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Baja road trip.....

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Baja road trip.....


We are planning a road trip down the Baha peninsula. We will be flying into L A , to meet up , one from Europe one from N Z.

Picking up a car in Mexico seems best option ,possibly Tiuana , after travelling there maybe by train ( open to suggestions)

We have ten days available for the trip.

Leaving car in Cabos and flying back to LA. is current plan as driving both ways seems a bit too much.

Looking for advice on overall feasibility , is it ok to drive in M full stop? and of course practicalities of getting to car hire on Tiuana and the trip down.

Thanks in anticipation.

Lodi, California
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1. Re: Baja road trip.....

You might want to take a look at the Baja Nomad................I have only peeked at that site about once, but they would have some great info/advice I think!

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2. Re: Baja road trip.....

Bajanomad is a good site for options for hotels and camping. 10 days gives a lot of time for both. The straight drive is 2 full days. I am not sure of renting a car, as in Mexcio the rental places are franchises and may not allow drop off's that far away.

We just had friends from NZ (Christchurch) spend 3 weeks with us. Before visiting us, they drove from San Fran to LA and had some "excitement" driving on the "wrong" side of the road. I will say that the road down the Baja has many place with no margin for error, so please be careful since you will not be used to driving on the right "correct" side. The road if very narrow with no shoulder and large drop offs. We went on a short road trip with them and they were surprised as to the quality of road versus NZ. Be Careful.

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