Please read our FAQ’s before going on our Baja Winery Tours, Baja Brewery Tours and/or our Baja Wine and Culinary Tours. If your question is not answered here please refer to the Terms and Conditions page BEFORE contacting us. Thank you.:)
What do I wear?
Although Guadalupe Valley is quite the place to make a fashion statement, comfortable clothing and shoes are important. People dress very classy to come to Valle but I consistently seem to get away with my bohemian casualness 😉 Guadalupe Valley is inland about 15/20 minutes about 1100 ft in elevation. There will be a lot of walking on most tours and some slightly rugged terrain on some. In Ensenada and TJ the attire is very casual. Please plan accordingly
What do I bring/not bring?
The weather will be very similar to San Diego, but not always. Please check the weather and plan accordingly.
We are tourists…bring your tourist stuff! Cameras, fanny packs ;-), bottled water, cash or cards for personal spending. (It is suggested to call your bank before your tour to let them know there will be debits/charges from Mexico. Sometimes there are problems using cards if it has not been arranged with your bank)
Please do not bring drugs or weapons into Mexico. Medical Cannabis is not recognized in Mexico. If you are caught with any illegal substances/items you will hold up the entire tours progression, automatically forfeit your tour with Wine n Dine Baja (at full cost to you), and succumb yourself to legal action with the law all at cost to you.
Read and sign waiver for what NOT to bring (Section 8, Declaration) * “Medical marijuana” is not recognized in Mexico and therefore cannot be brought into the country.
One day Tours-One small Bag/purse/backpack (no larger than 20x15x6)
Multi-day Tours-One small bag/purse and one bag, backpack (no larger than 20x15x6)
One suitcase per person (stored in undercarriage, no larger than 25x18x12)
**As in all service industries, gratuities for the tour guide and driver are customary when great service is provided and are not included in the price of your tour
If you have read all terms/conditions and FAQ’s and still have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us anytime at email@example.com
Is Mexico safe?
Yes. Mexico is statistically a safe place to vacation. Despite all of the press, (sensationalism sells!) Mexico is actually safer overall than even the US! We all know there is danger everywhere especially as we watch our daily local news in our own towns. There were a few years of upheaval as all countries/cities go through. We are not traveling to any areas of unrest. I like one article that said “Not traveling in Mexico is like not going to Yellowstone National Park because there is unrest/danger in New York City”. But please don’t take my word for it….google it yourself. Here are a few links I found.
Is the water in Mexico safe to drink?
Many first-time travelers to Mexico have heard that they shouldn’t drink the water. As a rule you should not drink tap water in Mexico. Most hotels provide bottled water. Many resorts take this worry away from their guests by having their water purified on-site; if this is the case, there’s usually a notice by the tap that the water is potable (“agua potable”).
Bottled water is affordable and readily available wherever you travel in Mexico. Ice is generally made from purified water; in hotels and restaurants that cater to tourists you shouldn’t encounter any issues with the ice or water. As a tourist you’re better off using bottled water to brush your teeth, and try to remember to keep your mouth shut when you shower.
What to expect
Amazing fun in great weather! Please feel free to email us with any questions/concerns you may have. Mexico is a wonderful get-away. We will be cruising through tourist areas for the most part but please keep in mind this is not the U.S.! Mexico is very different in many ways. Please always be respectful.
As with ANY tour anywhere foreign, it is highly suggested to use “the Buddy System”. Do not wander off alone or in areas that are clearly not where tourists should be. I feel extremely safe in Mexico – safer than here honestly, but no matter where you are, always use common sense. I stray alone regularly and have never had a problem. But for the sake of being on vacation away from our home and my sake of group-management, please stay together.
If any tour rules are broken, you will be responsible for yourself in respect for the rest of the group. Example – if you are bringing anything illegal either way across, you are responsible for yourself and we cannot wait for you or be responsible for you at that point if you are caught doing anything illegal, The U.S. consulate will be called for you.
Plumbing in most parts of Mexico isn’t the greatest. Please be aware of any signs in the bathroom that say not to throw paper etc into the toilet – yes, you have to put it in the trashcan next to you.
Do I need a passport?
Yes, absolutely. ALL guests MUST have their current passport with them. There are NO exceptions. Please bring both your passports and valid state/country identification. Non- US Citizens, check with your local embassy for information on re-entry to the US.
Each tour has listed what it includes. If it is not listed, it is not included. You are responsible for meals, drinks etc other than what is listed as included.
Will my cell phone work in Mexico?
Check with your carrier for international/Mexico plans. If you do not have a plan when touring to Mexico there are roaming charges as soon as you cross the border which can be extremely high. To avoid this you need to plan accordingly. Turn off mobile data and turning on airplane mode.
Will I have access to my bank/money/credit cards in Mexico?
Yes- You can use a checking bank card, credit card or debit card, and will find ATM’s at every bank, in or near many supermarkets, in shopping malls, grocery stores and occasionally in hotel lobbies. ATMs are linked to Cirrus, Plus and other major International networks, and are available 24 hours a day.
Call Bank and Credit Card Companies prior to trip to inform them of the locations where the card may be used to prevent it from being deacctivated. Banks and CC companies have tight fraud alerts in place and may red flag your account from another country.
What if I get hurt/injured?
Wine n Dine Baja is affiliated and provides our guests with Binational Emergency Services. While DST does not anticipate any issues during our adventures, we must always be prepared just in case. If you should get injured and need medical care while in Mexico, all guests are provided with Binational Emergency Services that will transport you back to the US via ground emergency vehicle if you within 50 miles from the US Border or by air if you are more than 50 miles from the US Border. While DST provides the access to this service for all guests, we are not responsible for any costs for provided transportation. Please visit the website for for more information- http://www.binationalemergency.org/