In order to drive in Mexico you need to purchase Mexican insurance. I recommend Instant Mexico Auto Insurance Services, by phone (619) 428-4714 or online at the link below:
Full coverage is recommended for the dates of trip.
While driving on highways, keep speed at 65mph.
All guests are provided official event decals as well as sponsor decals and are encouraged to apply them for the duration of trip. Guests are also provided official event t-shirt.
No drinking alcoholic beverages and driving.
Must provide color copy of passport and driver’s license, and health card if available (on 1 page please).
Keep a copy for yourself as well.
Must sign a waiver.
You will be given a radio to use on the tour.
Exchange Currency: There is a small store and a Casa de Cambio to buy pesos for gas and shopping. I suggest exchanging $500-800 USD. They take US dollars in Baja but sometimes you do not get a good deal. Gas is best paid in Mexican pesos.
ITEMS NOT ALLOWED IN MEXICO:
Guns or ammunition
Knives longer than 8”
Medications must be in original prescription bottles
Proof of vehicle registration and US insurance
Must be a road worthy and street licensed vehicle
Cooler for bottled water, drinks and snacks
First aid kit
Spare parts (mostly hard to find ones that might be unique to your vehicle)
Winch and/or tow strap
While the below are not requirements they are good off-roading suggestions:
CHECKLIST & PACKING SUGGESTONS
Flip Flops or Sandals.
Wet Wipes or Baby Wipes (These are a life saver!!!!)
A roll of toilet paper (just in case)
Drink bottle with a lid (Some of the roads will be rough and you will want to keep your beverages closed.)
Blow Dryer (if needed, there is one hotel that does not have one)
Snacks (if desired)
A small to medium cooler for your waters or drinks. We will stop for ice a few times along the way.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to keep hydrated! Drink water at every chance you get.
We will be providing 3 meals per day and lodging.
A CHANCE TO HELP
Rancho Sordo Mudo (School for the deaf)
As part of our tour we will be visiting the Rancho Sordo Mudo. This is a school for the deaf, located in the beautiful wine country of the Valle de Guadalupe.
We will be bringing supplies to donate. If you choose to contribute, here are some items that they suggested:
- Canned meats
- Good Quality Men’s Razors
- Shampoo (Not conditioner)
- Boys and Girls Body wash
- Liquid Laundry Detergent
- Dawn Dish Soap
- Multi Vitamins for Kids (No “C”)
- Flavor packets to add to water bottles.