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This has been a terrible hurricane season in the Caribbean. On 19th September, Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria, completely destroying the island’s infrastructure, communication systems, forests and homes, and tragically ending the lives of the most vulnerable. The ‘nature island’ of the Caribbean is home to some 70,000 people, all of whom have been severely affected by this disaster, as have Dominica’s natural sites and hiking trails. This was a tropical paradise of 365 rivers and pristine rainforest. It was home to 195 species of fern, 75 kinds of orchid, 50 types of butterflies and 176 species of bird. A few hours after the hurricane struck, most of that was gone, but the island is now slowly recovering.
MotMot Travel is offering a Voluntourism Package in conjunction with The Tamarind Tree Hotel in Dominica. It is specifically aimed at “Clearance and Restoration of the Waitukubuli National Trail” and will run from 14th January 2018 to 14th April 2018 and perhaps beyond this date.
The all-inclusive package is part of the Voluntourism (Volunteer Tourism) initiatives to help Dominica’s people, nature, agriculture and tourism industry to recover as fast as possible. Interested visitors can actively participate in the clean-up and rehabilitation work and at the same time will learn a lot about the flora, fauna and the forest from the supervising forestry staff.
The one week programme will include up to 4 days of work in the forest, supervised and accompanied by forestry staff, but you can work for as many days as you wish.
It will also include –
– A full day Central tour (Imperial Road, Pond Casse, Emerald Pool, Castle Bruce, Kalinago Territory, Northern Forest Reserve, Spanny Twin Falls)
– A full day beach walk from Salisbury to St. Joseph, circa 7km, on the beach newly formed since the hurricane.
Tools and protective gear for working with machinery will be provided.
You will bring your own hiking/work boots, rain gear and suitable clothing for work in the forest.
The price for 7 days in Dominica including –
Return flights to Antigua or Barbados with BA or Virgin
Connecting flights with Liat
All-inclusive accommodation at Tamarind Tree
All transfers and ground transportation
2 full days guided tours
Per person sharing a double room – £1900.00
Per person in a single room – £2090.00
You can extend your holiday in Dominica or you can include additional days at leisure in Antigua or Barbados.
Dominica is dear to us at MotMot Travel. It is where we, the company directors Vivianne McGrath and Gilbert Bastyra, were born and the island has welcomed so many of our clients on holiday over the past 12 years. Dominicans desperately need our help and generosity to rebuild, now and for years to come, which you can also do by visiting http://dominicarelief.org or donating at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dominica-hurricanerelief.
MotMot Travel has also made a generous donation and are giving £50 from every new Caribbean booking to this fund.
Most destinations in the Caribbean remain open for business. All of these, including Trinidad & Tobago, St Lucia, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, Barbados and Cuba are doing everything they can to help Dominica and other stricken Caribbean neighbours. The whole region is in need of our support and the best way to do this, is to keep visiting these wonderful islands.
We are very proud to announce that Mot Mot Travel won the Award for ‘Best Producing Specialist Operator in 2016’ at Saint Lucia’s Gala Awards Dinner hosted on Thursday 21st September 2017.
Nominations were provided by hotel partners and destination management companies and the winner was selected based on how the candidates targeted their niche areas and the results achieved.
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