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Get all the answers to the most frequently asked questions

1How many people are on a bus tour?

The bus is a 45-50 passenger bus. You will find an average of 40-48 pax on the bus tour.

2 Definite Departures.

We need a minimum of 20 passengers enrolled to make the trip a go. Deposits will not be charged or cashed until we have confirmed the tour and you have been notified. Before booking airfare please confirm with our office that the trip is effective. FYI Most or all of the tours will up.

3How much time we spend on the train?

We spend approximately 5 hours of train ride.

4What if I do not need hotel lodging in Phoenix?

If no lodging is necessary in Phoenix, deduct $85.00 per person double occupancy of the package price. You may leave your vehicle at the Sleep Inn Airport Phoenix (no charge).

5What other pick –up/drop-off locations available?

Green Valley, AZ at Green Valley at the Canola Rest Area. To get there follow HWY 19 South and exit to the rest stop just past mile marker 56 NOTE: You are NOT allowed to leave your car at any of these two pick-up locations.

6What is the cost for optional tours not included in package price?

In El Fuerte there is an Optional River Float ($25/person, min.4pax). In Divisadero Area there is a cable car ride across the Canyon ($25 p/p, a 7-course zip line (2 hours for a cost of $60 which includes a return trip on the cable car) and rappelling.

7Visa and Passport:

Mexican Visa is required for this trip ($3900 MXN or $27USD-approx). Passport or Passcard is required for re-entry to the US, with valid 6 months left before expiration date.

8Driver and Guide tips.

You are responsible for tipping the driver and guide at the end of the tour. Unlike the U.S., Mexican drivers and guides live by tips. Suggested tips are $20-$30 per person for the driver and $50-$60 per person for the guide.

9How do I book the tour?

To reserve a tour, a $300 deposit per person is required. The balance is due 60 days before the departure date.

10Is it safe to travel to Mexico?

The short answer is: “yes.” More than 95 percent of Mexico’s municipalities are at least as safe as the average traveler’s hometown. Although certain parts of the country have seen a rise in drug-related violence in the last few years it is still safe to travel to most parts of Mexico. Ninety three percent of violence takes place in only three percent of the country, mainly along the border because drug dealers in both countries are fighting for control of the border.

11Bus has insurance in the US and Mexico?

Yes, they have insurance with the company in Mexico with the insurer Qualitas and the United States handle it with Principal Financial

12What are the driver qualifications?

Our drivers are certified Mexican drivers. They undergo a series of medical and physical examinations.

13What are the bus model and maintenance schedule?

The years of the buses are 2014 and 2015. The maintenance is constant.
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