Zip, Waterfall and Lunch #11
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
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.
We then head down an unpaved road (bumpy) to reach 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 and water that you can drink (and maybe even some local rum!).
After lunch, you are 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.
Terry was a great guide and very informative. It was the best zipline experience I have ever had. The meal on the beach was great.
The guide was very informative and fun! The zip line was one of the safest I have seen. The food was good and the complementary beverages were a plus.
Experienced personnel. Made it s memorable trip.
This was a fantastic excursion. We were picked up at the dock and transported to the jungle for the excursion. We were provided with a safety talk and were ready to zip. There were 12 zip of varying lengths and heights. Safety was a primary concern for all the people who helped us. Unlike previous zips on other islands we were not required/allowed to control our speed. This was great because it allowed for some acrobatics while zipping. After zipping through the jungle we were transported to the beach for a BBQ that included chicken, ribs and local fresh fish along with several side dishes. After lunch we had time to swim in the bay. We were then supposed to go to a waterfall, but since they have had a drought the falls was dry so we went instead to a local village where we learned about all the fruits and vegetables that grew there. Tastes of all were provided including hot cocoa made from local beans. We could then go back to the plantation to see how many were grown. This was very educational and a great alternative to the falls.
I chose this zip line adventure because I felt it was safer than the shore excursion for zip lining through the ship's shore excursion desk. The braking system was exceptional and I always felt safe. If I ever return to Samana , I would do this great adventure all over again!