I went on the Aerial Tram Tour at Rainforest Adventures, which also includes the fern nature trail hike. The aerial tram portion of the tour was a relaxing ride through the rainforest canopy that lasted approximately 1 hour, round trip. The guide on the tram was extremely knowledgeable and shared a wealth of information about the rainforest with us. She was also able to answer any questions that were asked. The scenery was beautiful on the way up the mountain, but on the way back you're treated to a spectacular view of the northern tip of the island (including Castries, Gros Islet, etc.) Make sure to bring your camera!
A few things to note about the tram ride: I personally wished that this trip was longer. It would have been interesting to get off at the top of the mountain to have a hike there - or perhaps even add some facilities like an interpretative centre or a cafe. As it is, the tram makes the trip without an opportunity to disembark until the end. Another thing was that some people on our tram were wondering why there were barley any birds to be seen. Our guide explained that the birds were mainly visible in the morning when it was cooler - they give a birdwatching tour at 6 am. So if you take the tram, don't really expect to see many birds (we did see a hummingbird, and a couple of others). Though it may not have been the right temperature for the birds, the tram was mostly in the foliage, so it was shady and breezy - very comfortable! Lastly, I felt that the tram ride was extremely safe. The equipment was made by Doppelmayr, a name that I recognized from ski lifts, and it looked to be in excellent condition.
The hike at the end of the trip was also interesting. It went by a waterfall and the zip lines (which really didn't look that exciting, though I didn't try them), as well as a variety of foliage, and a hummingbird garden. The guide was descriptive, but we went through the hike fast which left barely any opportunity for pictures. I was glad that I wore running shoes, and though not completely necessary, I would highly recommend bringing yours. At the end of the trail we were given rum punch or juice, and there was a gift shop with an opportunity to buy a souvenir photo from the tram ride (2 for $26 USD, which I didn't find to be unreasonable).
Overall, I did enjoy this trip, though it's something that after you've done once, there isn't much repeat value. The tour and the hike took about 2 hours in total and was $85 USD per person, which made it one of the pricier activities that I did in St. Lucia (that price included transportation to and from the hotel). One additional note: While I brought bug spray with me, I didn't use any because I didn't see any mosquitoes. However, when I returned to the hotel I had about 5-10 bites. While this wasn't too bad compared to cottage country in Canada, it would have been worthwhile to use the bug spray.
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