Welcome to Mountainside’s Alumni Trip to Mexico Part 1! We hope you can join us for this amazing journey from April 14-18, 2018. Below you will find some information that will be useful while planning your travels.
This next part of the trip will take you to Mexico City. Mountainside is organizing Part 2 of this trip, so feel free to get in touch directly with Jessica Dolan if you have any questions. Mountainside has also created an online page or Part 2 of the trip.
Space is limited and financial commitment will be needed upon registration.
Please complete the following Guest Profile form at your convenience (click here). This allows us to easily record your vital travel information.
FLIGHTS FROM THE US:
Flights for this trip are booked by travelers independently. If you would like the contact information for a trusted independent travel agent we are happy to provide you with this information. Kindly forward your international flight information to Meredith (firstname.lastname@example.org) once you have booked your flights.
- Arrive Part 1: *La Paz International Airport (LAP) anytime before 5pm -OR- Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) anytime before 2pm on Saturday, April 14th **
- Departure Part 1: If you do not intend on continuing your travels on Part 2 we can arrange a separate airport transfer for your departure (cost not included). We recommend departing from *La Paz International Airport (LAP) anytime on Wednesday, April 18th.
- Departure Part 2:Please note that if you are going on to Part 2 of the Alumni Trip, we recommend booking the following flight:
La Paz (LAP) – Mexico City (MEX)
April 18, 2018
8:13 AM – 11:30 AM
**La Paz International Airport is the closest airport to your hotel, however we can organize a transfer from Los Cabos International Airport (3 hour transfer) if it is more convenient to arrive/depart from this airport. Please get in touch if you have any questions about your flight options.
**While the program begins on April 14th, please let us know if you would like to arrive earlier and we’d be happy to assist with pre-trip arrangements. We can also easily support with any travel arrangements after the program.
Mountainside has purchased a policy to cover accident and medical costs only. We would encourage you to purchase trip cancellation insurance at your own expense. Please note that some insurance options require purchase within 24 hours of making payment for your trip. We encourage you to review your travel insurance options before making payment to Elevate Destinations.
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Guests may acquire travel insurance through the Travel Insurance Center, or any other travel insurance company of their choosing. Elevate Destinations recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs, and inquire with providers about insurance that will provide coverage if the trip needs to be cancelled.
VISA & PASSPORT:
A visa is not required for US citizens visiting Mexico if you are staying fewer than 180 days. Please make sure passport is valid for at least 6 months past the dates of travel and that you have at least two blank passport pages (please note the last two amendment pages do not count).
Please consult with a travel clinic or your personal physician regarding the recommended immunizations for travel to Mexico. You will need to do this well in advance of your trip as some vaccinations require time to take effect, and you may need to allow time between a series of shots. Comprehensive information can be found on the CDC website for Mexico.
In addition to being up-to-date on routine vaccinations 4-6 weeks before travel, the CDC recommends that most travelers be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid. The CDC also recommends some travelers to be vaccinated for Hepatitis B, Rabies, and Malaria*.
*Malaria in Mexico: While malaria is present in parts of Mexico, the CDC lists the risk of infection to travelers as “very low.” Malaria is not known to be present in Baja.
Note: Zika is a risk in Mexico. Because Zika infection in a pregnant woman can cause serious birth defects, women who are pregnant should not travel to Mexico. All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual exposure to Zika virus during and after the trip. For more information, see Zika Virus in Mexico.
INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS:
- All accommodations
- Airport Transfers upon arrival group transfer upon departure
- Please note if you are not joining the group transfer the morning of the 18th, an individual transfer from the hotel to the airport can be booked at a supplemental cost.
- Transportation as listed in the itinerary
- Private guide / naturalist
- Community Service / Activities as listed
- All meals as mentioned
- Incidentals (items of a personal nature, shopping, laundry, phone calls, etc.)
- Travel Insurance
- Yoga Classes
- International Flights
- Domestic Flights
If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out to Elevate Destination’s Donor Travel Team: