Grenada's Spice Route

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This half-day tour will give you a great feel of Grenada Island--its landscape, people, and products. And as you'll see, it is, indeed, "The Island of Spice."

A 45-minute drive along the west coast takes you to the fishing town of Gouyave. You will pass by the modern Nutmeg Processing Station, one of the largest nutmeg processing factories on the island and where most of the island's spices are processed for export.

Your first stop on the Spice Tour will be the Dougaldston Estate. Down a bumpy road you step back in time as this spice estate comes into view. Here you will see the real world of spices. You will visit the boucan, a building with huge drying trays on rails that can be rolled under the building if it rains. Depending on the time of year, you may find mace, cocoa, cinnamon, pimento, or cloves out drying. Inside the building, you'll be led to a table where you will be invited to "scratch 'n sniff" the leaves of various spices and guess what they are. Whole spices are available for purchase.

Driving up into the hills, you will visit the Belvedere Plantation, nestled in the cool of the mountains. Here, you can see one of the island's prime exports as the climate is ideal for producing bananas.

Continue driving through the lush volcanic mountains to the Grand Etang Forest Reserve, where a photo stop will be taken at Grand Etang Crater Lake. Time will also be taken to see if we can attract some of the local mona monkeys, which are unique to Grenada in the Western Hemisphere.

You will also make a photo stop at the beautiful cascading Concord Falls.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Pier shoreside (details will be provided when this excursion is booked).
Food/Beverage Provided
None
Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Sun glasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions
Minimum age to participate is 3 years of age. Children under 16 must be with an adult. Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel and packed dirt surfaces, many on inclines.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 63 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsExcellent tourMay 14, 2018

Reviewer: Marsha Russell
We really enjoyed this tour! It was priced right and we enjoyed being with a smaller group rather than on a huge bus!

4 StarsGranada SpiceMay 14, 2018

Reviewer: vbarnett
It was a very good tour. Tour guide was very informative and knew his stuff. There is some agenda going on with the country trying to become independent, but it didn't effect us. They are little rigid on time but then relax later on.

5 Starswonderful tripApril 30, 2018

Reviewer: Alexander
A wonderful driver who knows the owner of almost every house on the road and can tell a lot about the life of the island. I stayed in the beautiful places that we passed without any problems

5 Starsawesome excursionApril 16, 2018

Reviewer: Connie
This was the first time we booked an excursion that wasn't through the boat. The guide cared deeply about sharing his love for his beautiful home. He was so knowledgeable about the island and it's people. Would absolutely recommend!

5 StarsThe best of tour on Grenada IslandMarch 16, 2018

Reviewer: Christian Pein
Our guide for this tour, Mr. Mandu, must be the guides response to Morgan Freeman. A wise and extremely competent guide for the Grenada Island, caring for both the island, the people, especially the kids which he as a volunteer educated in the school about the environment, and for the future for all Carribean islands. 4 hours of info, education and thoughtfullness in the best company.

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