Irvin (call him Titi!) is our referenced guide to discover the lush jungle and wild beaches of Bastimentos. Nothing better than being initiated by a local guide in love with his island, who spent his childhood exploring its countless trails and discovering (almost) all of its secrets. With the "Jungle Titi Tour", you will walk through the Bastimentos Island Maritime National Park, which covers an area of 132 square kilometers of land and sea, or about 6.6% of the total area of the archipelago.
The excursion starts at 10:30 am. Go to Old Bank, a typical Caribbean village with colorful houses. Start a 3-4 hours hike through "Basti". Your route alternates between jungle and beach, alongside Titi, who guides you through the local fauna and flora while making you taste some seasonal tropical fruits found here and there on the way. Your walk takes you to the sublime Red Frog and Wizard Beaches before arriving at Polo Beach. No one other than Mister Polo awaits you with a typical Bocatorean lunch on the beach (dinner for Quebecers). Polo Beach will seduce both snorkeling lovers and professional nappers (imagine yourself for a moment laying in a hammock, facing a turquoise sea, a freshly opened coconut in your hand). Around 4:00 pm, after this well-deserved little break, you leave for an additional hour of walking before taking the water taxi around 5:30 pm to get back to Old Bank. This sporty, adventurous excursion is full of beautiful surprises!
Notice to amateurs: Bastimentos is a magnificent and wild island. However, venturing there alone can be dangerous. Getting lost in the primary jungle or swept offshore by coastal currents can quickly turn your dream vacation into a nightmare. We do not recommend going for a random walk without a guide.
Note: A pair of all-terrain shoes is necessary, as well as sunscreen and mosquito repellent.
Duration: 6 hours
Price: $60 (price per person - minimum of four people)