SOURCE: Accessible Eco Tours

September 12, 2008 16:57 ET

New Destination for Planners of Group Travel

New Eco-Conscious Expeditions in the Mexican Caribbean Launched by AccessEcoTours to Provide Alternative for Seniors

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO--(Marketwire - September 12, 2008) - Project "Mayan Encounter" launches expeditions in the Riviera Maya that combine nature with cultural experience. Tours are geared towards groups of 10, but individuals are welcome, too.

The idea is to bring the beauty of this geographical location and its rich culture to the so-called baby boom generation, senior citizens, and people with disabilities, as well as anyone who chooses to explore fauna, flora, culture and the region's archaeological wealth at a relaxed pace. Most tour operators are forced to work within a tight rotation schedule, while those that have an environmentally and socially conscious focus oftentimes specialize in physical activities and adventure.

A forum has been opened to serve as a knowledge base for vacationers and trip planners, such as senior or disability organizations and agencies, group travel agents or any eco-conscious individual, to pick from a variety of activities and design their perfect "à-la-carte" travel experience.

Behind the project stands Stefanie Baeker, a German native from the North Sea coast, where green tourism prevails. Her understanding of tourism, coupled with her association with an online portal for low vision and blindness resources since early 2004, as well as her interest in Mayan history and the local biosphere reserves, have sparked the idea for the project "Mayan Encounter." She has lived in the Riviera Maya region for almost 5 years. Email info@accessecotours.com or visit www.AccessEcoTours.com for more information.

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