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Essence of St Lucia: Gardens & History Tour

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  • Opportunity to learn about St Lucia's diverse history

  • Beautiful examples of authentic Creole attire & headwear

  • Traditional medicinal herb garden once used to treat illness

  • Chance to sample tropical fruits, rums & island delicacies

  • Demonstration of sugar, farine & coconut oil processing

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour

  • What's included

    Samples of fruit, rum and bread

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from your northern St Lucia hotel

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Enjoy an authentic St Lucian experience blending the past and present. See historic places, taste mouthwatering fruits and smell exotic flowers as you explore this island paradise and learn about its past.

Depart from your hotel for the well-maintained ground and fertile slopes of Greenwood Terrace. Stroll along paths bordered by tropical fruit trees and flowering shrubs growing in abundance. Nearby, visit a medicinal herb garden to find out how the island's ancestors and medicine men used the plants to treat illnesses and ailments.

Travel back in time to watch how sugar and farine – a starchy by-product of Cassava – were once processed using traditional methods. Follow your guide to the site of an old chicken house and observe the outdoor clay oven where bread is still made to this day. Sample the smoky results as you head towards more exhibits and learn how locals make the island’s aromatic coconut oil and delicious bay rum.

Wrap up your tour with a look at historic Creole attire and headwear, on display among other artefacts representing the area’s American Indian, European and African descendants.


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Activity Location

  • Greenwood Terrace
  • Castries

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel pickup
  • Castries
  • Hotel pickup
  • Gros Inlet

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