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Beautiful Barbados

Relaxed walking, cultural heritage and rum punches – all from a beach side hotel in colourful Barbados.

  • Barbados

  • 10 nights
  • Breakfasts, seven dinners & one lunch
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    Wildlife & Nature

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Walking grade

Grade 3

A laid back walking holiday would be the only natural selection for Barbados, where taking time in the day to see the sights and enjoy a local rum punch is as important as putting one foot in front of the other. 

Our Grade 3 suits this country perfectly with beach side walks, town exploration and garden visits mean a couple of hours walking and a lovely balance of time to relax and explore further in your own time each afternoon. After all this is the Caribbean! 

Walks average 2 – 4hrs with very minimal ascent/descent. The maximum altitude we reach on this holiday is 200m.

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Meticulously curated, guided walking holiday itineraries that delve into the culture, wildlife, cuisine, and rich history of the world.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Discover the island’s heritage with visits to plantations houses, museums, signal stations and distilleries.
  • Ride a glass-bottomed boat and snorkel with views of coral reefs.
  • Visit the Botanical Gardens, for which Barbados is justly famous.
  • Wander the bustling streets of Bridgetown with its fascinating fort, cathedral, synagogue and church.
  • Time for swimming and relaxing on idyllic beaches.

Barbados days are definitely taken at a slower pace. No one rushes and easing into this mindset is the best way to experience the island. Calypso and steel bands, rum punch, and cricket played on every spare patch of ground provide the cultural backdrop to your holiday, while the people of Barbados, known as Bajans, are both welcoming and friendly.

With a climate that varies little throughout the year, thanks in part to the cooling trade winds, the exotic island of Barbados with its white, palm fringed beaches, old plantation houses, botanical gardens and relatively unspoiled interior is one of the jewels of the Caribbean.

You’ll enjoy relaxed walks exploring villages, walking the rugged coastline and golden beaches in the north and east of the island and in the central highlands, with its rolling hills and gullies, you’ll also find fascinating flora and fauna. Remember to keep an eye open for the green monkeys and migratory birds.

Heritage visits include walking tours, the islands lively capital, Bridgetown and the Garrison area with its fascinating fort. On other days you spend your time visiting old plantation houses, sugar mills and the Botanical Gardens for which Barbados is famous.

Being an ex British colony, gaining republic status and severing ties with the British crown in 2021, much of the island’s heritage is inherited from colonial times. You’ll discover how the parishes, place names as well as forts and grand houses all have a very familiar feel. The holiday is based at a small, beach-side hotel complex at Worthing, on the south west coast of the island, with its own pool and large terrace for sun-downers.

Currently all travellers need to complete online Immigration and Customs forms found at https://travelform.gov.bb/ 72 hours prior to arrival. It may be possible to complete the form on arrival in Barbados but we strongly recommend the form is completed before you depart.

  • Return flights from London to Bridgetown
  • Airport transfers
  • En suite accommodation with breakfasts taken at the hotels
  • Seven dinners taken at the hotel and local restaurants
  • All entrance fees
  • All local transport costs.
  • A local guide to take us along the Arbib Trail
  • A 'Water to Go' filter bottle posted to you before departure
  • The services of a Discover Tour Leader
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Barbados

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

You fly from London to Bridgetown, Barbados. On arrival, transfer by road to the Blue Orchids Beach Hotel/Coral Mist Beach Hotel in Worthing.


Transfer Time = 30m

Day 2

Exploring Bridgetown

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

The holiday begins with an exploration of the island's capital of Bridgetown, seeing the fine cathedral, synagogue and St Marys Church. 

Day 3

Exploring the East Coast of the Island

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

Explore the East Coast today, including Bathsheba, one of the oldest settlements of the island and Andromeda Botanical Gardens - claimed to be the finest in the Caribbean. 

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    100m

Day 4

Heritage Day

Meals

Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation

Heritage Day - Today you visit Sunbury Plantation house and gardens, which has been restored with original furnishings. A snack lunch is included at Sunbury before a visit a rum distillery with time for a tasting!

Day 5

Exploring the West Coast of the Island

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    50m

We head up to Speightstown today to discover the West Coast with a walk on the Arbib Trail with a local guide, who will give you a good insight into island life. This afternoon you may wish to take an optional glass bottom boat trip to view the coral reefs and turtles or a visit to the Folkestone Marine Museum. 

Day 6

Gardens & Gullies

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

Gardens & Gullies - In the Central Highlands you'll visit the Flower Forest Botanical Gardens and take a walk in Welchman Hall Gully. Tonight you'll enjoy the Manager's Cocktail evening at the hotel.

