The Grand Velas Riviera Maya is now offering guests new packages that will further immerse them in the destination.
The three new photo safari packages, in a partnership with Bushman Photography, offer workshops that feature a mix of cultural, wildlife, landscape, portrait and architectural photography.
On the Zen Wild Safari, guests will immerse themselves in the nature of the resort and its jungle as they walk through the resident ceiba and chaka trees, cenote and mangroves.
Guests will walk through the same locations as the Zen Wild Safari with the Zen Fashion Safari package – but a model will be accompanying them this time. With this option, guests will learn how professional photographers do lifestyle photo shoots.
With a third option, guests will be taken off of the resort property and through the ecosystems and wildlife of the Yucatan peninsula. Photography locations include the Mayan ruins of Coba, age-old caverns within a cenote, a native Mayan village and Punta Lagoon, which is home to a sanctuary for spider monkeys.
There will be a professional photographer guide alongside guests on each of these three options, while each workshop is designed for both experienced and beginner photographers. All three options have a focus on putting guests in the right place at the “perfect moment” to capture the best photographs possible, the press release said. Each guest will also be supplied with a Canon DSLR Reflex camera with two lenses and a memory card; the latter will be able to be taken home with guests.
For each excursion, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya provides guests with a basket for a to-go picnic that includes a bottle of red or white wine, four varieties of salads with house-made dressings, smoked salmon, French cheeses and charcuterie, fresh baked artisanal baguettes as well as a selection of fresh roasted turkey breast, roast beef and duck terrine made by executive chef and maître cuisinier de France Michel Mustiere with his special recipe. It will also be packed with condiments and other snacks, including olives, capers, pickles, grapes along with dessert options that vary daily based on the chef’s creations.
A three-night minimum stay at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya applies for all packages.