Aripo Waterfall – A.K.A Blue Basin

Aripo Waterfall

Aripo Heights

The scenic, relaxing and breathtaking Aripo Heights, a naturally beautiful hideaway nestled in the Northern Range.

Home to the Aripo Cottage, Aripo River and the Aripo Waterfalls.

Aripo Cottage and Eco Resort a place of serene ambience,

A pool, petting zoo, gardens, mini-petting zoo, outdoor kitchen, gazebo and easy access to the River and Waterfall.

Mini petting zoo includes animals such as lappe, wild hogs, red howler monkeys, ducks, macaws, parrots and ponies.

They also offer night accommodation as well as day accommodation.

You can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

You can cook outdoors, wade in the mountain water pools or just relax and enjoy.

There is a short trail to the River which flows from the hills, through the Valley and eventually joins the Caroni River.

At the river there are number of small pools which are ideal for bathing.

Aripo Waterfall

Blue Basin

The trek to the basin starts in an unnamed road just before the ground if you are heading towards the Eco Resort.

You can park at the ground or on the side or the road, be careful not to block the road.

It is used daily by the farmers in the area.

The walk to the basin is short, will take approximately fifteen minutes if so much.

You just need to follow the dirt road along the till you meet the river.

Continue on the road along the river as you and you will come up to a garden.

Here these farmers plenty water cress, but cautious not to walk through the garden.

You will have to walk up the drain on the side until meeting the river again.

Aripo Waterfall

Follow the trail along the river until it takes you into the water.

By that point you should see the majestic cascading limestone formations.

The water flows over going into a massive basin which is light green to blue in color.

Not sure what the depth of the pool is but it seemed to be very deep.

You could also walk up the side of the fall and go exploring above to find smaller pools to soak in.

This river bares the resemblance to the more popular Turere water steps and Manulot Waterfall in Mature.

 

Google map showing trail and location.

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