D.y.o. (design Your Own) Private Tour
Duration: Half Day
The beautiful Caribbean island of Tobago offers so much to discover, it’s hard to know where to start! Some visitors may not wish to go on an organized tour, so you have the opportunity to book a D.Y.O. (Do It Yourself) Tour instead. This is an ideal opportunity to visit the areas of the island that most appeal to you − and it’s up to you how long it takes.
Perhaps you feel like relaxing on one of the many glorious, white-sand beaches that Tobago is renowned for. Pigeon Point in southwestern Tobago is one of the island’s most famous beaches. Take a glass-bottom boat ride to the spectacular Buccoo Reef, the largest reef in Tobago. View an abundance of exotic fish and many other tropical marine species on the way. Snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Nylon Pool and experience this awe-inspiring underwater world first hand.
Maybe you would prefer to trek through Tobago’s lush tropical rainforest and get close to nature. This tropical island is located close to the South American mainland, which is why it offers such an extensive biodiversity for its small size. Walk along the many nature trails, where you will see a myriad of colourful, exotic birds, including honeycreepers, tanagers, mot-mots, toucans and hummingbirds flying around you. Look out for tropical animals, reptiles, butterflies and insects; discover hidden waterfalls and babbling brooks, and smell the aroma of the trees and lush flora. There is no better way to get closer to Tobago’s native wildlife.
If you want to learn more about Tobago’s fascinating, colonial history, journey to the South and West of the island. Visit the historic Fort King George, the capital town of Scarborough’s most significant landmark, and one of Tobago’s best preserved historical monuments. Built in the 1770’s, this well-preserved ruins offer stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and coastline. Visit Tobago Museum and learn about the island’s colonial history through interesting exhibits showing pre-Colombian artifacts and weapons. Learn about the great battles that were fought here. Then, travel to the West coast for a trip to Plymouth, Tobago’s oldest town and settlement. Visit the Courland Monument, a striking sculpture that commemorates the 17th-century settlers from Courland (now part of Latvia). You will also find the remnants of Fort James here, the oldest fort on the island, built in 1680.
You may just prefer to drive around the island at leisure. The dramatic contrasts between the Caribbean and Atlantic coastlines make this unspoilt island a fascinating place to explore. The rugged Atlantic coast offers dramatic views of rocky shores, mountains, lush valleys, rainforest, sheltered coves, sleepy fishing villages, undeveloped beaches and some of the most beautiful coral reefs on the island, where giant manta rays, sea turtles and an abundance of other marine species can be spotted. In contrast, the Caribbean side of the island offers idyllic white-sand beaches, lush hills, secluded, palm-lined bays and clear, turquoise waters. Englishman's Bay, Parlatuvier Bay and Castara Bay are particularly breathtaking.
The choices are endless, but whatever you decide to do during your holiday in Tobago, try and see as much of the island as you can. You will find a surprise around every corner.
Minimum: 6hrs. Maximum: You say how long! The tour includes drinks, but not lunch and entrance prices.
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