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A World of Endless Travel Possibilities

 
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TRIP DETAILS

Punta Cana has definitely landed on many bucket lists for its spectacular beaches boasting crystal clear sea waters, a culture as vibrant as the sun, and food that will surely satisfy the palate, and what better time to experience what this picture perfect island has to offer than Mother's Day Weekend? We invite you to leave your worries and stress at home for 5 fabulous and exciting fun-filled days during Mother's Day Weekend 2023.   

 

INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3 NIGHTS IN STANDARD ROOM ACCOMMODATIONS

  • SHARED ROUND TRIP AIRPORT TRANSFERS

  • PRIVATE TRANSFERS TO ALL PLANNED EVENTS

  • DAILY BREAKFAST

  • SOUL CARE SPA PARTY  

  • GIRLFRIENDS WELCOME GET TOGETHER  

  • PRIVATE HALF DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF PHOENIX AND AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

  • PRIVATE HALF DAY TOMCAR ATV DESERT DRIVE ADVENTURE

  • BREAKFAST LAUGHS AND ESPRESSO 

  • LUNCH AT ROADRUNNER RESTAURANT AND SALOON $

  • SHOPPING AT ARIZONA OUTLET MALL $

  • PHOENIX KICKOFF PARTY VIA ZOOM

  • ACCESS TO OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP 

  • CUSTOMIZED E-ITINERARY ESPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR OUR EVENT 

  • E-TRAVEL DOCUMENTS DELIVERED VIA EMAIL

  • RETURN GUEST COUPON OFFER 

  • ALL GOVERNMENT TAXES WHERE APPLICABLE 


$ ADDITIONAL COST TO TRAVELER ROUND-TRIP

 
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TRIP ITINERARY

This trip itinerary is subject to change without notice.

 

PHOENIX KICK OFF ZOOM PARTY

SUNDAY APRIL 16, 2023 @ 5P EST

DAY 1

MORNING/AFTEROON - ARRIVALS


EVENING - GIRLFRIENDS WELCOME GET TOGETHER 

DAY 2

MORNING - BREAKFAST LAUGHS AND ESPRESSO 


MORNING - PRIVATE HALF DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF PHOENIX AND AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

AFTERNOON - PRIVATE HALF DAY TOMCAR ATV DESERT DRIVE ADVENTURE

DAY 3

LATE MORNING - SOUL CARE SUNDAY SPA PARTY


AFTERNOON - SHOPPING IN OLD SCOTTSDALE


AFTERNOON - WINE TASTING & LUNCH IN SEDONA

DAY 4

MORNING - BREAKFAST, CHECK-OUT, DEPARTURES

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Discover the highlights of Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa

Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa is situated on the exquisite shores of Bávaro Beach.

This world-class all-inclusive hotel offers premium services for friends, couples, and families looking for a fun-filled Caribbean holiday.

Conveniently located near a variety of different on-site activities such as the Black & White Junior Club, Sunset Boulevard Disco and the Sunset Theater.  

Guests can dine on a variety of delectable gastronomic options including à la carte restaurants and show cooking restaurants with delicious cuisine suited to the most diverse palettes.

 
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ROOM DETAILS

Premium Junior Suite Garden View

Relax in this exclusive 45 m2 room with idyllic views of the garden with palm trees. It offers a bedroom with a king size bed or two double beds, combined living area with sofa bed and a hydro-massage bath.

This fabulous 45 m2 room with garden views is perfect for an idyllic holiday in Punta Cana. Relax in the room’s hydro-massage bath and enjoy the double sofa bed, a choice of a king size bed or two double beds, a mini bar and a flat-screen TV. Please note that bedding is subject to availability. 

  • 24 Hour Room Service

  • In-Room Mini-Bar

  • Furnished Balcony OR Terrace

  • Hydromassage Bathtub

  • King Size Bed OR 2 Double Beds

  • Memory Foam Mattresses

  • Sofa Bed

  • Wake-Up Service

  • Flat-Screen TV

  • Hydromassage Bathtub

  • Electronic Safe

  • Black Out Curtains

  • Bathroom w/Shower and Tub

  • Facilities For Tea And Coffe

  • Radio / Alarm / Ipd Dock

  • Wifi

 
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MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND 2023

  TRAVEL PACKAGE OPTIONS

 

LAND ONLY (SINGLE)

$1,480.00 PP

MIN. NON-REFUNABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE DEPOST OF $125 PER PERSON REQUIRED TO BOOK. 

