The 6 best excursions to discover Martinique

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Martinique knows how to surprise its visitors. Bordered by the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, this colorful Caribbean island covers 1128km² and has much to offer. Excursions will take you to sumptuous tropical forests, mangroves, savannahs, exotic fruits and flowers.

Nature lovers will be delighted by the many hiking trails and breathtaking panoramas. And don t worry: the crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches are just as delightful!

Between heritage and handicrafts, the island’s charm is sure to delight young and old alike. The Flower Island is a sweet promise, with its pleasant climate cradled by refreshing trade winds for unforgettable excursions. Local guides provide a wealth of information and are a guarantee of safety, with reliable service providers.

It’s also total flexibility, with free cancellation and different payment options to suit your plans and budget. A fascinating combination of varied territories, cultural assets and gastronomy, Martinique is an ode to exploration. Just follow the guide!

Karaib tour: a change of scenery guaranteed!

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  • ⌛Duration: 4h
  • 🧺What’s included: snack
  • 💙 We like: the possibility of having 3 experiences in a single tour

If you’re an aquatic enthusiast, this tour is for you! It invites you to explore several unique sites, through a palette of very different landscapes. At 8:00 a.m. local time, we set off for an immersion in the heart of the mangrove swamp. An opportunity to discover the ecosystem of this marsh, with its flora and fauna. Sailing through the mangroves turns into a real adventure! Indiana Jones is in for a real treat!

As you emerge from this aquatic labyrinth, admire the breathtaking view ofone of the world’s most beautiful bays, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then head for the north of the island, where you’ll have the chance to observe the dolphins that roam the Caribbean waters. A visit to the bat cave is a must.

This breach, located between Anse Noire and Anse Dufour beaches, is home to a colony of bats that can only be seen from the sea. Tropical fish and turtles abound here, offering a skilful aquatic ballet for those who know how to observe. Feel like taking the plunge? Good news: the excursion includes snorkeling time, with equipment available (masks and snorkels) to discover the splendors of the sea.


Discover Le François: a colorful boat trip!

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  • ⌛Duration: 3h
  • 🧺What’s included: drinks, snacks
  • 💙 We like: a change of scenery guaranteed throughout the excursion

Departure is from the fishing port on the Atlantic coast in the commune of Le François. The two time slots on offer mean that the tour can easily be completed in half a day, to suit all schedules.

Head for the peninsula and its unique mangrove ecosystem. Your guide will tell you all about the many islets (Lavigne, Frégate, Long, Pelée, Oscar and Thierry) before leading you to several of Martinique’s most emblematic sites. Afterwards, you’ll take a delightful plunge into the white depths of the « Josephine bathtub ». Situated between ilet Thierry and ilet Oscar, this wide strip of white sand, bordered by the coral reef, offers safe bathing in crystal-clear waters of exceptional transparency – a real vacation!

Set a course for Ilet Thierry and its multicolored tropical fish, to leave you with shimmering memories all the way along the coral reef. The discovery doesn’t stop there, with a stop at Îlet Chancel and its endemic iguanas. The visit continues with the white trapezoidal seabed and ilet Madame. Here you’ll see a host of multicolored fish and starfish scattered here and there, before returning to the shore.


Visit the south of Martinique: an authentic excursion

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  • ⌛Duration: 5h approx.
  • 🧺What‘s included: Drinks, hotel pick-up and drop-off (certain hotels only – in Fort-de-France and Schoelcher).
  • 💙 We like: the combination of swimming and cultural visits

The meeting point is Fort-de-France for this half-day excursion that combines culture and sumptuous panoramas. The first stop is the pottery village of Trois-Ilets, which has kept intact the spirit of a place entirely dedicated to crafts and artistic creation. Here, you’ll discover a wealth of know-how and souvenirs to pack in your suitcases: pottery, ceramics, jewelry, souvenirs, wooden objects and furniture, as well as gastronomic products.

The tour continues with a postcard landscape: Anses d’Arlet and the emblematic Saint-Henri church. Facing the photogenic pontoon, you’ll enjoy an idyllic swim to meet the turtles and other marine inhabitants. Head for the Rocher du Diamant and its sumptuous views over the bay. Explanatory panels provide a wealth of information on the flora and fauna of the area, as well as on the stages in the formation of this rock, an extraordinary sanctuary for scuba diving.

