Backroads & Hidden Places
Mexico's Natural History: Our
specialty Since 1966!
Learning Adventure in Baja California, Mexico with
Geologist "Amazing" Bob Scarborough
Mary & Piet Van de Mark for this
Memorable Baja Experience!
geology, botany and natural history of the amazing Baja peninsula
the Peninsula's Uniquely beautiful Central Desert, Pacific Coast and the Sea of Cortez!
geologist Amazing Bob Scarborough for
this comfortable natural history learning adventure to explore Baja California,
Mexico’s unique Sonoran Desert as it meets the Sea of Cortez and Pacific
Our journey is paced to enjoy and photograph the peninsula’s
fascinating plants and breathtaking vistas and geology. Piet & Mary Van de
Mark have shared spectacular learning vacations in the peninsula with their
guests for decades. Experience those golden days of
yesteryear in central Baja as you explore a few of the storied peninsula’s
| Piet’s 44 years in Baja permit guests to savor secluded
missions hidden in watered canyons, rugged rocky roads leading to old mines,
while Mary’s knowledgeable botanical interpretations add to your delight.
Bob's enthusiasm for geology is amazingly contagious! You'll enjoy pleasant
restaurants bursting with fresh seafood and Mexican specialties, comfortable
nightly hotels, round-trip transportation from San Diego in comfortable new
passenger vans (rear seats removed for comfort, luggage and lunches), and
delightful picnics in Boojum forests and by the sea.
Daily Discoveries and comfortable Nightly Hotel Accommodations.
produced, operated and hosted by Piet & Mary Van de Mark.
Roundtrip from San Diego,
California with pleasant hotel accommodations every night.
for your detailed brochure today. Space
is limited. Please reserve early!
unique learning vacation is co-sponsored by the Arizona/Sonora Desert Museum and
Baja's Frontier Tours.
For over a half-century the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has fulfilled its
mission: to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by
fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert. We are
proud to provide a part of that learning and inspiration to members, visitors
and the community through our learning vacations. Membership is a click away: http://www.desertmuseum.org/members/benefits.html
Your Interpretive Naturalist Hosts -
enthusiasm for geology is amazingly contagious! He has learned of regional
geology for over thirty-five years while on many federal, state and company
projects. Now, Bob has an opportunity to revisit the Baja California peninsula,
one of his favorite geological places. Bob loves to share his passion for the amazing
big picture of regional geological history. He is researching the origin of
the Grand Canyon, and working on a book describing the geological history of the
Piet & Mary Dennis
Mary Van de Mark's
two decades of natural history education experience at the Arizona-Sonora Desert
Museum and Tucson Botanical Garden continue to assure BFT's guests both
enjoyable itineraries and a professional interpretive focus. Mary's informative
nature interpretations continue to be enjoyed by all.
Van de Mark’s passion for Baja
California, Mexico's natural beauty bloomed on a personal odyssey in the summer
of 1962. Baja's Frontier Tours began as 4-WD camping expeditions in 1966. As
paved roads and hotels slowly came to Baja, BFT gradually evolved into the Personalized
Natural & Cultural History that Mary & Piet share today in Baja and
other selected locations in Mexico and the American Southwest.
the first Baja Jeep, in the summer of 1962. That's Bevan Jones (where are you
anyway, Bev?), Earl de Berge and Piet.
A Mark Winheld
photo from The Good Ol' Days
we don't do motorcycle tours...but some of our smiling guests are hard to keep
f when they're offered a ride on one...
grand old Boojum circling Dr. Normal Klein. Anybody know where Norm and Helen are these days???
Please call me!
every one of Baja's hotels and restaurants that we recommend and take you to for
over three decades...they are all pleasant and delightful places to dine and to enjoy
your learning vacation!
Contact Piet & Mary Van de Mark by phone:
520-887-2340 (Tucson, Arizona)
Frontier Tours LLC Tucson, Arizona 2005
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