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Port-of-Spain to MAYARO

Price: Adult – TT $75.00
Child – TT $70.00

This tour begins at the historic Railway Building, South Quay, Port of Spain and journeys to the South East Coast of the island. Along the way, patrons will learn about places of interest, our people’s history and local folklore.

On approaching the coast, patrons will get the opportunity to see the splendor of the mouth of the Ortoire River. This river is fifty (50) km long and extends into the Atlantic Ocean. Fishes and manatees are abundant in these waters.

Patrons will also be afforded the opportunity to observe the beauty of Manzanilla Beach, and enjoy the scenic drive through Manzanilla Road which is lined with coconut trees and the Atlantic Ocean running along its coastline. The name Manzanilla was derived from Spanish sailors in the 18th century, because it was thickly covered with small round poisonous fruits called manchineels. These fruits resembled small apples and thus the name Manzanilla (“small apples”)

The final point of interest along this route is Mayaro. Mayaro is one of the earliest villages in Trinidad. It was an Arawak settlement before the arrival of the Spanish. The name “Mayaro” means place of the maya plant; which was of great importance to the Amerindians.

Here, patrons can indulge themselves in beach activities or simply just enjoy the sound of the crashing waves.

                     

 


 Port-of-Spain to the Pitch Lake to VESSIGNY

Price: Adult – TT$90.00
 Child  – TT$85.00

Special group rates for 20 persons and over!Prices does NOT include Meals, Refreshments and Costs of any ancillary tours and activities (eg at La Brea Pitch Lake)

 The tour begins at the Railway Building, South Quay, Port of Spain and journeys to the South-West Coast of the island.

The first point of interest is the Pitch Lake at La Brea, one of the natural wonders of the world. The Amerindians believed that the lake formed because of a punishment from the Gods. They called it “Piche”, from which “pitch” was derived, meaning asphalt. In his search for El Dorado, Sir Walter Raleigh came to a Port called Pierra de Brea (today known as La Brea), where he used the pitch from the lake to caulk his ships, claiming it was better than anything he had ever used!

The Trinidadian Lake Asphalt Company exports pitch via this natural wonder. The circular lake is approximately 100 acres (40 hectares) and 250 feel (75meters) deep at the centre. The lake holds a reserve of up to 10 million, and if the present rate of extraction is kept constant, it would last 400 years. It is also believed that the rain water collected in the nooks and crannies on the lake has miraculous healing powers.

At the lake, patrons will have the opportunity to take a professionally guided tour for a small fee.

 From the Pitch Lake, the tour will then move through the lush countryside passing through Vessigny Beach and the Borough of Point Fortin

 


 

 Port-of-Spain to LOS IROS

Price:  Adult - TT$90.00

Child - TT$85.00

The tour begins at the Railway Building, South Quay, Port of Spain and proceeds south. Along the way, patrons will be able to get a taste of authentic Indian delicacies at Debe, Penal. Penal saw its inception as a village in the very early years of the 20th century, when ex-indentured laborers, turning away from the cane fields of County Victoria, moved southwards into the swamplands of the Oropouche Lagoon. They were attracted to a new life – a life of planting rice and growing vegetables.

The next stop is Siparia, which was first established around 1758 when Capuchin priests from Aragon in Spain came to Trinidad to establish missions to the Amerindians. On arrival, the priests collected all the Amerindians in the region and penetrating into the wild forested areas, they established their mission on high ground – an area often referred to as a plateau. In 1795, Pope Pius VI made La Divina Pastora (The Divine Shepherdess) the patron saint of the Capuchin missions, and some time in the 19th century, a Spanish priest brought the statue of the saint from Venezuela and placed it in the church at Siparia. The church promptly became “The Church of La Divina Pastora” and in 1906, Siparia became a Roman Catholic parish. Every year the feast of La Divina Pastora is celebrated on the second Sunday After Easter, this is known as the “Siparia Fete” The Roman Catholic church will be visited and patrons will get to see the statue.


The tour will reach its destination, after traveling through scenic remote villages, the serene South Coast Bay of Los Iros.

                   



 

 

 

KNOW YOUR COUNTRY TOURs

DESTINATIONS

FARE per person

MAYARO

$75.00

MANZANILLA

$75.00

VESSIGNY

$75.00

LOS IROS

$90.00

GUAYAGUAYARE

$90.00

LA VEGA *

$60.00

Guapo

$75.00

Turtle watching (seasonal)

$100.00

CHAGUARAMAS

$50.00

POS CITY /  NATIONAL MUSEUM

$50.00

POS/ SAN FERNANDO HILL

$60.00

MUSEUM HOPPING

$100.00

CARONI BIRD SANCTUARY *

$50.00

MARACAS / LAS CUEVAS

$60.00

East Indian CULTURAL TOUR

$80.00

MALL HOPPING TOUR (THREE PREMIRE MALLS)

$100.00

ISLAND HOPPING TOUR ( TRINIDAD to TOBAGO)

$250.00 (Inclusive of all transport and tours except airfare / boat fare)

CROSS COUNTRY BUS RIDE

$100.00

Down the islands

$160.00

SALYBIA BAY/ TOCO

$90.00

ICACOS

$90.00

Granville

$90.00

WILD FOWL TRUST *

$60.00

MACQUERIPE BEACH

$50.00

SANDERSON PARK  (fyzabad)) *

$80.00

HARRY’S WATER PARK (RIO CLARO) *

$60.00

FUN SPLASH WATER PARK (DEBE) *

$60.00