Tobago tailor made holiday, culture, nature & birds

“Small, sleepy Tobago is a real surprise Ė it's packed with history, nature and culture. This trip explores it all Ė with time to relax with the hummingbirds on your beachfront porch.”


Pigeon Point | Guided Cultural tour | Glass-bottom boat tour to Little Tobago | Snorkelling at Angel Reef | Bird watching in Main Ridge Forest Reserve | Argyle Waterfall | Full day island tour | Optional: yoga, stand up paddle boarding, bioluminescence at Bon Accord Lagoon, boat tour to Buccoo Reef & Nylon Pool

Description of Tobago tailor made holiday, culture, nature & birds

On this 12 day Tobago tailor made holiday, youíll discover the culture, nature and birds of this small, beautiful island. Tobago is an unspoiled treat, with a rainforest thatís been protected for over 200 years, pristine sandy beaches, reefs that you can snorkel around and abundant bird and wildlife.

Meeting the people of Tobago is another delight, and youíll have lots of opportunity to chat with the welcoming, relaxed locals at the small, locally owned hotels youíll be staying in. To make sure you see the island's most beautiful spots and its secret corners only locals know about, youíll take trips with our excellent and incredibly knowledgeable guides.

This is a tailor made holiday, so itís completely flexible. We can tailor the itinerary to your interests and if you prefer to drive yourself around, that works well on Tobago and we can organise that for you. Wherever you go throughout the island the scenery is breath-taking and the welcome always warm.

The flights, accommodation, breakfasts, guided tours and transfers are all included in this trip.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our top tip:
If travelling close to the new moon, book a night time paddle boarding session in Bon Accord Lagoon - the glittering bioluminescence is truly magical.
Trip type:
Tailor made.
Activity level:
10 nights in comfortable en suite hotels and guesthouses with swimming pools.
Can be tailor made for solo travellers at extra cost.
Accom., transfers, transport, tour guides, listed activities, flights.
Breakfasts included. Other meals available at accommodation and local restaurants.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

On this tour you will visit various bird sanctuaries and national parks, all of which are protected and many of which do not normally benefit from visits from mainstream tourism. The entrance fees we pay to enter these go directly to sustaining them.

The Tobago Forest Reserve is the oldest protected rainforest in the western hemisphere, with plantation owners realising as early as 1765 that they should stop cutting down the forest. Since then 14,000 acres of central Tobago were designated a protected Crown Reserve.

You will visit Little Tobago and there is an opportunity to snorkel at Angel Reef on the way. However, 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 Little Tobago and expected to follow a code of conduct so as to minimize the environmental impact by not approaching too close to the nesting birds, staying on designated paths and ensuring that litter is not dropped anywhere.

The Impacts of this Trip

Both hotels we have chosen for this tour are locally owned and managed with a great deal of love and attention and it shows! Kariwak Village is 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. Although both of these hotels have excellent restaurants, we have only included breakfasts on this tour so that you have the opportunity to eat out and interact with the local communities.

On the various trips, you will be accompanied by well-trained and experienced local guides, who are familiar with their environment and are responsible for protecting it, offering advice on how to preserve the delicate balance of nature. They are also of course, best placed to know where to find all the best that the island has to offer and are passionate about preserving their island for future generations.


1 Reviews of Tobago tailor made holiday, culture, nature & birds

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2017 by

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

Tobago itself...a laid back place and very relaxing and hassle free. Fabulous unspoilt beaches (even though I am not really a beach person).

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

Expect to wind down and take things slowly. Be prepared to pay more for food in restaurants, than you might in the UK

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

To an extent.....We used local taxis and guides, the places we stayed were locally owned and run and we ate in local restaurants so yes I felt it benefited local people. We also did some guided bird watching in the reserves.

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

Good - we were unlucky with the weather but that's the way it goes sometimes.

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