Go Slow ... in Trinidad (at the Asa Wright Centre)

Tour Code: TTO03

9 days from £2995(inc flights) Land Only Price: £2495 SRS: £450


On this ‘Go Slow’ birdwatching and natural history holiday we take you to the beautiful Caribbean island of Trinidad for a relaxing 7-night stay at the world renowned Asa Wright Centre. Located only 15 kilometres from the coast of Venezuela, the small island of Trinidad boasts an incredible variety of wildlife. The island is dominated by the Northern Range and it is here, amongst 2,000 acres of protected rainforest that you will find the magical Asa Wright Nature Centre. During our stay we will enjoy a relaxed programme of leisurely walks from our comfortable base, and full day excursions to nearby sites of interest.

  • A single-centre holiday based at the renowned Asa Wright Centre/DIV>
  • Trinidad boasts an impressive 400 species of bird/DIV>
  • Enjoy leisurely birding from the centre’s famous verandah!/DIV>
  • White-necked Jacobins & other hummingbirds hover within an arm’s length/DIV>
  • Tanagers, thrushes & other forest birds attracted to bird tables at the Centre/DIV>
  • Chance to see Leatherback Turtles coming to lay their eggs/DIV>
  • Trinidad Squirrels, Agoutis & giant Tegu Lizards also visit the Centre!/DIV>
  • Explore the Centre’s network of forest trails/DIV>
  • Led by expert naturalist guide/DIV>

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On this new ‘Go Slow’ birdwatching and natural history holiday we take you to the beautiful Caribbean island of Trinidad, for a relaxing 7- night stay at the world renowned Asa Wright Centre. Located only 15 kilometres from the coast of Venezuela, the small island of Trinidad boasts an incredible variety of wildlife, with over 400 species of bird, 97 native mammals, 55 reptiles and 617 butterflies recorded to date. Only 50 miles long, by 37 miles wide, the island is dominated by the Northern Range and it is here, amongst 2,000 acres of protected rainforest that you will find the magical Asa Wright Centre. During our stay we will enjoy a relaxed programme of leisurely walks from our comfortable base, and full day excursions to nearby sites of interest, with plenty of time allocated to birding from the centre’s famous verandah, complete with a cool rum punch in hand! At this time of year Leatherback Turtles begin nesting on the island’s beaches and, with luck, we will have the chance to see these magnificent giants of the ocean emerging to lay their eggs.
Asa Wright (Ann & Walter Burns)Little Hermit (Peter Dunn)Yellow-hooded Blackbird (Peter Dunn)Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Peter Dunn)White-necked Jacobin (Peter Dunn)White-chested Emerald (Peter Dunn)Wattled Jacana flight (Peter Dunn)Trinidad Piping-guan (Peter Dunn)Sunset over Nariva (Peter Dunn)Southern Beardless Tyrannulet (Peter Dunn)Silver-beaked Tanager (Peter Dunn)Scarlet Ibis (Peter Dunn)Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Peter Dunn)Red-billed Tropicbird (Peter Dunn)Male Purple Honeycreeper (Peter Dunn)Blue-crowned Motmot (Peter Dunn)Silver-beaked Tanager (Ann & Walter Burns)Collared Trogon (Ann & Walter Burns)Barred Antshrike (Ann & Walter Burns)Green Honeycreeper (Ann & Walter Burns)Tufted Coquette (Ann & Walter Burns)Ruby Topaz (Ann & Walter Burns)Green-rumped Parrotlets (Ann & Walter Burns)Owl Butterfly (Richard Bashford)Starry-night Cracker (Richard Bashford)White-bearded Manakin (Richard Bashford)White Peacock (Peter Dunn)Army of Ants (Peter Dunn)Purple Honeycreeper (Peter Dunn)Tropical Buckeye (Brian West)Small Flambeau (Brian West)Smooth-banded Sister (Brian West)
B.G.
Glamorgan
Peter Dunn is the best ever trip leader. If I could, I would go on any trip he was leading. The local guides were also very good, and the boatman Hector.
D.P.
Kent
The itinerary was flexible to accommodate changes to optimise sightings. Local guides excellent. Good organisation by group leader.
G.J.
Oxfordshire
The 'Go Slow' concept was just right and lovely to stay at only one centre. I chose to opt out of one long day trip and enjoyed relaxing at Asa Wright Centre instead. Peter and the local guides adapted the week's programme superbly so that we had the opportunity to see different habitats.
P.C.
Nottinghamshire
Seeing such a wide range of birds, wildlife and flora in so many different habitats. The expert guiding was first-class both from UK and local guides. The quality of the food was very high.
A.P.
Kent
The Asa Wright Centre was fantastic in every respect. The veranda always provided something to look at whether birds, agouti, lizards, bats or one morning, a snake basking on a nearby tree. The trips out were well organised and the swamp and turtle egg laying beach were highlights for us. The guides both local and Richard from NT were outstanding in their commitment to ensuring you got the most out of the trip, even to the extend of not missing out on rum punch just because you were on a boat in a swamp!
L.G.
Kent
Staying in one centre was ideal, with trips out to different habitats on some days. The centre is a paradise for birdwatching with numerous local experienced guides on hand at all times. Made to feel very welcome. Enjoyed the Caroni Swamp boat trip, and also the turtle watching.
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Sun 8th April 2018 - Mon 16th April 2018

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Sun 15th April 2018 - Mon 23rd April 2018

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Visiting: Trinidad and Tobago

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Peter Dunn is the best ever trip leader. If I could, I would go on any trip he was leading. The local guides were also very good, and the boatman Hector.
B.G., Glamorgan