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“Incredible” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yerette

Yerette
Valley View, Maracas, Trinidad
663-2623
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Maracas
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Incredible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Theo and Gloria have a piece of heaven up in the mountains of Trinidad in Maracas Valley where by invitation only they open their home to visitors from around the world to view their hummingbird sanctuary. Theo gives a lovely educational presentation on the hummingbirds of Trinidad, a slide show of his hummingbird photography, while Gloria treats guests to her delicious drinks and snacks. Snacks really doesn't represent the spread of wonderful appetizers she prepared. The hummers are zipping around the veranda where multiple feeders are hung. You can literally see hundreds of hummingbirds feeding, roosting and flying. This was a treat not to be missed!

Visited July 2014
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Fantastic hummingbird experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you want to get up close to hummingbirds, this is the place to go - quite simply, fantastic. Dozens of hummingbirds whizzing around you; very informative talk with stunning photos; lovely, relaxed tea on the veranda watching the birds. Go.

Visited July 2014
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“Educational, inspirational, international”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

YOur host is extremely knowledgeable about the Hummingbirds and communicates the information well. His wife cooks snacks and the soup was wonderful! His photography is outstanding and prints of all sizes are available to purchase (really helpful for those traveling without a good camera, or not there long enough to get an amazing shot of these high energy feathered bullets.

Visited June 2014
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“Worthy of its 1st ranking on Trip Advisor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Where else in the world can you enter a garden teeming with hummingbirds - close up views, knowledgable hosts, coffee and cake for a very modest fee. The birds are of course the star of the show, flying so close you can feel the breeze and the colours are magnificent - my only regret is that I left my good camera at home! Where you are a visitor or from TT you must visit Yerette

Visited June 2014
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“another world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I am almost certain that there is little that has not been said about this place because you cannot help but LOVE the experience.
Hosted by a very knowledgeable, hospitable couple, it is a visit that you hope will never have to end. On the afternoon of my visit we were blessed with virtually swarms of hummingbirds coming for their afternoon feeding. That may not be so on every occasion but even on a lesser scale it is something that should not be missed.
Apart from these wonderful creatures darting all around you, the slide show, brimming with information and exquisite photography and the delightful refreshments make this a wholesome experience.

Visited June 2013
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