Zip, Waterfall, Horseback Riding and Lunch #6A
Not all Zip Lines are created equal, and we have special access to the highly acclaimed Walk the Plank Zip Line, the best Zip Line in Samana. After signing waivers, you will board your safari truck for the drive to the zip line, approximately 30 minutes away.
The first run of 12 total lines is over 1000 feet long and takes off from a pirate ship more than 350 feet up a hillside. You will fly above the Lulu Waterfall as you cover 7000 feet of line. The zip is made up of the highest-quality equipment on a three-cable Zip Line system. You are fastened in with a double harness that has two cams that run along two of the cables overhead. The integrated braking system allows you to concentrate on having fun. You don't have to reach up with your hand and grab the cable to slow yourself down like you do on some Zip Lines. There are staff members on hand to do tandem rides if you are nervous.
After your high flying Zip, you will visit the Lulu Waterfall to take a refreshing swim in the pool it forms. After drying off, you will walk through the jungle for approximately 10 minutes to reach the horses.
After mounting the horses, you will set off on a trail ride along the river and countryside to the beach which is about 30-45 minutes away. The terrain for the ride is predominantly flat, and depending on the rivers level, a crossing may take place. Upon arrival at the beach, those wishing to run their horses on the sand may do so (Swimming with the horses is NOT allowed).
Your beach setting is a semi-secluded natural beach, where the view of the mountains diving into the ocean is just awesome. Although the beach is not safe for swimming, it more than makes up for that with its natural beauty. In this setting you will enjoy a typical Dominican buffet (fresh fish and chicken) with as much local beer, soda water or coffee that you can drink.
After lunch, you will have the option of riding your horse (15 - 20 mins) or being driven to a local co-op where you will be treated to a culture presentation by some of the locals. After the presentation, all guests will reboard the safari bus and be taken back to the pier.
Please be aware that most of the roads traveled during the tour are paved but bumps are to be expected.
Tours with Terry' definitely exceeded our expectations. The tour included so much that we left feeling like we had thoroughly experienced all of the very best of the Dominican Republic. We signed up for ziplining, swimming at a waterfall, horseback riding, and ate a homecooked meal at the beach. Everything was incredibly professional, ran smoothly, and the staff worked together very well as a team. Particular kudos to Lobo, of whom went above and beyond in making our experience safe, enjoyable, and amazing. We started with ziplining, and this was our first time doing so -- Terry and his group made us feel very safe in describing the above-and-beyond approach to their safety measures; the view while zipping was breathtaking and a must-do. From there, we enjoyed rock climbing and swimming at a beautiful waterfall, enjoyed a leisurely stroll on horseback, and were treated to a homecooked and authentic meal by locals. To end out the excursion, Terry finished with a very neat presentation on speciality foods, horticulture, and samples thereof from the DR. Overall this was an unbelievably cool 'full-package' experience; highly highly recommend!