6 Day Primitive Mexico Island Survival Adventure
- A 6 day primitive survival adventure in Mexico with training on a PRIVATE DESERT ISLAND! Need we say more?
- Learn primitive survival skills from California Survival School’s best instructors, including the legendary David Holladay (Survival trainer and advisor for Bear Grylls, Les Stroud, The movie Castaway, and more!)
- Training focus’s on desert and coastal primitive survival skills including desert and island survival shelters, coastal spear fishing, water finding & purification, friction fire methods, survival hunting/trapping methods, stone tools, wild edibles foraging, and local native crafting skills taught by Seri and Yaqui natives.
Upcoming Trip Dates: Custom trip dates by request.
This incredible 6 day trip will take you across Mexico to the inner coast of Baja on the Sea of Cortez where we’ll learn desert and coastal primitive living skills under the guidance of the Seri natives that call the region home. Student will then have the chance to put their skills to the test learning to wild-craft and forage from the land and sea to provide for our daily living needs on the island. Topics like spear fishing, desert shelters, friction fire, stone tools, wild edibles, and more will be covered.
The Day-to-Day Schedule:
Point of Departure: Adventurers will have the option to start with us in Tucson Arizona and travel into Mexico by land, or to fly into Hermosillo Mexico by plane and meet the group there before heading to the coast.
Day 1: The first day of the trip will be spent traveling across the Mexican countryside to a small village along the coast of inner Baha Mexico. Upon arrival, we’ll head out with local guides to our desert base camp location.
Days 2: From base camp, we’ll explore the local countryside and wild-craft together primitive living gear in preparation for traveling to the island. Traditional meals will be prepared with local families.
Days 3-5: We’ll catch a panga fishing boat out to our private desert island with our native Seri guides.
As we arrive on island, students will turn to the land and sea, and use the primitive gear produced at basecamp as well as learned skills like friction fire, shelter construction, and spear fishing to provide for daily living needs while exploring the island’s beaches and inland regions.
Day 6: We’ll return to the Mexican mainland for a local farewell and then close out our great adventure by traveling back to the US.
What About Gear?
This is a minimum effective gear adventure. For an enjoyable adventure, the lighter the better, less is more! Some gear changes with the season. We will provide you with a full list of required, optional, and prohibited gear upon registration
How do meals work?
The short: There will be many opportunities for hiking and swimming. You should be in good health. Doctor’s physical required.
More Detail: Physical Requirements: This adventure can be physically demanding for some participants. There are hiking opportunities during the course as well opportunities to potentially swim and do other physically demanding activities. As this adventure can be quite physically challenging, California Survival School requires that all adventure course applicants have a complete physical examination and receive their Doctor’s approval in writing before final acceptance for attending the course. Please note that, even with your Doctor’s permission and California Survival Schools ‘s acceptance of you on the course, there are no guarantees. Health and participation risks (inherent and otherwise) remain. It’s up to you and your physician to determine if this course is an appropriate choice for you. All participants must be aware of these risks and accept them. All students will also be required to carry a personal travel medical and evacuation insurance policy (generally around $60) Please let us know if you have any questions.
Attendees must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 18 must attend with a parent or guardian who is also attending.
Additional Information: When you register for your trip you will receive an information packet that covers all the major details of planning for this trip (i.e. – How to get here, pre and/or post-trip nearby lodging recommendations, packing lists, etc.) If you have any additional questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-949-216-0252.
6 Day Baja Mexico Desert Island Adventure Dates & Times:
Custom trip dates available upon request.