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Dubai Escorted Tour – Tips for Travel to Dubai/United Arab Emirates

Two of our travel agents, Laura Pierce and Peg Giordana recently took a journey to discover Dubai/United Arab Emirates in the Middle East and brought back some valuable information for travelers looking to discover this fascinating area.

Our journey to Dubai began with our flights on Emirate Airlines.  We were lucky enough to get business class in both directions to/from JFK.  This airline is a “destination” in itself.  Your business class seat is more like your own “kiosk” with a wide screen TV, sound system, storage, and a seat that fully reclines into a bed.  They even bring you a mattress, menu to choose your meals and a wine list.  In the back of business class, on the newer model planes like we had on the return, there is a lounge with a full service bar.  Believe it or not, we had so much fun on the 14 hour flight home we didn’t want it to end.  Service was phenomenal.

We spent the night before our flight to Dubai in New York at the Hilton Garden Times Square.  The hotel was a good choice for something reasonably priced and an easy walk to Times Square and major attractions.  The rooms were standard with coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator and a safe.  It also had a nice restaurant and lounge on sight.  We took the subway to the World Trade Center complex to see the Freedom Tower ongoing construction.  There is still a lot of work, but it is going to be beautiful, with memorials, shopping mall, restaurants as well as the museum and offices.

Our Dubai trip was booked through Gate 1.  The hotel was the Royal Ascot Hotel which we were told was within walking distance to shopping, night clubs and attractions.  That was not the case.  The shopping areas in Dubai tend to be grouped by type, and the area we were in was many blocks of electronic stores.    Our trip included many tours and taxis were easy to get, so it wasn’t a problem.  But if someone is going on their own it would be a good idea to get something closer to the “Beverly Hills” area of Dubai where all the high rises, shopping and attractions are.  The main street through this area is “Sheikh Khalifa” (the current president of UAE).  Our hotel had the basic needs, hair dryer, mini bar, LCD TV.  There was a roof top pool/lounge that turned into a smoking lounge in the evening if you know what I mean.   There were eleven restaurants as well, but they were very pricey, so we tried to eat elsewhere.   The local Irish Pub had various specials every night as well.

All of our tours were escorted by a Muslim woman, Chenez, who was extremely informative.  She not only explained what we were seeing, and the history of UAE, but educated us in the Muslim culture and Islam (the way it is SUPPOSED to be, not the way we tend to hear about it).  It was fascinating to learn and enlightening to realize how abused this religion and culture are.  UAE, while Muslim, is more tolerant of modern influences.  Women covering the face is NOT required in the Koran, it is a personal choice.  The women’s’ robes, called Abayas, are becoming more of a “fashion statement” by being decorated and jeweled.  They are not required to be black although most of them are.  Head scarves are mandatory however.  The color and style of a man’s headdress tells you the tribe they are from and/or their level of “importance”.

Our first tour was a Dubai city tour.   Thirty years ago Dubai (Two Brothers) was nothing but desert and a fishing village.  Today it is a multi-cultural, architectural wonder.  There are over 200 nationalities living in Dubai.  The “original” people who immigrated from Yemen are called “Emiratees”.  Only 20% of the residents of Dubai are Emiratees.  They are treated very well by the Sheikh of Dubai, receiving free housing and education.  There are 7 Emirates, each with its own Sheikh, and no one pays taxes.  The founder of UAE wanted to turn the desert into a garden, and the country boasts 40,000,000 palm trees, more than any country in the world.  The ruler of all of UAE is Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, a very wealthy man with 4 wives, 19 daughters and 22 sons.

Dubai is the largest of the 7 and the most modern, and controlled by Britain until 1968.  It is one of the safest cities in the world with 95% of the people living there able to speak English.  Dubai is divided by Deira Creek with the old side called Deira on one side, and modern Dubai on the other.  The residents of Deira tend to be much more traditional and conservative and most of them are Muslim.  Very few outsiders live there.   Their electricity is powered by natural gas.  One month of oil will bring in 2 billion Dirhams.   They will export 2 million barrels per day.   Dubai is the 3 largest producer of oil in the world.

