Asa Wright Nature Centre
& Caroni Swamp
Our first stop on this adventure
is the Asa Wright Nature Centre established in 1967. This 270 acre
reserve is one of the top bird watching sites in the Caribbean.
Enjoy a scenic tour along the trails to see an abundance of birds,
butterflies and a variety of flowering plants. A cool dip in the
refreshing pool of the nearby waterfall will invigorate you for the
day. Lunch is served on the Centre's Terrace overlooking the forested land.
In the afternoon we will continue our trip towards the Caroni Swamp
to watch the daily spectacle of the Scarlet Ibis, one of the National
Birds of Trinidad and Tobago. The Mangrove Swamp is known for many
different species of animals and is a favourite to visitors particularly
in the early evening when the Scarlet Ibis returns to roost. The
brilliant colour against the darkening sky is an unforgettable
experience for any visitor.