Grenada's Spice Route

special offer banner Grenada's Spice Route Tour (Gouyave, Dougaldston Estate)
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided None
Recommended 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.

Grenada's Spice Route

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 Grenada'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.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  85 ReviewsReview This Tour
educational tour
March 15, 2020
It was great to be in a smaller van than in the large buses for other tours, as we could access narrow mountain roads and see waterfalls. The coffee plantation was interesting.
Reviewer: John Seigel
5 Stars
Grenada
March 13, 2020
Most excellent tour with very clean and new van. Guide was terrific. Warner was his name. Very knowledgeable. Tour was A little too long.. 5 hrs
Reviewer: Martha Fish
5 Stars
Spice tour was wonderful
February 18, 2020
We loved our tour! Very informative, great stops, very local and shopping time as well!
Reviewer: Cindy
5 Stars
Outstanding Tour
January 26, 2020
We enjoyed the spice tour and waterfall very much as we had an excellent tour guide--highly recommended 1/10/20
Reviewer: kent francis
5 Stars
Lush and beautiful island.
January 07, 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our favorite part was learning about the fruit grown on the island - some of it I have never heard of. We tried bananas and they tasted so much better than they do in the states. Loved the scenery, loved smelling fresh spices. Great experience.
Reviewer: Michele Tjarks
5 Stars
Informative
November 23, 2019
Good tour. Covered everything that was on the list from the website. About 20 people in the group and the bus was clean well maintained Very patient and informative driver and guide. Even with a very irritating person on our tour he did a great job of re answering her question over and over. Overall a great tour.
Reviewer: Lora Bryant
4 Stars