We were picked up promptly from our dock staying at cayo levantado. There were only two other people on our zip line/culture tour so it was very personal and relaxed. Our tour guide "lobo" was entertaining and informative. When traveling through the various districts of samana province in an open safari jeep we were informed about the area and the people, getting an insight into the daily life and culture of the area. We were offered ice cold beers, water and soft drinks throughout the journey to and from the zip line. The walk the plank zip line was very professional and we felt like we were in good hands, with lobo joining us every step of the way (even carrying our bags for us!) There are 12 lines in total and the views of jungle/waterfall below are absolutely beautiful as you zip along above the trees. The zip line attendants/guides were very nice and professional with safety being the main priority. I believe the walk the plank zip line is the only zip line in the region to have integrated braking system which Is great for first timers such as ourselves, nothing to worry about so you just ride the line. After the zip line we went to the lulu waterfalls which were beautiful to swim in to cool off. We then had an enjoyable stroll through the beautiful jungle to a small house/shop surrounded by trees and plants showcasing the local fruits and products harvested. Lobo then gave us a presentation of fruits and beans etc along with tasters, all fresh and delicious. There is then a stall set up to purchase items that you have just tasted with no pressure to buy anything. We then returned to the jeep to drive to a huge, deserted beach which was stunning. We had it all to ourselves and paddled in the surf whilst our lunch was prepared. We had a traditional meal of fish, chicken, rice, plantain and salad all served up fresh and clean. After talking history of the DR with lobo over delicious food we returned to the jeep to be driven back to our port to catch the ferry back to the hotel. All in all a very safe, informative, fun and great value for money trip. If you're in the area we would definitely recommend using tour samana with terry for any excursions! Thanks for a great day out!
Paul and sophie
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