Things we were happy we brought:
A towel to share
The walking stick (provided at the top of the hike)
Bug Wipes (after you swim your bugspray is gone)
Suntan lotion (washes off as well)
Things we would have brought if we had known:
Small WATERPROOF pack (we brought a bag I converted, but a backpack would have made more sense)
Dry Clothes (since my bag was not waterproof, ours got soaked)
Amphibean shoes (for the rocky waterfall, my feet got cut up)
poncho or rain jacket
We loved the horseback riding up the mountain. I have been riding my whole life and it wasn't an especially "difficult" but for a beginner I could see it being a little scary. The horses did know where to go, but they kept bumping other riders into each other, since the less experienced riders didn't know to move slightly left or right when someone was next to them. The horses did go very close to the edge of the mountains and galloped up muddy hills, and slid down on the way down. Not for the faint of heart!
Eli was an awesome tour guide and pointed out wildlife to us. He seemed very passionate about it and I really appreciated the insight and fun he added to the tour!
After the horseback riding we hiked down to a waterfall which was pure beauty. It rained while we were there so our clothes and shoes got soaked. The hike down was slippery and having the walking stick helped navigate the steep walk down. The hike back up was very difficult and I would not recommend it for someone out of shape!
Nothing that people couldn't handle, but I know my 60 year old mother would have not liked this... Other than that we would recommend it to friends and LOVED it!
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