- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
On the way to the Asa Wright Nature Centre, a lodge and birding station with a beautiful verandah overlooking the arima valley, this tour will pass the majestic Northern Range Mountain. The drive goes along a narrow road through the mountains during which guides will point out interesting plants and fruit trees. At the Centre, you'll view an incredible amount of different species of tropical birds from the same location. Hummingbirds feed from the containers hanging right in front of you, staying long enough for you to take some fantastic photographs. There’s a 1.5 hour guided walk through the rainforest where you see Agoutis, Tegu Lizards, and many other birds and also a fresh water pool for bathing.
- Close encounter with wildlife
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- See native wildlife in their natural environment
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled water
- Food and drinks
Selected hotels in Port of Spain
Daily, from Sunday to Sunday
A must for the nature lover and bird enthusiast, this tour provides an excellent introduction to Trinidad’s wildlife. Visiting the world-famous Asa Wright Nature Centre, you'll take a walk through the rainforest to watch birds and other wildlife at close range.
Leaving your hotel we drive to the nearby scenic Lady Young Lookout for panoramic photographs of Port of Spain and the Gulf of Paria beyond. On our way to the Asa Wright Nature Centre we pass the majestic Northern Range mountains with the Mount St. Benedict Monastery nestled into the mountainside. The town of Arima in the East of Trinidad is the gateway into the lush rainforest, the drive will lead us along a narrow road through the mountains during which guests will be able to see interesting plants and fruit trees.
The Asa Wright Nature Centre is a bird sanctuary and study centre set in 200 acres of the thickly forested Arima Valley. We visit the old plantation house with its large open verandah from which you can view an incredible amount of different species of tropical birds from the same location. Hummingbirds feed from the containers hanging right in front of you, staying long enough for you to take some fantastic photographs. Large tegu lizard and guinea pig-like agouti search for scraps below the bird feeders.
There is a guided walk through the forest where you'll learn about the uses of many different medicinal herbs, the history of the Asa Wright Centre, the oilbirds that live in an on-site cave, and fascinating birds like the bearded bell and the dancing manakin birds. Our return drive is via the same route with the option of visiting the Arima’s fresh produce market if time and clients’ wishes allow.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Dress code is smart casual
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
A very novel experience and one to remember. Our tour guide was Jenelle, who arrived on time and made us feel comfortable. As she drove around, she explained about the history and culture of the island. She drove us through a narrow drive towards the Asa Wright Bird Sanctuary. It was a beautiful scenic drive up through and towards the rainforest. We came up to the plantation house with a beautiful open verandah with the northern Mountain range in view. The most amazing part was to see so many species of birds, mostly humming birds! It was a good experience to walk through the rainforest with a nature guide Barry, who explained how the plants grew in rain forests, the birds and their habits and also spotted and agoutis. Janelle also took a personal tour with us explaining the flora and fauna of the rainforest, sharing her knowledge with us! An incredible experience! She also shared what local food was available and showed the local market in Arima. Thanks to Jenelle for making our trip so enjoyable!