LAND ONLY (DOUBLE)

$1,140.00 PP

MIN. NON-REFUNABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE DEPOST OF $125 PER PERSON REQUIRED TO BOOK. 

AIR PACKAGES FROM PHILADELPHIA (PHL) SINGLE 

STARTING FROM $2,160.00 PP

MIN. NON-REFUNABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE DEPOST OF $250 PER PERSON REQUIRED TO BOOK. 

AIR PACKAGES FROM PHILADELPHIA (PHL) DOUBLE

STARTING FROM

$1,760.00 PP

MIN. NON-REFUNABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE DEPOST OF $250 PER PERSON REQUIRED TO BOOK. 

ALL RATES LISTED ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT TIME OF BOOKING

AND/OR IF GROUP SPACE DOES NOT FILL. 

VACATION PAYMENT SCHEDULE

FINAL PAYMENT DUE BY FRIDAY MARCH 31, 2023

Detailed below is our required Vacation Payment Schedule. Receipt of your initial Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable deposit(s) constitutes your agreement with our Booking Policy, Terms of Use and this set payment schedule. 

LAND ONLY PACKAGE

INITIAL DEPOSIT

$200 PER PERSON

BY JULY 6, 2022

AIR INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

INITIAL DEPOSIT

$300 PER PERSON

BY JULY 6, 2022

PAYMENT OF 

$245 PER PERSON

BY AUGUST 30, 2022

PAYMENT OF 

$245 PER PERSON

BY OCTOBER 31, 2022

PAYMENT OF 

$245 PER PERSON

BY JANUARY 31, 2023

FINAL PAYMENT DUE

ANY REMAINING BALANCE 

BY MARCH 31, 2023

 

BOOKING POLICY

  • BOOKING THIS TRAVEL PACKAGE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF OUR BOOKING POLICY AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

  • ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE AT ALL TIMES.

  • ALL RATES QUOTED ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT TIME OF BOOKING AND/OR IF GROUP SPACE DOES NOT FILL. GROUP SPACE LIMITED TO 16 TRAVELERS PLUS 1 TRAVEL EVENTS HOST FROM THE GLOBE TROTTING DIVAS, LLC. 

       

  • A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF ​$200.00 PER PERSON FOR LAND ONLY PACKAGES AND $300 PER PERSON IS DUE FOR AIR INCLUSIVE TRAVEL PACKAGES. THIS TRIP MUST BE BOOKED NO LATER THAN JULY 6, 2022 TO SECURE YOUR SPACE.

  • AFTER INITIAL DEPOSIT(S) RECEIVED, 4 BI-MONTHLY PAYMENTS ARE REQUIRED THIS INCLUDES FINAL PAYMENT.

       

  • FINAL PAYMENT DUE BY MARCH 31, 2023.

  

  • A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL. PASSPORTS MUST BE VALID FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AFTER YOUR TRAVEL DATES HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.  


  • TRAVEL PROTECTION IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE PRICE. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT. CONSIDER PURCHASING SOME SORT OF TRAVEL INSURANCE. WE RECOMMEND TRAVEL SAFE, HOWEVER YOU MAY USE YOUR VERY OWN TRAVEL INSURANCE PROVIDER.  

       

  • OFFICIAL ITINERARIES AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS WILL BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER APRIL 6, 2023.   

         

  • EACH TRAVELER IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER IN THE SAME NAME THAT IS SHOWN ON THEIR PASSPORT. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN NAME CHANGE FEES FOR THE TRAVELER. 

    

  • EACH TRAVELER MUST COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS DURING THE BOOKING PROCESS INCLUDING SUBMISSION OF YOUR INITIAL DEPOSIT(S).   

       

  • IF YOU HAVE A ROOMMATE ALL PARTIES MUST BOOK ON THE SAME DATE.     

       

  • A $200.00 CANCELLATION FEE WILL APPLY TO ALL CANCELLED RESERVATIONS. THIS FEE IS PER PERSON PER RESERVATION AND IS IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER CANCELLATION FEES THAT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR BOOKING.   

