Owned by Lynnell Liburd who works with his son, Kerwin, Sunrise Tours is a popular Nevis tour operator offering a variety of hiking, historic and wildlife excursions on the island.
The Rainforest & Ruins hike is a 2.5 hour moderate trek into the rainforest and coconut plantations along the slopes of magnificent Nevis Peak – the dormant volcano that rises in the very center of the island. Along the way, you’ll experience the beauty and tranquility of a cool, luxuriant tropical ravine with massive volcanic boulders worn smooth by a millennium’s rainfall, majestic trees and lush tropical plants such as heliconia, elephant ear ferns, and bamboo. The hike explores the long lost remains of a time when Nevis was the “Queen of the Caribbees.”
Another moderate hike is the scenic Golden Rock Nature Trail that highlights the flora of Nevis with special focus on its medicinal and local uses. This walk will offer view of Montserrat’s active volcano, Nevis Peak, and surrounding islands. You’ll also be able to see our shy Green Vervet Monkeys and multicolored tropical birds.
Then there is the Nevis Peak excursion for more seasoned hikers and climbers. This strenuous hike will take you to the very top of Nevis Peak, which offers magnificent panoramic views Nevis and other neighboring islands. Along the way you’ll be introduced to plants and animals native to this elevation. You’ll view the fields of desolation known as “Maroon.” Ropes tied along the trail and md slides give the adventurer a hint of things to come as the group makes its way up Nevis Peak. Those who endure to the end receive a special certification.
For additional information or to book your own tours, visit www.nevisnaturetours.com.