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Caroni Bird Sanctuary

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

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Scarlet Ibis worth spending time and money

It starts in eve around 4 am, we went to the place directly but its better to contact the tour guides upfront and get your reservations done. You only pay at the site, so that is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Gaborone, Botswana
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Gaborone, Botswana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It starts in eve around 4 am, we went to the place directly but its better to contact the tour guides upfront and get your reservations done. You only pay at the site, so that is good in case you couldn't make out to the trip. You take the boat ride into the swamp and its really good. try to... More 

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Trinidad And Tobago, Caribbean
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Sanctuary is very good for to go with family. It have a great views and beautiful birds. The trip by boat is very good

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Trinidad
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you wish to have a serene evening into dusk, why not sail down a lazy tributary and see a spectacular sight of our national bird, the Scarlet Ibis coming in to roost. These birds pack a scarlet punch and cover the trees in the evening time, after having flown over to Venezuela during the day. The backdrop of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Trip started at the rather dismal visitor centre, not much there but some dilapidated loos. When getting on the boat the tour guide noticed we had binoculars and invited us to sit at the back near him so he could point things out, and he did make an effort to locate birds in the mangrove swamps though not many made... More 

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Brisbane
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The tours start from the main road by boat leaving at around 4pm. There is a slow trip through the swamp and the guides point out things like snakes, birds and other animals. It's pot luck as to what you actually get to see. Finally you arrive at a lagoon and tie up and wait. Nothing is happening then a... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My girlfriend and I went on this tour now knowing much about it. We needed something to do and our hotel recommended it. Make sure that you have a hat and glasses and things to shield you from the sun! The first hour and a half or so of the trip is pretty boring, so bringing a book or something... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is worth going to visit purely for the magnificent sight of the scarlet ibis coming into roost in the fading light - literally many hundreds, possibly thousands of them. The rest of the 2.5 hour tour is a matter of luck as to what you do or don't see - we saw tree snakes, and a few birds, but... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I'm not a birdwatcher, but this tour looked interesting to me. Went with a friend to take it in, and it's a pleasant boat ride through the mangrove, with beautiful views of the distant landscape at certain points. We saw snakes, hummingbirds, a cayman and of course the Scarlet Ibis. Just being out in nature on a nice afternoon was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

the arrivals of the national birt of the island was spectacular to say the least! guided tours were $50TT each and lasted approximatley 2.5-3.5 hours. the tour boat goes throught he swamp and passages on a voyage of discovery, look out for snakes and bats! pack a small cooler with some rum punch and snacks for the voyage, bring your... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was such a fanatsic trip thorugh mangrove swamps by boat saw a boa curled up in one of the mangroves, so many different brds but the sight of so many scarlet ibis coming into roost will stay imprinted on my mind forever heaven. visited 2006 2008

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