

Once you arrive at the town of Santiago, you’ll head to the La Zorra Canyon and encounter waterfalls and shimmering natural pools as your guide teaches you about the natural history and culture of the region. After your hike, you’ll visit a local ranch and learn about the amazing fossils in the area before enjoying a filling and satisfying lunch. Once you finish eating, your ride will bring you back to your hotel in Los Cabos, making this a perfect outing for an exciting day for the whole family.

Hike the canyons of Sierra La Laguna

Price: from 124.99 USD

Duration: approximately 6 hours


9. See Los Cabos in a sightseeing day tour (from USD 95.0)

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During this six hour tour, you will discover the most important cultural and historical landmarks and locations in Cabo San Lucas alongside an expert guide. This tour begins at your Los Cabos hotel, where your guide will transport you to the Marina. Once at the Marina, you’ll climb aboard your glass-bottom boat and sail alongside the Baja Peninsula. Along the way, you’ll see the iconic El Arco (The Arch), the famous Lover’s Beach, and the Lands End cliffs. After a lovely morning of sailing, you’ll return to Los Cabos for a tequila tasting event, where you’ll sample the best of Mexico’s national drink.

Then, you’ll enjoy some relaxed free time in Los Cabo’s downtown district, where you can enjoy local boutiques and shops. You’ll have the opportunity to stop at a glass-blowing factory and watch as local craftsmen transform and shape glassware before continuing down along the coast to the town of San Jose del Cabo. In San Jose, you’ll admire the 18th-century architecture, plazas, and churches before heading to lunch at a wonderful local restaurant. At the end of your adventure, you’ll be transported back to your hotel. This tour is perfect for those short on time, or for anyone looking to make the most of their Los Cabos experience.

Los Cabos in One Day: Sightseeing Tour, Arch Boat Ride, Tequila Tasting, and Lunch

10. Cruise Rancho San Cristobal on a mountain bike (from USD 89.0)

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A great way to experience Cabo’s rugged desert landscape is by mountain bike! Join an experienced guide on a three and a half hour mountain bike adventure through rolling cactus-lined trails and alongside magnificent coastlines. This tour takes you to the Ranch San Cristobal, just twenty minutes north of Cabo’s bustling downtown. Once you meet your guide, you’ll get an overview of your route and get a safety briefing.

Once you strap on your helmet, you’ll follow your guide through a vast desert landscape. As you ride, your guide will give you information on the local wildlife and history. After your ride, you will have a chance to lie down on the soft beach sands for a rest before heading to a local home to enjoy a traditional flavor-filled Mexican meal and some quality tequila. This tour is perfect for those looking for an active outing and for those looking to experience a more remote part of Los Cabos. This mountain bike adventure is perfect for beginners and advanced riders alike!

Los Cabos Mountain Bike Adventure and Eco-Farm

Duration: 4 hours

117 reviews

Enjoy the beauty of Los Cabos on these tours!

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Los Cabos’ diverse landscape deserves to be explored. Hit the water or take to the trails on your next Los Cabos vacation and take advantage of everything this amazing region has to offer.

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