The beauty of Mermaid Pools, MATURA

MERMAID POOLS

(North-eastern Trinidad)

Best time to visit this pool: January - August

 

In the very quiet village of Matura, in Thomas Trace, we park our vehicles in the yard of a villager while we gear ourselves for an entralling trek along a wide dirt road that will eventually lead us to an abanboned Pine Forest.

At a point along the Pine Forest we eventually veer to our right onto a now very narrow trail as we now head downhill all the way that eventually leads us to the Matura River. We eventually approach natural forest where from here, the temperature changes significently as we get closer to the river. At this point, we have accomplished about 30 minutes of the trek.

Our final trek takes us down a relatively steep downhill where at this point, one must carefully manoeuvre along the narrow trail, but the lovely part of this trail is that when we complete it, we are actually on the river bank of a large and beautiful pool that is actually "Mermaid Pool". Welcome.......

 

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

 

 APPROPRIATE ATTIRE FOR EXPEDITION

 

Long trousers must be worn; no shorts please.

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.

 

 Estimated duration of the expedition:

6 hours

 Pick up time Monday to Sunday: 8:00am

 Drive time from P.O.S. to Matura - 1.5 hours

 

HIKE FEE

TTD $750. (USD $125.): 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