Tentatively scheduled for mid to late July 2009 we are creating a great family camp. This is the perfect group trip for multi-generations. Grandparents bring your grand children and have a worry free exciting trip. Parents invite your parents to join you and your children on a great adventure. This is one that we know will please all ages. Families will have their choice of villas or hotel rooms. We will take care of all your transportation and activities and help with meal planning.
The Camp activities will include Environmental Talks and Tours provided by CEA, time to explore the beach, bays and lagoon, snorkeling, trips to Eco-parks, cultural exchange programs and activities with local children including arts and crafts and sports. Each participant will be encouraged to participate in some type of journaling – from Internet postings, photography, or creating their own story in a book form.
Sample Itinerary: Schedule subject to change.
Day One – Arrive at Cancun Airport. Transportation will be waiting to take you to your hotel room or villa. Once you arrive in Akumal you will have time to get settled and get to know the area. That evening we will have a Meet and Greet dinner, followed by a Turtle Talk at the CEA Center. The Turtle Talk will be followed by a Turtle Walk – these are limited to 10 people per night so Walks may be scheduled throughout the week.
Day Two – Get to know Akumal. This day will include a trip to the local library where we will meet some local children. Snorkeling, beach games and pool time at Akumal Bay. A stop at Half Moon Bay and a snorkeling trip to Yal Ku Lagoon. In the afternoon when the day is hottest we will arrange some arts and crafts activities and time to journal.
Day Three – Xel-Ha Eco Park. Spend the day at one of the area's foremost eco-parks. Float down the lazy river, jump from cliffs, do a rope climb over the water, snorkel, eat when you want, as much as you want. Swimming with the dolphins will cost extra.
Day Four – Community/Cultural Exchange Program. We will have activities set up with the local library and the children who attend their summer programs. Beach activities, games, sand sculpting, and snorkeling time. Afternoon arts and crafts time and time to journal.
Day Five – Xcaret. Spend the day at an exciting Eco-Park that includes: Underground rivers, Zoo, Butterfly Pavilion, Bat Cave, Aquarium, Beaches, Shows from Mexican Folklore to Horseback riding and the famous pole fliers. This is a wonderful combination of museum and amusement park and it covers the history and culture of the Maya, Colonial Spanish and Mexican as well as the flora and fauna of this unique part of the world. For an extra cost you may even swim with the dolphins.
Day Six – Tulum and Sian Kaan. We will head first to Tulum for a morning tour of the Mayan Ruins, from there we will travel along the coast to the Sian Kaan Biosphere and take a short boat ride that departs from Ce Siak. We will stop and dine and shop along the Tulum beach – famous for its waves and white sandy beaches.
Day Seven – A chance to enjoy the Akumal bays and lagoon, spend time with your new friends and have a end of camp Fiesta.
Day Eight – Depart for Cancun Airport.