We went on Terry's excellent Zipline adventure on March 4 and it was absolutely fantastico!
Terry's very friendly staff picked us up at El Portillo Hotel and we rode in the back of an open air truck to Samana. Winding up and over the mountain range on a smooth paved road provided many very scenic vistas of the lush vegetation of the rugged Samana peninsula.
We arrived at the Walk the Plank zipline adventure via a gravel road complete with fire hydrants in case someone ever builds a house on the isolated road.
Walk the Plank Zipline Adventure was incredible! We only had to walk about 100 metres up a
gravel path to reach the summit .That was the only part of the adventure that required any climbing as it was all downhill fun after that initial climb. Now let the games begin!
There are 12 exhilarating zip rides that criss cross over a huge valley down to the river below.
The scenery is amazing as you zip across the valley, each ride bringing you progressively closer to the valley floor. The best part is you can ride hands free, spin around and go upside down as you rip across the jungle to the next platform where expert staff apply the brake to rapidly, but smoothly halt your descent. You simply enjoy the ride and there are no worries about when to apply the brakes with your leather gloved hand like other ziplines I have enjoyed.
This zipline was German engineered and built well with careful planning to make it so easy to enjoy....no climbing between zips, no hands required to hold on and no self braking.
Anyone from ages 5 to 85 could participate in this envigorating adventure as long as you can walk up the initial steep hill to get to the big platform that look like a ship at the start of the ride.
After the zipline tour, we had a very tasty lunch on secluded El Valle Beach with fresh Mahi Mahi and chicken grilled to perfection over coconut wood. Of course the jumbo cooler was stocked with beverages and ice cold Presidentes whenever you want a beer.... a mandatory liquid provision that never runs out on all Terry's tours.
We thoroughly enjoyed another outstanding day in Samana thanks to Terry and his very friendly and knowledgable staff Tom and Sophia. It was such a blast we all wanted to do it again that day!
We'll be back next year and the Walk the Plank Zipline tour with Terry will be on the agenda for sure.
Thanks for the great tour Terry....you da man!
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