Trafalgar Falls, Botanical Gardens & Scenic Drive

3 hours | Dominica | D O M - 1 0 5
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Points of Interest

  • Waterfalls
  • Botanical Gardens
Moderate activity

Description

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

What you will visit:
Botanical Gardens
This 40-acre oasis is the largest swath of green space in Roseau and is considered one of the botanical gems of the Caribbean. Established in 1891 by order of the British Crown, these excellent botanical gardens are home to over 50 indigenous species of plants and trees and home to an aviary for Sisserou parrots, the national bird of Dominica. A stroll through the fragrant blooms and verdant vegetation makes for an idyllic retreat. In 1979, the garden was ravaged by Hurricane David, and evidence of this can be seen in a large bus that is crushed beneath a toppled bapbob tree. The wide lawns are used for national parades, celebrations and cricket matches.

Trafalgar Falls
At one of Dominica's most fascinating and picturesque areas in the south central section of the island, a walk through dense foliage takes you to Trafalgar Falls, where you'll marvel at the twin falls cascading into a deep pool, surrounded by forest, lush ferns, and tropical flowers.

What you will see along the way:
Roseau
Dominica's sassy and colorful capital, Roseau (rose-oh) hugs the southwest coast of the Roseau River. It is the hub of this small island of volcanic terrain, sparkling waterfalls, beaches and lush national parks set against a backdrop of emerald mountains. Roseau's dense town center boasts historic buildings made of wood and stone that line the streets with a unique architectural style that borrows from the Spanish, English and French. A scenic drive reveals both the lovely natural highlights of the Roseau Valley as well as the city's landmarks.


Photo opportunities:
Morne Bruce
From the panoramic hilltop of Morne Bruce, point your lens at the stellar views of the entire town of Roseau and the Botanical Gardens.

Snack:
After your hike, you'll enjoy a refreshing beverage at Papillotte Wilderness Retreat overlooking the rugged Roseau Valley.

Special Notes:

The rustic paths at Trafalgar Falls are steep and can be slippery when it rains. Once participants join their tour, they will be required to complete a liability waiver.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a visit to the Botanical Gardens

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
18
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Photo stop for Trafalgar Falls

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
18
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Refreshments at the Papillotte Wilderness Retreat

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
18
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your transportation and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
18
Travel time:
00:30