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Durango Adventure Nature Tour Guide

Walter Bishop will show you hidden Durango / Coahuila

Durango and Coahuila states abound in little-known natural attractions - mountains, canyons, deserts, waterfalls, birds. If you want to backpack or bicycle with a group of like-mined souls from around the world this is your place. Aventura Pantera is the company to get you there. Walter Bishop is your guy. I featured Walter in my book, Modern Mexico .... He has quite an interesting story.

If you'd like to tour a bit more genteelly - that can be arranged. The older i get, the more genteel I become.

Whether you are a newbie or hardcore birder or just someone who revels in natural beauty of the mountains and desert, you will be happy using Aventura Pantera.

Ask for the type of trip that fits your personality. Most of Pantera's trips are for backpackers and bicyclists. That's not to say all of them have to be. Talk about it with them.

If you are going to visit the Zone of Silence (Zona del Silencio) in Durango and Coahuila, you could go on your own, but a guide could really help. Aventura Pantera tour company is really good. The owner, Walter Bishop Velarde, is not only a fine man, he is a great guide and he really knows the back country of Durango and Coahuila. Obviously, he speaks perfect English.

Besides the Zone of Silence, Walter does tours to Mapimi, the Baranca del Cobre and birding tours for the area between Durango and Sinaloa.

Walter Bishop of Durango

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Keep me in kibbles. Let my human plan your trip.

Customer comment after using one of my trip-plans: With "Mexico" Mike as our partner, we felt safe & enjoyed our trip. He delivered more than promised.

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Independent travelers. Maps and directions make the drive easy.

If you don't need personal planning, look at my mile-by-mile roadlogs. Full of maps, directions, hotels, RV parks, facts.

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Get to know the Mexican people.

A little Spanish will open a world of friendship. Many Mexicans speak English. Please learn some online or in immersion course at the Spanish Institute of Puebla. Don't be an ugly American or Canadian.

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Mexican vehicle insurance is required. I've been around this block for 30+ years and this is what I buy. Also Travel Health, air evac and expat medical, homeowners.

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