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About NANAN’S ECO TOURS
Simon Oudit Nanan, the son of an early indentured family, lived in Cunupia in close proximity to the Caroni Swamp. He worked as a part time farmer; and on the Sugar Cane Plantation for Tate and Lyle. Simon enhanced his earnings by going into the Caroni Swamp to hunt (hunting was legal then) and fish.
He took his ten year old son, Winston, out of school to help with the developing boat tour business which was gaining recognition. Winston was toed in his own boat by the lead boat that was engine powered; then used a long rod to punt the boat along. On weekends, he would take British aristocrats and influential French Creole families on tours into the Caroni Swamp in the early 1930’s. An inspiration was born and Simon began spending more time taking people on tours as he saw the potential of developing the tours.
at Asa Wright Nature Centre and Mt. Plaisir Estate Hotel
HADCO Experiences offers accommodation at any of our two ecolodges! Nestled in the Arima Valley is HADCO Experiences at Asa Wright Nature Centre – a 29-room birding paradise dedicated to providing awe-inspiring sustainable wildlife experiences. Immerse yourself in nature and witness some of the 166 species of birds that live within the 1,500 acres of protected rainforest. As the ecolodge operator, HADCO Experiences is committed to the conservation of biodiversity, preservation of heritage and cultural diversity as well as improving the lives of those in our local communities.
Book a stay at the Mt. Plaisir Estate Hotel in Grande Riviere. This stunning beach resort sits along the northern coastline and is home to thousands of majestic Leatherback turtles that nest during the months of March to August. The adjacent forests are one of the last remaining strongholds of the critically endangered Trinidad Piping-Guan, endemic to the island of Trinidad. We invite you to bask in the Caribbean sun and relax amongst some of the oldest creatures on Earth.
Whether you dream of adventure or rest, we connect you to immersive and authentic experiences that support people, nature, and thriving local culture.
Join us to discover regenerative travel at its best!
Our dining tours take you out to see the beautiful sunset together with an amazing dinner
**Guest are allowed to bring their own food
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