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Join us in Morocco, a magical and mystical destination, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea, and African, Arab, and European civilizations converge. It boasts grand, ornate architecture and bustling markets and immense natural beauty. Cultural immersive trip highlights include a camel ride through the Sahara desert, cooking classes, a visit to a wellness spa or hamaan. Morocco has a fascinating history and the muse of some of the world’s most accomplished artists. Day 1 Oct 10 At your arrival in Casablanca airport, our representative will meet you. Have lunch and visit the Hassan Mosque. Get transferred to your hotel (Riad Kalaa) in Rabat. See the the royal palace quarter. Continue to The Kasbah of Chellah, a necropolis on the Sala Colonia. Then into Mohammed V mausoleum. Tour the Archaeological museum exhibiting objects from excavations of pre-historic, Punic, Roman and Islamic sites. Day 2 Oct 11 Head to the town of Chefchaouen. In the Outa-el-Hammam square, is the medina where lies the grand Tarik-Ben-Ziad mosque. The mosque houses an ethnographic museum with collections of embroideries and varied pieces of clothing. The Djellaba was created here. Day 3 Oct 12 The Cascades d’Akchour are near Chefchaouen. Leave Chefchaouen for a drive across the Rif Mountains to Volubilis then to Meknes. See its gate the Bab El Mansour, the Mausoleum of the King and the square of El Hedim. From Meknes, continue to Fes across the Saiss plain. Day 4 Oct 13 Tour ramparts for a history of the Morocco's oldest royal city, Fez. Tour inside Fes el Bali and see the markets and colorful Souks. Travel to do good project: visit the medieval children’s schools, enter artisan workshops, visit the public bakeries and pastry makers in the residential quarters and see their historical fountains, mosques and sanctuaries. Visit the ancient Medersa and Karaouine mosque, once the oldest university in the world. Visit the Royal Palace and Fez El Jedid to see a 17th century synagogue. Visit a hammam for a scrub with black soap or spices. Then get a Moroccan tonic massage. Day 5 Oct 14 Leaving Fez, we drive through the Middle Atlas with a break at Ifrane. View cedar forests, volcanic mountains, wind-swept plains, spectacular gorges, and stony desert. Travel along the oasis of the Ziz Valley arriving at Erfoud, that sits at the southern end of the Ziz Oasis known as “the Gate of Sahara Desert”. Then overland to Merzouga on a powerful 4 WD Land Rover. Dinner and overnight at the desert - Madu Camp. Day 6 Oct 15 Sunrise camel ride along the sand dunes in Merzouga. Walk at the Todra Gorge. Head to Dades. Continue to Kelaat M’Gouna, famous for its roses. Transfer to Ouarzazate, also known as “Morocco’s Hollywood,” for dinner and overnight. Day 7 Oct 16 Tour Ouarzazate, beginning with the beautiful Taourirt Kasbah. Then the fortress of Ait Ben Haddou, seen in many films. Leave Ait Ben Haddou crossing the Atlas Mountains via the Tiz In Tichka pass to Marrakech. Day 8 Oct 17 Marrakech is surrounded by snowcapped mountains. Begin at Koutoubia Mosque with its minaret. Visit the Saadian necropolis. Walk through its market and alleyways to the Badii palace. See the Bahia palace, built by a vizir for his harem. Visit the synagogue built by Sephardic Jews. View Koubba of the Almoravides, the oldest building in the city. Explore artisan quarters. Stroll into Jemaa El Fna for traditional music, dance and more. Then take a cooking class, in which your prepared meals will be dinner. Day 9 Oct 18 Guided to Imlil valley in Atlas Mountains, walk to Aremd village. Learn about the agricultural products, their culinary values and sit for Moroccan tea with locals Return to Marrakech for farewell dinner and overnight. Day 10 Oct 19 After breakfast, we will assist you with your transfer to Casablanca airport for your flight home. For more info visit https://traveltodogood.com/tour/join-us-in-morocco/ EARLY BIRD PRICE: $2049 EXPIRES DEC 15 (Based on double)
The Kenya backdrop is absolutely stunning. See the big 5 as well as a beautiful diversity of landscapes, animals, bird and plant life and fascinating cultures. From hand feeding Giraffes, to adopting orphaned elephants to taking breathtaking balloon safaris at dawn. There is a lot to do in Kenya. Join your trip host and travel to do good Ambassador, Metris as you embark on the journey of a life time. Travel to do Good Ambassador and Trip Host Metris aka the Jewelry Woman has been working with a women’s co-op in Nairobi for over 3 years. Your Travel to do Good project will include supporting small businesses who are supporting each other for economic empowerment and business sustainability. Dates: October 10, 2020 - October 20, 2020 Trip Highlights: See giraffes at Giraffe Centre Daphne Sheldrick’s Animal Orphanage, rehabilitation of animals Visit Kiambethu farm, a settler farm Maasai Mara game drives Lake Nakuru National Park - view wildlife, birds and landscape. 4 Star Accommodations
f you are an educator or would like to volunteer teaching abroad - we are in the planning stages of our Summer Teachers Volunteer Program. This is a working vacation opportunity that will enable you to become immersed in the people, life and culture of your chosen destination through the power of education We have a variety of non profit program providers - that range from volunteering with pre-schoolers to adults. To be a part of the discussion and travel planning for 2014, rsvp here to join the conversation. If you have had the opportunity to teach abroad, we want to hear from you - your feedback is welcomed !!
