This excursion takes you to the world famous Pitch Lake in La Brea.
This day tour takes you to the world famous Pitch Lake in La Brea and museum.
From pick in Port of Spain, this tour begins with a scenic drive south to the magnificent Pitch Lake in La Brea. The Pitch Lake is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world. It is about 40 ha and about 75m deep. The Pitch Lake is the source of asphalt used in the paving of roads and highways, throughout the world. If you visit in the rainy season (June to December), you can take a dip/soak in one of the many naturally forming sulfur pools. Legend has it that these sulfur pools have healing properties for skin ailments.
Explore the museum and discover detailed anthropological, historical, technological and social dimensions of the natural wonder that is the La Brea Pitch Lake.