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  • Address: Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Hours: Visitor Center: 7am - 7pm. Tour boats leave at 4pm
  • Admission: Free

Every day, the scarlet ibis, Trinidad & Tobago’s national bird, flies to nearby Venezuela to feed and heads back to its island home in the late afternoon. Watching the birds in their thousands return to roost in the vivid green mangroves of Caroni Swamp, red plumage blazing against the deepening blue sky, is one of the greatest sights the Caribbean has to offer.

Take a sunset trip by boat through the serene “canals” and tidal lagoons of the swamp, with guides pointing out snakes, iguanas and other creatures as you glide past. Once anchored, sit back and enjoy the hush of dusk until the return of the ibises.

Practical Info

The Caroni Swamp is off the coast of Trinidad, in a bay situated a half-hour drive from the capital Port-of-Spain. If visiting at sunset, remember this is a peak time for mosquitoes, so cover up!

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Eco-Cultural Tour from Port of Spain, Trinidad, null
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Eco-Cultural Tour from Port of Spain

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

This day trip will start with a brief city tour in the bustling heart of Port of Spain, Trinidad’s capital. Enjoy the scenic North Coast Road to Maracas Beach, ...  Read more

Location: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Caroni Wetlands Boat Tour, Trinidad, Nature & Wildlife
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Caroni Wetlands Boat Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

This nature tour takes you in an open flat-bottomed boat into the famous Caroni Wetlands with open lagoons and waterways and a beautiful scenery of the serene ...  Read more

Location: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Caroni Bird Sanctuary, Trinidad, Day Cruises
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Caroni Bird Sanctuary

The Caroni Nature Sanctuary is a mangrove swamp covering an area of 40 square miles and it is world renowned among ornithologists. The highlight of this ...  Read more

Location: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $60.00

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