If you’re anything of a wildlife lover, you’ll be in your element on this trip. First up is Fort James, a semi-ruined fort built by the Latvians who ruled the island in the 1600s. Check out the crumbled walls and cannons that still stand guard here over Great Courland Bay. Next up is the Mysterious Tombstone – the 18th century grave of a woman called Betty Stivens, whose epitaph has been baffling people for 230 years. After making your own guesses as to its meaning, it’s on to the highlight of your trip – the Tropical Garden and Nature Reserve. This little chunk of paradise centers on a bird feeding house. Watch in wonder as mobs of neon hummingbirds flit and flutter around the feeding stations. Woodpeckers, parakeets, antshrikes, jacamars and egrets make regular appearances, too, so keep a close lookout.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.