Touna Aute Carib Native Village

  • Port

    Roseau, Dominica

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 5 Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Travel by air-conditioned coach to the residential/cultural Kalinago Native community of Touna Aute, situated in northeastern Dominica.

The community leader, a former Kalinago Chief, will welcome you to the traditional community and will provide a short historical overview of the Kalinago people. This unique experience gives you the opportunity to participate in activities at Kalinago family homes -- basket weaving, bamboo weaving, making traditional fish traps, squeezing sugar cane juice and making cassava bread. Natural medical techniques are still practiced here, and you can discover some secrets of herbs used for healing.

Shop for Kalinago arts and crafts at the residents' homes as you visit. The name Touna means 'water' in the Kalinago language, so come prepared to enjoy the beautiful, crystal-clear river pools, including the optional activities of river tubing and traditional Kalinago rafting.

Local snacks and drinks will be served at the end of this excursion before proceeding back to your ship in Roseau.

Notes:

Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat.