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Canyoning in the Zimatán River Canyon provided by Oaxaca Expediciones - Day Tours

Canyoning in the Zimatán River Canyon

Canyoning in the Zimatán River Canyon
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h 30m
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h 30m
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Life jacket, helmet and rappelling equipment
  • Water, lunch and beer
Exclusions
  • Mud bath in La Bocana Beach
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up time 09:00 am
  • Ports:
  • Santa Cruz, Bahías de Huatulco
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Life jacket, helmet and rappelling equipment
  • Water, lunch and beer
Exclusions
  • Mud bath in La Bocana Beach
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up time 09:00 am
  • Ports:
  • Santa Cruz, Bahías de Huatulco
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
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Milla H
Vaasa, Finland29 contributions
The canyoning day trip in the Zimatan river with Christian was amazing! Christian is a fantastic guide with so much knowledge, he really knows what he's doing and made us feel very save and comfortable. He also has a great sense of humour and we had a great time canyoning with him. :)
The canyoning itself was so much fun and it was unlike anything I have experienced before. It was a bit challenging at times (which is part of the fun!) but Christian made sure we knew what to do. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to experience something different and who is up for an adventure. The views were also stunning. Highly recommend!
Written 12 August 2021
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Eric M
1 contribution
Mar 2022
This canyoning excursion was a great memorable experience for our family. There were three of us, me, my wife and our young son (Age 9). We have done lots of different types of excursions on vacation but this canyoning tour was unlike anything we have ever done before. Cristian picked us up right on time and took us on a nice scenic route to the Zimatan river. Once there we got life jackets and helmets and then we started off on a pleasant hike. Cristian explained all about native plants and animals and how the forest area changes between the dry and rainy seasons. About half way into the hike we got glimpses of the river and the impressive large boulders and rock formations. Right when we were just starting to get hot we got into the refreshing river and started the second part of our tour. We all got a chance to gently float down the river, and also slide down natural water slides. Some of the areas had gentle cascading water that gave perfect hydromassages. At one point we had an option (its optional) to cliff jump which was a thrill for all of us. The water was refreshing the scenery was beautiful and during the whole tour we never saw another person. We had so much fun we would consider visiting Huatulco again just to take the tour.

