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Majestic Gros Piton Hike

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Overview

For those willing to rise early for the march up to the 2,620-foot (798-meter) summit of Gros Piton, the panoramic views over the Caribbean are well worth it. A guide leads the way along the easily accessed route while sharing information about the iconic peak and its twin, Petit Piton, which dominate the west coast of St. Lucia. Skip the hassle of organizing transport on this half-day tour.
  • Early morning hike to the summit of Gros Piton on St. Lucia
  • This half-day itinerary leaves the afternoon free to explore or book another tour
  • Learn about and support the efforts of the Piton Hike Reserve (entry fee not included)
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off makes getting there hassle-free
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$50 Per Person Entrance Fee - Paid to Piton Reserve Office for Specialized Guide
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We pick up all guests from their Cruise ship or Hotel
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Adherence of all physical distancing and sanitization protocols to be followed
  • Infant seats available
  • COVID-19 Certified Transportation
  • **Cruise Ship Passengers*** Please note that due to time limitations. You MAY or MAY NOT be able to reach the summit of the Piton. We do not want you to feel disappointed in not being able to. We try our best to get everyone back to the ship in a timely manner.
  • The approximate time of the hike is 4 hours (2 hours up and 2 hours down)
  • Comfortable sneakers or Hiking shoes are recommended.
  • Please also walk with two large towels which will be placed on the seat after the hike or a change of clothes. In the event you would also like to do the mud bath afterwards. You can pay an additional fee of just $30 USD to the driver. Entrance fees are separate and will also be $20 USD. ($10 per person)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY St. Lucia Best Experience Tours & Airport Transfers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Majestic Gros Piton Hike?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Majestic Gros Piton Hike?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Majestic Gros Piton Hike.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Majestic Gros Piton Hike?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Majestic Gros Piton Hike.

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  • "Drinking lots of water is key, along with having a snack for the top." See review
  • "The gym and I have not quite worked out our differences so I did find this a little challenging, but in the days later, my thighs have never looked better!!" See review

