Hike Upper Mermaid Pool

SUNDAY 28TH JUNE 2020

HIKE FUNATICS 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: 1:00pm LATEST

The rating of this hike is (4) moderate

In the very quiet village of Matura, in Thomas Trace, we start our trek through the familiar pine forest that surrounds a wide dirt road until we reach to the well-known turn off trail to the ever popular Mermaid Pools.....in this case, we pass that trail and continue along the wide dirt road until the trail eventually narrows down into the familiar hiking trail. We hike for a short distance after until we eventually veer off the trail and head downhill all the way down until eventually we see the emerald green waters of the Matura River. What is nice about this trek is that the trail brings you right to the destined pool. Fantastic swimming and relaxation also for those who just choose to chill.

Upon leaving our pool, instead of taking the trail we came from, instead, we will river trek our journey right to the popular Mermaid Pools and from there, we take the popular trail back to the pines and back to our waiting vehicles.

Duration & Cost

5 Hours

Duration to Upper Mermaid Pool (one way) : 1 hour

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HIKE COST

TTD $100. per hiker

Cost includes safe security for parked vehicles

TTD $60. per child (12 years and under)

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. ...........your choice.

Wear long/short sleeve tops and even sleeveless can be worn..........your choice.

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

Use a  Backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.

Bring mosquito repellent.

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 "Hike Funatic 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 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.