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“The best of St Lucia, all in one place.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Lucia Rain Forest

St. Lucia Rain Forest
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Rainforest Canopy Adventure from Vieux Fort or...
Ranked #15 of 162 things to do in St. Lucia
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
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Owner description: Hike through this magnificently lush rainforest and walk among man-sized ferns and giant trees.
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“The best of St Lucia, all in one place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

Unlike many attractions in st Lucia, this place is well run, organized, and well worth the admission fee. The people working here are knowledgeable, helpful, and love answering questions about their island. The canopy tour is just as impressive as the zip lines, it runs along a new, ski lift type cable system with open air gondolas. What's interesting is that the gondola runs at two different heights... On the way back down you are riding much higher (about 50 feet) above the canopy, offering a different perspective than on the way up. At it's peak, you can see both coastlines. The hike from the gondolas to the zip lines is longer than I expected, but offers a perspective from the rainforest floor that passes by massive cashew trees vines and ferns. Kids a little as 5 or 6 can enjoy everything the park has to offer, just remember your closed toe shoes or you won't be able to do the zip lines. We drove here from gros islet, just be aware there is still quite a bit of road repair going on from the hurricane last year and encountered a 3 mile long detour around the closed road.

Visited June 2011
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“High light of the trip to St.Lucia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

A must when on the island of St.Lucia! Our guide (Denver) was a very funny young man which added to the exhilarating experience. The ten zips increased in their thrill and the two surprise zips will definitely leave you breathless and make your heart beat faster. Overall all we would highly recommend this memorable adventure.

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“Rainforest Sky Rides-most fun of our vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

Our family of five (ages 19-51) did the Rain Forest "Tranopy" tour late May 2010 in the Northeast part of St. Lucia a 30 mintute drive from port city/capital of Castries. It included gondola ride to top of mountain in rainforest with informative narrative by guides about flora, fauna & island history, hiking to zipline course, about 10 fantastic ziplines with length up to 300 feet and 90 feet high, then hiking back to gondola to ride down. Took about 4 1/2 hours from port to attraction & back to port. It was unbelievably fun and definitely the favorite thing we did on our whole Royal Caribbean cruise. (we booked ourselves-not through cruise) The guides are all young and have to complete and pass testing on several weeks training course over island flora & fauna. All were also extremely safety conscious and thorough about explaining the halter/zipline process. Even did a test run on short low line to demonstrate. They were also a lot of fun. This is GREAT. Do not undertake the hiking/ziplining if you have health or mobility problems- as the hike was strenuous! Only downside is that you do not have sufficient time to do this attraction and still drive to Soufriere and the Pitons to the south in one day-someone told us that is only possible if you catch a boatride down the coast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

The Rainforest is a must see. It is fairly easy to get to. The guides (Ron and Denver) were very informative about the plants, eco systems and the zip line. They made it fun - even for the chicken in our group, me. The Zip line was easier to do than previously thought. The teenagers had a blast as well as the middle agers. A fun way to spend a day.

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“Fantastic zip lining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2009

We pre booked this attraction and negotiated a discount to the list price.
This is a really good tour and extremely professionally run. We were picked up from our hotel and driven into the heart of the island into the rain forest. Everything about the set up gave us real confidence on safety, from the briefing, zip lining demonstration and equipment.
The ride up into the forest on 10 person gondala's was fantastic and our guides (Jesse and Peterson) really knew their stuff.
At the top, after a 10 minute walk, the zip lining starts - 10 different lines of varying lengths. There were 7 in our party plus the two instructors/guides. Everyone had a great time (including one person who was nearly 70). It's not difficult but gives a real thrill flying between the trees. Afterwards you catch the gondola back to the bottom again.
Overall, the trip lasted around 5 hours and worked out at US$415 for 5 of us. Not cheap, but a really unique experience.

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