This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Hiking vacations in Dominica, 11 days
Dominica is a little known island in the Caribbean which in many ways is a huge bonus as it remains completely pure and unspoilt by mass tourism. With its superb mountain scenery, diverse flora and fauna, it is paramount that the island is preserved in all its purity. As a prime hiking destination, we are able to promote this island for sustainable tourism whilst at the same time supporting all aspects of the islands infrastructure. Our carefully selected accommodations both operate on an 'eco' basis as well as providing employment for local people, using up to 90 per cent of local produce and offering guests excellent accommodation with minimal negative impact on the island. 'Air conditioning' comes in the form of soft, cooling breezes from the Atlantic, swimming pools are sea water and hot thermal pools and bathrooms use thermal waters pumped from hot springs. Our accommodation on Dominica aims to be culturally and ecologically in tune with the island. We believe that this is important to maintain the island as it is for everyone to enjoy.
By ecological tourism like this to Dominica we are helping to conserve the pristine beauty of the island which could be lost were visitors not to come to enjoy this landscape.
All of our hiking guides which we use on Dominica are locals trained and registered as professional guides, at the same time they have the advantage of knowing their island inside out from birth. This enables our clients to benefit from hikes enhanced by our guides' local knowledge on the island's diverse flora and fauna as well as in insight into how the island works and it's culture.
As well as our guided hikes, we recommend clients take up activities available at the hotels where local people and businesses are used, for example snorkelling or whale watching trips.
Wherever possible we attempt to make the most of local products and services which are available in order to enhance the vacation for our clients. This can include the use of local transport companies or car hire where necessary, as well as the locally owned and run 'eco' accommodation hotels which we partner with on the island.