Trinidad & Tobago holidays:
Trinidad & Tobago Nature Explorer
A holiday with a special focus on the natural side of both islands, seeing the best of their wildlife and natural scenery whilst staying in small characterful accommodation.
Port of Spain
Day 1 You are met on arrival at Trinidad’s Piarco airport and driven to Pax Guest House–your base for the next 3 nights. This characterful but simple birders retreat is set on a monastic estate. Raptors and hummingbirds are the main attraction here, not all rooms have en-suite facilities, so if you prefer you could stay in a more comfortable guesthouse or hotel in Port of Spain.
Point-a-Pierre and Caroni Swamp
Day 2 BL Your private Trinidad guide collects you for the day. In the morning visit Point-a-Pierre Wild Fowl Trust, with a picnic lunch. Late in the afternoon go by flat bottomed boat (with your guide but boats may be shared with others) to explore Caroni Swamp and watch scarlet ibis fly in to roost.
Bush Bush Reserve
Day 3 BL Your private guide picks you up to head for the magnificently wild East Coast, driving alongside long palm-backed beaches from Manzanilla to Mayaro to visit Nariva Swamp and Bush Bush Nature Reserve. Either by starting out early or staying until dusk you could see red-bellied macaws.
Asa Wright Nature Centre
Day 4 BLD Private transfer by road to Asa Wright, Trinidad’s premier birding lodge, for 3 nights. Settle in and take an orientation tour of the property.
Day 5 BLD Free time to enjoy Asa Wright’s well laid out trails. As well as many different species of birds there are good possibilities of seeing agoutis, pacas, iguanas and blue morpho butterflies. The flora here is also magnificent.
Day 6 BLD Today you can
visit the centre’s own oilbird cave. To limit the disturbance to the birds this
is reserved for guests staying at the lodge for 3 nights or more. Other optional
excursions are available from the lodge.
Day 7 B After a final early morning wildlife viewing at Asa Wright, private transfer by road to the quiet village of Grande Riviere on Trinidad’s northeast corner, to stay for 2 nights at the laid-back Mount Plaisir Estate, set right on the beach.
Day 8 B Free to relax on the sands or perhaps take a wet river nature walk through the forest, walking along a shallow river bed. In the evening in season (March to August) the lodge can arrange a permit for you to go on the beach with a warden to see leatherback turtles laying their eggs.
Cuffie River Nature Retreat
Day 9 BD Private transfer by road back to Piarco airport to take the short flight to Tobago. On arrival you will be collected and taken to Cuffie River, a small lodge on the edge of the western hemisphere’s oldest preserved rainforest your base for 3 nights .Your host, Regina, will look after you well.
Day 10 BLD Today you can take a guided walk (shared with other guests) through the forest with the lodge’s resident naturalist guide who has great knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area.
Day 11 BLD Free day to enjoy the richness and tranquillity of the natural surroundings. A host of colourful birds are attracted to the well-stocked feeding tables while hummingbirds buzz greedily between the nectar feeders and flowering plants.
Gilpin Trace, to Speyside
Day 12 B Transfer to Blue Waters Inn via the Gilpin Trace. A local guide will accompany you on this trail into the rainforest where you have the chance of see wild vivid red heliconia and the lovely blue-crowned motmot. Bats even fly during the daytime in dark sections of the forest. The star find here is the near endemic white-tailed sabrewing hummingbird which has a display lek near the trail.
Day 13 B This morning you visit Little Tobago island by glass-bottomed boat. Here you can see impressive flocks of frigatebirds, boobies, terns and the elegant and delicate red-billed tropicbird. Afternoon free.
Day 14 B Free to relax and enjoy the beach.
Day 15 B Private transfer to the airport for the short flight back to Trinidad’s Piarco airport in time for your international flight home.
Guide price from £1,760 to £2,115
15 days / 14 nights
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