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Tobago Forest Reserve

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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the oldest protected rainforest (in Lans Fourmi) in the Western hemisphere and Tobagonians are very proud of this. This tour took us along the Gilpin trail. We only hiked for an hour but it was really magical. Saw the parrot-apple. Found a leaf...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LeroyRKG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a 3 hour tour with Fitzroy who was extremely knowledgeable about all wildlife and the rainforest itself, he was also able to make bird sounds to attract the birds. We saw MottMotts, parrots, 4 varieties of, hummingbirds and their nests, squirrels, massive ants and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cheeselover3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here twelve years ago and were very pleased to see it was still in excellent natural condition. We went with the same guide we had on the first trip and it was a wonderful experience. We saw many birds and a huge number...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank simcoe22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The star that is 'Elvis of Tobago' (*cue mad laugh) was our guide, and the kids loved it and him! We piled into his aircon mini bus for a day out; we'd already had one successful trip a few days earlier, so called in his...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Vanessacalling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently paid a visit to the Tobago Forest Reserve and were guided through it by one of the recognised guides Junior Thomas. We met him at the entrance to the Gilpin Trail and after negotiating a price (200 TT each - discounted because we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Valwynn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a guided tour with Fitzroy Quamina and it was an amazing experience. We didn't see any other hikers on our 3 hour hike through the rainforest! We did see a number of birds, including hummingbirds and a hummingbird nest, mot mots and their...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ryankrieg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you are a serious "birder" or not, Newton George is the go-to expert on the island and there's a reason for it. Newton is the bird whisperer! His knowledge, ability to locate and call birds is outstanding. While there are no guarantees with birding,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Boston38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday we decided to go for a rainforest hike with our 3 8-10 year old girls. While driving to the forest we were stopped by Fitzroy Quamina. He was amazing. He lead us on a hike in the rain forest pointing out great birds, flora...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dreamer57018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a hike with Fitzroy Quamina who was incredibly nice, super knowledgeable, and really, really patient. Afterwards we had our best meal yet at his niece’s house, and then a great swim in a pool under a waterfall (not the one everyone goes to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jeremyw225
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great hike to see birds, followed by a wonderful home cooked meal. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to see another side of Tobago.

Date of experience: February 2019
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7 January 2019|
Response from Stuarty1090 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I feel it would be possible to do the trail without a guide but it was really helpful as we wouldn't have been able to identify the wildlife without Fitzroy. I am unsure on pricing but we were roughly 300TT$ each for a... More
22 February 2018|
Response from 702catherines | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as we did it as a cruise excursion