Over the years, I've learned that commercial tours, and prepackaged trips never appealed to me. I crave authentic, off the beaten path experiences, which is why I've always opted for solo travel. As rewarding as it is to be a solo female traveler, I had to confront the trade-offs and limitations of traveling on my own. My trip to Trinidad and Tobago with El Camino, however, made me reconsider. Thanks to El Camino, I no longer had to choose between authentic experiences, and the benefits of traveling with a group - I could have both! When I signed up, the primary appeal was that it saved me hours and hours of research and trip planning that would have taken me weeks to prepare on my own. I was nervous about traveling with a group, but I connected with the others in the group in a way that exceed any and all expectations! I couldn't have asked for a better group, or trip leader. Also, have you seen the pictures?! I knew having a photographer would be an extra perk, but Emma's talent was more than anything I could ask for. There is something to say about her ability to capture moments that shared the authentic feel of the country and culture while capturing the individuality of the personalities on the trip. Let me repeat, have you seen the pictures?!

Vanessa S. 

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When arriving in Trinidad and Tobago with El Camino, it was like landing in a dream and witnessing the best kept secret. Beyond the unbelievably stunning surroundings of mango trees, wild hummingbirds, and clear blue waters, El Camino provided the most unique and fluid experience. Wherever we stayed, it was off the beaten path, and the genuine warmth from every local was overwhelming in the best way. Our days consisted of beautifully curated itineraries; everything from boating to a private beach where lunch was prepared, to hiking through the jungle to a giant waterfall. We explored local markets, took a cooking class, and saw giant leatherback turtles nesting on the beach in front of our hotel. Our entire crew came together effortlessly and I felt like El Camino didn't skip a beat when it came to showing off everything the culture had to offer. To feel like a authentic traveler and indulge in the unexpected makes me feel like I lived this week in paradise to the absolute fullest.

Arielle V.

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I think Trinidad and Tobago are the perfect example of why I love things that are quietly awesome. Because I didn't know all that much about Trinitobago going into the trip, everything I discovered was a beautiful surprise, and I found myself surprised but delighted that they weren't marketing themselves the way other islands do. This led to an experience that felt under-the-radar and unique in a way that my generation favors--we want to feel like we're "first to" a place or have insider knowledge others don't. I also liked that I'm not necessarily going to run into people like my parents while vacationing there, because though I love them, they are a totally different type of tourist than I am!

Erin B.

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El Camino curated an unforgettable experience that introduced me to the culture, people & cuisine of Trinidad & Tobago in ways few can. My days were filled with tastes, sounds, sights & conversations that taught me what I couldn't have learned or been exposed to on a self-planned trip.

Randi G. 

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I cannot imagine a more meaningful way to experience Trinidad and Tobago than with El Camino Travel. El Camino has really managed to create something that is special and authentically unique. Everything that El Camino coordinates for you and your fellow travelers is geared toward ensuring that you have as immersive and memorable a travel experience as you possibly can. In fact, I can say with confidence that of all the places I have traveled to, I feel most connected to the culture and people of Trinidad and Tobago. Anyone looking to ditch the status quo of travel and have this sort of deeper, more meaningful cultural encounter doesn't need to look any further than El Camino.

Jacob A.


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The El Camino experience is different from any other trip because the people you meet are essential to telling the story of the place and its culture. You want to get to know Trinidad and Tobago or Colombia or Mexico City in a more meaningful way? You meet its people and engage with them and their craft. That's the El Camino experience no one else can match.

Nick Pachelli

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I traveled to Trinidad and Tobago with El Camino and can't say enough wonderful things about the experience! We did everything from rappelling down waterfalls to learning how to cook traditional Trini cuisine to releasing baby leatherback turtles into the ocean. Combine the incredible itinerary with a fun and like-minded group of travelers and an awesome photographer, and this trip was truly magic!

Tara Powell

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Throw your preconceived notions about group travel companies out the window when it comes to El Camino Travel. I am so grateful for every day I had in Trinidad & Tobago. It was absolutely the most amazing trip I have ever taken. I never realized how nice it is to have the days planned out with adventures that will fill you senses. Everyday is filled with exploring and having the most authentic experience. Warning, it will leave you addicted. I cannot wait to book another trip!!!

Alika Ray

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