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'THE ROAD TO JACQUOT - HIKING IN THE RAINFOREST'

Description

A true rejuvenating hike in the St. Lucia rainforest to discover the typical flora and fauna, essential resources for the locals, in a kaleidoscope of colours that leaves a lasting impression on visitors.



What we will see
  • Rainforest: flora and fauna in St. Lucia (chestnuts, giant ferns, epiphyte plants, etc.), gorges and streams
  • Chassin, mount La Sorcière


What we will do
  • We start our hike by slowly entering the island’s rainforest which, from the peak of the "Gros Piton" (797 m) and "Petit Piton" (750 m) volcanoes (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site), drop into the Caribbean sea and Atlantic ocean. This trail, which allows us to fully appreciate the wonderful landscape of the island, is named after the most important symbol in St. Lucia, the Jacquot, i.e. the multicoloured parrot typical of the Amazon.
  • We have the chance to admire plants such as the imposing chatannier, chestnut trees with thick trunks, extraordinary hard wood and a wide root system, as well as the incredible strangler fig, named this way because it wraps itself around the host plants until it covers them almost entirely and suffocates them.
  • Our walk also provides us with the amazing opportunity to admire the island’s flora and fauna, fundamental resources for St. Lucia’s inhabitants. Some plants are particularly important because they can be used for medicinal purposes. Expert guides take us around gorges and streams in the inner part of the forest, where we will also see giant ferns and other epiphyte plants.
  • Roughly half an hour from the port of Castries and at the foothills of mount La Sorcière (178 metres), we find the city of Chassin, where we can go on fantastic adventures offered by Rain Forest Sky Rides (600 metres high), the first company in St. Lucia to organise zipline and similar tours in the rainforest.
When would you like to leave?
Adult € 65.95
Child (3-13 old) € 49.46
Length 3 1/2 hours approximately
Level Moderate Moderate
Type Sightseeing Sightseeing
Eco Natural Trail Eco Natural Trail
Sport lovers Sport lovers
Refreshement included Refreshement included
 
What you need to know
  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
  • Minimum age: 6 years.