Your scenic drive will take you through Castries and up to Morne Fortune viewpoint to capture some lovely panoramic views. Afterwards, continue to Marigot Bay view point for photos of the secluded bay, before wending your way to the town of Soufriere. As you descend into Soufriere, marvel at the spectacular twin peaks of the Pitons. You will visit the world's only drive in volcano and then enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the Maranatha Garden or Prayer Park. You'll then head to the Beacon hilltop viewpoint and restaurant to enjoy a drink and splendid views of the Pitons and Soufriere Valley before returning to Castries harbor.
The bus first passes through the bustling city of Castries which consists of the colourful market place and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, with its magnificent paintings, completed by our famous local artist, Dunstan St. Omer. A panoramic view of the island can then be seen from Morne Fortune before you travel through the lush Cul de Sac and Roseau banana plantations on to picturesque Marigot Bay of movie fame.
Continuing your scenic drive along a winding road on the edge of a rainforest, where there is an abundance of tropical flowers and trees, you then reach the town of Soufriere. Here, the dramatic Pitons, rising more than 760 metres (2,500 feet), tower over the entire area. You will enjoy a short guided visit of the Sulphur Springs, the worlds only ‘drive-in volcano’, so called as you can drive right into the crater to see pools of bubbling lava!
Next, you will visit the Maranatha Garden or Prayer Park, where an array of exotic and brightly-coloured specimens of flowers, fruit trees and colourful birds mingle to form a perfect setting for garden-lovers and picture-takers! A refreshing drink awaits, served in a unique atmosphere at the Beacon view point and hilltop restaurant, situated on three naturally ventilated balconies. From here, you can enjoy stunning views of the Pitons, the Caribbean Sea and the Soufriere Valley before returning to Castries harbor. Local snacks are available for purchase at the restaurant.