Boiling Lake, Titou Gorge + Ti Kwen
Boiling Lake, Titou Gorge & Ti Kwen Glo Cho
Experience a trekking journey through the hills and valleys of Dominica’s untouched forests. Hike through thick rain forest up hills to elfin forests and into the other-worldly Valley of Desolation. Navigate through hot rocks and steaming pools of boiling mud. Cook eggs in thermal crevices and get a beauty mask from nature.
Experience the awe of one of the world’s largest boiling lakes. Immerse into warm sulphur pools carved by Mother Nature and take a refreshing swim up the emerald canyon of Titou Gorge. End off the day with a therapeutic dip at Ti Kwen Glo Cho’s hot pools.
Boiling Lake, Titou Gorge and Ti Kwen Glo Cho
- Fitness Level 70% 70%
- Endurance 70% 70%
Pick up from Roseau at 7:00 am or meet at trail entrance in Laudat. (Or from your hotel on request)
Hike dense forest through the Morne Trois Pitons National Park and experience otherworldly terrain at the Valley of Desolation- an alien like rock formation, known for its steam spewing vents, healing sulphur pools, eery rock and sulphur deposits. Be awed by one of Earth’s largest boiling lakes.
On your way back, stop off at Titou Gorge for a quick swim up the emerald waters of a cozy canyon. Get a rewarding massage from Titou’s hidden waterfall.
Soothe your muscles in a therapeutic hot spring at Ti Kwen Glo Cho. Check out the mini zoo or simply browse through the cozy family garden.
Drop off at Roseau. (Or at your hotel on request)
Dominica’s Boiling Lake has been named one of Earth’s most amazing water bodies by BBC, and rightfully so. The Boiling Lake, the second largest in the world is a bubbling lake within one of Dominica’s volcanic craters. The lake bubbles from earth’s core and is just another manifestation of the tremendous volcanic activity that defines Dominica.
Boiling Lake is a truly unique experience with not only a hike through changing forests as the mountains incline, but a look into other worldly terrain at the Valley of Desolation. The valley is an alien-like rock formation of clay, grey and white rock, marked by calcium and sulphur deposits and inhabited by interesting wildlife.
Thermal springs border the Valley of Desolation- teal, clear and grey waters- and pool between rocks, beneath thick forest cover. The valley is a natural sauna, with offers a range of benefits to its visitors.
Natural thermal pools soothe muscles and calm spirits. Clean, untouched water from Breakfast River, creeps through rock crevices secreting cool water for bottle-refills, and sulphur mud makes the perfect face mask. The lake itself is too hot for swimming but is simply a wonder to view. Violent bubbles emanate from its grey expanse and alien rock hug the shoreline. Towering mountains, often blanketed by eerie mist, secure the crater and reach up to blue skies above.
Dominica’s Boiling Lake is definitely one of the most challenging hikes on island. An intense trek up hill and through steaming valleys awaits the adventurous traveller wishing to experience one of Earth’s wonders.
Translated to “little hole”, Titou Gorge is an enchanting swimming hole, nestled in the beautiful, mountain-top community of Laudat. The gorge is known for its refreshing emerald water, which flows calmly down Titou’s canyon from the mountain heights. Rock towers above, bordering blue sky and forest canopy and giving room to penetrating rays of sunshine. Titou is best known for its iconic scene in Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Man’s Chest, where Captain Jack Sparrow is seen tumbling down the gorge in a bone cage.
A swim up Titou reveals a calm, emerald oasis, serenaded by chirping birds and rustling trees. A small waterfall greets daring swimmers and the deep pool is perfect for a cliff jump in.
Titou Gorge is an amazing site for visitors to the island and is a must do on the way back from an intense Boiling Lake hike.
Ti Kwen Glo Cho
Dominica is a volcanic island from which manifests a myriad of wonders, from sulphur springs to ocean floor vents and boiling lakes. Ti Kwen is one of these. There are quite a few hot springs on island, but Ti Kwen is by far one of the best ways to experience the healing thermal waters of Dominica. A quaint family establishment, the hospitality at Ti Kwen makes the springs even more of a remarkable experience.
The lush gardens complement the stone pools and refreshing fruit juices from the bar are a well needed thirst-quencher after a hot soak. Ti Kwen’s Mini Zoo is also a delight for kids, making the location more than just a natural sauna, but a comprehensive nature experience.
Ti Kwen is most beautiful beneath moonlight, as the springs are enclosed in soaring cliffside and lie bare beneath the moon’s rays. At night, beneath rainfall, the hot springs are a perfect romantic get away and therapeutic experience bundled in one. Ti Kwen is a perfect way to wind down after an intense hike, as the hot and cold pools offer natural muscle therapy. This is definitely a must- do for anyone wishing to experience Dominica’s hot springs in an authentic setting.
Experience breathtaking waterfalls with three of Dominica’s most captivating waterfalls. Hike through lush forest, swim up refreshing rivers and remarkable canyons, relax in therapeutic hot springs, jump into natural pools and lounge beneath some of the island’s best waterfalls.