On this sure-to-be memorable excursion, you will enjoy two of Dominica's most popular attractions, Emerald Pool and Trafalgar Falls, and do so in the afternoon, after the cruise line mobs from the morning have gone away.
Your tour begins as you proceed to the Trois Pitons National Park (a UNESCO Certified National Park) to visit the Emerald Pool. To reach the pool, there is a 20-minute walk with your guide over packed dirt with some inclines. Once at the pool you may choose to take pictures of the 40-foot waterfall, take a quick dip, or just enjoy the beauty of this tropical rainforest.
From the Emerald Pool, travel through the lush countryside to the village of Trafalgar. Your first view of Trafalgar Falls will be of the top, cascading side by side out of deep gorges carved out by the falls. Guests will set out on a 20-minute walk over uneven and occasionally steep terrain, past ginger plants and vanilla orchids, to reach the falls' viewpoint where you can enjoy the scenery and take pictures.
Upon departing Trafalgar Falls, you will drive to the Botanical Gardens for fabulous photo opportunities. Perhaps you'll even catch a glimpse of Dominica's national bird, the Sisserou Parrot, found only here in Dominica.
Following your tour, you will be returned to your ship.
Reviewer: Ivy Hess
This wound up being one of the best things we did this trip. The tour guide was young and energetic, but was very knowledgeable. The area is just beautiful and I loved the walk to Emerald Pool. I was a little concerned about the walk due to previous comments, but had no problem. The tour guide could have given more clear instructions at times. Some of us could not hear them. When we asked for him to repeat them, he got kind of annoyed. In one case, he said that he needed to take care of something. We got separated from him and did not know what was going on since we did not hear his instructions. But I would definitely do this tour again.
Reviewer: Bonnie Hyra
Had a wonderful time with our guide. He was knowledgeable and fun to be with. Our only problem was hooking up. Be more specific: Immediately at the Windstar exit tent NOT the pier
Reviewer: Ben and Samantha
We took this trip on Boxing day 2016 - it was fabulous, the tour guide was wonderful.and brought the island to life. The waterfalls and emerald pool were great to see, and we experienced real rain in the rainforest! It was also a great experience for another reason, I got down on one knee and she said yes!
Reviewer: Marilyn Henrie
This was a great tour with a guide who knew the area and the flora and fauna of the area. He explained things with a personal view--not a scripted explanation and answered all questions when asked. He kept track of everyone and showed us some beautiful areas. He even showed us where we could get some good local food and introduced us to some of his family (his mother working in her shop).
This was a fantastic tour of Dominica. The falls were beautiful but required a lot of climbing so you really need to be in fairly good condition to do this tour. The gardens were beautiful and the Emerald pool was beautiful so you have to remember it is in the RAIN forest so it might not always be Emerald in color. Our guide was very good. He answered all of our questions and watched for our safety. The end of the tour was beautiful. We ended on a high cliff that overlooked the city and the port and we had beautiful pictures of our ship the Summit.