(Northern Range, TRINIDAD)
time for this hike: January - July
Deep in the forested area of the Madamas Valley, we first have to drive along rough dirt terrain for the next 3 miles until we eventually reach to our stop off point. From here, we begin our 3 hour foot trekking along clear dirt road that is pleasant, especially during the dry season for the next 45 minutes when we come to a narrow river crossing. Here is a major point where we veer left along the dirt road once again until we eventually reach to the end of the dirt track. At this point, we should accomplish about an hour and a half of trekking. We are now in forested area and trekking along a very narrow trail until we meet our first uphill that is not steep whatsoever. We trek uphill all the way until we are on the summit......this uphill to the summit should take about 25 minutes, and once on top, a bit of flat walking until we begin our decent all the way until we eventually reach to the Madamas River. From this river, we river trek upstream for about another 45 minutes tops until we eventually reach to the little known "Madamas Waterfall". Bathing in this small, but great pool affords great relief to any hiker.
We reverse our trek from the waterfall, back to the trail we came, finally leading us back to our parked vehicles.
Once lunch is on order, notification must be made in advance so that proper arrangements can be made. The menu is the ever unique "smoked fish/chicken, ground provision, fresh salad and dhalloo", together with fresh fruit juice and waters and dessert. Lunch will be served after the hike.
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:
Pick up time Monday to Sunday: 8:00am
Drive time from P.O.S. to Brasso Seco - 1.5 hours
TTD $1,000. (USD $160.): 1- 10 persons
TRANSPORTATION FEE (Optional)
(1- 4 persons): TTD $450. (USD $75.)
(5- 10 persons): TTD $900. (USD $150.)
LUNCH COST (Optional)
TTD $60. (USD $10.) per person
(Advanced notice must be made to have lunch arranged)
Special rates available for groups of more than 10 persons