A small, lush tropical island that is still relatively unknown. St. Lucia is located midway down the Eastern Caribbean chain, one of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, between Martinique and St. Vincent, and north of Barbados. The Atlantic Ocean lies on its eastern shore, the west coast lies on the Caribbean Sea.
Situated about 150 miles east of Puerto Rico, Dutch St. Maarten (the French spell it St. Martin) covers 16 square miles of the southern part of the island, an area marked by verdant, rolling hills that languidly rest above mile after mile of beach, salt pond, and lagoon. Although the region falls under the government of Netherlands Antilles and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, its diversity and the strong influence of West-Indian traditions make its culture, anything but exclusively Dutch. St. Maarten’s atmosphere is a winning blend of Caribbean hospitality and European sophistication.
St. Vincent’s capital city, Kingstown, combines reminders of its colonial past with the bright and bustling life of a modern market town.
The Grenadines are a spectacle of smaller islands that rest just south of St. Vincent. The islands include:
The population of St.Vincent is estimated to be 109,022 with about a quarter of the people living in the capital, Kingstown and its suburbs and 8% on the Grenadines. The ethnic mix consists of 66% percent of African descent, 19% of mixed race, 2% Amerindian/black, 6% East Indian and 4% European. The labour force is estimated at 41,000.
Tourism in Tobago is booming. It is serene with its swaying palms and fishing villages, sandy beaches and coral seas teeming with fish. The island moves at a more leisurely tempo than does Trinidad but with a similar kind of unspoiled scenery and uncrowded atmosphere.
In addition to the usual offerings of beaches and water sports, both islands have stretches of tropical rain forest and nature preserves. Seeing a scarlet ibis is a wonderful experience. So much variety makes Trinidad and Tobago a good choice for those who want to sample a lot of the Caribbean in a small space
Road Town's scenic setting and sheltered yacht-filled harbour provide a helpful orientation to the laid-back BVI lifestyle evolved over the last 400 years by English, Dutch, French, and Spanish adventurers, followed by plantation owners and 20th century settlers.
This friendly and diversified community tempts travellers with every sort of regional and international cuisine found in a choice of cheerful pastel painted restaurants, former forts, and sugar mills. Palate-pleasing menus feature West Indian specialties of fresh lobster, conch, turtle, spicy goat, and curries of every description. An authentic English pub serves Pusser's Rum, traditional drink of the British Navy for 300 years, as well as a popular fruit flavoured local concoction known as the "Painkiller".
Trinidad's people are a fascinating, heterogeneous mixture of Amerindians, Europeans, Africans, East Indians, Chinese, and Middle Eastern descendants which influence the culture and cuisine.
Our launch site is in Capilla del Señor, a traditional town 80km from the capital city. Upon arrival, passengers will be divided into groups as inflation begins. Inflation takes 10 to 20 minutes and then we're airborne!
Don't forget to bring a camera along to capture the breathtaking views awaiting you. A full ground crew will follow your balloon throughout the flight and will usually be right there when it lands, one of the most exciting parts of the excursion! All balloon pilots are professional commercial pilots.
Tours are held daily, but based on weather conditions, tours must be reconfirmed the evening before departure for morning tours and the morning of for sunset tours. If weather results in cancellation of the tour, it will be rescheduled based on tour operator and passenger availability.
You must contact Gray Line Buenos Aires to arrange your tour time. Tours depart from hotels in Buenos Aires.
Required: Please call at least two days prior to your tour departure date to reconfirm pick-up time and location.
Duration: APPROX 4 HOURS
Price: from $125.00