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16/02/2020

Blue Basin Waterfall

7am - 12pm

Blue Basin Road Diego Martin

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16/02/2020

Blue Basin Waterfall

An easy walk to the Blue Basin Waterfall

7am - 12pm

Blue Basin Road Diego Martin

21/02/2020 - 26/02/2020

Panama Tour

Depart 21 Feb 17.30 - Return 26 Feb 19.50

Panama City

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21/02/2020 - 26/02/2020

Panama Tour

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Depart 21 Feb 17.30 - Return 26 Feb 19.50

Panama City

01/03/2020

Rio Seco Waterfall

7am - 1pm

Rio Seco Waterfall

Event Details

01/03/2020

Rio Seco Waterfall

Assembly 7am Corner of O'mera Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway

7am - 1pm

Rio Seco Waterfall

15/03/2020

Paria Waterfall

7am - 4pm

Blanchisseuse Spring Bridge

Event Details

15/03/2020

Paria Waterfall

Assembly 7am Ent to Central Bank Auditorium or 730am Sams Bar Maracas Bay

7am - 4pm

Blanchisseuse Spring Bridge

03/21/2020

Madamas River Exploration

4am - 8pm

Brasso Seco Visitors Centre

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03/21/2020

Madamas River Exploration

An 15hr  exploration of river and hiking. not for the faint-hearted

Brasso seco Visitors Centre

4am - 8pm

Brasso Seco Visitors Centre

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Blue Basin Waterfall

Blue Basin Waterfall Diego Martin on Sunday 16th February 2020

Blue Basin Waterfall Diego Martin on Sunday 16th February 2020

The pride of Diego Martin is the Blue Basin Waterfall. Its large crystal clear pool is a swimmers delight. Together with the historic waterwheel, it is the perfect destination for cruise ship passengers looking for an easy ecotourism tour. Yet Blue Basin waterfall seems to be neglected by the relevant authorities. No bins for garbage and the concrete road to the falls need to be fixed. As a country, we have become so stigmatized by eternal forces perhaps it could be the crime or maybe the wealth from oil and gas, that we seldom take the time to appreciate the natural beauty of Trinidad and Tobago. Our governments put very little effort into maintaining these natural resources. It seems like they are not important yet we all know, if oil and gas were to run out we would all have to end up like Tourist Annie. We are probably the only country in the Caribbean where people leave their garbage and expect someone to pick it up. So it's up to the responsible citizens to maintain these earthly treasures for the future generations.  

The Blue Basin River originates from a remote area in Paramin known as Meyah. Its course is through the dense region of the Cameron Valley once used for the cultivation of cacao. It then flows over a steep escarpment to a series of fascinating cascades. Located above the main falls, these secret gems are known to villagers as White Hole, Coffin Hole, and Tsou Falls. Climbing to the top of the falls is not for everyone but for those who get the opportunity to explore find them mind-blowing. The various cascades provide so much opportunity for the adventurous to jump, swing, climb and swim.

The River has always been significant to the Diego Martin Valley. In 1797, it supplied water to the 19 sugar mills and 9 rum distillers. It provided water to the historic Water Wheel used for the purpose of crushing the sugar cane. At that time, the population of Diego Martin was 141 whites, 289 free coloured and 734 slaves. One Hundred years later in 1897, there was a depression in the Sugar Industry, and many of the estates collapsed. This was due to the abolishment of free slave labour in 1834.

       At River Estate the Colonial Government purchased the land to drill wells for the purpose of supplying water to Port-of-Spain and environments. Soon after, the Cadbury Brothers of England leased the land to do research in Cocoa Production. Today the only evidence of the rich history are the surviving cacao trees, seen along the river bank.

           The expedition to the Blue Basin Waterfall is a short 20 minutes walk that begins along the pitch road.  Please note there is security for the vehicles. 

 

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On Sunday, 16th February 2020 Island Hikers explore the Blue Basin Waterfall and at the same time do a clean up of the area.

Estimated hiking time 20 mins 

Assembly: 7 am at KFC West Mall. Depart by 745am

Rated: 2 easy 

For more information contact Marcia 490-2421, Jamal 761-1889 Mario 749-2956 or islandhikers.com

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Hiking gives us the opportunity to get away from our busy schedules and enjoy the beauty of nature.Its all about the journey. Meeting new friends, exploring new destinations and at the same time getting fit and having a healthy life style.

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Island Hikers explore the secret gems of Trinidad & Tobago and by extension numerous countries in the world. 

 Peru, Cuba,Costa Rica, Belize, Panama,Guatemala,Mexico, Kilimanjaro Jamaica, St Lucis, Dominica, Grenada,Guadeloupe,Martinique and Guyana.

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Jamaica Tour

The magnificent Red-billed Streamertailed Hummingbirds (Trochilus polytmus) are only found on the Ca

The magnificent Red-billed Streamertailed Hummingbirds (Trochilus polytmus) are only found on the Caribbean island of Jamaica, where they are quite common along the coast and in the mountains. They are also known as the Doctorbirds, God Birds, Scissors Tails, Longtail Hummingbirds or Western Streamertails


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