Channel Billed Toucans, Trojans, Halks, Golden- headed Manikin,
The hike to Mt Tamana reaches the highest point in the Central Range.
It is a not too demanding and covers very beautiful terrain.
We travel from
Port of Spain by Land Rover past many quiet villages and cocoa plantations
through rugged unpaved roads to the beginning of the trail. The
pace is surprisingly easy along a trail that winds for the most
part, under a thick forest canopy, steep in places but hawks off
along a ridge. Hawks, blue headed and orange winged parrots are
often seen there.
On the return
we rest at a large lime stone cave really a sink hole and wait for
sundown to see the eruption from a fissure in the earth of a rushing
black cloud of thousands of bats on their nightly foraging journey.
They are soon gone and we descend to a world tinged with the vibrant
colors of the tropical sunset.
Mt Tamana peak
is treeless and windy and gives an incredible view of miles the
forested slopes of the Central Range. Wide vistas of thick forest
with glimpses of Area dam and the Gulf of Paria beyond the Central
||Minimum of 2 persons
||12pm - 9pm
some uphill climbing