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Tobago Forest Reserve

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Address: 11. 280638, -60. 585973, Tobago
Phone Number: 868-759-2880
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Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Established in 1763 to combat European deforestation of the island, this...
Established in 1763 to combat European deforestation of the island, this was the Western Hemisphere's first forest reserve.
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Newton George tour of the Rainforest

On our second trip to Tobago we linked up again with Newton George for a tour of the rain forest (did this last time - 2011- and also Little Tobago with Newton). This place is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

On our second trip to Tobago we linked up again with Newton George for a tour of the rain forest (did this last time - 2011- and also Little Tobago with Newton). This place is pretty special. As Unesco says " The Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve is on record as the oldest legally protected forest reserve geared specifically towards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

First, I have to say the day was AMAZING! Having a great guide like Hans was definitely a bonus. Even though you probably don't need a guide for the Argyle Falls, it made sense for my friend & I since we did not have transportation & did not know Tobago very well. Hans was very knowledgable, kept us on our... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The rain forest is amazing, very hot and feels like you are really Dora the explorer. Have been twice just doesn't seem possible that so many trees, bird calls and plants can grow under the forest canopy. Loved the parrots!

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had a really great two days with Hans. He is very friendly and approachable, and went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed ourselves, even changing the itinerary of the tour to suit us. He is very knowledgeable about the island and its flora and fauna, and also about the island's history. We especially enjoyed the Highland... More 

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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went to Tobago for a wedding but had plenty of time to explore this special island. Our tour guide Darlington Chance took us on a day trip to go snorkeling, out for lunch, swimming in waterfalls and driving over the main ridge of course! Darlington knows everything and everyone in Tobago which made the experience very personal and rewarding.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were booked with Newton George through an agency , how lucky were we! Newton was a wealth of knowledge he knows exactly where the birds are onTobago. He is patient , complimentary about your attempts at photography and just the nicest person to go out with. Just don't bother with anyone else you will not be disappointed .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We did a short hike beginning at 7am with Alibaba Tours. The tour guide arrived on time and was incredibly professional. He was super knowledgeable about the rainforest and allowed the group to be inquisitive on their own. So many beautiful sights and sounds. This was a very relaxed hike. Not strenuous at all. We would recommend going early as... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Main Ridge Forest Reserve is a beautiful rain forest. My friend and I hiked Gilpin Trace with our guide, Fitzroy Quamina. We were staying at the Naturalist Beach Resort in Castara, and they arranged the tour for us. Fitzroy was friendly and knowledgeable about the local plants and wildlife and was able to pick us up and drop us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Early start, stopping off at various points for interesting birds. Peter took us into rainforest hired wellies needed,for a detailed 1.7k tour approx 4 hours. Other guides past us and we're on there way back before we got to the turn around at the golden water falls can't praise him enough for his knowledge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Peter Cox took the family for a 3 hour hike around the rainforest. He showed us plenty of birds, plants and other animals such as spiders and snakes. The track is quite muddy so wear proper shoes or boots. We managed to wear sneakers, but if it rains it will be worse. You may rent gum boots at the entrance... More 

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Address: Address: 11. 280638, -60. 585973, Tobago
Phone Number: 868-759-2880
Location: Caribbean  >  Trinidad and Tobago  >  Tobago

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