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Your days just might swerve between adrenaline-rush exhilaration and utter relaxation

The “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” has eight active volcanoes, an abundance of wildlife, more than 1,200 plant species and 365 rivers that rush out to sea

Look at our pre-designed itineraries or get in touch with a trip planner who will gladly customize a holiday to suit your schedule, budget, and interests!

  • Dominica Nature Experience
    Dominica Nature Experience

    Get to know The Nature Isle top to bottom, from the bubbling reefs and steaming volcanic vents, from secluded sandy beaches to rainforest trails underneath hidden waterfalls. Meet the Kalinago Caribs, the island’s original inhabitants. A great itinerary for those who like to be on the move but enjoy great meals and hospitality too

    12 Days | From $2550 USD
    Great for energetic couples, families, and friends
  • Dominica High Life
    Dominica High Life

    This versatile itinerary easily fits in your two-week travel window and appeals to both adventurers and the relaxation-set. Get to know The Nature Isle as our expert guides lead you through Dominica’s most spectacular natural wonders. Then soak in the luxuries and comforts of the island’s best lodges and meals in the evening.

    13 Days | From $2765 USD
    Accessible tour requiring light to moderate fitness
  • Active Dominica
    Active Dominica

    Let us design the ultimate tour just for you, combining hikes, snorkeling, whale-watching, zip-lining, kayaking, swimming, birdwatching, or just about any outdoor adventure you can dream of. Our full-service tour team in Dominica is ready to meet you where you’re at, whether you want to conquer the entire 115 mile length of the Waitukabuli trail or sprinkle a few day hikes between swims and kayak trips. We’ll make it happen!

    1-99 Days | Call for pricing
    Custom design a tour to suit your dreams!
  • Waitukabuli Trek
    Waitukabuli Trek

    The Caribbean’s first long distance walking trail covers 115 miles of some of the best hiking in the Caribbean, spanning the communities of Scott’s Head in the south, to the Cabrits National Park in the north. It takes you through National Parks, local communities, farm lands, forest reserves, coastal areas, and the acclaimed Morne Trois Pitons National Park UNESCO natural World Heritage Site.

    16 Days | From $3240 USD
    Rigorous, non-technical hiking in tropical conditions

Dominica is a hiker’s paradise and a diver’s dream.

It’s also a great place to park yourself at a good lodge and then make plans according to the mood of the day!

Spend Tuesday clambering through the Valley of Desolation enroute to the stunning Boiling Lake… then spend Wednesday having a proper lie-in and napping in a hammock under a palm tree.

