Trinidad Island Sightseeing Tour: Pitch Lake And Chaguanas

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up at hotels in Port of Spain and environs. Any pick-up outside of Port of Spain requires an additional cost.
    Airports
    Piarco Airport, Port of Spain Trinida.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This 8-hour tour takes you to explore the attractions of Central & South Trinidad. On this guided tour, visit the second largest city in Trinidad - San Fernando plus make stops at the Market, Pitch Lake, the Hindu Temple & Hanuman Statue and the Museum of Pottery. This full-day tour includes entrance fees, a local guide and hotel pickup and drop-off from Port of Spain hotels.

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free snacks included
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Taking in the less-visited southern half of the island, this tour offers an opportunity to see the world famous Pitch Lake of natural asphalt together with Trinidads most famous Hindu temples and the colorful Chaguanas market.

Your drive leads us through the flat plains of central Trinidad and the rolling hills of the south. Pass through several villages to observe the country life, stopping for a refreshing drink or some fruit on the way along with a little chat with vendors.

Most of Trinidad's East Indian population is located in Central Trinidad and we see a number of Hindu Temples and prayer flags in the yards of seemingly every house. The first stop is in the town of Chaguanas, where you'll visit a bustling fresh produce market and lively bazaar. Continuing on, visit the largest (85-foot) statue of the Hindu monkey-God, Lord Hanuman, outside of India. A tour of the site including the attached ashram (yoga centre) allows you to learn about interesting rituals and concepts for example, the tying of a dried coconutto the temple compoundfence for sixteen days is said to fulfill your wishes! The gigantic temple is bright-pink and to some resembles a big wedding cake.

Lunch (not included in price) is a typical Trini East Indian curry dish the roti. You can eat this with your hands - as the locals do - but cutlery can be provided on request.

Next up, visit the small village of La Brea in the deep South of Trinidad where the Pitch Lake is situated. It is the largest of its kind in the world, and looks something like an elephant skin which can be peeled off! Your guide leads us around the site for one hour, making sure we dont stand upon one of the vertical veins where the pitch is soft and sinking is easy. There are also spots for bathing in the sulphur pools (according to the weather).

If time allows (optional) visit Trinidads second largest city, San Fernando, passing rolling hills, sugarcane fields, oil refineries andsmall villages. Occasionally you can see a Hindu cremation in progress as we drive by. An exceptional panoramic view awaits us from the summit of San Fernando Hill.

Please note: The sequence of stops is flexible according to traffic.

Inclusions

Bottled water

Local guide

All activities

Hotel pickup and drop-off (in Port of Spain/environs)

Transport by air-conditioned minivan or private vehicle

Entry/Admission - La Brea Pitch Lake

Exclusions

Gratuities

Lunch

Food and drinks not mentiond in inclusions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Due to uneven surface on Pitch Lake, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

walking shoes recommended (might get wet in rainy season)

sun screen and/or sun hat

modest clothing for religious sites (Hindu temple)

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Traveler Reviews

  • 28-Jan-2020

    The tour guide was really just a taxi driver. His knowledge on the history and geography of Trinidad was very very limited.

  • 12-Feb-2019

    It was a perfectly different experience from the beach. It was truly amazing it left my skin feeling so smooth and soft. if you're ever around or have the time I would defiantly go and check it out.

  • 03-Jan-2019

    Janelle, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgable about everything we saw at.the chaguanas market, pitch lake, and hindu temples. We were able to enjoy roti, buss up shut!!!

  • 15-Nov-2018

    Tour with driver, who does not have the qualification to guide. The script that was sold was not followed. Very interesting places, worth knowing. But the company's lack of professionalism scares.

  • 09-Jan-2017

    Il faut rouler près de 2 heures pour se rendre au Pitch Lake, ce qui fait loin pour seulement voir un lac de bitume. Le guide qui nous a été assigné avait un très fort accent et il était très difficile de comprendre ce qu'il disait.

  • 09-Jan-2017

    Il faut rouler près de 2 heures pour se rendre au Pitch Lake, ce qui fait loin pour seulement voir un lac de bitume. Le guide qui nous a été assigné avait un très fort accent et il était très difficile de comprendre ce qu'il disait.