W H E R E A R E W E G O I N G ?
Play and Serve in Barbados!
B A R B A D O S
V O L U N T O U R I S M
You GET IT! You understand that doing a good deed is always nice, returning a lost wallet to a stranger, buying a homeless person a breakfast meal, helping an elderly person across the street, these acts all help somebody and make you feel good. But, what if your impact wasn’t just a temporary thing, what if it not only changed somebodies’ day, but changed their life? What if you can treat yourself to a destination vacation experience and take a uniquely amazing approach to giving back? Well we can’t wait to share this fulfilling voluntourism experience with you that includes a few days of volunteering, mixed in with “for-fun” travel.
Our destination, Barbados, the 21-by-14-mile Caribbean paradise that embodies crystal blue waters, fine powdery sand, brilliant turquoise bays and smashing nightlife, is situated in the North Atlantic Ocean as the easternmost island of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies. Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, is the epicenter, with its eclectic mix of rag-tag, shanty-style vendors hawking everything from homegrown vegetables, fruits, underwear, toiletries, cleaning products, clothes, and purses.
Barbados voluntourism more than just combines volunteering and sightseeing! This experience allows you the unique opportunity to contribute to sustainable development while exploring the island nation and its alluring culture! Voluntourists are no different than BGTT previous travelers in one key regard: They want to see new, different parts of the world, and doing so while doing something good for the local community, which makes the experience all the more appealing. As a voluntourist in Barbados, you will be situated to uncover a new country and explore its unseen side, learn about the culture first-hand and play a vital role in the social and economic efforts.
W H E N A R E W E
G O I N G ?
J U N E 6 t h – J U N E 1 2 t h 2 0 2 4
(SPACES ARE LIMITED)
Who is the voluntourism experience is for?
Women who have a heart for humanity, a desire to vacation and a spirit for helping, you DESERVE this experience. Voluntourism serves as the fastest growing part of travel and for good reason. We all share in the economic and social responsibility to make a difference and make an impact when we can and while we can!
A few ways your voluntourism experience can transform lives and make real impact:
• By participating in voluntourism, you are contributing to the local economy. In their free time, most volunteers take advantage of the opportunity to go sightseeing, like going on game drives and island tours. Many developing countries rely heavily on the income from tourism and voluntourism companies and volunteers support local businesses.
• When you take part in a BGTT voluntourism experience you are helping to implement long-term development. Use your skills, time, and energy to make a difference that will last long after you have returned home. By encouraging an under-appreciated mother to keep her head high so her crown doesn’t slip, that maybe all the motivation she needed to push through! When you assist in beautification efforts, you are leaving an impression to the upcoming generation that we value our society and all have a responsibility to care for it. When you encourage a struggling parent or family to stay the course, they are deserving of the victory that comes from preservation and by assisting in feeding efforts in underserved communities you are helping support a system of change.
T H E R U N D O W N
Upon your arrival, the Barbadian culture permeates you! The island appeals to a vast array of travelers and you will quickly experience the beauty, challenges, and determination of the Bajan people.
You’ll rest peacefully in a renowned hotel, steps away from a serene Beach for 6 nights. During this BGTT experience, you will be immersed in community, culture, and cuisine as if you were a local. Walking distance from our hotel, you’ll find shops and eateries that entices you to indulge in Bajan favorites like fried flying fish, macaroni pie, rice “n” peas, curry lamb and plenty more! Quickly becoming acclimated to the Barbados landscape, you will begin to roam the streets of Barbados and experience the beautiful interior dotted with gardens, all inhabited by a proud and welcoming populace.
LOCAL ADVISED ITINERARY . . .When you travel with Black Girls Travel Too, we offer the unique blend of both major attractions and off the beaten path experiences to ensure you a well-rounded experience in the city.
THE ROYAL TREATMENT . . .We have mastered the art of customer care, with 24/7 online team member access before, during and after your travels with BGTT. From currency conversion to transportation, we got you covered and will ensure you have an epic experience from start to finish.
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER IN TOW . . . You heard us right, every day will be a photoshoot! You’ll be so immersed in the moment as we take the island, and professional photographs will allow you to relive the moment time and time again. Daily, a digital link will be delivered to you with the previous day’s memories. Giving you the power to share on your favorite social media accounts as you please!
INTIMATE GROUPS . . . We pride ourselves on offering small intimate tours to ensure each traveler a richer experience. Unlike large tour groups, traveling with a small group allows us more flexibility and to be less conspicuous for exploring with the locals.
Inclusive Round Trip airport transfers from and to Grantley Adams International Airport are included in your perks for traveling with BGTT. Hello stress free traveling!
AND THE BLACK GIRLS TRAVEL TOO VOLUNTOURISM EXPERIENCE
So, you’ve had your heart set on a Voluntourism trip for some time now...
You followed our experiences that have spanned all corners of the world, you witnessed thousands of travelers grace our Instagram and other social media platforms, you pinned your life away on Pinterest planning the trip you work hard for and deserve, the desire to immerse yourself in a modern and classic culture has you up in arms with excitement, but there’s a hesitation.
