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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Ichabods dine on the beach in Mexico

Information brochure and registration

Get away this winter, head someplace warm and enjoy a fun time with fellow Ichabods at the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort, 45 minutes south of the Cancun airport. Located right on the beach amidst the sugary-white sands and crystal-clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean, this all-inclusive resort is walking distance to downtown Playa del Carmen and the pier with ferry service to Cozumel. Plus, there are two nearby golf courses. It’s only a three hour flight from Kansas City to Cancun. You’ll have a suntan before sundown!

*There are two departure options. One group leaves Jan. 20 and returns Jan. 27. The other group leaves Jan. 22 and returns Jan. 29.


**Cost begins at $1,695 per person with options for rooms sleeping one, two or three people, and includes roundtrip airfare from Kansas City (other departure cities available, but pricing may vary), seven-night stay at the all–inclusive resort hotel and all meals and beverages. Pricing includes:

  • Private motorcoach transportation from the Washburn campus to the Kansas City airport and return.
  • Non-stop, flight on Frontier Airlines between Kansas City and Cancun. (Other departure cities available, pricing may vary).
  • Airport transportation to and from the resort.
  • Airline luggage fee for one checked bag (carryon bags require extra fee) and luggage handling for one (1) piece of luggage per person on the motorcoach and at the hotel Seven (7) nights at the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort. Across the street from the resort is the Hardrock Golf Club (fees apply).
  • Reciprocal access to the nearby Sandos Caracol Eco Resort. Next door to the resort is the Grand Coral Golf Club (fees apply).
  • Unlimited food and beverage at the resort (includes both alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
  • Alumni Association staff member and Travel Leaders agent will accompany the group.
  • All applicable Mexican value added taxes, airlines taxes, passenger facility charges, and other U.S. and Mexican Government fees and taxes. Fuel surcharges and international taxes are included but are subject to increase.


For more information about this trip, call the Alumni Association at 785.670.1641 or send us an email.


Things to remember

  • Travel with the Washburn Alumni Association is a benefit of membership. Since we sell out nearly every trip we offer, at least one traveler who shares a room must be a member of the Alumni Association. You don't have to be a graduate of Washburn to join or to travel with us. The more the merrier!
  • The Alumni Association offers travel insurance. Travel medical or trip protection insurance options are available for individuals or groups traveling abroad.


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1729 MacVicar Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604
Phone: 785.670.4483