In addition to caravans and rallies in the United States, innovated RV tour companies have expanded to include excursions through Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and South Africa. Most overseas trips include the rental of a motor home in the package price, but not the airline fares.
Many RV clubs and groups organize trips for members that include caravans into Mexico and the Canada’s Maritime Provinces. These trips can be planned either through a commercial outfitter or independently.
Family Motor Coach Association contracts with Fantasy RV Tours each year for a dozen members-only outings. “They are the experts,” said Pamela Kay, FMCA director of communications. “We rely on them to do the planning so that members are able to just show up and have a great time.”
Added Kay, “motorhome owners who would like to become members of FMCA in order to avail themselves of the discounts are invited to contact FMCA at 800.543-3622 or visit FMCA.com.”
On its Web site, Fantasy RV Tours lists a 37-day trip to South Africa: two people: $31,190; one person: $25,695. Includes class C motor home; airfare from Washington, D.C., six nights in hotel, 28 meals, 12 national parks, 13 big game drives, 70 events and tours.
Adventure Caravans lists a 49-day Canada’s Maritime Provinces caravan for $8,395 two people, $6,395 solo. One of the most deluxe and comprehensive land and sea voyages including New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Photos: (Top) Mexico destinations, including Playa Santispac in Baja, are popular with RV caravans. (Credit: Peter and Deb Dale/Adventure Caravans). (Bottom) Elephants are a frequent sighting on Fantasy RV Tours to South Africa. (Courtesy Fantasy RV Tours)