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'Day Walks in Trinidad'

What makes this trip special?

Hidden waterfalls and coastal scenery

Hidden waterfalls and coastal scenery

North Coast

The scenery along Trinidad's north coast is impressive - long sandy beaches, craggy headlands, lush rivers and hidden waterfalls. We recommend stopping along your way to enjoy a swim or sample local delicacies such as 'Bake n Shark'

Windswept beaches, wildlife and mangroves

Windswept beaches, wildlife and mangroves

East Coast

Trinidad's east coast is magnificent - miles of unspoilt palm-backed beaches pounded by a wild Atlantic surf sea. Nariva swamp, a RAMSAR wetland, is a key habitat for birds and the forests of the Bush Bush reserve are home to various species of monkey and birds.

Wonders of the West Coast

Wonders of the West Coast

West Coast

A journey down the west coast is a must for any visit to Trinidad. For birders and photographers Pointe-a-Pierre wildfowl trust and Caroni swamp (where spectacular scarlet ibis come in to roost) are a delight. The cities of San Fernando and Waterloo and the geological phenomena of Pitch Lake are also worth a visit.

Trinidad's second highest mountain

Trinidad's second highest mountain

El Tucuche

Hike to the summit of El Tucuche, Trinidad's second highest peak at 3,100ft - on a clear day you can see the whole of the island from the top

Itinerary map for Trinidad & Tobago 'Day Walks in Trinidad' holiday

Itinerary

  • Day      Overnight
  • 1 Port of Spain
  • 2 Blanchisseuse
  • 3 Blanchisseuse
  • 4 Blanchisseuse
  • 5 Mayaro
  • 6 San Fernando
  • 7 Port of Spain
  • 8 Port of Spain
  • For the detail of each day click the ‘Day-by-day’ tab above.

Day-by-day itinerary for 'Day Walks in Trinidad'

DAY 1

Arrive Port of Spain

On arrival in Port of Spain you will be transferred to a guest house in a quiet suburb.

DAY 2
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Luango Loop

You will be collected by your local Trini hiking guide who will escort you throughout your time on the island. This morning you will be transferred to Maracas Bay for a circular walk on the "Luango Loop". The walk starts with an steep up-hill first hour through montane forest up to the saddle ridge, the descending trail through old cocoa and coffee planations offers great sea views. You will then be transferrred to Blanchisseuse for a 3 night stay at a small hotel on the coast

DAY 3
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Paria Falls & Paria Bay

This morning you walk with your guide part-way along Trinidad's undeveloped north coast. There is a good clear forest trail which follows the coast to the Paria Falls and the Paria Bay. A pristine wilderness beach backed by palms.

DAY 4
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Blanchisseuse

A day for enjoying village life in Blanchisseuse with your guide. This is a linear fishing village which stretches out along a long, long local beach with good walking opportunities on the sands or you might like to try a local specaility - a "wet river" walk to the Three Pools and Marianne Falls.

DAY 5
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East Coast

Today you make a private tour down the wild, impressive, palm fringed unspoilt east coast of Trinidad, visiting Bush Bush Reserve, and staying at a local host home guesthouse in Mayaro overnight.

DAY 6
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South Central Trinidad

Today you tour across the remote south central part of Trinidad, somewhat amazingly many inhabitants of Port of Spain have never ventured this far south. You will visit Erin, Icacos Point and the famous Pitch Lake. Overnight at a hotel in San Fernando.

DAY 7
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Pointe a Pierre & Caroni Swamp

Morning visit to the lovely Pointe a Pierre Wildfowl Trust and Waterloo mudflats where there is the Temple-in-the-Sea followed by a late afternoon boat tour in the Coroni swamp for sightings of the beautiful Scarlet Ibis. Return to your guest house in a suburb of Port of Spain for 2 nights.

DAY 8
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El Tucuche

A strenuous and exhilarating trek to the top of Trinidad’s second highest mountain (3,100ft). The trail winds first through abandoned cacao plantations, then into the rainforest, climbing steadily through mist and montane forest up the challenging west face. If the clouds permit, there are excellent panoramic views from the summit. Or if this is too much to take on you could have a day at the beach.

