Category: Touring | Trinidad

View of Saut d'Eau from Paramin. Photo by Chris Anderson

We are hikers: four Trinidad hikes for your bucket list

Of all the out-doorsy things you can do in Trinidad & Tobago, hiking is one of the best. Much like the country, hikes can accommodate almost everyone, from the gentle soul who’s looking for equally gentle terrain to the most intrepid, bring-it-on types.

Fort George, Trinidad. Photo: William Barrow

Trinidad sightseeing: our top 24

For a single island, Trinidad is incredibly diverse, her human and physical landscapes varying vastly from coast to coast. Starting early and limiting your stops, you could see the entire island in a day if you really wanted to, either on your own, or with guides. Here are our 24 favourite sights.

Blue devils in Paramin. Photo by Chris Anderson

Paramin: a forgotten world

A unique rural community nestled far above the city

A scarlet macaw. Photo by Chris Anderson

Trinidad & Tobago — a birder’s paradise

Photographer and naturalist Roger Neckles of Avifauna Tours on Trinidad & Tobago birds and birdwatching

A tufted coquette (Trinidad & Tobago). Photo: Faraaz Abdool

Trinidad: A Land of Biodiversity

Andean origins give the island of just 1,700 square miles awesome biodiversity. With hundreds of bird and butterfly species, countless hiking and biking paths up mountain trails leading to caves and secluded waterfalls with cooling plunge pools, Trinidad is an eco-lover’s paradise. The island offers natural wonders to explore and experience that are unparalleled anywhere else in the Caribbean.

Tufted Coquette Hummingbird. Courtesy Theo Ferguson of Yerette

Exploring Trinidad’s natural history

Mountains covered with tropical rain forest; mangrove swamps and savannahs; rivers, waterfalls and jungle-green seashores — these are just part of Trinidad’s unique Caribbean/South American legacy. We may be separated by just a few miles of sea, but not long ago — a few seconds of geological time — we were part of the mainland. Learn about Trinidad’s natural history, with advice from a local hiker and tour guide about how best to go out and explore

Maracas Bay, Trinidad. Photo: Stephen Jay Photography

Trinidad’s best beaches

Trinidad is unlikely to come up among “top 10 Caribbean beaches” listings – though magnificent Grande Rivière was recently tipped by British Airway’s High Life magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful in the world – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t countless beaches and activities to fill a day or weekend on a Trini beach. The four coasts are distinct, owing to the three different bodies of water which meet the coastlines. Here are some of the best and most popular choices for beach excursions in Trinidad

Young scarlet ibis (distinguished by the dark feathers among the red ones) feed on the Caroni Swamp mudflats. Photo by Chris Anderson

Trinidad & Tobago Sightseeing Tours

Discover talks to T&T Sightseeing Tours’ visionary founder Charles Carvalho. They offer easy sightseeing tours, city tours, Tobago day tours, historical tours, golf trips, and nature tours including mild to strenuous hikes, boat tours, diving trips, and turtle-watching and birding, and arrange hotel reservations, car rentals, aircraft charter, conferencing, and cultural itineraries.

Kayaking in Nariva swamp. Photo by Stephen Broadbridge

Stephen Broadbridge on Trinidad’s best eco adventures

Discover T&T talked to Stephen Broadbridge of Caribbean Discovery Tours about his favourite Trinidad eco breaks

A leatherback makes its way to the sea at Grande Riviere. Photo: Stephen Jay Photography

Top 10 things to do & see in Trinidad

Our top 10 picks for what to do and see in Trinidad