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Port of Spain: Caroni Bird Sanctuary by Boat

1. Port of Spain: Caroni Bird Sanctuary by Boat

Discover the beautiful, serene landscape of the Caroni Swamp. Keep an eye out for the soaring scarlet ibis, Trinidad's national bird, in this haven for nature, perfect for bird watching.  Enjoy pick-up from your hotel and arrive at the Caroni Bird Sanctuary, on Trinidad's western coast. Admire the stunning scenery, part dense mangrove swamp and part sparkling lagoon. Drift along the swamp's waterways on a spacious boat.  Keep an eye out for exotic birds, such as the large-billed tern and the snowy egret. Enter into a peaceful lagoon, where the birds make their nests. Watch the birds fly against the setting sun before heading back to your hotel. 

Trinidad: Pitch Lake and Chaguanas Sightseeing Tour

2. Trinidad: Pitch Lake and Chaguanas Sightseeing Tour

Journey to Central Trinidad to marvel at the sticky tar of Pitch Lake, shop at the lively markets of Chaguanas, and admire the many Hindu temples indicative of the region's East Indian population. This tour gives you a chance to learn more about the heart of Trinidad as you explore its communities. After being picked up from your hotel, you will travel through Central Trinidad's flat plains and rolling hills. Take in the country life as you pass through island villages, and stop for a drink or some fresh fruit from a local stand before you arrive in Chaguanas and get the chance to visit a bustling produce market and lively bazaar. At the local temple complex, you will get to encounter the towering statue of the Hindu god Hanuman, the largest outside of India. The bright and eccentric pink color of the temple itself reminds many of a wedding cake. Many Hindu temples and prayer flags can be spotted in the region, thanks to Central Trinidad's large East Indian population. You will receive some suggestions for lunch and some free time before you head onward to Pitch Lake. The surreal surface of the lake appears like elephant skin, but is actually the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world. Explore with your guide as you learn about the sticky tar lake, which is said to be nearly 250 feet (75 meters) deep. After this unique natural experience, you will be transported back to your accommodation in Port of Spain.

Welcome to Port of Spain: Customized Tour with a Local

3. Welcome to Port of Spain: Customized Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Port of Spain from a local resident eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Get familiar with the neighborhood where you are staying and learn about the best places to buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Hear about the top things to see and do, customized to your interests so that by the time you say goodbye you will feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need.

Trinidad & Tobago: Rainforest Hike to Avocat Waterfall

4. Trinidad & Tobago: Rainforest Hike to Avocat Waterfall

At the start of your day, enjoy the convenience of a pick-up at your Port of Spain located hotel. After a short meet and greet with your friendly and experienced guide/driver, you will set off on your way for a day of adventure.  Drive along the North Coast Road en route to your destination and marvel at the beauty that the Carribean has to offer. Witness views of the coast and the rainforest at Maracas Lookout before arriving at the palm tree-lined Maracas Bay, the most popular beach in Trinidad. Travel along the north of Trinidad, past gorgeous beaches, forested mountains, and scenic views of the Caribbean on your way to Avocat waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Hike through the rainforest and enjoy a picnic lunch at the falls before lounging on the return trip. Continue on to the peaceful Las Cuevas Bay, and keep driving to reach the trailhead on your way to the waterfall. Hike through the rainforest and along a flat riverbed before you arrive at the 100-foot (30-m) Avocat falls, one of Trinidad's most stunning naturally occurring phenomenon. Swim in the large pools around the falls and enjoy yourself before eating a picnic lunch. On the return trip, stop in Blanchisseuse to bathe in the Marianne River's natural lagoon. You get a chance to make additional stops at Las Cuevas or Maracas Bay, where you can enjoy a crispy shark sandwich before returning to your hotel in Port of Spain. 

Trinidad: Half-Day Mini Island Tour from Port of Spain

5. Trinidad: Half-Day Mini Island Tour from Port of Spain

Escape the hustle and bustle of Port of Spain and head to Chaguanas, the most populous city on the island to see the best of Trinidad and its fascinating history, with a guide offering colorful commentary throughout the day. After pick-up from your hotel, take a drive to the city of Chaguanas, the largest and fastest-growing borough on the island. The city is known for its vibrant commercial center, including a massive fresh produce market with lively bazaar streets. Taste the island Indian influence with an authentic roti lunch and kurma, a traditional sweet snack. Next, visit a pottery museum and marvel at local handicrafts, then see the 85-foot statue of Lord Hanuman at the Hindu Temple. At the adjoining Ashram, or yoga center, learn about the rituals and concepts of this age-old physical and spiritual discipline. Continue with a visit to the Temple in the Sea, just off the western coast, and see the East Indian Museum in Waterloo.

Port of Spain: Coastal Tour of Trinidad

6. Port of Spain: Coastal Tour of Trinidad

Cruise along the beautiful North Coast Road and take a dip in Trinidad's most beautiful beaches on this coastal tour. Spend a full day relaxing on pristine sands, swimming in calm waters, and immersing yourself in the natural wonder of Maracas Bay, Las Cuevas Bay, and Blanchisseuse. After being picked up from your Port of Spain hotel, you will begin your scenic drive along the North Coast road, one of Trinidad's most dramatic beautifully routes. Wind around the coast atop high cliffs and past lush rainforests to the Maracas Lookout, where you can see the crescent curve of the Maracas Bay meeting the water. After relishing the view, you will head down to the palm-dotted beach itself to sink your toes into its soft white sand. Enjoy a leisurely swim, or try the local specialty "bake and fish" from a stall along the water. Continue your journey along the North Coast Road to la ong stretch of sand and surf that is Las Cuevas Bay. Named after the many caves in the area, Las Cuevas Bay boasts calm, sheltered waters and more space to stretch out. After you've gotten your fill of this pristine beach, you will drive to Blanchisseuse, where you can float in the gentle current of the Marianne River. From the river, enjoy up-close views of flourishing vegetation and rainforest plants. At the end of the day, you will be chauffeured back to your accommodation in Port of Spain feeling refreshed and relaxed.

