Green Monkey Eco Discovery
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3½ hours
Leave the port and travel inland through the center of the island, alongside sugar cane fields and peaceful villages. As you skirt the east coast, enjoy the rugged beauty of the landscape and the pounding surf of the Atlantic Ocean. This area is a National Park.
Turn inland and gradually ascend until you arrive at the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, situated in a lush natural setting. Stroll freely through a primary monkey sanctuary, viewing the Barbados green monkey at close range. There are also deer, wallabies, otters and tortoises living here. Don't miss the large walk-in aviary where many exotic birds are housed.
Return to the harbor via the west coast, often referred to as the Gold Coast because it is home to a number of famous and wealthy residents, as well as the island's finest hotels and restaurants.
Pass through Speightstown in the parish of St Peter, as well as Holetown -- the landing site of the first British settlers in 1627. Speightstown is the second-largest town on Barbados and was once known as Little Bristol. It was eventually named after William Speight -- the Member of Parliament on whose land it was built.
Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Participants must be able to navigate uneven ground comfortably.