Full Day Canyoning!!!
Merida's "Premium Adventure Activity" Canyoning: Exploration traveling down an incredibly beautiful canyon (Santa Catalina) just 30 minutes away from our office. How - by walking, sliding, rolling and abseiling (rappelling) down waterfalls dressed with neoprene wet suits and Petzl harnesses and equipped with special static “ Mammut” canyoning ropes.
Who: This is not a trip for the faint hearted. This is the full on adventure trip. Expect to feel the adrenaline pumping strong. Only those who want a real adventure should participate. Fitness is NOT required - but some guts are !!
Itinerary: Meet at Arassari Treks cybercafé and office 8 am. on the day of the trip. Fit on the suits and 30 minutes jeep drive to the location. Expect some amazing views of Mérida (perhaps the best available). Another 30 minutes walk (mainly downhill) to the site. Some abseil training is given - then it is time for the adventure of your life !!! There are several small "chutes" to slide down, a heart pounding 7- 8 meters natural hydro slide (where you will get airborne !!), and three powerful waterfalls to abseil (rappel) down including a 38 meters monster at the end. The trip will return around 3 pm. (depending on numbers and speed). The actual time in the canyon is around 4 hours aprox. Minimum driving – maximum outside !
What to Bring:
· Swimming costume or similar (to wear under your wet suit)
· Shoes for canyoning (they will get very wet!!!…and please wear socks.)
· Clothes for the completion of the trip - and a towel.
· A great sense of adventure for a fun time!!
What about Glasses/cameras etc.: glasses or contacts are normally OK – bring a string for a tie for glasses. For the canyon, disposable cameras or waterproof cameras are recommended. Normal Cameras cannot be used in the canyon. Leave watches, earrings and other jewelry at home or at the office. You will want photographic evidence of this one !!
Ø Transport from / to Mérida
Ø All Canyoning equipment including helmets, harnesses, neoprene canyoning wet suits etc.
Ø A maximum guide/client ratio of 1:5.
Ø Drilled and installed Petzl safety features with chains in the canyon.
Ø Professional internationally trained instructors
Other important points:
If you have a medical condition relevant to canyoning please make this known to your guides as soon as possible and bring your medication. We will make every practical attempt to canyon - but due to rain or other reasons if the canyon becomes unsafe we reserve the right to cancel the trip. A full refund will be given if we cancel the trip.
Note: Arassari Trek has introduced Canyoning in Venezuela after careful explorations in the surroundings of Mérida, planning, and the establishment of comphrensive safety systems. Our trips correspond to international safety regulations, as does our equipment, installations and the training of our guides. No other company is offering the same standards, nor do they offer the same canyons where we go. We have pioneered another adventure sport in Mérida and are proud to show you our comment books filled with happy satisfied customers writings. Don’t let yourself be fooled by pirates and fairy tales.