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Old 12-06-2014, 08:26 AM   #1
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Adventure Caravan RV Tours

We are considering them for a fall tour of Canada. Does anybody have experience with this company? Thanks Jim
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:43 AM   #2
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We did a tour of Alaska with them a number of years ago. It was well planned and we did have a good time.
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You might want to look at Fantasy RV Tours also, and even Winnebago is running tours for both WIT members and non-members. Lots of companies out there, Fantasy and Adventure are probably the biggest. Fantasy took over the GoodSam tours a year or so ago.
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If you are referring to Adventure Treks, we did an Alaskan caravan with them a year ago and it was quite well organized. We enjoyed the trip with them.
I looked at others when planning, they seem to run a smaller group of rvs than some of the others so it's easier to become acquainted with others in the group.
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I always wondered, what do you get for your money with an RV tour?

You supply the RV and your own gas, so what do they supply other than campsite fees and perhaps some of the fees for selected attractions?
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Adventure Caravans and Adventure Treks are two completely independent companies.
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I always wondered, what do you get for your money with an RV tour?

You supply the RV and your own gas, so what do they supply other than campsite fees and perhaps some of the fees for selected attractions?
Have Alaska on bucket list, what do these company's provide for their fee?

We are years away from that trip but till now hadn't thought of using a trip organizer.
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In order to let the caravan companies make a complete offer for your money have them mail their catalog to you;
Adventure Caravans 844-872-7897
Adventure Treks 866-669-5865
Fantasy RV Tours 800-952-8496.

Our first caravan was with Tracks to Adventure (since absorbed by Adventure Caravans) to the Maritimes and Labrador and Newfoundland. We have since traveled several times on long trips to the Copper Canyon, Guadalajara and Baja, Mexico with Adventure Caravans. We would not have ventured so far into Mexico on our own but we have gone as far as La Bufadora and Puerto Penasco solo. We are scheduled again with Adventure Caravans to Florida/Georgia/Carolinas in February.

For us their planning, routing, access to little known venues, charter bus day trips, ferry and campground reservations, group meals (restaurants and our own pot lucks), companionship of like minded rv'ers and mechanical breakdown support are valuable. This is most important when we wish to tour on the East Coast with which we are unfamiliar. We want to see "all there is to see" after we travel cross country to meet the caravan. Yes, I know, we never will see it all.

We would not sign up for a caravan in the more familiar western states or provinces, except possibly to Alaska. And, at the end of being with a group of up to 42 others ( 38 persons = 18 rigs + 4 staff = 2 rigs + us) for a month or longer, we are ready to head off by ourselves again. Some people travel extensively with caravans. Others never do.

Alaska Treks advertises smaller groups. We have not traveled with them or Fantasy RV Tours but they both also offer some interesting trips.

To caravan is a obviously a personal value/benefit decision. The factors are probably a little different for everyone.

Disclaimer: We don't work for, or have any financial interest, in any caravan company. We are just satisfied customers who have found that they fit our plans under certain circumstances.

Have fun. Drive safely.
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Thanks for the info!
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We are signed up for Adventure Caravans in 2017 for Alaska.....First big retirement trip!!!!!!
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We are signed up for Adventure Caravans in 2017 for Alaska.....First big retirement trip!!!!!!
I may see you on that same trip. I retire in 2016, planning on AK in 2017.
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