Gasparillo/Loango Circuit Trek
At Maracas Bay, start the hike with a trek through a small village known simply as "Bogoville" before meeting the popular hill known as the "Gasparillo Trail". This trail ultimately leads us to Santa Cruz, north-east of Port of Spain. We trek up a steady incline along wide and clear trail all the way to the summit. This trek takes us about 1 hour 20 minutes. Altitude: 1,309 feet (399 meters). Distance covered: 2.6 miles (4.18 kms).
The second segment of the trek goes onto another trail that leads to a very steep, clear incline. Fitness plays a vital role, because although the trek is not long, it's certainly steeper than the first leg of the hike. Enjoy beautiful vistas of villages on the eastern part of Trinidad.
At this juncture of the hike, a downhill trek is taken which unexpectedly leads to the summit of another hill known as "Loango Hill". Duration of this segment of the trek takes just over 1 hour. Elevation at the summit of Loango Hill is 1,642 feet (500 meters) and distance covered: 1.6 miles (2.58 kms).
The final segment of this trek leads downhill Loango Hill, through a narrow, partly dense trail before reaching a flat terrain. This declares that Maracas Bay is not far away. Continue along a flat terrain through a small village known as "Grand Fond Village" which eventually brings us to Maracas Beach. There feast on a well-deserved Bake and Shark sandwich. Distance covered: 2.6 miles (4.18 kms). Time: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Total distance covered on this hike: 6.8 miles (10.94 kms). Average time: 4 hours 45 minutes.
Beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea and villages.
Sea bathing in Maracas Bay after the hike.
Bake and shark sandwich and cold beverages.
Wear long/short trousers ..... Your
Wear long/short sleeve tops. No sleeveless tops please.
Wear hiking shoes/trainers with good grips under the soles. Absolutely no slippers or sandals please.
Wear hat or baseball cap which will be useful especially in the areas of exposure to the sun.
Use a backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.
Bring along mosquito repellent. Optional
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 $850.
To be guaranteed of services 50% down-payment (non-refundable) MUST be paid in advance.
Pick up time Monday to Sunday: 7:00am
Drive time from P.O.S. to Maracas Bay - 35 minutes
Duration of the circuit hike : 3 hours 30 minutes