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“Jungle Tours a no show - but then Elias saved the day!”

Jungle Tours St. Lucia
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$90.00*
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Scenic Tour of Soufriere
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$150.00*
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Jungle Jeep Experience
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Original Rainforest Experience If you like the outdoors and you want to experience the island of St.Lucia away from the beaten track - we have the right tours for you. Choose between 3 different trails from beginners to advanced leading to secluded waterfalls in the Rainforest. Visit a restored 18th century sugar mill on the way down the scenic west coast road. The hiking tours are followed by a delicious buffet of local dishes at a secluded bay. There you have enough time in the afternoon to go snorkeling or swimming. On all tours you can probably see the rare St.Lucian Parrot You will be transported in an open Land Rover jeep , luxury taxi speed boat etc Only small groups Hiking shoes or sneakers & a willingness to get wet and have fun are required! There are good reasons why we are named Jungle Tours!!! Check out the other tours including our special one for Cruise Ship Passengers! Private Beach Tour: We take you through small villages in the countryside down to the wild atlantic coast of St.Lucia. Enjoy the fun of a real off-road drive & discover the rugged coastal beauty of the island´s North-East. Have a swim in the Atlantic ocean & relax in the untouched nature of a secluded beach. There we will serve you a complimentary local snack & rumpunch or juice. A beach barbeque can be arranged for a small additional cost. Click HERE to request up-to-date pricing and make reservations! Special Off-Raod Soufriere Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers 8:30 Departure at the dock & passing through Castries , St.Lucia´s capital. Drive down south on the scenic Westcoast road passing St.Lucia´s largest banana plantation & quaint fishing villages. Then we go off-road to the rainforest where we walk to a secluded waterfall. Take a refreshing bath in the natural ´swimming pool´. Then we take you to the volcano where you can see the bubbling sulphur springs. A delicious lunch-buffet will be served at the Still Beach Resort. After lunch you have time for swimming or snorkeling. Click HERE to request up-to-date pricing and make reservations! Special Soufriere Taxi Tour Similar to the above tour but a bit less bumpy! Travel in comfort in our minibus taxi taking the country roads instead of the OffRoad experience. Have a lunchtime snack at an authentic local St. Lucian bakery, see the beautiful Marigot Bay and the Pitons. You can swim if you want to. Click HERE to request up-to-date pricing and make reservations! "DOUBLE FUN FALLS" Special Jeep-Tour to Soufriere You will be picked up in an open Landrover jeep and then we take you right through Roseau Valley, St.Lucia´s largest Banana Plantation and through small villages in the countryside. When we reach the outskirts of the rainforest we drive off-road to a point where you can view Mount Gimie, ST.Lucia´s highest mountain.Take photos and eat fresh tropical fruits offered by local farmers. Along the way you can discover tropical rainforest vegetation like fern trees, heliconias and bromeliads. Join us for a 15 min. walk to a secluded waterfall in a protected nature area. After the walk, you will visit La Sikwi , a restored 18th. Century sugarmill . We then take the west coast road to Soufriere passing through quaint fishing villages. In Soufriere we visit the Piton Falls where you can enjoy a relaxing bath in the warm, mineral-rich water. A delicious lunch buffet of local dishes will be served at the `Still Beach Resort`. After lunch you have enough time for swimming or snorkeling. request up-to-date pricing and make reservations! Attention cruise ship passengers: You will be picked up directly at the dock & we bring you back in time for your last gangway!Tour 1: (Easy) Join us for a short walk to a secluded waterfall where you can take a refreshing bath in the natural swimming pool & enjoy fresh tropical fruits served by local farmers. This tour is also ideal for children. Tour 2: (Intermediate) This trail leads you about 1½ hours ( both ways) to another secluded waterfall and can be recommended if you've had some hiking experience. During this invigorating hike you will experience the untouched beauty of the rainforest up close. If you want to reach the natural pool, imitate Tarzan by climbing down a rope. Tour 3: (Advanced) This outing is recommended for adventurous people who are able to hike in the deep woods of the jungle for at least three hours. Hike over machete cleared mountain trails and through rocky streams to one of the tallest accessible waterfalls of St. Lucia. The Rainforest hiking tours are followed by a delicious buffet of local dishes at a secluded bay. There you have enough time in the afternoon to go snorkeling or swimming. ** Special Internet Prices ** Includes drinks, snacks, lunch buffet & entrance fees email to get up-to-date pricing and make reservations!
Lakefield, Canada
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“Jungle Tours a no show - but then Elias saved the day!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

