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We are running 1, or possibly 2, LGBT RV Caravans to Mexico for 2019. The main one is 62 days days long and leaves Nogales, Az on January 11th. The second one is a proposed 3 week Copper Canyon trip running at the end of the first caravan. Stand alone or add on.
Mexico is an LGBTQ friendly country with attitudes more like those in Canada & California, than in the US in general. Our longer caravans incorporate many of the tours popular with our straight caravans but also add in activites cateirng more to the LGBT community in places like Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta. We use gay wagon masters for both our LGBT tours and some of our straight tours.
Our RV Caravan Tours usually depart from either Nogales, Arizona or Mission, Texas. Depending on Wagon Master availability, there may be an option to exit at either Texas or Arizona for some of our tours. You can often stay over and exit with another tour, gay or straight. All Tours & RV park fees are included, along with many high class meals. Many of our customers end up returning on their own to a favorite spot they discovered on our caravans.
We do have some very flexible options for those who wish to do partial trips or customized trips, etc.
Note: Our prices are per rig based on 2 people. Prices include RV parks, a lot of meals and tours. There is a reduction for singles and a surcharge for 3 or more. It is possible to go down with one trip and come back with another. See pricing.
Our Pricing policy:
We fix our prices in both US Dollars and Canadian dollars each year and stick to those prices once a deposit is made, despite currency swings. You pay in your own currency and are protected against exchange rate changes. We are the only company, American or Canadian, that set prices in both currencies.
I have had comments from customers on previous RV Caravans I have led, about how we can do these trips at these prices. That is despite the fact they felt they were expensive at first glance. When they experience the quality of the RV Caravans, they soon realize what a bargain they are. The answer is that we keep advertising expenses low, and we can get better prices than Gringo based companies and do not have to contract out for services. We are affiliated with Vagabundos del Mar RV Club in California. All money may be transferable (with a small penalty) to a future trip if you have to cancel.
You will require a vehicle permit (we assist) and you may have to pay a $200-$400 US deposit on your vehicle. This will be returned to you when you cross back into the US. Really large RV's may not be suitable for our Yucatan trips, you need to check with us first for advice. ULSD diesel is also scarce in Mexico. This will not be the case by Dec 2018.
You will need passports, vehicle registration papers, Mexican vehicle Insurance, and you have to get a Mexican Tourist card (we assist). Please note you cannot take anything over a F350 or 3500 pickup into Mexico. Any size motorhome (Class A, B or C) is OK. If you have a lien on your RV you will need a letter of permisison from the lien holder. This is usually easy to obtain. If the RV is in a company name you will also need a letter of permission, even if it is your own company.
All RV parks are included, plus plenty of tours & meals. We specialize in providing the sort of caravan you will not get with our competitors. We will take you to see sights you will not get to see with them, or on any other organized tour. We arrange tours for competitors, but save some of the more interesting and unusual stuff for our own customers. Our wagon masters are given far more leeway in what they organize, than is the case with most other caravan companies. We find most customers like a mix of the traditional organized tours with good meals, and some more ad hoc adventurous things organized by our Wagon Masters. You can get a lot better idea of what we are about, by downloading our extensive info package HERE
Our customers safety is our first consideration. We utilize toll highways as much as possible. Your chance of having an accident is far reduced, and they are easier on your rig. There are not a lot of tolls on this route and some wagon masters may opt for utilizing the free roads on some sections he is familiar with if there is a consensus. Our tours are usually escorted by the Green Angels, the Mexican equivalent of AAA. They are excellent mechanics and are in radio contact with the police and Mexico city. They do not charge for labor, only parts. Certain tours with only a few rigs may not have Green Angel escorts, but they can be summoned in case of problems. You will be pre-notified if this is the case. As far as drug cartels are concerned, I have yet to see one in 10 years of RVing in Mexico. You are not a target, unless of course you are involved in drugs yourself. The dangers to tourists are highly overblown.