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Caroni Bird Sanctuary

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Address: Butler Highway, Caroni, Trinidad
Phone Number: 18684694076
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It's relax and amazing!

Waiting on a very peaceful lake and watching those birds going home is amazing! Very much enjoyed it! Go!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Xiao Z
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Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Waiting on a very peaceful lake and watching those birds going home is amazing! Very much enjoyed it! Go!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I'm pleased we visited but the experience was mostly uneventful and protracted. Essentially, you travel on a boat for an hour or so through the mangroves seeing very little before emerging from the narrow channels onto a wide expanse of water with a small island dotted in its centre. This is where thousands9 of scarlet ibis return each night to... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

If you do only one Trinidad tour, choose this one. This tour can be enjoyed by all; from serious birders to people like me, who just like to get outside and see new sights. And what a sight! Hundreds, no thousands, of large red birds in flocks of 20-30 flying low over the Caroni Swamp to their nighttime roosting spots.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

While on vacation in Trinidad for Christmas with my British other half, we were taken by my parents to experience the natural beauty of this magical habitat for wildlife. Nanan's tours had an extremely knowledgeable tour guide who kept us safe in the boat, and protected from the heavy rains that descended on us half way through the tour. 2... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Watching flocks of scarlet ibis flying home to roost at sunset with the sun lighting up their wings overhead was breathtaking. Ibis roost at the top of the trees, egrets down below. The two hour boat tours leaving at about 4 pm. take you out chanels through the mangroves to one of several islands where several species of birds roost... More 

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Trinidad
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

My sister in law and mother in law visited from Denmark with three children. Everyone had a very good time - make sure that there is mosquito repellent on hand, as the mosquitoes are fierce as soon as the sun goes down. Long trousers are recommended as well.

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Thank Elaine T
Point Fortin, Trinidad
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The bird sanctuary is a beautiful natural environment.It is accessible by authorized boats only, for a small fee.I was amazed by the huge lakes that is joined to the river and the little lush green island type lots that is used by the scarlet ibis and other birds to nest the scarlet ibis is a red bird that is simply... More 

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Thank Aniah S
Trinidad
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

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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Thank Bernadette M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

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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63 reviews
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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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