        

  • IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION WHERE THE OCCUPANCY BOOKED IS DOUBLE OR GREATER, TRAVELERS WHO REMAIN ON THE BOOKING WILL BE 100% FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY REMAINING BALANCES OWED SINCE THE BOOKING WILL AUTOMATICALLY ADJUST TO THE TRUE OCCUPANCY HELD. THIS WILL APPLY EVEN IF THE REMAINING TRAVELER(S) HAS PAID THEIR RESERVATION IN FULL. YES WE KNOW THAT IS NOT WHAT YOU'D LIKE TO HEAR SO PLEASE ENSURE THAT BOTH, YOU AND YOUR ROOMMATE HAVE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING AND ARE ON THE SAME PAGE BEFORE COMMITTING TO BEING ROOMMATES AND BOOKING YOUR TRIP.  

 

NOT INCLUDED

   NOT INCLUDED​​

  • FLIGHTS TO PUNTA CANA FOR LAND ONLY PACKAGES. (AIRPORT CODE IS PUJ)​​

  • TRAVEL PROTECTION (WE RECOMMEND TRAVEL SAFE)

  • ​ANY SERVICES, AMENITIES, TOURS AND EXCURSIONS NOT LISTED UNDER TRIP INCLUSIONS AND HIGHLIGHTS


TRAVEL PROTECTION OPTIONS

  • ​Travel Safe  

  • ​Apple Vacations 

​Click on coverage providers above to learn more about your options. FULL cost of coverage must be included with initial deposit. Please note that cancellation fess apply to all bookings with or without Travel Protection.


TRAVEL CHECK LIST

  • ​A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL. YOUR PASSPORT MUST BE VALID FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AFTER COMPLETION OF TRAVEL. PLEASE REVIEW YOUR PASSPORT RIGHT NOW TO BE SURE IT DOES NOT EXPIRE SOON.

  • ​WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION YOU CAN CHOOSE TO PAY IN FULL OR OPT IN FOR OUR FLEXIBLE MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN. IF CHOOSING OUR FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLAN OPTION YOU WILL RECEIVE MONTHLY REMINDERS FOR YOUR NEXT PAYMENT DUE. CURRENTLY,  WE DO NOT OFFER AUTO-BILL PAY.

  • ​PROVIDED FULL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THE FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE ALL TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, ITINERARIES AND INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU WITHIN 30 DAYS OF DEPARTURE. PLEASE RETAIN ALL RECEIPTS ISSUED TO YOU FOR YOUR RECORDS. 

  • ​PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT IT IS THE TRAVELER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE US AWARE OF ANY CHANGES TO YOUR MAILING, BILLING OR EMAIL ADDRESS.

 

IMPORTANT TRAVEL NOTICE

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

We want you to have the most memorable Mother's Day Weekend EVER!


However, in order to do so, we must remind you of some important travel restrictions and entry requirements so that you have the best travel experience in Punta Cana.

Before traveling to the Dominican Republic, please ensure that you fully understand all entry requirements, including COVID and general entrance protocols and procedures. The Dominican Republic has updated its COVID entry requirements as of April 23, 2022, no longer requiring a negative COVID test within 72 hours of arrival from US passport holders. Please be aware that these restrictions apply only to holders of US passports. If you do not have a US passport, please contact us BEFORE booking this trip. Please keep in mind that the following information is subject to change at any time.

 
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COVID AND

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • VALID PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ENTRY WITH AT LEAST 6 MONTHS VALIDITY REMAINING


  • NO NEGATIVE COVID TEST REQUIRED FROM US PASSPORT HOLDERS


  • NO REQUIRED QUARANTINE UPON ARRIVAL

  • A NEGATIVE COVID TEST REQUIRED WITHIN 3 DAYS OF RETURN FOR RE-ENTRY INTO UNITED STATES


  • ELECTRONIC ENTRY/EXIT FORM IN PUNTA CANA

WEATHER, LANGUAGE, AND CURRENCY

  • WEATHER: (MAY) LOW TO MID 80’S, SUNNY, CAN EXPERIENCE RAIN OR LIGHT RIGHT SHOWERS SOME DAYS


  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS SPANISH 


  • OFFICIAL CURRENCY IS DOMINICAN PESO 

NATIONAL DISH, DRINK, AND ISLAND FUN FACTS

  • NATIONAL DISH: LA BANDERA DOMINICANA

  • NATIONAL DRINK: MAMAJUANA

  • BIRTH PLACE OF MERENGUE

  • TIME IS ALMOST IRRELEVANT

WHAT TO PACK?

