Trinidad Excursions & Tours: So you had a fun-filled day. The sun has set, what now? You have a choice. You can enjoy a ‘boil corn’ or a roti by the roadside. Immerse yourself in Trinidad’s diverse cultural background with festivals throughout the year. Depending on the season, you can witness Pan Ramajay (Steel Band Orchestras), Emancipation, Divali the Hindu Festival of Lights, Hosay a Muslim festival, Parang at Christmas, Village Festivals or Local Theatre. You can also visit the steel pan in its home – The Pan Yard. Watch players practice; or even play your own composition on this wonderful musical instrument.
Trinidad Excursions & Tours: Christopher Columbus sailed west in search of the East Indies, discovering that he had made a wonderful error. You can chart the same course and encounter a fabulous Indian cultural experience. Have a taste of lightly or heavily spiced food as only ‘Trini’ Indians can prepare it: Roti, Pholourie, curried duck and more. See the architecture of the Temples, and Mosques. 'Trinidadians' while keeping ties with the motherland, offer a cultural package not seen elsewhere.
Trinidad Excursions & Tours: Our Tour begins with a visit to the world renowned Angostura Factory. Angostura is one of the Caribbean's leading rum producers with a superb collection of rum brands and is the world's market leader for bitters. Here you can have a taste of good old “Trini” rum and attempt to steal the secret recipe of Angostura Bitters. Relax with a sumptuous lunch at the facility.
Angostura's international rums have won gold medals at many international competitions in the past decade and have been named “the world's most awarded rum range” by the Rum Masters. Then, experience our Old architecture by viewing the Magnificent Seven Buildings and other sites of interest in the city. End by viewing the picturesque north western peninsular from Fort George.
Trinidad Excursions & Tours: This adventure takes you along the East-West Corridor to Arima where you may see some of the Amerindian descendants of our first peoples. We then visit the Asa Wright Nature Centre, a protected reserve with the widest array of birds, flora and fauna in the Caribbean. The center was the first wild life centre created in the West Indies and still is the envy of all created since. Should you choose, a cool dip in the clear water pool will if not preserve your youth and invigorate you for the day. Have lunch at the facility, hike the trails or just rest and relax.
Trinidad Excursions & Tours: Caroni Swamp is a wild life reserve in Central Trinidad. It is home for a diverse range of animals. From our little river launch, you can view anteaters, caymans, snakes, cranes, or one of the many migratory birds. The highlight of this tour is our National Bird, the Scarlet Ibis. This Swamp is one of a few places it makes its home.
Trinidad Excursions & Tours: We travel south for our first stop at the San Fernando Hill, called Anaparima by the Native Indians, this was both a religious and pilgrimage site for the natives, attracting visits from as far as South and Central America. A local lunch stop is then made at the Gulf City shopping mall for 1-½ hours, where you can also shop or browse. We then continue south for a stop at Pepper corner to sample hot sauces and other preserved delicacies. Our main stop is the ‘Wonder of the World’, the Pitch Lake, the largest asphalt lake of its kind. Here we will hear the history and myths of the lake and can also have a quick dip in the therapeutic sulfur ponds.
Trinidad Excursions & Tours: Have a personalized shopping experience that no other destination manager in the world offers. Shop in as many stores as you like with a wide variety of goodies, gifts, fashion and souvenirs. All you need are a little cash and a love for good bargains. Personal escorts are available for the shopping experiences covering the entire city of Port of Spain and its environs.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel.
Duration: Five hours.
Start/opening time: Every day except Sundays and public holidays at 9pm.
Trinidad Excursions & Tours: This adventure takes to Arima where we see some of the decedents of our first peoples. We then drive into the northern range with its wide array of birds, flora and fauna. You then have the opportunity to visit with Dora as she takes you through the steps of making your own coffee and sharing a taste of the delightful brew. We continue our drive for a stop for lunch in a cedar cabin with a gracious host couple in Neil and Germaine.
We then take a short hike to the breathtaking Marianne waterfall. Here we’ll enjoy a dip in the cool refreshing mountain stream or just relax with nature. We’ll continue our tour to and along the North Coast of the island to Maracas Bay, the most popular beach on the island. Here we’ll have a dip in the sea and a taste of our world famous Richard’s Bake and Shark as an evening snack. We’ll then complete the circle by making our way back to Port.
Trinidad Excursions & Tours: Travel south to Temple in the Sea and hear the story of a simple man defeating the colonial power of the day. Then, visit The Wild Fowl Trust, a bird sanctuary on the compound of the country’s largest oil refinery. Drive through our second city, San Fernando to lunch at the largest shopping mall in the south, The Gulf City Shopping Complex. Next, visit A Pottery Factory to shop for trinkets.
Trinidad Excursions & Tours: Each year, majesty and mystery emerge from the deep. The Leather Back Turtle makes its nesting journey to the north and North Eastern coasts of Trinidad from March to August. This labour of love lasts from forty to sixty minutes after which the turtle returns to the sea. Tagged turtles from T&T have been found as far away as Madagascar. We'll take you to witness this spectacle.
Trinidad Excursions & Tours: We begin with an excursion through the new city, downtown Port of Spain. Trinidad boast of having everything anyone else has in the world, twin and leaning towers, a myriad of races and much more. We’ll then see the seat of our Parliament, the Red House, and find out about the secret of its colour. The Queen’s Park Savannah and its turn of the 20th century colonial homes, in the Magnificent seven are next.
We’ll discover some of the secrets of the Savannah including the fact that the Graf Zeppelin and other aircrafts made it there landing strip in the early 1900s. We then make our way through the old city with visits to the old slave settlements of Free Town, now known as Belmont. In this area, we’ll see the original homes of Kwame Ture (Stockley Carmichael) the architect of the Black Power movement around the world and Maycock, the first Free Slave to own land in the area. We’ll also get the history of Observatory Street and the first line of Longitude established in the western hemisphere. We will also indulge in a bit of Steel Pan and Carnival history.