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Des Cartiers Rainforest

St. Lucia
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

It took about 45 mins to walk to where we needed to be to see the birds. Adequate walking shoes/boots required. Hot but shady. We saw Orioles, Peewee, Hummingbirds and St Lucian Parrots and a few other birds.

Thank janie5064
Reviewed 26 March 2017

If you like nature then this is a worthwhile trip. The Des Cartiers route is a guided walk around 2.5m around St Lucia's rainforest. Its not an easy trail so please wear sensible footwear and listen to the guides! However if you can climb stairs...More

1  Thank MrAJPage
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is only available to groups or individuals who have booked in advance. The cost is 25 euros per person. It is also difficult to find, being down a long windy single width track, so it is best to be taken there by a local...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We visited the Des Cartiers Rainforest as part of our day birding with a guide. We arranged our guide, Vision, through Adams Toussaint and were not disappointed. Vision was a calm, patient, passionate, enjoyable guide. We are avid hikers and found the trail to be...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Moderately easy 4km trail partly along 18c cobbled track. Highly knowledgeable and helpful local guide who helped us see St Lucian Parrots in flight, St Lucian Pewees and humming birds and we heard the distinctive Rufus Throated Solitaire. The trees, vines and tree ferns in...More

1  Thank Clive E
Reviewed 29 November 2015

The trail is Ok, but there are very few signs and no interpretation. It is easy to get lost. Finding the trailhead is made harder by the lack of signage on the road. But the worst aspect was the aggressive unfriendly forestry employee, who demanded...More

1  Thank Philip B
Reviewed 11 April 2015

We did this hike with our children aged 4 & 7. They managed it without difficulty. The trail is in good repair and there is a guide on site although he was somewhat grumpy but we will give him the benefit as he clearly had...More

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Excellent forest hike, make your way to the trail head start point which is ~ 10km inland from micoud, use the ti rocher junction. Trail to the fonds st jacques trail head is 6 km long, easy walking trail, except 1 section where there was...More

2  Thank Stella F
Reviewed 10 December 2012

Getting to the trailhead is half the adventure. There is a big sign off of the high way telling you which road to take and it says “6 miles”. From there you are on your own. I did not keep track but it certainly seemed...More

4  Thank BBnugget
Reviewed 16 February 2012

The Des Cartiers rainforest is a beautiful hike through the mountains west of Micoud. It will take a couple of hours and there is a $10 US charge, which includes the guide. There should be a guide at the ranger station every weekday but he...More

4  Thank Doug368
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