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The Pitons, Mud Bath and More
Castries | St. Lucia |
 
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Visit the wonders of St. Lucia’s south western shore. This trip is sure to rejuvenate even the most world weary of travelers, giving you the opportunity to indulge in nature’s delights. The drive to Soufriere takes you across the island, through small fishing villages and acres of banana plantations. Though the road is winding, the vistas to be seen will make this seem insignificant.

Departing from Castries, you will pass the main Castries Market as well as the Roman Catholic Cathedral and Derek Walcott Square, in the center of Castries with its huge and graceful 400-year old Samaan tree. Your journey will take you up along the picturesque curving road to Morne Fortune for dramatic view of the city, the harbor and its environs. Your journey then continues down into the Cul de Sac Valley where one the largest banana plantations can be seen. A photo stop will be made at the Marigot Bay viewpoint before setting off once again, driving through two fishing villages and many small communities before arriving in the town of Soufriere - once the island’s French capital - where you will have a breathtaking view of the famous towering Pitons.

Explore the natural wonders of the Soufriere area, including the Maranaptha Gardens which offers viewing of a variety of tropical flowers and plants and the sweet sounds of birds. The serenity of this site will set the mood for the remainder of your tour. Then it’s on to the world’s only “drive in volcano” The Sulphur Springs. The road leads you right up to the remnants of a volcanic crater, a moonscape of barren earth and gravel where pools of muddy water bubble and belch out clouds of steam and down to the Mud pool. Here you can set in the warm mineral waters as the sulfur smells abound.

Your next stop will be at Villa des Pitons for a delicious Creole buffet lunch with local refreshments served. Here you will have a spectacular view of The Pitons and the town of Soufriere and Bay. Your return journey will take you back along the west coast into Castries.

Please note: The drive to Soufriere is over twisting roads in various states of repair. The drive is more than one hour each way.

Tour Size
Private
Tour Type
Scenic, Cultural
Tour Duration
7 Hours
Tour Departs From
Custom pick-up is provided for this tour. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Buffet, beverage
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. A towel, sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel and packed dirt surfaces, several with inclines. There are steps required to reach the springs. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

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