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Caribbean Adventure Holiday

For those who traditionally associate the West Indies with sun, sea and sand, this exploration of three very different Caribbean islands will surprise and delight. Our journey begins in St Lucia, whose 'Pitons' provide a dramatic backdrop to its beaches and nature trails. We also visit Guadeloupe and Dominica, two contrasting islands where we hike through rainforest, marvel at Dominica's Boiling Lake, discover spectacular waterfalls and taste the local rum. Along the way we have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the warm Caribbean waters.

Tour Highlights

  • Crayfish Waterfall (Guadeloupe) - Swim in a waterfall surrounded by nature in the National Park
  • Morne Trois Pitons National Park (Dominica) - Discover this scenic UNESCO World Heritage Site on foot, and hike to the Boiling Lake
  • Cabrits National Park (Dominica) - Visit the site of Fort Shirley, an 18th century British garrison which once housed 600 soldiers, and is now the venue for Dominica's annual Jazz and Creole festival
  • Soufriere (Saint Lucia) - Stay in the traditional fishing village of Soufriere overlooked by the forest-clad volcanic cone of Petit Piton
  • Beautiful beaches - Relax on sandy beaches in Guadeloupe and Saint Lucia and snorkel in the Caribbean Sea

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour in Mon Repos (St Lucia)

  • 2
    Walk the Des Cartiers Rainforest Trail bird spotting

  • 3
    Visit Pigeon Island National Park; continue to Rodney Bay

  • 4
    Ferry to Guadeloupe (France) and drive to Gosier

  • 5
    Swim in Crayfish Waterfall; Botanical Garden visit

  • 6
    Visit the cemetery at Morne a L'eau; walk to Pointe des Chateaux

  • 7
    Ferry to Dominica; visit Cabrits National Park and Indian River rowboat trip.

  • 8
    Optional walks in Morne Trois Pitons National Park

  • 9
    Middleham Falls walk; optional snorkelling

  • 10
    Free day in Roseau; optional whale watching

  • 11
    Fly to St Lucia, drive to Soufriere beneath the Pitons

  • 12
    Morning visit of Morne Coubaril Estate, free afternoon

  • 13
    Trip ends Soufriere

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Windward Isles and French Antilles
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Why Book this trip
Explore's Windward Isles trip is the only tour that visits three distinct islands including one of the French Overseas Departments, with many included walks and site entrances. It is an unbeatable opportunity to explore the true Caribbean, away from the large hotel complexes and beach holiday-makers.
Included meals 12 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Flight, Ferry
Accommodation
12 nights Standard Hotel
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16