Take a drive through the lively shopping streets of Port of Spain. See the Queen’s Park Savannah and the magnificent, seven, colonial style buildings and visit the National Museum (according to availability) ... More info ›
Take a drive through the lively shopping streets of Port of Spain. See the Queen’s Park Savannah and the magnificent, seven, colonial style buildings and visit the National Museum (according to availability). Visit Fort George for spectacular panoramic views of Port of Spain. Next, take the North Coast road to the famous Maracas Beach. Make a stop at the lookout point, take some photos of the surrounding bays and even try some local snacks such as pineapple chutney. At the beach, relax, swim or just have a walk on its’ sandy shores. Also, try the famous "bake and fish” sandwich. So tasty!
This tour starts with an overview of the capital city, Port of Spain, which includes a visit to the bustling Independence Square with its’ imposing Central Bank and Brian Lara Promenade, the surrounding shopping streets, Parliament Building, Supreme Court and historic Woodford Square. Also the Queens Park Savannah – known as ‘the world’s largest roundabout.’ This 200-acre recreational park is lined with exotic trees and interesting colonial mansions with intricate architectural designs. The Magnificent Seven are the finest of these. After taking in the beauty of downtown Port of Spain, we'll drive through one of the northern suburb called Maraval. This takes us to the North Coast road that leads to Maracas Bay.
Just before approaching the bay we’d come to a lookout point. Here is where we take in the panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and the surrounding bays and even enjoy local snacks and freshly seasoned fruit, locally called “chow.” Next, we’ll arrive at the most popular beach in Trinidad, Maracas Bay, which is surrounded by lush green rainforest covered mountains, with a sandy beach lined with coconut trees.
This unspoiled Caribbean scenery is free of high-rise hotels and practically untouched by tourism. Taste a famous "bake and fish," a hot crispy fish sandwich with homemade bread. There are many different sauces from which you can choose, just beware of the very hot pepper! Note, this is not included in the tour price. Basic dressing rooms with changing and toilet facilities are available.
Next, the tour enters the busy suburb of St. James, where you’ll have astounding panoramic views (sometimes as far as Venezuela) at Fort George, which has an elevation of approximately 236 feet above sea level. Enjoy the spectacular views to this historical site where you have the opportunity to see the entire of Port of Spain and the west coast of the island.