Their weekends start on Fridays.  Smaller shops are closed till evening following Islamic calendar.  June, July and August the temperature rises to 120 degrees with 100% humidity.  Most do not leave their homes or spend at one of the malls during that time.

Modern Dubai is known as an “architectural playground”.   It is the fastest growing city in the world. Everything in Dubai strives to be the biggest, best, most amazing in the world.  The skyscrapers and shopping malls are true wonders.  The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, is located next to the Dubai Mall.  It is surrounded by a beautiful pond of water fed by the Arabian Gulf and at night there are fabulous water shows to music every 30 minutes with the Burj Khalifa lit up with changing colors.  The water show was designed by the same people who did the one at the Bellagio.  We sat at a lovely outdoor restaurant for dinner and watched three shows (while we shared a bottle of wine).  Fabulous.

The Mall of the Emirates, while smaller than the Dubai Mall, hosts the only ski slope located in a hot desert.  We sat at TGIF’s next to the window and watched people going up the ski lift and coming down in real snow, all bundled up in ski clothing.   The cost to ski was $50 USD for two hours with equipment, $30 for children.   We shopped both malls, using taxis and even the Metro once, but did not shop as much as we gawked.  Many of the shops were too intimidating to even enter, although they had many of the shops you would see at a mall here as well.  The people watching was far more interesting.  There were many westerners, but also Muslims dressed in traditional clothing.  There were teenagers in groups, dressed in the black gowns (girls) and white gowns (boys), acting like teenagers would here but NEVER boys and girls together.  You only saw them together if they were a married couple and even then there were no displays of affection in public.

Dubai is in the process of building a new international airport that will serve 160 million passengers, double the size of Atlanta.  Local flights will use the existing airport, the metro will connect both.

We drove out to Palm Island and saw the Atlantis, as well as thousands of villas and condominiums that were incredibly expensive.  The island is beautiful and everything on it is, of course, amazing.  They have had to stop some of the construction as the recession has even hit Dubai.  We saw the world’s only 7 star hotel, Burj al Arab, but you are not able to even pull into the drive unless you have a reservation there.

FYI, in UAE there is a mosque every 500m so when the call to prayer is heard you are never too far to get to one in time.  They are distinguished by the domed top and a needle shaped tower (there can be any number of these towers but must have at least one).  They do not carry their mats around in UAE and pray on the streets.  But you do hear the call to prayer all over the city and it is a little eerie at times.

Our 2nd tour was to the Emirate Sharjah (Rising Sun).  This is the smallest Emirate and by far the most conservative.  We were warned not to wear anything that showed knees or shoulders on this tour.  It was pretty uneventful after Dubai but interesting to see what the area was probably like 15 or 20 years ago before modern Dubai.  We went to the local souk (market place) and did a lot of shopping there.  The best things to shop for are spices and textiles (gold is no longer a bargain in Dubai).

Our hotel had a shuttle to the beach which we used one day.  Surprisingly, the Arabian Gulf  (Iran and Iraq call it the Persian Gulf)  is one of the most beautiful bodies of water I have ever seen and the beach was incredible.  Temperature was about 115 degrees so we spent most of the time IN the water.  And yes, the locals swim in their Muslim attire.  But there were plenty of bathing suits too so no one seemed bothered.  Bathing suits should be conservative out of respect for their culture.  But there were those who chose not to show their respect and we found this somewhat insulting to the people there.

Our last tour was to Abu Dhabi, the richest city in the world.  It is the 2nd largest Emirate and striving very hard to be the next Dubai.  There are many beautiful buildings here too, but construction on the skyscrapers and the 300 islands they are building has come to a temporary halt because of the recession.  Abu Dhabi is much calmer than Dubai even though there are 2,000,000 people who live there.  It does not have the hustle-bustle feeling as much and we had dinner at a lovely restaurant on the water that served traditional Arabic and international food.  There was also a small souk that we managed to shop a little.

