Off Road Jeep Safari
Duration: Half Day
This small, exclusive tour will take you off the beaten track during your holiday in Tobago, from the Caribbean coast into the heart of this beautiful, rugged island.
This exciting off-road jeep safari offers plenty of excitement and adventure, enabling you to discover parts of the island that other tours don’t offer. Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face as you sit back in the open top jeep and enjoy observing sights that most visitors never get to see. Travelling along rough dirt roads, through rivers and waterfalls and past old sugar cane plantations are just of the exhilarating experiences that you will encounter on this trip.
At one point of the tour, the jeep will be left behind as we walk to a beautiful cascading waterfall, where you can cool off and enjoy swimming in its natural, freshwater pool. Listen to the sounds of nature as exotic birds fly above and around you. Get close to the native wildlife and look out for a variety of colourful bird species, including mot-mots, tanagers, manakins, honeycreepers and many more. Your friendly, fun and knowledgeable local guides will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience, pointing out local flora, fauna and places of interest on the way.
You will then proceed to the Arnos Vale Waterwheel, a former 19th century waterwheel which once powered an old sugar cane factory. It represents one of the best-preserved examples of eighteenth and nineteenth century production technology in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Sugar, molasses and rum were once stored in the warehouse before they were exported. The crushing mill and the wheel's original machinery, which dates back to 1857, are still intact, but little is left of the former factory. In addition to the sugar factory, several archaeological sites have been identified on the Arnos Vale Estate, which is now a local heritage site and attracts hundreds of tourists every year. Facilities here include a restaurant, gift shop, museum and a small outdoor theatre. There are also a number of walking trails to explore within the nature park, as well as an Amerindian site and an old slave village.
Your journey will then continue alongside a nearby river, where it will be easy to spot Caymans − the smallest members of the crocodile family − in their natural habitat. You may even be lucky enough to see their babies following them. The last stop of the day is a visit to an old sugar mill. This fascinating tour will certainly keep you on your toes.
Comfortable walking shoes and a swimming suit are needed. Local lunch and drinks will be included.
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