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Caroni Lagoon National Park

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Address: Trinidad
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: This new national park was recently commissioned to help preserve...
This new national park was recently commissioned to help preserve Trinidad's wildlife.
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An experience!

If you want to see the Scarlet Ibis come in to roost, then this is the place to go! The boatman was very knowledgeable pointing out snakes, bats, crabs, osprey and an amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you want to see the Scarlet Ibis come in to roost, then this is the place to go! The boatman was very knowledgeable pointing out snakes, bats, crabs, osprey and an amazing amount of other birds! Take a bottle of wine to drink while you watch the Ibis arrive, you'll see twice the amount!

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent trip throught the Caroni Swamp. The spectacle of the Scarlet Ibis is one of the most beautiful sights ever, Definitely worth the trip.

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Oslo, Norway
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171 reviews 171 reviews
113 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

To explore an eco system by travelling through it on boat gives you an amazing insight and flavour of life in a mangrove swamp. I could see this could get a tad busy but lots of unused boats when we have been here. Well worth the trip

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Winnipeg, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The highlight of any birding trip to the Caribbean is a late afternoon boat trip through this mangrove swamp. On the way to the ibis roosting island our guides pointed out caiman, a tree boa, a porcupine, and other marsh denizens. But to experience the return of thousands of scarlet ibises, plus hundreds of white egrets and blue herons to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

1) Wear bug spray...you don't want to get that funky Carribean disease from mosquitos 2) Wear pants. Don't be the guy wearing shorts and getting bit from mosquitos. 3) Did you follow step 1? In that case the trip will be fun! Highlights: 1) 1 dead iguana floating in the water 2) 1 snake curled up in a tree 3)... More 

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london
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The boat trip into the swamps was interesting but the hilight is at the end with the streams of birds approaching high overhead from far away in the distance before swooping down to their island roosting spots - totally awsome!

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Caribbean
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We made it just in time for the 4pm boat trip to see the Scarlet Ibis (Trinidad's National bird). Minutes into the boat ride our guide stopped to explain the difference between the 4 types of mangrove (red, brown, white & mushroom). A short distance further along he spotted an alligator lurking at the edge of the river course. We... More 

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Trinidad
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The history and the lecture about this sanctuary for birds is interesting.What a sight to behold when all the Scarlrt ibis comes in at sunset and fills a tree with a bright pink.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Hopped into the boat with about twenty other passengers and headed into the swamp with our worthy guide. There actually was not very much fauna to see but much flora. We were shown some tiny crabs which we were told make for some good eating by the birds. We saw a snake coiled up on a tree above us which... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

loved every bit of the Trip the guide Sean knew his stuff and he had an eye for things that most of us missed on the boat ride into the swamp. we got to see snakes ant eaters and various birds that would have missed us if our guide did not know what to look for. the highlight of the... More 

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