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Tobago Forest Reserve

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Address: 11. 280638, -60. 585973, Tobago
Phone Number: 868-759-2880
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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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Great trails, but quite strenuous

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
masaccio
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank KizzyKing
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the forest reserve is great for adventurous people .take a drive and soak in the fresh air,scenery and beautiful birds of paradise.many places to stop and take pics as well as small trails to go bird watching.beautiful mountainous views and attractions.no one to bother you and very safe.

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Thank Donny R
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fascinating morning with Darlington Chance, a very experienced guide. We started early, doing some 'lazy birdin', Ie whilst driving to the rainforest, slowly, Darlington would pick out the birds on the roadside, a huge variety.... Explaining that a lot of the birds had moved from the rainforest into the cultivated areas after the hurricane in 1963 which devastated... More 

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Thank hridley5
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

A fantastic place, only spoilt on the day we went by the rain. Tropical birds wildlife plants trees very good place to spend a few hours. Suggest you take your own boots as the ones provided were skimpy.

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Thank PJ_of_Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Peter Cox took us on a wonderful day trip to the Main Ridge Rainforest and Argyle Waterfall. On our walk through the rainforest, Peter made sure we saw all the plants and animals along the way - many types of birds, land crabs, whip scorpions, and trap door spiders - nothing these is dangerous and Peter knew right where to... More 

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Thank Sarah B
Montgomery, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

There are many kind of colorful birds in the forest. We enjoyed spending time in the forest with a guide. He was a big help for finding birds, nests, and told us all about the forest. I am not really good at taking pictures, however, I took some very nice birds pictures there.

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Thank Miyuki0404
Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Spent 2 weeks on the beautiful island of Tobago with my girlfriend who is Tobagonian and she recommended with take a tour rainforest......... We had a 8pm walk though the forest with Junior Thomas of JT unique Tours who is a excellent tour guide and is very knowledgeable on birds and wildlife of the area and lots great pictures to... More 

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Thank alexward50
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Make sure you use a good guide who is knowledgeable about the flora, fauna and creatures. Make sure you wear long sleeves and trousers and sturdy shoes as lots of mosquitoes. Don't be afraid to aks your guide to not talk and just take in the sounds of nature which is wonderful.

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Thank YasDiver
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

My friend and I took a rainforest tour along the Gilpin Trail with Junior when in Tobago last week and it was a great experience. Junior's ability to mimic various bird calls by whistling was amazing - and they seemed to answer him! We saw a rare hummingbird and a jacamar, but the sounds of the rainforest were the highlight... More 

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