REQUIRED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND PACKING ESSENTIALS

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

(US PASSPORT HOLDERS )

  • VALID PASSPORT GOOD FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AFTER TRIP DATES

  • E-TICKET CONFIRMATION FOR FLIGHTS

  • OFFICIAL TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ISSUED BY THE GLOBE TROTTING DIVAS, LLC

  • GROUP EVENT ITINERARY

  • YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE POLICY (IF APPLICABLE)

  • YOUR TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCE I.D. CARD (IF APPLICABLE)

PACKING ESSENTIALS

  • BASIC AND PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS

  • FACEMASK/FACE COVERING

  • AT LEAST 2 SWIM SUITS (1 ROYAL BLUE)

  • COVER-UPS

  • LIGHT WEIGHT BREATHABLE CLOTHING

  • FLIP FLOPS AND SANDALS

  • COMFORTABLE WALKING FOOTWEAR

  • COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR FOR DANCE LESSONS

  • BUG REPELLANT

  • SUNGLASSES

  • BEACH HAT

  • WATERPROOF PHONE CASE

  • SUN SCREEN 

  • FLIGHT SNACKS

  • GOOD READ

  • PHONE CHARGER

 
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FAQ

Below are our most popular questions for our Mother’s Weekend Getaway Event. If your question still has not been answered please email us using the button below.

What are your Cancellation and Refund Policies? Does my trip include Travel Protection?

Please see our Cancellation and Refund Policy for more information.


No, travel insurance is not included in our Mother's Day Weekend Getaway. When registering for and booking this trip, each traveler must indicate whether or not they wish to purchase travel insurance. Your initial deposit must include the full cost of coverage.


 Do I need to take a COVID test before arriving in Punta Cana and returning to the United States?

The Dominican Republic has lifted its COVID entry travel restrictions as of April 22, 2022, no longer requiring US passport holders to arrive with a negative COVID test.


However, the US continues to require a negative COVID test within 72 hours of your return flight. This is required of ALL air passengers, including those with US passports.


 Is it safe to travel to the Dominican Republic during a pandemic? 

Safety protocols, procedures, and some travel restrictions are currently in place under Dominican law to ensure the safety of both nationals and tourists during this time. Tourists are still encouraged to wear facemasks and practice social distancing in public places. Please see the link below to learn more about how the Dominican Republic is dealing with COVID-19 and the current global pandemic in terms of travel.


What happens if my roommate cancels and I still want to travel?

If your roommate cancels and you stay on the reservation, it will be converted to single occupancy and you will be invoiced at the new rate.


If your roommate cancels after you have paid in full or after the entire booking has been paid in full, you will be held responsible for any additional costs. Because there will only be one person in the room, your reservation must be changed to single occupancy. This is because your reservation was initially booked at double occupancy, which resulted in a lower room cost.


Do I REALLY need to purchase Travel Protection?

Yes, according to our observations. While it is not required for our Mother's Day Weekend Getaway, we strongly advise you to purchase travel insurance for your trip regardless of whether it is purchased through us. As we like to say, having travel insurance and not needing it is preferable to needing travel insurance and not having it. Please keep this in mind when registering for our event. 


Are flights included?

Only AIR INCLUSIVE travel packages include flights. Flights leave Philadelphia (PHL). You must specify your preferred travel package during the booking process.


Do I need to exchange my currency?

While the Dominican Peso is the official currency, US dollars are widely accepted. So exchanging is not strictly necessary, though many will do so because they believe the Dominican Peso stretches further. If you are not going to exchange currency, we recommend that you only carry small bills. Nothing larger than a $20 bill, and always keep $1 and $5 bills on hand for tipping. For rates and comparisons, we recommend visiting XE Currency Converter.


