Is the tour safe?
Yes! Your safety is our number one priority. Just like any other destinations when traveling, awareness of your surroundings is important. From start to finish, we provide safe and reliable transportation,experienced tour guides, and coordinated visits with our destinations. If you have any questions regarding safety, please feel free to contact us.
What documents do I need to enter into Mexico by land?
All U.S. Citizens will need a valid passport or passport card. Beginning September 1, 2015, the Immigration Service of Mexico requires a valid passport of your home nation for pedestrians entering Mexico at San Ysidro. For more information, please see the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s website/
U.S. Citizens - Documents needed to enter the United States and/or to travel internationally
Entering the U.S. - Documents required for Foreign Nationals (International Travelers)
Will we have our own transportation?
Yes, all day, safe and secure, private transportation. All of our drivers are experienced traveling the Baja and the surrounding areas, holding correct licenses and insurance.
How do I get to the border?
There are many options in order to get to the border.
Can I use my cell phone?
Whether or not you can use your cell phone depends on your carrier. Please be sure to check with your carrier for connectivity and daily rates.
Is there WIFI available?
Most locations that we will patron have WIFI. You will be able to use your mobile devices to connect.
What’s the dress attire?
The attire is ‘valle chic’ (vAY-ai sheek). When tasting wine in the Valle, people tend to go with clothing that is “dressy casual”. Ultimately, choose something that you are comfortable with given the day’s weather forecast.
Will there be nonalcoholic beverages?
Water bottles will be available during transportation free of charge. Additional nonalcoholic beverages can be purchased at our destinations.
How will I pay once I’m in Mexico- dollars, pesos, or credit cards?
All the wineries we patron accept major credit cards. However, American Express may not be accepted at all locations. It is best to contact your credit card provider to make them aware of your travel plans and understand the potential fees associated with each transaction. In addition, all wineries accept U.S. Dollar. Small US bills are recommended. It will be tied to lessor exchange rate then current market rates, so if you plan of spending a lot of cash, exchanging pesos at the border is recommended.
How do I cross the border? Does it take long?
During entry and exit in and out of Mexico, the group will be accompanied by a Baja Society team member. SENTRI, Ready Lane and Global Entry Card holders will gain entry back into the U.S. the quickest. Estimated border wait times can be found here: https://bwt.cbp.gov/index.html deselecting “commercial vehicles” and passenger vehicles” icons and selecting “San Ysidro”. Typically, the time of night we are crossing, border wait times are minimal.
What if I want to make a change or cancellation to a reservation?
Purchased tours can be rescheduled and used at another time or refunded if Baja Society is notified within 72 hours of tour start time. Please be aware of posted start times as we cannot wait for guests that do not arrive on time. Allow time for parking, delays in public transportation, traffic, walking to meet-up destination, etc.
What can I bring back home to the US?
Adults 21 years and old can bring back up to 1 liter of alcohol. We recommend declaring everything you purchase when entering back into the U.S. Food restriction information can be found here:
What language(s) are the tours in?
English. However, each tour will have a bilingual speaking, English and Spanish, team member.
What if I get motion sickness easily?
During wine tastings, lunch and after transportation is complete, there will be an opportunity to express your appreciation for the excellent level of service you receive. It is common in Mexico to tip between 10-15%, 15% being excellent. Please remember to bring small bills.
Hydration is important. While we want everyone to have a great time and soak in all that Baja California has to offer, do remember to pace yourself. Be sure to eat properly and drink plenty of water. Our vehicle will be fully stocked with water.
WHERE WILL WE MEET?
What is known as “PedWest” border crossing is the new U.S./Mexico border entry in San Ysidro, California and it facilitates people crossing the border on foot. It is located directly across from the Las Americas Outlet Mall at 499 Virginia Ave, San Diego, CA 92173. One of our team members will meet the tour group at the border, on the U.S. side under the “To Mexico” sign and escort the entire group over the border.
WHERE WILL WE GET DROPPED OFF?
At the end of the tour, the group will be dropped back off at the PedWest border crossing on the Mexico side. Our team member will escort you to the U.S. Customs & Border Patrol line for entry back into the United States.