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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.

Hiking in Dominica
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.

Dominica hike fest 2010

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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Discover Dominica in a Minute is a new online video promoting the Caribbean island of Dominica.

Made by a three-man crew shooting on location in Dominica this September, the footage captures lush, unspoiled forests, village life, geothermal pools and beach settings.

The film uses a variety of filming and editing techniques to allow the viewer to become immersed, and convey the sensations and experiences that Dominica as a destination represents…a very different side of the Caribbean, a paradise for nature lovers, walkers and those seeking a low key, environmentally aware and active holiday, interacting with local people, landscapes and wildlife.

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Mountain biking, hiking and kayaking excursions showcase a picturesque slice of Dominica most people do get to see. Following are some of the many scenic hiking routes to be found in Dominica.

Trafalgar Falls
Difficulty: Easy
Starting point 4 Miles northeast of Roseau, in Trafalgar

Trafalgar Falls is actually a pair of adjacent waterfalls offering a grand view. From the road 10 to 15 minutes walk along a well-maintained path brings you to a viewing platform where you can photograph and see both of the falls. Exploration on the left side of the taller falls is not advised.

Ti-Tou Gorge
Difficulty: Easy
Starting Point 5-1/2 Miles northeast of Roseau, in Laudat.

The trip to Ti-Tou Gorge “Little Throat? Gorge in Carib – is a swim to the base of a waterfall through a series of natural “rooms and ponds? formed by high cliff walls canopied by interlaced trees. Dept varies depending on waterfall; the canopied light filtering down the mountainside within the gorge is spectacular.

A hot spring tumbles down a short wall just outside the entrance of the gorge, which you will want to soak in after the cool waters of the falls. To get to the gorge, drive a half –mile beyond laudat.

Emerald Pool
Difficulty: Easy
Starting Point 8 miles Northeast of Roseau

Tucked a mere 5 Minutes off the interior Canefield –Castle Bruce road most, this 40ft waterfall is Dominica’s most accessible waterfall with a natural wooden walkway.

Freshwater Lake
Difficulty: Easy
Starting Point 5 Mile northeast of Roseau, in Laudat

Freshwater lake rests at the end of a 2-1/2 mile stone road that begins in the town of laudat. This is Dominica’s Largest Lake and the source of the Roseau River.

Though it’s only 55 ft deep, it has historically been thought to be bottomless and a persistent deep legend tells of a one-eyed denizen of the deep that resides in the lake. The elevated areas around the lake offer magnificent view of the East Coast and the Town of Grand Fond and Rosalie.

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