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Caroni Lagoon National Park

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Address: Trinidad

This new national park was recently commissioned to help preserve...

This new national park was recently commissioned to help preserve Trinidad's wildlife.

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River Trip

Worth the trip just to see the scarlet ibis come in to roost. Basic facilities but the colour of the ibis is stunning.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scott M
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the trip just to see the scarlet ibis come in to roost. Basic facilities but the colour of the ibis is stunning.

Thank Scott M
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

The number of Scarlet Ibises was amazing! We also saw mudskippers, herons, egrets, bats, and caiman.

Thank willowtigris
Ocala, Florida
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2016

This is mostly about birds, although other wildlife is certainly present. We were here for birds and especially the scarlet ibis. Its a glorious sight, watching thousands of bright red ibis coming in to roost accompanied by many others, mostly snowy egrets. Our guide was Lester, and he is excellent at spotting things and helping you find them. I would... More 

Thank jsm317
Chelsea, Canada
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129 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2015

I was with a group of 20 birders and we all really enjoyed our leisurely boat ride along the waterways. Our guides were excellent at spotting birds and wildlife. This included many bird species including a Potoo, Tropical Screech-Owl as well as a Tree Boa. The climax was the Scarlet Ibis "show" as they arrived by the 100's coming into... More 

1 Thank youngmml
Pocatello, Idaho
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246 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2015

One goes to the Caroni Lagoon to see the Scarlett Ibises plus other varieties of birds and wild life. Best to go just before sunset as the Ibises are returning to roost for the night. Your guide should have cold drinks, but be sure beverages are available. Insect repellant is advisable.

Thank Chuck Z
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Starting off rather slow with some 4-eyed fish, tree boa and a couple of birds this 2 hour boat trip through the Caroni swamps turned out to be an amazing show of hundreds of Red Ibis flocking in from all directions at dusk.

Thank Gernot M
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you want to see the Scarlet Ibis come in to roost, then this is the place to go! The boatman was very knowledgeable pointing out snakes, bats, crabs, osprey and an amazing amount of other birds! Take a bottle of wine to drink while you watch the Ibis arrive, you'll see twice the amount!

Thank Jill8858
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent trip throught the Caroni Swamp. The spectacle of the Scarlet Ibis is one of the most beautiful sights ever, Definitely worth the trip.

1 Thank Lenny1995
Winnipeg, Canada
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2014

The highlight of any birding trip to the Caribbean is a late afternoon boat trip through this mangrove swamp. On the way to the ibis roosting island our guides pointed out caiman, a tree boa, a porcupine, and other marsh denizens. But to experience the return of thousands of scarlet ibises, plus hundreds of white egrets and blue herons to... More 

1 Thank quinde42
New York City, New York
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Reviewed December 30, 2014

1) Wear bug spray...you don't want to get that funky Carribean disease from mosquitos 2) Wear pants. Don't be the guy wearing shorts and getting bit from mosquitos. 3) Did you follow step 1? In that case the trip will be fun! Highlights: 1) 1 dead iguana floating in the water 2) 1 snake curled up in a tree 3)... More 

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