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Trips to Trinidad and Tobago

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The two island beauties of Trinidad and Tobago are located northeast of Venezuela, between the Caribbean and the Atlantic. While Tobago is particularly suitable for beach holidays , travelers appreciate Trinidad for its cultural highlights and many fascinating nature experiences .

According to recipesinthebox, Trinidad is particularly popular with ornithologists: the Asa Wright nature reserve and the Caroni swamps are true bird paradises ! A special kind of excursion destination: Pitch Lake , the largest asphalt lake in the world. The pitch black area extends over 40 hectares and attracts many tourists to the southwest of the island. The tropical and species-rich forests can be explored on hikes or individually with jeep tours.


National language: English

Island capitals:
Trinidad: Port of Spain, approx. 1.5 million inhabitants
Tobago: Scarborough, approx. 55,000 inhabitants

Local time: CET -5 hours / daylight saving time -6 hours

Airport fee : US $ 17 or TT $ 100 (payable in cash, payable on certain flights only

Entry requirements: A passport valid for 3 months after the end of the journey.

Local currency: Trinidad & Tobago Dollar (TT $); US dollars are also widely accepted

Recommendation: Traveller’s checks and well-known credit cards (the most common are VISA and Master Card) are widely accepted. Most ATMs accept EC cards with Maestro symbols

Power supply: 110 volts, 50 Hz. (220 volts in some hotels), adapter recommended

Best travel time: dry season from November to the beginning of May.

Food: Trinidad & Tobago’s cuisine is influenced by Indian, European, African, Creole, Chinese and Lebanese elements. A popular dish is “shark and bake”, a type of shark bread, which is an absolute must at the famous “Maracas Bay”. The locals often serve hot sauces with their dishes. “Pelau”, a rice dish of Afghan origin, is also very popular in Trinidad and Tobago. Corn soup, shrimp and roti (a South Asian bread, which is mainly known in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka) are also among the specialties of the southern Caribbean islands.

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8 days round trip rental car from / to Tobago

  • everything from a single source: can also be booked with flights from Germany / Austria / Switzerland
  • from 2 people
  • Implementation daily

During your stay on Tobago you will experience different bathing bays, light blue lagoons and you can observe many interesting sea creatures while snorkeling. You will also discover exotic flora and fauna in Tobago’s tropical rainforest.

Day 1: Tobago

After your arrival on Tobago, transfer to the hotel in the south of the island.

Day 2: Scarborough – Plymouth – Buccoo Reef – Scarborough (approx. 55 km, approx. 1.5 hours)

In the morning acceptance of the rental car. Get to know Tobago’s capital, Scarborough, and Plymouth, a place steeped in history. Take a drive along the Caribbean coast to Castara Bay. We also recommend a trip with the glass-bottom boat to Buccoo Reef, one of the most famous coral reefs in the Caribbean, which has been under nature protection since 1982.

Day 3: Scarborough – Crown Point – Pigeon Point- Scarborough (approx. 40 km, approx. 1 hour)

Today you can enjoy sun, sea and the many offers of Crown Point and Pigeon Point one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.

Day 4: Scarborough – Speyside (approx. 45 km, approx. 1 h)

On the way to your Speyside hotel, visit Main Forest Ridge, Tobago’s tropical rainforest. The oldest protected rainforest in the western hemisphere has been a nature reserve since 1765.

Day 5: Speyside

Your hotel is located in a quiet sandy bay with palm trees. The fishing village of Speyside is within walking distance. The glass-bottom boat sails from the landing stage of your hotel to the offshore island of Little Tobago. You can experience flora and fauna on a hike on the small island. On the way back there will be time to snorkel over the Angel Ree

Day 6: Speyside

This day is at your disposal. Enjoy the day on the beach.

Day 7: Speyside

Return the rental car in the morning. The afternoon is at your disposal.

Day 8: Tobago

Transfer from the hotel to the airport.


8 days round trip rental car from / to Trinidad

  • everything from a single source: can also be booked with flights from Germany / Austria / Switzerland
  • from 2 people
  • Implementation daily

During the rental car tour you will discover the island of Trinidad. Let yourself be inspired by the incomparable nature, the deep green forests and the tropical bird species. You will also visit the unique asphalt lake – the largest single natural bitumen source in the world.

Day 1: Trinidad

Upon arrival in Trinidad, transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Port of Spain – Caroni swamps – Port of Spain (approx. 80 km, approx. 2 hours)

Acceptance of the rental car. Take a drive along the rainforest mountain range of the north coast to the beaches of Marakas, Las Cuevas and Blanchisseuse. In the afternoon you can take a tour to the Caroni swamps.

Day 3: Nariva Swamp

Take a guided day trip to the Nariva Swamp (optional) today. You drive to the east coast to the largest freshwater swamp on the island. A boat will take you to an area where you can see numerous animals.

Day 4: Port of Spain – Grande Riviere (approx. 110 km, approx. 2 hours)

On the drive to the lodge on the leatherback turtle beach, it is worth visiting the town of Arima and the Aripo Caves, a stalactite cave system located at the foot of the island’s highest mountain.

Day 5: Grande Riviere

Around 10,000 of the protected giant tortoises come to this beach to lay their eggs between March and September each year. The lodge offers many different walks, wildlife viewing and boat trips (optional).

Day 6: Grande Riviere – Mount St. Benedict (approx. 95 km, approx. 2 h)

Drive to your guest house on Mount St. Benedict. Along the way, learn about the Asa Wright Nature Reserve.

Day 7: Mount St. Benedict – Pitch Lake – Mount St. Benedict (approx. 160 km, approx. 3 h)

In Chaguanas, where much of the Indian population of Trinidad lives, is the largest Hindu statue in the world outside of India. Continue to La Brea to the asphalt Pitch Lake.

Day 8: Trinidad

Drive to the airport and drop off the rental car.

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