Come Away With Us
Come experience our hideaway wrapped in the embrace of cloud mist and rainforests on Trinidad’s Northern Mountain Range. La Vapeur Estate offers a range of bespoke experiences* including:
Agro tourism: Explore our legacy cocoa plantation or visit the garden of a Paramin farmer. Pick and taste cocoa fresh from the pod, harvest fruit and herbs or create your own condiment as a special souvenir of the visit.
Heritage tourism: Visit caves and grottos which were hiding places for runaway slaves and maroons. During the Christmas season walk into the village for traditional parang music or explore a cocoa house dating back to the early 1800s.
Eco tourism: Five major waterfalls and several smaller springs and streams are located on the extended estate which is surrounded by tropical rainforest. Wildlife includes the elusive ocelot, howler monkeys, toucans, snakes, agoutis and other small mammals. There are also opportunities for camping in a rainforest location and hiking along nature trails.
Glamping and Camping at La Vapeur Estate
Our camping facility is the ideal experience for adventurers seeking a green vacation without sacrificing the environment or creature comforts. Glampers can experience an exhilarating night canopy camping, elevated on a platform among the trees above the forest floor. We also offer tropical forest camping packages for experienced campers and adventurers, which includes camping gear and a guide.
Tours at La Vapeur Estate
La Vapeur Estate offers customized, tailor-made experiences designed to address the preferences and interests of our guests while building cultural and environmental awareness. Our guides are Paramin born and bred with a deep connection and knowledge of the land and its people.
In addition to specially tailored tours we offer two popular nature walks**.
Saut D’ Eau Nature Walk and Tour
The beautiful Bay of Saut D’Eau is a two hour walk over steep downhill terrain which begins on a dirt road and meanders through evergreen forest. On the descent our guide will point out medicinal herbs, points of interest and wildlife. On arriving at the sparkling green Bay, which is also referred to as St Cion Bay and is home to a statue of the saint, you can opt to explore the surroundings or enjoy a light picnic lunch. The water is cool and calm for swimming and there are several streams and waterfalls, including a spectacular cascade which tumbles into the sea. The duration is eight hours - two hours on the descent, three hours on the beach, three hours on return. This activity is considered challenging.
US$110 two persons inclusive of tour guide, snacks, water, fruit juice and a light lunch.