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star-4
Difficult but worth it
Michelle_B
, Jun 2022
More like a climb and not a hike- lots of boulders and rocks. Beautiful views at the 1st quarter and halfway marks- also at the top too. Bring lots of water and hiking shoes! Definitely a challenge but worth it!
star-5
More than just transportation
Andrew_M
, Jun 2022
Danney made the hour and a half drive feel like 20 minutes! He provided great insight into the history of Saint Lucia and every location we passed. Traveling solo, I felt completely safe and worry-free. The hike itself was beautiful. Quite the challenge, but guides were encouraging, and rest stops were located at helpful intervals.round trip on June took approximately 3hrs 20min, which included a 40min break at peak.
star-5
Fanatic Hike! Danny Boy is great
Stelios_I
, May 2022
Like a lot of people the reason I booked this trip was the fantastic reviews Danny Boy had received and boy he didn’t disappoint. Danny Boy picked us up at 6am with strong communication before hand, always replying to our messages quickly. As soon as we got in to his car, he was upbeat and really set the great mood for the day. He has such a wealth of knowledge it made the 2hour journey feel like 15 minutes. He made sure we stopped on the way to take pictures and enjoy the views. Once we got to Gros Piton, we paid the US$ 50 per person and was allocated a tour guide. The hike is certainly challenging and you’ll be sweating from the first minute so I recommend taking sweatbands and a change of clothes for the journey back. Take plenty of water (we took 3L each which did include the 1.5L Danny Boy gave us). Take snacks; bananas, nuts etc. as you’ll need to replenish on the hike. I would also recommend sturdy trainers or walking boots as the hike is essentially climbing rocks after rocks. The view at the top is amazing and we’ll worth the hike. Once we got back down Danny Boy had ice cold beers as promised and again made the 2 hour return journey fly by. We had an amazing day and would say it was our favourite excursion of our holiday. Danny Boy is a legend!
star-5
Danny Boy was a great...
suzan_a
, May 2022
Danny Boy was a great driver and was so very informative about St Lucia. He made sure we had everything we needed for the hike and made sure we were comfortable on the ride back as we were exhausted. Highly recommended
star-5
This tour is greater than Gros Piton!!!
Jay_L
, Apr 2022
Surpassed Expectations! This is more than an amazing 2600+ft hike to Gros Piton! It is a cultural immersion, a local experience of what St. Lucia is all about. Danny Boy picked us @6am from Marigot Bay docks. We stayed at an off the island resort, so he waited patiently for our ferry to arrive. Right from the get-go, Danny Boy was excellent at communication. He responded as quick as humanly possible via Viator which we appreciated a ton. Danny Boy was an encyclopedia and history buff! He schooled us good along the way to the hike and not in a boring monotone kind of way. He was quite interactive and animated with his approach. After the Piton hike, Danny Boy of course had a cold Piton waiting for us. He then took us to this awesome black sand beach and to a local off the street vendor where we enjoyed the best authentic chicken and pork BBQ with salad, plantain and bananas. We seriously ate, drank and listened to reggae tunes amongst the locals. Check out my IG if you want to see how much fun we had @ja.yc - these photos don’t do justice. If you want exceptional service, experience an island life and get more than a beautiful hike and view, then this tour is for you. Danny Boy is your man! Thanks for a great time. This was our first tour in the island which set the bar pretty damn high for everybody else. Jay & Jena From Canada
star-5
Great morning at Gros Piton!
Meghan_B
, Mar 2022
Had the best time with Danny driving from the north down to Gros Piton! He made the long early morning journey feel so fast and we learned a ton about St. Lucia’s history. Pickup at our resort was seamless and he greeted us with cold beers after the hike. The hike itself is definitely strenuous but you have a guide with you and it’s well worth it to get to the summit. Also recommend paying the extra $5 for walking poles. We also did the sulfur mud bath afterwards ($10/person) which was great as well, and you can add a stop for lunch if you want too. We didn’t, but it was offered! This was a highlight of our trip and worth every penny. Thanks Danny!
star-5
Highly recommended challenging hike!!!
Terri_B
, Mar 2022
Danny Boy was a great driver! He was very funny and entertaining! He made the drive fly by with his knowledge of the island and then a quiz on the return trip. I scored a 95 on his quiz, even though my fellow hikers would firmly disagree. :-) The hike was very challenging. My wife and I are in our early to mid 50's, but are considered fit. We run and weight train. Up and down are equally challenging. The accent was mostly cardio. The descent was more physical, involving the arms and upper legs. We finished the entire hike in about 4 hours, which is a common time for finishers. I recommend taking lots of water, snacks, a backpack and camera. It helps to keep things light.
star-5
Great hike - know that Viator price doesn’t include actual hike
stefanie_f
, Feb 2022
The hike is wonderful and so is Danny Boy. To be clear, this Viator offering is only for transportation to the mountain. Once you get there, there is a $50 US admission price per person and you will be assigned a guide. It is an approximately 2 hour hike up and 2 hour hike down. The hike is very intense and we needed lots of rests on the way up (our two teenage boys did not : ) Our tour guide “chilli” was fantastic, kind and helpful. The view(s) on the way and at the top were incredible and absolutely worth it! They have some food at the base of the climb but we’re no longer serving around 1:30 when we finished. Instead, we elected to have some ice cream which had some great local flavors.
star-5
Exhilarating experience I'll remember forever
Martin_F
, Feb 2022
Danny boy (our private limo driver and mayor of tourism!) was the best tour guide and a mine of information on the ride over from our hotel. The time flew by and we learned a lot about the island and its history. Pay attention as there will be a test on the way back 😜 We met our guide at the guides village near the base of Gros Piton, hired a walking pole (an essential) and paid the $50 per person entrance fee. The first 1/4 is reasonably easy to walk as much is dirt trail. Second 1/4 is a bit more challenging, lots of rocks and boulders to negotiate but worth it for the amazing view of Petit Piton from the view point/rest stop. From here on in it gets really tough (and if its raining like when we went, it's extremely slippery so make sure you have good shoes with lots of grip) not everyone will make it to the top. If you are fit and healthy and open to a real challenge, this is a must do on the island. For nature lovers, keep an eye open for the SL bullfinches (males Black with red throat and females are grey/brown. Super cute and pretty brave so will come right up to you. If you're really lucky you might see the national bird. Usually hear them before you see them. Journey back from base camp was another fun hour with Danny boy. Here's very accommodating and will stop and point out points of interest or if you want to buy anything he knows where to go. Best excursion we've had in a long time. Highly recommend
