Trip to Jarabacoa - River Rafting in Dom Rep
Duration: Half Day
If you are looking for action and adventure amidst spectacular scenery during your holiday in the Dominican, this exhilarating river rafting excursion will leave you breathless – in more ways than one! Ride the rapids of the challenging Rio Yaque del Norte in the Jarabacoa Valley and prepare for the trip of a lifetime.
Located in the central region of the island of Hispaniola, which the Dominican Republic shares with Haiti, Rio Yaque del Norte is the longest river in the Caribbean and the most impressive in the country. As well as being the most popular place for white water rafting, the scenery here is amongst the most beautiful in the Caribbean. The Yaque del Norte River carves through the “Dominican Alps” in the heart of the Cordillera Central mountain range, enabling you to discover places that most tourists will never get to see.
The views are as dramatic as the rapids when the water is high; varying from steep cliffs, canyons and unique rock formations to impressive waterfalls and lush tropical vegetation. The trip itself is a scenic wonder. This beautiful region is also rich in wildlife, so look out for native birds and animals on your journey.
Depending on the time of year and the height of the river, the whitewater rapids vary from Class II-III for the novice and Class III-IV for the adventurous, providing plenty of sections to get the heart racing as well as gentle stretches for you to relax and enjoy the scenery. In order to be eligible for the rafting ride you must know how to swim, be over 14 years old and also be in good physical condition. Basic training and essential equipment (wetsuit, life jacket and helmet etc) is provided.
You will be accompanied by professional instructors throughout the trip, who will guide you as you paddle along serene sections, negotiate around boulders and raft all the way up to level four rapids for the ultimate adrenaline rush. You will even get the chance to experience jumping from the "El Cerrazo" rock and swimming through the "Crocodile" rapids to cool down.
After all that excitement, you can relax and get your breath back as you enjoy a delicious Dominican buffet back at the ranch overlooking the river. This exhilarating roller coaster ride amongst nature is an unforgettable experience not to be missed.
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