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Hiking in Trinidad, Trinidad

Trinidad and Tobago's insider take:

Trinidad's proximity to South America (to which it was once joined) plus the diversity of its habitats have given it by far the most species of flora and fauna in the West Indies. The Northern Range—3,000 feet high at its tallest peak, El Cerro del Aripo—is mostly covered in tropical rainforest. It provides especially good vantage points for catching sight of some of the 108 species of mammals, 430 birds, 55 reptiles, 25 amphibians, and 617 butterflies (and a few tarantulas) who make their home on Trinidad. Well-marked trails through the rainforest lead off from the Asa Wright Nature Centre. If you're more in the mood for bushwhacking, leaders from The Pathmaster—an organization of professional rainforest guides—will take you on day-long or week-long excursions through tropical jungles and along the Northern Range. For a simple bird-watching trip, you can take a boat out with Nanan's Tours on Caroni Marsh to see the hundreds of scarlet ibis come home to roost at sunset—an incredible sight.

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