On the way to Abu Dhabi is Ferrari World, the only one located outside of Italy, they claim they have the largest roller coaster in the world.  There is also the largest IKEA in the world (they had to tie me down to keep me out of there!) and the largest mosque.  The mosque is called the “Pearl of the Desert” because it is all white, and is so impressive and large it looks like a castle.  It is able to accommodate over 40, 00 worshipers.  The carpet in the main prayer hall is considered the world’s largest carpet made by Iran’s Carpet Company.  This carpet measures 60,570 square feet and was made by around 1,200 -1,300 female knotters.  The weight of this carpet is 35 ton, and took two years to complete.  This Grand Mosque has seven imported chandeliers from Germany that incorporates millions of Swarovski crystals and is 49 feet in length.  The 96 columns in the main hall are clad with marble and inlaid with mother of pearl.    It is one of the mosques that tourists are allowed to tour but we first had to put on the black gowns and head covers.  Chenez showed us how they pray and what it means; it was just another fascinating thing to learn.  And we have pictures of the two of us looking like nuns.  Totally out of character.

On our last night we had a dinner cruise with some other members of our group.  Walter, the Gate 1 operations manager in Dubai, knowing us fairly well by then, arranged for them to have alcohol on board for us.  (Bless his heart).  Normally, alcohol is only found in the hotel bars/restaurants and in night clubs or restaurants.  Many of the restaurants (such as TGIF) do not serve alcohol, and public drinking is never allowed.  So no cold ones on the beach for us!

I have to say that this was one of the most fascinating trips I have ever been on.  There were people of all different ages and interests on our tour and everyone enjoyed it.  So for those international clients that really want to experience something different and exciting, it is a fabulous destination.

Our tour guide recommended the book “Rags to Riches” if you want more in depth knowledge of the area.

If you’re interested in learning more about their journey or would like their assistance planning your own tour of Dubai, please don’t hesitate to contact Peg or Laura.

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How to Plan a Group Vacation

If you have a core group of friends or family that you spend a lot of time with, you may want to consider planning a group vacation. With careful planning, patience, and plenty of communication between all parties, you can put together a group vacation that will be filled with good memories of fun times had by everyone.There is a lot involved in group travel planning, so if you decide to take a group vacation, first get the parties together discuss some of the parameters of the trip – such as time of year, length of stay, type of trip and budget. We then suggest appointing a group leader who will be the primary contact with your travel agent, will act as an intermediary for questions, coordinate paper work, etc. This person will become the main point of contact for everyone involved in the trip – from participants to vendors (hotels, restaurant reservations, etc.). This will probably be a big undertaking, so if you volunteer, or are “volunteered by vote,” then make sure you have an idea of what you are getting into before you accept. Also, select one or two others to delegate to throughout the process, just in case the planning gets to be more than what one person can handle.Take the time to come up with a budget and even set up an account that participants can deposit money into in order to make it easier for the planner to make reservations with – we say this because it is not fair for the person doing the planning to assume all financial responsibility as well. By having a deposit account, it will be easier to keep up with who has deposited and who hasn’t and it may even be a good idea to ask each “family” for small cushion (like $50) to cover any incidental amounts like bank fees, taxes on hotels, and things like that.As you will find, once you set up an “initial budget,” which includes all of the incidentals you have previously decided upon (lodging, travel expenses, food, etc), the destination is the next step. You may find that if you try to pick the destination first, before coming up with a workable budget, that the destination is either too expensive, or, that you could actually afford a more exotic trip. Thus, important planning time could be wasted. When picking your destination, come up with three ideas that everyone would enjoy and then take a vote – majority rules. This also gives any potential participant the ability to back out if they are unhappy with the package before you get to far in the planning process – which could cause major problems like cancellation fees.Now, onto accommodations and travel expenses… Depending on where you decide to go will depend on what’s available. You will find that there will be places to stay from houses, to individual hotel rooms, to condos, and everything in between. Your budget will have a lot to do with where you will be staying, just make sure you communicate all of the available accommodation options to the trip participants before booking the space. Also, many times, you can get a discount when you book a group, so be sure to ask your travel agent about that as well as cancellation policies before moving forward with booking airfare or accommodations.One important thing to remember when planning is not to have everyone spend all of his or her time together as a group. All couples and families go on vacation to spend time together as a unit, so they should be allowed to do so. Do allocate plenty of free time for people to go out and explore their surroundings on their own, but plan a group dinner for one of the nights and maybe an activity or two during the course of your stay. This works out well for multi-generational group trips as well as for groups that include children.Our group travel agents can share plenty of other tips and can inform you of group incentives, or maybe even book another couple or two into your group to ensure you reach room minimums to receive a deeply reduced discount or even earn your vacation free!

