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Waterfall Tours :: Canyoning Supremacy

Tour Runs: Fri

Do you want the ultimate canyoneering experience in the Caribbean? Then this is it, all roads lead to Canyoning Supremacy. Affectionately known as the "Super Big Bastard" this trip is advanced, challeging and definitely falls into the "extreme sport" category. A full day adventure that is in effect a combination of 3 tours (Magic Mushroom, Big Bastard & Ciguapa Falls) takes you deep into the river valley, to places few have seen and even fewer have canyoneered. Rappels of up to 160 feet (55m) and exhilarating jumps of up to  60 feet (20m) challenge brain and sinew as the tour winds its way down several miles of untouched river canyon. Incredible scenery and the adrenaline rush of this unspoilt big kids' playground are guaranteed to make this the highlight of your vacation.

Click here to read an independent article about this tour

We start the day meeting our guide at Iguana Mama 7.45am before picking up breakfast to eat while we wend our way up the 45 minutes to base camp. Enjoy the spectacular views as you begin to wonder what you have let yourself in for. Base camp is where we meet the other guides and get you geared up in wetsuit, harness, helmet and life preserver. A quick safety briefing is followed by 10 more minutes van time before arriving at the canyon entrance. The trip starts with a couple of easy jumps before we come upon the Magic Mushroom which makes up the first part of the tour and eases us into the groove. Two intense rappels followed by some great jumps lead us into the "Big Bastard" section of the canyon. Wave goodbye to those that have completed the Magic Mushroom tour, as they hike away out of sight, your day is just beginning. Things get serious now, the jumps get bigger, traverses scarier and rappels steeper. If water conditions allow you'll get to jump the Big Bastard himself, measured at 60 feet or 20m. A couple more hours of insane river time taking in the varied jumps of Ciguapa Falls leave your body and mind on a diffrent plane as we finally leave the river behind. A steep 20 minute hike out of the canyon followed by a 20 minute donkey ride will fade into a distant memory as you devour a very delicious, well-deserved Dominican meal. Those who vie for canyoning supremacy have finally met their match.  You will return triumphantly to Cabarete a hero and a conquerer!

Our guides are trained and certified by the West Coast Canyoneering Method

Included: Breakfast, drinks/snacks during the tour, Dominican meal after the trip and all gear. Donkeys for the hike out also included. You need to bring tennis or river shoes, something to wear under wetsuit, a towel and dry clothes. 

Rated: Advanced. Good fitness essential and previous experience preffered. Minimum age 16. Swimmers only

Tour pick up/drop off times. Return times are approximate depending on number of participants and fitness levels. Please note * denotes that a transport supplement applies, details of prices at the bottom of the page.

Bahia Principe (Rio San Juan) 7.00am/7.30pm* 

Cabarete  7.45am/6.30pm - Please come to the shop opposite Scotiabank at 7.45am

Encuentro 7.35am/6.45pm* 

Sosua 7.15am/7.00pm* 

Playa Dorada 7.00am/7.30pm* 

Costa Dorada 7.00am./7.35pm* 

Cofresi (Lifestyles etc.) 6.50am/7.50pm* 

Riu Hotels 6.40am/8.00pm* 

10% discount for online booking!

Tour Price (Adult) $195 (USD)

Tour Price (Youth) $195 (USD)

Tour Price (Child) Not suitable for this age group.

Please note, these prices do not include 18% Dominican Government Sales Tax


Tours may not include transport costs from your location. See below for details. Any extra transport costs are payable in cash on the day of your tour.

Cabarete Hotels: Transport included
Kite Beach Hotels: Transport included
Encuentro Hotels: $10.00 for up to 4 people
Perla Marina: $15.00 for up to 4 people
Sosua Hotels: $20.00 for up to 4 people
Playa Dorada & Costa Dorada Hotels: $60.00 for up to 4 people
Cofresi Hotels: $80.00.00 for up to 4 people
Riu Hotels: $90.00 for up to 4 people
Rio San Juan Hotels: $90.00 for up to 4 people

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