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ATTN: fellow Canadians..an AI pkg question..

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How much are (were) your vacation packages to RM/Cancun? If you don't mind me asking...

Especially to any of you travelling (or travelled) in July. The prices I got quoted seem kind of high..I'm wondering if my guests will be better off waiting or booking flights and hotels seperately...Almost everyone is a student, so they can't really afford anything crazy expensive.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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My guests are paying 1608 from Toronto for 7 nights all inclusive in November. Some were able to shop around online and save a bit, but not a whole lot. My guests from Nova Scotia are paying around 1750. We booked through Air Canada Vacations.

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Ours is about 1600 all inclusive for 1 week out of Vancouver. That's in January. We ended up booking online with BCAA because it was about $500 cheaper than the TA at BCAA quoted us. And if you need to go through a BCAA agent to change anything, they only charge you $100 (I think). Hope that helps somewhat :)

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Which resort are you thinking of? It varies by resort...I have travelled to Cancun/RM a lot and stayed at all inclusives and the price did vary by resort.

 

From Toronto we paid $2,000 for a week at the Riu Palace Mexico in RM in Feb.

 

I have paid $1,400 for a week in August (Hurricane season) and I believe that was in Cancun at one of the smaller resorts.

 

Booked both through Itravel2000.

 

Also did one trip where we used aeroplan points for flights and just booked the resort so did not take a package...it ended up being about $500 cheaper, and typically the chartered flights are around $500-$600 in the packages (per the person I talked to) so it does end up being cheaper as a flight from Toronto can be up to $1,200 depending on when you travel and book. Also when we booked separately we had to take taxis from the airport and that was an extra $60 each way.

 

It seems like any 4 or 5 star resort is around $1700-2000. If the majority of guests are students, there is a student travel agency called Travelcuts...they give you fairly significant discounts if you have a student card.

 

Hope that helps!

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We paid 1500$ from Ottawa and 1600$ from Halifax for Dreams Tulum (5 star) for March 27-April 3rd with Air Canada Vacations but we only booked about 3 months in advance. I think it would have been a couple hundred more if we had booked way in advance. At that time the price was about the same for various online travel agencies, although the group quote I got from Air Canada Vacations (directly) was higher.

 

Keep in mind that prices from Vancouver to the Mayan Riviera are more expensive (supposedly, I've never looked into it myself) since it's quite a bit farther. I think this is why many people from the west coast travel to the Mexican west coast (Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, etc)

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Our wedding party leaves March 12th from Toronto and we scored a group deal (10+ people) for $1399 + tax for Dreams Tulum! We worked out with our TA well in advance as we feared that the prices would skyrocket. We received this quote in May 2008...people are now being quoted $2100+ for the very same vacation. If you have any other questions don't hesitate....best of luck and congrats :o)

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Our guests are paying $1850+tax from Victoria for a January 17th departure. The price from Vancouver would have been about $1750+tax. We could have left on the 16th for less with a flight through Aeromexico, but we would have arrived in Cancun at 11pm and left at 7am - essentially losing 2 days of the trip with the arrival and departure times, so we opted to pay more for the extra time.

 

I went to Dreams PV from Vancouver in September a little while back and it was only $1200 (taxes in). It's cheaper to fly to the the west coast than the east, so check that out if $$ is really an issue.

 

Good Luck!

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I'm going to Ana's wedding in April at Dreams los cabos and were paying for 1 week all inclusive about $2250 per person...I got married at the same resort in May 2007 and we paid about $1800 flying from Toronto

 

so it all depends wihich resort what time of year and from which city you're travelling

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We were quoted $2000+tax for a couple of 5 star resorts - I don't think it is terribly expensive (especially with them being really nice hotels), but I know I have seen them for cheaper..I think. My FI and I stayed in a 4.5 star in Feb for less than $1600..and that was during reading week and all.

hmm..looks like I have some hunting to do!!

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