We are taking it back to the bush. This is an overnight experience sure to remember.
All camping equipment is sent by boat to Paria Beach. We then make our way to the Spring Bridge in Blanchisseuse were we start our hike to Paria Beach. On arrival we setup camp, get the pots broiling and enjoy some delicious food. Later at the stroke of twilight, we walk along the sands to see the Giants of the sea lay their eggs, a sight unlike anything you have ever seen. The next day we head to Paria Waterfalls for a splash or soak up the minerals on Paria Beach. We then pack up our bags and hike our way back out. We hike, camp and watch turtles THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS.
Q & A ABOUT The Leatherback Turtle
Leatherback turtles or elephants of the sea are the largest sea turtles and they are on the endangered species list. They come to nest on just a few selected beaches of the world. Trinidad beaches are some of them. Trinidad is the 2nd largest nesting colony in the world with an estimated 6,000 leatherbacks nesting annually. The majority of this nesting is concentrated on the north and east coasts of the island, with occasional nests laid along the south coast. Turtles come to the beach to lay eggs between March and September of every year with each turtle laying between 80 and 100 eggs in each nest. Leatherback turtles are huge. They can be up to 10 feet in length, the average being about 6 feet, and they can weigh close to 1,000 pounds. It’s an amazing experience to watch these giant reptiles lumber ashore to find the perfect spot for their nests. In addition to the Leatherback turtle, Trinidad & Tobago is a nesting site for four other species of turtle, the Greenback‚ Loggerhead‚ Hawksbill and Olive Ridley. Nesting sites are community protected through local and government conservation efforts. As a result certain protocols must be observed to partake in such an eco-adventure.
Rating: Moderately Challenging (5)
Duration: We liming till morning