Saturday started with rafting in the river El Naranjo! First they made you fill in a form saying something like "Are you aware that these activities may cause risks such as injuries, lost, trauma and death?" and then you had to sign with your name. And as if I weren't scared already this form made me freak out even more. But when we arrived at the place and when we met the really nice and fun staff and saw all the safety equipment I felt much safer. We got to put on helmets and life jackets and then we got a security instruction by the guides, what to do if we fell into the rapids and so on. The guides were really professional which made you feel very secure. We were about 5 groups in each raft and they had two security staff who had their own kayak. So now, enough with the details! The rafting was one of the most exciting things I've ever done! I would definitely like to do it again! It wasn't just an adrenaline experience but a very nice nature experience. The light green river was surrounded by green mountains and trees and the temperature was hot and humid (I thing about 30°C but with high humidity) so it was really nice to get into the water.
Here are the pictures! Some of the guides wore waterproof cameras on their helmets so pictures could be taken :).
|The boats and the calm green river (at least here). Photography: Huaxteca.com|
|Here we are nervous and anxious. Photography: Huaxteca.com|
Location of river El Naranjo