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Caroni Bird Sanctuary

Butler Highway, Caroni, Trinidad
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Caroni
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
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Uppsala, Sweden
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113 reviews 113 reviews
66 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We went with the boats going out 16:00 to watch the red Ibis return to the swamp. It is truly magical to see them arrive in the sunset. During the trip we were also able to see parrots, a boa, an eagle, crabs, fishes and lots of mangrove.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The swamp tour was educational and informative .We used the company that operates inside the sanctuary itself. I think the name of the company is Madoos and they seem to be the official tour company of the Caroin Bird Sanctuary. There are other companies operating in the swamp but this one is located inside the gates of the facility. You... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We went with Nanan Tours and the guide was wonderful! He was very knowledgable about all of the wild life and vegetation, highly recommend! Watching the birds come back at sunset was magical. bring a sweater as the weather cools after the sun sets

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
59 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Tucked away from the frantic pace of Port of Spain, Caroni Swamp is absolutely worth a visit. Once on the water, it feels as though you've entered another world. Whether by tour biat or kayak, it's peaceful and tranquil. On hot days, bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and insect repellant. Preferred the kayak option just to go at a nice... More

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Took 4pm boat tour offered by Nanna Tours (right at the entrance to the sanctuary), for TT$60 per person, which I thought was extremely good value for money considering the length of tour and enjoyment factor. Definitely pack the bug spray and have your camera (with at least a 55-250mm range zoom lens) and/or binoculars ready. The mangrove is teeming... More

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Caroni, Trinidad
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Pack lots of bug spray and a well charged camera. I recommend that you book in advance for the tour. Also you can ask about the fishing tours.

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Curepe, Trinidad & Tobago
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The first thing to greet you at the Facility entrance to the Bird Sanctuary is the silence and serenity and incredible beauty of the surrounding environment. You'll hire a boat operator who's right there on spot to start the journey from 5 p.m. and take a boat ride through another world. The Sanctuary is home to our National Bird -... More

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London, United Kingdom
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272 reviews 272 reviews
141 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

There is something genuinely delightful about the unpredictability of traveling into a wilderness area in a small boat hoping to catch a glimpse of a spectacular animal, in this case a flock of Scarlet Ibis. The journey was very informative and visually interesting traveling through the mangrove swamps constantly on the lookout for the elusive birds. Some of the children... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The Caroni Swamp tour is a must for anyone visiting Trinidad. Easy access off the highway (the exit itself is not well-marked, however). The variety of birds and other wildlife is amazing, as is the sunset. Our guide was well-versed with the area and pointed out wildlife and many varieties of birds. We spent about 30 minutes parked quietly (well,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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138 reviews 138 reviews
60 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Caroni bird sanctuary is located close to Port of Spain. Well known for: ibis returning home in the evenings after feeding and nesting. What did we see: Tree Boa snakes, tree crab, blue herons, 4 eye fish, huge lizard, egret, scarlet ibis, arboreal termite nests, mangroves and beautiful views. Fees was US $10 per person. Best time to go: late... More

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