12th Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics

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PACAM XII will include a number of social events. These include:

 

 

ACCOMPANYING PERSON TOURS

Contact:
Gail's Exclusive Tour Services
7 Gordon Street, Mount Lambert
TRINIDAD
E-mail:
Phone: 1(868) 638-5085/ 1(868) 762-5495

 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 ::: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CITY/MUSEUM/MARACAS BAY

Cost: US$50 per person
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This tour combines the highlights of Port of Spain with beautiful panoramic views, sights of the countryside and a scenic drive around the mountainous northern coastline to Trinidad's most popular beach, Maracas Bay. Departing from your hotel, we make our way through downtown Port of Spain taking in the Parliament, Supreme Court, shopping streets and the city's bustling centre, Independence Square. Heading out of town we view the Queens Park Savannah, a 200 acre recreational park lined with exotic trees and interesting colonial style mansions with amazing architectural designs. We stop at the Fort San Andres South Quay to view the historial display, "The Remember When Institute Exhibition", by the Ministry of Multiculturism.

From there we proceed via Boissiere Village through Maraval and along the North Coast Road to enjoy spectacular views of the Paramin Hills, rainforest-covered Northern Range mountains and the Caribbean sea - with plenty of opportunities for photographs, and maybe even a little improvised Calypso music!

Our final destination before returning to your hotel is Maracas Bay - a beautiful palm-fringed beach backed by verdant mountains. Here you can swim, take awalk along the beach, or just relax at one of the beach huts for a cool drink and a Bake & Shark, a hot crispy shark sandwich.

 

 

Thursday, January 5, 2012 ::: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

SHOPPING TOUR/ANGOSTURA DISTILLERY

Cost: US$65 per person
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This tour begins with a shopping tour to West Mall, followed by a visit to the Souvenir Shop on the Brian Lara promenade. This is followed by a trip to the Angostura Distillery, a must for those with a taste for history, mystery, creativity... and good rum.

What does a 19th century Prussian physician have to do with a popular Trinbagonian Souvenir? What secret formula is known by only five people in the world yet is brewed right here in Trinidad & Tobago? What does the top local rum-producing company in Trinidad & Tobago have to do with an extensive butterfly collection?

The answer to these questions and other fascinating facts will be revealed as the Angostura tram takes you on an exciting and informative journey through the Angostura Bitters and Rum Factory, the Home of Angostura, established in 1824. Add to this a visit to the Angostura Art Gallery (for some of the best in local art), the Angostura Gift Shop (for a wide selection of local crafts and souvenirs) and a well worth it stop at the Angostura Bar (for a true taste of Trinidad &Tobago).

 

 

SOCIAL EVENTS

 

Monday, January 2, 2012 ::: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WELCOME RECEPTION

Included in Conference Fees

 

 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 ::: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

CULTURAL EVENT

Included in Conference Fees

Extra Tickets: US$25

 

Participants will get an opportunity to experience the multi-ethnic heritage of the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago. We will showcase some of the traditional Trinidad & Tobago cuisine. We will also show entertain the delegates with some of the traditional music and dance such as steelpan, parang and tassa.

 

 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 ::: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

GASPAREE CAVES/DOWN D'ISLANDS TOUR

Cost: US$65
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Itinerary

  • Pick up time at the Hilton Trinidad Hotel – 9:00 a.m.
  • Guided tour of the Chaguaramas National Park – Tucker Valley Area
  • Proceed to the Crews Inn Hotel Marina
  • Board the Island Prince
  • Proceed to sail through Point Gourde Bay to Gasparee Island
  • Arrival at berthing jetty at Gasparee Island - Special guided tour with CDA Tour Guides to the uphill trail leading to the entrance of the Gasparee Caves
  • Tour of the caves
  • Return to board Vessel to Scotland Bay for Shore Side Picnic Lunch
  • Swimming and sun bathing
  • Return to vessel and sailing Tour around the smaller islands to wrap up the day’s experience.
  • Return to the crews Inn Marina to board Tour Buses at 4:00 p.m.
  • Arrival at the Hilton Trinidad Hotel – 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Thursday, January 5, 2012 ::: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

CONFERENCE BANQUET

Included in Conference Fee

Extra Tickets: US$75

 

 

POST CONFERENCE TOURS

 

Saturday, January 7, 2012 ::: 6:15 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

TOBAGO DAY TOUR

Cost: US$175
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This tour is especially arranged for delegates with only one day to spend in Tobago. Delegates will be picked up at 6:15 a.m. at the Hotel and shuttled to the Piarco International airport in Trinidad to Board the Caribbean Airline 8:15 a.m. Flight to Tobago. In Tobago, they will be met the Gail's Tour representative and procedd on a Guided Tour of Fort George, Fort James and the Plymouth Mystery Tomb. They will then proceed to Pigeon Point for lunch at Renmar’s.

After lunch, delegates will Board Glass Bottom Boats to visit, swim and/or snorkel the Buccoo Reef followed by the Nylon Pool. They will then return to Pigeon Point for a short rest and swim They will then return to Trinidad on Caribbean Airlines Flight and be transferred back to the Hilton Trinidad Hotel.

 

 

Saturday, January 7, 2012 ::: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PITCH LAKE TOUR

Cost: US$80
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Your journey takes you to the Southern part of Trinidad, La Brea, where you will experience a tour on the Pitch Lake. One of the wonders of the world, the lake is a self-replenishing body of natural bitumen and has the largest known deposITs in the world. It covers 46.5 hectacres (115 acres) and is 41 metres (135 feet) deep at its centre.

The Lake was sacred to the Amerindians long before Sir Walter Raleigh used the pitch to caulk his ships on his visit to Trinidad in 1595. There is an interesting folk tale which would be revealed to you while on tour across the lake's surface. Have no fear it is stable enough for walking upon.
When we return to the visitor centre, there is a small museum with artifacts for viewing.

Continue to drive through Avocat village and the onto Siparia Old road to La Divina Pastora Shrine – venerated by many religions and considered to be a “Miracle Saint / Goddess”. After a light lunch, journey up the slopes of the San Fernando Hill to the main Amerindian Site known as Anaparima Hill.

 

 

Saturday, January 7, 2012 ::: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

CITY/MUSEUM/MARACAS BAY

Cost: US$50
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For further information on this tour, see description above

 

 

 

 

 

Tobago Waterfall Toco

 

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