Day 7

North Central

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

North Central - A visit to St Nicholas Abbey, one of the oldest Plantation Houses on the island, possibly seeing sugar cane crushing before enjoying a lovely walk via Cherry Tree Hill to the Morgan Lewis Windmill. You also visit Farley Hill National Park, which offers some of the best views on the island.


Day 8

Garrison Day

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

Garrison Day – a walking tour of the former garrison area including Military Cemetery, St Anne's Fort and the excellent Museum of Barbados History which is housed in a former prison. The afternoon is at leisure and tonight you can experience the Oistin's Friday Fish Night!

Day 9

North Coast

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2-3 hours

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

North Coast - You'll enjoy a walk on the North Coast today from North Point to Cove Bay and include a visit to Hunte's Gardens, a delightful garden that will please even the most keen gardeners and enthusiasts!

Day 10

Final day

Meals

Breakfast

A relaxed morning before the transfer in the late afternoon to Bridgetown Airport for our return flight to London.

Day 11

Travel / Arrive UK

Arrive London

Departure dates for your selected tour

15th Nov 2024 - 25th Nov 2024 (10 Nights)

17th Jan 2025 - 27th Jan 2025 (10 Nights)

31st Jan 2025 - 10th Feb 2025 (10 Nights)

21st Feb 2025 - 3rd Mar 2025 (10 Nights)

14th Nov 2025 - 24th Nov 2025 (10 Nights)

23rd Dec 2025 - 2nd Jan 2026 (10 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Flights: London-Bridgetown, British Airways.
  • Arrival transfer by road (c30mins).
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.
  • For these holidays we do not offer regional flights with airport to hotel transfers but there is a wide choice of regional flights operating from the UK which you may choose to book independently. We can offer lots of advice regarding easy transport options to/from your resort.
  • We can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Barbados

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

You fly from London to Bridgetown, Barbados. On arrival, transfer by road to the Blue Orchids Beach Hotel/Coral Mist Beach Hotel in Worthing.


Transfer Time = 30m

Day 2

Exploring Bridgetown

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

Exploration of Bridgetown seeing the fine cathedral, synagogue and St Marys Church. Tonight we experience the Oistin's Fish Night!


Day 3

Exploring the North Coast of the Island

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2-3 hours

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    negligiblem

North Coast - You enjoy a walk on the North Coast today from North Point to Cove Bay and include a visit to Hunte's Gardens, a delightful garden that will please even the most keen gardeners and enthusiasts! 


Day 4

Exploring the West Coast of the Island

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    50m

We head up to Speightstown today to discover the West Coast with a walk on the Arbib Trail with a local guide, who will give us a good insight into island life. This afternoon you may wish to take an optional glass bottom boat trip to view the coral reefs and turtles or a visit to the Folkestone Marine Museum. 


Day 5

Gardens & Gullies

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

Gardens & Gullies - In the Central Highlands we'll visit the Flower Forest Botanical Gardens and take a walk in Welchman Hall Gully. 


Day 6

Heritage Day

Meals

Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation

Heritage Day - Today you visit Sunbury Plantation house and gardens, which has been restored with original furnishings. A snack lunch is included at Sunbury before we visit a rum distillery with time for a tasting!


Day 7

Exploring the East Coast of the Island

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

Explore the East Coast including Bathsheba, one of the oldest settlements of the island and Andromeda Botanical Gardens - claimed to be the finest in the Caribbean. Tonight you'll enjoy the Manager's Cocktail reception at the hotel before dinner.


  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    100m

Day 8

Exploring the North Central are of the Island

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

North Central - A visit to St Nicholas Abbey, one of the oldest Plantation Houses on the island, gives the opportunity to see sugar cane crushing before enjoying a lovely walk via Cherry Tree Hill to the Morgan Lewis Windmill. You also visit Farley Hill National Park, which offers some of the best views on the island.


Day 9

Garrison Day

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

Garrison Day – a walking tour of the former garrison area including Military Cemetery, St Anne's Fort and the excellent Museum of Barbados History which is housed in a former prison. 


Day 10

Final day

Meals

Breakfast

A relaxed morning before the transfer in the late afternoon to Bridgetown Airport for our return flight to London.


