We booked the CaveTubing, Option #2. First, we hiked with three other groups - it's pretty difficult due to the elevation change and the mud. We went to a cave just to look around, then my group separated from the others. There was another hike to the "body rafting" portion, which was just a leisurely float. Then more hiking to the actual tubing part. The tubing portion was actually a bit hard for the people with shorter arms (one person was called "t-rex" for the inability to move in the water). Fernando led the first hiking section - the ONLY CON about the adventure was that there were about 20 people so I couldn't hear what Fernando was saying at the front of the line (you hike in a line because the trail is pretty narrow). Then when my group split off, we had Joey and BJ who were both just awesome. I don't think BJ knows much English but he was so cheery and helpful! And Joey answered all of our questions and taught us stuff along the trail! And the nice lunch at the end hit the spot.
All the booking for this trip was done via email. Make sure you wear closed tennis shoes even if you're going into the water. The Teva-wearers regretted not doing so, but if Tevas are your only option, then oh well - you'll get scrapes on your feet. The hiking portion had a lot of mud and rocks and pebbles. I wore old running shoes and then ran them in a washer afterwards (coin washer at hotel). Take a change of clothing, towels, and plastic bags. Give yourself LOTS of time for the drive there... the road is extra windy so the GPSs and Google Maps underestimate the time it takes to get there. Don't stop at the bakery beforehand - they took 25 min to make us 4 sandwiches because everything was from scratch! But they were very large and delicious!
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