Besides the all the natural wonders you get to experience the other great aspect of the tour is the guide. Cristian is a awesome person that is easy to talk to and had a great sense of humor. With an extensive background in white water rafting Cristian was able to help us safely experience the river is a very easy going way. This whole experience did not feel like a tour instead it felt like just hanging out with a good friend. I highly recommend this tour it is an unforgettable experience one that my family will remember
Written 24 March 2022
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Oaxaca_Expedici0nes
Thanks a lot Eric for the review! was very nice to meet you and your family. See you next time!!
Written 25 March 2022
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Cynthia B
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
I recommend canyoning to anyone who is ready for a little adventure off the beaten path.
Christian was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable, we were confident in his ability to navigate the terrain safely, all while giving us a lesson in the local flora & fauna of the Zimatan river region.
Our kid’s said canyoning was by far their most favorite experience while in Huatulco. We will definitely be coming back for some more canyoning, cliff jumping and hopefully repelling (not safe this time around) on our next trip to Hualtuco.
Written 5 August 2021
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Shawn C
Calgary, Canada3 contributions
Feb 2022
What a great day!!! Cristian picked my wife and I up at Secrets on time and as we drove to the Zimatan River he explained much about Huatulco, the river and what to expect on our canyoning trip. Being in our mid 50's he set us at ease explaining we would be the one's that dictate the pace and difficulty level of the activity. I must say that Cristian DID NOT disappoint! The hike up the river was beautiful as we took time to rest and take in the beautiful surroundings. Once we started our descent, which included natural slides in the river, jumping from cliffs into the gorgeous pools that the river offers (which my wife did not partake in, but was carefully guided around to safety by Cristian) or just peacefully floating down the lazy parts of the river in our life jackets, the views in this canyon and the expertise of Cristian as a river guide made this one of our most memorable adventures ever! And the end of the trip Cristian even had a delicious sandwich and an ice cold beer for us! Thank you Cristian for an awesome day on the Zimitan River. See ya next time we're in Huatulco!
Written 9 February 2022
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Oaxaca_Expedici0nes
Thanks you Shawn for coming to the Zimatan!! See you next time you come to Huatulco!
Written 9 February 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RN4Kids
Northern California22 contributions
We had a great day with Christian “canyoning”. First let me say that I wouldn’t trust doing something this extreme with anyone else . Christian is an experienced adventure travel guide who traveled the world and pays attention the Terrain and weather . He is not out to just make a buck- he provides one and one guidance and great conversation. He is also prompt and professional. We were picked up on time and taken to the destination. He provided water and our safety gear . This event requires GOOD physical shape as you are hiking and climbing rocks, walking on logs, through the river rapids and through forest . Have good shoes for this ! I personally would not take a child less than ten years or age . As a sedentary middle age person - this event was one for the most challenging and rewarding days spent in Mexico. It’s unforgettable and the nature is pristine. We were unable to rappel or dive into the water because water levels were low in July.
Written 22 July 2021
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Oaxaca_Expedici0nes
I am very happy you enjoyed the Zimatan Canyon! thanks also for all the information you are sharing with the members of the Trip Advisor community. Totally agree with you that this "is not a tour for a sedentary person" o for someone that was drinking a lot the day before. When you came the river was rather high and on that level of water the cliff jummping and rappel spots are full of water swirls, so safety first.....I owe you that for the next time! Thanks again for your opinion! see you next time!!
Written 24 July 2021
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Life as a Puffer Fish
Alberta, Canada140 contributions
We really enjoyed this tour. My husband and I were looking for something different to do with our friends and their teenage kids and we found it. If you are looking for a outdoor adventure, this tour is it! We crossed the Zimatan River, hiked through the bush, walked on rocks and boulders, rappelled down a boulder wall into the river and our favourite, floated down small rapids and down the lazy river.

We all admired the interesting rock formations carved by time and the Zimatan River. Cristian is a great tour guide. He demonstrated all the
maneuvers well and we always felt comfortable as he had to speak both in English and Spanish.
After the tour, Cristian had some drinks and some really yummy homemade sandwiches.

Thank-you Cristian for showing us this part of Huatulco. It was a beautiful day!
Written 21 February 2020
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Méliza F
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Friends
Cristian was awesome! Contacted him the night before info@oaxacaexpediciones.com - picked us up at 9am at our private villa, 40 minutes drive out to the River, back at 2pm.
He took his time with us, 6 adults of different level of hiking capabilities and comfort when it comes to heights. He showed us how to slide down the rocks and jump safely from the cliffs. His trail is completely secluded and felt like a dream. Beautiful scenery! This is a great workout with moments of adrenaline.
What a cool experience!
Written 8 April 2022
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Oaxaca_Expedici0nes
Thank a lot Meliza for the review!! See you next time!!
Written 11 April 2022
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EchoSanDiego
San Diego, CA37 contributions
Mar 2022
We had a wonder time Canyoning on the Zimatan River with Cristian, everything from pick up to drop off went as planned.
This trip is for the adventuresome, and being fit is a major bonus, I would not have wanted to do this if I wasn't, that being said I am a petite women in my late 50's that uses her gym membership.
Cristian explained all about the river and the plants around us as we scramble over boulders and hiked to the spot where we jumped into the water.
In the water Cristian made sure we were comfortable with all the rapids and if we weren't we could just get out and hike around, or take a less fast path in the water.
When we were done we had delicious homemade sandwiches and water or beer.
Thank you Cristian you are a great guide!
Written 15 March 2022
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Oaxaca_Expedici0nes
Thanks you for coming!!! I am glad to hear you enjoyed the river. See you next time!!
Written 16 March 2022
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Greg T
Calgary, Alberta, Canada15 contributions
Christian is a very experienced and patient guide having done this tour over 200 times a year for the past ten years. He is careful to move the tour along at the pace required by the group. You'll need to be reasonably fit to do this tour, but it's lots of fun!
Written 6 November 2021
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Oaxaca_Expedici0nes
Thanks for coming to the Zimatan!! see you next time!!
Written 7 November 2021
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Reason 2 Roam
Calgary, Canada5 contributions
Mar 2021
We had such a great day with Christian in the Zimatan River Canyon!

