Matacanes

English

Don’t push the river, it only flows.” Barry Stevens
Who can speak of cannoning in Mexico and not mention Matacanes?  Matacanes is the star of cannoning, only 2 hours from Monterrey   In the middle of a prodigious forested stage, the famous canyon affords us a unique experience each time we go there.

The unforgettable trek through Matacanes includes rappelling down waterfalls and natural slides, jumps.

You’ll feel your emotions flow like the river as you jump into turquoise colored water in the pozas and you explore the two incredible caves formed by the flow of water through time

Season

Begin March 21st and it approximately ends on September 15th, depending on the rains and hurricanes. It can be suspended at any time according to river level. The river safety level is monitored daily by habitants of Potrero Redondo, Las Adjuntas and the State authorities.

Difficulty

Intermediate: this route is apt for people with little experience in hiking, the route involves walking in paths, between stones and can have down climbing. Although this can be your first adventure trip is necessary that you have the ability to move mountain terrain. All our routes includes rappel course. GOOD phisycal condition is required and no one with overweight will be admitted.

Gear included

  • Helmet
  • Harnes
  • Rappel System
  • Life Vest
  • Wet-suit
  • Ropes
  • Guide Gear: Contingencies and First Aid Kits

  • Each participant will be responsible of the gear provided, and will have to be carried in your own backpack when it is not in use.
    Lost gear should be payed as new.

    Gear you should bring (Not incluided)

  • BackPack to carry your gear, food and drinks
  • Biking gloves to protect your hands
  • Sun Block, to protect the canyons please dont use it

  • Service Information

    Generales

  • Zone: Potrero Redondo Santiago, Nuevo Leon, MEXICO
  • Age: 12 - minors should be acompanied by a parent
  • Estimated time from the starting point: 2 hr
  • Time to get from meeting to starting point: 10 hr
  • Activities Period: 1 day
  • Nights: 1
  • Distance: 13 kms
  • Tour Challenges

  • Rappels: 2
  • Cliff Jumping: 27
  • Rock Slides: 3
  • Cave: 2
  • Clothes

  • Dry-fit or cotton shirt
  • Long licra bottom
  • Bring some shorts to protect Lycra and neoprene
  • Jeans or heavy duty fabric short (long pants will be very heavy when wet)
  • Socks (two pairs can be used to tighten the shoe)
  • New tennis (no open shoes, this is to protect your feet inside the water)
  • Dry change of clothes for the end of the trip
  • On trips with transportation, you'll need a sweater, windbreaker and a cap.
  • No jewerly
  • No luxury watches
  • No cellular phone (you can leave it on the vehicle)
  • No shaded glasses
  • Contact leneses with swiming gogles only
  • Lenses with tightening cord only.
  • Dry clothes to change your wet chothes
  • Bag for wet clothes

  • All personal articles can be left on the vehicle during the trip.

    Groups

    Groups can be made of 5 people minimum. In case of not being able to form a group, you'll have to make reservations with a full payment of the tour and wait to be assigned to one of the groups formed by other people. If you can't be assigned, you'll be refunded. You may ask for VIP groups with no minimum persons and guides will be assigned exclusively for you including all meals, transportation from airport , cabins and hotel nights.

    Food

    Food is NOT included in this trip, we recommend you bring one litter of water and energy bars

    Recomendations before the trip

  • No intense activities the one or two days before the trip.
  • No alcohol drinking the night before.
  • Be well hydrated.
  • Eat well (healthy).
  • Be well rested.
  • What Other Visitors Experienced

    Service Tabs

    The meeting point, departure and return is in the Horse Tail Hotel (Hotel Cola de Caballo) located on the road to Ciénega de González in Santiago N.L. town. From this point we will go to the community where we will start the tour , you can leave your car at the hotel, they charge approx $ 100 per car.







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