Plane Crash Site/Chaguaramas

SATURDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2021

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Meeting place: Kayak Center, Chaguaramas

Meeting time: 6:00am SHARP

Estimated arrival time at the trail head: 6:30am

Estimated completion time of our activity: 11:30pm LATEST

The rating of this hike is (5) Moderately Challenging

Welcome to Chaguaramas, located in the western peninsula. We head on to Tucker Valley where we shall park at (2) locations as the hike starts at one point and concludes at another point hereby making this hike the perfect "Circuit Hike", not usually done by any hiking club of any sorts.

Our hike starts at the popular "Radio Tower Road", better known as the "Tracking Station" where we walk through the popular and scenic "Bamboo Cathedral", home to the many troops of Red Howlers and the White Capuchin monkeys combined, hence the reason for the early start of this hike......with the hope of seeing the 2 species. We will take our time as the uphill trek is constant, though not steep whatsoever. When we reach to the entrance to the satellite dish, we will take a short stop off, as pertinent information about this dish which is known to very few will be revealed. Really nice photo opportunities can be taken here.

Estimated time from the trail head to the top of the Tracking Station is about 45 minutes most.

We move on to the top of the Radio Tower Road where a large unused build stands and once again, pertinent information about this building will be revealed before we trek onward, this time in forest all the way along a narrow but clear terrain until we eventually reach to the summit. A short walk from the summit will lead us down very steep terrain with the aid of ropes along the way until right in front of our very eyes, the light aircraft is there, nestled neatly among the trees.

Estimated time from the summit to the crash plane will take about 1 hour 30 minutes tops.

Upon departure, we take the same route, this time heading uphill and at the summit where we came, we take another trail that will lead us all the way downhill all the way until we eventually emerge at the well-known "Huggins Ruins" which is the signal that we are at the popular "Samaan Park", our final stop where cold soft beverages will be served for a very well deserved hike.

Estimated hiking time from the crashed plane to the finish point is about 2 hours tops.

Duration & Cost

HIKE COST

TTD $80. per person

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Cost includes: Hike fee & soft beverages

(1) Leg 1: Hike time from start to the top of Tracking Station: 45 minutes (most)

(2) Leg 2: Hike time from the top of Tracking Station to the plane crash site: 1 hour 30 minutes (most)

(3) Leg 3: Hike time from the plane crash site to Samaan Park: 2 hours (most)

Kindly make payment to any branch of Republic Bank Limited

A/C#320466690701

In the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T"

Account Type: Chequing

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......your choice

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.

Bring along a cap or a broad brimmed hat preferably.

Sunglasses will be an important asset.

Sunscreen would be an 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 "Hike Funatics 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:

  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 6:15am, we depart Kayak Center 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 walk.

  4. Wear your face mask along the if you so desire, but of course at Samaan Park, mask wearing is in full effect.

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.