Do you offer Roommate Placement?

We do not, unfortunately, at the moment. However, this can change at any time, especially if you find yourself in need of a roommate. If this is the case, please email us here and let us know if you would like Roommate Placement Assistance in the future!


This is the first time I’ve traveled with your Travel Agency. 

Will there be any meetups before our departure date?

First and foremost, thank you for joining us! Unfortunately, we no longer host meet and greets prior to departure. However, there will be a really funDominican themed Zoom Party the week before our trip! We chose a Zoom party over a live event because we know you'll be super busy organizing the family's to-do list while you're away. So keep an eye out!


What is the age range of your company’s Travel Events?

Our itineraries attract and are carefully designed for women in their forties and fifties who want to travel, reconnect with life, spread love, and good vibes, and live on purpose. These women are professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, and friends, as well as trendsetters and innovators. Most travel events cater to women between the ages of 40 and 55, but women in their 30s and 60s have joined us!


What is the trip pace of your company’s travel events?

Our travel events are leisurely, calm with an off beaten path experiences calm. Depending on the itinerary, you'll notice that each itinerary has its own theme and pace. Our Mother's Day Weekend Getaway has been planned to include cultural experiences, entertainment, soul-care, retail therapy, and water activities. In essence, our Mother's Day Weekend Getaway is a leisurely getaway.



Is there someone from The Globe Trotting Divas, LLC who will be with the group for the entire trip?

Absolutely! At our host hotel or resort, our owner, Anitra, or one of our friendly and knowledgeable Travel Events Hosts will always greet you. We'll arrive a day or two ahead of the rest of the group to prepare for our planned events with you.

 

MEET YOUR HOST

THE GLOBE TROTTING DIVAS, LLC FOUNDER AND OWNER ANITRA

Greetings! My name is Anitra, and I founder and owner of The Globe Trotting Divas, LLC. And I love bringing women travelers together for exclusive, innovative, and exciting international and domestic travel events. I've been doing it for over a decade and absolutely love it! Why? Because nothing beats seeing how happy my clients are after being exposed to wonderful things like travel and experiencing new places, people, and cultures. Everything you need to know about The Globe Trotting Divas, LLC and how I started my Travel Agency is right here.

In Punta Cana, I'll be your host for our spectacular Mother's Day Weekend Getaway! And I'm thrilled that you'll be joining me. This will be my fourth visit, and my second for Mother's Day Weekend.

Did you notice our photo collage up there? In 2017, that was our group. There were 19 of us, and we had a great time!

I certainly hope to see YOU at the resort because, if I may say so, the itinerary planned for you on this getaway is simply AMAZING!

Let's get this party started! I'll leave you with three fun facts about myself. After you book, send me an email with one super cool fact about yourself. Please email anitra@theglobetrottingdivas.com. Enter FUN FACTS in the subject line. I'm picking one lucky lady to receive a special Mother's Day gift at our All White Classy Mommas Dinner Affair on Mother's Day evening.

Anitra's Fun Facts

I was born in Philadelphia, but I am a DALLAS COWBOYS FAN!

My favorite animal is the lioness, and I am currently studying lions!

I enjoy preparing dishes that I've tried on my travels!

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BOOK YOUR PACKAGE TODAY!

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. 

 

LAND ONLY (SINGLE)

$1,480.00 PP

MIN. NON-REFUNABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE DEPOST OF $125 PER PERSON REQUIRED TO BOOK. 

LAND ONLY (DOUBLE)

$1,140.00 PP

MIN. NON-REFUNABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE DEPOST OF $125 PER PERSON REQUIRED TO BOOK. 

AIR PACKAGES FROM PHILADELPHIA (PHL) SINGLE 

STARTING FROM $2,160.00 PP

MIN. NON-REFUNABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE DEPOST OF $250 PER PERSON REQUIRED TO BOOK. 

AIR PACKAGES FROM PHILADELPHIA (PHL) DOUBLE

STARTING FROM

$1,760.00 PP

MIN. NON-REFUNABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE DEPOST OF $250 PER PERSON REQUIRED TO BOOK. 

ALL RATES LISTED ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT TIME OF BOOKING

AND/OR IF GROUP SPACE DOES NOT FILL.