El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar

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A trip to the El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Reserve is to enter a territory of 715,000 thousand hectares, exploring one of the areas most similar to the lunar surface is a truly unique experience. Here you will find a place so magical that it still bears witness to the sacred ceremonies of the Tohono O’odham people, they consider this desert paradise as the center of the creation of the universe.

Our travelers discover one of the most impressive desert ecosystems on the planet, where a volcanic shield of more than 400 cinder cones coexists, with imposing craters of majestic Maar-type beauty, generated by violent steam explosions after the contact of lava with water from the subsoil such as “El Elegant” with 1,600 meters in diameter and 250 deep, and the largest dune field in North America.

Enjoy the sunset from the top of a crater and imagine camping with your partner or friends while contemplating the indescribable starry sky of the Sonoran Desert, one of the darkest in the world, next to a large fireplace and enjoying the flavors of traditional Sonoran cuisine, a unique experience under the stars.

Very close only a few kilometers is Puerto Peñasco with its beautiful beaches between the desert and the Sea of ​​Cortez, a cruise to San Jorge Island is a must, an important biological sanctuary for a great variety of species including birds, mammals, and marine life.

In Caborca ​​you will visit the area with the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Latin America, 6,000 ancestral treasures carved in stone that express the history, identity, and worldview of the Tohono O’odham ethnic group. You will explore the Cerro de Trincheras, with its buildings set in more than 900 terraces built with volcanic stone walls on the slope of the hill with an antiquity of more than 600 years.

On this trip, you can discover the deepest mysteries of the Sonoran Desert, and enjoy the experience of camping to enjoy simply spectacular sunsets and starry nights,

This will be one of the experiences that you will never erase from your mind.

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