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Shuttle Transfer to EPM vs private? - Jumbo Tours

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Shuttle Transfer to EPM vs private? - Jumbo Tours

Hi all,

just wondering if anybody has experience of using Jumbo Tours (booked through Caribbean warehouse) for a shuttle transfer (rather than private) to EPM?

I'm considering upgrading to private taxi transfers, but was hoping somebody might have used the Jumbo Tours group shuttle service and could advise how many drop offs there are on average before EPM? Our flight lands at 5.15 pm - I'm not sure how long it might take to get through the airport and collect bags etc. Would rather obviously save money if it doesn't make too huge a difference. Any sage advice please/Jumbo Tours reviews very welcome please!! We're going in November... can't wait!

thanks in advance for your help!

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1. Re: Shuttle Transfer to EPM vs private? - Jumbo Tours

Hi

We have used Jumbo Tours on many occasions as a private transfer and never had any issues with them

From getting off the aircraft to being outside the airport can take anything from 1 hour 1.5 - 2 hours dependent on how many planes have landed. You also have the red / green light thing that can slow you down

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2. Re: Shuttle Transfer to EPM vs private? - Jumbo Tours

H flipflop_man,

thanks for your reply. I kind of figured that i would take aorund 1.5 hours to get out, which is why i'm considering changing to Private transfers, otherwise it could end up being quite late before we get to EPM. I'm really excited about the trip!!

Might have a look at using USA Transfers as they appear slightly cheaper than Jumbo Tours (provided by Caribbean Warehouse)... but having said that, it's obviously less hassle just letting CW arrange it for us.

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3. Re: Shuttle Transfer to EPM vs private? - Jumbo Tours

hi we've been to ERC and EPM last 2 years and are going again to EPM on Tuesday, yippee and have always booked private transfers thru CW using Jumbo Tours, each time they have been waiting for us outside airport and you're whisked away! AND its so nice not having to wait on other people, we booked the first private transfer as a treat but it is just so nice, we will always book private transfers now , you're going to a special place (EPM) and having the private transfer just starts the holiday experience as it means to go on, excellent! lol

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hi leel02,

thanks for your reply, i think we're definitely steering toward the private transfers then. We're going in mid November and are staying in a Non EC room. Am thinking of requesting a room near the spa on the lazy river as we like peace and quiet. Any recommendations on which blocks are best to request?

thanks again for your reply and hope you have a fantastic trip!!!

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5. Re: Shuttle Transfer to EPM vs private? - Jumbo Tours

We had a Jumbo Tours transfer to TBH as arranged by Caribbean Warehouse in April this year. The pickup was smooth and the journey comfortable. However, the driver didn't know the layout of TBH, so we stopped at the apartments, then the spa and then 3rd time lucky at TBH reception. It was no problem and we will be happy to have a Caribbean Warehouse arranged pickup by Jumbo Tours when we go to EPM in November.

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We have used jumbo tours on many occasions and they have always been speedy and professional. On one trip a few years ago we decided to just stick to the tour operator's transfers and regretted it and said "never again". We ended up waiting over an hour for a couple, who unfortunately had picked up their golf clubs from the carousel only to find out that they had been damaged. This resulted in them having to make a claim before they left the airport. Not nice for them and unfortunate for us. From then on it was private transfers every time.

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7. Re: Shuttle Transfer to EPM vs private? - Jumbo Tours

Thanks all for the replies - really helpful. Have gone for the private transfers with Jumbo Tours through Caribbean W in the end - think it will be nice to get to the resort ASAP after the long flight from uk.

Bigrog - you're going in November too? We go on the 19th for 2 weeks, have you ever been in nov before? What's the weather like then in your experience?

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8. Re: Shuttle Transfer to EPM vs private? - Jumbo Tours

Thanks all for the replies - really helpful. Have gone for the private transfers with Jumbo Tours through Caribbean W in the end - think it will be nice to get to the resort ASAP after the long flight from uk.

Bigrog - you're going in November too? We go on the 19th for 2 weeks, have you ever been in nov before? What's the weather like then in your experience?

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9. Re: Shuttle Transfer to EPM vs private? - Jumbo Tours

That's right, Fertimo, we leave UK on 9 Nov for 2 weeks. We usually have a Caribbean holiday in November and have found the weather to be very good. There could be occasional showers, but they are few and far between and short lived (however, everywhere is experiencing climate change). Never returned to UK without a good tan.

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10. Re: Shuttle Transfer to EPM vs private? - Jumbo Tours

just returned from playa mujeres thru caribbean whse great hol. spoiled by jumbo transfers. 4 in our party due to a paperwork mix up would only take 2. in a taxi large enough for 6 promised to send another car which never turned up had to pay for taxi to a/p cost $43 jumbo rep at a/p refused to pay with threats of police being called caribbean whse have offered to refund.

p.s. other guests went on their excursions and they were a disaster and hotel trips were cheaper