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Tobago Forest Reserve

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You are alone....in the jungle.....

...and that's the story. Goinf´g on the Gilpin Trail, you will find a bit muddy way for the first... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Moehrendorf, Germany
Purity In The Hills

Tobago Forest Reserve continues to be pure and untouched. It is a rich, green, lush and tranquil... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
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Established in 1763 to combat European deforestation of the island, this was the Western Hemisphere's first forest reserve.
11. 280638, -60. 585973, Tobago
+1 868-759-2880
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 1, 2015

Wonderful experience of walking, climbing and looking at so much beauty in Tobago's lovely rainforest with Harris McDonald - who was so knowledgeable - thank you!

7  Thank LizG1963
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Reviewed 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 brain coral in the world? Peeled off like an...More

6  Thank Travel_Pisachi
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

...and that's the story. Goinf´g on the Gilpin Trail, you will find a bit muddy way for the first 2 km. Then there is a bridge (are what once said to be a bridge...without railing…) with a waterfall...and then the real jungle waits for you....More

2  Thank bogi1995
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Tobago Forest Reserve continues to be pure and untouched. It is a rich, green, lush and tranquil aspect of the island; very zen-like. Crossing the Reserve is a soothing experience and a perfect example of what life can be when humans work in harmony with...More

1  Thank Bigrodge868
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We had a really good walk with our guide Fitzroy (who tells us he is mentioned on Trip Advisor!). We chose a short walk (2 hours, around 4kms) as we wanted to do other things during the same day. But we could have walked more...More

1  Thank jslmont
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Full of lush vegetation and such a scenic drive. It is one of the oldest rainforest in the world. You are sure to enjoy visiting this natural wonder

Thank LaShaun R
Reviewed April 12, 2018

We chose to go with a private tour recommended by someone at our hotel- his name was Elvis and he took us into the rainforest himself. It was a dryer day so we didn't need to wear boots ( normally you rent them when it...More

1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Our Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship stopped here and arranged the tour. Randolph was our guide, a very knowledgeable (and religious) guy. The walk in took about 1.5 hours at a very leisurely pace. About an hour to get back. We saw just a few birds,...More

Thank WilliamB837
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

We had a 2hr guided tour with Junior Thomas, who was so animated about the bird life, fauna & flora that it actually lasted 2.5 hrs. Junior advised that as it had not rained for about 5 days we would be fine in our flip-flops...More

Thank Qwertyv
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

A very educational and eye opening adventure into the depths of Tobago’s forest interior with a well informed guide in the shape of Junior Thomas. An abundance of BirdLife as well as fauna & floral described in detail by an enthusiastic expert. Loved every minute!

1  Thank mscott51
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Mr Thomas is an experienced certified guide with 19 years of service. My sister and I were joined by a Swedish couple for a short tour of the beautiful forest and Mr. Thomas was very kind, careful (we are seniors) and made sure we wore...More

Thank carolbZ2261PI
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We happened upon the reserve and an excellent guide, Fitzroy, who accompanied us on a short 1/2 hr hike to the 1st waterfall. He is very knowledgeable and shared with us lots of information about the plants and birds. Trinidad and Tobago are amazing for...More

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Marcel B
February 21, 2018|
Response from 702catherines | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as we did it as a cruise excursion
Nicholas C
January 9, 2017|
Response from aland704 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Yes $TT