Volcanic Island Experience & Mud Bath

4.5 hours | St. Lucia | S L U - 3 2 0
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Min. age: 5 years | Max. height: 74 inches | Max. weight: 250 lbs. | Medical restriction (See special notes)

Description

Points of Interest

  • The Pitons
  • Marigot Bay
  • Morne Fortune
Moderate activity

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

Discover the beauty and nature of St. Lucia with an adventure that begins with a leisurely sightseeing tour around the Island's West coast and ends with an invigorating volcanic bath (and an outdoor shower). Your scenic drive from the pier takes you through two traditional fishing villages and skirts the fringes of the rainforest. Marvel at the spectacular twin peaks of the Pitons as you descend into Soufriere and on to Sulphur Springs, site of the Caribbean's only drive-in volcano, which has been dormant since its last eruption in the early 1700's. Here you will visit the Mud Baths known for its wonderful mineral baths oozing with rich mud, which throughout the ages has been renowned for its therapeutic and curative properties. Empress Josephine regularly used the dramatic caldera of Soufriere for bathing. You will have the opportunity to take a wonderful natural mud bath in a hot mineral pool at the bottom of the springs. Luxuriate in the mineral filled mud and sulphuric air, which is said to have the ability to treat everything from skin ailments to arthritis and asthma. A knowledgeable guide will explain to you how to take advantage of this fabulous natural resource. Dark colored swimwear is recommended as the sulphur may cause discoloration. After your volcanic treat, you will head off for a cool drink at Morne Coubaril Estate. On your return to the port, you will stop briefly at Marigot Bay, a world-famous location. Here, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the natural bay steeped in history and the site of many well-known films.

Special Notes:

Minimum age to participate is 5 years old. Maximum weight allowed is 250 lbs. Maximum height allowed is 74 inches. Guests must be able to walk over uneven surfaces and go down at least 16 steps to the Mud Baths. Space is limited at the Mud Bath pool. Guests allergic to Sulphur should not bathe. Light clothing, comfortable walking shoes, swimsuit (underneath clothing), a towel and sunscreen are recommended. Participants should wear dark colors when taking a natural mineral bath as it can stain the material. Tour travels along winding and bumpy roads so persons prone to motion sickness it is recommended that the necessary precautions are taken prior to the start of the tour. Guests must be in good physical condition in order to participate in this tour and not suffering from heart, respiratory, back, leg, hip or neck conditions. There are local vendors located at the Sulphur Springs and a small gift shop at Morne Coubaril Estate if guests wish to purchase a small souvenir.

Medical Restriction:

All passengers should be in good physical condition and in good health and not suffering from back, leg, hip, neck or respiratory conditions.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Leave pier and drive through city of Castries onto Morne Fortune viewpoint

Transport type: Mini Bus
Transport Capacity: 22
Travel time: 00:15

Arrive at Morne Fortune viewpoint for brief photo opportunity

Time at site: 00:05

Leave Morne Fortune viewpoint and drive to the Mud Baths at the Sulphur Springs in Soufriere

Transport type: Mini Bus
Transport Capacity: 22
Travel time: 01:10

Arrive Mud Baths for time spent taking a sulphuric mud bath

Time at site: 01:00

Leave the Mud Baths and drive to Morne Coubaril Estate

Transport type: Mini Bus
Transport Capacity: 22
Travel time: 00:15

Arrive Morne Coubaril Estate for complimentary drink

Time at site: 00:20

Leave Morne Coubaril Estate and return to Castries via west coast road with brief stop at Marigot Bay overlook

Transport type: Mini Bus
Transport Capacity: 22
Travel time: 00:55

Arrive Marigot Bay overlook (photos)

Time at site: 00:05

Leave Marigot Bay overlook and return to Castries harbor

Transport type: Mini Bus
Transport Capacity: 22
Travel time: 00:25