Cedros Village to Icacos Point
SATURDAY 07TH NOVEMBER 2020
Meeting place: The entrance to Mount Hope Medical Science Complex, Mount Hope
Meeting time: 6:00am SHARP
Estimated arrival time at Columbus Bay: 8:30am
Estimated completion time of the hike at Icacos Point: 1:00pm LATEST
The rating of this beach walk is (5) Moderately Challenging
Distance covered in this hike: 9.6 miles
Welcome to the very remote village deep in southern Trinidad where fishing remains the main source of income to the villagers living here.
In Charles Street, we park our vehicles opposite the Cedros Health Facility and from here, our walk begins. Trekking along the very quiet Charles Street where there are hardly any houses along the way. We approach a side road that brings us to the little known "Galfa Mud Volcano Site" that surrounds a small Hindu Temple that is now unfortunately fenced all around barring any entry from the general public. We continue along Charles Street until we approach a side track straight ahead which we take and that track eventually leads us to the Columbus Channel. Our beach walk officially begins. Pending on the tide, be prepared to get wet along the way.
Duration & Cost
9 Hours (Drive from North to South Trinidad and Hike time combined)
Duration from Cedros Village to Icacos Point (One way) - 4 hours maximum
TTD $150. per adult
Inclusive of cold soft beverages after the walk
Kindly make payment to any branch of Republic Bank Limited
In the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T"
Once payment is made, kindly Whats app or email a copy of the receipt as proof of payment
Persons wishing to make direct payments, touch base with me and arrangements will be made
Please note that persons making advanced payments will be acknowledged first and foremost
Attire & General Information
Wear long/short trousers.
Bath suits can be worn under your hike clothing.
Highly recommended that you wear long sleeve tops. No sleeveless tops please, otherwise you can get bad sun burn
Wear a good pair of sneakers/sandals with good grips under the soles. No slippers on this trek please.
Bring along a cap or a broad brimmed hat preferably.
Sunglasses will be an important asset.
Walk with a generous amount of drinking water/power drinks if you desire and snacks to munch along the way.
Use a Backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.
Bring along mosquito repellent.
Bring a change of clothing which will be left in the vehicles.
Important Notice - Re: COVID-19
Due to the state of this pandemic the Corona-virus epidemic, in order to maintain my usual high standard of service on to my fellow hikers and fitness enthusiasts, for this "Beachcombers Event", no more than "(20) twenty hikers" will be entertained whatsoever. Safety, and security is NTITT's utmost prime focus and of course, your well-being will be monitored every step of the way throughout the duration of the expedition.
Please read the guidelines carefully that will be the order of the day:
At the meeting point, you are to remain in your respective vehicles. I will entertain each of you by the car window.
A 15 minute grace will be given for late comers. At 6:15am, we depart Mount Hope to our destination. The objective here is to "START EARLY AND FINISH EARLY".
Social distancing will be the order of the day throughout our beach walk.
Wear your face mask if you so desire.
Along the way, there will be 2 stops to ensure that our convoy remain together and no one is displaced.