Trinidad & Tobago: Rainforest to Reef Adventure + Leatherback Sea Turtles – Women’s Travel
Trinidad & Tobago
Moderate Physical Activity
Early Bird Discount Code TURTLE2020. First 8 Save $100 by Jan 15th
Join us in Trinidad & Tobago to experience the real Caribbean! See wild wonders from rainforests to colorful coral reefs, and have close encounters with living dinosaurs – Leatherback Sea Turtles.
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 an 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.
- 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 on 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 night-time paddle across a calm lagoon filled with avatar-like blue-green glowing creatures!
- See more than birds at two sanctuaries including Caroni Swamp in Trinidad & Little Tobago in Tobago.
- 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.
Inclusions & Exclusions
- Group airport transfers
- Internal flight from POS to Tobago.
- Most group meals from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day.
- All activities listed on this page.
- Double occupancy lodging.
- Airfare from your departure city to POS.
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Personal spending money.
- $90.00 gratuity.
- Snorkeling equipment
- Travel insurance.
- Meals not included are 1 breakfast, 1 dinner.
- Frequently Asked Questions.
- Packing List (coming soon)
Port Of Spain
PAX Guest House
Hiking Gilpin Train
Mt. Irvine Bay Snorkeling
Bon Accord Lagoon
Bio-Tour Stand Up Paddle
Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airport
Price: $2650 (++ Early Bird: Use discount code TURTLE2020 by Jan 15th. Limited to first 8 sign-ups)
Deposit due by: February 15th
Installments: 3 equal payments of $650 are due March 15, April 15, May 15
Spots Available: 12/12
A Passport is required.
All payments are non-refundable if cancelled by the participant. In the unlikely event that Green Edventures is unable to fill the trip, a full refund will be given.
Travel insurance is available and recommended.
►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.
Overnight at Grafton Beach Resort (D).
►Day 2: Tobago’s North Side: Castara Bay Snorkel & Gilpin Trace Hike
►Day 3: Snorkeling & SUP Lessons & Night-time Bio Tour at Bon Accord Lagoon
►Day 4: Tobago’s South Side: Little Tobago Tour + Argyle Waterfall
►Day 5: Fly to Trinidad – Transfer to Grand Riviere, Home to Leatherback Sea Turles
►Day 6: Caroni Bird Sanctuary Wildlife Boat Tour
5:30 am: Rise and shine! Now you can see these living dinosaurs in the light of day and capture more photos of their nesting process.
►Day 7: Avocat Waterfall Hike & Rappelling & Lime in the Savanna
►Day 8: Airport Transfer – Flights to USA
** Please note: The activities, lodging, guides, and schedule may change without notice as practical considerations arise during program development or onsite. **
Your Tour Guides
Guide / Trinidad & Tobago
Courtenay "Bushman" Rooks, native to Trinidad, adventurer, naturalist, conservationist, explorer, ecotourism expert, with a long held desired to bring his love of nature to every person through eco adventure tourism. Courtenay guides in rock climbing, mountain biking, birding, hiking, diving, surfing, snorkeling, adventure racing, kayaking. Through personal travels in far flung places like England, Dominica, the Pacific North West of North America, the Mojave Desert, the Cerrado and Amazon of Brazil, Guyana’s Amazon, the Savanna Grande of Venezuela and mostly Trinidad and Tobago he has spent nearly 40 years studying natural history of wild places. During this time he gained knowledge, experience, respect and love for these environments and looks forward to sharing his knowledge with Green Edventures guests!
Kelly Van Lannen
Tour Leader / Costa Rica
Kelly has 20+ years of experience teaching outdoor education and trip guiding. Kelly has worked with the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program since 1997 teaching a wide variety of hands-on outdoor skills classes, and guiding trips locally and internationally. Kelly has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point in Natural Resource Management with an emphasis in Environmental Education / Interpretation. She has a passion for making outdoor recreation accessible to all skill levels and physical abilities and looking forward to sharing Trinidad & Tobago with you.
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