Get ready for an unforgettable encounter with nature as you learn about the local ecology of Oaxaca. You'll travel approximately 85-minutes by bus or van through Oaxaca's beautiful landscape to La Ventanilla, an indigenous community of Zapotec origin. Once here, you'll visit the Ventanilla Lagoon and crocodile sanctuary located alongside a mangrove lagoon. The local environment provides a refuge to all kinds of animals including important species of birds, as well as crocodiles, iguanas, raccoons, crustaceans and more. You'll also find an amazing abundance of vegetation in this unique environment. The local community has implemented a conservation strategy to protect their local wildlife, especially the Mexican crocodile. Take a canoe ride on the lagoon where you'll be able to easily observe several animal species in their natural habitat; watch birds such as the kingfisher, wild ducks, carpenter birds and many more as they display their bold feathers, graceful movements and daring acrobatics. Crocodiles may also be spotted as they move silently throughout the lagoon. A boat ride will take you to an island where tree nurseries help to reforest affected areas then you'll enjoy a light lunch while being briefed on the natural world that surrounds you and the animals that populate the island.
Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age. Wear comfortable shoes and light clothing. Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and insect repellent are recommended. Due to the duration of the tour, this excursion will not be available on the Norwegian Pearl 9/30/11 sailing, and the Norwegian Star 10/01/11 sailings.
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