San Javier Mission Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
'You must be able to get in and out of a car'.

Maximum travelers: 8



Spanish (fluent), English (advanced)

Visit the second oldest and best preserved Mission in California

There in the Sierra de la Giganta lays the most beautiful and best preserved mission founded by the Jesuits in the colonization of California. Today I invite you to learn about its history and its secrets and discover the natural history of "La Giganta" mountains and life in South-californian ranches.


- 8 am: departure
-8:45 stop at the Sierra de La Giganta for a natural history interpretation
-9:30 stop at the ruins of the first mission
-10:30 arrival to the mission of San Javier, history and iconographic interpretation of the facades and the altarpiece
- 11:30 visit to the orchard of the mission
- 12:00 lunch at a local restaurant (included)
- 12:30 leisure time to walk in the town
- 01:pm return to the hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Mision de Loreto (church)

End location: customer Hotel

Duration: 5 hours


air conditioning van

What’s Included

Other: -Transportation
- certified guide
- bottled water and soft drinks
- breakfast or lunch at a local restaurant (let me know if you have any allergies or diet restrictions)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 USD - bring 10$ in case you want to buy local farmers products.

What’s Extra

Other: you may want to buy some local products from the local farmers like handcrafts, wine, olives, home made marmalade, etc


I am not the driver but I'll arrange private transportation depending on the group size.

A Recent Review of this tour

Rodolfo was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the area and the mission. His knowledge of Art History as it relates to this building was complete and well presented. He was personable and easy to be with. We feel as though we have a friend now in the Loreto area and will call on him again.
Patricia Homer

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