Salt & Wind Trips – Travel in Good Taste

Use code BAJAAMIGOS for $400 off!

September 9-12 // September 23-26 // November 11-14

BAJA CALIFORNIA

Baja-Lead-Image-Opaque.jpg

HEAD SOUTH OF THE BORDER

¡Vamos a Baja!

Join a Salt & Wind trip to Baja California! It's a food-focused trip where a small group of us will head on a 3-night, 4-day to northern Baja California. The weekend is a mix of rowdy urban and rustic rural as we head from quirky Tijuana down the coast into Mexico's wine region. Each itinerary includes expert-led food tours, art gallery visits, pop-up parties, seaside meals, market visits, wine tastings, boutique accommodations, a concierge, a group photographer, and morning yoga! Want some visuals? Check our Instagram and Salt & Wind coverage from prior trips.

SEE ITINERARY & FAQs FOR MORE

 
 

FROM TJ TO THE VALLE

But Why Baja?

 

 

A mix of gritty and creative, Baja California is one of our favorite places right now. If you haven’t seen Tijuana since a drunken night in college, you might be all, “huh?” but trust. There's an emerging wine region, tons of fresh seafood, farm-to-table cuisine, a mix of street food and fine dining, and a new generation of creatives making a mark in art to design. And we're not the only fans! It's been touted by VogueSunset, Eater, AFARand the New York Times. 

SEE ITINERARY & FAQs FOR MORE

 
 
Baja California by Joanne Pio
Baja California by Joanne Pio
Baja California by Joanne Pio
Baja California by Joanne Pio
Baja California by Joanne Pio
Pay In Pesos Mexico
One Bunk Hotel Tijuana Mexico

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW

Sample Itinerary

Here is a quick snapshot of our Baja California trips. Mind you this is a sample itinerary as no two trips are identical. Check out a more thorough itinerary here.

Day 1: Tijuana

Meet in San Diego

Midday Street Food Tour

Explore Tijuana

Art Gallery Visit

Cocktails & Dinner

Day 2: Coastal

Morning Yoga

Market Tour

Seaside Feast

Pool Time

Craft Beer & Dinner

Day 3: Wine Country

Wine Tastings

Country Lunch

Garden Tour

Pool Time

Prix Fixe Dinner

Day 4: Adios Baja

Morning Yoga

Rustic Breakfast

Boutique Shopping

Return To San Diego

 


Joanne Pio Valle De Guadalupe

A DIFFERENT WAY TO TRAVEL

The Salt & Wind Experience

We believe the best travel balances high and low experiences. As such, each of our trips have a mix of refinement and local culture; relaxation and exploration; street food and high-end food; meticulous planning and adventure; and a small group of fellow food and travel lovers. Here are a few more benefits:

 

JUST A FEW OF US

A max of 13 people (counting staff) means you'll never feel alone but never feel like you're actually on a group trip.


EXPERT-LED COOKING CLASS

Our founder — author, chef, and on-camera host — Aida Mollenkamp will share the secrets behind her favorite Baja-inspired recipes. 



ALUM FOR LIFE

Traveling with us means you get to network with fellow travelers and join our alumni network (for exclusive events and discounts)! 


REGIONAL GUIDES

When it comes to all things food, we're teaming up with Club Tengo Hambre because they're in-the-know with Baja's food scene! 



Comfortable (OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE)

See parts of the world that you might not have the intel (or cojones) to visit on your own, all the while staying in boutique accommodations.


VIP ACCESS

Hard-to-secure ressies, private tours, one-of-a-kind wine tastings, a group photog, and a concierge? Yup, you'll be rolling in style. 



Skip The hassle of Planning

We've done all the research, scheduled every pick up, and made all the decisions for you, so you won't have to Google, Siri, or GPS one moment.


A FEW SURPRISES

Oh, and, we’ve got a few tricks (and gifts) up our sleeve that will only be revealed once you actually, well, join us on the trip!


SEE ITINERARY & FAQs FOR MORE

 
Photo May 20, 11 16 58 AM.jpg
Baja California by Joanne Pio
 

All In The Details

Your Trip Includes...

Here's what's included in the trip fare:

  • A group photographer so you can enjoy the moment

  • Hands-on cooking class with Salt & Wind founder and food expert, Aida Mollenkamp (not available on all Baja trips)

  • Street food tour conducted by the regional food experts at Club Tengo Hambre

  • Market tours, art gallery visits, and pop-up parties with local creatives

  • Complimentary morning yoga classes

  • A group concierge to help with any extra events you may want to plan

  • 20 edited group photos daily 

  • Group transportation across the border to/from San Ysidro, California and to/from all events listed on the itinerary

  • Boutique hotel accommodations with complimentary wifi

  • Meals listed in the itinerary (including 1 alcoholic drink at each lunch and dinner)

  • Tips for all meals, hotels, drivers, and activity guides

  • Wifi hotspots at all times

  • A few gifts from some of our favorite food & travel brands

  • A couple surprises! (You didn’t think we’d tell you every last detail, did you?)

The following are not included in the trip fare:

  • Any incidental expenses 

  • Tips for photographer and trip hosts

  • Required travel insurance

  • Any extra excursions or events you plan with our concierge

  • Transportation from your home to/from San Diego, California 

  • Alcohol except for 1 alcoholic drink at both lunch and dinner