An exhilirating hike through a tropical forest reveals nature's bounty in the form of exotic vegetation and wildlife.
Depart Fort de France for the leisurely drive to Fontaine Didier, a thermal spring whose mineral-rich water has been used for centuries as an antidote for numerous ailments. In fact, you may see the water bottled for sale while in Fort de France, albeit it's now promoted as a refreshing beverage rather than a cure-all.
Upon arrival, you will receive a briefing on your hike and then set-off along a trail that follows a meandering stream and gently winds through the tropical forest to a place called Absalon. It's an exceptionally tranquil and beautiful setting. The diversity of botanical species in this pristine environment is staggering. Great stands of mahogany trees tower above the forest floor and luxuriant ferns grow almost everywhere, punctuated by splashes of color from indigenous balisier flowers. The balisier flower is so visually spectacular that it's often depicted in local paintings of Martinique, which is known as the Island of Flowers.
Another highlight of your hike is discovering several cascading waterfalls nestled deep in the forest. During your trek, you will have a break where you can relax by the river, sip a cool beverage in the shade, and simply gaze out over the picture-perfect landscape.
After nearly 2-hours traversing this breathtaking natural environment on foot, you will rejoin your transportation and transfer back to the pier in Fort de France.
Please note: This tour includes nearly 2-hours of hiking and climbing over natural and uneven surfaces which can become slippery when wet. Guests should be in very good physical condition. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests, pregnant women, those with mobility concerns, heart conditions, asthma or epilepsy. Shorts; t-shirt; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; insect repellant and comfortable, flat, hiking or athletic shoes are suggested. Minimum age to participate is 8 years old and children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.