Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadores, Day of the Dead Festival

Anyone booked on this? Departing October 27th?

Hi yes I'm travelling solo from Dorset really looking forward has been on my 'list' a long time

 Hi is anyone else travelling direct with BA from T5 returning Gatwick? I understand there are a few of us and we have about 3 hours to wait for the group transfer, perhaps we can meet up?

Hi Debs. We've booked Exodus group transfer but don't want to wait 3 hours for the group flight to arrive, especially after having a long flight ourselves.

We are going to cancel group transfer at Mexico City & get a taxi to the hotel. Happy to all share the costs if there are others in the same situation.

 Am assuming those going back to LGW after Chichen Itza on the last day will be able to go to the airport altogether? I don't know when the group flight via US departs. Was intending to ring Exodus on Tuesday as I'm in Amsterdam at the moment.

Ruth

Hi Ruth I rang Juliana at Exodus today. She asked me to email Geoff Owens (which I've done) because It seems a majority of our group is travelling on the BA flight to Mexico City  arriving 3 hours before the Group flight. Juliana wondered whether it was worth booking the entire group on the direct BA flight rather than several of us cancelling our group transfer in favour of a taxi to the hotel. The only hitch is our return flight is to Gatwick (I've booked a bus back to Heathrow T5 on arrival. She said hold on cancelling our group transfer until he's had a look at it

Hi Ruth I rang Juliana at Exodus today. She asked me to email Geoff Owens (which I've done) because It seems a majority of our group is travelling on the BA flight to Mexico City  arriving 3 hours before the Group flight. Juliana wondered whether it was worth booking the entire group on the direct BA flight rather than several of us cancelling our group transfer in favour of a taxi to the hotel. The only hitch is our return flight is to Gatwick (I've booked a bus back to Heathrow T5 on arrival. She said hold on cancelling our group transfer until he's had a look at it

Hi Debs, thanks for the update. It would seem more sensible for us all to be on the same flight & so use the same transfer bus provided by Exodus. I was originally told that the group flight WAS the BA flight on Oct 26th, but they seem to have changed it since I first enquired! We are travelling from Somerset by National Express to LHR on Sat 26th & staying overnight in Premierinn. We have also booked National Express coach at 11:10 back from LGW to LHR on Nov 12th too. We also have another coach from LHR to Bridgwater. I was assuming we would all go from Chitchen Itsa to Cancun airport together for the return flights ( group & independently booked) the BA flight is at 18:35, necessitating us being there by 15:35 at latest. 

I guess we wait to see wht Exodus decide to do in the menatime.

 

hi Ruth I've had a response from the person covering Geoff Owens emails. There is no-one on the group flight and the majority on BA so she's seeking permission from their product manager to bring group transfer to suit us. Fingers crossed!  I'm also booked on the 11.10 Heathrow National Express shuttle 

Hi Debs Yes fingers crossed indeed! Let's hope they do the sensible thing. Btw are you taking some dollars in cash and or pesos? I was going to get some of both, then use a card to withdraw when there. No really sure how much I should budget for spending money.

 

hi Ruth. I worked out I'd need nearly $1000 and don't like too much cash on me. These days I usually use ATMs,  or credit card as mine doesn't charge ,and have a minimum cash but as we are sometimes off the beaten track thought I'd bring about £600 in dollars to cover tips and excursions. Pity I booked bus to travel up Sunday morning or we could have had a meal together maybe but will try to find you at Heathrow, my bus gets in from Ringwood at 8.35

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