Day 11

Travel / Arrive UK

Arrive London

Departure dates for your selected tour

23rd Dec 2024 - 2nd Jan 2025 (10 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Flights: London-Bridgetown, British Airways.
  • Arrival transfer by road (c30mins).
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.
  • For these holidays we do not offer regional flights with airport to hotel transfers but there is a wide choice of regional flights operating from the UK which you may choose to book independently. We can offer lots of advice regarding easy transport options to/from your resort.
  • We can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Blue Orchids/Coral Mist Beach Hotel

We stay at the beachside Blue Orchids Hotel and its sister property, the Coral Mist Hotel. located on Worthing Beach, in the south of the island, with easy access to Bridgetown and St Lawrence Gap. The two hotels are adjacent to one another and our party may be split between the two. Both hotels enjoy  panoramic views over the Atlantic and are only metres away from the white sandy beach. There is an outdoor pool freshwater swimming pool with terrace and lounge area, Fitness centre, and an ocean front restaurant and bar for Caribbean food and cocktails. All rooms include ensuite facilities and have:

- Balcony

- Fully equipped kitchenette

- TV

- Telephone

- Air conditioning

- Hair dryer

- Coffee maker


Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

A laid back walking holiday would be the only natural selection for Barbados, where taking time in the day to see the sights and enjoy a local rum punch is as important as putting one foot in front of the other. 

Our Grade 3 suits this country perfectly with beach side walks, town exploration and garden visits mean a couple of hours walking and a lovely balance of time to relax and explore further in your own time each afternoon. After all this is the Caribbean! 

Walks average 2 – 4hrs with very minimal ascent/descent. The maximum altitude we reach on this holiday is 200m.

Walks & Excursions

Much of the walking on this holiday is done on good trails and paths, however, some can be rough and stony underfoot, particularly along coral cliffs. The Barbados National Trust does make a charge for maintenance for some of the trails that we may use. The cost is included in your holiday price but if you are a member of the National Trust in the UK, we ask that you bring your membership card with you. There will be some free time during the holiday and your leader will discuss this with you. 

Local transport costs and entrance fees, in order to complete the outlined walking programme, are included in the holiday price. Many of our visits including the botanical gardens, plantation houses, distillery and abbeys include local, knowledgeable guides. Any optional excursions taken will be at additional cost. The glass-bottom boat trip for example currently costs approx B$70 per person plus transport.

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity programme for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Currency in Barbados

Barbados Dollar (BBD). US Dollars are also widely accepted. Credit cards are widely accepted in shops and restaurants and there are ATM facilities available throughout the main centres on the island.

Tipping

In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organized they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organized group program, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Your Travel Details

Flights are from London to Bridgetown Barbados and return with British Airways.

The transfer from the airport to the hotel is by road and takes approximately 30 minutes.

Please note that airlines now require your passport details prior to check in. This is to comply with entry requirements to Barbados.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passports and Visas

Passport Information for Barbados

A passport is required for travel to Barbados which should be valid for the duration of your stay. It is always sensible however to have a short period of extra validity on your passport in case of any unforeseen delays to your departure. UK citizens do not require a visa to enter Barbados for stays up to six months.

Currently all travellers need to complete online Immigration and Customs forms found at https://travelform.gov.bb/ 72 hours prior to arrival. 

Meals

All breakfasts and seven dinners are provided on this holiday. Dinner is at the hotel on the first night and your leader will advise you which other nights the dinners will be arranged and which nights you are free to make your own dinner arrangements. There are many restaurants to choose from close to the hotel and in nearby St Lawrence Gap, which offer a wide choice of cuisine.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Good quality waterproof walking shoes or trail shoes with a thick, moulded sole with a good tread and a low heel are likely to be all that is required for these holidays. If you are a frequent walker and are comfortable in good quality hiking sandals, these may be adequate for some walks. You can wear lightweight walking boots if you prefer.

Snorkelling Equipment

This holiday will give the chance to relax and have free time at the beach so please feel free to bring snorkelling equipment.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Barbados

Electricity in Barbados is supplied at 110 Volts at 60Hz. You will need a two pin North America style adaptor with flat pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWW15 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

Suggested Reading:

•  Barbados Insight Guide: In Sight Guides – APA Publications

•  Barbados AA Spiral Guide – AA Publishing

• The Rough Guide to Barbados – Rough Guides


Websites

Barbados Tourism Authority                     www.visitbarbados.org

Barbados Tourism Encyclopaedia              www.barbados.org

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for Barbados

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Barbados.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK.

You might like to consider immunisations against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Hepatitis B.

Dengue fever and Zika virus and Chikungunya virus also exist in Barbados; please take normal precautions against mosquito bites. Seek pre-travel Zika virus advice from your health care provider 6-8 weeks in advance of travel, particularly important if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.

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Barbados

  • Capital

    Bridgetown

  • Currency

    Barbadian Dollar

  • Language

    English

  • Time Difference

    UTC -04:00

  • Flight duration

    9hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 72mm

  • February

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 47mm

  • March

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 34mm

  • April

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 53mm

  • May

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 67mm

  • June

    28°C

    Avg. Rain: 99mm

  • July

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 130mm

  • August

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 153mm

  • September

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 166mm

  • October

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 178mm

  • November

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 163mm

  • December

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 107mm

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