Trinidad and Tobago holidays

“This comprehensive tour explores T&T's nature and culture, staying in small hotels, using local guides, and getting to know the islands' towns, forests, reefs and beaches.”

Highlights

Port of Spain | Maracas Bay | Scarlet ibis at Caroni Swamp | Asa Wright Nature Centre | Grand Riviere | Pigeon Point | Glass-bottom boat tour to Little Tobago | Snorkelling at Angel Reef | Bird watching in Main Ridge Forest Reserve | Optional: glass-bottom boat tour of Buccoo Reef, Nylon Pool, calypso

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Our top tip:
Bring binoculars. T&Ts birdlife is truly stunning - get a close up glimpse of an ibis, motmot or hummingbird.
Trip type:
Tailor made.
Activity level:
Leisurely.
Accomm:
14 nights in comfortable, en suite hotels, guest houses and cabins - tailored to your preferences.
Solos:
Can be tailored for solo travellers at extra cost.
Included:
Accom., transport, tour guides, local and international flights
Meals:
All breakfasts, some lunches and dinners.
Vouchers
Accepted
Holiday type

Tailor made holiday

This trip can be tailor made to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. Sites and accommodations can be arranged to suit you and your budget. This is a comfortable trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments before relaxing in comfort in characterful local accommodation!

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Trinidad and Tobago holidays

This holiday is suitable for those who want to travel independently and experience a unique trip away from the crowds and because we’re committed to supporting the destination’s communities and economy, the properties, transport and services we use on this tour are all locally owned. We have worked with our excellent team in Trinidad & Tobago for many years and have built long-term relationships with them, thus we are confident that all transfers run smoothly and trusted friends are on hand to offer advice or assistance and make sure your expectations are more than fulfilled while you are visiting. By working in this way your holiday will not only benefit the local communities, it will also benefit you.

We have chosen small, charming, and interesting places to stay and each one is locally owned and managed in a sustainable way with respect for the local environment. For example Pax Guest House, operating since 1916 and truly a jewel of Trinidad's historical tourism. It is nestled in the hills, on the estate of Mt. St. Benedict, the largest Benedictine Monastery in the Caribbean. The guest house, efficiently presided over by owners Gerard and Oda, has a fabulous back yard of 600 plus acres of rainforest and pine plantations laced with well-made walking trails. It has become a magnet for biological researchers, naturalists, bird-watchers and those simply wanting to soak up the atmosphere. This is a very special place with more than 140 bird species, 17 species of mammals, 13 species of reptiles and butterflies and plants in abundance.

In Tobago, you will stay at Kariwak Village, a small haven of tropical calm and quiet set in lovely gardens, yet close to local bars and restaurants. It is the philosophy behind Kariwak that distinguishes it among Tobago hotels, from its long-standing environmentally friendly policies and a restaurant that uses the freshest ingredients available from the markets, the fishermen and the organic salad and herbs from its own garden, to the programme of holistic activities including yoga and tai chi that it offers. Then at the other end of the island we have Blue Waters Inn, which has been owned by the same local family for generations and is tucked away in its own secluded bay amongst 46 acres of lush tropical grounds.

The glass-bottom boats leave for Little Tobago from the beach in front of Blue Waters Inn. On the way they pass over Angel Reef and there will be an opportunity to snorkel. All the local guides and service providers that we employ on the islands are concerned with protecting their environment and you will be instructed not to walk on the reef, not to touch or collect pieces of coral and to avoid disturbing the marine life. Little Tobago itself is a protected bird sanctuary and an important breeding site for many seabirds such as the Red-billed Tropicbirds. You will be guided whilst on the island and expected to follow a code of conduct so as to minimise the environmental impact by not approaching too close to the nesting birds, staying on designated paths and ensuring that litter is not dropped anywhere.

We run our small office, which is an extension of our home, in an energy efficient manner. We recycle everything possible, including ink cartridges and purchase recycled paper.

We choose all the accommodation that we use very carefully, for their location and their operating systems and work very closely with them. We visit every property regularly, to ensure that standards are kept, that they remain sympathetic to the environment, that whatever possible is done to be more energy sufficient and just to keep in touch.

We always recommend that guests eat out in local restaurants, try the street food from vendors and take part in the local culture, thus spreading holiday spending throughout the local community.

Reviews of Trinidad and Tobago holidays

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


We were not sure what to expect and were quite surprised to find that we were not part of a group, not even a small one, and were getting very personal attention. Although we were moving about, staying at four different locations in Trinidad and Tobago, all our moves and tours were carefully planned and went without a hitch (apart from slight hitch on arrival, when we had to call our tour operator for collection). We very much enjoyed the site seeing programme that had been arranged for us.


2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?




3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


The specialist guides at the naturalist sites were exceptionally knowledgeable and all our guides were friendly and helpful. And what interesting places Trinidad and Tobago are. We got a real sense that people have a great pride in their country; and why not? It's a beautiful country with a wonderful climate and a thriving culture. We had the impression that money was being spent on good things...free university education; welfare services for children, employment projects for young people etc. (Lucky to have that oil revenue!)



4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


We would certainly would like to say some nice things about our travels with you in Trinidad and Tobago. It's a long time since myself and my husband have been on a package holiday. We chose this one because we wanted a naturalist-style holiday and you had been recommended by a friend. It's just a pity T&T are so far away; we would love to go often. Thank you so much for arranging such a well organised and well thought out package for us.

Reviewed on 08 Dec 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Abseiling down Avocet Falls on the Marianne River

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Take plenty of insect repellent - all types !

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Absolutely - we were able to interact with and reward local guides / drivers / hotel and restaurant staff for their excellent service and humour.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Fantastic.

Reviewed on 28 Apr 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


All of it

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


If you are bird watcher you are in for a treat

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


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