Tag: Hiking

Photo by Sherridan Kirk, courtesy Aisha Sylvester

Aisha Sylvester — off the beaten path in Tobago | Q&A

Aisha Sylvester is a Tobago-based travel blogger and digital marketer. We talked to her about her favourite sites and experiences on the island — from sightseeing and hiking to food and beaches

The Nariva river meets the Atlantic Ocean near Manzanilla. Photo by Jason Audain

Courtenay Rooks on Trinidad’s eco adventures | Q&A

Discover T&T talked to Courtenay Rooks — a tour operator, naturalist, and conservationist with decades of experience — about what makes Trinidad such a compelling destination for eco lovers and those looking for unique, immersive vacations

Waterfall. Photograph by Ariann Thompson

Trinidad hiking and outdoor adventures

Some of Trinidad’s most popular hikes — from easy waterfall hikes, to caves with over a million bats, and the country’s most grueling climb

Blue Basin Gorge. Photo by Chris Anderson

For eco lovers: what to see and experience in Trinidad for 2017

Nowhere else in the Caribbean is like Trinidad. That’s not hyperbole — the island’s unique environment combines a South American continental legacy with Caribbean island features. (Click here for an in depth look at Trinidad’s natural history.) Tropical rainforest cloaks the north, central, and southern mountain ranges, from which waterfalls and rivers cascade. There are

Caroni Swamp. Photo by Chris Anderson
The magnificent view from Paramin. Photo by Jason Audain

Trinidad for thrill-seekers and adrenalin junkies

Very different ways to get your blood pumping in Trinidad — from hiking to martial arts, and a range of eco adventures by land and sea

The Rio Seco waterfall. Photograph by Anu Lakhan

Keeshan Ramkissoon talks hiking in Trinidad

Keeshan Ramkissoon was awarded the President’s Medal in 2012, in recognition of his contribution to scouting, and studied civil engineering at the University of the West Indies. He is an avid hiker with the instincts of a natural outdoorsman. When you say someone “cuts a new path” it’s usually a cliché but in Keeshan’s case, he actually wants to do the finding, clearing and cutting new trails

Caroni Bird Sanctuary. Photograph by Robert Ramkissoon

A Trinidad eco & adventure guide: bird-watching, hiking & more

Trinidad is known to wildlife experts and enthusiasts for the sheer mind-boggling number of animal species and habitats crowded together on one small island just 50 miles long by 37 miles wide. Having once been part of South America, Trinidad has evolved both continental and island life forms: 108 native mammals (57 of which are bats), 460 birds, 55 reptiles, 25 amphibians, and 620 butterflies, as well as over 2,500 species of flowering plants (700 of which are orchids), 370 species of tree and 300 types of ferns. Nowhere else in the West Indies can match this level of diversity – and few areas of comparable size anywhere in the tropical Americas

The Turure water steps (Cumaca Falls) near Valencia. 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.

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

Glass-bottom boats anchor at the Nylon Pool in Tobago

Tobago eco adventures by land & by sea

One of the world’s top eco destinations, Tobago entices with rainforests, mangroves, wetlands, coral reefs, nesting islands and much more!