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Caroni Bird Sanctuary

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Address: Butler Highway, Caroni, Trinidad
Phone Number: 18684694076
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching

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Seeing the scarlet ibis flying in at sunset is one of the most remarkable sights. Mosquitoes were a bit of a problem. In spite of that , the scenery as you travel along the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Seeing the scarlet ibis flying in at sunset is one of the most remarkable sights. Mosquitoes were a bit of a problem. In spite of that , the scenery as you travel along the Caroni swamp is one you will never forget.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Went on this tour with "Mandoo's Tours" was a bit more expensive than the other tours (TT90 approx £9) but definitely worth the money! Had the boat almost to ourselves, shown round by the lovely Darren who told us about all the local wildlife - hairy crabs, mangrove, blue heron and of course the scarlet ibis. Beautiful surroundings and so... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This was a lovely experience. Seeing the "4 eyed" fish was interesting since I've always heard of it. Lots of birds and bats. Spotted a cascabel snake overhead. The tower and interior ponds/lakes were really eye opening. Seeing this from a plane as it is on the flight path when arriving in Trinidad does not do it justice.

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Chaguanas, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The caroni bird sanctuary is one of the most attractive nature reserves in central Trinidad. Having the experience of sailing downstream. And seeing the many beautiful birds take the nesting. A must see if you ever visit Trinidad.

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Chaguanas, Trinidad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

this tour was great. we saw a variety of wildlife and mangrove. the tour guide however did not explain what we were seeing and as a result some of the group did not know what they were supposed to be looking for.

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Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A must see for everyone.the highlight was the natural nesting grounds for the Scalet Ibis.A sea of red at one point in time.Really a fantastic sight. The trip is about two hours so make sure and carry water,sunblock and a camera.the boat ride is very calm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Best place to see scarlet I ibis in large flocks. Other wild love includes silk ant eater, owls and humming birds

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Tabaquite, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Visited the Bird Sanctuary last Saturday with Kalpoo's Tours. The boat tour through the swamp was enchanting and exciting.The guide was knowledgeable and humorous, interacted well with both adults and children. He also allowed us a bit of fishing and made a nice big bowl of cucumber and apple chow for us! And the highlight of the evening was watching... More 

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great boat ride on the swamp with very knowledgeable guides and witnessing the Scarlet Ibis come in to roost is magical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I visited the swamp early last year with the excellent tour guide Ravi Kalpoo. You can view my YouTube video on the Kvtv channel http://youtu.be/q1qsiyJzkL8. I . I recommend this tour for couples especially those that want a peaceful outing. The best time to visit is in the evening when the Scarlet Ibis return to their nest. It's a beautiful... More 

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