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Tobago Forest Reserve

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Address: 11. 280638, -60. 585973, Tobago
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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great place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This was my very first trip into a rain forest and it was amazing!!!! We were able to bird watch and the pace was however we wanted it to be. We came upon a troop of leaf cutter ants, have seen them on nature shows but to see it up close and in motion was one of the highlights for... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Take the longer hike option and rent the willies and a guide. you get so much more from the tour with a guide and they can tailor it to want you want. I have been there bird watching, romantic night time walk to a waterfall and to see fireflies hike with the kids. Not to many places on the planet... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A visit to here will convince you that have done tropical jungle and that it's worth saving. It is a good investment to take a guide. we ventured in once on our own and enjoyed the experience but we learnt so much more and saw so much more with a guide. We finished up at his place sitting on his... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Wonderful experience of walking, climbing and looking at so much beauty in Tobago's lovely rainforest with Harris McDonald - who was so knowledgeable - thank you!

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I was lucky enough to join a prebooked tour with Newton George. Those 4 hours were the highlight of my Oceania Cruses off ship experiences. I am an amateur bird watcher who was awed at Newton's spotting ability. His excitement at seeing his favorites was intoxicating. The 5 of us could not have been more pleased with our stimulating tour.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A highlite of our trip was a ride through the Tobago Forest Reserve. We hired a guide and a vehicle as the reserve itself is very large and you really need someone to show you around. The tree in the picture is the oldest one on the I sland and is growing so fast that it is trearing up the... More 

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Montreal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Would highly recommend him over any other guides if you are into birding. He is a pro! He spots birds in the trees while he is driving and stops. He makes sure everyone has taking photos and has seen the bird. Very patient.

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somerset
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Fantastic experience through the rainforest. Lots to see and hear. Darlington was fantastic, very knowledgeable. A wonderful morning experience.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

no fruit on trees thus there were no birds, we went during wrong season. but otherwise quite interesting

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