Lo­cal Dis­counts for Rain­for­est Ad­ven­tures this Cre­ole Month

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

There are few Saint Lu­cians on the is­land who haven’t al­ready heard of ‘zip-lin­ing’, that ver­tigo-de­fy­ing ac­tiv­ity that in­volves har­ness­ing up and fly­ing along a steel ca­ble from plat­form to plat­form, in­vari­ably scream­ing with en­joy­ment as you go. What many may not know is that Rain­for­est Ad­ven­tures at Chas­sin Babon­neau is the is­land’s lead­ing zi­plin­ing des­ti­na­tion, wel­com­ing ev­ery year forty thou­sand vis­i­tors with a thirst for soft ad­ven­ture in an idyl­lic set­ting.

Well-es­tab­lished and re­spected in the lo­cal com­mu­nity, the com­pany em­ploys over ninety per­ma­nent staff, more than two-thirds of whom are from sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties in Babon­neau. Em­ploy­ees are trained and ed­u­cated in the ecol­ogy of the area and the his­tory of this par­tic­u­lar rain­for­est, as well as the flora and fauna, with ev­ery bird and blos­som de­scribed in en­light­en­ing de­tail by en­thu­si­as­tic guides.

To cel­e­brate Cre­ole Her­itage Month, Rain­for­est Ad­ven­tures is invit­ing all Saint Lu­cians to ex­pe­ri­ence the ad­ven­ture park and its fas­ci­nat­ing eco-tours at over 60% dis­count through an ini­tia­tive called “Re­dis­cover Rain­for­est Ad­ven­tures”. Dur­ing the month of Oc­to­ber post-tour pa­trons will be treated to sam­ples of lo­cal juices, cas­sava bread and con­fec­tionery items like guava cheese, fudge and tamarind balls in a colour­ful Cre­ole set­ting.

There’s a unique com­bi­na­tion of ac­tion and re­lax­ation to choose from, in­clud­ing the Adrena-Line Canopy Tour which com­prises ten zip lines through the oceanic rain for­est at heights of over one hun­dred feet.

For the less en­er­getic na­ture lover, there’s the Aerial Tram glid­ing silently through the lush lower canopy, all the way to the top of the moun­tain where a won­der­ful panorama is re­vealed be­fore the spec­tac­u­lar jour­ney back down to home base.

Those who like to hike are of­fered a brac­ing trek through rain­for­est trails stud­ded with an­cient trees and gi­ant ferns, while the Ul­ti­mate Three tour al­lows the re­ally ad­ven­tur­ous to ex­pe­ri­ence the whole pack­age in one day.

Ac­cord­ing to Gen­eral Man­ager, Daryl Ray­mond: “Re­dis­cov­er­ing Rain­for­est Ad­ven­tures prom­ises to be a truly fam­ily-friendly day out! We are ex­cited to wel­come Saint Lu­cians to the Park at Chas­sin dur­ing Cre­ole Her­itage Month. This ex­tra­or­di­nary of­fer will al­low guests to ex­pe­ri­ence our unique and ex­cit­ing eco-tours in the nat­u­ral beauty of the rain­for­est, cou­pled with a taste of our Saint Lu­cian cul­ture.”

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