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La Soufriere Volcano
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Your bus will pass through the bustling city of Castries which consists of the colorful market place and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, with its magnificent paintings by a famous local artist - Dunstan St. Omer. A panoramic view of the island can be seen from Morne Fortune before traveling through the lush Cul de Sac and Roseau banana plantations on to picturesque Marigot Bay of movie fame. Continuing your scenic drive along a winding road on the edge of a rainforest with an abundance of tropical flowers and trees, you’ll reach the town of Soufriere. Here, the dramatic Pitons, rising more than 2,500 feet/760 meters, tower over the entire area.
You’ll enjoy a short guided visit of the Sulphur Springs, the Caribbean's only “drive-in volcano”, so called as you can drive right into the crater. Next, you’ll visit the Maranatha Garden or Prayer Park, where an array of exotic and brightly colored flowers, fruit trees and colorful birds mingle. This is a perfect setting for garden lovers and for taking pictures. Enjoy a refreshing drink at the Beacon view point and hilltop restaurant, situated on three naturally ventilated balconies. From here, you can admire stunning views of the Pitons, the Caribbean Sea and the Soufriere Valley before returning to Castries harbor. Local snacks are available for purchase at the restaurant.
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Note: Participants must be at least 6 years of age.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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