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Tobago Forest Reserve

#8 of 101 things to do in Tobago Features Animals
11. 280638, -60. 585973, Tobago
+1 868-759-2880
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Would recommend the Gilpin trail (but get a good guide!)

Had a fabulous walk - guided by Junior Thomas from Unique Tours. Was a quiet time - I wouldn't... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2017
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Beautiful rain forest

Walked some of the Gillian trail in a group. It's like travelling to prehistoric times and there's... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2017
Peter L
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Established in 1763 to combat European deforestation of the island, this was the Western Hemisphere's first forest reserve.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gilpin trace” (14 reviews)
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11. 280638, -60. 585973, Tobago
+1 868-759-2880

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Reviewed June 1, 2017

Had a fabulous walk - guided by Junior Thomas from Unique Tours. Was a quiet time - I wouldn't recommend if your visit clashed with cruise trip visits! Really enjoyed the serenity, birdlife and awe inspiring bamboo.

1  Thank Ted13
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Walked some of the Gillian trail in a group. It's like travelling to prehistoric times and there's plenty of wildlife to see and hear along the way. Definitely recommend leaving the road and walking one of the trails.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed May 16, 2017

In Tobago for my son's wedding 2 weeks ago. Tour of the rain forest with our guide Junior was a highlight. Interesting and informative and would recommend you don't miss this unforgettable experience when you go to the island

Thank Terry W
Reviewed May 12, 2017

We met Fitzroy by chance as we were driving through Bloody Bay. He offered to take us on a walk through the protected rainforest, which was about 2.5 hours. We took the Gilpin Trail which starts near to the Visitor Centre and finished about 4...More

1  Thank not_now_kato
Reviewed March 16, 2017

We asked Fitzroy to take us on a guided walk in the Main Ridge Forest, and to the Twin River Falls. He did exactly what we asked - and he was knowledgeable, charming and patient when we sometimes struggled to see small birds. We had...More

1  Thank Jules591219
Reviewed March 3, 2017

We had a great visit to the rainforest and our guide Darlington was a mine of information. He clearly is very passionate about preserving the rainforest for the future.

Thank Tony F
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Fantastic Trip to the forest reserve with Newton George as a guide. You could walk here on your own but I know if I had I would never have seen the wildlife that I did on the tour. I would say that if you are...More

Thank Becky R
Reviewed February 18, 2017

We hired Fitzroy Quamina, he was very nice and he knows the forest very well. He knows birds but he's not a bird expert, I would recommend him if bird watching was your first interest. We did a 3 hour walk in the tropical forest,...More

Thank Framptonxx
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Had a wonderful couple of hours following the Gilpin Trace with Darlington as our guide - well worth it and an encyclopedia of wildlife knowledge. It's with mixed feelings that we missed seeing the boa constrictor that likes his belly being tickled.

1  Thank Ian D
Reviewed January 31, 2017

If you are interested in birdwatching, this is a must. Peter Cox will take you off the beaten track to places where he knows rare birds may be found and he mimics bird calls to attract them. Birds like the Blue-backed Manakin, Sabre-winged Hummingbird and...More

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