La Grande Odyssée: Sail and Hike from Martinique to Trinidad & Tobago

Explore the southern Caribbean as the well known explorers have done in the past – by sail. Take the chance to climb several peaks including two volcanoes are still active but currently dormant… Explore the rainforest, taste some of the best Creole cuisine while watching the reef and the abundant wildlife around you. Start with three enchanting nights on a tiny island off the Atlantic coast of Martinique, a first day spent relaxing, another to hike to the summit of Mount Pelee, and the third to start the sail south on a 13 metre catamaran. Then, a cruise along the southern islands where you spend your time swimming, hiking and snorkelling on the coral reefs, see the leatherback turtles nesting, and keep track of rare birds with a biologist. To finish off your holiday you spend the last night off a deserted island between the island of Trinidad and the continent of South America.


From CHF 4,000.–

Length of holiday:

14 days (13 nights)

Departure dates:

Departure from December to June (minimum 6 persons)

Features of the holiday

Destination: Antilles, Caribbean, Central America, Grenadines, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago
Season: Spring
Responsible travel: Accommodation, Eco hotel, Economy, Environmentally-friendly transportation, Food, Local food, Micro-economy, Small organization, Transportation
Travel type: Mixed holidays
Traveller type: Family, Small group
Activities: Cruise, Observation, Sailing, Snorkeling, Sport, Trekking
Accommodation: Boat, Sailing boat, Small hotel
Natural environment: Island, Leatherback sea turtle, Marine fauna, Mountain, Reef, Sea, Sea turtle, Tropical plants, Volcano
Culture: Architecture, Colonial style, History
Climate: Tropical
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Itinerary of the holiday

  • Day 1 : Arrival at the airport and transfer to the Islet.
  • Day 2 : Relaxation day – for unwinding.
  • Day 3 : Hike the Pelée volcano overlooking St.Pierre.
  • Day 4 : Early morning departure by sail for St. Lucia.
  • Day 5 : Hike Gros Piton then relay in the thermal baths.
  • Day 6 : Sail to Petit Byahaut in St. Vincent then Chateau Bel-air.
  • Day 7 : Hike the volcano Soufrière then sail for Bequia.
  • Day 8 : Explore Port-Elisabeth then sail for the Grenadines.
  • Day 9 : Snorkling in the Tobago Cays then sail for Canouan.
  • Day 10 : Cruise Union & Palm Islands, Petit Saint-Vincent & Petit Martinique then head south to Tobago.
  • Day 11 : Cruise the Caribbean coast of Tobago to Pigeon Point, cross to Galera Point, Trinidad and along to Grande Riviere (Trinidad) to see the nesting Leatherback turtles.
  • Day 12 : Walk in the forest with an orthinologist.
  • Day 13 : Sail along the North Coast to Chacachacare Island passing through the Dragons Mouth to have dinner and spend the night.
  • Day 14 : Breakfast and sail onto Chaguaramas, transfer to the airport for your flight onto Martinique to connect with your flight to Europe.


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Length of the holiday

14 days (13 nights)

Departure dates

Departure from December to June (minimum 6 persons)


Price per person in a double cabin: from CHF 4,000.–

Included with the holiday

  • all transport over 14 days of the trip in the Windward Islands
  • 3 nights in double room in a small hotel
  • 10 days sailing trip with a professional skipper and a guide-cook on each catamaran
  • all meals except 4 evening meals
  • non-alcoholic beverages and local beer
  • hiking guides

Not included with the holiday

  • trans-atlantic flights
  • 4 evening meals
  • holiday insurance (highly recommended)

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