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Diamond Valley, Caribbean
Barbados Small-Group or Private Garden & Wildlife Half-Day Tour

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Port pickup and drop-off
Friendly, knowledgeable & licensed tour guide
Beverages
Bottled water
Entrance fees to Huntes Gardens Included.
Entrance Fees to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve Included
View the feeding of the animals at the Wildlife Reserve the best time to view the monkeys at play
Small group tour with a maximum of 8 persons unless you book a group.
Visit the coastal town of Bathsheba and view the mushroom rocks
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Please be on time for your pick up When you disembark the cruise ship you will make your way through the cruise terminal. Please follow the green line on the ground to the general exit. At the general exit you will make a left turn making your way to the departure area for all tours. The first area is for the large busses. Your pick up will be directly behind that at the independent operator dispatch gates to meet your tour guide. HOTELS Please note the pick up time for the hotels below. If your hotel is not listed please contact us The times are AM in the morning Inchcape Seaside Villas 8:00 Tropical Winds Apartment Hotel 8:00 The Crane Resort, Barbados 8:00 Hilton Grand Vacations at The Crane 8:10 Shonlan Inn and Apartments 8:20 Coverley 8:20 Gemini House Bed & Breakfast 8:30 Ocean Spray Beach Apartments 8:30 Hidden Gem Barbados 8:30 Silver Point Hotel 8:30 Little Arches Boutique Hotel 8:35 The Abidah By Accra 8:35 ZenBreak - Maloney Drive 8:35 Golden Sands Hotel 8:15 Maxwell Beach Villas 8:15 Maxwell Beach Apartments 8:15 Butterfly Beach Hotel 8:15 Sea Breeze Beach House 8:15 Sunbay Hotel 8:15 Barbados Beach Club 8:15 Bougainvillea Barbados 8:15 Ocean 1 8:15 Frontline Apartments Barbados 8:15 Sandals Royal Barbados 8:15 Maxwell Del Mar Hotel 8:15 Sandals Barbados 8:20 Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels 8:20 Ocean 15 Hotel 8:20 Meridian Inn 8:20 Dover Beach Hotel 8:20 Melbourne Inn 8:20 Ocean Two Resort 8:20 White Sands Beach Condos 8:20 Monteray Family Hotel 8:20 Time Out Hotel 8:25 El Retreat Guest House 8:25 Maresol Beach Apartments 8:25 Saphire Beach 8:25 Choj Rentals Sun Island Apartments 8:25 Divi Southwinds Beach Resort 8:25 Yellow Bird Hotel 8:30 South Gap Hotel 8:30 Mirabelle Apartment Hotel 8:30 Rostrevor Hotel 8:30 Little Bay Hotel 8:30 Southern Palms Beach Club 8:30 Rio Guesthouse 8:30 Harlem B & B 8:30 Infinity On The Beach Hotel 8:30 David's place 8:35 Palm Garden Hotel 8:45 Melrose Beach Apartments 8:45 The Sands Barbados 8:45 Coral Sands Beach Resort 8:45 Worthing Court Apartment Hotel 8:45 Beach Vue Barbados 8:40 Blue Orchids Beach Hotel 8:40 Coral Mist Beach Hotel 8:40 Southern Surf Beach Apartments 8:40 Blue Horizon Hotel 8:35 Mistle Cove Condos 8:35 Pirate's Inn 8:35 South Beach Hotel 8:35 Accra Beach Hotel & Spa 8:30 Regency Cove Hotel 8:30 The Soco Hotel 8:30 Hotel PomMarine 8:30 Coconut Court Beach Hotel 8:30 Courtyard by Marriott 8:20 Charming Old World Apartment 8:20 Sugar Bay Barbados 8:20 Savannah Beach Hotel 8:20 Island Inn Hotel 8:15 Radisson Aquatica Resort 8:15 Hilton Barbados Resort 8:15 Rydal Waters Beach Apartments 8:10 Believe Caribbean Apartment 8:00 Sweetfield Manor Boutique Hotel 8:00 Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa 8:00 Little Good Harbour 8:00 Port Ferdinand 8:00 Port St. Charles 8:00 Sunset Sands Apartments 8:00 Cobblers Cove Hotel 8:10 Saint Peter's Bay Resort 8:10 One Battaleys Mews 8:10 Cassandra 2 Beach Apartments 8:10 Legend Garden Condos 8:10 Lantana Resort 8:10 Lone Star Boutique Hotel 8:15 Fairmont Royal Pavilion 8:15 Glitter Bay Suites 8:15 Royal Westmoreland 8:15 Colony Club by Elegant Hotels 8:20 Coral Reef Club 8:20 Starfish Discovery Bay 8:20 The Sandpiper 8:20 Settlers Beach Villa Hotel 8:20 Mango Bay Hotel 8:20 Tropical Sunset 8:20 Golden View Condominiums 8:25 All Seasons Resort Europa 8:25 The Palms Resort 8:25 Halcyon Palm 8:25 Travellers Palm 8:25 Divi Heritage Beach Resort 8:25 The Club, Barbados Resort 8:25 Sandy Lane 8:25 Treasure Beach 8:30 Tamarind By Elegant Hotels 8:30 The House by Elegant Hotels 8:30 Waterside - 8:30 Beach View 8:30 Angler Apartments 8:35 Crystal Cove By Elegant Hotels 8:40 Waves Hotel & Spa 8:40 Little Paradise 8:45 Melbourne Apartments 8:45 Paradise Villas 8:45
Meet your guide and a small group on arrival at Barbados cruise ship port, then soak up the scenery as you climb into the central highlands.

