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Yerette

Valley View, Maracas, Trinidad
663-2623
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Maracas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Unique is an overused word but the experience that Theo and Gloria have created in their back garden is most certainly unique. Yerette - an Amerindian word for hummingbird - is an homage to the amazing little birds that come to the couple's garden by the thousand. Theo and Gloria are charming, entertaining and quirky hosts that transmit their enthusiasm... More

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Tacarigua, Saint George, Trinidad and Tobago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

To the Naturalist out there, if ever you want to digest the nature of Humming Birds right at your eyelids, your finger tips and the buzz at the tip your ear, I implore you, make a trip to the no. 1 place in the world, YERETTE, on the beautiful Birding Isle of Trinidad, where you will hear of the magnificent... More

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Brit Abroad
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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

In Theo's words, I am now an ambassador of the hummingbird! A lovely way to experience one of Trinidad's treasures. Theo and Gloria have really captured the spirit of these fascinating birds and turned their home into a must-see for anyone visiting Trinidad. I bought two of Theo's amazing photographs and am pleased I have a reminder of my very... More

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Tunapuna, Trinidad
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I've done the Caroni Swamp Tours, the Pitch Lake, Asa Wright ... and many many more attractions that would appeal to the naturalist in Trinidad. But Yerette was by far the most enjoyable, the one that haunted me with it's beauty long after I had left, and which I recommend to all tourists heading for Trinidad. Much of the appeal... More

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Surrey, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The experience of watching and photographing the huge number and variety of hummingbirds in the garden at Yerette is a great way to spend three hours. It's really just someone's private house, open for booked visits, where you can have a good home-cooked lunch on the terrace and learn al about the hummingbirds from the charming owner. Take lots of... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

if you like hummingbirds you cant miss this place hundreds upon hundreds of hummingbirds darting back and forth to the feeders you cant focus on just one because there is so many amazing little jewel of a place / light lunch is served along with tea /also a video of the different species of hummingbirds along with a great informative... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I wasn't keen on the idea when our guests booked it but once Theo and Gloria's welcome had put everyone at ease and the hummingbirds started to weave their magic I was hooked. What fascinating little birds - we all learnt an awful lot, the lunch was simple but very well prepared and tasty and Theo's incredible photographs had us... More

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Trinidad and Tobago
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Theo and Gloria truly make every guest feel welcome and at home. The learning experience on the amazing humming birds is priceless. Up close and personal is best way to describe the view of the birds whilst feeling the buzz of their wings and listening to their sweet chirping sounds. A true treasure for both locals and foreigners. One can... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Theo and Gloria have a piece of heaven up in the mountains of Trinidad in Maracas Valley where by invitation only they open their home to visitors from around the world to view their hummingbird sanctuary. Theo gives a lovely educational presentation on the hummingbirds of Trinidad, a slide show of his hummingbird photography, while Gloria treats guests to her... More

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Surrey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you want to get up close to hummingbirds, this is the place to go - quite simply, fantastic. Dozens of hummingbirds whizzing around you; very informative talk with stunning photos; lovely, relaxed tea on the veranda watching the birds. Go.

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