This trip is rated Easy Active . Participants should enjoy hiking/walking and arrive in good physical condition. Daily hikes/walks will be on-trail and may include some short, steep ascents and descents and climbing numerous flights of stairs at various ruins complexes. There is no experience required for rafting but participants should be able to swim. Please keep in mind that we spend all of our time at moderately high altitude (7,800' -12,500') where most trip members will feel the effects of the thinner air, especially during the first few days.
We highly recommend a conditioning regimen consisting of activities such as hiking, jogging, stair-climbing or cycling beginning several months prior to departure to get in shape for the adventure. The better shape you are in, the more you will enjoy all this trip has to offer!
This trip is rated Moderate . It contains a variety of activities including moderate hikes (up to 3 miles), mountain biking (5-10 miles), Class III rafting for half a day, sea kayaking for 2-3 hours, and snorkeling. Participants should know how to swim and be comfortable in moving water (you will be outfitted with PFDs).
Hiking is moderate in both length and terrain; we are not moving at a fast pace as our objective is to enjoy the wildlife. The optional biking is on relatively flat, unpaved roads with some rolling hills. Kayaking is within protected bay waters. Rafting is on a class III river (guides may determine that an alternative class II river is more appropriate). Roads are curvy and boat transfers can be bumpy; those prone to motion sickness should consider bringing medication.