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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Trinidad and Tobago is a twin island republic located 7 miles off the coast of South America. The cosmopolitan population of 1.3 million boasts a rich history of Indian, West African, European, and Venezuelan influences. This cultural program will introduce each visitor to different elements of Trinidad and Tobago’s culture. Dance, music, food, and sightseeing are just a few elements of this trip.
Beautiful newly refurbished townhouse in a private secure compound with 24hr security. Located on Long Circular Rd, opposite Long Circular Mall & adjacent to the residence of the American Ambassador. This 3 level spacious townhouse features a private garden with private secure parking. This 5-bedroom 3.5 bath townhouse sleeps 10 guests. The townhouse is walking distance to a supermarket, gym, restaurants etc. Click here for more information.
MONDAY, 11 MAY, 2020
Airport Pick-up & Check into Townhouse
TUESDAY, 12 MAY, 2020
National Steel Symphony Orchestra MUSIC
The N.S.S.O. boasts a compliment of twenty-three (23) of Trinidad and Tobago’s finest, music-literate pannists. In addition to a rehearsal schedule of five days a week, members are also expected to take part in a range of capacity-building workshops and Ministry projects such as school tours and foreign exchanges. N.S.S.O opens their doors to local and international students in their Contact Series, which allows visitors to play the new G pans along with the N.S.S.O.
Local Dance Class DANCE
Learn a variety of local dance styles from some of Trinidad and Tobago’s best dancers.
WEDNESDAY, 13 MAY, 2020
Turtle Watching SIGHTSEEING
Join Nature Seekers as they take you on an exceptional journey to experience the ancient nesting ritual of the majestic Leatherback Sea Turtles. Between 1st March and 31st August each year, hundreds of sea turtles grace the shores of Trinidad to nest. This tour focuses on these amazing natural wonders of the nesting activities of sea turtles. At Matura Beach you will have the unique opportunity to be arms-length away from the largest sea turtles in the world as they engage in this ancient process.
6 hours (includes travel time)
Caroni Swamp SIGHTSEEING
The 12,000-acre Caroni Swamp and Bird Sanctuary is the natural nesting home of the Scarlet Ibis bird, one of the national birds of Trinidad and Tobago. The other is the Cocrico, the only game bird native to Tobago and is not found in Trinidad. The major attraction at this mangrove is the opportunity to observe, close to sunset, the ritualistic roosting habits of thousands of these bright red birds. Many of the guides claim the birds travel daily to the Venezuelan mainland to feed, then return to the Swamp at dusk, a distance of about 11 miles.
THURSDAY, 14 MAY, 2020
Local Cooking Class CULINARY
Learn to cook local dishes with one of Trinidad and Tobago’s top chefs.
Downtown Shopping SHOPPING
Get an opportunity to shop downtown Port of Spain.
Panyard Hopping MUSIC
Travel from panyard to panyard and experience the culture of different steel orchestras as they rehearse for different events.
FRIDAY, 15 MAY, 2020
Maracas Bay SIGHTSEEING
Visit Trinidad’s most popular beach and try a Bake N Shark.
Go bar hopping in Trinidad’s most vibrant nightlife area, Ariapita Avenue. Enjoy mingling with locals as they enjoy their Friday evenings. Legal drinking age: 18.
SATURDAY, 16 MAY, 2020
Gulf City Mall SHOPPING
Visit the town of San Fernando, the second largest city in Trinidad and visit one of Trinidad’s most vibrant malls.
Movie Towne ENTERTAINMENT
Enjoy a movie, visit one of the many restaurants and bars, eat Haagen-Daz or sit and enjoy the entertainment at Fiesta Plaza. These are all options at the popular Movie Towne.
SUNDAY, 17 MAY, 2020
Local Brunch CULINARY
Enjoy a multitude of local food on a Sunday morning.
MONDAY, 18 MAY, 2020
TRIP TO TOBAGO SIGHTSEEING
Take a short flight to Tobago and experience the Buccoo Reef, the Nylon Pool and No Man’s Land.
TUESDAY, 19 MAY 2020
Gasparee Caves SIGHTSEEING
This fun tour, which combines a boat ride along the scenic north-west peninsula; an easy hike; and a cave adventure 100 feet underground is a once in a lifetime experience. Gasparee Caves is a natural system of limestone caverns and caves created by millions of years of wave action and slightly acid rain on the island of Gaspar Grande. At the bottom of the cave (100 feet underground) you will find a mysterious clear tidal pool. The cave contains interesting stalagmite and stalactite formations which have been given nicknames such as "The Buddha", "Virgin Mary" and "The Lovers".
WEDNESDAY, 20 MAY, 2020
Check out of Townhouse & Airport drop off
*all prices are listed per person in USD.
Airbnb reservation 9 nights 11/05 - 20/05
Transportation around the island to all scheduled activities including trips to and from the airport
This cost covers entrance and participatory fees for most of the activities listed on the schedule including return plane tickets to and from Tobago. This does not cover food, shopping allowances or any activity not listed on the schedule.
15 JANUARY, 2020 $100.00 PER PERSON DUE
15 FEBRUARY, 2020 $250.00 PER PERSON DUE
15 MARCH, 2020 $250.00 PER PERSON DUE
15 APRIL, 2020 $250.00 PER PERSON DUE
1 MAY, 2020 $145.00 PER PERSON DUE
DR. MIA GORMANDY-BENJAMIN
1-868-717-3007 (WhatsApp, texts, and calls)