We learned from our experience with Samana Roadrunners, our group tour provider, that to go the El Salto del Limon Waterfalls was about a 30 min horseback ride on the way up to the falls as well as on the way back down. We were not at all afraid of the horses as we also learned that they really are very adept at navigating the rather bizarre looking trail, with a couple steep inclines, although we did begin to feel very sorry for the very hard work that these horses have to do! As well, by DR law and to ensure your safety, there must also be local horse handlers who will walk alongside each horse within your group. Do they ever deserve their well-earned tip! They would also stop the horses from time to time to pick the local fruits and coffee beans for us to sample as well as several spices for us to smell.
Once we arrived at the cliff of the waterfalls we got off of our horses and then walked down a steep mountainside the last 300 yards which included walking on some very uneven surfaces that became quite muddy and slippery. Boots and long socks are absolutely essential to wear in our opinion. It is worth it though when you arrive at the bottom of the incredible El Limon Waterfalls!
We got to spend some time swimming in the refreshing waters of the waterfall’s large natural swimming pool. After our swim and picture taking we walked back up the steep steps to the top of the falls ( not an easy feat for those individuals who are not physically fit!) where, after a short break, we got back up on the horses for our ride back out. This whole trip was quite an adrenalin rush for us!
Once we arrived at the ranch we enjoyed a delicious healthy home cooked buffet lunch.
We strongly recommend this trip if your health permits you to do so.
PS This tour is strongly not recommended for wheelchair guests, those with mobility concerns, recent back or neck injuries, people with heart problems or pregnant women.
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