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Tobago Forest Reserve

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Address: 11. 280638, -60. 585973, Tobago
Phone Number: +1 868-759-2880

Established in 1763 to combat European deforestation of the island, this...

Established in 1763 to combat European deforestation of the island, this was the Western Hemisphere's first forest reserve.

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Birder for a day

I've had the pleasure of visiting the Forest Reserve twice with Newton George. Each time it was a welcomed opportunity to learn from his wealth of knowledge and experience in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Kenyon C

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've had the pleasure of visiting the Forest Reserve twice with Newton George. Each time it was a welcomed opportunity to learn from his wealth of knowledge and experience in birding and on the flora and fauna in the reserve. A visit to the Forest Reserve is a must for nature and bird lovers and Mr. George is one of... More 

Thank Kenyon C
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a 3 hour trek with our guide Fitzroy who is an experienced guide and a remarkable ability to spot birds and wildlife. We discussed the type of trek we wanted, and he adapted a walk to suit our needs, and after a bit of negotiating, we were off on a wonderful walk through the rainforest. Highly recommended.

Thank Alan D
Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to catch Newton George for birding in the reserve. He travels a fair amount. As a birder, I've heard of him for years. His reputation as a expert bird guide is well deserved. He is truly amazing. The gorgeous birds here include jacamars, trogons, hummingbirds, of course Mot Mots. But my most wished for bird, only... More 

Thank jsm317
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tobago may be a tiny Island, but what an Island it is. We have just driven up through the rainforest from Roxborough to Bloody Bay. The drive is quite tricky in places and some scary roads, but well worth the effort. We chose not to employ a guide and stayed on the main road. Right or wrong i don't know,... More 

2 Thank andy m
Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

tobago is very special place and i am so happy is is still a have space where there are not so many tourist!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This wonderful rainforest was among the first to be so designated. Although devastated by a hurricane in the 1960s it is still spectacular with lots of new growth. We went on a birdwatching trip with the incomparable Newton George, whose ability to spot birds was truly remarkable. He spotted two common potoos roosting. These birds blended in so well with... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

You can drive through and across this high range rainforest, or get involved in guided walks and tours, see the wonderful birds, and the amazing flora.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This place is out of this world. Oh my, just being there is most beautiful. Before you reach the site there is a passage way where you drive in order to reach there. There is plenty mists, flowers, trees, etc. From the gorgeous mountains and the place is like a look out so you get to see beautiful Tobago. The... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

The trails are very good and very clearly marked from the side of the road, but they do quickly become quite steep and are all pretty wet and slippery. If you are in sandals, this is not the place for you and you need robust footwear. There are plenty of free trails and their really is no need to pay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

To all Nature lovers this is such an awesome place to visit. There is a main building that you can stop at especially if you have a guide. I met a stray dog there who was very charming.

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