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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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Jackson with Alibaba Tours

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Bballbritt19
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Sweden
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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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
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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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