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The 2019 trip is full with a wait list, 2020 is technically full, but several dropouts are the norm, so put your name on the list, we may also run 2 in 2020.
2019 marks the return of Airstream Caravans to Mexico. Unlike in the past they will be smaller (maybe 14-15 rigs) and organized by an experienced Mexican caravan operator. They will encompass both the Colonial interior, west coast beaches and possible future Yucatan trips. The 2019 season is already full with a wait list, You can sign up for 2020, however, and we are thinking of a 21-30 day Copper Canyon trip in Fall 2019. Baja is also a possibility for Fall 2020. It all depends upon demand. We will have a better idea after this first season has been run. The Spring caravan in 2020 will likely run 3 weeks later than the 2019 caravan, to make reservations on the west coast easier.
Our RV Caravan Tours usually depart from either Nogales, Arizona or Mission, Texas. Depending on Wagon Master availability, there may be an option to exit at either Texas or Arizona for some of our tours. All Tours & RV park fees are included, along with many high class meals. Many of our customers end up returning on their own to a favorite spot they discovered on our caravans.
We will take people who have mobility problems, but we have to know what they are and determine if they are able to do some or all of our tours. We will discount them for tours we feel they cannot do.
You do have the option of returning with another non-Airstream caravan if timing or exit location is better for you.
Note: Our prices are per rig based on 2 people. Prices include RV parks, a lot of meals and tours. There is a reduction for singles and a surcharge for 3 or more. It is possible to go down with one trip and come back with another. See pricing.
Our Pricing policy:
We fix our prices in both US Dollars and Canadian dollars each year and stick to those prices once a deposit is made, despite currency swings. You pay in your own currency and are protected against exchange rate changes.
All money may be transferable (with a small penalty) to a future trip if you have to cancel.
You will require a vehicle permit (we assist) and you may have to pay a $200-$400 US deposit on your vehicle. This will be returned to you when you cross back into the US. Really large RV's may not be suitable for our Yucatan trips, you need to check with us first for advice. ULSD diesel is also scarce in Mexico. This will not be the case by Dec 2018.
You will need passports, vehicle registration papers, Mexican vehicle Insurance, and you have to get a Mexican Tourist card (we assist). Please note you cannot take anything over a F350 or 3500 pickup into Mexico. Any size motorhome (Class A, B or C) is OK. If you have a lien on your RV you will need a letter of permisison from the lien holder. This is usually easy to obtain. If the RV is in a company name you will also need a letter of permission, even if it is your own company.
All RV parks are included, plus plenty of tours & meals. We specialize in providing the sort of caravan you will not get with our competitors. We will take you to see sights you will not get to see with them, or on any other organized tour. We arrange tours for competitors, but save some of the more interesting and unusual stuff for our own customers. Our wagon masters are given far more leeway in what they organize, than is the case with most other caravan companies. We find most customers like a mix of the traditional organized tours with good meals, and some more ad hoc adventurous things organized by our Wagon Masters. You can get a lot better idea of what we are about, by downloading our extensive info package HERE
Our customers safety is our first consideration. We utilize toll highways as much as possible. Your chance of having an accident is far reduced, and they are easier on your rig. There are not a lot of tolls on this route and some wagon masters may opt for utilizing the free roads on some sections he is familiar with if there is a consensus. Our tours are usually escorted by the Green Angels, the Mexican equivalent of AAA. They are excellent mechanics and are in radio contact with the police and Mexico city. They do not charge for labor, only parts. Certain tours with only a few rigs may not have Green Angel escorts, but they can be summoned in case of problems. You will be pre-notified if this is the case. As far as drug cartels are concerned, I have yet to see one in 10 years of RVing in Mexico. You are not a target, unless of course you are involved in drugs yourself. The dangers to tourists are highly overblown.