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Such a Great Place

I wasn't overly excited about the rainforest and the Gilpin Trace as I'm more happy when I'm in the... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Anna E
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Towcester, United Kingdom
Birds!

Took a nice hike to a small waterfall (much too small to swim in). Went with a local tour guide... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Jenna M
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Denver, Colorado
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This mountainous rainforest covers the length of the island and is home to an incredible amount of biological diversity.
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“calls” (2 reviews)
“binoculars” (2 reviews)
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Tobago
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

I wasn't overly excited about the rainforest and the Gilpin Trace as I'm more happy when I'm in the water and wanted to get cracking to The Nylon Pool which was next on the list of things to do that day. Our guide, Harris McDonald,...More

1  Thank Anna E
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Took a nice hike to a small waterfall (much too small to swim in). Went with a local tour guide which I would highly recommend since he told us about the vegetation and birds we saw (of which there were many!). If you are going...More

Thank Jenna M
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The Gilpin Trail enters the Forest by a tatty board around a mile on the Roxborough side of the Visitors Centre. A guide will point out a number of things to you but one is not essential. You can't get lost; there is no division...More

1  Thank rerp
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This is an easily accessible rainforest. The roads are good and the path fairly easy but you will need sturdy shoes. I would recommend Fitzroy Quamina 6607836. He is good at spotting birds, knows the calls and nesting sites.

Thank DSwetherby
Reviewed 26 March 2017

My partner and I had a lovely walk through the Main Ridge Forest Reserve. This is a "must" while in Tobago. Fitzroy was very knowledgable about the birds, plants, and the history of the reserve. He was also very friendly and accommodating of personal mobility...More

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We're not birders, but more interested in enjoying the glorious surroundings. Our guide, Darren Henry, did a great job introducing us to the habitat and teaching us how to spot the birds. This is a truly extraordinary place to visit, but please don't expect cafes...More

1  Thank Vamos2015
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Get away from the busy airport end of the Island and explore the Main Ridge Reserve. You can drive through, take a tour or take more time and walk although it's hilly and hot but with great views and wildlife.

1  Thank tezpil
Reviewed 24 February 2016

My top tip is go with a GOOD guide. While we stopped and watched fir birds and our excellent guide called to them others rushed by. Peter Cox is your man... has his own website. A1

1  Thank Jane M
Reviewed 29 December 2015

we arranged a tour with local guide Newton George who knows all about the birdlife and makes sure his customers see as many as possible, providing binoculars and a powerful telescope. It was a wonderful and educational experience.

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Went with Alibaba Tours and had Jackson as highly knowledgeable guide, having been paractically been brought up in th forest.A slow, ramble, often stopping to listen to...and hopefully see, the many birds, especially the humming bitds. Take good shoes and take your time.

2  Thank Bryanmarbella
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