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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
Walking holiday in Dominica
Dominica - volcanic landscapes & tropical rainforest
Explore pristine rainforest, dramatic waterfalls and a living, breathing volcanic landscape on this little-known Caribbean island that’s perfect for adventurous walkers and nature-lovers.
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15 November 2016-15 May 2017
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  • 10 nights
  • Grade: 2-3
  • From £1595pp
 
Secret Treasure of the Caribbean & Antigua
Walking holiday in Dominica
Dominica & 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. New.
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15 November 2016-15 May 2017
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  • 13 nights
  • Grade: 2-3
  • From £1980pp
 
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