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Hike to Turure Watersteps
13 August, 2023 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm$75
One of our most enjoyable hikes yet! This destination is as magical as it is breathtaking.
Within the forests of Cumaca lies a series of three beautiful spread-type waterfalls, where curtains of water cascade down limestone faces.
These waterfalls are immediately after each other along the Turure River. At the base of each waterfall is a pool that invites you to take a swim.
The third waterfall has several pools and the limestone forms a firm base for the river as it flows downstream.
Here the pools are of varying depth with some being very shallow and some being deep enough to take the plunge off the top of the limestone rocks.
A booking is required for all Palance868 events.
oDifficulty Rating: Level 3/10 (check hike ratings below)
oIntensity: Easy to fair
oDuration (one way): 40 mins to 1 hour
oTerrain Description: A relatively easy hike (dependent on one’s fitness) through the forest. There is 1 moderate uphill climb about 10 mins into the hike. The majority of the hike is along trails that run either parallel to or along the river. We cross the river at a few shallow points & no more than 2 feet, at these crossings, your shoes will get wet.
The trail usually has parts that will be muddy if there was any rain the week prior to this hike and the roots and rocks can be slippery therefore shoes/sneakers with good grips are highly recommended. There is no mandatory swimming involved in this hike unless you decide to swim at the destination.
oLocation of start of hike: Cumaca, Valencia
oApproximate start time of hike: 7:30 am
oTime at destination: 30 – 45 mins
oApproximate end of hike: 1-2 pm
These times are based on average driving & hiking times and can vary based on traffic, the fitness of the group and how fast we move, the amount of rest stops taken, any unforeseen variations in the terrain (e.g. fallen trees), the weather etc.
Assembly Time: 6:30 am
Assembly Point: The Food Basket Arima
When you arrive at the meeting point, please locate our hike leaders, attired in red, black and orange Palance868 T-shirts. Here you must sign our attendance register with an emergency contact included, get a wristband and get a vehicle ribbon tag. The group will then be briefed on the drive to the start of the hike. We depart as a group and drive in convoy style to the start of the hike, where we will part our vehicles and do any official briefing to commence the hike.
TT $75 per person
These costs do NOT include transportation.
For those driving, there is a $30 security contribution PER VEHICLE to have someone tend to our vehicles while we are away.
HOW TO BOOK:
A booking is required for all Palance868 events for safety and group size control. To book, either Whatsapp our event coordinator at 18687479655
When booking, please provide the following for EACH attendee:
1.Full name & cell contact
2.Age (if under the age of 18)
3.List of any major medical issues, these include allergies, asthma, heart issues, bone, joint or muscle injuries
4.Any medication taken, name and dosage
5.Is attendee a swimmer or non-swimmer?
Most hikes are not suitable for children under the age of 5 years. No babies in arms/baby backpacks or strollers will be allowed.
Some medical conditions may hamper your ability to participate in certain hikes and as such, please discuss this when making your booking.
If you are a first-time hiker, please use this list of recommended hiking essentials for your personal preparation
1. At least 2L of potable water (refilling in rivers and streams along the way is not recommended)
2. Juice/energy drinks, snacks, sandwiches (ensure packaging is watertight if hike is water based)
3. Small garbage bag for your personal trash
4. Sun Protection: Sunblock/ Hat/ Sunglasses
5. Short or Long pants/tights and loose tops recommended, bathing suits can be worn underneath, if you choose to wear short pants, please opt for a long socks to protect skin from scrapes and bruises
6. Comfortable footwear, sneakers with good grips or hiking boots are a MUST! (Check for any signs of it unsticking or dry rotting)
7. Insect Repellent – OFF, Citronella Oil or Odomos
8. Personal Medication
9. A comfortable backpack (with 2 straps) leaving your hands free to navigate trail help or a friend
10. Waterproof protection for cell phone/camera & anything that cannot get wet (if you are using Ziploc bags, please double or triple up on them)
11. Towel, change of clothing and footwear (e.g. slippers) to be left in the vehicles
12. Plastic bag for your wet clothes
13. Some fresh water left in vehicles to rinse off after hike (mud is to be expected at all hikes)
We take every precaution to ensure that you and your loved ones are taken good care of at any of our events. The Palance868 Adventures Safety/Hiking Checklist includes:
> All Covid-19 protocols observed
> Lifejackets for all attendees
> Ropes (will be placed where needed)
> First Aid Kits
> First Aid Trained Hike Leaders
> Trained & certified First Responder
> Medical Doctor on team’s committee
> PADI certified rescue diver
> Rescue Can
> Rope ladder
Palance868 Adventures reserves to right to cancel or postpone any event due to adverse weather or any other conditions we deem to be unsafe for our hikers. In the event that an event is cancelled before the day of its execution, full refunds will be issued.
While we take every reasonable precaution to ensure your safety, each person who participates in any Palance868 Adventures Club event accepts full responsibility for making their own decisions and determinations for their own safety, health conditions, conduct and well-being.
Each person who participates in any Palance868 Adventures Club event recognizes that possible health and safety hazards exist when attending any outdoor and/or indoor activities and agrees to participate solely at their own risk.
All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. We reserve the right to refuse admittance to any person for any reason.
> Cancellations made more than 5 days before the event are entitled to a full refund
> Cancellations made 5-3 days before will have 50% fee attached
> There is a no refund policy for cancellations made less than 3 days before the event