This was a great experience! The shuttle picked us up just outside the lobby of our resort, and immediately the fun began, starting with a 20-30 minute drive through the country side to the 27 falls trail head.
Hiking up to the falls was not bad at all, and you can take your time, you are hiking through a jungle so you'll want to take your time to look at the vegetation, listen to the sounds, and soak it all in... there is really only about 1/4 mile up hill where you may need to stop every so often, but it really wasn't too bad at all! The trail splits and you will go left to the 12 of the 27 falls, or right to the other 15 falls, we went to the 12. I was really looking forward to doing all 27, but we still had a great time. Once to the top you will hike down the river, jumping off the falls, and sliding down the natural slides. My wife and I jumped every waterfall, but if you need to you can walk around them, but just jump, its way more fun! The highest jump was only 9 meters. Our guides were super funny and friendly, and all parts of the excursion were very enjoyable!
After hiking and jumping the falls, we rode the shuttle to the ranch for a Dominican styled lunch, which was very good. After lunch we went through the zip line course, which was very fun and exciting, but not scary at all. Just go for it! The zip line course was followed by about a 45 minute horse back ride. These horses are extremely mellow and very well trained, anyone can ride them without any problem. Our horses obeyed our commands so it felt like more than just sitting on a horse that follows the horse in front of it. After riding the horses we went through the petting zoo and garden, which was fun and interesting to learn about the animals, and fruit/vegetable bearing trees/plants on the island. My wife especially loved the monkey, and the iguana.
The guides were all outstanding, everyone was friendly, and wanted to help us enjoy the day. If we visit the Dominican Republic again we will definitely do this excursion again!
I used a GoPro to record all parts of this experience, and then my GoPro camera was stolen from my suitcase after checking it into security at the airport while flying home from the Domincan Republic, otherwise I would have some great photos to upload.
Once again, this was a great experience, we highly recommend it! The price was great too!