What is it like traveling with Black Girls Travel Too? This is new territory for me so how can I be sure I’ll enjoy myself, and my closet loved ones are skeptical, in turn, having me question should I invest in this experience?
With Black Girls Travel Too, your hesitations are our motivations. As a premier black-owned and operated traveling service we’ve dealt with our share of skepticism and prejudices early on, now we accredit our passion of going above and beyond a traveler’s expectations to ensuring you the invaluable experience you deserve to be a part of. That hesitation you may be experiencing is familiar to us as well. A stigma placed on women of color is that we are uncultured even undeserving of a life filled with jet-setting and pages of passport stamps. Nothing could be further from the truth, so we decided to change the rules.
By cultivating only the best partnerships across the globe, investing in premier quality customer care teams, immersing in education and vetting the world’s most prized possession, a black woman to take trips of a lifetime with, your life is forever changed for the better.
We silenced the noise and live up to no one’s expectations of our lives but our OWN!
You deserve a seat at this table, and we are saving one for you. It’s your time, pack your bags and let us take care of everything else!
D A Y
Welcome to Barbados!
Upon arrival, you are greeted by a fast track representative with efficient customer assistance. You will be escorted through a fast lane that will whisk you through a dedicated fast lane in customs, saving you time and a hassle free arrival process.
Once you have experienced all the pleasures of Grantley Adam Airport, you will be escorted by our transportation team who will be awaiting your arrival. During your short ride to our home away from home for the next few days, enjoy a complimentary cold beverage and cool towel.
Staying at our renowned luxury condos set the stage for a comfortable and well relaxed experience during your 7 day stay.
The afternoon is yours as it offers a variety of options, allowing you to tailor your activities to your interest before an official meet and greet dinner later that evening. Whether you want to watch a polo match, explore the local area, visit the Holders Farmers Market for local products, or immerse yourself in history at the Barbados Museum, the choice is yours.
Our evening will conclude with a flavorful Bajan dinner, providing an opportunity to meet, connect, and experience our fellow BGTT Voluntourist and savor the cuisine.
D A Y
Good Morning! Waking up to the stunning views of Dover Beach crystal blue waters is such an incredible way to start your day in Barbados during the Black Girls Travel Too Voluntourism Experience.
Start your day off right with a succulent Bajan breakfast as you continue to bond, fostering friendships and camaraderie. After breakfast, you’ll prepare for your first day of volunteering in the community. The overview of the work project will help you understand the impact you’ll be making during your time in Barbados.
Once your day of giving back is complete you have the freedom to relax and unwind by taking a stroll down Dover Beach. Or perhaps taking in the Bajan sun at the pool or on the beach. EIther way you are gonna love it.
If you’re interested in further cultural immersions or exploring Barbadian heritage, you BGTT Ambassador can provide suggestions for optional activities during your free time.
Whatever you decide to do in the afternoon is yours to savor the sense of fulfillment from a day well spent and to indulge in some well-deserved relaxation. As you’ve not only contributed to the community but also had the chance to soak in the beauty of Barbados.
Breakfast & Lunch Included
D A Y
Rise and shine! Waking up to those breathtaking views in Barbados is a daily delight. It’s evident that Black Girls Travel Too designed this experience to offer a mix of cultural immersion, education, and opportunities for relaxation.
Starting our day off with a hearty delectable Bajan style breakfast that sets the tone for another fulfilling day ahead. As we focus on people to people cultural awareness and educational sessions. Which demonstrates a commitment to not only experiencing the local culture but also learning from it. Our day consists of activities planned to emphasize civil and global responsibility, emphasizing inclusiveness for both locals and travelers. Which promotes a sense of community and shared purpose.
Engaging deeper into the neighborhood alongside the Bajan community is a life altering experience. The sense of fulfillment that comes from helping those in need and working together towards a common goal is invaluable.
After the day’s project is complete, you have the flexibility to choose how you wish to spend the remainder of your day. Whether that be relaxing at a nearby beach reading a good book, exploring Bridgetown, or combining all these activities, the choice is yours.
Breakfast & Lunch Included
D A Y
SAILING THE BARBADIAN COAST
After breakfast, you’ll have the opportunity to join the BGTT team aboard a luxury catamaran. Sailing along the south and west coast of Barbados offers a stunning perspective of the island’s beauty. The pristine Caribbean Sea provides the backdrop for a day filled with adventure and relaxation. This catamaran adventure offers a range of water activities, including swimming, snorkeling, and exploring shipwrecks. The chance to encounter sea turtles up close is a unique and memorable experience that will likely be a highlight of your trip.
Breakfast & Lunch Included
D A Y
OUT & ABOUT
Post a delicious breakfast, we’ll set out on a private island tour in a traditional style Bajan bus. This promises a mix of partying to local Bajan tunes and exploring the scenic beauty and diverse landscape of Barbados.
During the tour, you’ll have the chance to visit notable landmarks such as Gun Hill and Cherry Tree Hill. These locations offer historical and picturesque perspectives of the island. You’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the east coast, showcasing the natural beauty of Barbados. The diverse geography of the island provides plenty of opportunities for stunning vistas.
