of the Gunapo Gorge, there is an undisclosed tributary, Exploring the tributary upstream will lead to the Guanapo/ Tambasson Waterfall. The expedition to the falls is an exciting adventure that entails climbing over huge boulders and swimming through narrow passageways and gorges. The preferred starting location for the exploration is from the south at the Guanapo Quarry. However the river can also be reached from the north at Lalaja Trace located six miles on the Arima-Blanchisseuse Road.
The trek to the waterfall starts on top the hill alongside the riverbank. Exploring the river channel is full of fascinating challenges. Along the way, there are other small waterfalls to discover. The Guanapo Waterfall approximately 40 feet high with a shallow plunge pool at its base. A visit to the falls is truly a memorable experience however during the rainy season flash floods can occur and there is an optional land trail. Life jackets supplied but if you have one bring it along. It is advisable to wait for the necessary safety equipment to be put in place before going into the water or attempting to cross the river.
On Saturday, 12th October 2019 Fitness Walkers explore the Guanapo /Tombasson Waterfall. For details contact Jamal 7611889, Michael 7193368 or Marcia 490-or visit islandhikers.com.
Assembly: 7.00am Corner of O’meara Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway Arima.
Rating: 6 challenging or for experienced hikers
Estimated hiking time: 2 hours one-way
Starting Location: Guanapo Quarry
Cost of hike $60