22787
Martinique
The Allure of Martinique: A Touch of France in the Caribbean
The enchanting island of Martinique boasts fascinating French history and breathtaking Caribbean beauty. Explore this unique island with naturalists and local experts.
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Program No. 22787RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,049
Special Offer
Flights start at
FREE
Getting There
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At a Glance

The French island of Martinique combines the best of European culture with the iconic beaches and palm trees of the Caribbean. This hidden gem in the Lesser Antilles boasts centuries of fascinating history and some of the finest natural wonders in the Caribbean. Join local naturalists to explore the island’s vast emerald-green rainforest, white sand beaches and imposing volcano. Traverse the island from top-to-bottom, taking field trips to engaging museums and historic villages as you learn unique history of Martinique — the “Isle of Flowers.”
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking and standing up to three miles a day.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Survey 18th-century Creole architecture and learn the intricacies of the French West Indian Creole lifestyle.
  • Join a seasoned naturalist to explore the lush rainforest of Emerald Fields, home to over 100 native species.
  • Learn about Martinique’s slave history at a faithfully recreated sugar plantation and “free slave” village.
Featured Expert
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Bruno Marques
Bruno Marques earned a Ph.D in Economics from the University of the French West Indies and Guiana (UAG), where he is currently an Associate Professor. Bruno also serves as the Head of the Martinique Tourism Board’s Department of Studies. Dr. Marques published papers and research with the Center for Studies and Research in Economics, Management, Modeling and Applied Computer Science (CEREGMIA) focused on the impact of tourism on Caribbean islands and their people.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Sylvie Regina
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Bruno Marques
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