This tour will take you on a spectacular sightseeing trip with fabulous views of St Lucia, the sights and sounds of the tropical rainforest and a refreshing bath in the Caribbean Sea. Please wear closed shoes for the walk and bring bathing suit and towel for the beach visit.
Depart from the pier in open top Landrover jeeps passing the Castries market with its colourful activity, the historic Roman Catholic Church and the city square recently renamed the Derek Walcott square in honour of the island’s second Nobel Laureate. Enjoy a short drive up Morne Fortune to the Morne View Point for a panoramic view of the Castries Harbour.
The Jeeps transport guests up and away from the heat and bustle of the lowlands to an ecological park located in the heights of St Lucia’s forest reserve. The road leads to Chassin, in Babonnau on the foot of the La Sourciere mountain where you disembark to take a walk in the oldest protected rain forest Reserve in St. Lucia, the Castries Waterworks reserve (since 1916).
Your guide will point towering Gommiers, impressive Chatanniers, and the remarkable phenomenon of the strangler Ficus, alighted upon by hummingbirds and banana quits and identify the calls and the plumage of the birdlife that makes the Caribbean Oceanic forest its home. Stroll through the Hummingbird gardens and get a close up with those playful birds.
The jeeps continue on an unbelievable ride through St Lucian countryside passing through small villages giving an insight in the rural local life.
The next stop affords you with view of the Marquis estate which was one of the first and largest banana plantations in St Lucia. Local apricot trees cast their shade over the road.
Your journey continues towards the north of the island, passing through the small town of Gros Islet with its historic Catholic church before our last stop at Pigeon Island causeway, a beautiful beach at Rodney Bay. Submerge in the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea before the short drive back to the port.
Note: The minimum age for paticipation is 4 years, and the maximum weight is 270 pounds.
This tour is not suitable for persons with respiratory illness, mobility issues, asthma, heart problems, recovering from surgery or women who are pregnant. Guests should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Guests with pre-existing conditions or any other medical condition should take particular caution when selecting a tour. Guests who have concerns should consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.