Canyoning is basically a adrenaline junkie hike where you swim, jump and slide on waterfalls+++ I’d like to share that I’m a ‘chicken’ and scared of height. However, my mother in law advised that even 60+ can do it. Okay, I’m in!
We got pretty lucky, we’re the only ones for the tour for that day. So it was like we paid for a group tour but got a private one 😀 Met up with our guide by la Maison du Cacao parking lot and tailed him up into the hills. That’s where we all got suited up 😉
Helmet, life jacket, butt cover and wet suit were all provided by the tour guide.
The tour started in the bush LOL literately. Our guide, Pascal, showed us the forest a bit and shared some funny/scary local stories, plus some eco info. It was a bonus that I did not expect. Thumbs up on the extra. Did I mention that Pascal spoke English? Trust me, this was a RARE commodity in Guadeloupe.
I am one clumsy person. I hiked in snail speed? This was not a tar road hike like White Cloud Mountain. This was a full on stone, mud, whatever have you hike. We hiked downhill toward the water.
Will like to highlight that according to our Pascal, GARDENING SHOES lasted longer (like more than 2 years) than professional canyoning shoes. Apparently, the expensive professional shoes broke within 6 months. Fab info 😀 Thumbs up to garden shoes!Okay, once I heard the water, it was the point of no return… all that leaping / swimming action was about to begin.
Tumbling over was part of the deal, statistically highly probable. Those rocks were slippery and that was why they made fab slides 😉
Contact lens wearer BEWARE of losing your lens. Close your EYES when you’re about to hit the water.
Now the moment that everyone was waiting for… the jump. Just watch how my brave heart of a mother in law slayed it.
And then watch me, the scardy cat screaming my head off…
After quite a bit of in/out of water action, it was time to ascend back up. My legs trembled while climbing up. It was hard to notice fatigue with all that screaming that I was doing. The hike back up was more steep than going down? I had to use my hands to “pull up” now and then, if you know what I mean.
Bonus of this Canyoning tour?
1.Skin Care… Discover mother nature’s clay mask
There’s only 1 setting though. Bone crushing strength LOL
- Lots of rhum at the end of the tour
What tour did I take?
Canyon Aqua Rando by Yalodé
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This tour was a treat from my mother in law xox gros bisous