Jamaica Travel Tips – Straight from Our Travel Specialists!

 

Jamaica travel tips

We recently asked our travel agents and staff who have traveled to Jamaica for their  personal ” Jamaica travel tips” for those vacationing in Jamaica for the first time or even a repeat visit.  In particular, to the Jamaica vacation hot spots of Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios.  Here is what they had to say:

  • I recommend taking advantage of convenient NON-STOP charter flights to Jamaica paired with an All-Inclusive package. These are seasonal based on departure city and vary by day of the week and length of your stay.  The are especially convenient for group vacations.
  • When approached by the street vendor I always tell them I bought one last time I was here. Then they tend to leave you alone.
  • Don’t buy beer or liquor at the airport, 4 Beers = $26.00! If you are traveling to Ocho Rios or Negril; the bus will stop along the way for refreshments!
  • Don’t assume just because you are buying it in Jamaica that it is actually made in Jamaica. Check for labels or you could end up buying an “authentic” Jamaican drum that was actually made in Indonesia!
  • Bring an extra change of clothes for most days, between the salty ocean breeze and the humidity everything feels a little damp after you wear it once.
  • You will be approached by people selling wares. If you’re not interested in purchasing anything, then say so firmly and politely. Do not mistake persistence with harassment. Just be firm and you will be left alone.
  • Bring bug spray! There are sandflies on the beaches, which are at their most ferocious in the late afternoon and you often can’t see them.
  • If staying in Negril you must take a trip to Ricks Cafe – timing is everything – plan to go early, have some cocktails and dinner… they normally have a great band playing and you’ll get the most beautiful sunset ever!
  • Make sure to visit Rick’s Café in Negril.  The sunset there will take your breath away.  You can watch the cliff divers as they leap from 50 foot cliffs.  If you are the adventurous type, you will have the opportunity to dive yourself
  • When you’re off shopping, don’t get intimidated and stand your ground if you’re not sure on purchasing something…. Otherwise you’ll find you get back on the bus and realize you just spent $100 on souvenirs you didn’t need!
  • Bring a light jacket and pants/long skirt, as evenings may get cool, especially in the months from December to February.
  • Take a walk on the beach at sunset and look for sandcrabs. It’s fun to watch these little guys throw sand out of the holes they dig in the sand.
  • Do not stop for drinks at the airport bars upon arrival – you could delay your entire transfer van/bus.
  • Definitely try “jerk”. Whether it’s chicken or pork, it’s fabulous. Many of the resorts offer this Jamaica dish, but if you have the opportunity, go to one of the many “jerk huts” and buy it from the locals. (And make sure that you have a “ting” (a grapefruit soda) or a Red Stripe (Jamaica’s beer) ready to wash it down.
  • If you are going to Negril, it’s nice to know that Rick’s Café will pick you up if you are staying in Negril…you just pay to get back!
  • Take along an insulated plastic mug to keep your beverages cool.
  • Take along lots of small denomination bills for bargaining for souvenirs with the locals and for random gratuities given.
  • Take quite a few $1 bills for tipping.

