Final room payments due: July 29, 2021.Travel Agent
As we all know, we are in unprecedented times and we understand that guests may have concerns about travel.
Resorts are currently allowed to be open to 50% occupancy to allow for social distancing. Resorts are regularly selling out since they are held to this lower than normal occupancy. This is why we recommend booking early to get your first choice or room types and/or dates.
I have personally made 9 trips to Mexico since June 2020, all in the post-COVID era. I also lived in Playa del Carmen, Mexico during winter 2021. If you’d like to see more of my travels, please visit my Instagram and click on my Stories highlights! If you’re not on IG and curious, I can send you a Google photo album.
We are monitoring the situation closely and communicating with Ashley & Andrew. If travel policies change for fall travel, we are ready to be nimble and work with the group to update timelines and deadlines if necessary. Thank you!Is COVID testing required for travel? Expand
Currently, Mexico does not require any type of negative COVID test to enter the country.
Effective January 26, 2021, the USA *does* require a negative COVID test to re-enter the US after international travel.
Nearly every resort (including Hyatt) is providing complimentary testing on-site at the resort for guests.
As of March 2021, being vaccinated is not a substitute for testing.Do I need a passport? Expand
If you already have a passport, please check the expiration date. The U.S. State Department recommends that international travelers have 6 months of validity on their passport after their return trip date.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE CHECK YOUR PASSPORT EXPIRATION DATE TODAY to see if you need to renew your passport! Don’t delay… passport processing times are delayed due to the temporary pause in operations earlier this year.Can we come earlier or stay later? Expand
If you would like to stay for dates before or after this date window, that is no problemo!
Please include your requested dates in your reservation form and I will confirm availability!What is a room block? Expand
This means that the couple has paid a deposit to pre-reserve rooms for your group.
The rates listed are PER PERSON and include:
Optional Travel insurance is available to protect your investment. See insurance FAQ below for more details.What if I book and need to cancel? Expand
Since all inclusive resorts are pre-paid and non-refundable, travel insurance is encouraged to protect your investment. Life is unpredictable; plans can change.
The cost of insurance is based on your age, your state of residency and the total cost of your trip,
Due to this, travel insurance prices will be quoted for each individual guest.
What happens if I don’t book with Alpaca Your Bags? Expand
The couple has paid a deposit to pre-reserve rooms for your group. They have a group contract that allows them to offer additional benefits for their guests.
There are several reasons why you should honor the couple’s wishes and book the hotel portion with the group:
Guests who do not book within the group contract unfortunately:
Guests staying off property will be charged a day pass to attend the wedding events. The resort has the right to stop selling day passes if the property reaches 90% capacity or greater. Off-property guests are welcome for 30 minutes prior to the ceremony start and will be asked to vacate the premises 30 minutes after the event ends.
For more info on this topic, please read my blog post on ” How to Be a Great Destination Wedding Guest “How do I get a quote for my room? Expand
All quotes start with the reservation form. Fill out that form and I will get back to you with a quote.
In your reservation form, make sure to include the ROOM TYPE you want to book. See below for info!I am sharing a room with another invited guest. How does that work? Expand
Yes! Please coordinate with your roommate and designate ONE person to fill out the reservation form.
Reservation forms should be one per ROOM, not one per person. When I get your form, I will email both of you and explain next steps.
If you and your roommate live at different addresses, please make sure to include the second passenger’s contact info. This can go in the notes field.Is there a payment plan? Expand
Yes! You may make your deposit any time before the due date (May 4, 2021).
You are welcome to pay on your balance any time you’d like, as long as the balance is paid in fully by the due date (July 29, 2021).
There are no set requirements for payments, as long as the balance is paid in full by the due date. We do ask that you make your payment a minimum of $150 per payment. Thank you!What about airfare? Expand
While the couple requests that you book your room with the group, you are welcome to book your own airfare.
If you would like assistance with air, we are happy to help! There is a $25 ticketing fee included in all of our air quotes.
If you book your own air, please forward your air confirmation to me no later than September 7, 2021. This is how we schedule your transportation pick up at your destination.
Guests who do not submit their air information by September 7, 2021 will forfeit their included transfers.What is the proper etiquette to attend a Destination Wedding? Expand
Great question! Hop on over to my blog post: “How to be a Great Destination Wedding Guest“I have more questions – HELP! Expand
No problem, feel free to contact us: Ashley Morris, email@example.com 816-287-0383
Note: Due to the nature of my job, I am frequently on the phone with travel suppliers. Email is often the fastest and best way to reach me.
Kindly note my business hours of 9a-5p central time, M-F. I am available outside business hours by appointment.Start My Reservation
Ziva is on a stunning beachfront area approx. 30 minutes south of the Puerto Vallarta airport (PVR).
At our all-inclusive Puerto Vallarta family resort, elegance is included. Designed for the ultimate relaxation vacation, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta features over 335 rooms and suites with breathtaking ocean views. Each luxury room or suite is decked out with designer details and lifestyle conveniences, such as large HDTVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, beverage centers and white marble bathrooms. Relax in comfortable sitting areas and enjoy in-suite spa experiences with hydro-massage bathtubs and rainfall showers in select suites.Start My Reservation
Spacious 473 sq. ft suites with your own lounge chairs and direct access to a semi-private pool right from yout terrace. Only adults age 18 + are allowed in this room.Rates are PER PERSON and include round-trip transportation from PVR airport.
indulge in this peaceful room featuring your choice of one king or two double beds plus a sofa bed. Enjoy all Hyatt Club tower amenities as well as access to your own VIP refreshment center. Relax on the spacious balcony with a private hot tub and enjoy magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. Location: Club Tower, Floors 6-10Rates are PER PERSON and include round-trip transportation from PVR airport.
Hi! I’m Ashley Morris; I’m the owner of Alpaca Your Bags Travel. Our name might be funny, but our service isn’t. As we enter our 6th year in business, I’m honored to help wedding couples, families and groups across the U.S. to make their travel dreams a reality. If you’re a Destination Wedding guest, you’re probably thinking, “Who is this person and how did my friend find her?”
As an award-winning boutique travel agency, Alpaca Your Bags Travel is the fun, off-beat, tech-savvy alternative travel agency modern couples trust with their destination weddings and celebrations. We’ve got your back, so you can breathe easy and enjoy your day in paradise.
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