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Port of Spain and Fort George Sightseeing Tour

1. 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.  

Caroni Swamp Wildlife Tour

2. Caroni Swamp Wildlife Tour

Experience an eco-tour like no other. The Caroni Swamp is the largest mangrove wetland in Trinidad and Tobago and is home to numerous species of birds, reptiles, mammals, and other wildlife. As evening approaches look out for the national bird of Trinidad and Tobago, the Scarlet Ibis, named after its vibrant scarlet color. Evening is when the birds return to the swamp to roost, after feeding during the day, creating a spectacle of color. In addition to the ibis and flamingoes, Caroni is home to 180-plus bird species, including herons, kingfishers and the colorful masked cardinal, depicted on T&T's $50 note, as well as spectacled caiman, Cook's tree boas, crab-eating raccoons and silky anteaters.

Maracas: Day Trip to Maracas Beach from Port of Spain

3. 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.

Port of Spain: Caroni Bird Sanctuary by Boat

4. 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. 

Tobago: Half-Day Highlights Tour

5. Tobago: Half-Day Highlights Tour

Start your day with pick up from your hotel and begin with a city tour of Scarborough, learning from your guide about some of the city's history and culture. Make a stop at Fort King George to witness the incredible panorama of the Atlantic Ocean. Explore some of Tobago's highlights on a half-day tour of the island. Drive through Scarborough, admire the views of the Atlantic from Fort King George, walk through colorful botanic gardens, and see the Mystery Tomb of Betty Stiven before stopping at Store Bay on the way back. Take a walk through the island's colorful botanic gardens and embrace the beauty of nature. Travel through small villages as you drive across to the Caribbean side of the island. Visit Fort James, where you can attempt to unravel the mysterious inscription on the 1783-era tombstone of Betty Stiven. As you make your way back to your hotel, make a stop in the gorgeous Store Bay. Relax in the sun and enjoy time on the beach, and get the chance to peruse stalls selling local art and food.

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

6. 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 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.

Port of Spain: Coastal Tour of Trinidad

7. 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.

Trinidad & Tobago: Rainforest Hike to Avocat Waterfall

8. 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: Pitch Lake and Chaguanas Sightseeing Tour

9. 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.

Avocat Waterfall & Beach Tour

10. Avocat Waterfall & Beach Tour

This tour takes you on a scenic hike to the waterfall where you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the environment. At the end of your journey, take time to relax in the soothing water of the plunge pool and let the spray of the waterfall give you the best massage of your life. After the hike, we take you on a scenic drive to Trinidad’s most popular beach, Maracas Bay. Relax and take in the sun sea and sand while enjoying mouthwatering local dishes such as Bake and Shark, Aloo (potato) pies and much more.

Port of Spain

Port of Spain

Our most recommended Port of Spain Outdoor activities

Port of Spain and Fort George Sightseeing Tour

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.  

Caroni Swamp Wildlife Tour

Caroni Swamp Wildlife Tour

Experience an eco-tour like no other. The Caroni Swamp is the largest mangrove wetland in Trinidad and Tobago and is home to numerous species of birds, reptiles, mammals, and other wildlife. As evening approaches look out for the national bird of Trinidad and Tobago, the Scarlet Ibis, named after its vibrant scarlet color. Evening is when the birds return to the swamp to roost, after feeding during the day, creating a spectacle of color. In addition to the ibis and flamingoes, Caroni is home to 180-plus bird species, including herons, kingfishers and the colorful masked cardinal, depicted on T&T's $50 note, as well as spectacled caiman, Cook's tree boas, crab-eating raccoons and silky anteaters.

Maracas: Day Trip to Maracas Beach from Port of Spain

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.

Port of Spain: Caroni Bird Sanctuary by Boat

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. 

Tobago: Half-Day Highlights Tour

Tobago: Half-Day Highlights Tour

Start your day with pick up from your hotel and begin with a city tour of Scarborough, learning from your guide about some of the city's history and culture. Make a stop at Fort King George to witness the incredible panorama of the Atlantic Ocean. Explore some of Tobago's highlights on a half-day tour of the island. Drive through Scarborough, admire the views of the Atlantic from Fort King George, walk through colorful botanic gardens, and see the Mystery Tomb of Betty Stiven before stopping at Store Bay on the way back. Take a walk through the island's colorful botanic gardens and embrace the beauty of nature. Travel through small villages as you drive across to the Caribbean side of the island. Visit Fort James, where you can attempt to unravel the mysterious inscription on the 1783-era tombstone of Betty Stiven. As you make your way back to your hotel, make a stop in the gorgeous Store Bay. Relax in the sun and enjoy time on the beach, and get the chance to peruse stalls selling local art and food.

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

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 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.

Port of Spain: Coastal Tour of Trinidad

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.

Trinidad & Tobago: Rainforest Hike to Avocat Waterfall

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: Pitch Lake and Chaguanas Sightseeing Tour

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.

Avocat Waterfall & Beach Tour

Avocat Waterfall & Beach Tour

This tour takes you on a scenic hike to the waterfall where you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the environment. At the end of your journey, take time to relax in the soothing water of the plunge pool and let the spray of the waterfall give you the best massage of your life. After the hike, we take you on a scenic drive to Trinidad’s most popular beach, Maracas Bay. Relax and take in the sun sea and sand while enjoying mouthwatering local dishes such as Bake and Shark, Aloo (potato) pies and much more.

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