Explore your Destination

When you go on vacation, do you stay at the resort or do you get out and explore? As much as I love relaxing at the resort, there is nothing better than immersing yourself in the culture and activities of every destination! The very first excursion I ever went on was the Coba Mayan Encounter in Mexico. It was a full day of activities and adventure. They picked us up at our resort and took us to an authentic Mayan village. There we rappelled into a cenote where we swam in its crystal clear water. We then zip lined over the jungle, canoed through a fresh water lagoon, and walked through the jungle learning about local flora and fauna. After that we interacted with the Mayan community by participating in a traditional ceremony led by a local shaman and enjoying a traditional Mayan meal. Finally, we went to Coba. Coba is home to the Nohoch Mul Pyramid. This is the only Mayan ruin that you can still climb to the top of. This excursion fully immerses you in the Mayan culture and gives you a glimpse into what their life is like. 


Here are a few of our favorite excursions-

Mexico-Swimming with the whale sharks and Xenotes

Jamaica-Dunns River Falls and the Jamaican Bobsled 

Dominican Republic-Blue Hole


France-Night tour of Paris


Italy-Gondola ride


As you can see, there is so much to experience in this great big world of ours. Don’t miss out on the incredible opportunities to fully immerse yourself in the culture and activities of your next destination.

Explore and book excursions here - https://www.amstardmc.com/thejoyoftravel/tours.html

- Erica Shaw