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JetSet Vacations

Denver, Colorado
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JetSet Vacations

Hello,

Does anyone have any feedback regarding using Jet Set Vacations to book a trip with air, hotels, & tours?

Thanks!

Grecia, Costa Rica
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1. Re: JetSet Vacations

Never really heard of them that I recall. Maybe try a forum search or maybe someone will chime in who knows them. There are several good companies here in Costa Rica. IMO better to go with companies located in whatever country you are visiting. Here is my list.

Horizontes – http://www.horizontes.com/eng/ - Very green company, offers packages, involved with community programs, good company & good folks

Crreferals – http://www.crreferrals.com/ - Good for custom planning, has packages, involved with animal rescue, good company & good folks

Actuar - www.actuarcostarica.com/app/cms/www/index.php Off the beaten path rural tourism, involved with community programs, good company, good folks.

Caravan – http://www.caravan.com/ - Best for larger group tours up to 30. Excellent reputation and well respected. Awesome at what they do.

Costa Rica Expeditions – www.costaricaexpeditions.com/wl3/index.php - High end trip planner, owns some of there own lodges, has won many awards, great reviews in the forum.

Other companies from TA forum - tripadvisor.com/Travel-g291982-c117989/Costa…

Good Luck.

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2. Re: JetSet Vacations

I just booked our vacation with them, and I can say that I didn't have any problems whatsoever in the booking process. Our vacation was so last minute- we are leaving this Saturday (staying at Royal Corin and Los Suenos Marriott) but I only started the booking process last Thursday. Matt was my agent, and he was very responsive and thorough in all our dealings.

I think though that Jetset Vacations is the same company as Travel by Jen, which has some bad reviews in this forum. I can say though that they have already addressed the issues raised on those reviews (eg not informing the travelers of the 6 month passport validity requirement in CR, not sending any documentation [I received my quotes through email and the vouchers/confirmation arrived when they promised}).

Hope that helps.

Maryland, USA
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3. Re: JetSet Vacations

Hi Momsiemolly! I am curious to know how your vacation went the end of August. We have also booked with TravelbyJen (same as JetSet) for a Costa Rica sampler for 9 days going to 3 regions. This trip was recommended by TravelZoo, usually reliable. However, I too have read poor reviews of TravelbyJen with only a sprinkling of good reviews. So far, I have dealt with Donohue and Danielle. I must say that they have been most helpful. The first leg of our trip is to La Fortuna/Arenal (Hotel Royal Corin), then to Guanacaste (currently booked into Riu Palace.) I am concerned about eco issues with Riu that I was unaware of, prior to booking. Our third leg is Monteverde mountain cloud region (Ficus Sunset Suites and Hotel). Is there any additional fee for guests to use the hot springs at the Royal Corin? I am a bit confused about this.

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4. Re: JetSet Vacations

HI MarylandLady

No, there is no fee to use the hot springs at Royal Corin. All their pools, except one are hot springs.

It is a nice and clean hotel, though the buffet options for breakfast are limited.

We also planned to go to Monteverde (it looked so close to Arenal on the map) but they told us it's a 4 hour drive :(

Have fun on your trip!

Maryland, USA
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5. Re: JetSet Vacations

Thank you so much. I really appreciate for your fast reply!

Puerto Viejo, Costa...
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6. Re: JetSet Vacations

JetSet Vacations books with us at Hotel Banana Azul in Puerto Viejo on Caribbean Side. I have always found them professional to deal with. They are one the few that I am aware of that actually inspect the properties. Also, I have never heard negative feedback from their clients.

Maryland, USA
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7. Re: JetSet Vacations

Colinsito, Thank you for your information. I am pleased to hear that your experiences with JetSet Vacations (TravelbyJen) were good.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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9. Re: JetSet Vacations

Also check some reviews about Travel by Jen here at the forum!

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10. Re: JetSet Vacations

I appreciate your reply. We have upgraded our hotels, so they are more private. Also, we ordered an SUV. Thanks again.