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Trinidad: Pitch Lake and Chaguanas Sightseeing Tour

1. 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.

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Welcome to Port of Spain: Customized Tour with a Local

2. 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.

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Port of Spain and Fort George Sightseeing Tour

3. 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.  

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

4. 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.

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What people are saying about Port of Spain

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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.

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!!!!