El Cerro del Aripo
This is certainly a hike for your bucket list. Once it is accomplished, there is a sense of great pride.
Brace for a long day of uphill and downhill hiking to the tallest peak of Trinidad and Tobago, El Cerro del Aripo (3,085 feet/940 meters). Firstly trek along asphalt road, to Lalaja Road and oversee the Central Plains and other mountains in the vicinity. There are a couple of refreshing river streams on the path.
At Lalaja Road, veer on dirt trail for constant uphill trekking into forest to a "T- Junction" then walk on a very narrow trail throughout the journey. Thick vegetation of natural rain-forest creates a coolness which is certainly welcomed trekking along ridges and undulating terrain to the summit. Unfortunately at this elevation, there are absolutely no views. However, lush vegetation encircles and a sense of accomplishment satisfies the spirit.Book Now
Beautiful vistas on Lalaja RoadView inspiring rain-forest
Wear ONLY long trousers.
Wear long/short sleeve tops. No sleeveless.
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 a change of clothing which will be left in the vehicles.Book Now
10 persons maximum
TRANSPORTATION FEE (Optional)
(1- 4 persons): TTD $385.
(5- 10 persons): TTD $775.
To be guaranteed of services 50% down-payment (non-refundable) MUST be paid in advance.
Pick up time Monday to Sunday: 6:00am SHARP
Drive time from P.O.S. to Lalaja Road - 1.5 hours