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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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Take some water

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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Sweden
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The atmosphere and friendly staff (Allyson ). really can`t think of anything I disliked.Everyone I met showed me a sense of warmth and friendliness.

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

i loved this place got to swim and have a nice part of the day. there is a place to change and get a few things from to eat or drink. there is a small walk to get to the falls but not far and elderly people can get there also as i seen few do so. went with a... More 

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