Des Cartiers Rainforest
Des Cartiers Rainforest
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ansbnks2016
Gloucester, UK167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Well worth doing but difficult when wet. Large uneven stones are very slippery and result in looking at ones feet rather than the beautiful forest. Steep steps in need of repair add to the problems. Good walking shoes recommended, preferably ankle boots. Moderate fitness needed but we two 70+ year olds managed. We walked alone as there was no one at the trail head. A good guide would probable have enhanced the experience.
Written 21 February 2023
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Nicola G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Beautiful rainforest hike, moderate difficulty
Easy trail, guide not needed. Trailhead is along stunning 3km tarmac track, passable with care in small hire car, keep look out for signs. Or walk from road, where track on right is signed Quiless Forest Reserve and is 6km from jct of main Vieux Fort road, 1km South of Micoud, through Ti Rocher village, where G. Maps shows road almost doing a hairpin. A bus may go along this small road.
The whole trip is well worth the expedition!
Written 11 February 2022
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Stephen G
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Had a great time, transport was nice and simple, saw lots of birds and the guide was knowledgeable!!
Written 24 January 2020
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Karen S
Dearborn, MO7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Our guides were very informative. Showed us all the plants of the rainforest and took us to a waterfall. Loved it
Written 12 May 2019
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Jdaswood
Monroe, MI6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
We were able to view many birds, a boa constrictor, and two tarantulas on our hike. Marvin, our guide, said that was highly unusual that we saw so much.
Written 17 August 2018
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Charlotte Jam
Salfords, UK400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
My husband and I came here and did the 2.5 mile hike towards the end of our holiday as, being national trust members, it is the kind of thing we do at home with our dog too. It was nice to get out of the resort as see St. Lucia’s real beauty. Our guide, Marvin, knew his stuff but we did have to prize the information out of him, constantly asking questions. I wouldn’t say this trail is easy, an older lady in our little group of four had to give up in the first 10 steps. I would say it is moderate as it is rocky and was slippery. Would definitely do it again. It seems we overpaid through our resort a $69 each but we didn’t know if any other way to get there.
Written 27 May 2018
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janie5064
Gloucester, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
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.
Written 28 May 2017
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MrAJPage
Reading, UK104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
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 you will be fine!

Forest is interesting and the guide knew quite a bit about the history and much of the flora.

There is not much in the way of birds, we glimpsed a parrot and saw one or two hummingbirds but that was about it,
Written 26 March 2017
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Worldtraveller
Witney, UK1,291 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 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 guide. The route has moderate ascent and descent with steps on the difficult parts of the trail. The guide was very helpful describing the birds, trees and history of the forest. The full trail is about 3 miles, but it will take about 2 hours with stops. There are loo facilities, a picnic area and a small car park at the start of the walk.
Written 1 March 2017
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Dave Bourne
Sarnia, Canada14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
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 very easy. At the rain forest we seen St Lucia parrots, St Lucia orioles, St Lucia pewees, rufous-throated solitaire, pearly-eyed thrashers and a huge tarantula! If you are looking for a guide give them a call. We seen 46 species, 24 lifers and 5 endemics that day alone.

Hope this is helpful to someone.

Dave
Written 27 January 2017
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