Tobago Forest Reserve, Tobago

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Discover the paths of the oldest forest preserve in the western hemisphere when you visit Tobago Forest Reserve. Since 1776 the sprawling arboreous expanse has been a protected reserve, covering two thirds of the island. In the depths of the 3,958 ha (9,780 ac) tropical rainforest, an abundance of flora and fauna is yours to explore. With over 210 species of rare and indigenous bird, recommendations state to visit the rainforest with a pre arranged guide, who have the expertise needed to help you find as much of the wildlife and rare plant species as possible. Search the canopies for the Sabrewing Hummingbird, endemic to Tobago and a rare sight. The most popular starting point is Gilpin Trace, from here you can pick up numerous trails. Take plenty of water and insect repellent. Plan trip to Roxborough with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • August 27, 2017
    Our visit was during the rainy season, and this is rainforest, so we got wet. Definitely worth wearing suitable clothing. A good guide is essential - we went with Newton George who was exceptional. He...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Don’t waste your money on Tobago - the pristine island that once was. Tragic! We spent about a week in Tobago in early August 2017. What a disappointment: Angel reef and Buccoo reef are dead. Largest ...  more »
  • June 1, 2017
    Had a fabulous walk - guided by Junior Thomas from Unique Tours. Was a quiet time - I wouldn't recommend if your visit clashed with cruise trip visits! Really enjoyed the serenity, birdlife and awe in...  more »

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