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Setting sail from Los Angeles
The sprawling, sun-kissed city of Los Angeles needs little introduction. It's an energetic, creative place with cultural riches to match any world city, home to Hollywood glamour, the iconic beaches of Venice and Santa Monica, and affluent, image-conscious Beverley Hills. Yes, there is a lot of traffic on the 12-lane freeways that criss-cross the city, but there are also plenty of green spaces away from the crowds, and a vibrant restaurant scene. The City of Angels may not be everyone's cup of tea, but no trip to California is complete without experiencing this buzzing metropolis.
Shopping in Rodeo Drive – if only for the people watching opportunities!
United States: Channel Islands National Park
Mexico: Ensenada, Bahía San Quintín, Guerrero Negro, Isla Natividad
Mexico: Magdalena Bay
Situated on the west coast of the Baja California peninsula, Magdalena Bay is sheltered from the Pacific by islands just off the coast, and the calm waters provide the perfect conditions for the gray whales that mate and give birth here between January and March.
Mexico: San José del Cabo
The sister towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo sit at the tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The towns themselves are mostly given over to luxury hotels and boisterous nightlife, but the surrounding landscape is characterised by arid arroyos, bristly cacti and rocky coastal outcrops.
Mexico: Cabo Pulmo
Mexico: Los Islotes
The little islands known as Los Islotes, at the southern end of the Sea of Cortez, are home to a famously friendly group of sea lions. Here you can swim and snorkel with these playful creatures; the youngsters are particularly endearing.
Arriving in La Paz
La Paz feels more authentically Mexican than most of the other large cities in Baja California, though at the same time it's a cosmopolitan and sophisticated place. It's also a gateway to the fantastic marine life of the Sea of Cortez, famously described by Jacques Cousteau as 'the world's aquarium'.
Your home from home
National Geographic Quest and Venture are intimate in scale and far-reaching in ambition, accommodating just 100 guests and designed to explore Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and Central America.
What we love
National Geographic Quest and Venture have been designed based on feedback from Lindblad's loyal guests, with features including six sets of interconnecting cabins, making this a great ship for families and groups. You can expect the usual host of 'Tools for Exploration', including a glass-bottom boat, remotely-operated vehicle with underwater camera, kayaks and zodiacs, plus scuba diving equipment on selected voyages.
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Tailor-make your trip
Where to stay in Los Angeles
It depends where you want to be – at the beach, in Hollywood, or Beverly Hills. At Mundy we think you want to be in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Wilshire.
See the City of Angels from above
Take a helicopter for a great perspective on this sprawling city – see the movie stars’ homes, Hollywood and Santa Monica.