This was our 5th method of exploring the jungle... we loved going down the riverbed, over rocks and stones, down waterfalls and cliffs, across bowls of cool water. With no trail, and only accessible this way, the experience is intimate and the most isolated we felt in Costa Rica. Highly recommend it as an alternative to the other methods (foot, horse, 4x4 quad, and even the zip line)... by far!
p.s. Bob is the Bomb. Even though he is a Hokie.