The first stop of the day is Harrison's Cave, a magnificent underground cavern formed out of crystallized limestone. Ride the purpose-built tramway through the caves, passing cascading waterfalls, emerald-green lagoons, and a dramatic array of stalagmites and stalactites.

Back above ground, choose to visit one of the island’s most impressive botanical gardens – either stroll through lush rain forest at the Hunte's Gardens, or explore the Flower Forest, filled with tropical plants and flowers. You can’t tour Barbados without visiting the beach, so the next stop will be Bathsheba beach, a tranquil sandy beach fringed with palm trees and renowned for its surf.

After re-fuelling with a tasty Caribbean-style lunch (included) at a local restaurant, continue to the final stop of the day – the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. Spend time admiring the exotic wildlife, including parrots, flamingos, iguanas, and turtles, and don’t miss the adorable Green Monkeys.

Your tour ends with drop-off at the port in time for your cruise departure.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Glory Tours & Beautiful Barbados Tours & Excursions Ltd
Tour Operator
Stop At:  
Hunte's Gardens
Hunte's Garden is a picturesque and path offers many surprises, thanks to the superbly created series of mini-gardens embedded within the main large unit, combining vibrant colours and textures of rare exotic plants to offer the visitor a most uplifting and fulfilling experience. The owner and creator of this beauty, Anthony Hunte, is the heart and soul of this place. You may meet him in the garden or around his extraordinary house and you can be sure to be welcomed with fascinating & colorful stories. Be sure to have your camera ready, as birds and animals love to visit this garden too! Your exquisite experience is gloriously heightened by classical music subtly wafting in the air, adding an extra layer of delight to an amazing ambiance. This magical garden has been featured in many Gardening publications and TV series.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bathsheba Beach
Bathsheba is located on the Eastern coastline of Barbados. It is said that this area was named after the wife of King David whose name was “Bathsheba”. Legend has it that she bathed in milk to keep her skin beautiful and soft, and the rolling surf waters of Bathsheba’s “Soup Bowl” resembled Bathsheba’s bath. The area is popular with surfers. It is a popular area for locals and visitors alike and is dotted with several seaside cottages.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Barbados Wildlife Reserve
The Barbados Wildlife Reserve lies in an enclosed area under a canopy of mahogany trees with winding red brick pathways beneath. If you look closely at the bricks, you can still see the stamps of the manufacturing companies. The bricks were brought to Barbados by ships, which used them as ballast. During the 17th and 18th centuries, these red bricks were used to construct boiler furnaces in Barbados sugar factories. The large wheel in front of the snack bar was acquired from an old sugar factory and was once used to drive rollers for crushing the sugar cane. The most popular animal at the Reserve is The Barbados Green Monkey. The monkey has brown and grey thick fur that has yellow and olive green flecks in it as an adult. In some lights, the monkey can appear green. This is why they are called green monkeys. Barbados Green Monkeys generally live in groups of fifteen to twenty. Within a family group, males gain their dominance by their size, strength and their ability to fight. Females, however, get their rank by the size of their families. Most infants are born during April and May.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • This tour is suitable for cruises arriving by 8:00am and departing by 5:00pm or later
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • On our small group tours we require a minimum number of 4 persons to conduct the tour. If the minimum number has not been met we will contact you 48 hours before the time of your tour with a option to reschedule, cancel or continue your tour as planned by paying a service charge on the day which will be US$15 per person
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Beautiful (Barbados) Tours and Excursions Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Barbados Small-Group or Private Garden & Wildlife Half-Day Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Barbados Small-Group or Private Garden & Wildlife Half-Day Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Barbados Small-Group or Private Garden & Wildlife Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Barbados Small-Group or Private Garden & Wildlife Half-Day Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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star-5
