• Exploring bat caves in Trinidad

    2010-11-10

    Fearless travelers with a need for adventure can visit Trinidad, where tour companies like Paria Springs will take visitors to the summit of Mount Tamana and into the island's cave system.

    According to the New York Times, the hike to the 1,000-foot peak takes about half an hour of arduous climbing. At the conclusion of the climb, travelers are rewarded with a stunning view of the island's mountain ranges and a chance to descend into part of the island's cave system.

    According to Courtenay Rooks, the owner of Paria Springs, over 500,000 bats belonging to more than 12 different species live in this cave system.

    "When you look at the faces of the people on the tour, they’re usually a mix of excitement and fear," he described. 

    Travelers then have the option of entering a second, deeper chamber, where the bats reportedly have a wingspan of up to one foot.

    The expedition offered by Paria Springs is an all-day trip that costs $85 per person, including the cost of transportation, food and drinks.


    View Larger Map

    See also ...

Questions?
Call us at 1.800.826.4919

Non insurance services are provided by Travel Guard. 
This plan provides insurance coverage that only applies during the covered trip.
You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home, and automobile insurance policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer or insurance agent or broker. Coverage is offered by Travel Guard Group, Inc (Travel Guard). California lic. no.0B93606, 3300 Business Park Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54482, www.travelguard.com. CA DOI toll free number: 800-927-HELP. This is only a brief description of the coverage(s) available. The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions. Insurance underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., a Pennsylvania insurance company, with its principal place of business at 175 Water Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10038. It is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. NAIC No. 19445. Coverage may not be available in all states. Your travel retailer may not be licensed to sell insurance, and cannot answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, and conditions of this insurance and cannot evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance. The purchase of travel insurance is not required in order to purchase any other product or service from the Travel Retailer.