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 Scarborough with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • We trekked into the rainforest a few times during our stay, once was guided which is definitely recommended as you get to see things like the blood tree! and it is great to know exactly what you are l...  more »
  • Ive been lucky to visit a few rainforests namely Daintree in Oz and the temperate rainforests of Western Canada along with other forests in the Caribbean. All rainforests are quite different but what ...  more »
  • 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 »

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