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Dominica's Boiling Lake at 2,500ft

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Boiling Lake.
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Rain Forest
 Aerial Tram
Commonwealth of Dominica
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was opened to the public on 1st October 2003, operating on
cruise-ship days only from 10.00am to 4.00pm


July 2012 update: bad news - it has been announced in
the local media that this service is being suspended due
to inadequate volume of sales.
Should the situation change, we will keep you informed
and update this page accordingly.

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         Aerial Tram 

   
Visitors to Dominica can enjoy a unique rainforest experience.
Transported in a hanging gondola, which seats up to 8 people, the journey is through approx. 1 mile of protected tropical montane rainforest bordering the Morne Trois Pitons National Park. A narrow corridor through the trees allows close observation of the diverse plant and bird life to be found in this enchanting habitat. 


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This facility is just a 30 minute drive from the capital, Roseau. 


 

The base station, not far from Titou Gorge, is at an altitude of approx. 2,000 feet above sea level. 22 gondolas depart in turn on the upward journey through this pristine forest at an intermediate height of around 70 feet. At this level the trunks of Gomier and Chataignier trees are host to a myriad of vines, ferns, anthuriums, bromeliads and other non-vascular epiphytes. The forest floor below is decorated with heliconias, sedges, orchids and a wide variety of ferns, including several species of tree fern.
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The gondolas ascend to and over the deep Breakfast River gorge. A pedestrian suspension bridge has been erected across the gorge, adjacent to the aerial tram. 
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From the last station passengers may, if they wish, disembark and walk the short trail over this bridge (not for the feint of heart!) to the next station, where they may rejoin the ride for the return journey.
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 Morne Micotrin 
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Some tramway pylons are 150 feet in height, and much of the return journey is at a higher level than the outward ride, where views across the canopy can be enjoyed - Morne Micotrin (4,006ft.), Morne Anglais (3,683ft.) and the Caribbean Sea. 
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At this level, the canopy itself may be inspected at close range. Many flowering blossoms and seed pods provide food for colourful butterflies and many of Dominica's 175 bird species. Commonly seen at close range is the purple throated hummingbird, and always heard though seldom seen is that most elusive of Dominican birds, the Rufus Throated Solitaire, known locally as the Mountain Whistler.
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The entire ride lasts for approx. 70 minutes, during which your guide will describe the trees, plants and birds to be observed. After returning, guests may relax and take refreshments in the courtyard or purchase mementos from the souvenir shop.
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This is only the second such aerial tramway of it's kind in the Caribbean region. The other, built by the same parent company, is in the rainforest of Costa Rica in Central America and has been operating safely for several years. 
Price: per person........................ US$55.00
per child up to age 12 years..... US$30.00
children under age 2 years.................. Free

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For those with time to spare after enjoying the aerial tram ride, the nearby Titou Gorge is worth a visit. Confident swimmers may enter the gorge, to reach a small waterfall at the far end. Be warned though, the water is deep with sheer wall faces, nowhere to stand, and few places to grip. Below the gorge is a small river, at the side of which is a hot mineral spring in a shallow, sandy pool, where you may enjoy a good soak.
 Titou Gorge 
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This is also the starting point for the all day hike to the Boiling Lake, in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park. Follow this  to find out more about this UNEP World Heritage Site. Some other hikes to places of natural beauty within the park commence from the nearby village of Laudat.
 
Note:- images displayed on this website are the property of Colin A Lees, Nature Island Destinations Ltd., PO Box 1639, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica, W.I. and may not be reproduced without consent.
Sisserou Parrot - unique to Dominica
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Nature Island Destinations Ltd.
P.O. Box 1639,      Roseau,
Commonwealth of Dominica,
West Indies
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Note:-   the pre booking of rental vehicles, along with a carefully selected choice of activities we recommend, including the Aerial Tram, is just part of the free personal service we extend only to our stay-over visitor clients who book their holiday accommodation in Dominica through our free island-wide booking service.
No cruise-shippers please, unless requesting a group tour for at least 10 persons.

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more examples of private, furnished accommodation available for short term holiday rental
-Coffee River Cottages, NE Dominica - from US$100 per night for 2 persons--Hodges View Cottage, currently unavailable--North East - Sunrise Gardens, Calibishie, from US$80 per night--La Tye Cottage, Woodford Hill, near Calibishie, NE Dominica - from US$60.00 per night--North West - 2 bed cottage with sea view - available again from 1st June 2015-
-Salisbury, mid west coast, 2 bed apartment from US$60.00 per night--3 bedroomed villa from US$65 per night--mid west coast, 3 bed oceanfront villa near dive centre from US$75 per night--Mero, mid west coast 3 bed apartment from US$75 per night--Mero, mid west coast 2 bed accommodation for max 5 persons €65 per night-
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1 + 2 bed apartments, mid west coast, from US$80 per night--cottage annex on private estate, mid west coast - US$70 per night--Tranquility in style - in the cool, forested mountains.--South West - 4 bed villa from US$160 per night--South West 4 bed villa from US$160 per night-
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Martin's Suite, Morne Daniel US$105.00 per night--Springdale Apartments, Morne Daniel from US$80.00 per night--3 bed apartment near Roseau from US$80.00 per night--3 bed villa, Canefield East, from US$70 per night--2 bed apartment, Roseau Valley, from US$50 per night- -Roseau Valley 2 bed cottage bordering stream US$150.00 per night--1 bed country eco cottage only US$120 per night--East Coast Region - 2 bed cottage from US$60 per night--Angie's Hideaway near 3 dive centres, SW Dominica, from US$80.00 per night--South West, 2 bed villa near 3 dive centres from US$70.00 per night-
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Soufriere Bay - waterfront cottage - from US$60 per night--Garvin's Apartment - 1 bed apartment, Scotts Head, US$50 single, US$60 double--Scotts Head - 1 bed apartment from US$50 per night--Scotts Head - bedsit US$55, 2 bed apartment US$80 per night--2 bed apartment, Scotts Head, from US$70.00 per night-
most of the above offer attractive discounts for extended stays. Click on image for rates, details

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