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FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA

Amelia and Cumberland Islands and the Okefenokee Swamp

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Program #11603RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Encounter vivid natural and human history on two beautiful islands and the amazing Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Hike the interior maritime forest of Amelia and Cumberland islands with a naturalist, boat into the Okefenokee Swamp and end your week with an Amelia River study cruise to view rare birds, dolphins and manatees.


Highlights

• Discover the historic streets and architecture of Amelia Island with an expert who shares the story of a visionary who stirred neighbors to move their entire town.
• A soldier in period costume details the fascinating history of Fort Clinch, an important 1800s fortress for both Confederate and Union forces.
• Venture deep into the mysterious Okefenokee Swamp on a two-hour boat ride and 1.5-mile boardwalk exploration to experience black water lakes, pond cypress and the American alligator.

Activity Notes

Walking up to four miles on Cumberland Island day hike; optional shorter hike. Okefenokee boat trip in a covered motorized boat with open sides.

Coordinated by Center for Educational Adventure.


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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.8
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