Chatting, floating, rappelling, cliff jumping - who could ask for anything more?!

As experienced outdoor guides ourselves, we appreciated the small things Christian did to make our day as safe as possible. For example, he ensured our lifejackets and helmets fit perfectly, he set a nice pace and reinforced the importance of taking our time to ensure no twisted ankles. While we were playing in the water and on the cliffs he pointed out any of the risks in easy-to-understand English.

This tour would be an excellent trip for a family or anyone who wants to do something just a little bit different. Christian is professional, knowledgeable and super fun too!
Written 13 March 2021
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Oaxaca_Expedici0nes
Thanks for trying the canyoning tour and for this great review! See you next time!!
Written 14 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Oaxaca Expediciones - Day Tours
Ellimacrx
Ellimacrx
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Expeditiones exellente!
We had a great time from start to finish! Christian made the enjoyment and safety of our canyoning and snorkelling
adventure0674
adventure0674
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Great Canyoneering Experience
If you are staying in the area and seeking a great adventure...this is it! My wife and I who are in the adventure
Jamie K
Jamie K
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Zimatan Canyoneering
Cristian provided a great experience for us. He was waiting when we disembarked from the cruise ship. I was nervous
amandaberwick2017
amandaberwick2017
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Snorkelling adventure
A great few hours with Christian. A very early start and he was there waiting, a few unexpected stops along the wa
Natalie W
Natalie W
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Fabulous day
Our family had such a great time on this day trip! Cristian was a great guide. Floating down the river and jumpin
Jay H
Jay H
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A Great Tour and Tour Guide!
We booked a half day kayaking and snorkeling tour. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Huatulco. Christian
megananna22
megananna22
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Snorkeling tour with Cristian
At the last minute (low season) my husband and I booked a half-day snorkeling tour to El Violin. Cristian was on ti
BodogArizona
BodogArizona
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This guy is legit!!
We booked the Canyoning tour with Cristian while in Huatulco off the cruise ship. Not sure what we were getting in
honandsweetie
honandsweetie
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Enjoyable
Christian was very personable and knowledgeable. We did 2 tours, Rafting on the Copalita, and Snorkelling in San Au
Karen F
Karen F
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Don't book with anyone but Christian!
Personalized, safe and challenging expedition through Zimitan River valley, over rocks, floating down the river, ra
CapeTownCapetown
CapeTownCapetown
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Highlight of our trip
We were in Huatulco for only one day as part of a cruise and so decided to book a day with Christian of Oaxaca Expe
pdlesko
pdlesko
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Great family excursions! Definitely recommend.
We booked Cristian for three trips: rafting the lower Copalita River to the mouth of the Pacific and Bocano Beach,
laukau1
laukau1
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Canyoning was a blast!!
I booked the canyoning tour and wasn't even that sure what it was! What a great tour!! Cristian picked us up at the
HolidaysAwayFromHome
HolidaysAwayFromHome
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Beauty away from the crowd
I did 2 half day trips with Cristian, rafting the lower Copalita and snorkeling at Violin. I was a single person a
MichelleAllana
MichelleAllana
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What an amazing way to explore Mexico
This was our first time in staying in Huatulco and we had an amazing time. We did three excursion during the week
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