top of page
  • Writer's pictureJacqlyne

Must-Do Tours and Activities for Your Trinidad & Tobago Itinerary

Updated: May 16

A popular destination for carnival, Trinidad and Tobago is a twin island country located in the Caribbean Sea, known for its diverse culture, beautiful beaches, and lush rainforests.


Trinidad, the larger of the two islands, is home to the capital city of Port of Spain, which is a vibrant city with a mix of colonial and modern architecture. It is also home to many of Trinidad's most popular tourist attractions. Tobago, the smaller of the two islands, is known for its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful beaches. Tobago is also home to the Main Ridge Forest Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Trinidad and Tobago is a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. Below are recommendations for tours and activities you can do while visiting either island.


Disclaimer

Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Trinidad Island Circle Tour

Circle the island of Trinidad on this comprehensive sightseeing tour. During this circumnavigation of the island, head south out of Port of Spain and journey down the west coast. Visit San Fernando, Trinidad's second-largest city and take in the stunning scenery of Manzanilla, Mayaro Beach, and the Gulf of Paris. Along the way, enjoy informative narration from your local guide. Round-trip transportation from Port of Spain hotels is included.


Duration

7 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8 am

Price

$135 per person

Alternative


Down South Tour of Trinidad

Get off the beaten path and explore southern Trinidad. After a convenient hotel pickup in Port-of-Spain, stop by Chaguanas, home to much of the island’s East Indian population. Tour a local ashram and feast on a delicious roti before visiting the tiny village of La Brea and its massive lake of natural asphalt. Finish the tour atop San Fernando Hill, a perfect spot for panoramic photo.


Duration

8 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9 am

Price

$115 per person

Alternative


Live Steel Drums & Street Food Experience

Hear the music of Trinidad live on this 2.5-hour tour that takes you the steelpan yards of the area. Locations of the steelpan yards vary, but include areas of Port of Spain and Woodbrook. This tour also includes round-trip transport from your hotel. After hearing the steelpan performers play music, you can choose to go back to your hotel, or you can journey down to an area that's extremely popular for its nightlife scene.


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Tuesday – Thursday at 8:30 pm

Price

$75 per person

Alternative

Mud Volcano Adventure

Experience a natural mud bath at L’eau Michel Mud Volcano in south Trinidad. Unlike other mud volcanoes in Trinidad, the mud at L’eau Michel is semi solid and liquid enough for visitors to bathe in. The mud flows out through active vents. The mud here is not hot despite what the term ‘volcano’ might suggest, the mud is cool and smooth and so dense it keeps you afloat. This is usually followed by a short 30-minute hike to the southern coast to L’eau Michel Beach. The tour concludes with a stop at the Roti Shop and Debe to experience their Cuisine.


Duration

6 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8 am

Price

$103 per person


Zip lining Adventure

There are 6 lines and including the famous 1000 feet zipline above Macqueripe Bay and net bridges overlooking the majestic Gulf of Paria and the rain forest the longest cable is about 500 feet above Macqueripe Bay up. In close vicinity there is also a Beach at the base of the Zip Lining facility.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Saturday & Sunday at 9 am and 10 am

Price

$110 per person


Day Trip to Las Cuevas Beach

Experience an authentic and unspoiled Caribbean beach in a half-day trip to Las Cuevas Beach from Port of Spain. This 1.36-mile (2.2-kilometer) beach is a Blue Flag award winner for its purity and compliance to international standards. Highlights of the tour include a Maracas Lookout photo op, a North Coast Road scenic drive, and a chance to sample local delicacies (own expense), such as sesame seed balls and pineapple chutney.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9 am

Price

$70 per person

Alternative

Discover Scuba Diving

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. It is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9 am

Price

$70 per person

Alternative

Night Dive - $55 per person


Buccoo Reef Glass Bottom Boat Tour

See beautiful Buccoo Reef from a different vantage point in this glass-bottom boat tour with morning or afternoon departures. With guidance from your captain and crew—plus snorkeling gear, masks, and life jackets provided—dive under water and admire exotic fish, coral gardens, and sea grass. You’ll also stop at Nylon Pool, a famous shallow sandy area in the middle of the sea, where you can walk, float, or swim.


Duration

3.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10 am and 1 pm

Price

$66 per person

Alternative


Avocat Waterfall Tour & Beach Stop

Hike to a waterfall and take a dip in a natural plunge pool on this full day tour of North Coast Trinidad. Relax at Maracas Bay, one of Trinidad's most popular beaches, and enjoy typical Trini dishes like “bake and shark,” a popular local street food made of shark meat on fried flatbread, and aloo (potato pies).


Duration

7 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7 am, 7:30 am, 8 am and 9 am

Price

$103 per person

Alternative

Paramin Mountains Jeep Tour

Tour the amazing Paramin mountains in the majestic Northern Range in local Jeeps (not for the faint-hearted, it is very steep and the jeeps rustic). Experience life in a remote agricultural mountain village and breathtaking panoramic views, guided by a community guide.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9 am

Price

$88 per person

Alternative

Individuelle Regenwald Tour - $150 per person


Caroni Bird Sanctuary

Get a closer look at Trinidad and Tobago’s wildlife when you visit the Caroni Bird Sanctuary on this half-day tour. With a private guide, take a boat cruise through mangrove swamps and keep your eyes peeled for several bird species as well as other animals like caimans and silky anteaters.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Everyday at 3 pm

Price

$60 per person

Alternative


Comments


20220701_160349.jpg

Hi there! I'm Jacqlyne. Welcome to my Blog!

 

I'm a Certified Travel Agent, who can save you all the time and stress of planning travel on your own. I can also save you hundreds to thousands of dollars on a trip! I have planned everything from solo, birthday, bachelor, bachelorette, honeymoon and destination wedding trips. I have helped clients with family trips to Disney, cruises, month long trips across Europe and much more. I have a perfect 5 star rating from past clients. I would love to help you see the world, so reach out to me for your next trip to learn how I could assist you. You'll never go back to planning travel how you use to again!

Join Journeys by Jacqy on Social Media
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • TikTok
  • Youtube
bottom of page