OUR TOURS (For 30-31 Day Copper Canyon trips, see Short Tours)
This trip will run from Feb 11th to mid March. The caravan will leave Nogales, making stops at San Carlos, Alamos, Huatabampito (beach), Copper Canyon, Teacapan (beach), Mazatlan & Durango. It includes a 4 day all inclusive train trip up to Copper Canyon with meals, tours & entertainment. This trip also features many other tours and meals. On this trip we will also transit the new Mazatlan-Durango superhighway by bus. This highway is an engineering marvel and one of the worlds most spectacular drives. This trip includes Hotels, Meals & Tours in Durango. You have the option to stay 3 extra weeks in Mazatlan at your own cost and come back with another of our wagon masters. This tour does overlap the last 3 days of the Mazatlan Carnival this year. See events. This trip will run on similar dates in 2018, but will likely exit via Laredo, Texas instead
This caravan this season will be a Yucatan & Chiapas loop. It will be 70 days long. Please note that Fall caravans can run longer if we have to avoid a late season Hurricane (It has not happened so far). In that event you simply pay for the extra RV park days. Departure date is scheduled for Oct 15, 2017, ending on Dec 16th. It will actually be a smaller verison of our Spring 2018 trip. It will include Zacetecas, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Oaxaca, the Yucatan coast and a lot of Chiapas. Some stops on Spring will be dropped for this one, due to time constraints. The exact route for this trip will not be decided until April 2017. This is because we are doing a scouting expedition in Spring 2017 to set up the route, timing, etc. The caravan is expected to leave Laredo, Tx around October 15th. The price will be $145 Can per day or $110 US. This trip will be structured to hit the Yucatan coast as late as possible (late November). This trip will concentrate on Archaeology with beach time as well. Same as with Spring. We are offering an option whereby you would travel with this caravan then spend 3 months on the beach in Melaque, Lo de Marcos or Mazatlan, coming north with our Spring caravan, or if you choose Mazatlan you can come north with our February Copper Canyon trip. . That would exit you from Mexico in early to late March, making this a whole winter experience. A map of the tenatative route can be found at MAP.
Our Yucatan / Chiapas caravans will start for the 2017/2018 season. There will be 3. We are using the Spring of 2017 to scout out a route through this area that will be unique from anything anybody else has done or from our French route in this area. It will be great value for the money. It will visit many Mayan Archaelogical sites plus a few more stops than the Fall trip. It will include the Monarch Butterfly reserve, not visited on our Fall trip. It will also visit a few more of the lessor known sites, whereas the Fall trip will concentrate on the bigger ones like Chichen Itza, Palenque, Uxmal & El Tajon. It will be a bit slower paced due to the extra time. These caravans will be between 80 and 85 days in length and will be restricted to 10-12 rigs in the first season. We hope to have everyone out of Mexico by around April 5th at the latest. As of Jan 2017, the first 2 of these 3 tripstrips are already full. The 3rd trip will follow a slightly differnt route northbound, less coast and more interior to avoid bunching up. Departure dates for the first 2 will be Jan 6 or 9th, 2018 from Laredo, Texas, teh 3rd one is scheduled for Jan 10th. This trip will run out of Laredo, Texas and exit from Nogales & likely a Laredo option for exit as well. Due to high demand, we are now planning to run this trip annually, starting in Fall 2017/ Spring 2018. Costs will be based on about $145 CAN or $110 US per day. Both the Fall & Spring trips are appoximately 8400 Km or 5200 miles. A map of the planned route may be found at MAP