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'Carnival Party Marathon'

What makes this trip special?

Plentiful partying and electrifying shows

Plentiful partying and electrifying shows

Trinidad Carnival

From dusk till dawn in the build up to Carnival's main parade days (Monday and Tuesday) parties take place all over Port of Spain. There are also fabulous shows such as Panorama, the finals of the steelpan competition, or Dimanche Gras, where the Carnival King and Queen are crowned.

Music, music and more music!

Music, music and more music!

Trinidad Carnival

From soca to reggae dancehall and calypso, music is omnipresent during Carnival - it blasts out of super-sized speakers on parade floats, at street parties or from the steel bands who wind through the streets.

Mud and mayhem

Mud and mayhem

Trinidad Carnival

J'Ouvert', starting at 2am on Carnival Monday, is the mother of all parties - dress in an extravagant (or minimal) costume, cover yourself and others in mud and 'whine' through the streets till dawn following your chosen mas band

Playing 'mas'

Playing 'mas'

Trinidad Carnival

The act of joining a carnival team or 'mas band' to compete for the title of best mas band - don a costume, leave behind any inhibitions and join in the fun parading through the streets! We can organise seats in the grandstands for those who would prefer to watch rather than participate.

Colourful creative costumes

Colourful creative costumes

Trinidad Carnival

Feathers, sequins, wire, bamboo, wheels and jewels - just some of the elements used to create the fabulously extravagant Carnival costumes that adorn those 'playing mas'. More traditional costumed characters also take part, such as bandits, devils, clowns and giant stilt-walkers

Relax, rest and recover…

Relax, rest and recover…

Maracas Bay

At the end of Carnival the tradition for partied out weary revellers is to head to Maracas Bay on the northern coast for some rest and relaxation and a hearty local lunch of Bake n Shark before heading back to reality the following day…

Itinerary map for Trinidad & Tobago 'Carnival Party Marathon' holiday

Itinerary

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

Day-by-day itinerary for 'Carnival Party Marathon'

DAY 1

Friday

Arrive in Port of Spain and transfer to your chosen hotel or guesthouse which will be your base for the next 6 nights. If you are intending to take part in the parade your costume will be waiting for your in your room.

DAY 2
B

Saturday

Today you will get the opportunity to see the Children’s Carnival and in the evening you will be taken to see Panorama; the finals of the steelpan competition.

DAY 3
B

Sunday

Free day to recover from the night before or we can arrange an excursion. Tonight you will be taken to the Dimanche Gras Show where this year’s Calypso Monarch and Carnival King and Queen are chosen. Then in the early hours you have the option to go downtown to take part in the J’Ouvert celebrations which start at 2am and continue to dawn. Prepare to get down and dirty when the mud starts flying!

DAY 4
B

Monday

You will be collected from your hotel for the Parade of Costume Bands which winds through the streets with the masqueraders ‘whining’ to the sound of Soca and Reggae Dancehall, if you have elected to, you will be taking part.

DAY 5
B

Shrove Tuesday

Put your costume back on for the principal day of Carnival or, if you want to just view the fl oats and costumes, we can arrange a seat at the grandstands at Queen’s Park Savannah (the best viewing place). Calypso is a big part of Carnival and you will have lots of opportunities to hear it from the Carnival bands.

DAY 6
B

Wednesday

Today you will take a ‘recovery’ trip, like a true Trini reveller, to the beach at Maracas Bay for some RnR and a legendary Bake ‘n’ Shark lunch.

DAY 7
B

Thursday

Transfer to the airport for your international flight home . “Fete ovah, back to wuk!”

Guide prices for 'Carnival Party Marathon'

Costume (optional, for Mas and Jouvert) £510pp Entrance to Calypso final, inc transfers from/to your hotel £110pp

options based on all year low season mid season high season peak season other season
Costume (optional, for Mas and Jouvert) £510
Entrance to Calypso final, inc transfers from/to your hotel £110
Guide price staying at a mid-range hotel 2 people sharing £1,540
Guide price staying at an upper range hotel 2 people sharing £2,250
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 'Carnival Party Marathon'

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 100%

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Children's carnival and Kariwak.

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All of carnival, especially the Tuesday, full parade, Panorama and the calypso monarch contest, and J'ouvert too was fun

Seasonal information for 'Carnival Party Marathon'

Along this route in January

Day Location Max °C Monthly rainfall
1 Port of Spain 30°C rainfall 63mm
2 Port of Spain 30°C rainfall 63mm
3 Port of Spain 30°C rainfall 63mm
4 Port of Spain 30°C rainfall 63mm
5 Port of Spain 30°C rainfall 63mm
6 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 'Carnival Party Marathon'

Days 1 - 6

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