Simon and Winston Nanan’s concern for the protection of the beautiful Scarlet Ibis led to the collection of over 200 signatures of persons in 1948, many of whom were very influential, following which a petition was sent to the Conservator of forests for consideration. Due to the overwhelming support, a Sanctuary (known as the Caroni Bird Sanctuary) was created, and thus the Scarlet Ibis was afforded a level of protection.
At HADCO Experiences, we offer a bespoke vacation package that not only includes accommodation at our ecolodges, but also treats you to a holistic experience by offering you the opportunity to engage in other activities around our beautiful twin-isle Republic.
We have several partners with a portfolio of diverse and eco-friendly activities that are sure to help you unwind and renew your perspective on life. These individuals and organisations share our values and are committed to sustainable development and regenerative living, guaranteeing you an authentic and unforgettable vacation.
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Trinidad and Tobago boasts an outstanding range of bird habitats, spanning from coastal mangroves to mountain cloud forests, with over 400 species of birds at close range, including the stunning Scarlet Ibis and a wide variety of Hummingbirds.
Our endemic species include the Piping-Guan and Trinidad Motmot.
At HADCO Experiences at Asa Wright Nature Centre, we personally guide birding tours for all levels of experience and knowledge, from the beginner to the seasoned birder. We tailor birding itineraries to your specific needs and interests, whether it’s a single day trip or an extended birding tour with lodging.
Our tours include the trails surrounding our very own ecolodge in the Northern Range, Caroni Swamp, the Nariva Swamp, and other enthralling locations with Birding Trinidad and Tobago that have garnered international acclaim for their high levels of biodiversity and amazing avian wildlife.
Hiking in Trinidad and Tobago is a great way to explore the natural beauty of the islands and its diverse terrain and wildlife. From lush rainforest trails to rugged mountain peaks, there is something for everyone. With our tropical climate, hiking can be enjoyed year-round. Whether you’ re an experienced hiker or just starting out, there are plenty of trails to choose from.
At HADCO Experiences, we can take you hiking on any one of our trails throughout the property, or we can plan your hiking experience outside of our property with one of our many partners who are veterans in hiking throughout the country.
In Trinidad and Tobago, we are privileged to witness the majesty of the Leatherback Turtle during the months of March to September each year, as they make their way to our shores to nest.
The largest of all sea turtles, the Leatherback Turtle, is classified as an endangered species. They can weigh up to 2,000 pounds with lengths up to six feet and live to 50 years.
Turtle watching tours offer visitors an opportunity to observe these magnificent animals up close. These tours are a great way to learn about the threats these turtles face and how we can help protect them from further decline. By supporting responsible tourism initiatives such as turtle watching tours, we can help ensure that these magnificent creatures remain safe for future generations to enjoy.
With over 10 miles of hiking trails, there is much to explore in the rainforest at Asa Wright Nature Centre.
HADCO Experiences’ Tour Guides are trained to take guests on hiking trails that cater to all levels of fitness. Come take a trek and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds as you enjoy the abundance of flora and fauna or take a dip in one of the many rivers and streams that flow through the forest. You are guaranteed stunning views and incredible memories!
Come have a chat with us and let us plan your amazing Hiking experience.
At Birding Trinidad and Tobago, we believe that birds and their habitats are one of the last truly authentic, enriching, awe-inspiring and potentially life-changing experiences that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Our repository of information seeks to enhance your Trinidad and Tobago Birding Experience in accordance with globally accepted quality and ethical guidelines. This ultimately benefits Birders, Tour Operators, Communities, and most importantly, the Birds.