Greenloons http://www.greenloons.com/, which guides travelers to sustainable, eco-certified vacations, suggests the hottest green spring breaks for 2013 which are a short flight away from either North America or theUnited Kingdom. Choices include, among others, sun-swept vacations from seven to 10 days in Mexico, on the Mediterranean and in the Caribbean.
The hottest Mediterranean green spring breaks include Spain and Italy; while those close to North America highlight some unique activities in Jamaica,Belize and Baja,Mexico. Following are details on these in-demand trips which can be booked directly through Greenloons.
Sun and wildlife worshipers head to both sides of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula each spring for the annual whale migration. Greenloons’ new seven-day Whales of Baja Adventure showcases three separate species of whales that frequent the waters off of Baja. There’s an intimate encounter with friendly gray whales (in San Ignacio Lagoon), an extraordinary experience with the biggest animal that ever lived (blue whales of Loreto), and spectacular whale action from aerobatic humpbacks off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. Priced at $1,900 per person, double, departure dates are flexible.
Jamaica Rasta & Reggae is a 10-day green Caribbean vacation departure from the all-inclusive resort experience so prevalent inJamaica. Guests experience a little-known side of the island, meeting with true Rastafarians, hiking in the wilderness, visiting the Appleton Estates rum distillery, the Bob Marley Museum and a Blue Mountain coffee plantation for a taste of culture with a splash of music in the sun. There’s still time aplenty to enjoy the island’s famous white sand beaches. The March 1 and April 5, 2013 departures are $1,649 per person, double including accommodations, some meals and activities.
The tropics await winter-weary North Americans on an off-the-radar eco-adventure in Central America. Kayak Belize is a weeklong kayak-driven island-hopping escape off the palm- fringed coast focused on exploring the second largest barrier reef in the world. Kayaks are in play from two to four hours a day, leaving time for exploring towns, snorkeling and lazing on the beach. Departures March 9 and 30 and April 20, 2013 are $1,640 per person, double, including bungalow and camping accommodations, kayaks, most meals and activities.
Costa Blanca Beaches & Agritourism as the name implies combines beaches with agritourism along Spain’s Costa Blanca. Lush farmlands, mountain villages, local wines, spring-fed pools for swimming and omni-present organic fare come with private house accommodations for eight days beginning March 12 and April 13, 2013. The per person, double occupancy rate is $899 including accommodation, some meals and all planned activities.
Italy’s Amalfi Coast Experience includes exploring the mountain trails of Tri Calli, hilltop towns of Ravello and Amalfi, acres of lemon groves and vineyards, and miles of cliff-top views overlooking the sea. Adventures include exploring Pompeii, hiking and dipping into the Mediterranean, a cooking class and a good night’s sleep in a converted 16th century monastery used as home base. The eight-day program departing either March 30 or April 13 includes accommodations, most meals and activities, priced at $1,399 per person, double.
Greenloons expects spring vacation demand to be the highest they’ve seen in years and recommends that reservations be made soon. For details contact Greenloons by phone at 703.752.6270 or by email at [email protected].