Superb tour
Graham_A
, Apr 2022
We had an amazing tour with our guide 'Sunshine'. She was an excellent guide, gave us lots of information and was quite happy to answer questions. We thoroughly enjoyed both stops and had plenty of time at each. Thank you Sunshine
star-3
More was expected - As per description on Viator
MarieEve_N
, Apr 2022
Great tour, although we thought, as per the description on this app, that more was included. The description here talks about visiting Harrison’s Cave, and a lunch, but we didn’t get to do any of that. This is why we’re only giving this tour 3 stars. Although we enjoyed what we did, we were expecting more. Between your hotel and the two spots you will visit, expect to be in the car a lot. Our guide, Winston, was amazing and made the drive enjoyable as he would make conversation with us and answer any and all questions we had about the island. He was very knowledgeable. You also get to see most of the island from the car obviously, which was nice. First, we visited Hunte’s Gardens. It’s the most beautiful botanical garden I’ve been to. It’s filled with well maintained tropical plants and flowers. They will give you a pamphlet which will give you information about the plants and animals that you will get to see. The owner takes great pride in this garden which he built and maintains himself. After your visit, be sure to visit his house. He will be sure to greet you with a smile and answer all your questions about the garden. There is also a gift shop on site where you will find Mr. Hunte’s own blend of Rhum! It’s definitely worth a try, it was so good that we bought a bottle. They take USD and local currency. We had an hour to visit the gardens, which was just enough to see everything. I definitely will be back one day and stay longer as there were many spots to sit down and enjoy nature, to the sound of spa like music, but we didn’t have the time to sit. Our second and last stop was the Barbados Animal Reserve. We also had one hour to visit this attraction, which was a bit tight. We arrived around 11 AM which is the time they feed the green monkeys. It was very nice to get to see the monkeys so close and in their natural habitat. We do not get to touch the monkeys. After about 25 minutes we proceeded to our visit of the rest of the Reserve. In that section, you will find a pathway which you follow in a forest. You will get to see turtles, deers, chickens, and birds. There is a building where you will find reptiles and fishes. It’s my understanding that there was more to see, including some type of cave, but we were too short on time for that. At the end there is a bar where you get to choose water or soft drinks. These were included in the price of the tour. Overall we enjoyed our day. We’re just disappointed that more was promised that we didn’t get to do.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for your review however this tour does not include the Cave. It is a Garden and Wildlife Tour
star-5
LOVE BARBADOS
RONALD_M
, Jan 2022
Hunts Place and drinking on the Veranda was amazing, The wild life sanctuary was really fun, I had great photos but could not download them. The opportunities for great photos was appreciated especially on the coast. Our guide was really great and personable
star-5
Monkeys!
Patricia_S
, Aug 2021
We were lucky enough to end up with a private tour. Our guide Charles was very helpful and full of interesting facts. Hunte's Garden is beautiful and Anthony Hunte an excellent host. My highlight was seeing the monkey troop.
star-5
Really good trip. Caves first which...
Bev_hansford
, Jul 2018
Really good trip. Caves first which are amazing followed by lunch. Onto see the monkey, so different than what I expected. I have never seen so many tortoises and monkeys together. You can really get up personal with them all. Well worth a visit
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We loved this tour....especially...
Marj_S
, Feb 2018
We loved this tour....especially seeing Harrison's Cave. We have toured many caves but never by tram before. The botanic garden was lovely. The monkey sanctuary was entertaining and we saw other animals as well. The lunch at the seaside restaurant was delicious! We highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Harrison Cave alone was worth the...
Stephen S
, Jan 2018
Harrison Cave alone was worth the price. Coupling that tour with the forest garden, Basheba Beach, lunch on the beach, and visit to the animal rescue center made for an exhilarating day. Our tour guide was personable and friendly, as are all people of Barbados. The small group also made the trip more enjoyable.
star-5
We had a great view of the island...
