machicolations tour

The canyoning tour of  Matacanes starts in the town of Potrero Redondo. It lasts around 10 hours and you'll find two rappel descents (27 and 15 meters), two underground rivers that we will cross, 25 cliff jumps into the water (from 1 to 12 meters), slides, and many more hurdles . Hike starts on a path down to the waterfall Lagunillas, a 27 meters rappel we will descend to have the first contact with the water. From this point on you'll be wet until the finish point in Las Adjuntas (course of rappel included). This package includes cabin with hot water, bed, bathroom and dinner the night before in our village. At the morning we'll have breakfast, right on the starting point of the tour!
PREVIOUS NIGHT AND DINNER INCLUDED IN CABIN AT THE STARTING POINT



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 inhabitants 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 available

1. 4x4 transportation in a safari style truck, open air vehicle full of fun and joy since the begining.
2. Cabins and camping area at baseline, Changing rooms, bathrooms, electricity, water, fresh hot coffee, restaurant and shop.
3. Professional canyoning gear for each participant: Harness, helmet, PFD and wet-suit
  4. Professional ICAN certified guides with up top date courses of first aid and canyoning.
5. Pictures of the trip after fillin the poll. **if available
  6. Medical first aid kit for the trip in the mountain, recommended by the Mexican Red Cross.
 

Checklist

Cabin: has bedspreads and pillows
Camping: Sleeping Bag or Blanket and pillow (or bedding)

  • Grooming accessories
  • Flash Light
  • Charger for camera/samrtphone
  • The best running tennis You have, never bring Converse style shoes

  • Do not bring water or chemical blockers that are not environmentally friendly, do not bring valuables that you may lose in the river or the hike.
    No coolers.

    Service Information

    Generales

  • Zone: Potrero Redondo Santiago, Nuevo Leon, MEXICO
  • Age: 10 - minors should be acompanied by a parent, except in summer camp
  • Estimated time from the starting point: 8 hr
  • Time to get from meeting to starting point: 2 hr
  • Activities Period: 1 day
  • Nights: 1
  • Distance: 12 kms
  • Itinerary

  • Equiped Cabin
  • Dinner & breakfast
  • Fire
  • Stars observation
  • Guides & Gear
  • Clothes

  • Dry-fit or cotton shirt
  • Convertible or mountain pant
  • Socks (you can use double socks to have your tennis well adjusted)
  • Tennis shoes in optimal condition
  • In excursions with dirt road transportation bring a sweater, windbreaker (watreproof) and a cap.
  • Yous can leave personal gear in the vehicle.
  • Groups

    Groups can be made 6 people minimum en closed dates, one person minimum in open groups. You can make Aldea Matacanes exclusive for you with a minimum of 35 persons, but is necesary to reseve and pay 2 months before the event.

    Food & Drinks

    Complete dinner with the camping and soft drinks

    Breakfast: Juice, Milk, Bread, Bisquets, Nutella, Peanut Butter and Jelly, cereal and milk, we algo have fresh and hot coffee.

    We recommend you bring energy bars and chocolares. 
    Dont birng bottled water

    Recommendations

  • No intense activities the one or two days before the trip.
  • Be well hydrated.
  • Eat well (healthy).
  • Be well rested.
  • * You can drink alcohol the night before if You stay at the starting point (Aldea Matacanes). No abuse please

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    Take the highway to Linares (carretera Nacional), passing El Cercado in Santiago Nuevo Leon, take Cola de Caballo road, go about 5 km south to reach the Hotel. Leave your car in the parking lot, the cost is 100 pesos per vehicle

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