RIO SECO WATERFALLS

(North-eastern Trinidad)

Best time for this hike: January - December

 

This hike can be done in two (2) parts: (a) from Salybia Beach where the trek is longer (1.25 hours one way) and (b) from the top of Salybia Matura Trace inside (35 minutes one way). Rating of the hike is (3) fair trek.

From the beach, clear road trekking under great forestry that is well shaded throughout the walk to where the asphalt ends and the dirt trail starts.

Undulating terrain throughout the trek

Deep into the forest, one must be mindful of the constant exposure of the tree roots that can be very slippery especially when wet, as well as the presence of rocks along the trail.

Two (2) small stream crossings along the way. Be prepared to get your shoes wet especially on the second stream crossing.

Steep decline approaching the waterfall and pool so care must be undertaken throughout. The rocks all over the pool are also very slippery, so care must be undertaken throughout when moving from rock to rock.

The largest natural river pool in Trinidad and Tobago and also the deepest.

The optional climb at the side of the waterfall to the top for a dive or jump is also afforded…..it’s up to you. The height of the top of the waterfall to the pool is about 15-20 feet.

 

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

 

APPROPRIATE ATTIRE FOR EXPEDITION

Long/short trousers can be worn….. Your choice.

Long/short sleeve tops and even sleeveless can be worn….Your choice.

Hiking shoes/trainers with good grips under the soles to be worn. No slippers or sandals please.

A Backpack must be used hereby keeping your (2) hands totally free.

Mosquito repellant can be bought along, but not necessarily.

Change of clothing to be left in the vehicles.

 

Duration of expedition:

6 hours

Pick up time Monday - Friday: 7:00am

Pick up time on Saturday and Sunday - 8:00am

Drive time from P.O.S. to Salybia Village - 1.75 hours

 

HIKE FEE

TTD $900. (USD $150.): 1- 10 persons

 

TRANSPORTATION FEE (Optional)

(1- 4 persons): TTD $450. (USD $75.)

(5- 10 persons): $900. (USD $150.)

 

Special rates available for groups of more than 10 persons