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Charleston and Savannah, with their classic historical architecture and southern charm, are two of America’s most captivating cities. Lowcountry’s myriad of islands, salt marshes and the moss-draped live oaks, make this destination a nature lover’s paradise.
Cumberland Island offers 18-miles of nearly-isolated beachfront, 300-year-old live oaks draped with Spanish moss, crushed shell paths, and an abundance of wildlife untouched by the outside world. Your base, the historic Greyfield Inn, is the only accommodation on Cumberland Island, giving guests an unprecedented opportunity to connect with nature at its most pristine.
Every morning after breakfast, the island is your playground. Explore the ruins of Thomas and Lucy Carnegie’s mansion. Bike on winding, live oak-lined trails that lead to historic relics and natural wonder. Swim and sunbathe on secluded beaches. Kayak through picturesque Lowcountry marshes or discover the myriad species of wildlife with an expert naturalist. Hike miles of the winding trails that criss-cross the island. At the end of the day, unwind on the porch with a cocktail and recount your adventures.
Leave the island behind for your next stop in the magical city of Savannah, Georgia. Deeply rooted in the heart of the historic city, your stay at the Perry Lane Hotel pays tribute to the spirit, soul and charm of Savannah, while embracing the city’s modern, and cutting edge outlook.
On your first full day in Savannah, you’ll walk the city’s streets accompanied by an acclaimed Gullah Geechee storyteller, who’ll provide insight into an important yet oft-overlooked side of Savannah’s history. As you walk the streets, chart a course from slavery to freedom and the ongoing healing today.
This next day, make your way to one of the city’s most memorable sights: Bonaventure Cemetery. While many notable people in the history of Savannah are buried here, it is the surroundings that make Bonaventure such a unique place. Filled with Spanish moss draped trees, azaleas and located on the banks of the Wilmington River, it is both eerie and peaceful. Continue your journey through the Isle of Hope, a beautiful bluff community with historic antebellum homes, before visiting Wormsloe State Historic Plantation. The stunning entrance avenue of over 400 live oaks is one of the most iconic images of Savannah.
After lunch, head to a marina on the Wilmington River. You’ll board a skiff for a two hour nature adventure through the waterways, marshes and tidal creeks, where dolphins and fantastic birdlife abound. Your expert guide will shed light on the area’s human history, as well as the region’s ecology.
Charleston, South Carolina
Now, it’s onto the charming city of Charleston, South Carolina. Follow a local guide through the narrow streets and alleys of Charleston’s historic district and listen to the stories that make Charleston so special.
Zero George is a true boutique hotel, with only 18 rooms spread across three charming Charleston townhouses that surround a series of pretty courtyards. The impression of staying in a private home is enhanced by the cozy sitting room, open plan kitchen, and intimate bar that all occupy the ground floor of the old brick Carriage House, built in 1805. You can even take a Southern cooking class in this elegant building led by a local chef.
Spend your second day at Capers Island Preserve– a pristine barrier island only reachable by boat. Enjoy the beautiful natural setting with a fishing rod in hand, as bottlenose dolphins play in the surrounding salt marshes and bald eagles soar through the skies. At day’s end, a private chef will organize your own “Low Country boil” of local shrimp, smoked sausage, corn, potatoes, and onions. Enjoy this favorite Southern feast on the island beach as you watch the sunset over the salt marsh.
On the final day of your trip, head out to an island in the Stono River by sea kayak to enjoy the beautiful scenery, experience wildlife up close and even discover shark fossils. You’ll learn about this habitat’s fascinating prehistoric past, while also seeing the modern day ecosystem teeming with life: dolphins, bald eagles, ospreys, herons and pelicans will be your companions on this family-friendly adventure in the Lowcountry wild.
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