Discover Saint Lucia's Natural Beauty
Heritage Tours provides the visitor with an out-of-the-ordinary experience, based on the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of Saint Lucia, one of the most scenic islands of the Caribbean. We take you to remote parts of Saint Lucia, giving you the opportunity to explore the island’s fascinating landscapes, local history, and traditions. Discover Saint Lucia through a series of nature and adventure tours from renowned World Heritage Sites to the small villages corners with specialized experiences.
Travel Through Saint Lucia's Rainforest
Experience the Saint Lucia rainforest from above with a thrilling aerial tram tour. Board an 8-person open-air gondola and glide among the treetops, learning about local flora and watching for endangered jacquot parrots soaring alongside you as you go. This rejuvenating nature and wildlife excursion also provides spectacular views of the island's northern side. Upon arrival in the ecological park, board an open-air gondola that seats 8 passengers and glide off through the treetops. Your professional naturalist guide will point out Saint Lucia's unique flora and fauna, including agoutis scampering around on the forest floor. Keep an eye out for the endangered parrot, the Jacquot, indigenous to the island. As you pass through the forest canopy, get impressive aerial views of the island's north side. Snap photos of the multicolored flowers blooming around you as you enjoy a refreshing experience away from the bustling pace of Castries.
The Bon Nouvel Heritage Site and Trails
The Bon Nouvel eco- and agri-tourism heritage site at Esperance, is located north of the village of Choiseul and near Gros Piton in Saint Lucia. It is a place for those who love to be close to nature and who enjoy walking and hiking. The tour gives the visitor a myriad of experiences such as copra production using a Malay oven; an herb and medicinal garden, a carib hut with cassava garden and cassava processing hut, flora especially anthurium and ginger lilies, fauna especially goats, ducks, the whip-tail lizard, endemic birds such as the St. Lucian Warbler, The Oriole and the Saint Lucian Black Finch. Each trail has a magnificent view of Gros Piton at different angles, towering over the surrounding hills and mountains.
The Glace Trail is an easy and pretty trail to follow with ubiquitous signs naming the trees, flowers and herbs. The estate produces cocoa, coffee, coconut (for its oil), cassava, bananas, mangoes and other fruit, flowers and lumber. The mainstay is the flower collection and you will see beautiful anthuriums, ginger lilies and heliconia, even a rose garden. Take a look at the nurseries for the seedlings and orchids, the dehydration house where coconut shells are dried for fuel, the charcoal pit, and the traditional-style thatched cottages which are being developed as a Carib museum.
The Carib Trail follows a track used by Carib Indians. There are a lot of steps to climb but take your time and marvel at the lush foliage around you, especially the abundance of bay leaf trees. Records show that a dry stone wall was once a slaves’ cottage. The rope barriers were originally ship ropes. Towards the top of the trail you will see the apiary.
Near the town of Soufriere, Saint Lucia, just a stone’s throw from the scenic main road, which passes through the community of Fond St. Jacques, a breathtaking waterfall gushes 50 feet over a cliff side and cascades into a pool at the center of a charmingly landscaped garden. A nature trail with quaint bridges and walkways leads you through the lush greens and dazzling colors of this tropical paradise. You can take a refreshing bath under the waterfall, and on days when the force of the water is not too strong, you can enjoy an invigorating back and shoulder massage under the falls. Near the town of Soufriere, just a stone's throw from the scenic main road, which passes through the community of Fond St. Jacques, a breathtaking waterfall gushes 50 feet over a cliff side and cascades into a pool at the center of a charmingly landscaped garden.