Just minutes from Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain are the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Gardens are open to the public every day from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and feature 70 acres of flowering plants, shrubs and trees plus an orchid house. Guides are present to direct and educate you in your tour.
Tour the Caroni Bird Sanctuary to see the brilliant scarlet ibis (the national bird of Trinidad and Tobago), herons, egrets and several other species. Tour operators also provide excursions in flat-bottomed motorboats through the swamp's channels to observe boa constrictors, mudskipper fish, etc. At sunset you can view the birds flying to roost in the tops of the mangrove trees.
Visit the Emperor Valley Zoo to learn more about the area's wildlife. The zoo was established in 1952 to expose the residents of Trinidad and Tobago to the native fauna and the fragility of the ecosystems here. It has since grown into an exciting tourist attraction.