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Morne Trois Pitons National Park

Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica
Named after its highest mountain, this 17,000-acre park was established as a national park in July 1975 and named a World Heritage Site in 1997. Its Valley of Desolation is a region of boiling mud ponds and small geysers, its Boiling Lake is the world’s second-largest fumarole, and its Emerald Pool is a waterfall grotto that lures locals and visitors alike.
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Dr Birdy
The world-renowned ornithologist Bertrand Jno Baptiste—better known as "Dr Birdy"—leads rain forest rambles, ranging from three hours (US$120) to intensive all-day hikes (US$220). His enthusiasm captivates even those not into bird-watching, as he shows off broad-winged hawks, plumbeous warblers, rufous-throated solitaires, red-legged thrushes, and rare blue-headed hummingbirds. Visitors also stand a good chance of seeing Dominica's two endemic parrot species: the red-necked Amazon ("jaco") and the imperial Amazon ("sisserou," which stars on the country's flag). Book directly via (767) 245-4768 or drbirdy2@cwdom.dm.
Dr Birdy Fond Cani  Dominica

Boiling Lake
In the heart of Morne Trois Pitons National Park bubbles this deep, flooded fumarole—the second-largest of its kind in the world. The hike to this dramatic blue-grey cauldron traverses steep, rain-forested river valleys and skirts around mudpots veiled in steam: The 8.1-mile (13km) roundtrip is best navigated with a local guide. Heed trail closures and NEVER swim in the lake. The temperature occasionally drops, but scalding water and harmful gases could erupt at any time with no warning.
Boiling Lake Fond Cani  Dominica