Asa Rait Nature Center is not only an attractive resort for tourists. It is also a research station in the Northern Range Arima Valley in Trinidad and Tobago. 159 species of birds are being studied here.
Where is located?
The area of Asa Rait covers more than 800,000 square meters and is located in the depths of the hilly zone of the island. Back in 1967, this center appeared on the territory of a former cocoa plantation. The territory was bought by William Beebe and turned the plantation into a nature reserve. Today it is a true natural paradise.
What can be seen in the reserve?
Asa Rait contains a large collection of tropical animals and plants. Heliconia can rightfully be called the most unique plant of the reserve. Due to its rare and unique appearance, the plant is often called a bird of paradise. And it is not surprising, because its green leaves of an oblong shape reach three hundred centimeters in length. Heliconia flowers are orange-coral in color.
Also, the local avifauna has a large number of birds, including hummingbirds. But of greater interest to tourists is the nocturnal guajaro bird, which lives in the Dunston caves. It is home to the largest guajaro colony in the world. These birds are distinguished by dark plumage and rather large sizes.
The body length of Guajaro can reach fifty-five centimeters. The wingspan of these birds is about a meter. They have a hook-shaped beak, and rather large claws at the ends of their legs.
Asa Wright is a real pride of Trinidad. It is a bright pearl of the entire east coast of the island. Even a five-hour excursion is not enough to see all the beauty of living exotic nature. Asa-Right gives everyone the opportunity to get a rich experience of observing rare flora and fauna.
Upon arrival at the nature center of Asa Rait, tourists can rest in good hotels. The reserve has not only a biological research station, but also a lot of interesting footpaths. The administration of the center strongly advises all visitors to attend guided tours.
How to get there?
Asa Wright Nature Center is located in the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. And in order to get there, you will need to make several flights from Russia, making a transfer in the UK. It is best to choose the services of British Airways for these purposes. And London will need to change airports from Heathrow to Gatwick.
Upon arrival at the place, you can use various types of transfers. You can order a car even before arriving on the island, so that without wasting time, you can immediately go to Asa Rait.
You can also use the public bus or taxi services. If you are a good driver and are familiar with the upcoming route, feel free to rent a car.