GUANAPO GORGES

(Northern Range,TRINIDAD)

Best time for this hike: January - July

 

In the very remote village of "Guanapo", we drive even further into the forest which along rough dirt road (pending on maintenance of the Quarry personnel) for the next 4 miles until we eventually reach to a large open area where active quarrying takes place. We park in this area and here our expedition begins.

We trek along a fairly wide trail into the Guanapo forest through abandoned cocoa and tonkabean estates for the next 1 hour 15 minutes until we reach to the Guanapo River. At this point, we will carefully conceal our backpacks and our food in the bushes before gearing ourselves once again through the forest for another 30-40 minutes when we eventually reach to the top of the Guanapo River which signals the start of our water exploration.

Great water trekking along slippery stones, the jump into a 20 foot pool, swimming through narrow and deep gorges for the next 40 minutes. Astounding natural rock formations and tributaries are before us until we eventually reach back to our place where our backpacks are concealed. We indulge in having a well deserved snack before we eventually make our way back to our waiting vehicles.

 

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.

Long/short sleeve tops can be worn; no sleeveless.

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.

Change of clothing to be left in the vehicles.

 

Duration of the expedition:

8 hours

Pick up time Monday to Sunday: 8:00am

Drive time from P.O.S. to Guanapo Quarry - 1.5 hours

 

HIKE FEE

TTD $1,200. (USD $200.): 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