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Under the Tropics – Hikes and Excursions around the Island Martinique

7 days and 6 nights

  • Keywords : Sport and adventure, France, Martinique, a french-caribbean island, Guadeloupe
  • Duration : 8 Days
  • Valid days : 7 Days

this round trip offers hikes and excursions around the island Martinique. You will be accompanied by experienced local guides who will take you safely to the exotic natural and cultural riches of the island. You will spend one night in a bivouac, and the remaining nights in comfortable charming and authentic island-style accommodations. Be ready for a perfect change of scenery in a tropical ambiance and pleasant company!

Itinerary map

Itinerary map

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 0:

Day 1: Fort-de-France - Le Carbet

Arrival in Martinique

A chauffeur will pick you up from the airport Aimé Césaire in Fort-de-France. Transfer to your accommodation by taxi or minibus.

Diner at the Table d‘hôte

Your host will serve you spicy Creole dishes, its savors and aromas fully embody the tropical variety: discover the Creole hospitality and joie de vivre! Dinner will be served under the veranda, provided for this purpose.


Overnight stay in a guest room

Included : dinner, bedroom and breakfast

Day 2: Le Carbet - Morne Vert

Transfer per minibus from your accommodation to your activities and back.

Hike (Day Trip) and Bivouac in the Rainforest

Departure from le Carbet in the direction of Morne Vert where you will set up the bivouac. Then set off to a hike along the river via the lush tropical vegetation with picnicrest. Back at the camp in the late afternoon, your guide will help you prepare a Creole outdoor diner.

Duration: 2 days and 1 night – commentaries in English – in groups up to 12 people.

Included : guide, transport, dinner

Day 3: Morne Vert - Fonds-Saint-Denis - Le Prêcheur

Hike along the Canal des esclaves – Day Trip

Decampment around 7.30 a.m. and return to Le Carbet. The return path leads through the lush tropical scenery of Fonds-Saint-Denis, past the impressing waterfall. You will descent on the Canal des esclaves (a narrow stone path, built manually by slaves on the flank of the hill at the end of the 18th century). At certain sections of the track you will walk directly on the stone path between the river and the flank.

Enjoy the stunning view of the sweet water bays rich in crawfish,and of the river, peacefully meandering through the valley. Admire the impressing fromagers - age-old tropical trees growing in this latitude. At your arrival in Le Carbet, you will have lunch in a restaurant or in a local home. End of your excursion: around 5 p.m. A minibus will drop you off at your accommodation.

End of your excursion: around 5 p.m – A minibus will drop you off at your accommodation.


Overnight stay at the Hotel Village Pommes Cannelle

Included : transport, room, dinner, breakfast

Day 4: Le Carbet - Le Prêcheur

Transfer per minibus from your accommodation to your activities and back.

Suggestion : Visit of Le Carbet – Half Day Trip



Stroll around the town and learn about its history and secrets in form of a quiz. Afterwards you will visit the gallery Pory Papy and its permanent exhibition presenting the Northern Caribbean from the time of the indigenous Caribbean people until modern days. Short snack rest.



In the afternoon, you will first stop by a crawfish farmer who will show you around his farm, then make a detour to the only approved smokehouse of fish and meat of the island, and at last visit the distillery NEISSON, the only one in the world producing organic rum, you will finish this visit in style with a tasting of its famous „ZEPOL’KARE.



Lunch break at 1 p.m. in a restaurant or in a local home. On the menu: fish or meat and drinks (aperitif, wine, coffee, water). Option: for an extra charge, you will be served a portion of crawfish (15 € per person).



Duration: 6 hours – commentaries in English – in groups up to 12 people.



Overnight stay at the Hotel Village Pommes Cannelle

Included : room, dinner, breakfast

Day 5: Le Prêcheur - La Trinité

Transfer per minibus from your accommodation to your activities and back.

Day Trip in Le Prêcheur

In the old days, the „mythic path at the foot of the Massif Mont Conil connected the two boroughs of the „Grand Nord, the merchandise was transported back and forth on wheelbarrows. Embark on a journey back into time and discover the unique scenery of the preserved natural reserve. Enjoy the stunning lookout points on the bays of the Anses du Nord and the island Dominica. A picnic rest is planned.

Duration: 10 hours – commentaries in English – in groups up to 12 people.


Overnight stay in a Cottage at the Hotel Saint-Aubin

Included : guide, transport, visit, bedroom and breakfast, dinner

Day 6: Presqu'île de la Caravelle - Les Trois-Îlets

Transfer per minibus from your accommodation to your activities and back.

Relaxed Hike around the Peninsula de la Caravelle – Half Day Trip

The twelve-kilometer long peninsula de la Caravelle is a natural reserve nestling in the Regional Natural Park and reaches its arm in the Atlantic Ocean. The untouched scenery is one of the most beautiful spots of Martinique. History enthusiasts will want to visit the ruins of the Château Dubuc and dig into its dark history between contraband and slave trade.

