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$100 Tours & Sightseeing

Island Circle Tour

This tour gives all passengers the opportunity to truly understand the lifestyle in Trinidad and Tobago while visiting many of the famous landmarks. A great and educational way to view the best the island has to offer, including the agricultural belt, rapid industry and stunning nature. Heading south out of Port of Spain and down the west coast, your circle island journey begins. You'll see the spectacular scenery of places such as the Gulf of Paris, Mayaro Beach, and Manzanilla. You will also visit the town of San Fernando, the second largest city of Trinidad. The journey then takes you eastward, into areas overlooking the lush coconut palms which fringe the 14 mile (22.5 km) Mayaro Beach. On the return, travel through Manzanilla, cocoa plantations and Virgin Forest all on the East Coast of the island. Leaving Manzanilla, you will pass through the picturesque towns of Sangre Grande and Arima before traveling through the east-west corridor and back to the Port of Spain.

$80 Day Trips & Excursions

Trinidad Down South:Pitch Lake, Sadhu Temple, Hanuman Murti

The tour will depart Port of Spain at 9am for a 1.5 hour drive to the Pitch Lake in the village of La Brea in the deep South. Your drive takes you along highways, passing many small villages and the second largest town, San Fernando. At the lake, the knowledgeable guide will take you on a walk to the middle, which is called 'the Mother of the Lake.' You will also have an opportunity to bathe in the sulfur pool which has healing properties for your skin and joints, according to the locals.Departing the lake, you will have a stop for lunch (at own expense) and then the tour continues to Central Trinidad. Here you'll visit the Sadhu Temple in the sea and the largest Hanuman Murti outside of India. Your last stop will be a family-owned pottery shop where you will see the simple production of the pottery items.

$98 Cultural & Theme Tours

Trinidad Island Sightseeing Tour: Pitch Lake and Chaguanas

Taking in the less-visited southern half of the island, this tour offers an opportunity to see the world famous ‘Pitch Lake’ of natural asphalt together with Trinidad’s most famous Hindu temples and the colorful Chaguanas market.Your drive leads us through the flat plains of central Trinidad and the rolling hills of the south. Pass through several villages to observe the country life, stopping for a refreshing drink or some fruit on the way – along with a little chat with vendors. Most of Trinidad's East Indian population is located in Central Trinidad and we see a number of Hindu Temples and prayer flags in the yards of seemingly every house. The first stop is in the town of Chaguanas, where you'll visit a bustling fresh produce market and lively bazaar. Continuing on, visit the largest (85-foot) statue of the Hindu monkey-God, Lord Hanuman, outside of India. A tour of the site including the attached ashram (yoga centre) allows you to learn about interesting rituals and concepts – for example, the tying of a dried coconut to the temple compound fence for sixteen days is said to fulfill your wishes! The gigantic temple is bright-pink and to some resembles a big wedding cake. Lunch (not included in price) is a typical Trini East Indian curry dish – the roti. You can eat this with your hands - as the locals do - but cutlery can be provided on request. Next up, visit the small village of La Brea in the deep South of Trinidad where the Pitch Lake is situated. It is the largest of its kind in the world, and looks something like an elephant skin which can be peeled off! Your guide leads us around the site for one hour, making sure we don’t stand up on one of the vertical veins where the pitch is soft and sinking is easy. There are also spots for bathing in the sulphur pools (according to the weather).If time allows (optional) visit Trinidad’s second largest city, San Fernando, passing rolling hills, sugarcane fields, oil refineries and small villages. Occasionally you can see a Hindu cremation in progress as we drive by. An exceptional panoramic view awaits us from the summit of San Fernando Hill.Please note: The sequence of stops is flexible according to traffic.

$114 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Colchagua Valley, wine tour full day

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Colchagua Valley, O'Higgins RegionThe Colchagua Valley is located 120 kilometers south of Santiago. The agricultural and wine-growing vocation of the valley begins in the 17th century, when the King of Spain destined these fertile lands to haciendas for its most distinguished officers, resulting in the construction of marvelous mansions that remain to this day.This valley was the first, in 1996 to develop the idea of the Wine Route to promote wine tourism. It is a narrow valley that extends from the foot of the Andes to the Pacific Ocean. The vineyards are located on the mountain slopes accompanied by warm microclimates but bathed in abundant water from the Tinguiririca and Colchagua rivers, which provides excellent red strains where Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Carmenère and Malbec stand out.Currently this valley has 20,000 cultivated hectares.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: Viu Manent Winery, Santa Cruz, O'Higgins Regionwe will visit Viu ManentDuration: 1 hourStop At: Vina Casa Silva, San Fernando, O'Higgins Regionvisit this vinyardDuration: 1 hour

$130 Outdoor Activities

Trinidad Mud Volcano Hike and Food Experience

Starting from your hotel this tour takes us to South Trinidad where we take a scenic drive through Chaguanas one of the oldest known settlements in Trinidad & Tobago, Couva one of the oldest sugar villages and San Fernando which has unique tertiary rock formations, a unique occurrence on our island.Our first stop is “doubles capital” where we experience a wide variety of East Indian foods like doubles of course, saheena, pholourie, aloo pie, baiganee, cachourie and many more to give you energy for the fun ahead!After we had our fill, our final destination is an exciting Mud Volcano. To get to the volcano (approx. 45 minutes hiking) we hike through an abandoned sugar cane plantation and teak forest which consists of undulating hills with gentle inclines (you will be exposed to the sun). The mud volcano is a large circular pool of clay filled material. At the center, there are active vents which can be identified by the bubbles at the surface. It is said that the mud from the volcanoes cleans and rejuvenates your skin!!After experiencing this amazing natural attraction, we hike an additional 30-45 minutes to the calm, warm and inviting beach which is perfect for washing off all the mud with a rejuvenating sea bath.Extra Information:There are over 15 Mud Volcanoes in Trinidad. The original Amerindian inhabitants of Trinidad called these areas “guaico”, meaning “mud-stream”. A mud volcano does not erupt lava and superheated gases. Instead, it merely bubbles most of the time, allowing for cooler, trapped gases to escape from the earth’s shallower crust levels.

$78.78 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Bike Route around Maspalomas & visit to San Fernando's Market with Tapas

Discover Maspalomas, one of the most famous places in the south of Gran Canaria, by enjoying this guided bike route.To start with, you will go across some spots in the south of the island from which you will get the best panoramic views. One of the most remarkable viewpoints is the ‘Mirador de las Dunas’ (Dunes Viewpoint).Let yourself be surprised by the spectacular dunes of Maspalomas, a nature reserve since 1987.Later on you will visit the Maspalomas’ Botanic Garden, whose vegetation comprises more than 500 species. Aloe vera, banana trees and prickly pears are some of the most famous endemic plants of this area.You will then reach the Parque Sur (Park of the south), one of the most well-known parks in the island and labelled as the “green lung” of Maspalomas.When the first half of the route is completed, you will make a stop at San Fernando’s Market and get a break to do some shopping: local crafts, tropical fruits such as avocado, mango or papaya, and even cosmetic products made in the Canaries.When coming back to the starting point and thanks to our bicycles, you’ll ride through the streets of San Fernando, where most of the Canarians in the nearby have their residence.To conclude, you will enjoy a tasting of traditional tapas at a local bar.This route takes 4 hours to be completed and its length is 10km.• Enjoy a bike route escorted by a professional guide.• Visit San Fernando’s Traditional Market.• Be amazed by impressive views in the south of the island.• Taste local food traditional tapas