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Private St Croix Earth Connection WeekA week of connection and discovery in the US Virgin Islands

St. Croix
St. Croix
Intensity
4/10
18+
Starting from
$2,550
About the trip

Earth Living Skills in Paradise

Spend a week learning all about earth living skills and nature connection. You'll travel to St. Croix, in the US Virgin Islands, for an adventure unlike any other. Your home for the week is the stunning Mount Victory ecolodge where, under the shade of coconut palms and mango trees, you'll enjoy daily instruction in earth living skills, beautiful hikes, and yoga and mindfulness exercises. Your expert instructors will teach you a variety of new ways to connect to the land as they show you how to find fresh food, weave baskets, create primitive pottery, make basic tools, identify wild edibles, create friction fire, and more. Between activities, you'll have time to enjoy a massage, relax on the beach, or snorkel in the water.

Basic Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in St. Croix, transfer to lodge from airport. Welcome dinner.
Days 2-5: Daily instruction, free time. We'll work with you create your custom schedule.
Day 6: Transfer to airport, departure.

Starting from $2550 per person

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Level 4/10
St. Croix
Planning

Here’s what you need

Bring

Required Gear
  • Day pack
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Water bottles (2 L capacity)
  • Knife (locking)
  • Swimsuit
  • Notebook
  • Toiletries
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat with a brim
  • Petty cash
Suggested Gear
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Extra snacks
  • Packable camp chair or foam pad
  • Mosquito net
  • Baby wipes
  • Camera

Wear

Essential Clothing
  • Comfortable athletic clothing for all days
  • Warm fleece for cool evenings
  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots and lightweight wool socks
  • Bathing suit and beach clothing
  • Shoes or sandals for camp

Trip Package

Included
  • Professional guides and instructors
  • Meals from dinner on Jan 6 through breakfast on Jan 10
  • Materials for skills lessons
  • Tropical bungalow lodging
  • Roundtrip transportation from Henry E. Rohlsen airport
Not Included
  • Airfare to Henry E. Rohlsen airport
  • Meals not noted above
  • Incidentals
  • Optional activities in St. Croix
  • Gratuity for guides

Flights

Please plan to arrive to Henry E. Rohlsen (STX) on day one in the afternoon. Transportation will be arranged upon your arrival. Your flight out of STX can be at any time on the final day of the itinerary and transport will be arranged by your guides.

Weather

Temperatures in the USVI are typically in the low 80s year round. Evenings may get down to the high 60s. While chances of rain are low, it is not uncommon to receive afternoon showers.

Lodging

After each day, you will retire to your spacious bungalow at Mount Victory Camp. Each bungalow is constructed from local tropical hardwood with an opaque canopy roof. Screened in sides keeps bugs out while allowing for a breeze to come through. Linens for your bed are provided and there are electrical outlets. Your bungalow will be shared with up to two other adventurers of the same gender. The base camp building has a solar-heated shower and clean bathrooms. Wifi is available.

Meals will be enjoyed at camp and will consist of fresh and local ingredients. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.

Why this trip?

Recommended for...

This trip is recommended for anyone interested in learning a new skill and developing a deeper connection to nature. While basic comfort on short hikes and an ability to be physically active are important, this adventure does not involve any strenuous activity. A sense of adventure and willingness to try something new is key.