Tips on Tipping During Vacation

When it comes to your vacation, it’s those little details such as tipping etiquette, that can cause unwanted worry. Whom should you tip? How much? Do you need to tip at all? No worries, with this simple guide to tipping, we will take the guesswork out of tipping etiquette and help you focus on what’s most important… enjoying your vacation of course!

TIPPING AT AIRPORTS AND TRAIN STATIONS

Upon arriving at or leaving from the airport or train station, tip the standard porter rate of $1 per bag; more if your luggage is very heavy. Typically, a $1 tip for hailing a taxi is appropriate for doormen. However, you may want to tip more for special services, such as carrying your bags.

TIPPING AT THE HOTEL

When you arrive at your hotel after a long flight, first things first: Tip the taxi or limo driver. Ten to 15 percent of your total fare is usually expected. If you drive your own car, give the valet parking attendant $1 to $2. If you take a shuttle van or bus, tip the driver $2 per person.

The bellman, who will be more than happy to assist you with your bags and the door, should receive $1 to $2 per bag. Tip when he shows you to your room and again if he assists you upon checkout. Tip more if he provides any additional service. The concierge, who can get you anything from dinner reservations to hard-to-come-by theatre tickets, deserves $5 to $10 for such feats. You may tip at the time of service or at the end of the trip. To ensure good service throughout your stay, add a $20 tip to the bill.

Add 15 percent of the bill to a room service charge, unless a gratuity is already added, then add no additional tip or simply $1. If you requested something delivered to your room such as a hairdryer or iron, tip $1 per item received. Typically, the maid deserves a $2 tip each day, as well.

TIPPING DURING TOURS OR EXCURSIONS

If you’re taking a tour and a tip is not automatically included, tip a local guide $1 per person for a half-day tour, $2 for full-day tour. Tip a private guide more.

If you are on a multi-day tour with a tour manager – someone who travels with the group for several days and is essentially in charge – tour operators suggest anywhere from $3-8 per person per day. Don’t forget the bus driver either – $2 per person per day.

TIPPING ON A CRUISE”

When on a cruise, tip according to your comfort level and only on the last evening of your cruise. As a general rule, dining room waiters receive $3.50 per person/per day whereas the dining room assistant waiter should receive $2.00 per person/per day, the dining room maitre’d $3.50 per person/per day and the dining room manager $1.50 per person/per day.
The room steward, for all his efforts, receives $3.50 per person/per day. Other personnel, such as bar waiters, bellboys and deck stewards may be tipped as service is rendered.

Many, if not most cruise lines are now automatically adding a gratuity to your cards at the end of the trip, so make sure to review this before deciding what additional tips you’d like to offer.

TIPPING IN RESTAURANTS

Although excellent service calls for 20 percent of the total bill, most U.S. restaurants accept 15 percent as the standard tip. In restaurants where you sit at the bar or the waiter is a small part of the meal (cafes or pubs), 10 percent is also acceptable. The bar tenders, themselves, generally receive between 15 and 20% when you sit at the bar. If the food or service is unsatisfactory, speak to the manager – don’t walk out without tipping. And pay attention to lunch and dinner bills in Europe and Asia, as some restaurants tack on an additional 15 percent (usually listed on the menu or check as a “service charge”) and do not expect tips.

At fancy restaurants, tip the maitre d’ between $5 and $10 if he gets you a table – more when the restaurant is full and you have no reservations. Tip $1 when you check your coat, and another $.50 to $1 for restroom attendants. For personal service from the wine steward, opt for 10 percent of the wine bill.

This tipping etiquette will hopefully give you a general idea of the standard tipping rate for different stops during your vacation. Enjoy your trip, and don’t forget to tip!

Useful Links for Travel and Getting Ready to Travel

As you prepare for your next vacation or business travel adventure, these are some web pages and resources that you might find useful as you prepare to travel.  Suggested by the travel agents at Fox World Travel.

