Tobago Forest Reserve, Tobago

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#2 of 15 in Nature in Tobago
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 Parlatuvier with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Tobago has a reputation of being of of the most laid back islands of the Caribbean and it certainly seems to live up to its reputation. Arriving in Scarborough yes, named after the infamous one in Yor...  more »
  • Had a wonderful hike through this gorgeous rainforest with Fitzroy. Great fun!! Enjoyed his relaxed, trustworthy, and knowledgeable vibe. He also supplied us with rubber boots so we could get through ...  more »
  • I was glad to see Fitzroy Quamina has received such good reviews, because he was a great guide. He picked us up in Parlatuvier, and took us down the Gilpin Trail, a muddy but only slightly rough hike....  more »

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