F O R R E S E R V A T I O N S C A L L U S O N 0845 130 6982 Trinidad, Tobago & Belize 136 Trinidad & Tobago Highlights 13 days London to London Days 1 to 7. Asa Wright Nature Centre [B & L (Days 2 to 7 only), D] Depart from London arriving into Port of Spain early evening and transfer directly to the Asa Wright Nature Centre. Set in the heart of the forest with beautiful views, this is a well-placed base from which to explore the island. White-bearded Manakin, Bearded Bellbird, hummingbirds such as Little Hermit, Tufted Coquette and White-necked Jacobin, parrots, tanagers, toucans and hawk-eagles may all be seen. Habitats vary from montane and lowland rainforest to savannah, mangrove, marshland and beautiful palm-fringed beaches with excellent coral reefs. You may see Armadillo, Opossum and perhaps even an Ocelot! We include a visit to Dunstan Cave for Oilbirds; Caroni Swamp in search of Cook’s Tree Boa, Tree Porcupine, Green-throated Mango and clouds of Scarlet Ibis returning to roost; the Nariva Swamp for Red Howler, and Weeping Capuchin Monkey, Silvered Antbird and Bicoloured Conebill, as well as wintering American warblers and possibly the endangered Caribbean Manatee. Days 8 to 11. Tobago [B] A short flight takes you to the island of Tobago and Blue Waters Inn. The forest at the rear of the hotel offers some interesting birding - you may see Rufous-tailed Jacamar and such hummingbirds as Rufous-breasted Hermit or Black-throated Mango. This is also a good place for White-fringed Antwren - a bird not found in Trinidad. Locally you may wish to book a boat trip to Little Tobago which offers the chance to view coral and other marine life, and during most months of the year Redbilled Tropicbirds and Red-footed, and Brown Boobies. You may also like to visit Gilpin Trace, an old Carib trail and home to the rare White-tailed Sabrewing, Bluebacked Manakin and some interesting orchids and bromeliads. Why not complete your tour to Tobago with a trip to the rainforest and plenty of time to relax and simply soak up the Caribbean atmosphere! An alternative to Blue Waters is Arnos Vale situated on the south-west coast of Tobago and set amongst tropical gardens sloping to a secluded sandy bay. Day 12. Homeward [B] Return by air to Trinidad for the overnight flight to the UK. Day 13. Arrive home Cost per person: Jan to Mar, 24 to 31 Dec £1,995 Apr, 15 Jul to 20 Aug £1,895 14 Apr to 14 Jul, 21 Aug to 15 Dec £1,695 16 Dec to 23 Dec £2,395 Single supplement: Available on request What is included: Flights, meals as indicated, transfers & guided activities Accommodation: Nature centre & hotel Departure dates: Daily, throughout the year Hummingbird Blue Waters Inn, Tobago
S E E U S O N T H E W E B AT wildlifeworldwide.com Enchanting Belize 15 days London to London Days 1 & 2. Depart London Depart London for Belize City, travelling via America where you spend the night at an airport hotel. Arrive in Belize City early afternoon on Day 2. Here you will be met and transferred to the Radisson Fort George Hotel for a 1-night stay. Day 3. Crooked Tree [B] En-route to Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary visit the Mayan ruins at Altun Ha which in its day was an important trading town. In the dry season between November and May, the rivers, swamps and lagoons of Crooked Tree are awash with herons, ducks, kites, egrets and kingfishers, as well as Black Howler Monkey, Morelet’s Crocodile and a selection of other reptiles. Spend the night at, Birds Eye View Lodge. Days 4 to 6. San Ignacio [B] Enroute to San Ignacio take a guided tour of Xunantunich. This is an area of rich, unspoilt mountain country dotted with waterfalls and filled with exotic flora and fauna. In this beautiful forested riverbank setting you may enjoy wilderness walks, canoeing, rafting, horseriding and birdwatching. You will see the spectacular Mountain Pine Ridge, Thousand Foot Falls, Rio Frio Caves and the Mayan ruins at Caracol. Spend three nights at the San Ignacio Hotel. Days 7 & 8. Tikal, Guatemala [B, L, D] Today you cross the border into Guatemala and the dramatic ancient city of Tikal. The ruins of Tikal include more than 3,000 structures extending over nine square kilometres, with the remnants of palaces, temples, ceremonial platforms, ball courts, terraces, plazas, avenues and steam baths to be explored. Spend your days passing beneath the forest canopy to explore this abandoned hidden city where Howler, and Spider Monkeys, Swallow-tailed Kites and Ocellated Turkey are all possible sightings. Other residents include Jaguar, Ocelot and Puma. Spend two nights at Flores or Tikal Jungle Lodge. Tikal Jungle Lodge is only one kilometre from the Central Plaza of Tikal and consists of comfortable bungalow accommodation nestling in lush forest. Day 9. Windy Hill [B] There will be a final chance to explore Tikal this morning before crossing back into Belize and staying at Windy Hill Resorts for the night. Days 10 to 13. Ambergris Caye [B (Days 11 to 13 only)] Fly to San Pedro and the barrier reef today. In this fantastic marine environment you may snorkel and dive to see Eagle Rays, Nurse Sharks and colourful corals in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, or simply relax in the warm clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Spend four nights in the Villas at Banyan Bay, which offer comfortable accommodation, all rooms having airconditioning and en-suite facilities. Days 14 & 15. Homeward Transfer by air back to Belize city in order to connect with your overnight flight to the UK. 137 Central America / Trinidad & Tobago, Belize & Guatemala Cost per person: Jan to 20 Mar, 28 Mar to 2 Apr, 7 to 30 Apr, Nov to 17 Dec £2,395 21 to 27 Mar £2,795 3 to 6 Apr, May & Jun, 22 Aug to Oct, 18 to 31 Dec £2,550 Jul to 21 Aug £2,895 Single supplement: Available on request What is included: Flights, meals & transfers as indicated, guided activities Accommodation: Hotels, lodges & cottages Departure dates: Daily, throughout the year Tricoloured Heron Squirrel Monkey At Wildlife Worldwide we specialise in tailor-making our holidays. It is what we started doing in 1992, it has been our philosophy right from the start. A tailor-made journey gives you the freedom and flexibility to travel how, when and where you want to. And of course, you are unconstrained by the wishes of a group. Throughout the brochure we show a series of itineraries to whet your appetite. These are all suggestions and ideas, none are cast in stone. We can change the properties, extend or shorten your trip, combine destinations and countries, fly you in Business Class, organise car rental and of course offer advice and suggestions from a wealth of experience that we have gained over many years. Call us on 0845 130 6982 and we will be happy to discuss the options with you! Tailor-made holidays – a unique journey designed just for you!