Birding & Nature Holidays Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia Birding & Nature Holiday

Saint Lucia Birding & Nature Holiday. Saint Lucia provides a great introduction to tropical birds for both the novice & avid birdwatcher. With an expert birding guide, you explore areas where birds have been sighted, including five which are endemic to the island.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Get expert knowledge of the island’s birdlife from an experienced guide
  • Explore some of the island’s best birding sites, home to 167 species and 6 endemics
  • Experience Saint Lucia as a twin-centre, with the liveliness of the north and the scenic tranquility of the south
  • Visit and picnic at the heritage site of Pigeon Island which is steeped in the island’s history
  • Tour cocoa plantations and make your own chocolate bar
  • Dine with a St. Lucian family to understand the real life on the island
Day 1 Flights from London to Saint Lucia

Departure London Gatwick to Saint Lucia. On arrival at Hewanorra International Airport in Soufriere, you are met by the Essence of the Caribbean rep and transferred to your host hotel in the north of the island.

Enjoy an evening at leisure exploring the hotel and taking in the first tastes of the island.

Day 2 Birding on the North-east coast

Your first full day on Saint Lucia begins at sunrise as you head for the north east coast of Saint Lucia. The trail is home to the Rufus Nightjar, Mask Duck, House Wren (Saint Lucia Race), Bridal Quail Dove, White-breasted Thrasher. During the turtle-nesting months (March – September), the nearby Grand Anse Beach is an ideal spot for evening viewing of the leatherbacks as they come in to nest.

Your day ends with a visit and picnic at the historic site of Pigeon Island.

Day 3 Nature Trail

Your morning begins exploring a nature trail, which is situated 6 miles inland from Micoud on the main Castries-to-Vieux Fort road. This is one of the best birding sites in Saint Lucia where you have a good chance of seeing the rare birds, especially the St. Lucia Parrot.

Your evening’s highlight is being hosted by a Lucian family for dinner – a local meal and an opportunity to find out about the real island life.

Day 4 Vieux Fort Wetlands

There are a number of pools and wet areas where a river has been diverted at the western end of Hewanorra International Airport. The area is approximately 6 acres, it attracts several bird species throughout the year. Many species of ducks, herons, sand pipers, plovers, egrets, gallinules, rails and other shorebirds and waterfowl find a temporary place of sojourn at the pond. Many of these species are seasonal migrants.

Wind down your day with a cooking demonstration / class at a local villa with a private chef. The menu features seasonal produce of the island which is cooked with a local flair.

Day 5 Transfer and Day at leisure

Transfer to host hotel in Soufriere and day at leisure

Day 6 Transfer and Day at leisure

Morning at leisure.

‘Bean to Bar’ experience with a tour of a working cocoa plantation, followed by you mixing, pouring and making your own chocolate bar

Day 7 Edmund National Rainforest

Today, you will be exploring the Edmund National Rainforest which covers 19,000 acres of lush mountains and valleys. It is home to a large variety of tree ferns, bromeliads, orchids and birds. Some of the species you may see are the Saint Lucia Parrot, Saint Lucia Oriole and Saint Lucia Pewee.

Day 8 Flight from Saint Lucia to London

Your transfers are in the afternoon for the return flight to London Gatwick from Saint Lucia.

Whats Included
  • Return economy flights London to Saint Lucia
  • Airport and birding site transfers
  • 7-nights accommodation
  • An expert birding guide
  • Entrance fees to nature trails/parks
  • Bottled water

Minimum group size of 6 persons

NB: All tours are approximately 6 hours duration. Walking/hiking shoes are mandatory

This tour and these hikes are “not suitable” for pregnant women or persons with back or neck injuries.

Optional Extras

Additional Saint Lucia experiences can be included in your itinerary including – beach picnic with fresh catch and a Saint Lucian gastronomic experience with a top island Chef.

We know the island and create your tailor-made Saint Lucia holiday to suit your interest.

Birding & Nature Holidays Saint Lucia
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