Named for St. Lucia’s proud symbol, the Jacquot or Amazona Versicolor parrot, the Jacquot Trail immerses hikers in the wonder of the island’s best asset: NATURE. The hike affords wonderful opportunities to learn about St. Lucia’s flora and fauna as an experienced Nature Interpreter guides you across ravines and creeks deeper into the mature rainforest.
Experience the transformative power of nature. Hike in the heart of the rainforest amidst the mighty chatannier and the fragrant gommier, listen for the call of the parrot, and enjoy the bustling stillness of nature.
Begin a gradual ascent into the mature Caribbean Oceanic forest and get up close and personal with the mighty chatannier, an impressive hardwood with expansive buttress root systems or the incredible strangler ficus which grows around the host tree in an interlocking lattice before replacing it entirely. The hike affords wonderful opportunities to learn about St Lucia’s flora and fauna as experienced Nature Interpreters guide you across ravines and creeks deeper into the mature forest. Spot giant ferns and remarkable epiphytes, and keep your eyes peeled for the trail’s namesake and a host of other birdlife, and learn how the bountiful forest was an integral part of traditional St Lucian life, for food, medicine and materials.
The Castries Waterworks reserve at the La Sourciere Mountain is home to Rain Forest Adventure/Sky Rides, St Lucia’s premiere eco-adventure company, just half an hour’s drive from port Castries and the island’s major hotels.
- Transfer from Hotel/Port to Rain Forest park
- Orientation, Rest room
- Hike Jacquot trail – ascending with Nature Interpreter
- Rest on top station
- Hike Jacquot trail – descending with Nature Interpreter
- Refreshments, Duty Free Gift shop, Picture Service, Restrooms
- Transfer from park
What to bring/wear
Walking/hiking shoes mandatory (no high heels, sandals or flip flops), Sun/Rain protection, Insect repellent, Travel details for Duty free shopping
The duration of the hike may vary between 1.5 hour to 3 hours depending on the level of fitness of the group.
This may also affect the tour duration which may vary between 3.5 – to 5 hours
The Rain Forest Adventure Park is no smoking property
The tour is not suitable for pregnant woman or persons with back or neck injuries. It is only suitable for the physically fit and not for children under 6 years of age.
The transfer duration can vary due to multiple pickups from the hotels and resorts.