DAY 9
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Port of Spain

Transfer to the airport for your international flight home or on to Tobago for a beach extension.

Guide prices for 'Day Walks in Trinidad'

options based on all year low season mid season high season peak season other season
Guide price 2 people sharing £2,020
Prices are per person and include:
  • all travel in Trinidad
  • all accommodation
  • meals as indicated B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner
  • excursions as described
Prices do not include:
  • international flights
  • travel insurance
  • items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
  • any optional excursions you may buy locally

Customer reviews for 'Day Walks in Trinidad'

Recent reviews are shown here from holidays based on this initial design. In each case the itinerary may have been modified (a little or a lot) to suit the individual traveller.

Average customer rating 93%

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The turtles! Also we enjoyed the birds, the scenery and meeting local people. The quick tour of Tobago on our stop-over was also good.

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The Grand Riviere hatchlings were amazing. Pitch Lake was incredible.

Seasonal information for 'Day Walks in Trinidad'

Along this route in January

Day Location Max °C Monthly rainfall
1 Port of Spain 30°C rainfall 63mm
2 Blanchisseuse 29°C rainfall 134mm
3 Blanchisseuse 29°C rainfall 134mm
4 Blanchisseuse 29°C rainfall 134mm
5 Mayaro 29°C rainfall 123mm
6 San Fernando 29°C rainfall 75mm
7 Port of Spain 30°C rainfall 63mm
8 Port of Spain 30°C rainfall 63mm

Typical weather for January

rainchart

Max °C figures are the average daily maximum temperatures for the month. Rainfall is the average precipitation for the month.

Hotels for 'Day Walks in Trinidad'

Day 1

Alicia's Palace

St Ann's

This is the sister property to Alicia's Guest House. It is perched high on a hill top in the upmarket, leafy suburb of St Ann's. It has 30 air conditioned rooms all with private bathroom and easy access to the swimming pool, terrace and sundeck. Breakfast is served on the verandah which offers a magnificent view over Port of Spain  to the Gulf of Paria. As the hotel ranges over a steep site there are a lot of steps around the property. It would be a 15 minute walk down from the Palace to Queen's Park Savannah but happily the hotel offers a frequent shuttle bus service to their sister property - just 2 mins walk from the park.

Alicia's Palace
Days 2 - 4

Laguna Mar Hotel

Blanchisseuse

The most established small hotel in Blanchisseuse, with its own access to the breathtaking Marianne Beach, whose sands stretch for 2km, and the lagoon of the Marianne River - an attractive freshwater lake behind the beach which is an alternative place to swim.

Its 12 rooms have two double beds, fan, bathroom and wide balcony. The dining room is a prettily converted cacao drying building, with tables inside and out. It is a 2 km walk, along the magnificent beach or by a small road, to the rest of the village.

Laguna Mar Hotel
Day 5

Homestay

Homestay
Day 6

Tradewinds

San Fernando

This hotel has 37 tiled rooms. All have ensuite bathrooms, a/c and ceiling fan, direct international dialling, cable television, mini-bars and safes and most rooms have free Internet access. Executive rooms are equipped with kitchenettes.There is a swimming pool, gym and restaurant.

Tradewinds
Days 7 - 8

Alicia's Palace

St Ann's

This is the sister property to Alicia's Guest House. It is perched high on a hill top in the upmarket, leafy suburb of St Ann's. It has 30 air conditioned rooms all with private bathroom and easy access to the swimming pool, terrace and sundeck. Breakfast is served on the verandah which offers a magnificent view over Port of Spain  to the Gulf of Paria. As the hotel ranges over a steep site there are a lot of steps around the property. It would be a 15 minute walk down from the Palace to Queen's Park Savannah but happily the hotel offers a frequent shuttle bus service to their sister property - just 2 mins walk from the park.

Alicia's Palace