Victoria Falls Hiking

Near Delices on the southeast coast, the trek to Victoria Falls is a moderate 45 minute one-way hike. Victoria Falls can also be approached from the East coast and combined with Sari-Sari Falls. The trailheads are close together and each is relatively short, so you can easily do both in an afternoon, if you're up to it! Fed by the White River, it is so named because of its white color--the mineral content--and main source Boiling Lake. The mineral content of the water also lends the falls the same ruddy white color, while the cliff face and the boulders at the base of the falls show a rich rust color from mineral deposits. By the way, don't drink the water--it tastes bad and can't be good for you! To get to the trailhead, drive down a dirt road through the village of Delices and stop near the river. Make your way to the riverbed, crossing it several times. The last 15 minutes involves walking up the river gorge and climbing boulders.


Local Contact(s):  Dominica Tourism (767) 448-2045; Dominica Forestry Division (767) 448-2401 ext. 3817

Recommended Map:  "Dominica Travel Map" from ITMB

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Papillote Inn; Hotel Casa Laguna; Castle Comfort Dive Lodge (646) 502-6800; Tias Bamboo Cottages; Hibiscus Valley Inn

Luxury Loding:  Secret Bay Resort; Rosalie Bay Resort; Jungle Bay Resort; Hotel Paraiso de Sol; Secrets Excellence Punta Cana (809) 685-9880.

Breakfast Restaurant:  Sugars Coffee House, Portsmouth; Champs,Portsmouth

Local Website:  click here

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Date Updated:  6/22/2016


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