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Tobago Forest Reserve

11. 280638, -60. 585973, Tobago
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Ranked #2 of 63 Attractions in Tobago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Established in 1763 to combat European deforestation of the island, this was the Western Hemisphere's first forest reserve.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great experience - specially with local guide. Must visit while in tobago and fully enjoy the nature - flora and fauna. Better to go on your own and hire guide there.

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My wife and I were collected from our hotel at the crack of dawn by Newton in his own car and the three of us set off for an absolutely wonderful morning of walking and nature. Although the journey may have started quietly ( not helped by my over indulgence in rum punch the night before ) this guys happy... More

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Booked a bird watching trip in the forest with well known guide Newton George. He was great! Had binoculars for us - we are amateurs! And made sounds to call the birds. His knowledge is extensive and he also is quite famous in his field. If you are thinking about going here give him a call or email to arrange... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were taken through the ferrets reserve by an excellent and very knowledgable local tour guide, Darlington Chance. Darlington has been doing tours for over 10 years now and really knows his stuff. He gives a detailed explanation of all the flora and fauna and wildlife as you walk through this beautiful majestic area dripping with bright green and golden... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We booked to go here with Peter Cox who has his own websites. Laid back informative and simply a brilliant guy. He was attentive to our needs ( Yeah we are wrinklies but certainly adventurous). We saw fantastic birds/ whip scorpions/trapdoor spiders fauna and flora. The fresh mango was excellent and as long as you dowse yourself with mossie repellent... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We took a rain forest tour with Junior Thomas. It was enjoyable and informative, and Junior was very professional and friendly. Well worth taking a tour over just going on your own.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We visited the rain forest last year with Keltin who runs a sanctuary on the island for birds of prey and has among other birds a truly spectacular Eagle Owl called Lakshmi who lives in his house ! We went to the rain forest with him which is obviously more expensive than going as part of an organised official tour... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We hired Mr. Newton George, a local authority with an international ornithology reputation (and acknowledged in our Tobago & Trinidad birding book) to guide us through the Tobago Forest Reserve. It was an INCREDIBLE day and a wonderful experience for us and our small children. Armed with years of experience and outstanding equipment (including a scope on a tripod), Mr.... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

After some research on the Internet I decided to contact the recommended guide Peter Cox to enquire about a bird watching tour. He was quick to respond and suggested he could pick me up from our rented villa at 6am the following day. I was a bit reluctant to start so early, but decided to be brave. He arrived punctually... More

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Sussex, England
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Gilpin Trace is an easily accessible trail in the Forest Reserve. Guides are available - and even a chap who hires out gumboots - but it's easy to do it on your own if you prefer. The main reason for visiting will be for bird watching. Many interesting species are there including the collared trogon, blue backed mannekin, red-legged honeyeater,... More

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