Posted February 26th, 2010, 12:22 PM
We did the 7 sisters fall hike with Mandoo in January and had a great time. We had a group of about 15 people, mostly from our roll call. All ages, from young adults to late 50's. It's a moderately strenuous hike, we all made it just fine. After we got to 7 sisters, Mandoo took a few of us more adventurous types (I'm in decent shape, but not a regular hiker and I did it) to Honeymoon falls, as well - a short side trip and well worth it! Our whole tour, including transportation to the hiking site, was about 4 1/2 hours, so we had time afterwards to explore the spice market near the dock.
It's our third tour with Mandoo - he's a great guide. Informative and entertaining. Mandoo can be reached at [email protected]
The hike, itself, was wonderful. We got a chance to stop at Grand Etang briefly on the way, and got to see and pet some monkeys, then off to the hike. The first part is relatively flat, through a plantation, where Mandoo points out the various trees and fruits (and gives you an opportunity to taste), then you get to the rain forest. It's muddy in parts, and you do go through some streams (it is a rainforest, after all). You hike to the bottom of the falls (which means hiking in is downhill, hiking out is uphill). This was our 3rd rainforest hike in two years, and we're planning a couple more next year - one on Dominica and one on St. Kitts. I'd do this one again in a heartbeat!