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Trinidad Northern Eco-Cultural Full-Day Highlights Tour from Port of Spain

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    Stop At: Independence Square, Port of Spain Trinidad

    Your city tour of the capital city of Port of Spain includes a visit to the bustling Independence Square with its imposing Central Bank and surrounding lively shopping streets, the former Parliament Building, the Supreme Court and historic Woodford Square.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Queen's Park Savannah, Queen's Park E 11, Port of Spain Trinidad

    The Queens Park Savannah – known as ‘the world’s largest roundabout’, this 200-acre recreational park is lined with exotic trees and interesting colonial mansions with intricate architectural designs. The so called "Magnificent Seven" are the finest of these.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Maracas Beach, Port of Spain Trinidad

    Travel up to the scenic north coast road to admire the view of the Paramin hills to the west with their plantations of herbs and spices. A short stop at the Maracas Lookout gives you the opportunity for some pictures of the surrounding bays. Try a variety of local snacks from the vendors and you maybe even be able to hear a little improvised Calypso music.
    Make your way to the popular Maracas Beach, lined with coconut trees. Here you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool Caribbean waters. Taste the world famous Bake and Shark Sandwich!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Caroni Lagoon National Park, Trinidad

    This tour takes you into the beautiful serene landscape of the untouched mangrove Caroni Swamp, a world-class destination for bird watchers and outdoor enthusiasts, and home to the National Bird of Trinidad, the bright red Scarlet Ibis.
    Bird life is particularly abundant in Trinidad and this tour provides a delightful introduction with appeal to bird-watching enthusiasts as well as those just interested in the outdoors. The Caroni Bird Sanctuary is a 48 square mile wetland area on Trinidad’s western coast, part mangrove swamp and part lagoon.
    Upon arrival you will board a large flat-bottomed boat with outboard motor and slowly travel along the beautiful waterways admiring the unusual landscape and variety of birds, crustaceans and other wildlife. Birds you may spot include the neo-tropical cormorant, large-billed tern, tri-colored heron, red-capped cardinal, snowy egret and bi-colored cane-bill – to name just a few. Red, black and white mangroves populate the edges of the waterways and many tiny oysters cling to the roots of the mangroves. There are also possible sightings of non-poisonous snakes in the branches of the trees, caimans or silky anteaters.
    Arriving in the wide lagoon, the boat becomes your floating vantage point to witness the protected brightly colored Scarlet Ibis. The birds feed and nest in this area and every sunset they fly in unison to roost, a spectacular cloud of red against the evening sky. They settle in the mangroves as the sun is setting, the quiet atmosphere of the lagoon adding atmosphere to a memorable trip.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Spent a great day exploring Trinidad with my guide, Zariee. Pickup from the hotel was right on time and she drove me around Port of Spain pointing out some of the highlights. Next was on to Maracas with a stop for local snacks overlooking the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed March 1, 2019

    We were spending a week on Tobago and wanted to do a day trip to Trinidad, principally to see the Scarlet Ibis. We flew over on the 20 minute flight in the morning and were met at the airport promptly by Janelle, who was unfailingly...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Cdazur2
    Reviewed March 1, 2019

    Had an excellent guide- Stephan, who picked us up at the airport rather than the normal hotel (pre arranged by us through the tour operator). Showed us the highlights of the Town and instead of Marracas Bay, we wanted to go to Fort George so...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Bandna S
    Reviewed May 15, 2018

    Let me just begin with wow! My partner and I had a long layover (~14hrs) in Trinidad and decided we wanted to explore the island a little bit. After some research we decided on booking a tour with Island Experiences and we are so glad...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    4  Thank carylin2017
    Reviewed January 6, 2018

    I had a number of emails exchanged with Island Experiences before my arrival. I had hoped as a solo traveler I could join others on a tour but that did not work out so I had to pay a lot more altho they discounted it...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
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    TanoTrinidad, General Manager at Island Experiences - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

    Thank you for your wonderful review and we are happy that you enjoyed your time with us.

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