Terms: Updated April 15, 2017
Note: Please ensure you read the FAQ section to understand what the travel conditions of this trip will be.
consist of an initial $500 (Canadians use Can currency)
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.
It is up to the client to purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance if they wish. See bottom of page.
If you have to leave the trip en-route for reasons beyond your control, we MAY refund any non pre-paid fees for items such as RV parks, hotels, etc. & some service fees at our discretion. However, this is what trip cancellation & interruption insurance is supposed to protect you against. You will not receive a refund for any deposits we have paid on your behalf. We may sell you our own trip cancellation & interruption insurance, you need to ask us about this if you are interested, but you may do better elsewhere..
Please note that in some cases we may be forced to alter the announced RV Park, due to circumstances beyond our control. This is rare and we will substitute the best alternative we can locate.
If for any reason you decide to leave the caravan to travel and stay on your own and do not re-join the caravan again, NO FEES ARE REFUNDABLE .
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 80% refund, less any deposit up to $500
Between 90-120 days before departure, 60% refund, less any deposit up to $500 US
Between 60-90 days before departure 40% 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 do allow a certain amount to be paid in cash at the border. Please note that this amount will be deducted from any refund due if you drop out. We allow 1 day grace or a couple more at our discretion, in every instance. Refunds are generally processed within 60 days but may take longer in rare cases.. This is due to the fact that we have to convert US dollars into Pesos and we like to wait until we receive new payments in order to refund.
All monies paid can be transferred to the following season, without penalty, if you have to cancel
Participants will be required to sign a standard waiver of liability before departure, which will also outline our responsibilities to you. You may download a copy of this HERE or it is reproduced below.
Participants will be required to fill out a medical form and give it to the wagon master in a sealed envelope with their name. This will only be opened in an emergency and will be returned to you after the caravan. All finances for trips must be handled direct with Caravanas de Mexico.
Trip Cancellation Insurance:
You have to be careful as many companies will require you to purchase coverage within 48 hours or 7 days, or some other limitation period of paying the deposit. A check of a couple of web sites (based on age 70 of both participants and $6000 coverage) indicates an average cost around $400 per couple. Drop the ages down to less than 65 and it is cheaper. I have some examples linked below .
Trip cancellation is often cheaper when purchased in conjunction with Travel Medical Insurance (try www.travelguard.com).
Trip cancellation insurance web sites to check out
Waiver of liability