Rio Samana Two Day Adventure
Explore the Rio Samana.
Jaw dropping creaks and waterfalls, paddling through canyons, breathtaking views.
Hike to a hidden waterfalls and take in breath taking views of the valley below.
Topped off with sleeping at an isolated Eco lodge.
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- Activity LevelModerate
Come canoe down the Rio Samana with us as we depart Medellin for Puerto Garza. This two day package will take us paddling down the Rio Samana.
Exploring waterfalls, paddle through canyons, Sit and take in the surrounding breathtaking views. Hike to a hidden waterfall and take in breath taking views of the valley below. Sleeping at an Eco lodge on the rivers banks.
All travel between Medellin and the reserve and back to Medellin is included. Use of boat to transfer between lodge and transport pick up point.
All traditional meals will be provided. Two breakfasts, Lunches and one evening meal. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
A nights stay in a lodge on the rivers bank is included.
Guide & entry fees:
All entry fees are included.
Services of local guides.
All safety Equipment will be provided.
Alcoholic drinks, water, soft drinks.
Food – other than the traditional meals mentioned above.
Tips & gifts.
Any additional costs not agreed before tour commences.
- Day 1 Depart for Rio Nare
We will depart Medellin at 6am and set off to Puerto Garza. On route we will stop off for a spot of breakfast and then continue along our way. Once we arrive at Puerto Garza we will get out and take a look at the river for the first time. This will give you an idea of what lies ahead.
We will go down to the waters edge and organize ourselves then set off down river. Exploring the side rivers on our way. We will arrive at our lodge for a late lunch and in time to see the sun set after relaxing or fishing in front of the lodge.
Evening meal will be at the lodge before you settle down for the night ready for the following days activity.
Please note that the above is a preliminary itinerary and may vary due to factors such as weather conditions, access to river portage points and seasonal changes and local activities. During periods of extreme bad weather, for comfort and safety canoeing or caving may be cancelled.
- Day 2 Hike up canyon
After Breakfast we will set off down river to explore another side shoot and cascading waterfall until we reach the hydro plant. We will pull up ashore on a gravel bank and then set off to hike up the steps and along the path till we come to the top where we can take in the incredible views of the river we have been exploring. We shall continue till we reach our destination which is a waterfall in a secluded spot. We will stop here and take a dip or relax for a while before heading off back down to our canoes.
We will be met by a boat which will take us back upstream to our lodge where we will catch a late lunch and finish off packing our equipment. Once we have finished we will climb aboard the boats and be taken to the transport where we will then head off back to Medellin.
Sleeping in a lodge over looking the river and canyon. Single rooms can be organised at an additional cost.
Equipment and Clothing:
Suggested to wear clothing you do not mind getting wet (swim suit, shorts etc)
Spare set of clothing for night time, Towel (you will be wet from the activities)
Comfortable footwear (will get wet)
Sun block, Hat, glasses, insect repellent.
Camera (waterproof bag for camera)
Small bag to place your spare clothing etc inside
Torch for at the lodge if you wish to explore a little.
CASH – Only cash is accepted at the lodge (to buy any drinks, snacks etc)
You should have a general level of fitness and enjoy the outdoors. You should also be comfortable travelling in close proximity with others. Minimum age 12.
It is advised to have your yellow fever jab up to date and remember it is suggested that you receive this 10 days or more before you travel to insure of its effectiveness.
Bring all medicines required for personal use to cover the length of your trip.
There will be times of heavy rains but the areas we are in will still feel warm and this at times could lead to mosquitoes. (Malaria prevention – tablets etc)
No previous experience is required. Canoeing and hiking can be physically demanding. You must be able to swim a minimum distance of 10.
Insurance – We suggest you check with your insurance provider that you are covered for these activities you wish to participate in.
NB: We advise you not to buy equipment or clothes for your trip or to incur other non-refundable expenses such as flights until you have received confirmation of your booking from us in writing. Note of course that the most appropriate clothing to use as well as the level of challenge experienced during any outdoor activity may vary significantly depending on factors such as the time of year and the particular weather/temperature conditions during your trip.