We've never tried a Segway before, so we figured we'd sign up for this excursion and give it a whirl. Overall it was a fun experience, you take your Segway on manicured paths through the bush, along a golf course and to the beach, where you'll stop for a swim before heading back to base camp.
From what I've been told by others in our group that day who had used a Segway before, these particular machines were more stable and easier to control. I have to agree that it's pretty easy to get the hang of it, though a few people complained that their machine felt 'loose'. Speed bumps are a bit of a challenge, and should be taken with care. One couple was involved in a fall while crossing a speedbump, it was blamed on a loose feeling machine. There were no other incidents of that sort, however, and everyone was able to control the machines easily.
The tour finishes off with a visit to an Iguana enclosure, and then to a local freshwater lagoon with crystal clear water (bring a snorkel!), though you do have to walk about 15 minutes to the lagoon, no more Segway at this stage of the tour.
One note, make sure that you don't expect to use a Segway if you are pregnant. One girl was told by the Ecotour crew that she would not be able to use a Segway, for obvious reasons, though the person who booked the excursion for them at their hotel did not mention this. So if you're pregnant, give this one a pass, unless you don't mind following behind the Segways on a golfcart (which she did--what choice was there?)
Overall, it was a lot of fun to use one of these machines, no matter where you're using it! I'm glad we decided to do it, like I said, it's one of those things you should do at least once in your life...
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