Scheduled Date: Tuesday 5th August, 2014
A place to get to know, this enchanting, brilliant green, unsophisticated village on the north – eastern coast, a place of friendly people this is Grand Rivière an area worth discovering. In 1797, the English surveyor Frederick Mullet while mapping the island became amazed by the magnificence of the big river and called the place Grand Rivière.
Grand Riviere is mainly a fishing village and apart from the scenic coast, there are several attractions to fascinate visitors. The calm water at the river’s mouth is a welcoming area for a river lime. The village can boast of having the largest population of nesting turtles and nightly during the peak season from April to July its recorded that as many as two hundred turtles come ashore. Because of this spectacular, Villagers gained employment in the hotel and tour- guide industry. Bird Watchers will love Grand Riviere.It is one of the few places to sight the endangered pawi or piping-guan. This large turkey-like bird hunted to almost extinction, with the population decreased to around two hundred. The Channel-billed Toucan is another bird hardly noticed because it stays high in the treetops and seldom descends to the ground. The toucan recognised by its great bill and high- pitched call that sounds like a yelping dog.
Unknown too many but secluded in the mountains, on the western outskirts of the village there are two magnificent waterfalls. The first called Homad and the one hour ascend to get there is on a wide open trail. Further upstream along the stony river bed Lacatang Falls can be discovered. Along the river path, there are several refreshing pools to swim. At its base, there a deep plunge pool with the water cascading twenty feet. On completion of the hike, fish lunches are available in the village, and there is the option to spend the rest of the day relaxing at the Beach. On Easter Sunday 5th, April Island Hikers explore Grand Riviere.
Assembly 1: 6.00am Eric Williams Medical Complex.
Assembly 2: 6.30 am at the intersection of O’meara Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Arima.(next to F T Farfan)
Rated: 4 moderate
Finish time: 2pm
Registration on the morning of the hike $50.00
Hiking time one-way: 1 hour
Maxi transport provided at additional cost of $100.00.Please call or text to book.
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