star-5
A beautiful climb!
Laura_M
, Jan 2022
We enjoyed our Piton adventure. Danny Boy was very entertaining and informative. He made the long drive from our resort to the Pitons enjoyable and we learned a lot of St. Lucian history and culture- I think we even passed the quiz at the end! The hike was strenuous, but the views were incredible and worth the climb. The only thing we wish is that Danny Boy had made the climb with us. We would definitely recommend this excursion for anyone who enjoys hiking, a workout, and phenomenal views!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Danney Boy was hilarious!...
Kira_R
, Jan 2022
Danney Boy was hilarious! Punctual and gave excellent commentary about St. Lucia’s history and politics. Thank you so much!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Worth every penny!!!
Cody_M
, Dec 2021
Danney Boy is amazing!!! He picked us up at 6am sharp and entertained us with cool facts about the island the entire drive to the gros piton trail head. We enjoyed our hike up the mountain, but beware it is extremely steep! I recommend hiking shoes and lightweight clothes as it gets hot up on the mountain. It took us about 2 hours to go up and 2 hours to get back down the mountain (around 4 miles in total). At the top ask your guide to take you to the piton view (we thought it was better than the view from the tippy top). Danney Boy greeted us at the bottom with refreshing piton beers and drove us back to our resort. We had such a great time, this tour is worth every penny!!! Thank you Danney!!!
star-5
Great day out with Danny Boy
Andrew_Y
, Dec 2021
Danny Boy was fantastic, funny and knows everything about the island and everyone! A great day out. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Very challenging but well worth the effort
Cheryl_R
, Nov 2021
This was a thoroughly enjoyable day from start to finish. Danny Boy made the journey to the Pitons pass quickly with his extensive knowledge of the island and interesting facts along the way. He made sure we were well stocked up with snacks and water before handing us over to the official hike guide, Katya. Do not underestimate the difficulty of this hike in the heat! It tested me physically and mentally and I am used to doing lots of hiking. Katya was excellent and set a sensible pace for us and kept us motivated when the going got tough. Up to halfway was very doable (but the heat was draining); the second half is much, much steeper, rockier and requires full concentration at all times. There are some steps and handrails in the trickier sections. 2 hours 5 minutes after we set off we arrived at the peak and the views did not disappoint! Take time to enjoy the views, rehydrate and gather your energy as the hike down is almost as difficult as going up (same route).Your legs will feel like jelly by the time you finish. Thrilled to have competed this challenge but it will remain a 'once in a lifetime' event for me! Thanks to Danny Boy for the very welcome water and beer when we finished and for the taxi service. Watch out for the test about the island on the return to your hotel!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Gros Piton great experience!
Ross_L
, Nov 2021
The Gros Piton hike was challenging but worth every step! My wife and I had a great time. Our tour guide was excellent but a special shout-out goes to our driver Danney Pierre aka Danney-Boy! He was fantastic! I highly recommend this tour and of course Danney as a driver.
star-5
Great experience!
Marta_J
, Oct 2021
Danney boy was the best taxi driver! Very knowledgeable. Gave us great insight into the history and culture. Mervin the Mountain Goat was our tour guide and he was fantastic as well. He’s been hiking the trail all his life and knew so much about the land. It is a very tough hike so be prepared! Bring snacks
star-4
Our driver (Mr. Danny...
Alexander_H
, Sep 2021
Our driver (Mr. Danny Boy) was exceptional. Did a great job providing us with transportation as well as a history of St. Lucia. However, we were unaware that the drive to the mountain was 2 hours; one way. Additionally, once at the mountain, we did not enjoy our tour guide. She was pregnant, and not only walked behind the entire time, she did not complete the hike with us, and mostly had a bad attitude.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Just 10 more minutes and you'll be at the top!
Phillip_B
, Sep 2021
The reviews do not lie, it is an intense hike up and just as intense going down. It is a steep climb over rocks/boulders, but the views were totally worth the pain!! The $5 rental of a hiking pole that can be rented before you start came in handy and we were very happy that we chose to rent them. People should bring bug repellent because there are mosquitos (at least when we went) and we were glad we brought a small travel size container. Please keep in mind, the hike is very intense and your legs will feel like Jell-o after it is over, but the views and experience is worth it! Danny Boy was an awesome driver who arrived on time, was funny and shared his knowledge of St. Lucia with us. He did an excellent job and highly recommend for people to get him as your driver!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Hike the gros piton!
Bailey_B
, Sep 2021
All I can say is wow! Beautiful views all the way up to the top of the mountain. Definitely a difficult hike, but I was determined to make it to the top with my tour guide. Such a great feeling of accomplishment once we made it. If you can handle an intense hike at least halfway it is worth it for the views. Very informative and friendly guides.
star-5
DannyBoy is the man!
Noah_P
, Aug 2021
DannyBoy was an absolutely wonderful guide/means of getting to the Gros Piton hike! He picked us up on time from our lobby at 6:30 AM to drive us to the starting point of the hike. He was full of positive energy, jokes, and interesting facts about Saint Lucia! He even purchased us some mangoes from a local fruit stand to try, and they made for a delicious snack at the peak of the hike. Looking back, we were thankful to get an early start to the hike as is was a little cooler in the morning. Of note, on arrival to the park you are required to pay an entrance fee to the park of $50 USD, I was able to use my credit card for this but we brought cash just in case. Within the park, a different guide will take you up the mountain itself, and our hiking guide was great too! We like to think of ourselves as decently fit and have had some hiking experience before, and the hike was pretty strenuous! All in all, we couldn’t recommend DannyBoy and this excursion enough, and we would absolutely do it again!

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