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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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A nature lovers Treat

Humid , tropical and filled with birds , insects and amphibians. Take a tour with one of the many knowledgeable local guides .

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Tunapuna, Trinidad
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Humid , tropical and filled with birds , insects and amphibians. Take a tour with one of the many knowledgeable local guides .

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Princes Town
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Enjoying driving between enless lush protected forest, animals and spectacular views. It's a long drive so there's lots to see and also saw people cycling which will also be an epic experience.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Cool experience to be walking in the rain forest, if you are lucky you will spot different kinds of birds and other animals. Personally I enjoyed the walk itself.

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trinidad
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A drive through the forest gives way to many species of plants and animals...there are a number of trails for hiking lovers! The best part was the spring water! so refreshing!

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Saint Francois, Guadeloupe
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We did the Gilpin trail from top of ridge to Bloody Bay. Unfortunately they were rebuilding the bay facility so we were not able to buy water or soft drinks halfway. Luckily there are a crowd of small shops up the road back to the ridge, so we had plenty to drink. We saw birds, iguana, squirrel and the whitetipped... More 

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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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