Enjoy a scenic drive to the town of Soufriere on this half-day tour in St Lucia. Wind through traditional Caribbean fishing villages, tropical rainforest and banana plantations along the way to the charming town. Once there, admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed twin Pitons, visit the Diamond Botanical Gardens and the Sulphur Springs. Round-trip transportation from most North Island hotels is included.
Meet your guide at your North Island St Lucia hotel and climb aboard your vehicle for the drive to Soufriere. On the west coast road, pass through working banana plantations and traditional fishing villages. Enjoy insightful commentary from your guide about the island's agriculture, wildlife, culture and history along the way.
Spectacular views of the Pitons, two volcanic peaks that are on the UNESCO World Heritage site list, will announce your arrival in Soufriere. Head to Sulphur Springs, the Caribbean's volcano that allows drive-in access, to see the bubbly waters from a viewing platform.
Visit the the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, whose centerpiece is the colorful Diamond Waterfall. This 56-foot (17-meter) mineral-rich waterfall is one of St Lucia's most treasured natural wonders. While strolling the lush tropical gardens with commentary from your guide, keep an eye out for native birds that live in the mahogany and red cedar forest.
At the conclusion of your Soufriere adventure, climb back on the vehicle for the drive back to your St Lucia hotel.
We enjoyed this tour very much. Our driver, Samuel, was very friendly and very knowledgeable of the areas included in the tour. Plenty of opportunity for photos. I highly recommend this tour.
kelly C USA
Heidi was an excellent tour guide. If you want the history of the island she is very knowledgable. It was nice to be in a air-conditioned van.
We took this trip last week while visiting the Rodney bay area in St. Lucia. We were picked up right on time and had a small group of 6 in our van. The driver was knowledgeable. His name was Sammy and he encouraged our questions. We had a delightful time and I would recommend this tour as a great overview of the country. My favourite part was the Botanical Gardens. Amazing to see this oasis of topical plants and the waterfall. note, that that the half day depends on road traffic. I would suggest you bring a snack or small lunch in your pack to eat when you are past lunch time on the way back.
This trip was the delight of our trip to St. Lucia! Our driver, Sammy, was a most excellent tour guide. He told us many interesting facts, pointed out things of interest, stopped for photo ops, and stopped by a bakery and purchased everyone cassava. This is a must do tour!!!
Brilliant from start to finish. Prompt pick up from Kim and Lesley. Due to a mix up with bookings at the next hotel we had to wait for a while. This did not affect the trip as Kim made sure we got a full trip and we actually got longer than we expected. Highly recommended. Botanical gardens fantastic.
Prompt pick up. Our driver/guide, Stan, was very informative. Enjoyed the photo stop offs, as well as the tour itself.
A good introduction to the island.Our driver as full of useful information and very punctual(to the minute for pick up).
It would have been useful to know that tipping was expected at the garden(I had not taken any cash)
Kathy F USA
Relaxing tour / enjoyable. You got to see the island . Recommend it. We even tasted bannana ketshup.
This was a great tour - our Tour Guide Sammy was super knowledgable and friendly. Be warned that this is slightly longer than a half day tour - we didn't stop for a meal and while we had some snacks along the way, we made a lot of stops to visit with vendors and take photos along the way so we were very hungry by the end! Small group size so the guide was able to customize some of the stops based on where we wanted to go.
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