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Caroni Bird Sanctuary

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Address: Butler Highway, Caroni, Trinidad
Phone Number: 18684694076
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I went through Nanan tours. It was a good value for the amount of time and number of animals I saw. It is difficult, expensive, or both to get here from Port of Spain without your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
K_bau1
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Manhattan, Kansas
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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went through Nanan tours. It was a good value for the amount of time and number of animals I saw. It is difficult, expensive, or both to get here from Port of Spain without your own vehicle, but well-worth the trek to see this natural wonder. I saw boas, silky anteaters, herons, parrots, and of course, the magnificent scarlet... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As usual the trip was fantastic. This was 5th or 6th trip over the last 15years. This time I took my niece who is now 15years old. Unfortunately the tour operator (Nanan's) seems to not have sufficient tour operators as we had to share one tour guide between two overcrowded boats. There should be a clear indication of the number... More 

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Tacarigua, Saint George, Trinidad and Tobago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A beautiful drive into the Mangroves of Western almost Central Trinidad, a place called Caroni Bird Sanctuary. You should first go to the Visitors Centre. Before you enter, you should look for the Red Capped Cardinal bird. It is most times at the Gated Entrance. As you walk in, you can read how the area became a Sanctuary, then pictures... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Booked with Madoo tours. HANDS DOWN the best tour group on the Swamp! Lots of great and interesting info about the surrounding flora, fauna and wildlife. In addition to lots of educated information about the Scarlet Ibis. We could actually see another tour group close by (while watching the birds come in to roost) and the other tour guide sat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We booked with Darren of Mandoo Tours. What an excellent guide he was, with lots of info about the flora and fauna of the Caroni Swamp. We saw tree boas, a screech owl and of course, lots of native bird inhabitants including egrets, ibis and herons. April is nesting season so there were not as many birds as in Jan-Feb,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We were taken by Nanan's Bird Sanctuary Tours by boat up the channels leading to where the scarlet ibis fly in to roost. The guide, Lester, was jolly and very knowledgeable and stopped to see wildlife along the way. Actually seeing the ibis, egrets and herons flying in to roost at dusk must be one of the spectacles of the... More 

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Thank Ann G
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

visit this bird sanctuary any day of the week . tour commences at 4.00 p m .tour guides are well equipped with all the necessary knowledge etc of the birds, one will enjoy the flora and fauna as you are boating along the Caroni River. do find the time to visitt this ' natural phenomena '

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Cardiff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Great tour with a very experienced tour guide. Some amazing scenery and wildlife and of course the absolutely stunning Scarlet Ibis

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Thank Clare G
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Amazing sanctuary. Saw several Boa snakes, Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, Herons, various species of crabs and THOUSANDS of Scarlet Ibises. Phenomenal !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

I booked with Madoo Bird Tours. The guides were nice and very knowledgeable. They stopped for us to get pictures and learn about some of the wildlife along the way. The highlight of the tour is toward the end when we stopped in an open area to watch thousands of scarlet ibis fly back to their roosting spots for the... More 

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