Travel Insurance Quote

U.S. Customs & Border Protection

US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Transportation Security Administration

Airport Security Checkpoint Wait Times

Flight Tracker

Currency Converter

World Time Server

Worldwide Country Facts

State Dept. Travel Warnings

Passport Information

List of state consumer affairs offices 

U.S. Embassies and Consulates

Fly-Rights-A Consumer Guide to Air Travel: Guide to passenger’s rights from the Aviation Consumer Protection Division of the U.S. Department of Transportation

International Health and Vaccination Requirements: A list of countries and their health requirements or warnings from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Also, find a list of cruise ship inspection scores.

Airport Security Regulations – Getting Through the Lines Faster

To insure passenger safety, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has imposed strict security procedures at our nation’s airport. Here are some tips to help you comply with the new regulations.

Before arriving:

  • Prepare your 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag of liquids before arriving at the airport
  • Monitor local broadcasts for announcements of security checkpoint delays at local airports
  • Pack all your coats and jackets in your checked baggage when possible
  • Do not wrap gifts
  •  Check-in online
  • Check your flight status online
  •  Review TSA’s Security Procedures for “Getting through the Line Faster”
  • Wear easy to remove and replace shoes
  •  Plan to arrive to the airport earlier than normal Airport Arrival
  • Approach the initial security check-point with your drivers’ license/passport and paper boarding pass or electronic boarding pass in hand.
  • While waiting for the next available security screener / metal detector, remove and place in bins:
    – All metal (i.e. belt buckle, coins, eye glasses, etc.)
    – plastic, zip-top bag of liquids
    – items from your pockets, including mobile phone
    – shoes
    – laptops from bag and place in separate bin
    – coat
  • Do not engage in trash talk about security or do anything else to call attention to yourself – this will only make it worse.
  • Remember, if you are selected for an enhanced pat-down, you have the right to request it be done in private

Mexico Destination Information

Why should I choose Mexico for my vacation?

Incredible value for any travel budget (including Funjet charter/value flights from select origins) – The value and price for a luxury vacation in Mexico is unbeatable. High quality, all-inclusive resorts and the competitive airfare to Mexico make for an extremely competitive and reasonable package price. The reasonable base-price of a Mexico vacation also gives you the opportunity to enhance your vacation by upgrading your room or adding tours and excursions.

  • Foreign setting with familiar amenities
  • Large variety of resorts to choose from; match the desires for any traveler
  • Proximity and relative ease of access
  • Variety of settings and experiences
  • Year-round appeal
  • Uniqueness—attractions found nowhere else in the world!

What are other travelers saying about their Mexico vacation?
In the fall of 2010, Funjet Vacations surveyed customers who recently traveled to Mexico*:

  • 94% of Funjet’s survey respondents were satisfied with their vacation to Mexico.
  • 97% of travelers would return to Mexico for vacation.
  • 99% of travelers who recently returned from Mexico felt safe on the hotel or resort grounds.
  • 90% answered that they felt safe and secure.
  • 90% of vacationers answered that Mexico is a great place for a vacation.
  • 90% of travelers have visited Mexico more than once.
  • Almost 60% of respondents had visited Mexico 5 or more times, up from 55% from Funjet’s previous April 2009 survey.

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“It was great!! Sun, beach, good food. Spent one day shopping in Playa, always fun. Spent one day going to Coba and getting to meet a Mayan family as well as seeing and climbing the ruins. It was a fabulous vacation.”

“The stress free shuttle to and from the airport was great. The friendly resort staff made the stay enjoyable. What is there to say about the beach—it was fantastic.”

“Great experience at Playa del Carmen; you can enjoy many places like shopping on 5th Ave., amazing beaches all around and adventure parks like Aktun Chen, Xcaret, Xel Ha, etc. It is an experience nobody can miss.”

“Resort was perfect! Amenities, views, employees were wonderful!”

“The destination was beautiful. The resort was great as well.”

“I went to Isla Mujeres with my friend. We had a wonderful time snorkeling, swimming and eating at the restaurants there. Lovely place!”

