Day 1 : Arrive Trinidad (Port of Spain)
Welcome to the international airport of Trinidad, Port of Spain. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. In the evening, take an optional tour to experience the live Steelpan music in authentic panyards. Steelpans (also known as steel drums or pans, and sometimes, collectively with other musicians, as a steel band or orchestra) is a musical instrument originating from Trinidad and Tobago. Steel pan musicians are called pannists. Overnight in Trinidad.
Day 2 : Trinidad
This morning, proceed on a city tour of Trinidad. The ultimate city tour includes all the highlights, from downtown shopping streets to architectural sights, taking a panoramic view, yacht clubs and marinas too. Starting with downtown Port of Spain - the bustling heart of the city - visit Independence Square with it’s imposing Central Bank and Brian Lara Promenade, the surrounding shopping streets, Parliament Building, Supreme Court and historic Woodford Square. Then have a brief look inside the Museum of Natural History before taking in the Queens Park Savannah - known as ‘the world’s largest roundabout’, this 200-acre recreational park is lined with exotic trees and interesting colonial mansions with intricate architectural designs. The Magnificent Seven are the finest of these. Following this enter the busy suburb of St. James where you can take in the Caribbean street life and pick up a local snack in one of the many local food places. There is an astounding panoramic view (sometimes as far as Venezuela) from Fort George, a little further afield, and then take a scenic drive along the upscale north-western coast past yacht clubs. Overnight in Trinidad.
Day 3 : Trinidad
Today, drive along the beautiful North Coast to the popular Maracas Beach (drive time is approx. 1 hour with a stop at the beautiful Maracas Lookout panoramic view point). There are changing facilities and you will get enough time to swim in the sea. For lunch (not included) we recommend you to taste the famous shark sandwich. You could also opt to visit the Asa Wright Nature Centre. The Asa Wright Nature Centre is a bird sanctuary and study centre set in 200 acres of the thickly forested Arima Valley. Visit the old plantation house with its large open verandah from which you can view an incredible amount of different species of tropical birds from the same location. Hummingbirds feed from the containers hanging right in front of you, staying long enough for you to take some fantastic photographs. A guided walk through the forest where you can learn about the uses of many different medicinal herbs and the history of the Asa Wright Centre. Overnight in Trinidad.
Day 4 : Trinidad - Tobago
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Tobago. On arrival at Tobago airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. The evening is at leisure. Overnight in Tobago.
Day 5 : Tobago
Today enjoy a full day trip to explore the island. Visit the historical Fort King George, where you get breath-taking views from this point. Continue the drive over to the Caribbean coast and up through the winding mountains, where you will enjoy more spectacular views as you look down on some of the village bays, such as Castara Bay, Englishman’s Bay and Parlatuvier Bay. Experience the heavenly feeling as you enter the water at Englishman’s Bay for a short swim. Enjoy some refreshments before proceeding onto the drive through the rainforest observing the lush flora and fauna, then over to the Atlantic coastline. Overnight in Tobago.
Day 6 : Tobago
Today, take a tour to explore Bird of Paradise Island, named after the bird which once inhabited the island. Take a scenic drive to Speyside first before you hop on board a glass bottom boat and take a ride from the shores at Speyside across the Atlantic waters to the island, experience nature as never seen before. Be amazed by the sight of a variety of magnificent sea birds, plants and trees. Enjoy snorkelling at the islands best reef “Angel Reef and Japanese Garden” where you may get the opportunity to see the largest brain coral in the Caribbean. Conclude the trip with a leisure drive down to the Argyle Waterfall, a lovely three-tiered waterfall near Roxborough with deep cool pools for swimming. Hike for approximately 4 hours on an even and broad trail. You will get a chance to take a short dip in the refreshing waters before you drive back along the Atlantic Coast. Overnight in Tobago.
Day 7 : Tobago
Snorkel, swim, suntan and soak in the pool and gardens through the day. This morning, take the opportunity to observe the life underwater. Hop on board a glass bottom boat and enjoy a short ten-minute ride to the reef to view some of the world’s most spectacular fishes. Swim in the Nylon Pool. This is a protected marine park off Pigeon Point. Daily tours by glass-bottomed boat allow even non swimmers to see the reef life. Snorkelling is easy here. The nearby Nylon Pool- a warm shallow area in the middle of the reef lagoon is ideal for swimming. Overnight in Tobago.
Day 8 : Depart Tobago
This morning transfer to Scarborough Airport for your flight back home connecting via Trinidad.