JosephR_P
, Jul 2016
We had a great view of the island, thanks Glory Tours and our guide Calvin. Stops at Harrison Cave about 1.5 hrs., Bathsheba 1hrs, Morgan Lewis Windmill few minutes, Natural Wonders Reserve 1hr, and Wildlife Reserve 1hr. He took the time to talk and point out areas of interest. We enjoyed time at each stop without feeling rushed at all. And enjoyed a fabulous lunch provided. Everything was perfect and enjoyable, Worth every minute. If you like a lot scenery, a little history, and great interactive fun try Glory Tours. Don't forget to try the punch.
star-5
Loved Lisa our guide. We didn't have...
Marilyn S
, Jan 2015
Loved Lisa our guide. We didn't have to wait for everyone from the ship. Walked out of the port met Lisa and we where off. Only 4 of us so very one on one not half the ship. Nice lunch. Very good
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We loved the excursion There...
John K
, Dec 2014
We loved the excursion There were only four of us and everything was precise. Our guide was excellent. Lunch was also plentiful and good. I would have liked more choices on different islands and the Amazon that we could have used. We used your service. In Europe and were more than pleased also
star-5
Really enjoyed this tour and Harrison's...
PATRICIA P
, Jul 2014
Really enjoyed this tour and Harrison's Cave was amazing.
star-5
Really enjoyed our tour here. Our...
Marian A
, Jul 2014
Really enjoyed our tour here. Our first stop was at Harrison's Cave, This was amazing. The guides made sure that no matter where you were seated you got to see and take pictures of everything. Our second stop was at the Flower Forest. This was a self-guided tour. Our guide gave us a card with the pictures of the flowers and we toured the area at our own pace. Since we are from Florida, we knew many of the plants and trees we saw but still very much enjoyed this stop. Our final stop was at the Wildlife Reserve. We arrived just in time to see the monkeys, red deer, and turtles during feeding time. I would recommend this tour.
star-5
The caves were gorgeous and we loved...
Dianne K
, Jul 2014
The caves were gorgeous and we loved the wildlife at the reserve. It is a must see on Barbados.
star-5
Great tour, wonderful guide(Chris...
Lisa S
, May 2014
Great tour, wonderful guide(Chris). The views were beautiful and we got to experience some of the Barbados culture first hand.
star-4
Our guide, Calvin, was extremely...
David P
, Feb 2014
Our guide, Calvin, was extremely gracious. We enjoyed visiting the pottery factory. We bought two items there. We also enjoyed Flower Forest. We wish we could have spent more time there to really take in everything. More time at Flower Forest and less time at the Wildlife Refuge would have been better. There was some wasted time getting onto the tram at Harrison Caves. We were held up waiting for another group to arrive. I don't think there is too much that Calvin could have done about it, though. One more thing I would like to point out is that one may think that they are going to go to Orchid World on this tour. Instead, they automatically take you to Flower Forest unless you arrange ahead of time to go to Orchid World. The lunch stop was good and I am glad that Calvin placed our orders ahead of time so as not to waste precious time at the restaurant. I also wish we could have had some kind of orientation about the Wildlife Refuge. I didn't know about the back area of the Refuge with the aviary and flowers until about 10 minutes before we had too leave. This tour could have lasted another 30 minutes and we still would have made it back to the cruise ship on time.
star-4
This tour was excellent! The tour...
Racfae
, Aug 2013
This tour was excellent! The tour leader Liza gave us very interesting information..unfortunately we didn't see the monekeys..Although there are thousands of them on the island!harrison cave was amazing but the tram we were on during the decent to the cave was a bit fast to be able to take decent photos...on the whole it was worth it!
star-4
Trip was great. Our tour guide was...
Phyllis H
, Apr 2013
Trip was great. Our tour guide was interesting. Harrison caves were splendid.
star-5
Our guide was outstanding which...
Larry
, Mar 2013
Our guide was outstanding which helped to make a great excursion even better. We enjoyed all three major stops plus the wealth of information our guide provided along the way. We highly recommend this tour and were very glad we booked this multi stop excursion instead of the single stop cave tour offered on our cruise ship.
star-5
The tour was GREAT! Harrison's Cave...
gwpicoult
, Feb 2013
The tour was GREAT! Harrison's Cave and the Wildlife Reserve exceeded our expectations. We did not expect the animals roaming freely in the reserve. The guide was wonderful but overloaded. He was trying to satisfy 2 tour groups at the same time, which meant a lot of back and forth to see all sights.
star-5
I was impressed with our tour...
LaVonne R
, Jun 2011
I was impressed with our tour. Everyone was super that we worked with and it was a tour that I would recommend to anyone.

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