At the northern region of Loreto and Baja California Sur, is located the Sierra de San Francisco, where you will find one of the most interesting places of cave paintings in all of Mexico, dated more than three thousand years old. Join us in this time travel activity with our expert guides to discover this remarkable cultural legacy. Along the way you will be able toenjoy beautiful landscapes from the imposing mountain range of La Giganta. Upon arrival at the meeting point we will leave the van to start a 40 minute hike into the heart of the mountains to discover the great cultural cave painting legacy of the magical place called “Canipole”. As well the guide will share the secrets of the wildlife of the place in this tour.


•Transportation A/A van

Beef Burritos Baja style & light snacks

•Experience driver / guide

•Bottled water & refreshments

We suggest bringing to this excursion :

•Comfortable clothes, walking shoes

•Sunglasses, hat or cap & camera - smart phone.


•$ for souvenirs (ATMS not available in town)


•$ Gratuities are extra - are not included on this package

•Note: necessary to bring $ cash for extra expenses

Canipole Cave painting tour photo galery


Tuesday & Thursdays

Duration: 6 hours

Departure places & hours

Loreto town areas:

8:30 am

Lobby del Villa del Palmar

departure: 8:00 am



Adult passengers

-Children half price-

FAQ´s ABOUT canipole cave paintings

  • What´s Canipole cave paintings tour Tour ?

**ANSWER.-It is an anthropological cultural tour located north of Loreto before reaching Bahía Concepción called Canipole. The views are incredible and you have to access first by transport and then walk approximately 40 minutes to get to appreciate the mythical place of Canipole.

  • How long does it last the Canipole cave paintings Tour?

**ANSWER.-Normally it takes (6) hours since it will take us 45 minutes from Loreto to get to the begining of the hiking towards the cave painting site. Following by this we make a 35 to 40 minutes moderate flat riverbed hiking trails. Aslo continuous stops are made along the way to appreciate casual wild life encounters and to appretiate the spectacular scenery.

  • What type of transport do you offer for this tour?

**ANSWER.-We offer an air-conditioned vehicle, usually a 12-seater van. We also offer more tailor made tours, private groups, etc.

  • Does the cave painting site has a toilet or WC ?

**ANSWER.- Unfortunately not, but we proceed to be in natures best interest to use open air areas besides we enforce "leaving no traces" by doing the baños in the woods without afecting the area.

  • Do the vehicule we are transport for the tour has passenger insurance ?

**ANSWER.-Yes, this is part of the local and Mexican regulations for turism.

It is include on your booking.

  • Do you customize your tours?

**ANSWER.-Yes, it all depends on the number and size of the group as well as the food and beverages requirements. We may adapt to your needs and provide you with a free quote under no obligation.

  • Do I need to pay the entrance fee to do the visit of the paintings ?

**ANSWER.-No, we take care of that and it is include on your price.

  • Do you provide food & beverages in this tour ?

**ANSWER.- Yes, but may depend on the package you have purchased, for example, the "Full Package" includes food, drinks. Our light lunch it´s a typical Baja style beef machaca burritos and fruit or energy cookie bars. We also have available a vegetarian and / or vegan menu upon request.

  • Are the driver or guide bilingual ?

**ANSWER.- Although in Loreto we love to work with tourism and we have a little lack of English language skills, on our tours we try to provide you with crew that have for this tour at least enough english language skills to offer you the best possible experience. Around 70 - 80 % spoken.

  • How much is it customary to tip the crew or guide?

**ANSWER.-We greatly appreciate your willingness to compensate those who provide the tours. What is customary would generally be 10 to 15% of the cost of the activity or excursion either per person or for the total amount. Please note that although knowing gratuities are not included in the service with the purchase of the tour or excursion, the tip is an extra generosity - it is not mandatory.

  • What do you suggest to bring to the excursion to be more comfortable?


Comfortable clothes, walking shoes

•Sunglasses, hat or cap & camera - smart phone.


Note: We strongly recoemend to have tennis or hiking outdoor footwear to enjoy better your hike.

  • Do you have other types of rentals or services on this tour that we can rent?

**ANSWER.- Yes we may provide the following rentals :

> Sports camera

> Photography and video or purchase edited video if available in the tour or asked upon request.

**These are extra charged and subject to availability.

Learn more about the options we offer click on the following link >>

  • Are there places for shopping or restaurants on this tour ?

**ANSWER.-Not in the Cave painting we practically in the middle of the woods, there is only astonishing nature surroundings and pristine places of the best.

If you like to stop on the way back to Concepcion bay beach areas you must ask the driver to

uprate this tour ( extra charge) to take you there. This locations are just about another 30 minutes drive

of to reach out this beautiful beach areas. PLEASE ASK YOUR TOUR CONCIERGE OR DRIVER BEFORE HAND.


Explore a magical nature encounter

A walk to the past of California