Manulot Rapid (Long Trek)

SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST 2020

BELLY BURNERS EVENT

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

Meeting time: 6:00am SHARP

Estimated arrival time at the start of the hike: 7:00am

Estimated completion time of the hike: 3:30pm LATEST

Rating of this hike is (6) challenging

Welcome to Matura. From Cecil's residence we start our journey along great dirt road through the pine trees all the way until we come to natural forest and a now narrow trail until we reach to a ravine. After crossing the ravine, we continue our trek through natural forest until we eventually come to Matura River. Estimated time to the river should be around 1 hour 30 minutes.

River trekking starts all the way to our destination. The river trek is friendly throughout with optional swimming based on your choice if you wish to partake in such. After another 2 hours, we eventually arrive at Manulot Rapid with its gorgeous pool that is great for relaxing and readying yourself for the return trek.

Departing the rapid, we take the same route until we eventually veer off at a different trail on the opposite side of the river and all along great terrain we trek until we come to the familiar pines. We eventually reach at another trail where a short 20 minute trek and we make a brief stop off at the so beautiful "Mystique Pool" where another short stay to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Average time from Manulot Rapid to Mystique Pool should take us about 2 hours.

Departing Mystique Pool, we are now on opened trail all the way until we eventually reach to the well known "Toco Main Road" where our last leg of the walk will ultimately reach us back to our parked vehicles by Cecil. Average time from Mystique Pool to Cecil residence, 1 hour 45 minutes.

Duration & Cost

9 Hours Tour/Hike

Duration to Senna Bay (one way) : 1 hour 30 minutes

HIKE COST

TTD $100. per person

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.

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. Optional water shoes if you have any should be bought along.

Use a Backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.

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 "(15) fifteen 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 6:15am, we depart the Pricesmart to our destination. The objective here is to "START EARLY AND FINISH EARLY".

  3. At the meeting point, everybody will be checked for their body temperature to ensure all is well with each and every body on the hike.