  • Diving and Snorkeling
    Diving and Snorkeling
    One of the top ten dive destinations in the world, Dominica’s diverse dive sites await you. From the calmer tropical fish-filled waters, to spectacular drops and a submerged volcanic crater. The opportunities for underwater discovery and photography are unparalleled.
  • Great Hiking
    Great Hiking
    300 miles of trails on Dominica are a true nature lover’s dream. Breathtaking vistas, waterfalls, rushing streams, and volcanic wonders await hikers of every skill level. The 26km Boiling Lake hike – complete with geothermal pools – is a lifetime memory just waiting to happen.
  • Birding
    Birding
    The perfect haven for birds is the perfect place for birders. Dominica’s parrots live mainly in the northern part of the island and – thanks to their protected status – the population is recovering and spreading further south. Dominica has nearly 170 recorded bird species
  • Festivals
    Festivals
    Dominica’s rich and diverse culture can be experienced through numerous celebrations and events. Visit the Carib Territory to learn of their ancestral crafts, cuisine and ancestral roots. Or tour Dominica’s colorful Creole architecture and historical sites.
  • Kalinago Territory
    Kalinago Territory
    Dominica’s indigenous Caribs – the Kalinago – live on 3,700 acres on the east coast of the island. Here you will experience their ancestral roots through crafts, canoe building, traditional culinary activities, the L’Escalier Tete Chien, Isulukati Falls, and the Karifuna Cultural Group.
  • Cabrits National Park
    Cabrits National Park
    Cabrits National Park occupies 1,313 acres and protects tropical forests, coral reefs and wetlands. It is located on a scenic peninsula on the north end of the island, just beyond the town of Portsmouth. While you’re there, make sure to visit Fort Shirley, the British garrison which once housed 600 soldiers.
  • Kayaking
    Kayaking
    Dominica’s pristine waterways and the tranquil Caribbean Sea make kayaking an ideal way to explore Dominica. The placid Soufrière Bay is a great route for beginners, and the rich diversity of marine life and the serenity of the island’s coves never fail to amaze and delight even the most experience adventurers.
  • River Tubing
    River Tubing
    Experience the wet and wild side of the Caribbean on a spinning, whirling adventure down some of Dominica’s rivers. Gentle rapids, clear water and stunning scenery await you on the ride down. At the end of the day, there is always delicious Dominican rum punch.
  • Thermal Springs
    Thermal Springs
    Due to its volcanic origins, Dominica is home to many thermal springs. These contain mineral deposits which many believe to be therapeutic and healing. Visitors can soak in multiple pools, ranging in temperature from cool to very hot, which will never fail to bring on a wonderful feeling of relaxation.
  • Sea Turtle Nesting & Hatching
    Sea Turtle Nesting & Hatching
    Four of the world’s seven species of sea turtles visit Dominica’s shores: Loggerheads, Hawksbills, Green Sea Turtles, and huge Leatherbacks. Between March and October you just may catch a glimpse of one of the most fascinating rituals in the animal kingdom – a rare privilege!
  • Boiling Lake
    Boiling Lake
    A volcanic fumerole underneath a rainwater lake dramatically bubbles and roils in the mountaintop mist. A challenging day hike traverses dense rainforest, steamy sulfur-spring plateaus, and strangely colored geothermal streams and ponds. Undoubtedly one of the world’s most unique hikes & landscapes.
  • Titou Gorge
    Titou Gorge
    The hike through Titou Gorge is actually a short swim from the base of a waterfall through a series of natural “rooms and ponds” formed by high cliff walls canopied by interlaced trees. The canopied light filtering down the mountainside within the gorge is spectacular.
  • Zip-Lining
    Zip-Lining
    Get up close and personal with the rainforest on a tree-high adventure. Immersing yourself in Dominica’s unique canopy adventure experience is like landing a TV cameo on “Survivor.” You’ll travel through the canopy on ropes, footbridges, and seven zip lines to finally land at Dominica’s longest river, the Layou.
  • Whale Watching
    Whale Watching
    Dominica’s sheer underwater cliffs create deep sheltered bays which serve as the perfect haven for sperm whales to breed and calve. Dominica is the only country in the world where the Sperm Whale resides year-round year long, although sightings are most common between November and March. Just a short boat ride brings you into contact with the world’s largest toothed animal!
  • Mountain Biking
    Mountain Biking
    Dominica’s unspoiled landscape and tropical weather set the stage for a memorable cycling experience. Rugged terrain will get your legs working and heart pumping on the way up and your adrenaline flowing on the way down. Stop along the way for a quick dip at one of the many volcanic beaches or rivers.
  • Trafalgar Falls
    Trafalgar Falls
    These famous twin waterfalls are a 20-minute drive + 10 minute walk from Roseau. Warm springs flow across the trail, and the more daring can continue on to swim in the refreshing waters of the smaller waterfall or find the hot springs of the tallest fall.
  • Champagne Reef
    Champagne Reef
    Champagne reef is one of Dominica’s “signature” dive and snorkel sites. The water temperature over the vents found throughout the reef can reach 90 degrees, making the sea floor warm to the touch! The constant bubbling of gasses creates a truly unique experience – like being in a hot tub in the middle of the ocean.
  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness
    Imagine yoga in the rainforest. Relax with a soothing massage or revitalize with nutritious tropical juices and herbal teas while listening to the pounding surf. Experience aromatherapy and holistic medicine. Discover why Dominica boasts over twenty centenarians: a true fountain of youth.
  • Morne Diablotin National Park
    Morne Diablotin National Park
    Morne Diablotin National Park is a national park in the northern mountain ranges of the island. The park covers 8,242 acres, and was established to protect the habitat of the endangered Sisserou Parrot, the national symbol of Dominica. The park is home to 4,747 foot high Morne Diablotin, the tallest mountain on the island and the 2nd highest in the Lesser Antilles.
  • Morne Trois Pitons National Park
    Morne Trois Pitons National Park
    This National Park was established in July 1975 and named a World Heritage Site in 1997. The Park is named after its highest mountain, Morne Trois Pitons, meaning mountain of three peaks. The park is a significant area of volcanic activity and covers 17,000 acres which includes the Valley of Desolation, a region of boiling mud ponds and small geysers.
  • Rum – Spirit of the Caribbean
    Rum – Spirit of the Caribbean
    Dominica has a particularly creative relationship with the world of rums. If you look carefully, most lodges, restaurants, and bars have a few bottles of home-made concoctions on hand, specially infused with local herbs and spices. Open your eyes and open your mind.
  • Local Cuisine
    Local Cuisine
    Dining in Dominica is as much about the ambiance as the cuisine. Many restaurants serve up captivating panoramas along with an eclectic menu of continental and West Indian dishes. Dominican chefs are adept at preparing many European and American delicacies, with a West Indian touch.

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