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The Syndicate Nature Trail is a short land and river hike that passes through parrot habitats to a lovely waterfall. It takes under an hour each way; it is easy and the river crossings are shallow.

Stroll around the Syndicate Nature Trail and you have a lovely day out, enjoying the forests and birdlife of the Morne Diablotin National Park.

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Syndicate Falls (or Milton Falls) is another amazing waterfall to discover, the only thing, unlike The Middleham Falls you can’t jump in.

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Are you looking for reasons why you should hike into Dominica? You like many other hikers and nature lovers are probably looking for your next destination.

In fact, you are yet to go for a hike simply because you haven’ identified a good location. But, has the thought of visiting Dominica ever crossed your mind? Well, read on to know what makes this region a top destination for hikers.

Pristine Natural Environment

Dominica is regarded as the hiker’s paradise and sees many people visiting the destination every year. The country boasts of pristine natural environment that has remained the same as it was for many centuries. The concerted efforts from environmentalists, the locals and government have helped preserve the natural beauty. You will love the diverse flora and fauna, fresh air, waterfalls, mud baths, gorges, the unbeaten path and much more during the hiking expedition.

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Versatile Terrain and Landscape

At times referred to as the “Hidden Gem” for hikers and campers, Dominica prides itself for having large and diverse terrains and landscapes. There are many hills, mountains, valleys, forests, jungles, grasslands, beaches and much more. As a hiker, you may be lost for choice when trying to choose a particular location. You can choose to hike deep inside the dense jungles or take a tour of the light vegetation found along the golden white sandy shores and beaches.

Panoramic and Picturesque Views

Are you aware that the first longest nature trail in the Caribbean is found in Dominica? This should possibility encourage you to hike into Dominica. Found in Kalinago (Carib), the Waitukubuli National Trail is recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to vibrant eco-system and indigenous people of the region. There is also the Morne Trois Pitons National Park which is home to the second largest Boiling Lake in the world. Hiking in the region gives you a chance to be part of these natural phenomenons as you experience the region rich culture and history, natural beauty, biological diversity and much more.

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Range of Packages

Dominica has a package for every hiker whether a newbie, fist timer or experienced hiker. The different plans will suit an individual who is seeking to become one with nature, a casual and also a serious hiker. While looking for a service provider, it’s ideal to only work with licensed and reputable company. Always go for guides who possess the DDA certification.

Pristine and natural environment, versatile landscapes and terrains and panoramic views will make Dominica worth a visit. In addition to well-kept and pristine environment, the region also prides itself for being one of the most hospitable and welcoming destinations for hikers. Still searching for reasons why you should hike into Dominica? Why don’t you talk to a reputable and seasoned travel agency?

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The Waitukubuli National Trail Management Unit with DIGICEL, KRAZY Tees and Loubiere Water is collaborating for a SUMMER FUN HIKE 2012. The hike is carded for Saturday, August 11, 2012, on Segment 5 of the Waitukubuli National Trail (WNT), from Pont Casse to Emerald Pool.

This joint partnership event will:
1) Provide a window for corporate partners to continue to give back to the Dominican society in a significant manner;
2) Strengthen partnership and cross‐sectoral collaboration for the continued promotion and marketing of the WNT, a growing flagship Tourism product in Dominica;
3) Promote and increase utilization of the WNT for recreation and healthy lifestyles;
4) Give participants the opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause through active participation;
5) Provide assistance to a small group of needy children within our Dominica Society.

The event targets the general public, hiking clubs, adventure clubs, youth groups, agencies, companies, community organizations, individuals and all others with interest. Registration costs only EC$40.00 and includes a branded t‐shirt, transportation and two (2) bottles of Loubiere Spring Water. Persons still has the chance to participate and register on site.

Digicel’s branded bus will leave the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard (Roseau Bayfront) at 6:30 a.m. to Pont Case. The hike begins from Pont Case at 7:30 am.

We urge as many persons to support this worthy cause which also opens up the opportunity to explore and enjoy part of the Waitukubuli National Trail. All proceeds from the walk will go towards assisting twelve (12) or more underprivileged students from across Dominica selected with the assistance of the village councils and schools.

For more information, contact:
Miss Roselyn Paul – Trail Operations Officer Waitukubuli National Trail Management Unit
Telephone: Office: 440-6125/Mobile: 276-9961
Or
Miss Nathalie Walsh – Sales & Marketing Digicel Dominica
Mobile: 616- 8500/ Office: 616- 1500

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