Maracas: Day Trip to Maracas Beach from Port of Spain

7. Maracas: Day Trip to Maracas Beach from Port of Spain

Drive along the scenic North Coast Road for epic views of dense rainforests, tree-covered mountains, and the bright blue waters of the sea. Soak up the sun and lounge beneath coconut trees at Maracas Beach, the most popular beach in Trinidad, and take a refreshing dip in the ocean to cool off. Climb aboard a comfortable vehicle and depart from your hotel in Port of Spain, driving along the North Coast Road as you head toward the shores of the Caribbean Sea. Ride through the residential areas of St. Clair and Maraval, where colorful houses dot the hillsides. Take in impressive views of the Paramin Hills to the west and vast plantations of herbs and spices. Make a quick stop at the Maracas Lookout for sweeping views of the surrounding bays and beaches. The road comes to an end at Maracas Bay, a white-sand beach lined with towering coconut trees, surrounded by lush, rainforest-blanketed slopes. Hop out into the sunshine and plop down on the sand to soak up some rays, or head straight to the turquoise waters for a refreshing swim. Let all of your cares slip away as you unwind and relax at this beach lover's paradise for a few hours.

Trinidad: Private North-West Coast Yacht Charter

8. Trinidad: Private North-West Coast Yacht Charter

After being picked up from your hotel and driving through the city, you will arrive to the scenic north-west coast of Trinidad. Beautiful coastal views will accompany you on your approximately half-hour journey, as you pass the upscale neighborhoods of the west before reaching one of the many marinas on the busy coast. Here you will board your beautiful Yacht (35-foot Bertram) before your cruise begins. You can immediately enjoy the cool breeze, the warming rays of the sun and the relaxed vibe on board the yacht. Your captain is experienced and hospitable, and also has many, many stories to tell! Your journey will take you past Nelson Island, before passing the prison island of Carrera (which is still occupied), before you head to the "Dragon’s Mouth" (depending on weather conditions). Whether or not you lie on the boat and soak up the brilliant sunshine or enjoy the comfortable air-conditioned room on board is all up to you. There is a large shaded area to the back of the boat as well, and you are always welcome to the second floor to chat with the captain. This relaxing trip is exactly what you need to make your vacation dream a reality. In search of dolphins, you will explore the other small islands on the coast whilst making bathing stops in secluded bays, providing the chance to swim alongside wild Hawksbill Turtles. These islands are both rich in history and teeming with marine and other wildlife. During your journey, water toys (standup paddle, kayak, body boards, water floats, noodles) are also available onboard for your enjoyment.

Port of Spain and Fort George Sightseeing Tour

9. Port of Spain and Fort George Sightseeing Tour

Port of Spain, the capital city of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is brimming with history, culture, and sweeping views that showcase the area's surrounding beauty.  After you're picked up from your hotel, drive through the city's bustling streets to Independence Square, known for its imposing Central Bank and lively shopping streets. The former Parliament Building and Supreme Court are close by, as well as the Museum of Natural History. See Queen's Park Savannah, home to exotic trees and charming colonial mansions. Enjoy a walk through the nearby Botanical Gardens and get a sense of the island's native plant life. Then drive the "Avenue," a street famous for its thriving nightlife. Your tour continues with a visit to the busy suburb of St. James. You'll also experience astonishing views from Fort George. Panoramic views from this vantage point stretch as far as the hills of Venezuela, depending on the weather. Your experience ends with hassle-free drop-off at your hotel.  

Port of Spain: Day Trip to Las Cuevas Beach

10. Port of Spain: Day Trip to Las Cuevas Beach

Relax on the delightful shores of Las Cuevas Beach. Journey to the sea on the North Coast Road and travel past the island's dense rainforests, lining the coast. Stop at the Maracas Lookout and get your first glimpse of the ocean.  Continue along the shoreline, passing by Maracas Bay, until you arrive at the sheltered Las Cuevas Bay. Enjoy the peaceful serenity of the beach, far away from the tourist track. Soak in the sun and take photos of the stunning surrounding landscape. Take a swim in the refreshing waters of the bay to cool off or grab something to eat at the snack bar.

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What people are saying about Port of Spain

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based on 8 reviews

Excellent. The best guide we had until now

He prepared for the visit two weeks beforehand asking us about our preferences, interests and plans for the tour. He addressed in a highly qualified manner all our answers and more importantly, we learnt to know that our guide is one exceptional person. His experience is impressive. We enjoyed the tour a lot and he provided to us also very useful recommendations.

Excellent!!

Excellent tour! The super polite and attentive guide! I had a personalized tour and excellent quality! I will recommend them to my friends and acquaintances. I appreciate you considering my order when I was a single person for the tour!

Michelle was an excellent Tour guide, right on time, lovely company and a great feel of what T&T is like as culture. Thank you so much!!!!

Great 8-hour tour of three of Trinidad’s popular beaches! I highly recommend this private tour with Khalid.

Beautiful experience for those who love nature The very friendly guide