Paul and Fran - Ontario, Canada
Paul and Fran, from the little town of Fergus, Ontario just north of Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo...Paul, Fran, and their dog Max! This is Paul and Fran's second Mexico RV caravan trip, with the same company.
What prompted you to do an RV caravan to Mexico? We think that RV caravan travel gives you the opportunity to see and do things that you wouldn't normally be able to see. And, we learned that we love traveling with the group and have a lot of fun with them.
What are your impressions of the caravan? Great way to travel and learn about the network of roads in Mexico.
What are your impressions of Mexico? We love Mexico, the people, their culture, the food, and the diverse landscape and terrain.
Have you felt safe traveling around Mexico? We have always felt safe in Mexico. We do not put ourselves in an unsafe environment.
What has been your favorite experience or highlight of the trip? It is hard to pick just one...or two or three!
- The mescal town in the mountains
- The drive from Mazatlan to Durango
- Dinner at Jacob Domingues home near Cuitzeo was very memorable.
Would you return to Mexico by yourself or with another caravan? We would return by ourselves or with others traveling to the same destinations. A caravan to a different area would also be an option for us.
Randy and Debbie, from Long Reach on the St. John River in New Brunswick, Canada
Debbie (60) and Randy (63)
What prompted you to do an RV caravan to Mexico? Initially, we were looking at visiting Mexico's Copper Canyon. Researching that led us to blogs and testimonials about Caravanas de Mexico. With retirement approaching, we decided that three months in Mexico sounded like a pretty good idea!
What are your impressions of Mexico? The food, the weather, the landscape, the people, the culture, the history...it's all superb, rich, and beautiful and beyond our expectations.
Have you felt safe traveling around Mexico? At the beginning of the trip we were a little concerned, but now we're at the point where we don't even think about it. We have not had a single moment of discomfort. And rather than threats, we see smiling, welcoming faces.
What has been your favorite experience or highlight of the trip? Perhaps the access to some phenomenal, knowledgable tour guides who shared so much with us. Reviewing our itinerary, we couldn't possibly pick a favourite...every day seems to present surprising highlights.
Would you return to Mexico by yourself or with another caravan? We're already planning on returning next year and probably for many years to come. We're signing up for Spanish classes when we get home!
John and Janice - Ontario, Canada
John and Janice...semi retired business owners
What prompted you to do this caravan? John (60) and Janice (59) have spent a lot of time in Florida escaping the cold Canadian winter, but they feel that the weather there is not as consistent as they would like it to be. So, they figured they might find something better travelling in Mexico.
What are your impressions of the caravan? It's fun having the comeraderie of the group, but it's not as much beach time as we would have liked. We knew ahead of time that we would be spending quite a lot of time in the higher altitudes where it's cooler, but we think we would like to spend more time where it's warmer in future trips. It was great traveling with the Green Angels and the feeling of security that affords if you happen to have mechanical problems on the road.
What are your impressions of Mexico? We love the friendly people and the great food!
Have you felt safe travelling around Mexico? Yes.
What has been your favorite experience, or highlight of the trip? The Copper Canyon trip. Oh, and the trip up into the mountains of Jalisco to visit the mescal distillery was the most authentic Mexican experience ever!
Would you return to travel by yourself or with another caravan? Probably with another caravan, but not this particular route. Prefer warmer climate.
Bob and Betty McNichol - B.C., Canada
Bob (74) and Betty (73 McNichol and their dog Reza (9)
What prompted you to do an RV caravan to Mexico? We had been at an RV show in Abbotsford, British Colombia and seen the booth where they were advertising the tour. We had also met someone who had done one of these RV caravans, and we decided that we wanted to see Mexico as part of a safe and escorted trip.
What are your impressions of Mexico? A beautiful country with a rich history. The people have been so friendly and accommodating wherever we go. There is a great deal of litter though!
Have you felt safe traveling around Mexico? Absolutely. The Green Angels were more than helpful when they accompanied us.
What has been your favorite experience or highlight of the trip? Bob - Zipline at the Copper Canyon. Fishing in Mazatlan. Walks in Patzcuaro, and supper at the artists home. Also loved happy hours with the group! And the night walk in Guanajuato and the beach at Teacapan. Betty - Overall, meeting the local people in the markets and freely strolling around the towns. Also, I loved the scenery in Mazamitla.
Would you return to Mexico by yourself or with another caravan? The answer is yes to both. The caravan has opened up the many sides of Mexico. The knowledgeable guides and wagon masters all added to an understanding of old Mexico. Beaches and condos are such a small part. We prefer the high country of Mazamitla and Guanajuato, but a mixture of months is probably the way to go.
Note: Bob & Betty have signe dup for our 2018 Yucatan trip
Larry & Anne - B.C., Canada
Larry (68) & Anne (64) are a retired couple, having owned a small flight service in Northwest Territories, Northern Canada.
What prompted you to do this caravan? We had been planning a Copper Canyon trip for many years.The opportunity to join up with an RV caravan appealed to us as first timers RV'ing in Mexico.
What is your impressions of the caravan? This is our first time with a caravan. The people we have met and the tours we have taken far surpass our expectations.
What are your impressions of Mexico? Since our past visits have only been to resorts along the coast, we are amazed at the beauty of areas of the country we would not have otherwise seen.
Have you felt safe travelling around Mexico? Absolutely!
What has been your favorite experience, or highlight of the trip? The Copper Canyon Tour.
Would you return to Mexico, either on your own or with another caravan? Yes, probably with another caravan.
Note: Larry & Anne have signed up for our 2018 Yucatan trip
Stan & Colleen - California, US
Stan (76) and Colleen (62) have an interesting history in that they drove a truck and trailer all the way down to the southern tip of South America back in 1996. They sold it there, and flew back to the U.S.
What prompted you to do an RV caravan to Mexico? Despite the fact that we've done a lot of traveling alone, we wanted to try something new. We're also getting a little older, and wanted the security and safety in numbers that a caravan offers.
What are your impressions of the caravan? We love the day trip and bus tours, and also the dinners and lunches out that were included in the price. The only downside in our opinion was a little lack of planning when the tours were organized on back to back days.
What are your impressions of Mexico? We love Mexico! It's beautiful, and we love the friendly people and colorful towns.
Have you felt safe traveling around Mexico? Yes - absolutely.
What has been your favorite experience or highlight of the trip? Doing the longest zip line in the world at the Copper Canyon. Also meeting Zorro in El Fuerte, and of course all of the wonderful new friends in the caravan.
Would you return to Mexico by yourself or with another caravan? Both!
Danielle - Fulltime in her class B
Danielle (68) is originally from the area around Los Angeles, California, and is currently living full time in her class B van....although she calls Reno, Nevada home. She doesn't live alone though! Her canine partner Yankee, is never far from her side... What prompted you to do this caravan? I had previously visited Baja California in my van, but I wanted to see the mainland of Mexico, and I was concerned about safety traveling alone. That concern has been alleviated.
What are your impressions of Mexico? I love Mexico, especially the people and the easy going, friendly lifestyle.
Have you felt safe travelling around Mexico? Yes!!!
What has been your favorite experience, or highlight of the trip? The night walk with the wandering minstrels around Guanajuato.
Would you return to travel by yourself or with another caravan? I will return by myself, and possibly with another caravan.