You’ll then head back to the Anse Caffard Memorial. On April 8, 1830, a ship carrying slaves sank off Le Diamant, claiming many victims. In 1998, on the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery, Laurent Valère paid a vibrant tribute to them at this site on Cape 110.

Finally, Sainte-Luce will offer you its views and its gentle way of life, before ending with a visit to Trois-Rivières’ renowned cold distillery.


Hiking at La Caravelle: a life-size adventure

Randonnée à la Caravelle

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  • ⌛Duration: 3h approx.
  • 🧺What’s included: pick-up from meeting point
  • 💙 We like: panoramic views

This hike, for a maximum of 10 people, offers a fascinating experience! After the unique village of Tartane and its famous surf spot, head for the tip of the peninsula, the starting point for this experience. Located on Martinique’s Atlantic coast, the Caravelle peninsula is spectacular. It offers an alternation of different landscapes, from windswept meadows to mangrove swamps home to numerous crabs, steep cliffs and secret coves.

The nature reserve covers over 400 hectares and protects numerous plant species and dozens of bird species. An opportunity to learn more about the many ecosystems that coexist here. You can explore the Pointe de la Caravelle on marked trails that take in the many different landscapes. The ruins of Château Dubuc, the source of many privateer legends, facing the shores of Baie du Trésor, are a stunning sight.


Tour of the northern Caribbean: wild Martinique

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  • ⌛Duration: approx. 8 hours
  • 🧺What‘s included: driver and guide, transport in air-conditioned vehicle
  • 💙 We love: magical natural sites

Want to discover the best of northern Martinique? Embark on this private excursion to discover the island’s most beautiful sights. The tour begins with the Montagne Pelée volcano, culminating at 1,397m. This is the perfect opportunity to climb the first part of the volcano and admire the views over the surrounding area.

Your driver will then take you to the Depaz Distillery.

Built in 1635 by Jacques du Parquet, the « La Montagne » estate was once a sugar dwelling. A land steeped in history, the Distillerie Depaz site offers visitors a garden with remarkable trees, a distillery and its dwelling, and a boutique with a tasting area. Let’s continue our journey to the Absalon loop, after a stop at the Balata church, a real curiosity as a miniature replica of the Sacré Coeur Cathedral in Paris. Absalon, with its enchanting waterfall and lush tropical vegetation, is a must-see on the tour.

A refreshing break will allow you to take a delicious dip in the waters of the Saut Gendarme waterfall, in the small, flower-filled commune of Fonds Saint Denis. The road then leads us inevitably to Saint Pierre, with its superb views of the densely vegetated Pitons du Carbet. The former capital of Martinique, destroyed by the eruption of Montagne Pelée in May 1902, is home to a number of historical landmarks. The tour ends with the sublime black-sand beach of Le Carbet, the ideal place to watch the sun set.


Rum production in Martinique: discovering traditions

Visite privée d'une journée complète de la production de rhum

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  • ⌛Duration: approximately 4 to 5 hours
  • 🧺What’s included: water and juice, snack, rum tasting
  • 💙 We love: expert guide explanations

The tour includes visits to two of the island’s most famous distilleries. It begins at Habitation Clément, with a private tour of the estate through the gardens, the old distillery and the house. The visit to the former distillery is fun, as it has now been transformed into a rum interpretation center.

Here, you’ll learn about the different stages and methods of production, in a surprising setting that showcases our industrial heritage. A tasting session in the boutique concludes this first stage with your taste buds tantalized! The second part takes you to Habitation Du Simon. The professional guide will take you on a tour of the estate, recounting the plantation’s history before leading you in a private tasting of various A1710 rums.


Convinced by your choice of Caribbean destination? Martinique and its secrets are waiting for you! Rendezvous under the Caribbean sun, for unforgettable activities ranging from cultural visits, sailing and wildlife observation to hiking and lounging under coconut palms. The hardest part will be choosing! Thanks to our selection of the best excursions to enjoy during your stay on the Ile aux Fleurs, you’re already (somewhat) on vacation. And after all, isn’t getting away from it all as soon as you start planning your trip?

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