Heritage Tour of Bois Cotlette Estate

3 hours | Dominica | D O M - 2 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Botanical Gardens
  • Soufriere/Scotts Head Marine Reserve
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
Bois Cotlette Estate
The 53 pristine acres that define the Bois Cotlette Estate were purchased in 2011 from a descendant of the family, which had controlled the property since the late 1700s. The oldest surviving estate on Dominica, it is beautifully situated in the Morne Plat Pays volcanic complex. Carrying on its original traditions, this coffee estate also processed cocoa and sugar and today cultivates and produces artisan coffee and chocolates. Expert anthropology professor Mark Hauser, PhD., who unearthed over 3,000 artifacts during excavations and has led the on-site team since 2009, designed the guest tours. A walk through the serene grounds uncovers clues to the property's origins and the plantation's history and explores the original windmills, aqueducts and freshwater capture systems.

What you will see along the way:
Journey to Bois Cotlette Estate, located on the southern tip of Dominica. Along the way, you'll to discover the island's natural wonders, including the Soufriere/Scott's Head Marine Reserve, a bay in an extinct volcanic crater; the lush Botanical Gardens; iconic villages; panoramic viewpoints; and historic monuments.

Snack:
Enjoy a freshly harvested and prepared drink during the estate orientation as you learn about slave labor, stone terraces, weather and the windbreak techniques required for successfully growing coffee and cocoa crops.

Special Notes:

Unpaved/uneven roads may be used during transport to and from the Estate this can be bumpy and uncomfortable for guest with neck or back injuries or problems.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Transportation to the Bois Cotlette Estate

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
15
Travel time:
00:30

Tour the Estate

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
02:00
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
440
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transportation Returns to the Pier

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
15
Travel time:
00:30