Trinidad & Tobago 2023 : Rainforest -Reef + Leatherback Sea turtles

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

GE
87 reviews
Jun 17 - 24, 2023
Group size: 6 - 14
Trinidad & Tobago 2023 : Rainforest -Reef + Leatherback Sea turtles
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

87 reviews

$NaN
Jun 17 - 24, 2023
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip

Ladies! Experience the real Caribbean!  This adventure combines daily excursions that immerse you into the tropical wonders of the twin island nation of Trindad & Tobago.  Two islands, one unforgettable experience.


Just 8 degrees north of the equator, right off the tip of Venezuela, lies Trinidad. The bigger of the two Islands and birthplace of the steel pan, it is the energetic of the pair with a modern twist on the Caribbean destination; a metropolitan center and an exciting night life all within the splendor of a tropical paradise. But even within the shores of Trinidad, the exceptional variance of tone is apparent when exploring only a short distance away from Port-of-Spain, the Islands capital, into the separate world of a more serene Caribbean backdrop where tropical rainforests, jungle waterfalls, clear rivers, and mangrove wetlands replace city entertainment.


About a 30 min flight from Trinidad’s Port of Spain, is laid back Tobago. The smaller sibling to the northeast lags in pace with a quiet and lull atmosphere and a population of only a fraction of Trinidad. Attracting nature lovers, divers, and bird nerds from all over the world, Tobago is also the home of the oldest protected rainforest in the Western Hemisphere. Its pink sand beaches are secluded and quiet while the rainforest thrives with life. Dive sites and snorkeling off of Tobago are particularly stunning and provide some great unforgettable, first-class underwater adventures.


The adventure begins in Port of Spain and then we fly to the island of Tobago for three nights. In Tobago we snorkel beautiful coral reefs, hike the world’s oldest protected forest, and take in the positive vibes of beach life. Mid way, we return to Trinidad and travel to the far east coast to meet living dinosaurs – leatherback sea turtles. You will help these endangered creatures at sunset, by releasing hatchlings. Then at night you take a walk back in time as you observe 500 pound turtles crawl onto the beach to lay their eggs. From Grand Rivier, we head south for a swamp paddle in search of Orange Howler Monkeys. Finally, the grand finale is a river hike to Avocat waterfall with a chance to challenge yourself on a 72ft rappel down the falls and a “lime” in the savanna.


Special note to birders:  Trinidad & Tobago is an amazing place to see birds. Each morning, your guide will offer guided bird walks to help you add species you’ve never seen to your Life List.


 

Trip Highlights:

  • Go hiking in one of the Earth’s oldest protected rainforest prime for birding with species from both Central and South America.
  • Dive into snorkeling in shallow water over colorful coral reefs full of fish & invertebrates.
  • Feel the adrenaline as you rappel down a 72ft waterfall into a natural pool below.
  • Connect with your senses on a nighttime paddle across a calm lagoon filled with avatar-like blue-green glowing creatures!
  • Search for Scarlet Ibis, boa constrictors, and anteaters in Caroni Swamp.
  • Help save endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles and release them for their first swim at dusk.
  • Step back to the land of the dinosaurs. Experience and epic encounter with a 500 pound Leatherback Sea Turtle as she comes to the beach to lay her eggs.
  • You see the complete process of digging and laying and learn about this magical animal from local guides.

What’s included

  • Ground group transport
    A.N.R. Robinson International Airport (TAB)
  • Internal flight
    from Port of Spain to Tobago
  • Most Group Meals
    from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day. You will be responsible for 1 dinner.
  • All Activities listed
    all activities listed in itinerary
  • Lodging
    double occupancy
  • Airfare
    from your departure city to POS
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal spending money
  • Gratuity
    $250
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not included
    1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Port of Spain – Fly to Tobago

Today is a big travel day! International flights will arrive by 3 pm. After going through immigration and customs, you will be greeted by one of our representatives. There will be a short layover at the airport before we check in for our next flight as a group. We never have to leave the airport. Participants can get coffee and a fast food lunch before we depart on our Caribbean Airlines flight to Tobago. This is a short 30 minute flight and then a quick transfer to the hotel. We will check in, relax at pool with a cocktail, and then have dinner at the hotel. 


Dinner at the hotel. (D)

Your Organizer


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Green Edventures Eco Tours & Safaris
87 reviews
Fun, active, and educational nature-based group eco-adventures for people to connect with wild places and animals in extraordinary environments. Specializing in women's adventure travel groups, and teacher-led student groups. Inquire about custom and co-ed trips.

Reviews

The most amazing trip ever!! Tara with Green Edventures and our guides,Will and Paul did such a great job! Africa has always been on my bucket list and this trip met all my expectations and more!
By Deborah K for Africa 2022: Uganda Safari Mountain Gorilla Trekking Women's Travel on 11 May, 2022
What an outstanding adventure! I loved the small group size, the exceptionally knowledgeable guides and the fact that our itinerary choices supported local businesses and communities. Top-notch active, authentic adventure travel that models the best in ecotourism. Thanks, Tara, Paul and Ari!
By Cynthia Casey W for Africa 2022: Safari + Mountain Gorilla Trekking (Co-ed) on 05 May, 2022
KL
I had a phenomenal time! Location was outstanding, trip leaders were fantastic, accommodations were comfortable and the other participants were great! The trip was very well planned. Roatan and it’s marine life is so beautiful! I would highly recommend Green Edventures!
By Kathy L for Roatan 2022: Women's Snorkeling & SCUBA Eco Tour on 03 May, 2022
Amy did an amazing job of putting this trip together. It was so much fun, always interesting and a ton of outdoor activities. This is a must do.
By Kristen H for Roatan 2022: Women's Snorkeling & SCUBA Eco Tour on 03 May, 2022
AU
Wow, what an awesome trip to Roatan. The fish we saw snorkeling were amazing. On our night snorkel we saw octopuses, spiny lobsters and eels. Swimming with the dolphins and zip lining were two of my favorites. I am sold on Green Edventure trips and will follow them to the ends of the earth. I highly recommend the Roatan trip in addition to the other six trips I have taken with Green Edventures. You can't beat the organization, activities, and personal touch. Your fellow adventure buddies are great and will keep you laughing. Do it!
By Allison U for Roatan 2022: Women's Snorkeling & SCUBA Eco Tour on 02 May, 2022
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References

I went on an amazing trip with Tara to Baja, Mexico in 2020. This was a dream trip for me being a wildlife lover. It was incredible to be able to swim with whale sharks and sea lions and get up close with gray whales. Camping on the beach was amazing. We had a great group of women and everyone vibed well and all of the tour guides including Tara, Alex and Chabello were so fun, friendly and helpful every step of the way. The food was great at the campsite and at the restaurants we got to try. When our trip plans initially got derailed waiting on a negative Covid test and we had to get a different flight, Tara did everything in her power to accommodate us and make sure we got to enjoy every part of the trip, including setting us up with another whale shark swimming tour after we had missed the initial one with the group, and she spent time waiting for us to finish before leaving for the airport. I definitely recommend Green Edventures, especially the Baja Mexico trip!
By Katie M on 14 Feb, 2022
I just returned from the Wisconsin Women's Tour and couldn't have asked for a better trip! For me, the amount and type of activity were perfect. Who know there was so much to discover practically in my own backyard?
By Cynthia Casey W on 22 Oct, 2020