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“A "must-see"!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Caroni Bird Sanctuary

Caroni Bird Sanctuary
Butler Highway, Caroni, Trinidad
18684694076
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Caroni
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Birdwatching
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trinidad and tobago
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“A "must-see"!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

I do this tour every year, and each time with Madoo's Tours. I appreciate the extra mile they go to ensure your comfort and that you get the most out of their tour. Being out in the river, gliding through the mangroves and viewing the spectacular scarlet ibis is an experience not to be missed!
Be sure to ask for Darren when booking.

Visited August 2012
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“Great outing with kids but check the weather forecast first”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Beautiful sights but it is not as much fun when it rains a lot so make sure you check the forecast . The ibis viewing alone is worth the price of the trip

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Alicante, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A definite experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

Went today for the first time in my life after living in Trinidad for so long. Was impressed with the knowledge of the tour guide (he provided some good humour along the way too) went with nanan's tours. The scarlet ibis coming to roost is quite an amazing sight. We could have stayed there all evening looking at them

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Princeton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“worth seeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

one should start very early, be there when the sun rises; boats and guides very considerably; we had shawn [sp?] who knows the waterways and birds, very helpful and good spotter.

Visited June 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Beauty in the swamp!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

When you arrive you will see many different boat owners who will take you on the ride. I will suggest that you ask how many people they have booked on their boats, as some will offer fuller rides than others. There is a small museum available, so ask if you chose their services will it also include a free entrance to the museum. The ride is approximately 1 hour. Make sure you bring mosquito spray, and binoculars. The later departure time will allow you to see the sun starting to set on the swamp and well as the birds returning to nest on the trees, the birds are the most majestic color of red you will ever see. It is truly beautiful! The guides are very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. As you tour the swamp they will point out different species of birds, crabs, trees, and explain to you the eco system of the area. This is a very enjoyable trip and a must see for bird lovers.

Visited June 2012
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