The Round 'a' Bout
Duration: Half Day
Explore the island of Tobago in one day! Located in the Caribbean Sea, northeast of the island of Trinidad, Tobago is the smaller of the two, with a rugged beauty all of its own.
A volcanic island, Tobago’s interesting landscape is primarily hilly, with lush vegetation and rainforests. The southwest of the island is flat, however, much of which is made up of coralline limestone. Tobago is renowned for its idyllic beaches, which each have their own unique charm; there are plenty of secluded bays to explore on both the Caribbean and Atlantic coastlines.
On this island tour, you can discover Tobago’s many treasures by firstly enjoying a scenic drive along the Caribbean coast, up through the winding mountains where you can marvel at some of the most spectacular views on the island. Get your camera ready as you look down onto beautiful sandy bays, including Castara Bay, Englishman's Bay and Parlatuvier Bay.
Your tour will then continue through the main mountain ridge forest to the Atlantic coastline in northern Tobago and up to Speyside, a small fishing village near Tyrrel's Bay. Here you will find valleys, mountain ridges and some of the most beautiful coral reef sites on the island. Home to one of the largest measured brain corals in the world, this area is also one of the island’s most popular dive sites, where giant manta rays, turtles, moray eels and hundreds of other diverse marine species are often spotted in the nutrient-rich waters that flow from the Orinoco River.
Next, you will visit Flagstaff Hill, which is located on the northern tip of the island. This picturesque stop offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the tiny, unspoilt fishing village of Charlottesville and the St. Giles' Islands, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea. One of the highest points of the island, this hill served as an American military lookout and radio tower during World War II.
Lunch will be served at Jemma's Tree House, a quaint restaurant in which you can relax and enjoy wonderful views of the sea and Goat Island. After lunch, you will take a short hike to the magnificent Argyle Falls − a small piece of paradise. One of the highlights of the tour, this three-tired waterfall is one of the most beautiful in Tobago.
Your final stop is the historical Fort King George, which is renowned for its stunning coastal views. The fort was built in the 1770's, and is one of the Tobago’s best preserved historical monuments. Visit the Tobago Museum and learn about the island’s colonial history through interesting exhibits that showcase pre-Colombian artifacts and weapons. There is also a working lighthouse and an art gallery here, where you can pick up souvenirs.
This fascinating island tour is a must-do during your holiday in Tobago, offering an ideal opportunity to see much of the island in a day, accompanied by a knowledgeable, friendly local guide. Gain an insight into Tobago’s unique culture and history, whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery and relaxed way of life. This is what a holiday in the Caribbean is all about.
You may wish to take swimwear, hat, sunglasses and local currency to purchase souvenirs.
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