Dominica

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.

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Points of Interest

  • Morne Trois Pitons National Park
  • Emerald Pool
  • Waterfalls
  • Titou Gorge
  • Rainforest Rivers
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Soufriere/Scotts Head Marine Reserve
  • Outdoor Adventure
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  • Morne Trois Pitons National Park

    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.

  • 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.

  • Waterfalls

    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

    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.

  • Rainforest Rivers

    Surrounded by cliffs and rainforests on both sides, these rivers tend to be some of the largest and longest rivers in Dominica.

  • Botanical Gardens

    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.

  • Outdoor Adventure

    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-150
  • Rainforest Rivers
  • Botanical Gardens

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.

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Waterfalls, Sulphur Springs & Botanical Gardens

5.25 hours | Dominica | DOM-365
  • Waterfalls
  • 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.

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Rainforest, Waterfalls & Botanical Gardens

3 hours | Dominica | DOM-110
  • Waterfalls
  • Botanical Gardens

Nature lovers will delight in a visit to the beautiful Botanical Gardens and the magnificent rainforest scenery that surrounds cascading Hibiscus Falls. You can even take a quick dip in the waterfall's pools.

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River Tubing & Rainforest Scenic Drive

4 hours | Dominica | DOM-730
  • Rainforest Rivers
  • Outdoor Adventure

At one of the most popular adventures in Dominica, enjoy a river tubing excursion through the tropical rainforest, thrill to the mini-rapids and relax in the lazy, slow-flowing pools.

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Emerald Pool, Trafalgar Falls & Scenic Drive

4.5 hours | Dominica | DOM-100
  • Morne Trois Pitons National Park
  • Emerald Pool
  • Waterfalls

Experience two of Dominica's spectacular natural attractions: Trafalgar Falls and the Emerald Pool. Walk among lush flora, witness cascading waterfalls, and take a swim in a refreshing, natural pool.

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Bois Cotlette Estate Chocolate Experience Tour

3 hours | Dominica | DOM-215
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Soufriere/Scotts Head Marine Reserve

Take a sweet trip to Bois Cotlette for an enjoyable and tasty look at the art of making chocolate candy. Tour this historic plantation and participate in a lesson in creating your own chocolate delights.

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Heritage Tour of Bois Cotlette Estate

3 hours | Dominica | DOM-210
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Soufriere/Scotts Head Marine Reserve

Step back into the late 1700s at the Bois Cotlette Estate. Visit this French colonial heritage property, explore its grandeur and delve into its historical significance with a knowledgeable guide.

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Emerald Pool, Waterfall & Volcanic-Sand Beach

5 hours | Dominica | DOM-310
  • Morne Trois Pitons National Park
  • Emerald Pool
  • Botanical Gardens

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.

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Wacky Rollers 4WD Safari, Gardens & Titou Gorge

3.5 hours | Dominica | DOM-340
  • Morne Trois Pitons National Park
  • Waterfalls
  • Titou Gorge
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Outdoor Adventure

All aboard a 4WD vehicle for off-road exploration of Dominica's natural wonders. Travel to cascading waterfalls and swim in a natural pool with hot and cold running streams.

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Caribbean Culinary Adventure

3.5 hours | Dominica | DOM-250
  • Botanical Gardens

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.

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Touna Aute Carib Native Village

4 hours | Dominica | DOM-385
  • Outdoor Adventure

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.

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Whale-Watching Adventure by Zodiac & Swim

2.5 hours | Dominica | DOM-645
  • Outdoor Adventure

Thrill to an exciting whale-watching excursion onboard a fast and fun Zodiac! Dominica's waters are a natural breeding ground for the sperm whale and dolphins. Complete the day with a refreshing swim.

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Certified Scuba Diving (Two Sites)

3.5 hours | Dominica | DOM-930
  • Soufriere/Scotts Head Marine Reserve

Rated among the top 10 in "Top 100 Pacific Dive Destinations," Soufriere-Scott's Head Marine Reserve offers a dazzling array of options for certified divers. This strenuous tour takes divers to two pristine sites.

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Emerald Pool, Titou Gorge & Champagne Reef Snorkel

8 hours | Dominica | DOM-820
  • Morne Trois Pitons National Park
  • Emerald Pool
  • Waterfalls
  • Titou Gorge
  • 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.

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