There is no better introduction to birding the New World tropics than a trip to Trinidad and Tobago. The islands contain a diversity of easily-accessible habitats that allow unparalleled access to some of the world’s most beautiful birds.
Trinidad, only seven miles off the coast of Venezuela, contains an abundance of species found in northeastern South America, while Tobago’s avifauna is more aligned to the Caribbean.
On Trinidad, our tours are based out of small lodges with nature at the door step, and one luxury hotel convenient to the airport. Our Classic 10-Day, Two-Island Tour features three lodges on Trinidad and one on Tobago, while our Ultimate Islands Tour features the bonus of Grande Riviere on Trinidad as an additional night and both lodges while on Tobago. Visitors traverse the island’s trails and byways while exploring on day trips to see Trinidad’s amazing birds, and plentiful wildlife highlights, including the Scarlet Ibis of Caroni National Park, nesting Leatherback Turtles, and an extensive variety of hummingbirds at very close range.
On Tobago, enjoy either the secluded and intimate Cuffie River Nature Retreat, deep in Tobago’s highland rainforest on our Classic Tour; The Ultimate adds two nights at the beachfront Blue Waters Inn on the island’s northern coast, perfect for birding, snorkeling, and relaxing. Guests staying at either lodge enjoy a glass-bottom boat trip to nearby Little Tobago Island in search of nesting sea birds, as well as a birding hike up into Gilpin Trace.
Our tours and Independent Birding Ventures feature time with some of the very best birders and guides in Trinidad and Tobago. Experienced, multi-talented, and engaging, we know you will enjoy spending time with them and sharing their expertise! Meet our Guides
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Guided Group Tours
Group travel is rewarding and fun! With more eyes you see more species. Travel Planners of Naturalist Journeys and Caligo Ventures have been creating memorable journeys for 40+ years. We offer you small-group birding and nature tours, limited to just 8-10 persons led by expert guides. Learn and explore with like-minded people, enjoy local food and culture, and immerse yourself in birding and nature.
Trinidad & Tobago: Incredible Birds & Wildlife w/ Bonus Turtle ViewingJune 14 - 24, 2023
Thanksgiving in Trinidad & Tobago Three Great LodgesNovember 19 - 28, 2023
Christmas Week at the AWNCDecember 21 - 27, 2023, w/Tobago extension
Trinidad & Tobago: Incredible Birds & Wildlife Three Great LodgesJanuary 19 - 28, 2024
Trinidad & Tobago: Incredible Birds & Wildlife Three Great LodgesFebruary 23 - March 3, 2024
Trinidad & Tobago: Incredible Birds & Wildlife Three Great LodgesMarch 17 - 26, 2024
Trinidad's Biodiversity & Animal BehaviorJune 20 - 29, 2024
Independent Travel to Trinidad & Tobago
Independent Birding Ventures (IBVs) are designed for those interested in more flexible dates, or a shorter or expanded itinerary. An IBV is like a “mini-tour”—with guided birding from delightful, small eco-lodges, meals and transport included. Let us do the work, you pick the dates and set the pace. Click here to learn about our IBV and Relaxing Lodge Stay options.