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Asa Wright Nature Centre

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Address: Arima, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad
Phone Number: 868 667 4655
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage, Birdwatching
Description: This small resort, buried among mountains deep in the Trinidad rain...
This small resort, buried among mountains deep in the Trinidad rain forest, is famous for its amazing diversity in animal and plant species.
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Asa Wright Nature Center Guided Tour from Port of Spain

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Loving birds and Trinidad

I fell in love with birds in Trinidad and if you love birds, Asa Wright is a must see! It is a lovely old plantation building set in the rainforest with a stunning view of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Whorunewayz
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I fell in love with birds in Trinidad and if you love birds, Asa Wright is a must see! It is a lovely old plantation building set in the rainforest with a stunning view of the valley. Have you ever seen a Corn Bird nest hanging from a tree? I could sit on the porch allllll day everyday and just... More 

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you're any sort of Naturalist, you find this spot (1200 ft. up in the Arima Hills) to be very special. Day visitors are welcome for a small fee, and lunch is publicly available at around 1 p.m. Overnight/longer stays enjoy pre-breakfast nibbles and juice when they arise at 0520 hrs. to start observations. Breakfast is served at 8 a.m.... More 

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Trinidad
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Whenever we have visitors, Asa Wright Nature Centre is one of the places we have on the to see list. The guides on the walking tour are usually relatively knowledgeable, and the walking tour is not very strenuous, so children are not tired out by it.

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Trinidad
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

i visited with friends on several and staff was always friendly and helpful. They also proved knowledgeable on the wild life kept on the reserve

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Oslo, Norway
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a bird watching pilgrimage its a true adventure just to get here but my first bird here was a toucan. There are basic nature tours for day trippers sack this pay extra grab a local resident guide and feast on endemics. Oil birds are present but you must be resident three days for them to show you and... More 

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Trinidad and Tobago
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband and I did a day visit to this centre. We did the walking tour which lasted approximately 45 minutes. We saw only three birds and few plants. The tour guide was apparently a novice and she didn't really give us much information. Others in our group were also complaining about the lack of infornation oresented. By time the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

There is probably no better place to go bird watching than this renovated plantation house in the mountains of Trinidad. When I was there, about half Brits & half Americans with a smattering of other countries represented. The food is local & well prepared. The guides are superb & really know their stuff, as well as quite friendly. Be prepared... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Enchanting, if dificult drive up a narrow mountain road to a throwback plantation house complete with good parking (follow the signs, steep entrance) polished wood floors, jalousies and Morris chairs and Carib on the cool veranda overlooking the Arima valley, Caroni plains in the distance, hummingbirds flitting around and downstairs birds of all sorts, feeding on fruit. Occasional iguana seen.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We went to Asa Wright on a whim. Our plan to go to Tobago was cancelled and we were bummed, but we had one last day in Trinidad to make use of. Asa Wright was so freaking cool. Firstly, the drive there is ridiculous. Drive slowly and carefully. Once you pass Arima, you are immersed in mountains of the most... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This nature site is about an hour and a half drive from Port of Spain but is well worth a visit. I would recommend going for more than a day trip as there is much to see! The accommodation was fairly basic but reasonably comfortable. You book on full board basis as it isn't really possible to go elsewhere for... More 

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