ABOUT THE HOST
Mandated by the former Tourism and Industrial Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago (TIDCO), The Trinidad and Tobago Tour Guides’ Association (TTTGA) was established in October 1997. The Association under Trade Union regulations has the vision of standardising the service of our local Tour Guides as well as the information being disseminated, thereby increasing their professionalism and, by extension, uplifting the nation’s tourism product.
ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
This tour begins from the pick-up point and continues to the Pitch Lake in La Brea. The Pitch Lake is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world. It is about 40 ha and about 75m deep. The Pitch Lake is the source of asphalt used in the paving of roads and highways, throughout the world. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to take a dip/soak in one of the many naturally forming sulfur pools. From La Brea we head back north to the San Fernando Hill which is at the center the second largest city in Trinidad, San Fernando. One can relax, eat and enjoy the 360 degree view of the city and the gulf below. Finally we tour Central Trinidad to visit the 85’ Hanuman Murti, the largest such murti outside of India before going on to the Temple in the Sea, a Hindu pilgrimage sight built by one man, Siewdass Sadhu, over a period of 25 years in testament to his religion. After being denied the opportunity to build the temple on land near the water, he decided to build the temple in the sea!
What is included in the tour
Transport, Tour Guide, Light Refreshments