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Dominica

Holidays in Dominica
Inntravel holidays in Dominica
  • volcanic landscapes & tropical rainforest
  • friendly accommodation
  • walking holidays

 

Midway between the two French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, Dominica is – for those in the region – the Caribbean ‘as it used to be’. Its rugged landscapes were unsuited to large-scale sugar cane, tobacco or coffee production, meaning that it has retained over two-thirds of its original forested cover; and its relative lack of beaches has, in recent years, kept the ravages of mass tourism at bay.

This fascinating cultural melting pot, drawing on French (Creole) as well as British colonial heritage – not to mention a powerful legacy from the African slave trade and the indigenous ‘Carib’ population (for whom it was the last refuge) – remains relatively poor; and the small population, mainly scattered in settlements around the coast, have to work hard to survive. But riches come in other forms, and the abundant crops and fruit trees, plus the rare endemic fauna and flora (including no fewer than 70 types of orchid), are part of a unique ecosystem that is valued and protected by locals. The care and attention they pay to their small allotments, where they grow ‘provisions’ – the yams, dasheen and sweet potatoes that are diet staples – as well as medicinal plants and herbs, is extraordinary.

 
   
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Secret Treasure of the Caribbean
15 November 2017-15 May 2018
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Walking holiday in DominicaSecret Treasure of the Caribbean
Dominica’s pristine rainforest, dramatic waterfalls and volcanic landscapes are perfect for adventurous walkers and nature-lovers.
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10 nights, from £1725pp
15 November 2017-15 May 2018
Grade: 2-3
Centred walking
Secret Treasure of the Caribbean & Antigua
15 November 2017-15 May 2018
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Walking holiday in DominicaSecret Treasure of the Caribbean & Antigua
Combine an exploration of pristine rainforest, dramatic waterfalls and the volcanic landscapes of Dominica, a walker's paradise, with a few days relaxation on Antigua.
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13 nights, from £2105pp
15 November 2017-15 May 2018
Grade: 2-3
Centred walking
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