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logo 2017/2018 Season Pricing per rig (2 people)

 

Note we are taking deposits on Yucatan 2019 (Paying a deposit ($500) will fix you at 2018 prices or less ). All of next seasons caravans have a few spaces still available.

 

Customers who have taken a +60 day trip with us in the past, get 15% off, Those who have taken one less than that, get 7.5% off.

 

Spring 2018 Copper Canyon/Mazatlan (Feb-Mar) 30 Day: $4650 USD or $5999 CAN

Fall Yucatan (Oct - Dec) 60-65 Day: $6999 US or $9099 CAN

Spring Yucatan (Jan - March) 87 Day: $12450 Can or $9350 US (note prices went up when we increased trip length, but not for those who already paid deposits)

We require a 50% payment by May 1st, 2017 for Oct caravans and Sept 1st for Jan Caravans. These dates may be set later at times.

A declining percentage of this is refundable depending on cancellation date. All is applicable to a tour the following season.

See terms for our refund policy.

 

We have adjusted US prices both up & down as exchange with the Canadian dollar fluctuates. Pay deposit now and ensure the lowest price. We may lower prices before final payment, we will never raise them after a deposit is paid. As exchange varies, depending on its value against the Canadian dollar, paying a deposit locks you in to the lowest price posted, up to 60 days before departure.

 

Question: Why do the prices for caravans seem so high? Answer: They actually are not. Mexico is no longer cheap. We are paying $35+ US a night for some of the parks we use, $50 US a night in one case. Our prices average about $ 110 US per day. We are the cheapest of all the companies. We do not have their overhead, as we are Mexico based and do not have to contract out tours. In fact, some other companies, contract out to us. We offer meals on our tours that average $20 PP (we include drinks) and use first class transport & entertainment when possible. Most of our customers after the trip, wonder how we do it so cheaply. We pay our wagon masters fairly, some companies stop paying the wagon master when the group is idle in a campground for a week. We do not. Our wagon master accounts for about 15% of our overhead, we pay that couple for their expertise & resourcefulness to ensure you are well taken care of. That way we attract the finest wagon masters & tour guides available. We also frequently have a Mexican tour guide traveling along with our caravans. We tell you what is covered and what is optional up front. We include all tours, except some that may not be physically suitable for all customers. Frequently the wagon master will also organize extra ad hoc tours that are cheap.

We know Mexico far better than any other caravan company, bar none, and we have influence with many politicians here who facilitate a lot of our endeavors. It is not unusual to see the mayor of a city or the State Minister of Tourism show up during our trips and present gifts to our customers.

We aim for 40% less than our competitors and 30% better quality (except for the many other companies we provide services to, of course). If you look at what we offer, you should realize we are the best deal out there.

We have, in fact, increased prices modestly from last season (about $200 US). We have a good reason as outlined below in italics:

We have always employed Green Angels as Tail-gunners for parts of our trip. They are like AAA with quasi police powers. We have not always used them on all segments where we felt we could manage without their mechanical abilities. We had an incident the day we left Mexico in Spring 2016 where the individual at the rear accidentally ran a semi off the road. He was unaware of it, but another driver witnessed it and we were pulled over by a very angry police officer further on down the road. Damage to the truck was minimal and we settled it by paying the driver the equivalent of $200. We actually all had a group hug after it was all over. The cop, the driver, the wagon master and the customer (I am not kidding, I was the Wagon Master). Regardless, it could well have been far more serious. It made us realize the advantages of having a government official (Green Angel) at the tail end of our caravans, and we intend to use them whenever possible in future, which will be about 90% of the trip. This will cost us more, so we have to offset some of that cost with a modest increase. However, it is in the interest of our customers safety & security, and we feel we have to do it to avoid an incident like this in future.

NOTE: Paying a Deposit will protect you against price increases. If the trip includes Copper Canyon, it may be dropped for a reduction of $1200 US or $1600 Canadian per rig. We can arrange a bass fishing trip for you with a 2-3 couple minimum. Pretty much the same price. We provide high quality meals & tours. we do not skimp.

Final price is set at time of deposit. It will never be higher than the price at time of signup, but it may well be less. We base out prices on the Canadian dollar which is more stable against the peso. If the Canadian Dollar/Mexican Peso strengthens against the US dollar over the year, we will seriously consider a price reduction before final payment is due. You win either way. Once you sign up and make a deposit you will pay the lowest price.

We know Mexico far better than any other caravan company, bar none, and we have influence with many politicians here who facilitate a lot of our endeavors. It is not unusual to see the mayor of a city or the State Minister of Tourism show up during our trips and present gifts to our customers.

We aim for 40% less than our competitors and 30% better quality (except for the many other companies we provide services to, of course). If you look at what we offer, you should realize we are the best deal out there.

Our prices are based on Canadian currency (why) or the equivalent in US dollars at the current exchange rate.

Deposits are fixed at a flat $500 US or Canadian.

The minimum number of minimum rigs must be signed up by 3 months prior to departure to run Caravans. If a trip does not run you have the option of a deposit rebate or shift to another trip.

The shorter the trip, the higher the per day costs. Many of our expenses are fixed, such as wagon master & tour guide compensation, so we have less time to spread those costs out on shorter trips. Regardless, our Copper Canyon 30 day tour, for example, is almost identical to another companies and the price is still about $3000 US cheaper. We do not have to contract out, as we are legally licensed to operate as tour guides in Mexico, and have far less overhead, plus we do not indulge in expensive advertising. The quality of the trips are just as good, but you as the customer, get the savings.

The direct link to our deposit payment page is here. This is the page you are redirected to when you fill out the signup form.