Experience The Valley of Life

Welcome to a Community Tourism experience to remember!  Hidden in the Northern Range of Trinidad’s rainforest, Brasso Seco is an eco-visitor’s dream come true where we offer the unique chance to experience living in a rural community.  The Brasso Seco Paria Tourism Action Committee (TAC) is a Community-Based Organization run by villagers that seek to develop, promote and preserve all that this beautiful valley and village have to offer.  We love to open our homes and hearts to visitors and provide you with hands–on experiences in whatever you desire – from hiking, to cooking, to music, to gardening. You tell us what you want, and we will do our best to deliver.

Brasso Seco is located an hour’s drive from the Piarco Airport and 45 minutes from Arima, the nearest ‘city.’  With a population of around 300, this small village has a few shops in the heart of the village along with a bar, Catholic Church, Primary School, Community Centre, Visitors Facility, Health Clinic and small Post Office in addition to a few host homes and guest houses for visitors.  Originally established in the early 1900’s as a Cocoa and Coffee plantation, the area is still rich with assorted fruit trees and is surrounded by pristine rain forests full of crystal clear rivers, countless waterfalls and a plethora of birds, butterflies, mammals, reptiles & insects.

Transportation Note:

We would be more than happy to arrange any transportation for you to get in to or out from Brasso Seco.  Just call us to organize where and when to pick you up!


From a relaxing stroll around the village to full day hikes through lush rainforests, there is an experience for everyone to enjoy!  Local guides are trained to point out features seen along the way and to share history of the area as they ensure your safety and satisfaction.  We specialize in personalized experiences so you tell us what you want for your group and we will make it happen.                               Read more

Research & Education

Brasso Seco is located in an education paradise with endless research and learning possibilities!  We love to host researchers and learners of all ages.  Whether you want to look at birds, insects, reptiles, mammals, plants, rivers or anything in between we have local guides who can take you where you want and help you in your discovery process!  Brasso Seco has been the home to several research projects already and the possibility for more research topics is truly endless!


Without a doubt the best way to experience Brasso Seco is to stay for at least one night.  You can choose to stay in a Host Home with a family where all meals are provided and lovely interactions happen as you share in their daily lives.  Guest Homes are also available which have all amenities for you to do your own cooking and have a more private feel.

Upcoming Events

The Brasso Seco TAC has been hosting an annual Indigenous Cook- Out each October since 2002.  This is a nationally known event that people flock to in order to taste our amazing foods, soak in our beautiful surroundings, and here some local folk tunes and Parang!
The Visitor Facility also hosts many community events such as Sport’s Days or functions such as a retirement dinner or other celebrations.  These events are always great community bonding times and are enjoyable for all ages.

Visitor Facility

The Brasso Seco Visitor Facility is located in the heart of our community and is run by the community Tourism Action Committee (TAC) group.  Here you can get information about and organize anything you would like to do in Brasso Seco as well as purchase a variety of supplies made locally by villagers.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you, and look forward to welcoming you to your experience in our ‘Valley of Life.’  Contact us at:
Brasso Seco Paria Visitors’ Facility
Brasso Seco Paria, via Arima
Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.
Visitor Facility Manager: 1 (868) 718-8605
Information Officer:        1 (868) 493-4358