*Results and quotes were generated from a Funjet Vacations survey fielded in Sept. 2010 among Funjet Vacations’ customers who traveled to Mexico between April and Aug. 2010. There was no incentive offered for participating in the survey.

Destination Information
Every one of our customers is looking for a unique vacation experience. Every Mexico destination offers a different experience for different customers. We will get you where you need to be.

Cozumel
• Cozumel offers something for everyone
• Fantastic white-sand beaches, world’s best scuba diving, nightlife and jungle adventures
• Home to the world’s 2nd largest coral reef in the world with incredible water clarity
• You can easily get to Playa del Carmen on the mainland via a short ferry ride
• Visit the Chankanaab Beach Club for swimming with the dolphins, snorkeling and more
• Visit charming San Miguel with a laid-back environment that also has fun bars and restaurants
• Enjoy several options for jungle adventures with jeep tours and horseback riding

Cancun
• Mexico’s most popular tourist destination
• One of the world’s finest resort areas
• Breathtaking white-sand beaches and turquoise waters
• Incredible nightlife with world-famous clubs and bars such as Coco Bongo
• Tons of shopping ranging from world-famous designers to local crafts
• Enjoy cultural activities available such as bullfighting
• Just a short ride from the Mayan ruins – one of the seven wonders of the world
• Variety of activities available including swimming with the dolphins, dinner cruises and more

Los Cabos
• Stunning rugged desert landscape with sapphire waters and beautiful mountains
• Twin towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo both offer a uniquely Mexican experience
• Cabo San Lucas is renowned for its bustling nightlife restaurant scene
• Wander through charming and relaxed San Jose del Cabo for shopping, art galleries and old Mexican flavor
• If the ocean is too rough by your hotel, ask how to get to Medano Beach where the waters are calmer
• Check out a variety of tours including whale watching, dune buggies, regatta sailing and zip lines
• Take a cruise past the world-famous Land’s End Arch rock formation and view their native seal inhabitants
• Golf at over 8 championship courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf

Riviera Nayarit
• A new, exclusive area just south of Puerto Vallarta that’s becoming very popular for tourists
• Enjoy pristine, golden sand beaches and calm sapphire waters ideal for swimming
• Offers the best of both worlds since it’s just 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta
• Over 20 excursions available ranging from zip lines to sunset sailing and city tours
• Enjoy several golf courses with stunning ocean views
• Incredible whale watching during the winter months of December through March
• A wide variety of sprawling, palatial resorts surrounded by lush greenery and natural beauty

Riviera Maya
• Limitless options for relaxation and adventure
• Surrounded by white-sand beaches, lush jungles and turquoise waters
• Home to Mayan Ruins including Chichen Itza and Tulum, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
• Head to the charming city of Playa del Carmen for shopping, dining and nightlife
• Visit a cenote, which is an underground cave connected by a freshwater river system
• Choose from a variety of water adventures ranging from reef diving to cavern and wreck diving
• The deep channel acts as a natural pipeline for game fishing including sailfish and marlin
• Explore the wonders of natural eco-parks like Xcaret or Xel-Ha for swimming, snorkeling or relaxing
• Take a tour to Maroma Beach, rated one of the best beaches in the world

Puerto Vallarta
• This city oozes Mexican authenticity with charming cobblestone streets, cathedrals and more
• The perfect resort setting for those who want to be in the heart of the action
• Stunning backdrop on Banderas Bay surrounded by the breathtaking Sierra Madre mountains
• Take in all the culture the city has to offer with limitless festivals, restaurants, shops and art galleries
• Famous nightlife scene with a variety of options ranging from wine bars to discos
• Experience adventure with over 20 tours including deep sea fishing, city tours and eco-adventures

Tourist Destinations in Mexico

All-Inclusive Vacation Packages are the most popular way to experience Mexico.  Your travel agent can build you a package that conveniently includes your hotel stay, roundtrip airfare, transfers, meals, drinks and non-motorized sports.  Exciting excursions and day trips are also plentiful in Mexico.  Call 888-369-8785 to start planning your getaway to Mexico.