|Walking to the caves.
It was quite a hike through mud
Because we are busy playing tourist on Santo, we went to a tourist place. Like everything in this country, it is all about being in the right place at the right time. Jason and I were on a bus going back to the house we’re staying at and the driver asked us if we wanted to go to Millennium Caves. Five days later, we went.
They say the tour takes three hours but that is Island Time, it actually took about five. We arrived at the first village via bus. From there, we walked to the second village where we met our guides. Then we started the hike. The hike took us an hour and a half along muddy foot paths into the bush. Jason and I felt right at home, it was just like going to the garden. Then things got cool.
|There were a lot of ladders to climb down into the caves|
|We went down the river in childrens’ toys.
We also climbed over rocks with them
At the end of the canyoning section, we got to a nice lazy river through a gorge. We floated down the river on our floaties. Both Jason’s and mine had holes so each time we had a break on the rocks, we would blow up our floaties again. The gorge was gorgeous (had to be said) with waterfalls, places to jump from and short breaks of rocks to climb over. When Jason and some of the other people got too far ahead, they did ankle (or is it wrist?) -deep handstands while they waited. Some of us were too busy taking pictures to go quickly.
|Floating down the river was AMAZING|
The end of the tour was a climb up some more ladders and another rope-assisted waterfall climb. At the top of the waterfall, we leveled out to an easy path to the first village. We took a break at the village and ate pineapple and passion fruit before we walked the last half an hour back to the bus.