Inside Martinique’s Industry – visit a jam & juice factory, a farm and a distillery
Inside Martinique's Industry
Visit the oldest fruit transformation factory of the West-Indies, a local farm and a beautiful distillery set in one of the most rural towns in the middle of Martinique.
This full-day tour takes you to the small town of Gros-Morne and off the beaten track to visit two industrial sites: the Denel factory producing jams and juices from local fruit and the beautiful Habitation Saint-Etienne distillery and its garden. We’ll also be welcomed by Maïté to visit her small farm producing guavas and local vegetables, where we’ll enjoy a swim in the river and a picnic!
Guided by Meri in your private group you will first discover the Denel factory and learn how local fruits are transformed into a multitude of products, stroll through a pineapple orchard, see how honey is produced and finish with a tasting of exotic jams, juices and condiments. You can also buy the products from their shop.
The second part of the tour takes you to the heart of Martinique’s countryside. We’ll drive small roads to get to a small family farm, where we’ll be welcomed by Maïté or her mum and be taken to visit the grounds. You’ll discover how local fruits and vegetables are produced and get to taste some, as well as a fresh juice. After the visit we’ll settle to have a swim & a picnic next to a river, enjoying the colourful cabin. Possibility to buy some products like home-made jams and dried fruits.
Feeling refreshed we’ll hop back to the van to drive to the HSE – distillery dating from the 19th century. Here Meri will take you to see the old distillery, nowadays functioning as the aging room, the beautiful botanical garden with statues from a renowned local artist – and of course you’ll have the opportunity to taste all of their dark & white rums!
Please note: Sneakers/closed shoes mandatory for the jam & juice factory, swimming suit and towel recommended to swim in the river. Fair amount of walking so tour not suitable for people with mobility issues.
Included in the tour: Guiding& transportation in a private mini-van with AC seating 8 persons, picnic (baguette, fruits, French cheese and cold meats, chocolate), soft drinks (water, juice), entrance fees and tastings
Duration: Depending on point of departure, between approx. 7,5 (Fort-de-France area) and 8,5 hours (south and north of the island)
Meet up and end location: Pick-up and drop-off from the cruise ship terminal or hotel/villa around Fort-de-France & Schoelcher. Other locations possible but extra fee may apply.
Pricing: 2-3 persons: 255€/298$, 4-6 persons: 355€/417$, 7-8 persons: 470€/550$ for the tour, additional 7€ per person for the picnic