Turure Water Steps
Great family fun! Choose to rappel these steps to make this adventure even more epic!
Nestled in the lush Cumaca valley is the easy opportunity for you and the family to explore this beautiful battery of waterfalls dubbed the Turure Watersteps. The river you will traverse finds its source at the limestone region of Platanal.
As you approach the 'steps’ you will traverse sedimentary rock formations (calcium carbonate) deposited over time. Not only does this serve as an interesting highlight, but it’s also almost impossible to slip on; a great opportunity for the kids to practice some rockclimbing.
In addition to the falls, you can also plunge into anyone of the enchanting pools which this watercourse offers. There is even a small fissure feature hidden behind the water curtain of the most horizontal of the falls, another great exploration option.
Your 3km/2mi trek (one way) starts at the Turure Bridge after a short jeep road drive through the Cumaca Valley. The trail is more or less parallel to the river. It is undulating and none of the terrain is very challenging. Along the way there will be a couple very shallow river crossings.
Move at an easy pace and absorb the magnificent flora and fauna this valley offers. If luck is on your side, you may get the distinct sounds of the Bearded Bellbird cheerlead you along the way. You may even get the chance to observe a couple channel-billed toucans!
For the more adventurous folk, you have the option to add to the excitement! Get up close and personal with these beautiful waterfalls, by opting for our rappelling option. Let us know if you are up for this challenge when you submit your booking form.
Cumaca, Trinidad and Tobago
Tour Sweeper (based on participant level)
Transfers from lower Cumaca to trail head (if required)
Trail and/or water shoes
Shorts/sport leggings (dry fit)
Sport top (dry fit)
Nutrition & water for 4 HRS
Suggested daypack items:
Waterproof phone case/bag
Back pack with water reservoir (15 TTD rental fee)
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Map of Route
Elevation Profile of Route
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