We intended to try to hold the line on our prices for the 2020 season, but extra costs have forced us to increase them somewhat. For trips that do not include Copper Canyon we average about $155 Canadian or $120 US per day, per rig. Add about $1200 US or $1500 Canadian to trips that include our 4 day - 3 night all inclusive Copper Canyon excursion. Our trips include tours, a lot of meals, some hotels, and all RV parks. In 2020 we intend to run a 30 day Copper Canyon (with a possible extension), an 90 day Yucatan and a 60 day Airstream. You will find we are the cheapest option and the best. We are licensed to legally operate in Mexico and we do not have to use middlemen to provide services.
1) You can buy insurance from Travelguard on line. Please note for couples, split the trip cost in half and register both of you. You have 2 options, you may insure just the first deposit initially, then phone them and add on the next 2 payments as you make them (don't forget to do it). You will save money this way, just be aware that any pre-existing medical conditions are looked at each time you make another payment, whereas they are locked in if you cover the entire trip cost on enrollment. If they require a receipt other than that given by pay pal, let us know and we will issue one.
2) Since some payments are non-refundable, we really advise taking out cancellation insurance for your trip. Here are 2 options
3) Since 100%, less initial deposit, is refundable up until 120 days, when the final payment is due, you may want to just risk the first deposit and then protect the balance at the 120 day point. We can issue you a single receipt for that amount at the 120 day point if you wish to do it that way. There may not be a lot of financial advanatge in that.4) Note Airstream trips have different payment policies
For Americans: 1-800-826-5248
For Canadians: 1-866-878-0191
Prices are per rig/couple
2020 Season Prices effective Jan 1, 2019 65.
Spring 2020 Yucatan Date January 5 - April 1 90 Days $13,500 Canadian or $10,250 US. (9 rig minimum)
Spring 2020 Copper Canyon Dates January 19 - Feb 17. 30 Days $6699 Canadian or $5249 US (7 rig minimum)
Spring 2020 Copper Canyon plus Colonial Cities & beaches add on. Dates Jan 19 - Mar 23 65 Days $10,500 Canadian or $8100 US (7 rig minimum)
Spring 2020 Airstream dates & prices, see http://www.airstreammexico.com
We are looking at doing Copper Canyon fly in trips to correspond with some of our regular caravan groups in Jan 2020. These would include hotels and transfers from Los Mochis Airport or Mazatlan. We have not priced this out, but if you are interested, email Paul at [email protected] , & he will keep you in the loop.
We usually require a $2500 US or $3000 CDN payment around July 1, depending on the caravan. Final payments are due 120 days before departure. Please read the the Terms page
A declining percentage of this is refundable depending on cancellation date. All may be applied to a tour the following season with a possible percentage penalty.
Important: See terms for our refund policy. 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 in the smaller, finer print version HERE
NOTE: Paying a Deposit will protect you against price increases. If the trip includes Copper Canyon, it may be dropped for a reduction of $1000 US or $1250 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 final payment. It will never be higher than the price at time of deposit, but it may well be less. We tend to base our prices on the Canadian dollar which is more stable against the peso. 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 30% 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 set ahead of season in both US and Canadian dollars so customers who have paid a deposit do not have to be concerned about currency exchange swings. We generally work on the Canadian dollar standard since it tends to keep pace with the Peso.
Deposits are fixed at a flat $750 US or $1000 Canadian. We allow a fair amount to be paid in cash at the border.
The minimum number of 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. Single discounts are $250 US for trips of 31 days or less, up to $750 US for longer trips like Yucatan. 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.