Los Cabos is a popular winter destination for American and Canadian tourists, who fly into the vacation destination by the millions every year.
But Los Cabos is also a popular cruise destination, especially at the end of the year, when an estimated 80 cruise ships will have arrived in Cabo San Lucas.
The combination of visitors from both cruise ships and flights landing at the airport means thousands of travelers will be visiting Los Cabos in the coming weeks.
This is why Los Cabos tourists need to book upcoming excursions as soon as possible.
Types Of Los Cabos Excursions
The opportunities for excursions in Los Cabos are endless and wide-ranging.
This is one of the perks of the diverse landscape that is made up of two huge bodies of water, the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, mountains, and desert.
So when you’re visiting Los Cabos you can enjoy excursions on land and sea, including boat tours, hiking, camel and horseback riding, snorkeling, and more.
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Excursions That Sell Out The Fastest
Boat tours are definitely the type of excursion that you can expect to sell out the fastest because Los Cabos is a water activity destination.
Particularly the sunset cruises, the snorkeling tours, and the sailing excursions are likely to sell out the fastest.
Additionally, the camel riding adventures and the ATV tours are very popular as well, and if you’re visiting during the winter, you can expect the whale watching tours to sell quickly too.
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Best Excursions For Cruise Ship Passengers
Typically, cruise ships will only anchor in Cabo San Lucas for a day or two, so it’s important to plan well if you want to be able to enjoy some of what Los Cabos has to offer.
One way to do this is to book excursions that offer cruise port pick up and drop off, and another is to book tours that board right near the cruise port.
Typically this will be boat tours, but there are some camel and ATV tours that offer transportation to and from the cruise terminal as well.
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Where To Book Excursions
There are two main options for booking excursions for your Los Cabos vacation.
The first is to book directly through the tour companies themselves, which you may find is cheaper if you happen to book during a sale or under a book direct deal.
The other way is to book through a trusted site like Viator, which lists a wide range of tours and excursions for sale and offers a Reserve Now, Pay Later option, as well as a 24-hour cancellation policy on most tours.
Price Range For Los Cabos’ Top Excursions
Excursions and tours vary widely in price, depending on the type of tour, how long the tour is, and what’s included in the price.
Typically you can expect to pay around $35 for a simple, quick tour to the Arch and back, around $80 to $120 for a snorkeling boat tour with open bar and snacks or a meal, anywhere from $60 to $140 for a sunset dinner cruise, and about $100 – $120 for whale watching tours.
Land tours fall in the range of around $85 to $150.
San Jose Del Cabo Vs. Cabo San Lucas – Which Is The Best Destination For Excursions
Each place in Los Cabos is better for different kinds of excursions.
Cabo San Lucas is where you’ll find the majority of boat tours, except for snorkeling tours, which will often take you to the Tourist Corridor area to Chileno or Santa Maria Bay.
Food tours and cooking experiences, on the other hand, are more likely to take place in San Jose del Cabo.
Safety Tips For Booking Los Cabos Excursions
The safest way to book your excursions is through a trusted website, either a tour distributor or a company site.
When you arrive in Los Cabos you may run into “vendors” on the streets selling tours, but these should be avoided.
Also, fake tour providers, which are unlicensed, are something to watch out for too, and can be avoided by booking through a legitimate tour provider.
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