The excursion will start in and pass through a small part of town and you will make your way out to the El Valle area. First stop will be Zip Line to gear up and sample some local goods and fruits. At the end of the Zip Line is the waterfalls for a refreshing swim, so wear your swimsuits under your clothes. Next up, ride around on the beach some. Take in the gorgeous mountains that come right down into the ocean into this small beautiful bay.
Please Note: swimming is prohibited at the El Valle beach during the winter season.
If there is time we will also have a culture presentation where you can sample local fruits, local moonshine and local produce including some locally grown and processed HOT CHOCOLATE! The best you have ever tried in your entire life! It’s like tapping a Chocolate tree! You will have an opportunity to purchase small locally made items as there is a community co-op/gift shop here. (No pressure whatsoever though. I’m just letting people know about it because we often get folks lamenting that they didn’t know to bring a little spending cash and they missed out on buying pure chocolate/Cocoa from the local farmers.)
We will take along a few bottles of the following so that you can drink: Coke, Sprite and water. You can buy Beer as well as Piña Coladas made inside of a pineapple or a Coco Loco made inside of a coconut at the waterfalls sometimes.
-No age limits
-Participants must weight at least 45 lbs
-No weight maximum but the harnesses mush fit your body
-You can Zip double, with kids or with your someone special
-Must be 14 years of age to drive
-No alcoholic beverages will be served by us on this excursion.
-You must sign a waiver ahead of time.
-There is a 100 yard walk up a steep gravel hill to get to the first platform.
Wear normal clothes:
Most wear shorts and shoes.
Please don’t wear flip flops.
Some come in their swimsuits.
Definitely wear your swimsuit under your clothes though! The waterfalls is at the end of the last Zip Line.
Wear sunglasses or a carpenters type of safety glasses if you have a pair, for the dust. You may get muddy if it rains but your feet will probably get wet in most cases as we drive across a river 2 times.
Bring Small bills for Tipping and Shopping
Tipping Opportunities to keep in mind:
There are various Zip Line guides depending on size of the group. You can give the tip to one of them at the end of the tour and they’ll split it up.
There are local kids that will walk along with the various groups on the trail to help anyone who needs a hand. I recommend to people that they bring dollar bills for tipping, IF, you need help in a few spots. The kids are very helpful and kind. Please don’t be upset with them, they are just trying to make a few dollars working with people who come to their backyard to see beautiful sights and they are actually providing a service that some really need. They are not begging for money which you find often in tourist areas.
Also keep in mind that they are in NO WAY affilliated with Tour Samana With Terry.