Matura River Explore

SATURDAY 06TH JUNE 2020

BELLY BURNERS EVENT

Meeting place: The "EXIT" of Pricesmart, Churchill Roosevelt Highway, ARIMA

Meeting time: 6:00am SHARP

Estimated arrival time at the start of the hike: 7:30am

Estimated completion time of the hike: 2:30pm LATEST

The rating of this hike is (5) Moderately Challenging

Lush forest, breathtaking views, and water, water water!!! Walk to a small ravine from Thomas Trace through the "Pine Forest" before descending a relatively steep and very slippery hill known locally as "Soap Hill". Distance covered at this point at a small ravine is 1.8 miles. The official river trek begins along this ravine for a considerable distance, to the main "Matura River". A stream walk along the ravine to Matura River takes for the most 1 hour, and distance covered at this point is 3.5 miles.

At Matura River, plunge into a small gorge and swim the deep pool to the other end. At this point, and from here onward, there is an option to walk along river bank or swim through gorgeous, deep emerald green waters. Be careful of the constant slippery rocks on the river bed the entire way.

Arriving at  "Mermaid Pools" indicates the end of river exploration, and at this point, distance covered is 5.9 miles. Walk for 25 minutes through the  majestic Pine Trees on an original dirt road to end this memorable day. Total distance accomplished is 6.8 miles.

Life jackets will be provided upon request. Ropes and other safety devices will also be on hand.

Duration & Cost

6 Hours

Duration to Mystique Pool (one way) : 45 minutes to 1 hour

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HIKE COST

TTD $100. per adult

Inclusive of security for parked vehicles

Kindly make payment to any branch of Republic Bank Limited

A/C#320466690701

In the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T"

Once payment is made, kindly Whats app or email a copy of the receipt as proof of payment

Persons wishing to make direct payments, touch base with me and arrangements will be made

Please note that persons making advanced payments will be acknowledged first and foremost

Attire & General Information

Wear long/short trousers.

Bath suits can be worn under your hike clothing.

Wear long/short sleeve tops. No sleeveless tops.

Wear hiking shoes/trainers/sandals with good grips under the soles. No slippers on this trek please.

Use a Backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.

Bring along mosquito repellent.

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

Important Notice - Re: COVID-19

Due to the state of  this pandemic the Corona-virus epidemic, in order to maintain my usual high standard of service on to my fellow hikers and fitness enthusiasts, for this "Belly Burner Event", no more than "(10) ten hikers" will be entertained whatsoever. Safety, and security is NTITT's utmost prime focus and of course, your well-being will be monitored every step of the way throughout the duration of the expedition.

Please read the guidelines carefully that will be the order of the day:

  1. At the meeting point, you are to remain in your respective vehicles. I will entertain each of you by the car window.

  2. A 15 minute grace will be given for late comers. At 6:45am, we depart Pricesmart to our destination. The objective here is to "START EARLY AND FINISH EARLY".

  3. Social distancing will be the order of the day throughout our hike to the pool and return.

  4. Wear your face mask if you so desire.

  5. Along the way, there will be 2 stops to ensure that our convoy remain together and no one is displaced.