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Asa Wright Nature Centre

Address: Arima, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad
Phone Number: 868 667 4655
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Asa Wright Nature Center Guided Tour from Port of...
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Ranked #5 of 48 Attractions in Trinidad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage, Birdwatching
Owner description: This small resort, buried among mountains deep in the Trinidad rain...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage, Birdwatching
Owner description: 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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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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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
13 attraction reviews
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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Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I read lots of reviews before I decided to go here and delighted I did make the journey. From where I live it took 1hr 30 minutes to get there and lots of people are right the road is terrible but I felt like I was on an adventure, also because your going so slow if you are a passenger... More 

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Firstly the important things Met at the airport by Sharron the driver - yes the road is in a poor repairs state, but it is under repair though that might take some time. The views up and down the road are stunning and any of the drivers will give you a ppotted history of the estate Asa Wright philosophy is... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The road up to the nature center was very windy and narrow, and actually quite dangerous. The park was nice, but there really weren't many birds there. They all just "happened to be sleeping" or in hiding somewhere. I did get to see some very, very interesting ants and termites. Oh wait; ants and termites aren't interesting. I mean, there... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

With the help of their expert and helpful guides, we found more than 180 species of birds in six days around the lodge and on trips to other Trinidad hot spots. Highlights included hummingbirds (especially the rare coquette), toucans, potoos, and thousands of scarlet ibises coming in to roost. Night walks revealed interesting creepy-crawlies but no snakes -- though we... More 

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Chaguanas, Trinidad
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The road to reach there is very winding but also quite picturesque. You can see the lush mountains and also get a first-hand view of the christophene fields. The centre itself offers a great view of hummingbirds and other types of birds and agouties roam around freely. The nature hike was also quite informative. To top off the day a... More 

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Massachusetts
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Asa Wright nature center is a wonderful birds sanctuary. The guides are knowledgable, accommodating with history, welcoming to the birds kingdom. Even if you're not a bird watcher, it's an amazing place to visit. Just be aware of the horrible, unkept and narrow road leading to the center, pot hole on the pot hole, like a moon holes! Be very... More 

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81 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I didn't plan this trip. This was my mom's idea of a fun family trip. It's a reserve...birds, nature, the works. Our tour guide was pretty interested in her job, but there really wasn't much to see. I probably saw more termite nests on this trip than I will ever see in my entire lifetime. I'm told they taste like... More 

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