Hello! Katie & Riley have pre-reserved rooms with a special set rate for the travel window of April 20-26, 2022. Guests may arrive and depart whenever they’d like, but please note the resort requires a 3 night minimum stay. The special group rates are valid 3 days before and 3 days after this window.Deadlines
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 reduced 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 10+ international trips since June 2020, all in the post-COVID era. I am also lived in Playa del Carmen, Mexico over 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 Katie & Riley. If travel policies change for 2022 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, the USA *does* require a negative COVID test to re-enter the United States after international travel. Nearly every resort (including Live Aqua) is providing complimentary testing on-site at the resort for guests.
This could change before next year, so we will keep you updated if this requirement goes away.
As of April 2021, vaccinations do not exempt anyone from testing, though this could change before February 2022.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.
We recommend checking your passport now to see if you need to renew – please don’t wait until the last minute!Is Travel Insurance available? Expand
Because group reservations at 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.
This means that the group has paid a deposit to pre-reserve rooms for your group.
All Inclusive resorts are priced per person, based on how many individuals are booked in a room.
The rates listed are PER PERSON and include:
Optional Travel insurance is available to protect your investment. See insurance FAQ below for more details.
*May be on reduced hours due to COVID restrictions, subject to changeCan we come earlier or stay later? Expand
Absolutely! 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 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 group’s wishes and book the hotel portion with the group:
Guests who do not book within the group contract unfortunately:
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! Initial deposits are due on October 20, 2021. There are no set requirements for payments, as long as final payments are made by the deadline.
While the group requests that you book your room with the group, you are welcome to book your own airfare.
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 forward your air confirmation email to me no later than February 17, 2022. 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.
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.
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 9a-3p central time on Fridays. I am available outside business hours by appointment.Start My Reservation Start My Reservation
2. Completely Fill Out The Form: Select the Number of Passengers and the form will dynamically create spaces for everyone in your group. Fields marked with an asterix * are REQUIRED3. Submit! Once we get it, we will review & send an invoice for you to review & approve. Kindly note our business hours, 9a-5p CT Mon-Thurs and 9a-3p CT on Friday.
On January 12, 2021, CDC issued an order requiring all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs.
Travelers must provide proof of the negative test or documentation showing they’ve recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days. This must be shown the airline before boarding the flight returning to the US.
This Order will go into effect on January 26, 2021.
Are you using a debit card? Expand
Most debit cards have daily charge limits. Depending on your bank, this daily charge limit may be as low as $500.
Please confirm the daily charge limit with your bank prior to submitting a large debit card payment. If you attempt to charge over your daily limit, your card will be declined. Note: Debit Cards are NOT recommended for international travel. Ask me for more details.Does your passport expire within six months of your travel date? Expand
A passport is required for international travel, including for children & babies. Many countries (including Mexico, Costa Rica, St Lucia and throughout Europe) require that passports be valid for six months AFTER RETURN DATE OF TRAVEL. If you have additional questions, please contact me.Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant? Expand
Pregnancy Restrictions: Some trips have restrictions for pregnant travelers. For example, cruise lines will not board a passenger after her 24th week of pregnancy. Ask me for more details
Travel Insurance and Pregnancy: Please read the coverage info carefully. In many policies, pregnancy is considered a pre-existing condition and is not a covered cancellation reason. In this case, you may want to consider “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage, an optional upgrade.Are you traveling with a child without BOTH biological parents present? Expand
Children under 18 years of age not traveling with both parents or legal guardian(s) may need to present a notarized letter from the absent parent/guardian granting permission to travel outside the United States. This letter should also authorize the adult to provide emergency medical care if necessary.
Please refer to this website for more information and sample letters: http://www.globetrektravel.com/minortravelforms.pdf
Alpaca Your Bags Travel is not responsible for lack of compliance to provide proper documentation to airport authorities. It is the responsibility of the traveler & the traveler’s parents/guardians to provide proper documentation to airport authorities.Have you ever been convicted of a felony? Expand
You may not clear customs if you have been convicted of a felony. Please contact your attorney to review the specifics of your case.Have you ever been convicted of a DUI/DWI? Expand
If you are traveling to Canada and have been convicted of a DUI or DWI you will likely not be admitted to the country.
A DUI/DWI is a felony in Canada and entrance to non-residents is tightly controlled. Please contact your attorney to learn more.Do you owe back child support? Expand You may be detained at customs if you owe child support. Please contact your attorney to discuss prior to payment. If you have questions about the form, please email me at: email@example.com
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