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Caroni Bird Sanctuary

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Caroni Bird Sanctuary

Admire local birds from a boat on this tour of the Caroni Bird Sanctuary. Depart from your hotel in a private taxi and make your way to the bird sanctuary. Accompanied by a guide, board a flat-bottomed boat and admire the natural wildlife. Spot the scarlet ibis, Trinidad’s national bird.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $62.00

Caroni Bird Sanctuary Day and Night Tour

Experience the natural beauty and wildlife of Trinidad this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to the country’s largest mangrove, Caroni Swamp, and navigate its maze-like waterways in a traditional local boat. Watch for birds, mammals, and reptiles, and search among the wetlands for Caroni’s national bird, the Scarlet ibis.
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5 hours
from $70.77

The Scarlet Ibis - Caroni Swamp Tour

To witness the Scarlet Ibis come home to roost is the only one of its kind in the Region.

They are the rare "beautiful birds" whose loss are mourned by many because they bring a refreshing uniqueness to the world. They are the creatures who feed the souls of others. The brother realizes his loss as Doodle dies. He cries, holding him and "sheltering [his] fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain."
The Scarlet Ibis - Wikipedia

"The Scarlet Ibis" is a short story written by novelist James Hurst. It was first published in The Atlantic Monthly in July 1960 and won the "Atlantic First" award. The story has become a classic of American literature, and has been frequently republished in high school anthologies and other collections.
Published in‎: ‎The Atlantic Monthly Publication date‎: ‎July 1960
Author‎: ‎James Hurst Genre(s)‎: ‎Tragedy‎, ‎short story
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2 to 3 hours
from $55.00

Magical Mermaid Pool and Caroni Swamp

Nature at its best, Mermaid Pool is a nature lover's dream. The hike starts at Matura River, which is located in the north eastern part of Trinidad. Along the way, many fascinating pools and gorges can be seen as well as products of the limestone formations that exist along the path. After a 35 minute hike, take some time to enjoy the serene surroundings . The second part of the tour will take you to the Caroni Bird Sanctuary, home to numerous species such as birds, mammals, reptiles, and other wildlife. As evening approaches, look out for the swamp's main attraction, the Scarlet Ibis. Evening is when the birds return to the swamp to roost, after feeding during the day, creating a spectacle of colour. A minimum of two persons per booking is required we do accommodate one person at an extra cost of 50 percent of the total cost.
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10 to 12 hours
from $122.06
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Papaleadfoot wrote a review Apr 2020
Cave Creek, Arizona378 contributions135 helpful votes
It is a relaxing activity mostly through dense mangroves. That makes wildlife difficult to see. An OK activity with hopes off spotting the varied wildlife.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Gardengel-IoW wrote a review Mar 2020
Crawley, United Kingdom569 contributions201 helpful votes
Lovely tranquil tour among mangroves and straining to spot any wild life. We did see a large snake above our heads on a tree branch and a large lizard and a couple of birds, but sadly no scarlet Ibis - the reason I went and no flamingos either. But thats nature.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Kathy B wrote a review Mar 2020
Jacksonville, Florida274 contributions92 helpful votes
Very pleasant trip with experienced guides to narrate and spot wildlife. As others have said the national bird, the red ibis, is spectacular. Equally stunning were the flamingos. Bring a hat, sunscreen and repellent!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Phil McC wrote a review Mar 2020
San Francisco, California32 contributions25 helpful votes
Went with Nanan's and had a great time. Guide Rodney was eagle eyed pointing out numerous birds and even some crabs and bats. Boat held around 40 people and that seemed to be the case for all the boats. Take sunscreen and mosquito repellant as you're in the open in mangrove swamps but we did not have any issues with mosquitos. Others talk at length about the scarlet ibis and all I can say is you need to see it for yourself. Since i had my own car, i went directly there without a reservation and was able to get on a boat for 70 TT, a far cry from the tour prices. Definitely worth it.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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julio a wrote a review Jan 2020
Fairview Park, Ohio148 contributions21 helpful votes
Very impressive boat tour of mangroves with interesting flora and fauna. The piece de resistance is the island with 8000 scarlet ibises. Individually the national bird of Trinidad and Tobago are beautiful, but to see all of them flying into the island to spend the night and turning the trees into a large conglomerate of red figures like a surreal tree of surreal fruit. The other birds nest in the inside of island. To the north of the island there is mud area full of flamingos
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Date of experience: January 2020
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