- 7 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Visit the largest "Pitch Lake" in the world that is 250 feet deep and holds 10 million tons of asphalt, used for manufacturing and road paving all over the world. Bathe in the sulfur pool which, according to the villagers, has healing properties for joint pain and skin conditions.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- All entrance fees included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - La Brea Pitch Lake
- Food and drinks
Tour departs from all Port of Spain hotels.
Valid from the time of first use, for the duration selected.
Returns to original departure point
The tour will depart Port of Spain at 9am for a 1.5 hour drive to the Pitch Lake in the village of La Brea in the deep South. Your drive takes you along highways, passing many small villages and the second largest town, San Fernando. At the lake, the knowledgeable guide will take you on a walk to the middle, which is called 'the Mother of the Lake.' You will also have an opportunity to bathe in the sulfur pool which has healing properties for your skin and joints, according to the locals.
Departing the lake, you will have a stop for lunch (at own expense) and then the tour continues to Central Trinidad. Here you'll visit the Sadhu Temple in the sea and the largest Hanuman Murti outside of India. Your last stop will be a family-owned pottery shop where you will see the simple production of the pottery items.
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
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not wheelchair accessible
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Not recommended for child aged 4 and under. There is a lot of walking and participants have to pay attention to where the guide is telling them to step. The surface of the lake is very soft in certain areas.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Jeffrey did a great job of running the tour. For one thing, it is one of the few I could find that I could book as a solo traveler without paying extra, and that was appreciated. We had a day that could have turned out disappointingly, as there was heavy rain. Jeffrey did a good job of staying in contact with people at different locations, and making adjustments on the fly so that we could catch good weather when and where it happened. The result was an excellent day of sightseeing. The pitch lake is unique, and the sights along the way - the Hindu temple, San Fernando Hill, and others - add interest and good breaks. Jeffrey is knowledgeable about many topics and a very informative person to travel with. He is willing to work with clients to customize tours as desired and is full of ideas. Highly recommended.
This tour started in a very very bad way, when I was requested to pay an additionnal 60 US because the hotel I was picked up at was not in Port of Spain. It was in Piarco, in a hotel close to the airport.. There was no indication whatsoever on the website, no pop-up when I entered the name of my hotel when I booked the tour altnough the name bore the word airport- that should have been a clue!!! or when I called Viator the day before my tour to confirm pick-up time, that I would have to pay that additional fee. I was really mad at the tour operator and talked on the phone to the same guy I had talked to the day before..He said that iinforming me of the additional 60 just slipped his mind... It was not the driver/guide' s fault and I did not want him to lose his workday either. He was unhappy about this situation too, but ended up being a nice, knowledgeable and charming host throughout the day thank you so much, Errol !!. The pitch lake is very interesting to see when you get good explanations as I did with a guide I think his name was 'Bobby who new every bit about this lake, the different textures, the different water colors , the positive impact on health of the different minerals... San Fernando is very iinteresting to see too, with the enormous energy plants you have no idea they exist when you first enter the city..The visit of the religious sites the actual temples were closed was of a lesser interest to me, but that is okay. To note is although Viator indicatees that all entrance fes are included in the tour, for what I have seen, there were no entrance fees in any of the sites I have visited, although my guide- rightfully so- paid he guide at he pitch lake. The Hindu sites have no fee, but donation boxes. Overall, the visit was interesting and Errol, my driver/guide/host definitely saved the day.. But I do have serious probems with the tour operator Viator not providing complete and proper information about itheir fees and claiming that all entrance fees are included in the tour price, when- in this case at least- they were non existant.
It was a great tour. A lot of fun seeing Indian temple complex as well as the lake that contains asphalt and sulfur. Our guide, Jeffrey, was excellent. We did many of our tours in Trinidad with him and would recommend him most highly. He made our whole trip fun and memorable.
THE TOUR OPERATOR INSNT THERE AT 9:30 AM AS CONTRACTED
AND THEY INDICATED A TAXI DRIVER TO DO THE SAME TOUR, THAT IS VERY EFFICIENT AND HESPFULL WITHOUT PROBLEM .
BUT AS WE SAD, THEY HADNT BEEN THERE AS CONFIRMED TO US.
It was so interesting seeing how asphalt is mined in a lake--and its a beautiful setting. Our driver was terrific because we had showers most of the the day, so he customized the tour for us. My husband enjoyed seeing all the power generation on the island. I enjoyed finding so much of India in Trinidad.