Castries, Saint Lucia
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Approximately 3½ hours
Meals not included
Flirtatious hummingbirds, impressive buttress root systems, and persistent ficus stranglers are your companions on this rain forest aerial tram ride.
The Aerial Tram transports you up and away from the heat and bustle of the lowlands to an ecological park located at the heights of St Lucia's forest reserve. The open-air gondola ascends quietly through the rain forest, offering a magical view of nature in all its majesty -- towering gommiers, impressive chatanniers, and the remarkable phenomenon of the strangler ficus. Playful hummingbirds and bananaquits are everywhere.
An experienced naturalist interpretive guide will point out giant ferns and magnificent heliconia, and identify the calls and the plumage of the birdlife that makes its home in the Caribbean oceanic forest.
The ride affords a bird's-eye view of the forest and a spectacular panoramic vista of the north of the island. With much to see and hear, the tram ride is a celebration of color and life -- a restorative retreat to invigorate the senses.
Disembark at the Aerial Tram base station located in the area of Chassin, some 2,000 feet above sea level, nestled at the base of La Sorcière mountain. From here, it is just a half-hour drive back to Castries.
The tram park premises are non-smoking. Maximum weight is 350 lbs. A café and souvenir shop are located at the base station. Closed-toe walking and/or hiking shoes are mandatory (no high heels, sandals or flip-flops) for guests wishing to walk the Fern Nature Trail (optional). The route is winding. Guests who are prone to motion sickness should consider this before booking and/or take appropriate medication.