Barbados - Wilderness Explorers




The Caribbean’s Rum and Relaxation Capital

There’s no place quite like Barbados: the culture, the history, the beauty, the sports, the passion. Barbadans like to say they’ve mastered the art of fine living and are willing to offer daily lessons for those who seek to do the same. This is a theory of continuing education we can get behind!

This is a place where you can spend the day on a white sandy beach, try your hand at fly fishing, sleep all day and dance all nigth, or content yourself to sit under an umbrella and enjoy a uniquely Barbadan rum punch (although our Guyanese roots require us to get at least a little defensive about who’s got the best rum punch out there). You can’t help let your cares slip away while soaking in the very best the Caribbean has to offer. Snorkelers, hikers, kayakers, and those in search of caribbean hospitality perfection will not be disappointed.

Our Barbados itineraries custom built for every traveler – email us for more information.

Why Travel with Wilderness Explorers?

WELogo-for-Web-225x136For more than 20 years, we’ve been working at the crossroads of adventure travel and community tourism. Not from the sidelines or behind a desk, but on the ground. In the jungle. On the boats. Getting our feet dirty and seeing everything first-hand. Tourism isn’t our business – it’s our life. Our handcrafted itineraries prove it.

Our partners in the field aren’t just suppliers in the traditional sense: we are deeply involved with the development of the lodges, tours, training programs, and attractions that draw adventurous souls to this part of the world. Back in 1999 Wilderness Explorers was one of the first tour operators to embrace the now-fashionable idea of community tourism, partnering with the Amerindian Makushi village of Surama in Guyana to provide marketing and administrative support for that country’s first indigenously-operated ecolodge. These days we continue to work with lodges and regional consortiums with tourism development aspirations. Hand-in-hand we are building opportunities for economic growth that don’t rely on resource extraction or the mass-market.

We know that tour companies are increasingly looked upon as unnecessary middlemen in a world where the internet connects everyone with marvelous ease. And, no doubt, someone with ample time and patience could organize their journey independently. But we know that sometimes you want to spend less time researching and more time travelling. If that’s you, we can vastly simplify your trip planning, get you into the best (and often least-known) lodges, prioritize your activity list, and set you up for an unforgettable getaway. Having the time of your life once you get there? Well, that part is entirely up to you!