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From Whale Sharks to Spider Monkeys: An Intergenerational Safari through the Yucatan

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Program #20435RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Program intended for grandchildren from 12 - 14 years of age.

Experience the fascinating wildlife and the wealth of ancient Maya civilizations on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Snorkel the warm waters of the Caribbean to encounter sea turtles and the mighty whale shark, the world’s largest fish. On land, discover playful monkeys and colorful birds, zip-line through the jungle and learn the story of the Mayans. Take part in fun, informal Spanish lessons to get a grasp of the local language.


Highlights

• Enjoy the exhilarating opportunity to swim with whale sharks — though massive, they are docile and safe to swim alongside.
• Get an up-close view of spider monkeys, howler monkeys and other Yucatán wildlife as you walk through a protected nature reserve.
• Explore the great Mayan city of Chichen Itza where you find pyramids and the Great Ball Court.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

From three to five hours physical activity per day including swimming, snorkeling, climbing archaeological ruins, zip-lining, walking on forest trails.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Cancún, 1 night; ferry to Isla Holbox, 2 nights; ferry and coach to Chichen Itza, 2 nights; coach to Akumal, 2 nights; coach to Cancún, 1 night; departure.

Date Notes
6/19/2015
Program intended for grandchildren from 9 - 11 years of age.7/8/2015
Program intended for grandchildren from 12-14 years of age.7/17/2015
Program intended for grandchildren from 9 - 11 years of age.7/25/2015
Program intended for grandchildren from 12 - 14 years of age.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
8 nights of accommodations
22 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

Ratings

4.6
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