While staying in Brownsville we had the opportunity to take a tour with guide and company owner David. He has lived in the area all his life and has a great knowledge of the history and customs. The tour started with a very informative and interesting trip around Brownsville outlining the history of the area. It even included a stop at the oldest cemetery in Brownsville where many of the early settlers are buried and a stop at Fort Brown. We stopped at a duty free store on the way into Mexico and visited a old church and town square. We toured the city of Matamoros and then stopped for a reasonable lunch at Garcias. We felt totally safe at all times. We were able to pick up souvenirs and alcohol in Mexico to bring back to the US. The tour lasted a little more than 5 hours and we were picked up and taken back to our resort by David.