Cruise through two quaint villages and the only drive-in volcano in the Caribbean, visit the Morne Coubaril sugar mill plantation, admire panoramic views of St. Lucia's natural beauty of the Pitons, and more when you book this scenic island excursion. This tour provides cultural enrichment as you explore St. Lucia's natural gems on its west coast, such as the majestic Pitons and the awe-inspiring Sulphur Springs, the Caribbean's only drive-in volcano. Your scenic tour also includes an island excursion through coastal cities like the Canaries and a knowledgeable guide who will take you to visit St. Lucia's only working plantation at Morne Coubaril and share its history. With the chance to learn about St. Lucia's traditional way of life and catch panoramic views of tropical vegetation and waterfalls at the Diamond Botanical Gardens, this guided excursion is perfect for cultural enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
Begin your scenic excursion by meeting up with your guide and boarding a comfortable vehicle to enjoy a scenic island drive south of Castries. Make your way to St. Lucia's southwest coast and the beautiful town of Soufriere. As the backdrop to the Pitons, Soufriere has transformed from a lesser-known, undeveloped town dominated with large colonizer-run estates to a sprawling tourist attraction. On your way to Soufriere, pass a countryside with abundant vegetation of island fruit and tropical plants and trees and catch panoramic views as you travel through two charming fishing villages on the coast: the Canaries and Anse La Raye.
Continue your scenic island drive as you cruise past the towering UNESCO World Heritage Site of the two mountainous volcanic spires known as the Pitons, which go as high as 2,618 feet. Your island excursion also takes you to explore the majestic Sulphur Springs, the only drive-in volcano in the world. Marvel at the steamy tar pits and the mineral mud baths that many believe to have healing powers.
Next, make a stop at the iconic plantation of Morne Coubaril Plantation. What started as an 18th-century sugar plantation is now the island's only working plantation. Learn about this iconic plantation's traditional practices, and the conventional way of coconut oil and cocoa processing, as your guide shares its stories. Wrap up your scenic tour with a visit to the gorgeous Diamond Botanical Gardens to admire the Diamond Waterfall before heading back to your port.
From enjoying panoramic views of the Pitons to learning the secrets behind the Morne Coubaril Plantation's traditional processing practices, this guided tour is a history buff's dream.