Walk ah Country Mile, Eat ah Country Meal

SATURDAY 06TH FEBRUARY 2021

THE FUNATIC EVENT

Meeting place: The "EXIT", Pricesmart, Churchill Roosevelt Highway, ARIMA

Meeting time: 8:00am SHARP

Estimated arrival time at Las Lapas Trace: 9:30am

Estimated departure time from Las Lapas Trace: 2:00pm LATEST

The rating of this forest walk is (4) Moderate

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Welcome to nature at its glorious best. At the popular place along the Arima/Blanchisseuse Road just over the valley of Lopinot we stop off at a quaint country home where we start and finish our country walk. Our guide Michael, together with myself will join you all in a walk along a trail that once upon a time served as the main road to villagers back in the old days to get them to Lopinot, Caura and Mamoral villages. We will take a nostalgic walk through times whilst our country lunch is prepared for our return walk. The essence of this walk is to educate you about Trinidad back in the good ole days when cocoa reigned supreme and was one of the major sources of income to everybody within this region.

On our return, we will be treated to true country style tasty ground provisions with stewed salt-fish/smoked herring to your leisure. Fresh fruit juice will also be served and I mean whatever fruit/citrus is in season will be our beverage.

Come along and be a part of the experience.

Duration & Cost

1 hour 30 minutes drive from the Pricesmart to Las Lapas Trace

Duration of the entire tour/hike - 5 hours

HIKE COST

TTD $200. per adult

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Kindly make payment to any branch of Republic Bank Limited

A/C#320466690701

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.

Highly recommended that you wear long/short sleeve tops. No sleeveless tops please.

Wear a good pair of sneakers/sandals with good grips under the soles. No slippers on this trek please.

Sunglasses will be an important asset.

Use a Backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.

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 "Funatics Event", no more than "(25) twenty-five 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:

  1. At the meeting point, you are to remain in your respective vehicles. I will entertain each of you by the car window.

  2. A 15 minute grace will be given for late comers. At 8:15am, we depart the Pricesmart to our destination. The objective here is to "START EARLY AND FINISH EARLY".

  3. Social distancing will be the order of the day throughout our beach walk.

  4. Wear your face mask if you so desire.

Cancellation & No-Show Policy

As Nature Trekking in Trinidad and Tobago continue to strive for excellence in its endeavor in providing "A" class service whether by hiking or touring, effective IMMEDIATELY, whoever is interested in embarking on any hike or tour MUST make advanced payments to any branch of Republic Bank in the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T" and the account number is 320466690701 and the account is a "Chequing Account" if asked. Once payment is finally made, a screenshot of the receipt is suggested and whats-app to 740-2860. If payment to the bank is however not possible, I will strongly suggest that we meet for payment to be made and a receipt shall be given as proof of payment. Once again folks, this is highly suggested to ensure that on any given hike especially, the numbers will be under control at all times.

Please note that once you have booked a hike/tour with me means that I have reserved time in my schedule exclusively for you. If you cancel your hike/tour less than 24 hours before our activity is scheduled to take place, your full amount deposited will NOT be refunded whatsoever.

To avoid a cancellation penalty, please provide cancellation notice at least 24 hours prior to your hike/tour with me. You can cancel or reschedule a hike/tour by emailing me at emile@naturetrektnt.com or you can touch base with me at either 740-2860/389-7441 or Whats-app me at either mobile number stated.

If for some reason our scheduled hike/tour has to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, full refund will be paid if requested or your money can remain until a rescheduled hike/tour date is established.

If for whatever reason you are a no show for a hike/tour and no communication was made to notify the Hike Master/Tour Operator of such, NO REFUND will be in effect.

If on the day of a hike/tour, an emergency arises out of your control and you are unable to make it due to either sickness or death, 50% refund will be made to you at the earliest possible time.