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Maracas: Day Trip to Maracas Beach from Port of Spain

1. 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 and Fort George Sightseeing Tour

2. 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.  

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

3. 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: Matura Beach Turtle Migration Observation

4. Port of Spain: Matura Beach Turtle Migration Observation

Depart Port of Spain in the early evening following a pickup from your hotel. Head east through several villages before you reach Matura Beach on Trinidad's eastern coast. Here you’ll meet a small group of local experts on the egg-laying season that will guide you to the beach to view the turtles nesting under moonlight. The leatherback sea turtles can weigh up to 1,500 pounds (680 kg) and measure nearly 10 feet (3 meters) across. You’ll witness the end of a journey that has taken them across the Atlantic Ocean, as the female turtle returns to the beach she was born on to spend over 2 hours laying her eggs. Biologists believe that these creatures — and this migratory process — have seen relatively little change in almost 150 million years. If you're lucky, you may see a baby turtle hatch and crawl its way into the ocean, and often there are multiple turtles laying eggs at the same time. Each nest contains almost 80 eggs, but typically only 2-3 turtles survive per nest. At the end of the evening, make your way back to Port of Spain, with a drop-off around midnight.

Port of Spain by Night: Steelpan Yards Tour

5. Port of Spain by Night: Steelpan Yards Tour

Explore the Port of Spain after dark as you venture to the steelpan yards, where the sounds of steel drums chime in a chromatic harmony synonymous with the Caribbean. Afterward, hang around to eat local cuisine on the Avenue and party through the morning hours. Get picked up from your hotel in the evening and drive around the Port of Spain to experience the variety of steelpan yards, popular practice areas for steel drum bands. As skilled musicians strike these hollowed-out oil drums like gongs, distinctly tropical pitches resonate to form the building blocks for Calypso or even intricate classical compositions. Follow up with a chance to hop out onto the Avenue, a lively night strip serving up local food and beverages from outdoor venues. With such a wide range of choices, you're sure to find something to suit your appetite as you soak up the nighttime atmosphere before returning to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Port of Spain

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!!!!