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Baja California

Baja Mil '22

Overland Trail Guides is again partnering with Baja veterans Mangai Rollin for trip down to watch the Baja 1000 race. The tour is led by long-time Baja veteran and Mangai Rollin owner, Matthew Mangus who has been exploring and doing commercial video shoots in Baja for 10+ years.

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Baja Mil '22

Time & Location

Nov 11, 2022, 8:00 AM PST – Nov 22, 2022, 6:00 PM PST

Baja California, Tecate, Baja California

About the event

This is the perfect Baja introduction for those who are interested in exploring Baja but don't know where to start or who would prefer to travel with a small group.

Watch Mangai Rollin's Promotional Baja Video

Overland Trail Guides is again partnering with Baja veterans Mangai Rollin for a trip to watch the Baja 1000 race and to run some off-road trails. The tour is led by long-time Baja veteran and Mangai Rollin owner, Matthew Mangus who has been exploring and doing commercial video shoots in Baja for 10+ years.    

This adventure is perfect for those looking to experience authentic Baja beyond the crowded streets and bars of tourist enclaves like Ensenada and San Felipe.  The tour features remote and out of the way beaches, rugged off-road trails and copious amounts of Baja's famous tacos. 

The Baja Experience

OTG and Mangai Rollin strive to create an unforgettable experience.  These are intimate, small group adventures. It is critical that each individual bring their best self to the group and expect to participate equally.

What's Included in your Adventure

Expert route planning, camping fees, two group restaurant meals, cost of ingredients for a group meal on the beach, t-shirt, content shot by Mangai Rollin content team, Baja 101 session (crossing the border, military checkpoints, dealing with money, avoiding scams, mordida avoidance strategy) and vehicle placards, event vehicle sticker pack.

Cost:  $1000 per person / double occupancy

Participant Criteria: All participants on adventures organized by mangai.rollin must understand and agree to the following in order to reserve their spot and join the adventure.

1. Best Self: These are intimate, small group adventures. It is critical that each individual bring their best self to the group and expect to participate equally. We take this VERY SERIOUSLY and work hard to ensure that each participant will be fun to have along for the adventure.

2. Sound Mind and Body: Each individual must be physically healthy and in a positive state of mind.

3. Mechanically Sound Vehicle: Each vehicle must be up to date on maintenance and be cleared for a 4k+ mile road trip from its mechanic. We will be driving some rough roads and do not want a vehicle with a known previous condition to be the weak link.

3a. Rental vehicles are available if needed.

4. Appropriate Gear: tires, air compressor, off-road extraction gear and communications gear. If you do not already possess all of this gear, there will be group discussion posts with links provided on each topic. We have discounts available with some gear mfrs and will share them with the group when possible. 

4a. Tires: AT tires with 50% or greater tread is considered the minimum. 

4b. Deflation / inflation tools so that you can take care of your vehicle’s needs without relying on others. Onboard air is preferred but a high quality portable compressor is fine. 

4c. Recovery points F&R, shovel, traction boards and a kinetic strap are the minimum extraction equipment. Winches are preferred. 

4d. HAM radios. Hard mounted units preferred. Hi-powered handheld radios accepted as long as they have upgraded antennas.

5. Dinero: $1,000 PP / double occupancy in hotel(s) and in vehicles.

5a. These fees include: route planning, camping fees, two group restaurant meals, cost of ingredients for two group meals on the beach, t-shirt, content shot by Mangai Rollin content team, Baja 101 session (crossing the border, military checkpoints, dealing with money, avoiding scams, mordida avoidance strategy) and vehicle placards, event vehicle sticker pack. 

5b. These fees exclude: fuel, MX vehicle insurance, FMM visa, airfare (where applicable), food for personal breakfasts / lunch / dinners, ingredients for two group meals prepared by your vehicle (each rig is responsible for cooking for the group twice). 

5c. Overall cost estimates: These numbers will vary based on your driving distances to / from Tecate, MX, your personal consumption of food / drink, and your desire to shop while in MX. We suggest that attendees bring $300-500 USD in Pesos (many banks will ship Pesos to your home or allow you to pick them up at a local branch). Additional cash is easily obtained at ATM machines as we pass through three different cities during the trip. Credit cards are accepted at gas stations and grocery stores, but we try to make sure that we have enough cash on hand to pay for a tank of fuel in cash should a CC machine be down at a station with poor internet access (roughly $60 USD or 1200 pesos). Fuel costs will vary. In the past, I have spent $1100-1400 on fuel over the three weeks that I am away from my home in Portland, OR. 

5d. Submit 50% non-refundable deposit once you have had a conversation with the trip leader and have been invited to join the trip; submit 50% balance by 09.15.

6. Current Passport: Possess a current passport by 09.15.

7. Current MX Vehicle Insurance: All US plated vehicles in Mexico must have current US insurance AND MX trip insurance. We use Baja Bound .

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