Mount Tamana (Evening Bat Experience)
Best time for this hike: January - August
Rating of this is (5) moderately challenging.
Welcome to Mt. Tamana, the tallest hill in Central Range which is the official home of the "Second largest colony of combination
of fruit and insect eating bats in the world". Come and
experience the flight of thousands and thousands of bats flying out of
the cave into darkening skies during dusk.
At the summit of Mt. Tamana, there is a table top and a further 20 minute trek that leads to the other side of the hill. Be awed by beautiful views of the Central Plains and Northern and Southern Ranges.
As sun begins to set, and darkness appears, return downhill to the cave opening and witness the exodus of bats. What an invaluable experience!
In total darkness, after all bats have alighted, experience the mysterious night hike downhill, using head-lamps or torch-lights. If the terrain is wet and slippery, take great care, because throughout this trek there are lots of exposed tree roots along the path.
View the beautiful vistas of the Central Plains and the Northern Range.
Experience bats flying out in their thousands at sundown.
Night hike downhill to the waiting vehicles.
Wear long trousers….. No short trousers please.
Wear long/short sleeve tops …. Your choice.
Wear hiking shoes/trainers with good grips under the soles. No slippers or sandals please.
Use a backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.
Bring along mosquito repellent.
Bring head-lamps or torch-lights. This is IMPERATIVE. If you don’t have either, provisions will be made for your safety.
Bring a change of clothing. It is strongly recommended and should be left in the vehicles in the event of unexpected rains or mud along the trail.Book Now
10 persons maximum
TRANSPORTATION FEE (Optional)
(1- 4 persons): TTD $550.
(5- 10 persons): TTD $1,265.
To be guaranteed of services 50% down-payment (non-refundable) MUST be paid in advance.
Pick up time Monday to Sunday: 2:00pm
Drive time from P.O.S. to Tamana Village - 2 hours
- Duration to the summit of Mt. Tamana (one way) : 1 hour
- Duration from the summit to the bat cave: 25 minutes