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St Kitts Half-Day Rainforest Tour

Saint Peter Basseterre Parish, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the lush tropical environment of St. Kitts during this guided walking tour of the island's rainforest. Immerse yourself in this one-of-a-kind natural paradise, learning about the medicinal plants derived from the forest, and spotting the incredible range of plants and animals that inhabit this eco-sanctuary. Along the way you might spot creatures like the green vervet monkey, various exotic birds and a wealth of tropical plants. This St. Kitts rainforest walk also includes light refreshments and round-trip transport from your hotel.
  • Guided walking tour through a beautiful section of the St. Kitts rainforest
  • Complimentary light refreshments and sandwiches
  • Choose from morning or afternoon tours
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel (selected hotels)

What's Included

  • 2 hour hike through the rainforest
  • Snacks
  • Custom made hiking walking sticks
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Listed hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Additional transportation cost for hotels not listed
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Pickup details

Additional cost will apply if hotel is not listed If arriving via cruise please proceed towards the terminal building and look for the handheld sign: TROPICAL TOURS/VIATOR. Meeting time: 8:15am or 1:15pm

What To Expect

Discover a different side of Saint Kitts during this 3.5-hour rainforest walk led by a guide. During your trip into this eco-paradise you're likely to encounter rare plants and animals and learn about the unique medicines discovered from the plants that grow in its soil.

Depart for your rainforest walk from your Basseterre or Frigate Bay hotel. Depending on the option you select, you'll either leave at 8:30am or 1:30pm. Continue on a picturesque drive along the island's outskirts, eventually reaching the rainforest to begin your hike. The walk takes approximately one hour to complete, allowing extra time for you to stop and enjoy the lush scenery along the way.

As you walk, listen as your guide identifies the various medicinal plants that call the rainforest home, explaining their uses. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, as you might spot some of the exotic birds and monkeys that inhabit the forest at any point along the way. Finish your rainforest hike with light refreshments before receiving a drop-off back at your hotel.

Old Road Bay (Pass By)

Old Road is an old fishing village. In this area is a well know seafood restaurant, Sprat Net and a fish market. A short distance away your guide will drive off of the main road close to one of the health centres into the area of Wingfield Estate. You'll pass the Petroglyph of the Amerindians.

Romney Manor

As you drive past the Romney Batik (Caribelle Batik) get a slight glimpse of its gardens enroute to the forest. A short distance from Romney you will begin to see the pathway of the forest. Here you will disembark the vehicle and the guide will give a briefing and issue walking sticks. As you begin your two hour walk (one into one out of the forest) the sighting of the Green Vervet Monkey and various species of birds will be seen along with the different types of flora. Sometimes the monkeys stay out of sight especially at certain times of the day. The tour guide will introduce you to some of our medicinal plants/trees such as Trumpets Bush, Black Sage & Sour Sop just to name a few whilst trekking through this exotic part of the forest. Some of our plants and trees have grown in height and thickness with lush buttress roots e.g. Citrus, Saman, and Locus Trees. This tour is suited for persons of medium physical level (level 3 out of 5). One should be able to walk up hill, through narrow paths, over stones, small rocks and have no physical challenges. If uncertain it is always best to contact the supplier before booking. A light snack of pastry and beverage will be served prior to departure for your hotel or port. RECOMMEND: Walk with bottled water, wear durable sole sneakers, sunscreen, light trousers or shorts just above knees, T or polo shirts, blouse or any light weight top with short sleeves.

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Reconfirmation is required 48 hours prior to arrival of start date
  • If unable to reconfirm prior to arrival, passenger should contact supplier upon arrival of ship. e.g. via tourist information desk
  • To avoid the spread of the Corona Virus it is MANDATORY that face mask be worn and hands sanitized
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Proper footwear is required (sneakers with durable soles)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

While the hike is not overly strenuous, it is a good idea to take the walking stick offered and to wear walking shoes.
It is on the same site as the zip-wire experience if you fancy an overhead view of the rainforest as well!
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Great time for all
Ben_T, Mar 2023
Great time. Hike was almost 2 mile loop but our 7 year old had no problem with it! Be sure to have some water with you during the hike. Tour guides took us his home afterwards and gave us homemade banana bread and drinks! We loved it!
Great nature walk - recommended
floralUk, Jul 2019
Mr Rogers fitted in this rainforest walk for us at short notice and we were so glad it was possible. He was relaxed, chatty and put us at ease, adapting the tour to our particular interests (my husband is a naturalist). We walked through the rainforest for more than three hours as he pointed out fruit and nut trees, butterflies and evidence of the local vervet monkeys. It was fascinating to hear about the use of the plants, knowledge which is still held largely orally and which he has learned from older community members and family. The impression came over of a living pharmacy that people would walk into to get the cures they needed - some still used by older people today. It was quite different from the UK woods that we know! This was a manageable walk over rough paths, and we chose to climb a steep bank to the ridge (an easier alternative was available). I was grateful for the advice of an earlier reviewer to take the offered stick for the walk. We ended up with a welcome glass of cold juice and a tasty coconut pastry treat before being taken back to our meeting point in the open-sided buses used on the island. If you are averagely/reasonably fit and into nature, this tour is highly recommended. It is on the same site as the zip-wire experience if you fancy an overhead view of the rainforest as well! (completely separate tour) We did not but others were buzzing past overhead and having a great time by the look of it.
Best Excursion of Our Entire Cruise!
Barbara_K, Dec 2018
We had a great time on our private guided tour of St. Kitts and the Central Forest Reserve National Park (the St. Kitts Rainforest). Our party consisted of my adult daughter, my nine-year old granddaughter, and me. We were transported from the cruise port in an open air safari Jeep. Nikhail, our guide, was incredible knowledgeable about all of the plants in the rainforest and regaled us with many interesting stories about the history and culture of the island. While the hike is not overly strenuous, it is a good idea to take the walking stick offered and to wear walking shoes. My granddaughter enjoyed the adventure of fording the small streams. The total distance of the hike is about 2 miles round-trip. At the end, he even played his guitar for us and served us an authentic St. Kitts pastry treat and lemonade. He provided transportation back to the port and another chance to see points of interest along the way. This was an amazing and memorable experience for all of us - the highlight of our cruise excursions. We strongly recommend this tour as a way to see some of the sites that make St. Kitts special and to give visitors a look at the island's beautiful scenery and travel along its scenic coastline. Hint for cruise passengers: When leaving the ship, be sure to go the information desk in the terminal building and look for the hand held sign: TROPICAL TOURS/VIATOR. They will connect you with your tour driver.
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Booked this for the day as we were...
kittyivan, Nov 2017
Booked this for the day as we were arriving on a cruise ship. Once we received confirmation it asked to call when we arrived at St Kitts. We were going to cancel but emailed them to see if they could accommodate. They were able to accommodate and picked us up at the cruise port. It ended up just being the 2 of us. Friendly guide who gave us some information of the island on the way there. Walk itself isn't too taxing but take the walking stick offered as it's a rainforest so there are muddy parts and rivers to cross. Expect to get wet shoes. If coming on a cruise no need to worry about missing the ship as it is 8.30 til 12 so gave us plenty of time to get back and still walk around the shop ports. We were only slightly disappointed that there weren't many animals or wildlife to see but would recommend
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