The average masquerader spends about $3k-$4k on Trinidad carnival, it really depends on their lodging and costume situation. So when I say low low, I’m talking around $2K, it can be done but will take a some work on your part.
|Wait for a Hilton 2 for 1 sale, you can get 3 nights at the Hilton Trinidad for $800 (normally $500/nite|
|Enough points to fly FREE|
|Lime'n on de Ave|
As Kerwin and Farmer Nappy said, “we don’t want come in yuh band, we chippin on di pavement” Maybe instead of paying $100 to join a jouvert band you instead bring your own booze and just chip alongside your favorite band. We all know that a couple hours into jouvert the stormers are all in UP the band.
Stay far far away from taxis, especially the ones parked in front of the major hotels. They are convenient but pricey. There are many transportation services that you can hire for the entire length of your stay. Of course this needs to be done in advance of your arrival and will require a little Google’n on your part.
*UPDATE* Trinidad has several RideShare options such as TT RideShare and DropTT
This is not an exact science, only a guestimate:
Budget flight $400 or free if you get an airline credit card
Budget lodging $200/night divided by 3 or 4 people $400
Medium Band: $400
Total: Under $2K