Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
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Adventurous at heart? Fantastic! Climb behind the wheel of a Polaris dune buggy for a thrilling experience that will endure in your memory for years to come. These buggies were designed especially for navigating the vast Peruvian sand dunes, but today they're on Grand Turk and are waiting for you to take one for a spin.
Listen to a safety briefing before donning your helmet for the drive of a lifetime -- Grand Turk style. Head off down the narrow tracks on Hawk's Nest Plantation on the island's southeastern side. View the bluff at Gun Hill, with a beautiful view of Gibb's Cay and some of the uninhabited islands visible in the Atlantic Ocean.
On a sightseeing bus, you'll drive to the replica of John Glenn's space capsule at the entrance to the International Airport.
Pass many salinas, used to farm salt in its natural form during the salt industry era, and see charming little Cockburn Town -- the administrative and political capital of the Turks & Caicos Islands.
At North Wells, you may be lucky to catch a glimpse of the famous and endangered pink flamingos that come seasonally to forage through the silted bottom of the Salinas in search of brine shrimp and other tasty crustaceans. Watch for the occasional wild horse roaming free, too.
Pass North Creek -- a haven for boats during a hurricane -- en route to the lighthouse at the island's northernmost tip.
Minimum age is 12 years. Minimum age to drive is 18 years with a valid driver's license. Maximum weight is 250 lbs. Each dune buggy carries two people. Cost is per person and based on two per buggy. Closed-toe shoes are madatory. Suitable for guests who are physically fit. Guests who are pregnant or have a heart, back or neck condition are not allowed to participate. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Tour sequence may vary. Shade is limited; to avoid sunburn, wear light, long clothing suitable for use as a cover-up. Bring a hat and sunglasses; wear biodegradable sunscreen. Bring bottled water.