Join the Chris & Di’s friends & family group as they takeover Hotel Xcaret in sunny Mexico!Dates: June 19-26, 2021
Hello! Chris & Di are working with Alpaca Your Bags Travel or organize their 2021 Friends & Family Adventure! The 2021 Trip will be to the stunning Hotel Xcaret Mexico, located just outside Playa del Carmen.Deadlines
Hotel Xcaret is an “all fun inclusive” resort! In addition to your standard all inclusive resort fare, Hotel Xcaret includes admission to 9 unique Xcaret parks & experiences. This includes:
Hi! I’m Ashley Morris, the owner of Alpaca Your Bags Travel. I specialize in Destination Wedding and Family Group travel, specifically to Mexico & the Caribbean. I have been a guest on “Fly with Chris and Di” twice, once about my African Safari and once to talk about Destination Weddings and Vow Renewals. I can’t wait to work with your group on this trip!
I started Alpaca Your Bags Travel in 2015 after a challenging experience planning my own destination wedding. Since then, I’ve been working with couples and families to plan their adventures. Fun fact: In 2020, I rescheduled more than 26 Destination Wedding groups due to COVID. That’s more than 1,200 travelers and nearly 3,600 individual reservations that needed to be serviced. We can handle anything you throw at us and we are here to help! For more fun facts about me, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page.Hotel Xcaret Parks & Experiences Expand
I first visited Hotel Xcaret shortly after it opened (see my blog post here!).
For a quick description on each park, see below!
Xcaret Park* – This family park encompasses all aspects of ancient Mexican culture. Enjoy authentic cuisine and delve into the ruins of the Maya civilizations at the Polé archaeological site.
Xel-Há Park** – Adventures abound at this natural park. Children and adults can enjoy a range of activities, including snorkeling, biking through jungle trails and swimming in the natural pool. Guests can also take in beautiful views from the Scenic Lighthouse.
Xplor Park*- Thrill seekers can find plenty of action-packed adventures at this park deep in the Mayan jungle. Zip lining and cave tours through underground rivers are the just the beginning of the extreme fun.
Xplor Fuego Park* – The only nighttime park in Riviera Maya offers guests astounding adventures, including driving through torch-lit courses, paddling through “lava” rivers and zip lining in the dark.
Xoximilco Cancun** – Enjoy a fiesta for all ages! This party takes place on the barges in Xoximilco and include traditional cuisine, open beer and tequila bar and plenty of games for everyone.
Xenses Park* – Ignite your senses at this half-day park. Expand your sight at the Xensatorium, test your balance at the Town, take on the Bird Flight and end the trip relaxing at the Riverlaxing, Sludgerie and Xpá.
Xavage Park -At Xavage you will discover how wild you are with the most intense activities of Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Decide your level of boldness and choose the activities that suit you best.
Add and combine the activities of the park to spend a day as extreme as you want: aquatic, terrestrial, or through the air; three, four, five, or all activities!*These parks do not require a reservation
Reservation required for all
Xenotes Oasis Maya Tour – Explore four unique cenotes as your rappel, kayak, swim and zip line in the Mayan jungle.
Xichen Deluxe Tour – Explore the ancient remains of Chichén Itzá and Valladolid with a first-class service and cuisine.How is the group monitoring COVID-19? Expand
Excellent question. As we all know, we are in unprecedented times and we understand that guests may have concerns about travel. We all hoping for the best while monitoring this ever-changing landscape.
Hotel Xcaret has some outstanding protocols in place to keep both guests and staff safe & healthy. Their “360 Xafety” program has been been awarded the Trafel Safety Stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council. These protocols fully comply with guidelines set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). For more specifics, please visit: https://www.xcaret.com/en/sanity-protocols-grupo-xcaret/
We are monitoring the situation closely and communicating with Chris & Dianne. If travel policies change for 2021 travel, we are ready to be nimble and work with the group to update timelines and deadlines if necessary. Thank you!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.What’s Included? Expand
Your quote will include:
Optional Travel insurance is available to protect your investment. See insurance FAQ below for more details.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!Is Travel Insurance available? 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.
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.What about airfare? Expand
While the group 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! Bundling air with your hotel does often provides a discount, so we are happy to quote you for air as well.
If you book your own air, please forward your air confirmation to me no later than May 5, 2021. This is how we schedule your transportation pick up at your destination.
Guests who do not submit their air information by the deadline will forfeit their included transfers.Can I book my airfare with miles or points? Expand
You are welcome to book your own airfare however you’d like (cash, points or miles).
Due to contract deadlines, we recommend booking your hotel room as early as possible and adding air when you’re ready.
If you book your own air, please send me the confirmation by the stated deadline so I can schedule your ground transportation. Guests who do not send their air by the deadline will forfeit their included transfers.
Guest are welcome to book their own airfare at their leisure, or I can help (email@example.com) . All air quotes from Alpaca Your Bags Travel include a $25 ticketing fee.
I have more questions – HELP! Expand
No problem, feel free to contact us: Ashley Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org 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-Thursday and 8am-12pm central time on Fridays. I am available outside business hours by appointment.Hotel Xcaret has several resort “sections”.
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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