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Highlights of Trinidad & Tobago

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Duration

15 Days

Prices Start from

$3,556 ex. flights

Uncover the highlights of Trinidad & Tobago while travelling between dramatic valleys and golden beaches in the company of a private guide. Fly between the Caribbean’s most southerly islands, scouting for wildlife, interacting with friendly fruit-selling locals and sipping sun-downers on sun-drenched beaches.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Handful of red peppers, Malawi 1

Sample Creole Cuisine

Explore the colourful mix of culture and Creole cuisine in bustling Port of Spain.

Sunset at Pigeon Point, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago 2

Sip Sundowners

Watch the sunset turn the ocean purple and pink with a local rum cocktail in hand.

Pigeon Point, Trinidad & Tobago 3

Pigeon Point

Unwind on the white sand of Pigeon Point Beach, perhaps swimming in the calm waters.

Leatherback turtle, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean 4

Giant Leatherbacks

Observe giant leatherbacks laying eggs and young hatchlings scurrying back to sea.

Why we like it

Encompassing the real focal points of Trinidad & Tobago, this classic journey through the land of Creole cuisine and golden beaches is one of extremes. From the carnival city of Port of Spain to the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of Batteaux Bay, this trip takes in fascinating wildlife, vibrant streets and pristine coastlines. With explorations of mangrove wetlands, secluded snorkelling trips and the opportunity to witness giant leatherback turtles laying eggs on shore, this is a breathtaking and highly customisable introduction to the dual-island nation.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

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Keys:
Internal Flight
  • Days 1-3
    Port of Spain
  • Day 4
    Port of Spain - Arima Valley
  • Days 5-6
    Arima Valley
  • Day 7
    Arima Valley - Grande Riviere
  • Days 8-9
    Grande Riviere
  • Day 10
    Grande Riviere - Tobago
  • Days 11-15
    Tobago
Leatherback Turtle on the Caribbean Coast
Leatherback Turtle on the Caribbean Coast

Find Giant Leatherback Turtles

Explore the dramatic valleys and rugged coast of the Northern Mountain Range where the Andes, in a final flourish of jungle clad peaks, dive into the Caribbean Sea. Embark on tremendous birding trips, go hiking on dirt trails, or be in with the chance to witness giant leatherback turtles laying eggs on rugged and remote Caribbean beaches. Spend time in Grande Riviere, a small village with a real off-the-beaten-track feel, a wonderful spot to get away from it all with rugged beaches lined by palm trees and pounded by Atlantic swells.

Diving, Trinidad and Tobago
Diving, Trinidad and Tobago

Snorkel & Road Trip in Tobago

Fly onto sister island Tobago for a week of wellness or more island exploration. With stunning golden beaches, turquoise waters and a mountainous interior that is ripe for hiking and birding, Tobago is an opportune place to explore dramatic Caribbean ecosystems. Take to the pristine ocean to snorkel in the home of nurse sharks, southern stingrays, bicolour damselfish and torpedo rays, or venture inland to hike the Western Hemisphere’s oldest Rainforest Reserve. Perhaps hire a car and take to the winding roads of the tiny island, where it is possible to drive from one end to the other in under two hours.

Scarlet Ibis
Scarlet Ibis

Boat the Caroni Swamp

Take to the waters of the Caroni Bird Sanctuary in a lectured boat tour through the swamp of the same name, looking out for the diverse range of wildlife that call this place home. Scout for shuffling anteaters, log-like caimans, long-legged cranes and some of the region’s many migratory bird species. The real highlight of this wildlife excursion is the opportunity to spot and photograph the bright scarlet flashes of the national bird, the scarlet ibis. The swamp is one of few places in Trinidad & Tobago where the ibis nests – an impressive sight backed by the Northern Mountain Range as a backdrop.

Carnival, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean
Carnival, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean

See the Colours of Carnival

Explore the sights and sounds of the the little-visited island of Trinidad, spending time in the capital city Port of Spain that is home to the world’s most colourful carnival (not even Rio compares). Tour the city in the company of an expert private guide, visiting a mas camp and steelpan yard to learn about the history and significance of music on the island. Discover the Beaux-Arts style Red House to discover the secret behind its colour, visit the Queen’s Park Savannah and its turn of the 20th century colonial homes, and witness the old slave settlements of Free Town, now known as Belmont.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Asa Wright Centre £££££

  • Trinidad And Tobago
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

The continental origin and proximity of Trinidad to South America, as well as a multiplicity of habitats, have resulted in an unusually diverse fauna. The species lists are impressive: 108 mammals; 460 birds; 55 reptiles and 617 butterflies. No other area in the West Indies can match this species diversity. The climate at the Nature Centre is tropical and humid. However, its mid-montane location tempers the heat to a pleasant 18-30C. The long dry season, when the striking vegetation is in bloom, lasts from January until May. The balance of the year constitutes the rainy season. Rains, while they can be frequently torrential, are usually very intermittent and good field observations can be made at the Centre throughout the year. The Centre offers simple accommodation in cottages with en suite bathrooms and screened verandas.

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Blue Waters Inn £££££

  • Trinidad And Tobago
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Blue Waters Inn is a charming hotel hidden away from the islands main tourist areas and nestled at the foot of the eastern mountain ranges amidst 46 acres of tropical rainforest. Overlooking a white sandy beach, the 38 guestrooms are simple and elegant, each has a balcony or patio, all are a short walk from the shore and most offer an ocean view. The infinity pool and sun terrace overlook the waters of Batteaux Bay where guests can swim, snorkel, dive or just relax on the beach.

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Cuffie River Nature Retreat £££££

  • Trinidad And Tobago
  • B&B, Motel and Guesthouse

Cuffie River Nature Retreat is located on the edge of the oldest protected rain forest in the western hemisphere. Turn south off the main north coast road and a two-mile drive along a rough track will take you to the door of this charming retreat tucked away in the Runnemede Valley, alongside a stream and surrounded by lush vegetation. There are just 10 simple rooms, each with a private balcony, tea & coffee making facilities and wi-fi. Regina, the owner, provides a very warm welcome and her kitchen produces some tasty Caribbean dishes. An elevated outside pool offers great views across the valley.

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We visited both Trinidad and Tobago on a trip planned seamlessly by John. Thank you for pouring so much effort into our trip, going above and beyond to tailor excursions and properties to our requirements.

Destination: Trinidad & Tobago
Travel Expert: John

A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

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