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“Beautiful walk”

Footsteps Rainforest Hiking Tours
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Sassa is an amazing guide for the walk up signal hill via the historic dam- he knows so much about history and wildlife. Paths are good but steep in places. Views from the top are 360 and give you a birds eye view of the island.

Thank Korkykate
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We arrived by taxi to a beautiful house with a colorful happy art gallery in the back garden. Our guide and his college student daughter ( home for Christmas vacation) introduced themselves, got us some walking sticks and guided us up the steep Signal Hill. Stopping along the way to show us trees, tell us stories and give us the history of the water pump and dam. We saw kapok trees, cocoa pods, inhaled the earthy, musty scent of the rain forest. It is a strenuous walk but they were patient and kind for those who could not keep the pace. We stopped at a lookout with a beautiful view of Cairo Harbor. We picked lemon grass and chewed it and chatted. The group proceeded up the hill for the final 360 view of the island. The hike down was slippery so be sure to have some shoes with great traction. Upon our return to the gallery we drank homemade lemonade made with lemons from their yard. Beautiful people with an obvious love for their home and caring for their environment.

Thank BrissleGirl66
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

It was our great pleasure to go on a hike with Dassa, an extremely knowledgeable and experienced guide. On the hike we got lessons in flora and fauna, dam building and water control, history, development, conservation, natural medicine, and politics. Hiking with Dassa is like hiking with a Jeopardy champion. Dassa calls himself Footsteps Rainforest Hiking Tours.

Thank TraReveler
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

We are a group of 18 Ramblers touring & walking on the Caribbean Islands. In Antigua we were lucky to have Dassa as our principal guide. He was ably assisted by 5 young adults that he is training as guides. A couple of whom were particularly knowledgeable about the water system & proposed development plans.
The 3 hour walk took us to Signal Hill & the superb 360 degree view of the island. The guides explained the flora & fauna.
The walk started & finished at Dassa's lovely house & art studio run by his wife. We were able to use a table in his garden for our picnic lunch to round off a wonderful morning.

Thank englandcarole
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

We booked a 5-6 hour walk with Dassa through our hotel. We took a taxi from the hotel to the Studio Art Gallery, Fig Tree Drive. We had to be there for 8.30am. We chose our walking sticks, Dassa provided water and tangerine and then we set off with Dassa our guide and his young assistant Josiah, our first stop: Wallings Dam. Dassa told us the history of the dam and pointed out the different plants and trees throughout the hike. He is a fount of knowledge and explains how the plants can be used. I only wish I had had a notebook and taken more photos so I could remember more. Josiah picking up the soldier crabs is something I will remember. There were steepish sections but we knew we wanted to try to do a hike so had taken our proper walking shoes (not everyday) with us. These are essential for comfort and safety. There was just two of us on the walk and we had taken a picnic which we enjoyed when we arrived at Rendezvous Bay. Josiah lit a fire to ward of sandflies and Dassa showed us how the early settlers used dried cactus as flambards(torches) to light their way. We could have swum in the sea but had not taken swimming gear. Apparently there are occasions where for an extra charge he will provide food and cook it on the beach for lunch; that would have been a great experience. Dassa made sure that we were comfortable throughout the hike and checked if we wanted to take a break. It was an amazing day and from talking to him he can do different walks which are not apparent from the website so it's worth contacting him in advance. When we arrived back he picked two lemons and made fresh lemonade, which was delicious. Thank you for a brilliant day an experience to remember.
Do take time to look at (and purchase) the exhibitsin the gallery before or after your hike.

Thank CB42022
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