The narrow hidden path, pushing deep into the dense mangrove (one of the most important biomass producer of our planet), will fascinate environmentally aware nature lovers. Anse l’Etang is a spectacular beach and the ideal spot for a refreshing dive into the waves! On demand, you can surf after lunch.

Duration : 6 Hours – commentaries in English – in groups up to 12 people.


Overnight stay at the apartment hotel Impératrice Village

Included : guide, visit, lunch, bedroom and breakfast, dinner

Day 7: Sainte-Anne - Les Trois-Îlets

Transfer per minibus from your accommodation to your activities and back.

Easy Hike –Half Day Trip

Hike along Anse Trabaud, located in the south of the island. The palm-lined hiking path leads through the desert-like moonscape of the Savane des pétrifications – a natural wonder in the midst of a dense lush tropical vegetation – to the Petites and Grandes Salines with their dream beaches of fine white sand and deep blue calm waters: the ideal spot for a dive into the waves! A lunch rest is planned.

Duration: 6 hours – commentaries in English – in groups up to 12 people.


Overnight stay at the apartment hotel Impératrice Village

Included : guide, visit, bedroom and breakfast, dinner

HOTELS

Night at the Villa Micatclo - Le Carbet

Level : Guesthouse

The Villa is nestling on the heights of Le Carbet, amidsta beautiful garden. It offers five simple, but comfortable rooms with a terrace and a veranda in an authentic Creole style, as well as a lush colorful tropical garden, heavily vegetated with fragrant hibiscus, flamboyant and fruit trees (papaya, banana, mango and coconut). The Alizé provides a gentle breeze. From one side of the villa, you enjoy a stunning view of the Caribbean Sea, from the other, you overlook the mountain les Pitons. The guest rooms (with a total capacity for 14 guests) are equipped with air condition, TV and hot water. Bedding and towels are provided. Friendly welcome in the serene atmosphere of the West Indies. Close by: Parc Aqualand, pool, thalassotherapy-center, distilleries, museums, markets and beaches. Diner at the table d’hôte: savor the home-cooked spicy Creole specialties, served on the veranda provided for this purpose.

Village Pomme cannelle - Le Prêcheur

Level : 2*

The hotel is located in the small fishing village of Le Prêcheur (in the north of the island), and offers a choice of original atypical accommodations amidst a blossoming resort with a splendid view of the Vulcan Mont-Pelée. Nestling between the Caribbean Sea, the hinterland and Saint-Pierre (city of Art and History), it is a true Garden of Eden. The Residence offers 16 rooms (on demand, two-room or one-room apartments with kitchenette), and is equipped with all comforts. It features: location on the sea, outdoor pool, fitness room, garden, air condition, library, laundry service, safe deposit box at the reception, meeting room, playground, additional beds and cribs (free of charge), breakfast on demand. Check-in: 14h00-17h00 Check-out: 8h00-11h00

Night at Domaine Saint-Aubin - La Trinité

Level : Hotel 3*

Ideally located between the north and the south of the island, the several-hectare large resort is overlooking a wide sunny bay. It is rocking peacefully in the sound of the waves rolling in and out, and the gentle rustling of the sugar cane fields, in the shade of two-hundred-year old mango trees, banana trees, avocado trees, flamingo flowers and canna lilies. You will immerse yourself in a preserved tropical scenery in a decor from the 19th century, combining the architectural style of Louisiana with the mahogany furnishing of the former plantations. The resort offers: apartment suites, villas, bungalows and rooms of different categories. All accommodations feature: air condition, king size beds, furniture and decor from the 19th century, fine English fabrics, bathrooms made of mahogany/glass or mahogany/marble. The table d’hôte fusions culinary specialties of the French cuisine with Creole ingredients (fresh fish, tropical fruit and vegetable). The resort offers an ideal starting point to activities, excursions and beaches. The tourist’s tax of 1 € per person is to be paid on-site.

night at the résidence Impératrice Village - Les Trois-Îlets

The apartment hotel is situated in the south of the island, near Martinique’s most beautiful beaches. Nestling in a green and lush scenery, the resort enchants its guests with its serene and idyllic atmosphere in unison with the Creole mentality. Let yourself be seduced by the Caribbean joie de vive and immerse yourself in the ambience of the Tropics! Such as a picturesque village, the bungalows (built in the authentic style of the island), are spread about the lush colorful tropical garden. The one-room apartments offer a capacity for two to three people; suites or communicating rooms can accommodate up to six people. All apartments feature: a private terrace, air condition, flat screen TV, bathroom with shower and toilets, an equipped kitchenette and free WI-FI.

Base 2 persons : price from 1616.00 EUROS