Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
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Approximately 3 Hours
Meals not included
Board a colorful customized open-air school bus for a sightseeing ride around the renowned John Glenn space capsule commemorating the Mercury Friendship 7 capsule that plunged into the ocean near Grand Turk in 1962.
Learn about the island's settlers and salt production history, distinctive Bermudian architecture, and perhaps see a pink flamingo.
Circle the only lighthouse on the Turks & Caicos Islands, belatedly built in the 19th century after a series of shipwrecks off the island's northern coast.
Walk with your guide to the Grand Turk Museum to browse through eye-opening exhibits focusing on Grand Turk cultural and natural history, including majestic coral reefs, the John Glenn space exhibition, a recreation of a Caicos dwelling from the 1800s, and the stunning original Fresnel lens from the lighthouse. The museum gift shop is full of locally made souvenirs.
Enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Botanical & Cultural Garden before unleashing your inner artist in an acrylic painting class for experienced and novice painters alike. With skilled step-by-step instruction, hand-paint your own 8x10 canvas. Sign it and take your masterpiece home.
Finish up with shopping at the local Craft Market, which offers fabulous crafts and textiles, authentic dishes and local drinks served from restaurants and food trucks.
Minimum age 3 years. Not advisable for guests with a heart condition or difficulty walking long distances. Terrain is rough, uneven gravel and/or unpaved surfaces. Minimum height is 3 feet. Minimum age is 3 years.