Experience some of the natural wonders of this lush green island. Harrison's cave is guaranteed to be the Barbados excursion of a lifetime. At the cave you will board electric trams and travel through the winding tunnels viewing majestic caverns and the stalactites and stalagmites which have been growing in them for many centuries. Another special feature of the caves is its streams, waterfalls and pools.
You will then drive towards the center of the island for your next stop on this Barbados tour, which is your choice of either Hunte's Gardens or the Flower Forest. Located in a gully, Hunte's Gardens is a lush rainforest garden full of tropical plants, birds, and other wildlife. The many-tiered garden features a great variety of ambiances, from bright and open to deep, dark, and magical. The Flower Forest, a fifty acre botanical garden with an amazing array of plants and species in infinite shades of green interspersed by colors that only nature can produce. Exotic birds and local monkeys can often be spotted as well.
After the garden, continue on to the town of Bathsheba and the scenic East Coast well known for its rugged beauty. Atlantic rollers break on large rocks at sea to form beautiful mist and foam. After driving along a part of the East Coast, you will stop for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, it is off to your last stop, the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, for a glimpse of those mischievous Barbados green tail monkeys. The Reserve, located in a wood full of mahogany trees, offers the unique opportunity to stroll freely while watching the animals at close range and in their own natural environment. The monkeys are wild, so sightings cannot be guaranteed, but monkeys are seen on most tours. A rare sight outside of West Africa, the Barbados Green Monkey is responsible for 70% of the Worlds Polio Vaccine. These charming, funny and fascinating animals will be a highlight of your day. The Reserve is also home to colorful parrots, flamingos, peacocks, brown pelicans and sparrows. Reptile lovers will appreciate the enclosed collection of snakes, iguanas, turtles, tortoises and caiman. You will then drive back to the pier in Bridgetown.
Reviewer: Pamela Zogby
A day full of many things to see. Our guide was good ample time to see all there was. Tour was full but plenty of room and time. Lunch was delicious to say the least.
Reviewer: Deanna Sager
Our driver Stephen was fantastic. He learned our names quickly and was a wealth of information. He planned the trip well to make best use of our time, he took our lunch orders early so when we arrived the lunch was ready and it was very good. We had plenty of time at our stops to reply enjoy. The Huntes Gardens are spectacular. I would highly recommend them over the Flower Forest from previous experience. We arrived at the Wildlife centre just in time for feeding. Great Day.
During the cruise we were hoping to see some excellent botanical gardens. But while we were disappointed by what we saw at many destinations, the Andromeda Gardens took our breaths away! Every moment seemed to demand yet another photo. The earlier stop at Harrison Cave was also spectacular, The Natural Wonders excursion was, we thought, the best of the entire cruise.
Reviewer: Leigh Anne Shoultz
Such a fun day! We were a small group so we could always hear, could get to know each other and had minimal waiting. Each stop on the trip was great. Our guide was fun and informative. The feeding of the monkeys, tortoises and deer was so fun! Great excursion!
Reviewer: Susan McInnis
Although our tour started out a little rocky as our initial driver had to transfer us to a different driver, it ended up being a wonderful tour. Charles, our resulting driver and tour guide was knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. The Flower Forest was beautiful and provided spectacular views. The tour of Harrison’s Cave gave an unexpected dimension of Barbados. The east coast beach scenery was gorgeous and lunch was delicious. I especially liked my blackened fish and macaroni pie. The visit to the animal preserve was enjoyable as well.