Details on the "Brasso Santo" Fitness Circuit Hike

The rating of this hike is (8) Strenuous

Welcome to Rincon Village where we start and finish our hike in a tiny village known as "TEXAS VILLAGE". We start off on flat terrain until after about 250 meters, our steady uphill trek begins. We trek through virgin forest every step of the way uphill until after 4.2 miles, we eventually reach to "Brasso Santo Junction".....average hiking time to get here is about 1 hour 30 minutes maximum. The altitude at this point is 1,430 feet.

From the junction, we are now officially on the historical Brasso Santo Trace and we trek along this trail where at some points, the trail is quite bushy, so careful meandering will have to be executed to move on-wards until we reach at another junction that is of course quite bushy. At this point, another .6 miles is done and the altitude at this junction is 1,555 feet. We follow this trail, and it is here the trail becomes more bushy and so, trekking at various points becomes slower as the trail can very easily be missed. We eventually come at a turn off that we must take, as this trail brings us to our first official stop off. At this turn off, we would've done in all, 7 miles of hiking in average 2 hours 30 minutes. The altitude at this turn off is 1,788 feet.

This turn off is the trail that leads us to "CHORRO WATERFALL". Once again, thick vegetation along the way through pristine rain-forest until we eventually come to an abandoned cocoa estate which is the signal that we are close to the falls. At Chorro Waterfall, overall hiking time of about 3 hours 20 minutes would be accomplished and hiking distance to date is 9.6 miles. The altitude at Chorro Waterfall is about 1,240 feet.

Departing Chorro Waterfall, at last we will now be trekking through clear terrain through the balance of our journey. Once again, natural rain-forest all the way to our second destination to the popular "HABIO WATERFALL" where distance covered to this point is 12.75 miles and average time covered to this second waterfall is about 4 hours 15 minutes. The altitude at this waterfall is 400 feet. Great bathing, as well as swimming is thoroughly enjoyed here.

Departing Habio Waterfall, more great terrain all the way which is mostly downhill trekking until we reach our parked vehicles. Total distance covered is finally 15.4 miles and time taken to cover the entire hike is 5 hours. Altitude at the finish point is 139 feet.

Duration & Cost

6 Hours

Duration of the entire course : 5 hours

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HIKE COST

TTD $200. per person (5 persons minimum)

Payment is to be made at any branch of Republic Bank, Account # 320466690701 in the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T". Once payment is made and a receipt is given, kindly Whats app to 868-740-2860 or email toemile@naturetrektnt.com for confirmation thank you. Do remember, who pays first will get the preferential treatment.

Transportation can be provided. Call for details.

Attire

Wearing long trousers is a MUST.....no shorts please

Wear long/short sleeve tops. No sleeveless tops please.

Wear hiking shoes/trainers with good grips under the soles. Absolutely no slippers or sandals please.

Wear hat or baseball cap which will be useful especially in the areas of exposure to the sun.

Use a  backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.

Bring along mosquito repellent. Optional

Bring a change of clothing which will be left in the vehicles.