Hike Caribbean Launches New Dominica Itineraries
Specialist Caribbean walking holiday company Hike Caribbean has launched two new walking breaks in Dominica including an eco-friendly adventure and a luxury hiking holiday at the recently reopened Jungle Bay Resort.
This coincides with the second anniversary of Hurricane Maria this week and the ongoing recovery of the island’s tourism.
Eco-Friendly Dominican Adventure
Experience the ‘real’ Dominica with a six day off-grid hiking adventure staying at 3 Rivers Eco-Lodge hidden deep within the Rosalie rainforest valley close to the junction of three rivers in the east of the island. The lodge is so remote that guests can choose to arrive by zip line over the river or alternatively wade through the water.
Start off the adventure with a series of short, easy hikes to cascading waterfalls along each of the three rivers, before embarking on a full day of hiking across the mountains through the Morne Trois Piton National Park to reach two freshwater lakes formed in volcanic craters. There will also be a full day spent exploring the Waitukubuli National Trail which follows streams to the Emerald Pool and ends in the seaside village of Castle Bruce. The itinerary offers plenty of opportunities to cool off with a dip as there are waterfalls on route on most walks, including Aba Wavine Crique falls where water cascades 100 feet directly into the ocean. Daily walks are fully guided for guests and a packed lunch each day is provided as well as breakfast and dinner at the lodge.
Prices from £989pp for a 6-day/5-night stay at 3 Rivers Eco-Lodge based on two sharing a double or twin room on a full-board basis including a comprehensive walking programme led by an experienced guide. Price excludes flights.
Luxury Dominican Adventure
Although Jungle Bay Eco Resort was destroyed in 2015 following Storm Erika, in July this year it was reopened after a full rebuild. The retreat is perfect for walkers and the hotel has teamed up with Hike Caribbean to welcome keen hikers looking for a more luxurious stay with its swimming pool, extensive wellbeing classes and dinner overlooking the Caribbean Sea each evening.
The new eight-day itinerary includes a mixture of short hikes to places such as Scott’s Head where it is possible to see the neighbouring island of Martinique and longer full day hikes including a trek along the historic Perdu Temps trail, following in the footsteps of run-away slaves through the jungle, an excursion to the Boeri Lake formed from a volcanic crater and a walk through the valley of desolation to reach Boiling Lake. Along the way, hikers can bathe in the hot water pools and enjoy a sulphur mud facial.
Prices from £2,015pp for an 8-day/7-night stay at Jungle Bay Eco Resort based on two sharing a double or twin room on a full-board basis including the full walking programme led by an experienced guide and other activities such as yoga. Prices exclude flights.
All trips are tailor-made with totally flexible departures. These suggested itineraries can be combined with visits to other islands or changed in length and content. Hike Caribbean is fully ATOL bonded and can also book international and inter-island flights should guests wish.
For more information, or to book, please visit: www.hikecaribbean.com or call 03339874694. Cover photo, ©Scott-Sporleder.
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