Trnidad & Tobago
16 April to 28 April 2018
Leaders: Paul Rogers and local guides
Maximum of 12 clients
2018 Cost £4,499 single room supplement £630
Trinidad and Tobago - the southernmost pair of islands in the Caribbean - make up one of the world’s smallest states. The national language is English and the birds are typically South American. These islands provide an easy introduction to a bewildering new set of families that confront the first-time visitor to Latin America. We visit a wide range of habitats on these small islands, including elfin forest, montane and lowland rainforest, savannah grassland, mangrove, fresh and saltwater swamps, ocean beaches and coral reefs.
Our stay on Trinidad will be mainly based at the famous Asa Wright Nature Centre. This is a former coffee, cocoa and citrus plantation where it is a delight to stay. The view from the veranda over the Arima Valley is breath-taking, and to be able to see seven species of hummingbird visiting the feeders outside the window is something never to be forgotten. The Centre is conveniently situated near the island's Northern Ranges - essentially a spur of the Andes - and is excellent for many montane bird species. For two nights, we shall move to the north coast at Grand Riviere, where we will have the chance to see nesting Leatherback Turtles and hopefully the endemic Trinidad Piping Guan. Later, our stay on Tobago will enable us to see a few specialities that do not exist on Trinidad, and we shall be able to explore an excellent sea-bird island and some beautiful coral reefs. Bring your mask and snorkel - if that takes your fancy!
Without a doubt, this tour will offer not only excellent birding, but also good food and a warm welcome from these Caribbean people. We have now run over 60 tours to the islands, and we are proud to announce that Ornitholidays has carried more birdwatchers to Trinidad and Tobago than any other birding company in the world. Our experience here is unrivalled and we believe we have the right formula to make sure that this is a holiday that you will never forget!
|Day 1 Fly to Trinidad
Days 2-6 Asa Wright, Trinidad
Days 7-8 Mount Plaisir, Trinidad
Days 9-11 Blue Waters, Tobago
Day 12 Depart Tobago
Day 13 Arrive London