Following your adventure, we visit a popular neighborhood rum shop where we will have a true Bajan lunch before returning to our accommodations, where the remainder of the day is yours to do as you please.
Breakfast & Lunch Included
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REST & RECOVERY
Beach Breakfast: Starting the day with a rest and recovery breakfast on the beach is a tranquil and beautiful way to soak in the last moments of your Barbados experience. The blue waters of Barbados provide a stunning backdrop for your morning meal.
Reflection and Relaxation: This breakfast provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on the incredible experiences you’ve had and the connections you’ve made during your time in Barbados. It’s a time for relaxation and conversation with your fellow Experiencers.
Farewell Dinner: In the evening, you’ll come together one last time for your official farewell dinner. This is a special moment to reminisce about the time you’ve spent serving the communities of Barbados and the impact you’ve made. Sharing stories and reflecting on your journey is a fitting way to conclude your trip.
Breakfast & Dinner Included
D A Y
Our final morning of an experience is always bitter sweet. As we come together for our last Bajan breakfast with your fellow travelers. It’s time to savor the flavors of the island and the camaraderie you’ve built throughout your journey.
As you prepare to start your journey back home, remember that the bonds and memories you’ve created with Black Girls Travel Too will stay with you. While it may be the end of this particular experience, it’s a see you again somewhere around the world soon. Travel has a way of bringing people together, and your shared experiences in Barbados are just the beginning of many more adventures to come. Safe travels, and may your future journeys be as enriching and memorable as this one!
Breakfast & Dinner Included
W H A T ‘ S I N C L U D E D ?
7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS
FULL CULTURE EXPERIENCES
6 BREAKFAST, 4 LUNCH, 2 DINNERS
BEACH BREAKFAST EXPERIENCE
SINGLE ROOM OPTIONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
GUIDED SCENIC ISLAND TOUR OF BARBADOS
FAST TRACK ARRIVAL SERVICE
INTIMATE GROUP EXPERIENCE
AIRPORT PICKUP/DROP OFF
PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE
***Airfare Not Included***
***Please do not purchase airfare until you have received a confirmation email from Black Girls Travel Too confirming your reservations.***
G O T Q U E S T I O N S ?
What is Voluntourism?
Volunteering while traveling.
How much spending money will I need in Barbados?
You will need about $500 USD. However, if you wish to buy several gifts, you should bring additional $200.00 dollars or so.
What is the Barbadian conversion rate?
The currency of Barbados is the Barbadian Dollar (BBD). The Barbadian Dollar is converted at the rate of $1.98 (BBD) to $1.00 (USD). The Barbadian Dollar is fixed to the U.S. Dollar and do not fluctuate. U.S. currency is accepted across the island and most stores and restaurants accept major credit cards.
Do I need a passport to travel to Barbados?
Are flights included in the purchase of the BGTT package?
Flights are not included. However, if you desire assistance in selecting the best flight for you, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
When should I purchase my airfare?
You should purchase your airfare as soon as you receive your Barbados confirmation email.
What is the arrival airport?
The arrival and departure airport is Grantley Adams International Airport, airport code (BGI).
How will I commute from Grantley Adams International Airport to my accommodations?
We provide complimentary roundtrip airport transfers in Barbados.
Where are we staying?
We will stay 7days/6 nights in a local hotel, steps away from Accra Beach.
Are there any private rooms options available?
Of course! Our private room charge is an additional onetime fee of $550.00 To request a private room, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I really want to travel with your group, but I feel like I may be too young or too old
No worries at all! When it comes to travel age is nothing but a number. Our BGTT Experiencers range between the ages of 20-60. There has not been one time that a traveler felt awkward because of their age traveling with Black Girls Travel Too.
Are your trips designed to serve large groups?
Totally the opposite. We understand the importance of intimate groups. Our trips are designed for a more high touch and exclusive experience. You receive access that you probably wouldn’t get with a larger group. This unique experience allows you to create a community amongst your fellow travelers. Giving you insider access that larger groups aren’t afforded.
W H A T A B O U T
P A Y M E N T P L A N S ?
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By purchasing a trip from Black Girls Travel Too, you acknowledge and are aware that the trip details are subject to change. The itinerary was curated in good faith and any mention of specific destinations does not guarantee that they will be visited nor does it forfeit the contract between the purchaser and the seller. Our itinerary has been put together with care and intention, however as we may deem it fit to make adjustments that stem from political affairs, weather changes, local concerns, and etc. Our number one goal is to ensure that we provide you with a memorable experience. To ensure that our goal is your goal as well, print a final copy of your itinerary for your review prior to your departure for your trip. You also acknowledge and agree that there are inherent risks associated with any activities you may partake in. Therefore, you understand, agree, and assume full responsibility for such risk that you alone are responsible for based upon your decision to participate in such activities. There are no refunds after confirmation of your reservation. However, if your reservation is not confirmed due to availability you will be refunded in full.