This article was originally featured in the Weddingbells special feature in the Transat 2017-2018 Weddings brochure.
Bond with your destination wedding: party over a leisurely dip in a natural pool or an exhilarating glide through crocodile-inhabited waters. From relaxing day trips to exciting adventures, we have selected the best group-friendly excursions to ensure that everyone has a fabulous vacation, filled with authentic experiences and precious memories.
Beyond the Destination Wedding: Exciting Excursions
Tropical rainforest tour in Montego Bay, Jamaica
This excursion takes you to the heart of the tropical rainforest. Journey through the villages that dot the coastline. Go on a boat ride along the Black River, where you’ll admire exotic birds, plants and wildlife—such as the endangered American crocodile. Then, it’s off to the YS Falls for lush scenery and a refreshing swim.
Saona Island in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Sail aboard a catamaran to Saona Island at the Parque Nacional del Este. After a dip in the natural pool and a swim in some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches, enjoy dancing lessons on board.
Archaeological visit in Cancun, Mexico
Adventure awaits at every turn: Marvel at ruins in Tulum, explore the longest underground river in the world (recommended by National Geographic experts), ride through the jungle in an all-terrain vehicle, rappel down into a cenote, cool off in a natural pool, and more.
Historic tour in Varadero, Cuba
Go on a guided tour of Havana’s historic city centre, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover its bustling squares, colourful architecture, captivating monuments and museums, as well as its countless secrets.
Visiting a colonial village in Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba
Discover Remedios, a charming 16th-century colonial village. Head to historic Santa Clara, where you’ll visit the Che Guevara Museum and Revolution Square. The tour includes a ride on a steam train and a visit to an authentic cigar factory.
Visit the Los Haitis National Park in Samana, Dominican Republic
Take a boat across Samana Bay to Los Haitises National Park. There, you’ll admire rock formations, mangroves, islets and exotic birds. After trekking through a pair of spectacular caves, savour a traditional lunch and lounge on the Cayo Levantado beach.
Crystal caves in Cancun, Mexico
Plunge into the crystal caves of Rio Secreto, where our planet’s history is engraved in countless stalactites and stalagmites. Swimming through the underground river’s fresh, crystalline waters is an experience you won’t soon forget.
Visit coffee and cocoa plantations in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Visit a typical home for a glimpse of everyday life in the Dominican Republic. Then, continue to coffee and cocoa plantations. After a horseback ride, you’ll enjoy a walk through a sugar cane field and get a firsthand look at how some of the world’s finest cigars are made. Cap your day of adventure at a private beach club on picturesque Macao Beach.
For more options in addition to the ones featured here, please inquire with one of Transat’s group specialists.
For more wedding inspiration, visit Weddingbells’ website.