The canyoning tour Matacanes starts in the town of Potrero Redondo in the middle of the Santiago sierra. It lasts for about 10 hours where you will find two rappel descents (27 and 15 meters), two underground rivers by which you will cross, 25 jumps to water (from 1-12 meters), slides, and many obstacles . Start walking a very rugged gap which is then converted to a path down to the waterfall Lagunillas with a rappel down 27 meters to have the first contact with the water. From this point enters the canyon to go to Las Adjuntas (includes abseiling course).


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

Just bring dry clothes for the end of the trip, chocolates like as MilkyWay or Snickers. The vests have pouches for bars

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

Service Information

Generales

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

  • Rappels: 2
  • Cliff Jumping: 26
  • Rock Slides: 2
  • River Swiming
  • Downclimbing
  • Cave: 2 (Upper Matacan & lower Matacan)
  • Clothes

  • Dry-fit or cotton shirt
  • Long licra bottom
  • 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.
  • 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

    Includes complete breakfast: Juice, Milk and cereal, Bread, Bisquets, Nutella, Peanut Butter and Jelly, we also have fresh and hot coffee*.

    Food is NOT included for the trip, we recommend you bring  energy bars
    Please dont bring bottle water

    *when available

    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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    Service Tabs

    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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