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Published on : Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Road Scholar, the world’s largest educational travel organization, is launching a new learning adventure offering free airfare from Boston and New York to the French island of Martinique that highlights the island’s unique history and culture. Led by local experts, naturalists and historians, The Allure of Martinique: A Taste of France in the Caribbeandelves into this hidden gem in the Lesser Antilles,which boasts some of the finest natural wonders in the Caribbean.
Known for its production of some of the world’s finest rums, Martinique is also home to incredible biodiversity and beauty. Participants will learn about the island’s formation, its unique biodiversity and visit thePagerie Museum, home to Josephine Bonaparte, Empress of France and wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.
“Many people don’t realize that the Caribbean has much more to offer than just beautiful beaches and sunsets,” says JoAnn Bell, senior vice president of programs at Road Scholar. “Like all of our programs in the Caribbean, Martinique offers participants the high-quality experiential learning that they’ve come to expect with us. With free airfare from Boston and New York, this program is an exceptional value for anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating culture.”
• Visiting the Domaine d’ Emeraude to experience the island’s rainforest
• Exploring severalcenturies-old sugar plantations, or Habitations, to learn about sugarcane milling
• Experiencing La Savane des Esclaves, a re-creation of a “free slave” village, to learn about the lives of
slaves who escaped plantations and lived off the land
• VisitingLe Musée de la Banane to learn about hundreds of species of this significant fruit of the Caribbean
The eight-day program traverses the island from top to bottom, taking field trips to engaging museums and historic villages. Cost starts at $1,599, including free airfare exclusively from with departure date chosen). Departures are offered through April 2017.