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Grande Bois Waterfall and River Adventure

Duration: Half Day

grande bois waterfall and river adventure

St Lucia is the romantic idyll of the Caribbean islands; offering the ambiance for utmost relaxation, with its white sandy beaches, secluded bays and a plethora of exquisite resorts prepared to cater to you every whim; it is no surprise that St. Lucia is now one of the most popular honeymoon destinations worldwide. If you fancy a honeymoon which provides more outdoor adventure, then the Grande Bois Water and River excursion might just be the thing for you. However, whether you are on a honeymoon or not this tour is for the active vacationer who enjoys bird watching, hiking and finding extraordinary ways to enjoy their free time.

This 6 hour interactive excursion offers an adventurous journey to a remote 350 acre rainforest estate. Grand Bois forest is situated south of the popular and charming fishing village of Anse Le Raye and north of the intriguing Mt Soufriere. Enjoy a 2 hour scenic drive in comfortable air-conditioned transport. You will be driven across the countryside towards the mountainous interior of St. Lucia. Warm friendly faces will greet you along the way. Spectacular scenery is ever present as you climb to the fringes of the rainforest before arriving at the western edge of the ‘Grande Bois’ Estate which means ‘large forest’.

The hike will be professionally guided passing through a forest path giving you an up close interaction with the atmospheric rainforest terrain and wildlife. Trek under tall hardwood trees, climbing vines or among exotic flowers as you walk along paths strewn with tiny bromeliads, wild orchids and mushrooms. Also see gigantic tree ferns which probably contain the largest fern leaves you may see in your lifetime. Among the company of rare birds such as, the Hummingbirds, St. Lucia Black Finches, Warbles, the Mountain Whistler, Blue Hooded Euphonia and the St. Lucia Orivle be sure to bring your camera to capture unique images of these birds freely co-existing in the natural habitat. You may even be able to capture the elusive St, Lucian Parrot also known as the Jacquot parrot (St. Lucia’s National emblem).

This undulating trail is along a beautiful meandering river possessing a series of fresh pools which eventually all lead to a majestic waterfall. Take a rest on the banks of the river or have a refreshing swim in these crystal clear waters. Sample tropical fruits and vegetables as your guide adds to your enlightenment trough a revelation of the intricacies of St. Lucian life; Creole food and the methods of cooking. Who knows maybe you can learn new recipes! After spending an exhilarating with Mother Nature, return along the pathway to the waiting vehicle which will take you back to your hotel. This is certainly an outdoor enthusiasts’ dream.

Please note: This is not an excursion for those who suffer from heart conditions or serious back ailments, those who are pregnant or are not physically fit. The walk is over a meandering uneven terrain.

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