Jacquot Trail Adventure
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.
Named for St Lucia’s proud symbol Jacquot, the Amazona Versicolor parrot, the Jacquot Trail immerses hikers in the wonder of the island’s best asset, 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.
At some 2000 feet, the community of Chassin at the base of La Sorciere is home to Rain Forest Sky Rides, St Lucia’s premiere eco-adventure company, just half an hour’s drive from Castries and the island’s major hotels.
Tour duration 3,5 to 4 hours
30 min. Transfer from Hotel/Port to Rain Forest Adventure park
10 min. Orientation, Rest room
60 min. Hike Jacquot trail – ascending with Nature Interpreter
60 min. Hike Jacquot trail – descending with Nature Interpreter
20 min. Refreshments, Amazonas Duty Free Gift shop, Picture Service, Restrooms
30 min. Transfer from Rain Forest Adventure 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 Rain Forest Adventure Park is no smoking property
The tour is for 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.