Welcome to Asa Wright Nature Centre


Bird species commonly seen here include blue-crowned motmots, chestnut woodpeckers, channel-billed toucans, blue-headed parrots, 14 species of hummingbird and numerous raptors. The sanctuary is also home to a natural swimming pool and to the elusive nocturnal guacharo (oilbird). To protect the oilbirds, tours are limited.


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Asa Wright Nature Centre activities

$80 Outdoor Activities

Asa Wright Nature Center Guided Tour from Port of Spain

Visit the world-famous Asa Wright Nature Centre, a 200-acre (800,000 sq.meter) bird sanctuary and conservation center located deep in the hills of the Northern Range. Following the 1.5 hours drive to the nature center, you will be met by your knowledgeable guide for an informative nature walk through the lush tropical forest with its exotic trees and colourful flowers. While actual sightings are not guaranteed, you'll want to keep a watchful eye out for exotic birds such as toucans, manikins and hummingbirds as well as graceful butterflies that live in this unique environment. Following your 1.5 hour nature walk, allow us to return you to your Port of Spain hotel.

$98 Outdoor Activities

Trinidad Nature and Asa Wright Center Tour from Port of Spain

A must for the nature lover and bird enthusiast, this tour provides an excellent introduction to Trinidad’s wildlife. Visiting the world-famous Asa Wright Nature Centre, you'll take a walk through the rainforest to watch birds and other wildlife at close range.Leaving your hotel we drive to the nearby scenic Lady Young Lookout for panoramic photographs of Port of Spain and the Gulf of Paria beyond. On our way to the Asa Wright Nature Centre we pass the majestic Northern Range mountains with the Mount St. Benedict Monastery nestled into the mountainside. The town of Arima in the East of Trinidad is the gateway into the lush rainforest, the drive will lead us along a narrow road through the mountains during which guests will be able to see interesting plants and fruit trees.The Asa Wright Nature Centre is a bird sanctuary and study centre set in 200 acres of the thickly forested Arima Valley. We visit the old plantation house with its large open verandah from which you can view an incredible amount of different species of tropical birds from the same location. Hummingbirds feed from the containers hanging right in front of you, staying long enough for you to take some fantastic photographs. Large tegu lizard and guinea pig-like agouti search for scraps below the bird feeders.There is a guided walk through the forest where you'll learn about the uses of many different medicinal herbs, the history of the Asa Wright Centre, the oilbirds that live in an on-site cave, and fascinating birds like the bearded bell and the dancing manakin birds. Our return drive is via the same route with the option of visiting the Arima’s fresh produce market if time and clients’ wishes allow.

$475 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Trinidad Package 3D:2N

Our 3 day package includes the following: DAY 1 - ArrivalAirport transfer to a budget hotel within Port of Spain (The Normandie Hotel or The Kapok Hotel according to availability - room sharing (2 guests per room), breakfast included) .DAY 2 - Tour OptionsOption 1Tour via Arima into the scenic Northern Range to visit the world famous AsaWright Nature Centre, a lodge & birding station with a beautiful plantation house and verandah from where you can see dozens of colourful humming birds from very close proximity. We also see Agoutis, tegu lizards and many other birds. 1.5 hrs guided walk through rain forest. Bathe in Fresh Water Pool. Then enjoy a relaxing sunset boat tour into the wetlands to view spectacular Scarlet Ibis during their home flight to roost .Option 2City tour Port of Spain, panoramic North Coast with Lookout Stop. Then Maracas Beach for bathing (1-1.5hrs stop). Typical local lunch “Bake & Shark” – not included. Lush agricultural Santa Cruz Valley with Cocoa Estates.  Busy Eastern Main Road. Final stop in Central Trinidad is Caroni Swamp for a 1.5 hour romantic sunset boat tour. View the spectacular Scarlet Ibis fly in by the hundreds at roosting time/dusk. Option 3This tour takes us through Central & South Trinidad. We stop at the Chaguanas fresh produce market and bazaar street. Taste the exotic fruits! We then tour to the South of the island with 1 hour walk on the world famous Pitch Lake. San Fernando Hill (upon request, if time allows). Authentic - lunch cost not included (“roti” according to availability). Visit 85ft statue of “Lord Hanuman” and Hindu Temple. Family owned pottery& Museum options. DAY 3 - DepartureAirport transfer from hotel to the airport.

$10 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Admission Ticket to Asa Wright Nature Center

The Centre’s main facilities are located on a former cocoa-coffee-citrus plantation, previously known as the Spring Hill Estate. This estate has now been partly reclaimed by secondary forest, surrounded by impressive rainforest, where some original climax forest on the steeper slopes have a canopy of 100-150 feet. The whole effect is one of being deep in tropical rainforest.  Asa Wright Nature Centre welcomes day visitors during the hours of 9am-5pm. Guided walks with our professional naturalist guides are conducted daily at 10:30am and 1:30pm. The walk lasts about 1.5 hours. Day visitors can relax on our Jade Vine Terrace or Verandah, which has a spectacular view of the Arima Valley and the many species of birds.

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