Eco-Cultural Experience - Island Experiences Trinidad Tour

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Spend a day exploring Trinidad with a tour through the city of Port of Spain, along the northern coast to popular Maracas Bay, and on a flat-bottomed boat in the tranquil Caroni Bird Sanctuary. Sample Caribbean treats—including fresh pineapple chutney—and marvel at the glorious coloration of flocks of the Scarlet Ibis at sunset.

You begin with the highlights of the city of Port of Spain including the many historic buildings downtown before arriving at the Queen’s Park Savannah with its Magnificent Seven colonial-style mansions.

Drive on the scenic North Coast Road to admire views of the Caribbean Sea, then settle in at Maracas Bay, a sandy beach framed by mountain rainforests. Walk, swim, or relax on the beach (1.5hrs), and even get the chance to taste a typical crispy shark sandwich prepared with homemade bread (cost on own).

A cross-country drive leads you to a 48-square mile wetland and the Caroni Bird Sanctuary. Board a large flat-bottomed boat to explore the narrow waterways, lined with long “bizarre” mangrove roots. Glide through the wide-open lagoons with the majestic Northern Range towering in the background….marvel at the wildlife and most impressively—the vibrant Scarlet Ibis, Trinidad’s National Bird.

After one relaxing and awe-inspiring hour of touring the boat stops and absolute silence steps in. Watch flocks of the bright red Ibis soaring against the sunset and settling into the mangroves for the night. Simply unforgettable.