The itineraries here are designed to give you a taste of Trinidad and Tobago’s many and varied attractions. Our week-long tours take in beaches, birdwatching, nature and culture, ticking off the islands’ highlights as well as a few lesser-known sights. We’ve also mapped out an adrenaline-fuelled itinerary, featuring surfing, mountain biking and many other exhilarating experiences across both islands.

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A week in Trinidad

1 Port of Spain

From Independence Square, walk up bustling Frederick Street to the National Museum. After lunch at Chaud, stroll around the Savannah to the Botanical Gardens, and sample Ariapita Avenue’s restaurants and bars after dark.

2 North coast beach

Enjoy sun, sea and surf at Maracas, or take to the calmer waters of Las Cuevas. Recharge with a slap-up dinner at Buzo Osteria Italiana.

3 West coast

Make an early start to see the Indian temples at Carapichaima, head south to walk on the weird and wonderful Pitch Lake, and then watch scarlet ibis roost at Caroni.

4 Yerette and Mount St Benedict

Spend the morning surrounded by dazzling hummingbirds at Yerette, then check into Pax Guest House at Mount St Benedict for old-world charm and fantastic views.

5 Asa Wright Nature Centre

Head into the Northern Range for easy-access birdwatching, swimming in a natural pool and some lovely walks through the forest.

6 Northeast Trinidad

Drive around Trinidad’s eastern tip and walk to Rio Seco Waterfall for a swim. Drive on to Grande Riviere via Toco and Galera Point, and spend the night in a beachside hotel.

7 East coast

Take a scenic drive along the east coast, past sweeping Mayaro and Manzanilla beaches and the Cocal palm grove, and explore the amazing Nariva Swamp.

A week in Tobago

1 Crown Point

Kick off your holiday at Pigeon Point, enjoying lunch and cocktails right on the sand. End the day with a gourmet dinner at Kariwak Village.

2 Mount Irvine

After a morning on the beach, get active with a round of golf or a horseback ride through the sea at nearby Buccoo.

3 Castara

Take the Northside Road through the precipitous village of Moriah and view the unravelling coastline from Mount Dillon. Check in to a Castara guesthouse and have sunset cocktails and dinner at Castara Retreats hotel.

4 Rainforest and Englishman’s Bay

Take a guided walk into the Tobago Forest Reserve, then spread your towel under a coconut palm.

5 Scarborough and the windward coast

Check out fabulous views from Fort King George, have lunch at the Blue Crab, then sample chocolate at Tobago Cocoa Estate and swim at Argyle Waterfall.

6 Speyside

Hop on a glass-bottom boat to see (and snorkel among) pristine reefs and walk on Little Tobago. After lunch at Jemma’s Treehouse, take in the view at Flagstaff Hill en route to a Charlotteville guesthouse.

7 Charlotteville

Spend the morning exploring the village, then cool off with a swim at Pirate’s Bay after lunch.

Adrenaline tour

1 Port of Spain

Try your hand at wakeboarding in the Gulf of Paria, then swing through the treetops at the Tucker Valley zip line. Return to the capital for a workout on the dancefloor.

2 Blanchisseuse–Matelot bench trail

Hike this age-old trail along undeveloped coastline, and take a swim at the gorgeous beach and waterfall at Paria before hopping in a boat back to Blanchisseuse and checking into a seaside guesthouse.

3 Guanapo Gorge hike

Follow the road through the rainforest to walk and swim through the cool confines of this narrow gorge of 30m-high rocks, then hole up at Pax Guest House.

4 El Tucuche

From the Maracas–St Joseph Valley, trek through mist-drenched elfin and montane forest to the top of Trinidad’s second-highest mountain, or rise to the challenge of mountain biking halfway to the summit.

5 Surfing at Mount Irvine

Hop on the ferry to Tobago and check out the breaks at the “Office”, the undisputed capital of T&T’s surf scene: take a lesson or ride the waves with the locals.

6 Tobago mountain biking

Hook up with a cycling guide to explore the flatland trails around Arnos Vale, or test your skills on adrenaline-charged downhill rides from precipitous Moriah.

7 Northeast Tobago drift diving

Head east to fly like a bird past walls of coral at Sisters Rocks, or let the currents take you through Charlotteville’s famous “London Bridge”.

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