Lying between Guadeloupe and Martinique is the island of Dominica--an unspoiled Caribbean paradise. The vibrant, rich rainforest is home to rare birds, including Sisserou and Jacquot parrots. Streams tumble down mountain slopes and thread fertile valleys on their short route to the sea. Dominica is also home to the last Carib Indians. When Columbus made landfall on his second voyage of discovery, this fierce tribe managed to keep the explorer at bay. And while the island proved a lure for both British and French planters, Dominica somehow managed to escape the trammels of civilization. This former British possession, independent since 1978, today lures visitors from around the world with its unspoiled beauty. As the islanders fondly say, "Apres Bondi, c'est la terre" (After God, it is the land). Tours may travel narrow, winding roads.
The 17,000-acre Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is home to most of Dominica's above-water sights, with several crater lakes and waterfalls, including the Emerald Pool.
Just a short walk into the rainforest in the center of the island is Emerald Pool, a grotto featured in several movies and the site where many a tourist swim in its chilly waters.
One of Dominica's scenic assets is its collection of beautiful waterfalls, including Trafalgar Falls, Hibiscus Falls and more in Morne Trois Pitons National Park.
Titou Gorge ("little throat" in Creole) is a small waterfall deep in a water filled gorge, flanked by rock walls that provide an intricate and breathtaking setting.
Surrounded by cliffs and rainforests on both sides, these rivers tend to be some of the largest and longest rivers in Dominica.
More like a large park, this 40-acre garden is located on the site of a former sugarcane field, housing endangered Sisserou and Jaco parrots in protective cages, along with many large trees, exotic flowers and tropical plants.
Soufriere/Scotts Head Marine Reserve
A vast submerged volcanic crater, Soufriere/Scotts Head features spectacular dive sites, dramatic drop-offs and walls, active underwater fumaroles and expansive coral reefs.
Dominica's diverse landscape offers a variety of outdoor adventures, from swimming in natural rock pools and soothing hot springs to braving a rainforest ropes course or tubing down a tropical river.
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Trolley Train Scenic Ride of Roseau
1.5 hours | Dominica | DOM-150D O M - 1 5 0
Hop aboard a trolley train and explore Roseau, the capital of Dominica. A 90-minute narrated drive showcases all the city highlights, with photo stops at a viewpoint, local church and the Botanical Gardens.
Cool off and refresh when you visit several of Dominica's prettiest waterfalls, Trafalgar Falls and Twin Falls. Take a refreshing dip in clear, mountain waters and marvel at the bubbling hot geothermal springs.
Nature lovers will delight in a visit to the beautiful Botanical Gardens and the magnificent rainforest scenery that surrounds cascading Jaco Falls. You can even take a quick dip in the waterfall's pools.
Explore Dominica's stunning natural resources. Visit the fragrant Botanical Gardens, take a dip in the Emerald Pool deep within the rainforest, and swim in the warm Caribbean Sea at black-sand Mero Beach.
Escape in paradise on this refreshing adventure that includes a swim at Titou Gorge and a soak in the mineral hot springs of the Wotten Waven wellness village. Refresh with a snack of fresh local fruit.
Embark on an extraordinary journey through Dominica's water wonders. Delight in the twin Trafalgar Falls, surrounded by lush vegetation. Uncover the dramatic volcanic steam erupting from Wotton Waven Sulphur Springs and immerse yourself in the underwater paradise of effervescent Champagne Reef, where vibrant marine life await on a snorkeling adventure.
Local Connections: Touna Aute Carib Native Village with Cultural Expert
4 hours | Dominica | DOM-385D O M - 3 8 5
Gain insight into the Kalinago culture with a visit to the native community of Touna Aute. Join in as they demonstrate how to weave baskets, squeeze juice from sugar cane and how to make cassava bread and more.
Culinary enthusiasts will savor the opportunity to prepare a local delicacy, sip a rum punch and take in spectacular views of Dominica's mountains during a visit to a private home kitchen to sample the iconic flavors of the Caribbean. Learn how local herbs and organic products are used in the regional cuisine, and dine in an atmospheric setting.
Emerald Pool, Titou Gorge & Champagne Reef Snorkel
8 hours | Dominica | DOM-820D O M - 8 2 0
Morne Trois Pitons National Park
Soufriere/Scotts Head Marine Reserve
Hiking, snorkeling and swimming make this the ultimate, full-day adventure. Discover Dominica's most popular natural wonders, from Champagne Reef and Trafalgar Falls to Titou Gorge and the Emerald Pool.