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“Rainforest walk with Darlington Chance”

Tobago Forest Reserve
Ranked #2 of 76 things to do in Tobago
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Established in 1763 to combat European deforestation of the island, this was the Western Hemisphere's first forest reserve.
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Did a fantastic rainforest walk with Darlington this morning. He’s an extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide and gave us loads of information about the birds, flora, fauna and island history during our time with him. I’m so pleased we had him as our guide - such a great experience! Thanks Darlington!

1  Thank carollaw58
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

We are a family with a four year old and a 5 month old baby and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon in the rainforest with our excellent guide Fitzroy Quamina. He was knowledgable and patient, creating just the right length of trek for our little girl. He provided wellies for us all (much needed!) and helped to engage our cheeky daughter . Although the walk itself was easy, we were very glad to have our wonderful guide to point out the wildlife, which we would have otherwise missed. He took us to the Hummingbird gallery after our walk, which was a magnificent end to a beautiful day. If you’d like to visit the rainforest in Tobago, I cannot recommend Fitzroy Quamina highly enough, call him on 763-2524.

Thank Timothy S
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Spent a day driving around Tobago and ended up on one of the most relaxing drives through the lush high Altitude rain forests in the Region.

Brilliant views, awesome changes in temperatures and crisp clean air.

When in Tobago, take a break from the sand and surf and visit the forest reserve.

Thank caribman1
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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

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 Yorkshire! It appeared neither as modern as Curaçao or as bustling as Barbados. On driving through the island towards the rainforest, our destination for a trek this morning, we could see how laid back the people seemed to be. Although being a public holiday most things were closed so it was a bit of a ghost town. The villages we passed were small and a variety of buildings, from elaborate to shacks. Goats grazed by the side of the roads, we also saw some keeping the football field under control too.
Having been devastated by a hurricane in the 60s the main industry of providing produce for other islands ceased and you can still see where places have been affected.
We were warned by our guide that the trek would be muddy and we should hire welly boots when we got there. Well of course most people were averse to this preferring their own footwear. However once one or two of us started getting boots, everyone eventually did, and after collecting our bamboo walking poles off we set. Warm and humid but with a fresh wind blowing occasionally we found our guide was correct in the track being muddy, and as we progressed we became more and more thankful we had left our walking shoes in the bus! Walking through thick mud often a few inches deep, we began to realise the $4 each we had paid, thinking we were being ripped off, was actually the best $4 we had spent in a long time!! The forest was beautiful and we found the trek easy enough, unlike many of our fellow travellers who must have thought they were out for a Sunday afternoon stroll in the park until faced with the mud, running water, rocky steps along the way! Then the tropical rain started!! Fortunately we were prepared with our rain macs but even they are not designed for the tropical rainstorms which are like someone turning on a power shower full blast. The paths became rivers, the mud deeper and more slippy, and all i could hear was a voice being me saying ‘oooh i love it!!’ At which point I nearly shoved him down the steep side of the path. A tree had fallen over the path blocking our way, however we climbed over it - some of the group now decided to return to the bus! - as our aim was to get to a waterfall. Well if I had realised we wouldn’t be able to see it properly due to a dilapidated bridge , from another tree fall, I may not have been as keen to climb over the darn thing.
The rain having eased slightly, I decided to remove my rain mac as I was as wet inside from a sauna effect in the heat as from the rain outside. Bad move!! The rain started again in earnest and we all ended up soaked to the skin as we made our way back along the trail which was now a flowing river! Arriving back at the bus the guys were able to strip off their wet shirts, didn’t think it was a good idea for the girls though!! Having said all this, we really enjoyed our walk!

Thank 702catherines
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

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 the mud and waterfall tributaries. We saw loads of plants, vines, parrots, trapdoor spider holes, termite nests, breathtaking stands of bamboo, old cedar, massive ferns, jungle lilies, and so much more. Enjoyed a delicious lunch by Shurland James afterward in her Hummingbird Garden... where we spotted 4 different species. Really great day. Would recommend!!

3  Thank Julia S
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