Sugar Cane & Rum Tour

Reach the Shore

Quick Details

Duration: Full-day

Departure Time: 8 a.m.

Inclusions: Lunch, snacks, and drinks

Exclusions: Hotel pick-up and drop-off 

Explore Sugar & Rum In Guadeloupe

Welcome to the North of Grande-Terre, also known as the land of sugar cane. Originating in New Guinea and brought to the Antilles in the 17th century, sugar cane, a perennial plant and member of the grass family that can grow up to five metres tall, is now the second most common crop in Guadeloupe after the banana.

Enjoy hiking through a sugar cane field until you reach the shore, following the old railroad, which was used to transport sugar from the plantation to the storage area on the port. The road takes you then to the northern end of Guadeloupe: ‘la Grande Vigie Headland’. Located at the north end of Grande-Terre island, around six kilometres from Anse-Bertrand, this wild site reminiscent of Brittany offers nature-lovers some magnificent viewpoints over the high limestone cliffs of Grande-Terre, and in fine weather the islands of La Désirade, Antigua, and Montserrat! On a footpath around the headland you can explore this impressive natural heritage. The vegetation, exposed to the wind and sea spray, is arid and surprisingly similar to that of the Mediterranean.

Next we walk through the ruins of an old sugar factory and see its walls, chimney, and mill. It was the first on this part of the island to have a well and suffer less from the dry season and lack of water. From cane, you end up with sugar but also a famous drink: Rum. Everything you want to know from the making, to distillation and aging is shared on this nature tour of Guadeloupe. Our famous agricultural rum won’t be a secret anymore! We finish the day with the visit to a rum factory, talking about its history, its ways, and indulging in a little tasting of rum, aged rum, and local punch and liquor.

Additional Info:

  • Please call to setup the meeting location
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years (please bring your ID)