Turrialba Travel Blog› entry 5 of 6 › view all entries
June 5th, 2009 – by: Dolphintrekker
Our day started early again....6:15a....another day trip near the town of Turrialba, which is an hour and a half east of San Jose, for Canyoning. There weren’t a whole lot of clients signed up for this activity, in fact, there was only my friend and I, the other guests on the van were rafters. And that’s going to be our activity tomorrow, with the same company. How I managed to stay awake during the entire drive is a mystery. And I’m glad I did because the drive takes you through lush and green scenery that includes coffee plantations, tomato fields, fern fields, and through the pilgrimage town of Cartago, home of the nation's biggest basilica, the Basilica de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles.
We arrived at Explornatura’s property with breakfast waiting for us…..yummy Gallo Pinto, off course. After breakfast, we we’re greeted by one of the founders of the company, Ronald, and with two other guides, Paolo and Mili. We all drove 10 minutes to the canyoning site. Canyoning includes rappelling down four waterfalls, zip lining down four canopy cables, walking across a 132 foot hanging bridge, and climbing up 15-20 ft up the side of the rock face of a waterfall, without a harness! I haven’t experienced Canyoning before, and I definitely recommend it for eco-adventurers!! This was my friend’s first time for these types of activities, and the scariest part for him he was the hanging bridge.
If you are going to try Canyoning for the first time, I definitely recommend Explornatura, it is a friendly, generous, patient, and laid-back adventure company.
Ronald drove my friend and I back to San Jose, where we’re greeted with torrential rain....
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