Secret Waterfall Canyon Experience
Dominica’s rich, unspoiled landscape offers a natural playground of unending
wonders to explore and equally exhilarating ways to journey to them. Canyoning,
also known as canyoneering or waterfall rappelling, will take you on a fulfilling
adventure that rewards every challenge with unimaginable views of the changing
terrain. Take the path less traveled and descend striking rock structures to enter a
magical, and seemingly entirely new, world within the Nature Island.All are
welcome, pro or novice, as no prior training or rappel / abseil experience is required.
Gear up at Extreme Dominica’s headquarters in the valley. You must complete a
brief, training program of 15 minutes where you will learn to harness up and
rappel down the side of a wall with the coaching of professional local guides.
Then, hop into a vehicle for a 15 minute drive to the start of the Canyon
Hike down through the rain forest to a secret waterfall that drops off into a
hidden canyon far beneath the sunlit forest canopy. Spectacular, hidden
waterfalls drop through a steep canyon which runs between Titou Gorge and the
top of Trafalgar Falls.
Peer over the top of the first rushing waterfall roaring into the shadowy abyss.
You are harnessed in, and away you go. Your legs are braced against the
waterfall wall as pure, freshwater cascades all around you. You let out the rope
and slowly descend into a new world. Soft green light filters down the cliff walls of
this hidden gorge to the deep, pristine pool waiting down below on the river.
One guide pays out the second safety line and the other shouts encouragement
Touch down into the first of a series of incredible crystal-clear pools descending
along the canyon bed. More waterfalls await you, ending up appropriately at the
magnificent Cathedral Falls, complete with vaulted arched walls, a recessed
altar alcove, and enormous overhead ‘pipe organ’ of root masses.
With a short hike out, thru the beautiful flora and fauna you have left this secret
world behind. Standing in the warm bright sunlight it almost seems like a dream.
Luckily, you have a store of incredible digital pictures taken with a rental GoPro
from Extreme Dominica.
After changing at Extreme Dominica’s headquarters fresh fruit and hot, local
cocoa tea awaits you.
Step out of your comfort zone for a bit, you might just love it! Age 8-99 years.
Wear your swimsuit under your clothing, bring a towel and closed toe shoes that
can get wet. All other gear will be provided by us, all sizes available. This is an
intermediate-strenuous tour for beginners and advanced.