Belize is located in Central America and it is bordered to the north by Mexico, to the south and west by Guatemala and to the east by the Caribbean Sea. Belize is a diverse country with various cultures and languages. Belize, the smallest country in Central America and the only one that is English-speaking, is home to: • The world’s largest living barrier reef. • The Great Blue Hole, a popular diving site, which the Discovery Channel recently ranked number one on its list of “The 10 Most Amazing Places on Earth.” • More than 600 significant ancient Maya sites. • Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the first wilderness preserve for jaguars. Belize is also known for its extreme biodiversity and distinctive ecosystems. On the coast, there is a swampy coastal plain with mangrove swamps. In the south and interior there are hills and low mountains. Most of the land is undeveloped and is forested with hardwoods. It is a part of the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot and it has many jungles, wildlife reserves, a large variety of different species of flora and fauna and the largest cave system in Central America. Some species of Belize’s flora and fauna include the black orchid, the mahogany tree, the toucan and tapirs. Content provided by the Belize Board of Tourism Volunteer Project Overview Belize has a substantial indigenous Mayan population, who continue to live in conditions that have an impact on their life expectancy and quality of life. Major health concerns, particularly among children, are burns and respiratory injuries from smoke inhalation, caused by open fire cooking stoves. By installing new stoves that are much more efficient, dispel the smoke through a chimney and cover up the flame, you can help to ensure that these incidents are greatly reduced. You may also assist Mayan farming families improve their livelihoods with sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation projects, such as: • establish school gardens • plant cacao seedlings • build ecologically friendly toilets • construct improved chicken coops • repair fences At each site, you share a typical Belizean lunch with a family from the community. Connect with the people and culture of Belize on this unique tour into the unspoiled Toledo District in Southern Belize. Visit caves, Mayan ruins, waterfalls, and rainforests. Assist local villages with sustainable agriculture projects. English is the national language, so nothing is lost in translation. Your itinerary is based at an acclaimed eco-resort nestled between old growth rainforest and the tranquil Moho River. Your Accommodation: You will stay in private wood and thatched roof cabanas. Each cabana is fully mosquito-screened and equipped with ceiling fan, private bathroom, hot shower, drinking water, hand-woven textiles, and 24-hour electricity. Meals: Breakfast and dinner is eaten in the Main Lodge. Menus incorporate a fusion of American and Belizean flavors, taking advantage of fresh local seafood and produce from the on-site organic garden. Breakfast is a hot buffet, lunch is a picnic on tour or prepared by host families at volunteer sites, and dinner is a five-course plated meal. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. The bar is open daily, and serves a selection of beers, wines and cocktails. Sample Itinerary (Saturday is the best day for this itinerary to begin and international flights must arrive by 4pm to make the domestic connection.) Day 1: Arrive Belize International Airport (BZE) and transfer to your local flight to Punta Gorda. Evening orientation and dinner at jungle lodge. Day 2: In the morning, travel to Blue Creek Village to visit Tumul K’in Center of Learning, a unique residential high school focused on preserving Maya culture. Explore the grounds, meet the students, and observe classes like marimba or basket weaving. Enjoy a picnic lunch alongside the river, then hike to stunning and unusual Blue Creek Cave, where you will swim through limestone caverns to the source of the Moho River. When the school is in session, they welcome visitors on Sundays to observe their culture classes. Day 3: Drive to the nearby Maya village of Santa Anna. Learn to make corn tortillas from scratch with a Mayan homemaker. Return to the lodge for a Kekchi Maya language lesson, and enjoy a free afternoon on the grounds. Activities available include swimming, kayaking, and horseback riding. Days 4, 5, 6: Commence your meaningful service projects in villages around the Toledo District, to introduce sustainable agriculture techniques as an alternative to slash and burn farming, along with improving local nutrition and economic prospects. You can help to provide farming families in Central America with the training and tools to overcome poverty while restoring our planet’s tropical forests. Work side-by-side with villagers on projects which may include building wood conserving stoves, establishing school gardens, planting cacao seedlings, building ecological toilets, constructing improved chicken coops, or repairing fences. At each site, volunteers will share a typical Belizean lunch with a family from their host community. As English is the official language of Belize, you will have unparalleled opportunities to make connections with the communities they are assisting. Day 7: Free day to relax at the lodge or go on an optional tour. You may choose to join one of the daily tours offered by the lodge, including jumping off the cliffs at Rio Blanco waterfall, visiting Lubaantun Ruins, exploring Tiger Cave, participating in a medicinal plant walk, or making chocolate at the lodges’ own chocolate factory. Ocean excursions, including snorkeling, diving, and sailing, can also be arranged through the lodge for an additional fee. Day 8: Departure. Transfer to Punta Gorda Airstrip, domestic flight to Belize City International Airport, and connect to flights home. Travel Style: 4-5 Star Luxury Volunteer Travel Experience Volunteer Activities: Environmental, Community Development Double Occupancy USD $2990 Single Supplement $1850 Please note: This trip is not available from 1 August until 25 October due to the rainy season making travel very difficult Included: Round-trip domestic airfare between Belize City International Airport (BZE) and Punta Gorda (PND) All ground transportation within Belize $150 donation per participant to the Volunteer Program All meals, (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners) Unlimited drinking water Activities as mentioned in itinerary: Tumul K’in Center of Learning, Blue Creek Cave, Tortilla Making, Kekchi Language Lesson, Volunteer Projects, optional tour on Day 7 Tax Not Included: International Air Fare Gratuities Alcoholic beverages Snorkeling, diving, or sailing excursions, check out this link : https://youtu.be/Ca2DXvbHfQk