The Mathura River is a local treasure, with 'Mermaid Pool' being just one piece in its gem collection. Come along with our team, as we take you off the beaten track on this astounding river exploration loop.
Yes, Trinidad’s Mathura Village is dubbed the ‘Turtle Village’; there is however a great deal of adventuring to do here! The pristine waterways of this region, undoubtedly open a world of exploration opportunities.
Although some may deem this 17km/10.6mi trek a bit lengthy, its terrain is very ‘user-friendly’ and the rewards make it all worthwhile.
Our journey starts with a 3km/1.9mi road walk as we make the approach to a short trail hike and eventual river entry point. From this point on, you get the opportunity to traverse gorges, have some easy going water rides and plunge into crystal clear pools; one of these being deep and large enough to embark on some snorkeling fun!
If we get lucky, we may even get ‘sneak peek’ encounters with Otters, Collared Peccary or even the back end of elusive deer.
Thomas Trace, Matura, Trinidad and Tobago
Trail shoes and/or water shoes
Long sport leggings (dry fit)
Sport top (dry fit)
Nutrition & water for 7 HRS
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Map of Route
Elevation Profile of Route
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