“Three Mexican Gems”
Start Date: Feb 7, 2020 Start Location: Nogales, Arizona
Stop Date: April 7, 2020 Stop Location: Nogales, Arizona
Total Number of nights: 60
Number of stops: 16
Leader: Michel Bourassa WBCCI#: 2568
Home Phone: 250 539 3683
Cell phone: 250 661 7200
Mailing Address: 145 Winter Cove Rd, Saturna Is. BC, CA V0N 2Y0
Co Leader & WBCCI#: Pending
Maximum RV Units With Leader: 13
Kitty Fee $10,800 CAD ( 8,600 USD at time of posting)
Deposit Amount: $1,000 CAD Non Refundable- non transferable
Dates of Payments: $4,900 CAD April 1 2019 – Transferable
$4,900 CAD Nov 1 2019 – Transferable
WBCCI Caravans and Mexico are back together! This inaugural caravan, custom designed for Airstreamers by Caravans de Mexico in cooperation with WBCCI, invites you to sign up and enjoy a unique Mexican experience like no other. We have selected three Mexican gems that simply must not be missed: A 4-day trip by rail up the Copper Canyon, 3 days in Mexico City and a stay in Mazatlán in time to see a carnival that rivals Rio’s. The setting for these jewels is just as attractive- the colonial central core of Mexico – Guanajuato, San Miguel Allende, Durango, Patzcuraro, Villa Corona and other unique towns and cities from the colonial era. Along the way we will have cooking lessons for those interested, hot springs for tired bones, ancient ruins including Teotihuacan (Established in 200BC), the magnificent Museo National de Anthropologia in Mexico City and Aztec ruins for our art and history aficionados. In addition, historical and cultural presentations and of course, beaches. Beautiful beaches in small out of the way towns away from the pressing crowds found in many tourist areas.
We will enter Mexico from Nogales Arizona and drive directly to the west coast. A nice stop at Alamos, a small Mexican town to be treated to a walking tour of the town conducted by professional troubadours. Further down the coast, we will visit a unique pearl farm before boarding the train for our trip across the Copper Canyon. From Mazatlán we will head inland to visit Durango, Zacatecas, Mexico City then back to the coast for sun and sand with a few days at Mazatlán to experience the Carnaval from street side bleachers. Following that, a leisurely drive back along the coast with says at a variety of beach towns.
During hotel stays (included in the Kitty Fee) all rigs will be in guarded compounds. Pets are welcome.
The Tail Gunners will be the Angeles Verde – Green Angels – trained and equipped by the Mexican Dept of Tourism to handle almost all automotive repairs that might be required, to facilitate our caravan in and though large cities and through various checkpoints. They add to our safety and ease of travel.
Total distance to be travelled is 4,800 KM (2,892 Miles) mostly over good roads but shoulders and guard rails are often absent. We will use toll roads when possible as they offer less traffic, more consistent caravan speed and better surfaces. One road deserving special mention is the new highway from Mazatlán to Durango over the Sierra Madre. With over 80 tunnels and even more bridges across the most incredible scenery, there is no road like it in North America.
Campground amenities are reasonable but expect a few days of dry camping some modest facilities and even to deluxe full-service RV parks and swimming pools.
Our contractor, Caravanas de Mexico have been operating tours and caravans into Mexico more than 10 years and has conducted more than 40 caravans within Mexico without any significant issues. The owner/Operator Don Gabriel Romero knows his country and knows what we will like and to that end has spared no effort in designing and supervising this, a caravan to remember. His goals are always safety, unique experiences, dramatic ruins, buildings and scenery and a strong dose of Mexican hospitality