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
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 USD - bring 10$ in case you want to buy local farmers products.
I am not the driver but I'll arrange private transportation depending on the group size.
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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.