North Island Tour
Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for an in-depth and comprehensive tour of Martinique's northern side. Enjoy the fact you will be in a small, exclusive group of no more than eighteen guests in your transportation for a more intimate introduction to the island. Volcanic in origin, Martinique is a mountainous show-stopper topped off by the still-smoldering Mont Pelee, the volcano that wiped out the former capital of St-Pierre in 1902.
Begin with a drive over the Caribbean coastal road to your first stop at the family-run Niesson Rum Distillery where you will get to observe the rum making process they've been refining since 1931 to make their premium white rum. Enjoy a brief rum tasting and pick up a bottle or two of your favorites to take home.
Continue your journey where you will feel the black sand between your toes as you walk along Carbet Beach. Take a swim in the transparent waters or just relax on the beach and enjoy the view with Mount Pelee in the background.
Drive over to the ruins of Saint Pierre, known as the Little Paris of the Antilles before a volcanic eruption decimated the city in 1902 and discover how this partially rebuilt city was the most cultural and economically important one on the island before it was destroyed. Gaze in amazement at the spectacular Gendarme Waterfalls then walk through the lush rainforest to the beautiful waters of the Alma River.
During this tour you will also visit the Sacred Heart Church. Also known as Balata Church, this structure was built in 1924 as a replica of the Basilica Montmartre in Paris and a refuge for the growing Catholic community in Fort-de-France following the 1902 eruption.
This very popular tour sells out fast, book now and remember to bring your camera!
Reviewer: Janice Sider
What a fantastic adventure. We had an outstanding guide who provided us a taste of the culture, supplied treats and water. Made fishing poles as souvenirs, introduced us to coconut water and other parts of the coconut to try. Every site visited was filled with history. She provided antidotal info. We came away feeling this was a thoroughly fantastic experience and look forward to experiencing the South Island Tour.
Reviewer: K. Gubesch
Excursion was o.k. Mostly driving through mountains.
Reviewer: robin berardi
excellent tour. Saw many sights on island
Reviewer: d. Nixdorf
First time to Martinique - wonderful, picturesque and friendly island. The tour, hosted by an excellent guide, provided a great overview of the north island from shoreline to waterfalls, ruins and rum distillery. We were 12 in a 30 unit bus that was modern and comfortable. The driver was excellent in managing the many twists and turns, up and down the mountain range!
Reviewer: Robin Berardi
Very knowledgeable guide. Great sites.