I would give a "terrible" rating for Jungle Tours but a "good" rating for Elias. for an overall rating of "poor".
Despite having booked this tour for 4 people several months ago and having the paid invoice and electronic ticket with us for confirmation, Jungle tours did not show up. We were waiting 10 minutes early in the area we were told to wait, all the other tours found their groups and left, and we were left behind. After waiting half an hour and being asked by MANY taxi drivers if we wanted a tour, we found one guy who said he knew the owner of Jungle Tours and would call him. Then he told us that Jungle Tours was going to be late and that we should go with him to start the tour and that the other guy would meet us. Of course, our alarm bells were going off!!! We said no thanks, and that we would wait for Jungle Tours. The taxi driver called Jungle Tours again and then told us that he was not coming and that the taxi driver was now officially doing the tour. You can imagine our anxiety at this point. We had paid over $350 dollars for this tour, we had already lost almost an hour of time, and now we were supposed to go with a stranger who had no Jungle Tours identification. To sum up what was a long and drawn out process, we spoke with someone from the cruise terminal who knew Shal, the Jungle Tours operator, and Elias, the taxi driver. She told us that Elias works for Shal all the time. She let me talk to Shal on the phone and then finally, still very anxious, we decided to go. At the beginning of the tour, Elias got a phone call and said that he had to meet Shal for the cooler. We drove off the road and wait in the somewhat sketchy area to supposedly meet this guy, again, somewhat freaking out, but then he showed up with the cooler of drinks and apologized by saying that we were not on his "list" for the day. We had booked this tour through SHORE EXCURSIONS, so we will be definitely following up on that...
So, after a very rocky start and lots of worry, it turns out that we had a good tour with Elias. He was very knowledgeable. The island was beautiful. We were in a van, just the four of us. We were not able to go and swim in the waterfall because it was closed as a rock had fallen earlier that day and hit someone, so we went to Diamond waterfalls instead. We did most of the things that other people had mentioned in their reviews. We had coconut cake and then bread with cheese. We saw the banana plantations and cashew trees etc.. We saw the Pitons and the sulphur volcano.
If we had been met as planned, I think the tour would have been a "very good" or an "excellent".
I suggest to Elias that he book and run those tours on his own...

Visited March 2013
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jonh1758, Manager at Jungle Tours St. Lucia, responded to this review, May 17, 2017
Am sorry for this poor service .now that jungle is under new management we will give value for ur money on every bookings.
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Milwaukee
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“Great day with Shal!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We took the cruise ship excursion that was offered on their website. (You can look at all of they things they do on their website. I'm not going to list them all) Shal was our driver and he was great! It seemed like everywhere we went everyone knew him and he was quite the ladies man. :) He knew everything about the island and was great explaining stuff to us. This excursion was nice because we were in an open air jeep. It was the only one we saw the whole time we were driving around the island. All of the others doing tours looked like they were stuffed in a van with thirty other people. It was nice being in the open air instead of a cramped hot tour bus. It was also nice being that only six people could be in the jeep. It made getting in and out a breeze. My uncle went on the same cruise as us a few weeks after and I recommend that they go on this excursion. They loved it and had a bast. I would definitely recommend this tour and if I ever go back to St. Lucia I will be taking it again or another one offered through their company. Thanks for a great adventure Shal!

Visited November 2012
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ny
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“What a Great experience..... Shal is the Man !!!!!”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

he picked us up at the dock and showed us the whole island ...went places normal tour buses cant go.... it was great got to see alot more than any other tour....was almost 7 hours touring the island....he was fantastic .....we have coconut straight off the tree as well as bananas and mangos...... warm bread and cheese ....even toured a resort in the middle of the pitons to have a beer..... have been on 13 cruises and this tour is close to the top as the best .... HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend ...... you wont be disappointed

Visited April 2012
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Oceano, California
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“A great day with Shal”
Reviewed March 18, 2012

Shal, our guide and driver of the Jungle Tour Landrover jeep, was just right for us two adventurous couples. With a cooler full of waters, beers and rumpunch, we saw tropical rainforest, ate freshly baked bread from a local village bakery (no sign on the building, but Shal knows this kind of thing) bought local jerk seasoning and handmade woven baskets. I had my misgivings about the mud baths at the volcano, but we had a blast. There were a bunch of young Germans at the time. We all got covered in the special cleansing clay (with bathing suits on). Pretty rustic, but a cool experience. We felt refreshed and my skin was so soft afterwards. Shal was so personable, we ended up singing country songs with him as we whizzed through the beautiful landscape. One warning, when the top is on the Landrover, it gets fumy inside. We only had the top on when it was raining. Most of the day it was not raining, and the fresh air and sweet rich fragrance of the rainforest made up for it. Our lunch in Soufriere with a spectacular view of the Pitons over the bay was delicious - I was surprised by and enjoyed what tasted like potato salad, but was made with green bananas, no potatoes at all! Shal got us back to the cruise ship just in time - what a full fun day!

Visited February 2012
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Twin Cities
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“The best cruise excursion ever!”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

Within the past 12 years, I've been on two tours with Shal. Both were incredibly memorable and he hasn't lost any enthusiasm. The tour gives you a great mix of things to do from a banana plantation, riding through the rain forest, beach time, city time, amazing vistas, and even sap (mud baths!). Shal is a great guide who is very likable and really wants his guests to have a great time. The land rover is limited to 6 people so it's an intimate tour. Drinks are included and you're free to stand up in the open air land rover. It's amazing to feel the warm breeze as you cruise along gorgeous St. Lucia. I could go on this tour over and over again! Price is around $100pp and worth every penny.

Visited January 2012
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