Caribbean Escape

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Winter is coming…

Plan your escape NOW – Run away with me!

January 17-27, 2017

Peaceful, turquoise waters and island ports with sunshine, beauty, and seafood in abundance await you in Mexico’s Caribbean paradise.  And January is the perfect time of year, daytime temps in the 70’s or 80’s, evenings might require a light sweater.  The water is usually ideal.

So escape the cold and the madness of the world on a MexiMayan Travel adventure to discover Mexico’s flora and fauna. Explore jungle paths with exotic birds and plants, snorkel the reefs, or scuba dive with gentle rays and turtles. Anyone for kayaking or canoeing? Golf? Let us know!

Our itinerary will also include experiencing  the art and mystery of the ancient Mayan civilization with visits to several ruins and a trip to the architecturally stunning museum of Cancun.

I’ll be on hand to help arrange for optionals, offer meditations and gentle yoga type stuff, and generally see to your wellbeing.  The group will be a small manageable size.

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Check out this amazing itinerary!

Day 1. Jan 17, 2017. Arrive Cancun and check into the Holiday Inn on the beach of the hotel district, Kukulkan Avenida. Plan your arrival to enjoy a sunset swim in the ocean or pool.

Day 2. Jan 18. Buffet breakfast and optional and 15 minute stretch and 5 minute meditation with Doreen. 10am depart for a short trip to the Museo Maya De Cancun. A modern museum will acquaint you with the local natural sciences and Maya history and culture. You’ll see accurate copies of huge Maya temple facades and original artifacts. Next door to the museum is a quiet and magical site, San Miguelito, shady and studded with iguanas. Bring your camera!

 

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Lunch at the hotel follows then we check out and ferry it to Isla Mujeres. Hotel check-in (Villa la Joya or Na Balam) and safely stash our bags, and catch a boat to the Isle of Cantoy where we swim or snorkel with the rays, exotic bird-watch, or chillax on the white sand beaches.

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Day 3. Jan 19. Breakfast and optional yoga with Doreen. The afternoon provides a short tour of the island including the small Temple of Ixchel, the Moon Goddess. A temple active still with Mayan women making offerings. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you please.   You may choose to visit Garrafon de Castilla to connect with turtles, or just realx at the beach. Dinner alfresco (weather permitting) as we take in the sunset.  Close the day with an optional aroma-therapeutic Moon Goddess meditation ceremony with Doreen, and then off to mystical dreamland.

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Day 4. Jan 20. Breakfast and optional 10 minute core strengthening blast with Doreen.  Around noon we head down the Riviera Maya coast near Puerto Morales to Hotel Amarte, a recently discovered jewel hidden off the main road. Your camera or sketchpad can record the lush plant life. We’ll have a pool and a serene path to the ocean.

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Day 5. Jan 21. Buffet breakfast and optional 15 minute stretch and 5 minute meditation with Doreen. We continue south down the coast with a brief stop to examine two paintings on a Maya structure at Xel-Ha. The iguana will pose for you!

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We arrive at Club Akumal Caribe, our secret treasure with the best beach and bay on the coast. Club Akumal provides a variety of experiences. The view of the coast is preserved with charming low bungalows and a small 3-story hotel. Restaurants here are an updated breakfast spot and another for lunch or dinner on the beach. Gardens abound and snorkeling or swimming with turtles is right off the shore. If you prefer lounging by a pool, you got it. You can have a diving adventure here, taking advantage of the on-site dive shop. An Eco-Center with exhibits sometimes offers informational presentations. Close by is a well-stocked mini grocery.

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Hike a little farther to a petite lagoon for swimming or snorkeling.

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A short walk reveals a community of arts and craft boutiques and more small restaurants.

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Optionals from here include swimming at a nearby cenote!

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Day 6. Jan 22. Buffet breakfast and optional yoga with Doreen. Optional tour of the nature preserve, Sian Ka’an, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the largest Biosphere Reserve on the Yucatan peninsula.  Here bird-watching is world renown and the Reserve is home to thousands of species of Flora and Fauna.  Sian Ka’an is next door to the Mayan Ruins  and city of Tulum.

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Day 7. Jan 23. Buffet breakfast and optional 10 minute core strengthening blast with Doreen.  Optional tour of Muyil Ruins, a small archeological site nearby with a pleasant walk to arrive to its Castillo.

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Day 8. Jan 24. Buffet breakfast and optional 15 minute stretch and 5 minute meditation with Doreen. After a ferry ride to Cozumel we tour the island and check into the Casa del Mar Hotel & Dive Shop. More diving, beautiful sunsets, and free time awaits you.

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Day 9. Jan 25. Breakfast and then off to visit the archeological site of Tantun to pay homage at the Temple to Ixchel (our sacred MoonGoddess).

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Day 10. Jan 26. Breakfast and optional yoga or stretching with Doreen. Return to Cancun and the Holiday Inn. Visit the downtown market for souvenirs or shots of tequila. In the evening share your pictures and exchange addresses with your travel buddies and luxuriate with a final beach sunset.

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Day 11. Jan 27.   Return home – body kissed by the sun and spirit refreshed.

More details

We are finalizing the price of this package and are aiming for  $1,700.00 USD per person in a double room.  In final negotiations are the costs of tours and excursions, which may be offered as an optional add-on if they are not included in the total price.

Included in the package: Breakfast, hotels, transportation, some of the excursions and tours

Not included: Airfare, dinners and lunches, snorkeling or diving, some of the excursions and tours.

Excellent airfare prices can be found through Southwest Airlines.

Hope I see you there!

Interested?  Questions?

Please email me – doreen@verdantfaerie.com

 

 

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