OUR TOURS (For 30-31 Day Copper Canyon trips, see Short Tours)
This trip will run from Jan 22 to late Feb. 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 5 extra weeks in Mazatlan at your own cost and come back with another of our wagon masters. This tour should overlap the Mazatlan Carnival this year. Updates later.
This caravan this season will be a Yucatan & Chiapas loop. It will be about 62 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 version 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 tentative route can be found at MAP. (note some blockade issues on Hwy 200 is changing our fall route to swing back north via Guadalajara rather than Acapulco. This may change back according to circumstances)
Our Yucatan / Chiapas caravans will start for the 2017/2018 season. There will be 2. We used the Spring of 2017 to scout out a route through this area that will be unique from anything anybody else has done. It will be great value for the money. It will visit many Mayan Archaeological 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. 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. One Jan tour is full, we are filling a second. Departure dates for the first 2 will be Jan 5th or 7th (subject to minor change) from Laredo, Texas. 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 approximately 8400 Km or 5200 miles. A map of the planned route may be found at MAP. If there is enough interest, we may add Copper Canyon on as an add-on.