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Tours and Trips

These events occur on a periodic basis throughout the year. 

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Tours and Trips

    • September 13, 2022
    • May 09, 2023
    • 9 sessions
    • Zoom for September-October-November-December 2022
    Register


    MCA Travelogue Series

    with 

    Jim Sernovitz 


    Travel the world through the exquisite photography of MCA member Jim Sernovitz.  

     September- October- November-December programs are virtual

    Your itinerary is: 

      .8/22 - Not meeting in August- Traveling

      9/13/22 - New York, New York

      Visit America's largest and most exciting city. By foot and subway, we will visit the skyscrapers of Wall Street, Times Square, the tenements of the Lower East Side, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty. You will see all that this great city offers.

      10/11/22 - Bhutan and Sri Lanka - India's Unknown Neighbors

      From Bhutan, high in the snow capped Himalaya mountains, to Sri Lanka’s beaches and tropical jungles, come with us as we explore these unique and little known countries.

      11/8/22 - The New England Coast - The Cradle of Our Nation

      Join us as we follow the rocky Atlantic coastline of New England visiting the towns and cities that were so important to the economy and history of our nation.

      12/13/22 - South America - From Cosmopolitan Capitals, Thundering Iguassu Falls, and the Untamed Amazon Rain Forest

      The sophisticated cities of Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo and Buenos Aires are the perfect introduction to this continent of contrasts.

      Visit three of South America's iconic cities as we explore and experience the colorful culture of each destination. Rio de Janeiro—known for its beaches, vibrant atmosphere, welcoming people, and, of course, Samba music and dance. . Buenos Aires—the "Paris of South America" for its wide boulevards, Eva Peron’s legacy ,and Tangos shows. Sophisticated and affluent, little known Montevideo is the surprise city of the New World.

      Besides the cities, we will visit the Amazon basin, home to the largest rainforest and the richest biodiversity in the world. Then be prepared to be as we view the 275 cataracts that make up spectacular Iguassu Falls.

      1/10/23 - South East Asia Adventure - Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Viet Nam are Ancient Lands of Beauty and Mystery

      Come along as we take the Road to Mandalay through these amazing lands of breathtaking scenery, wild jungles, modern cities and diverse cultures from those still living in the stone age to the computer age. Combined with prize winning, professional photography and live narration, this is a presentation not to be missed.

      2/14/23 - A Trans-Siberian Adventure

      Despite what you have may have heard, Siberia is not what most people think. Come along as we travel on the Trans-Siberian Railroad as we journey across central Siberia and see this amazing land for ourselves the world's largest lake, modern cities and people living today just as they did centuries ago.

      3/14/23 - Arabian Sands - A Visit to Saudia Arabia

      Journey through the Arabian Desert from Jeddah to Riyadh visiting ancient cities and seeing sites that until very recently were forbidden to outsiders.

      From ultra-modern cities created by oil, to places that haven’t changed in thousands of years, the people and sights of this almost unknown land will educate and amaze you.

      4/11/23 - In the Path of Shackleton—a Voyage to Antarctica

      Come with us as we brave the infamous Drake Passage, the roughest ocean in the world as we journey to Antarctica and actually set foot on the Continent. There is a surprising amount of wildlife in this frozen wilderness to see as we get up close to penguins, seals, and whales. You will feel like you are actually there as we board Zodiacs and cruise among the ice bergs and glaciers. See what it is like when your cruise ship breaks down 700 miles from the nearest port.

      5/9/23 - Indonesia - Land of Volcanoes and Dragons

      Seldom visited by Americans, Indonesia is an awe-inspiring land. The world’s fourth most populous country spread over 17,000 islands and seemingly as many different cultures and peoples--sea dwellings, mountain clans and jungle tribes whose homes are located in rainforests, on rivers, next to beautiful ocean beaches and aside active volcanoes. From the tourist magnet of Bali to the cultural heart of Java and the dragons that live on Komodo, we visit an enigmatic, exotic, breathtaking and unforgettable land.

      So get your passport ready and register today. 

      Please Note:  You only have to register once for all sessions.  You will receive reminders (with the zoom link) one week and 1 day before each session.  

      • January 10, 2023
      • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • 3315 Tamiami Trail East, Naples
      • 39
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      Tour of the Collier County Jail and Court House



      Learn about the Collier County judicial system and have an opportunity to question members of the Sheriff's office. Walk through the jail and learn about the procedure for processing inmates. Visit courtrooms and see live court sessions (subject to daily schedule).

      Depending on Scheduling, there is the possibility of a sitting Judge joining the group and answering questions from the MCA members.

      Box lunch provided by Jason's Deli, $20.



      • January 25, 2023
      • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Temple Shalom Parking Lot - Pine Ridge Road
      • 12
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      Tour of the Guadalupe Center
      and
      Lunch at an Authentic 
      Mexican Restaurant. 

      The Guadalupe center is located in Immokalee, Fl.  Its mission is to break the cycle of poverty through high quality educational opportunities designed to improve the future for the local children.  Our tour group will meet at Temple Shalom where we will board a 14-passenger van. We will get a unique tour of Immokalee as well as an in-depth visit to the educational facility.  Our guide will also answer questions about volunteer opportunities for our members to mentor the students.  Before returning to Temple Shalom, we will enjoy lunch together at an authentic Mexican Restaurant (lunch costs not included).


      • February 27, 2023
      • 10:00 AM
      • Address to be provided later
      • 40
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      Shy Wolf Sanctuary Tour




      The primary function of the Sanctuary is to provide a refuge for numerous wolves and wolf hybrids, a jaguar-leopard cross, several cougars, and other small animals. The facility is licensed and inspected on a regular basis by both state and federal entities.

      A highlight of your tour will be the ability to visit with the wolves up close and personal in their pens; this will truly be a hands on experience!!

      The Sanctuary has been described as “incredible, amazing, the best, and outstanding.” Check out You-Tube videos and other reviews of the Sanctuary at www.shywolfsanctuary.com.

      Because tour dates fill up months in advance (a maximum of 12 persons per tour) reservations are required.

      For additional information contact Gene Goldenziel .

      Because the Sanctuary is a 501 (c) (3) organization a minimum donation of $25 per person is required, which is being collect by MCA when you register. 

      • March 13, 2023
      • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Keewaydin Island - Leaving from the Naples Marina

       

      MCA Keewaydin 

      Island Adventure 

      save the date-registration is  now open


      We travel by boat to Keewaydin Island – a beautiful barrier island between Naples and Marco Island – accessible only by boat. You will be able to take that long romantic walk on the beach you’ve dreamed about, lounge in the sun, play beach games, or even bring your fishing gear. Or simply relax under a beach umbrella with a refreshing beverage and watch the waves. Our route takes us past the inlets of Port Royal, so this could be a side trip if desired.

      We get to Keewaydin Island by rental boats or private boats. In prior years, several dozen MCA members and spouses participated, so this is a real beachapalooza! It’s a terrific outing! Boating experience is not required, nor is beach experience.

      The cost of the boats is TBD. For those who do not have access to a private boat, we’ll rent boats at a local Naples marina at Bayfront (Goodlette and 41). We have enough MCA members with boat captain experience, so you can relax as a passenger and just enjoy the trip.

       

      For more information, contact Don Belmont.


    MCA of Greater Naples, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 2201, Naples, FL 34109

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