Grand Chemin Bay to Marac Bay

SATURDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2021

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Meeting place: Entrance to Eric Williams Medical Science Complex, MOUNT HOPE

Meeting time: 6:00am SHARP

Estimated arrival time in Moruga: 8:30am

Estimated time of the start of the beach walk: 8:40am

Estimated completion time of our activity: 1:30pm LATEST

The rating of this hike is (3) Fair

Welcome to a village that so few people really know existed. Let us embrace the opportunity in knowing this village whilst the opportunity arises. We arrive at the main village known as "GRAND CHEMIN". We will park in a very safe area at Grand Chemin Beach Facility and right there at the beach our beach walk starts. At the beginning of the walk, the tide will be falling and the official low tide on that day is at 10:58am which is ideal beach walking time. Grand Chemin Bay is a very nice beach where the locals all come out to enjoy a swim and the natural rock formations on this beach is really beautiful and ideal for photos. As we walk along the beach, we will see the leaning statue of Saint Peter who is actually the Protector of the Fishermen and the seas. The Saint Peter Statue is in the middle of the main fishing port of Moruga and we can hail out to the fishing folks there as we officially make our way westwards to both "LA LUNE & MARAC BAYS". One hour of really great beach walking will bring us to the very picturesque "La Lune Beach" where a stop off here is a must..... really great sea bathing here is afforded. After we enjoy the ambience at La Lune, we continue our not very long journey on wards to our final destination Marac Bay which in contrast to La Lune is quite a rocky beach, nevertheless, a nice bay in its natural state. Here at the beach, generous tree shade is afforded to us as we have reached our destination and here is also where our transport awaits us to transport us back to our parked vehicles where cold refreshments will be to our leisure.

Overall distance from Grand Chemin to Marac Bay is 5.3 miles and total average walking time at a leisure pace will be 3 hours MOST.

Duration & Cost

HIKE COST

TTD $180. per person

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Cost includes: Hike fee, transport & refreshments

Kindly make payment to any branch of Republic Bank Limited

A/C#320466690701

In the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T"

Once payment is made, kindly Whats app or email a copy of the receipt as proof of payment

Persons wishing to make direct payments, touch base with me and arrangements will be made

Please note that persons making advanced payments will be acknowledged first and foremost

Attire & General Information

Wear long/short trousers......your choice

Highly recommended that you wear long/short sleeve tops. No sleeveless tops please.

Wear a good pair of sneakers/sandals with good grips under the soles. No slippers on this trek please.

Bring along a cap or a broad brimmed hat preferably.

Sunglasses will be an important asset.

Sunscreen would be an asset.

Use a Backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.

Bring a change of clothing which will be left in the vehicles.

Important Notice - Re: COVID-19

Due to the state of  this pandemic the Corona-virus epidemic, in order to maintain my usual high standard of service on to my fellow hikers and fitness enthusiasts, for this "Beachcombers Event", no more than "(25) twenty-five hikers" will be entertained whatsoever. Safety, and security is NTITT's utmost prime focus and of course, your well-being will be monitored every step of the way throughout the duration of the expedition.

Please read the guidelines carefully that will be the order of the day:

  1. At the meeting point, you are to remain in your respective vehicles. I will entertain each of you by the car window.

  2. A 15 minute grace will be given for late comers. At 6:15am, we depart Mount Hope to our destination. The objective here is to "START EARLY AND FINISH EARLY".

  3. Social distancing will be the order of the day throughout our beach walk.

  4. Wear your face mask along the beach if you so desire, but of course at Moruga, mask wearing is in full effect.

Cancellation & No-Show Policy

As Nature Trekking in Trinidad and Tobago continue to strive for excellence in its endeavor in providing "A" class service whether by hiking or touring, effective IMMEDIATELY, whoever is interested in embarking on any hike or tour MUST make advanced payments to any branch of Republic Bank in the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T" and the account number is 320466690701 and the account is a "Chequing Account" if asked. Once payment is finally made, a screenshot of the receipt is suggested and whats-app to 740-2860. If payment to the bank is however not possible, I will strongly suggest that we meet for payment to be made and a receipt shall be given as proof of payment. Once again folks, this is highly suggested to ensure that on any given hike especially, the numbers will be under control at all times.

Please note that once you have booked a hike/tour with me means that I have reserved time in my schedule exclusively for you. If you cancel your hike/tour less than 24 hours before our activity is scheduled to take place, your full amount deposited will NOT be refunded whatsoever.

To avoid a cancellation penalty, please provide cancellation notice at least 24 hours prior to your hike/tour with me. You can cancel or reschedule a hike/tour by emailing me at emile@naturetrektnt.com or you can touch base with me at either 740-2860/389-7441 or Whats-app me at either mobile number stated.

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If on the day of a hike/tour, an emergency arises out of your control and you are unable to make it due to either sickness or death, 50% refund will be made to you at the earliest possible time.