Please note you must make payments on time to retain your spot. Our Yucatan caravans usually fill and have a wait list.
You may make your initial deposit by PayPal/Credit Card or by personal check, or e-transfer in the case of Canadians. Americans can use Paypal/Credit Card or personal check. The options for the larger 50% payment (due May 1st / July 1st each season) & final payment options for the balance are Paypal/Credit card or bank draft.. Personal checks for the initial deposit ($500 US or $700 Can) should be made out to "Paul Beddows" and may be either Canadian or US. No amounts larger than $500 US or $700 Canadian, please mail any initial deposit checks:to.
38-34959 Old Clayburn Road
Canada V2S 6W7
We can accept only accept PayPal (Visa) for the major payment, or bank drafts. Customers pay sometimes pay some of the balance in cash at the border (ask us). Since we are based in Mexico, Mexican banking rules make it impossible to cash personal checks. Our US/ Can rep can handle smaller amounts, but larger amounts potentially bring on tax consequences. We pay our taxes in Mexico, not in the US or Canada.
Do you want to save 3-4%? (blue links are clickable) We take a 3-4% hit when you pay by PayPal. If you do a transfer using OFX in the USA, or Canada Forex or MTFX in Canada, we will effectively throw that commission back to you, Signing up for one of these accounts can be a bit complex when you first look at it, but it is actually fairly easy and will allow you to send the money direct from your bank account. The savings on our more expensive trips makes it worth it. The account can also be useful for future foreign currency transfers you wish to make. It will involve signing up for a free account and providing them with a scan of your ID. You will then use one of their brokers to transfer funds to our Mexican bank. We will provide the details of that. One of our Wagon Masters, Paul Beddows, can assist you. (604-852-1342)
Generally speaking we take a $700 Canadian or $500 US deposit at signup The initial deposit is non-refundable, but may be transferred to another trip that season or the next season. The final payment is refundable on the basis of the formula below. We suggest you take out some sort of cancellation insurance, if that is an issue.
Cancellation of the trip by Caravanas de Mexico before departure, will result in a full refund.
Cancellation by the client for any reason, will receive a refund of monies according to these criteria:
Initial deposit (under $500 US or $700 CAN) is not refundable, but may be transferable
Over 120 days before departure 100% refund, less any deposit up to $500 plus a $100 US cancellation fee
Between 90-120 days before departure , 80% refund, less any deposit up to $500 US
Between 60-90 days before departure 60% refund, less any deposit up to $500 US
Between 30-60 days before departure 25% refund, less any deposit up to $500 US
Less than 30 days before departure 10% refund, less any deposit up to $500 US
We allow 1 day grace or a couple more at our discretion, in every instance.
All monies paid can be transferred to the following season, without penalty, if you have to cancel
If we have a wait list for the trip you are booked on, we will put you in touch with the first person on that wait list. If you can privately to transfer the money they have paid to yourself, we are OK with that. Or it can find another couple to take your place that is OK as well.
If you are wondering why the difference in rules for American & Canadians, it has to do with getting money into Mexico and their banking rules.
Regardless can talk by phone with all customers before you pay a dime. Call 1-855-327-7555.