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$60 Water Sports

Austin River Tubing Float

The San Marcos river is one of my favorite fresh water springs here in Central Texas. The water is 70 degrees all year, and it's clear as can be. We will have the opportunity to meet other Texans out there, and even have the chance to hear some country music. If you wanna check off a must do here in Austin, come join us on our river float.  As a local, you will be treated like family, and sure to create life long friends!If you are traveling alone or in a group, and want to meet other like minded friends, while tubbing the river, this experience is for you! We will meet downtown Austin and head south to a beautiful German town, with a historic fresh water spring. We'll tube a river that has cypress trees over 300 years old, and turtles that bask in the sun with us. Our float is up to 3 hours long, and we will have plenty of time to rope swing and swim. The spring fed river is fed by the Edwards aquifer, and stays 70 degrees all year. It is clean, crisp, and definetly my favorite river to float. Join the adventure to soak up some sun, and meet tons of great friends. Tubes, coolers, ice, transportation, and a guide are provided. Remember BYOB and snacks. We include everything else!

$79 Day Trips & Excursions

CAMEL SAFARI FULL DAY : Dominican Day Life + Waterfalls of Damajagua

Accompanied by our official guide, we take the road in the direction of San Marcos passing through rural communities and making a stop on the way to take panoramic pictures and the beautiful landscape.• On the way, we stop to see a typical patio of our country houses full of domestic birds.• We continue the journey and make a stop to visit a plantation, continue the journey in the direction of "La Aguaita", we make a stop to appreciate the beautiful panorama and the impressive view of the Bay of Maimon and take pictures.• Arriving in the community of Barrabas, we make a stop to learn how to make the delicious pylon coffee and taste it and later we will visit a local public school.• We stop at an artisan site to see how local artisans make Taíno figures in a typical stone called petrified wood.• Moving around the countryside, we arrive at the municipality of Imbert and take the road to the world famous "Cascadas de Damajagua" to start an exceptional adventure. We will take the necessary equipment for the adventure and we will go through the Dominican tropical jungle, we will see endemic plants and a unique and beautiful vegetation that our country offers, while we cross the river and we approach the adventure of the waterfalls of DAMAJAGUA. It is a total happiness to descend one by one the 12 waterfalls of Damajagua, in each of which there will be a different adventure, since no waterfall is equal to the other. Upon reaching the last, we will enjoy a natural pool in the middle of nature and we will return to have lunch.• Optional: Stop at a plantation and cigar factory in the community of Saballo and visit a typical house.• On the way back to the hotels, we pass by the Amber Cove Tourist Port, the Municipal District of Maimon, where the client can appreciate a small fishing village and see the typical restaurants of the region aligned, on the way, we will see sugarcane plantations.* Drinks, lunch and equipment (helmets and life jackets) included.

$249.75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day Tour to Lake Atitlán

Visit the most beautiful lake in the world and 3 of the beautiful villages that surround it in a single day!During the trip you will enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and the majesty of the volcanoes that surround it. We will stop in Panajachel to board a boat, which will take us to our first destination San Marcos la laguna. In San Marcos we will enjoy a lot of nature and silence accompanied by the birds of the place. The second stop will be San Juan la laguna, where we can enjoy an impressive market of handicrafts, textiles and paintings. Then we will go to San Pedro la Laguna and walk through its streets and its church in the central park. Our tour ends in Santiago Atitlán, the largest town that surrounds Lake Atitlán, there we will learn a lot about the Toyocal history, its church and market, where we can appreciate the colors of the local costumes and end visitiing the saint of the Maximón people.

$65 Water Sports

San Marcos River Adventure Kayak Tour

Specific departure location will be given upon confirmation. Your adventure starts 15 miles down river on a private stretch of the San Marcos. Tour is a total of three hours, A typical tour will beginning at 10:30 am and ending at approximately 1:30 pm daily.  Please arrive to departure point 15 minutes before scheduled departure.Should you require transportation to and from the departure point, it is available for an additional $20 per per person.  Pick-up and drop-off location is Joe's Crab Shack, 600 Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas.Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.

$74 Water Sports

San Marcos River Half-Day Tubing Experience from Austin

After meeting at the Austin Visitor Center at your designated time, you will hop on the air-conditioned bus and head down to the San Marcos river. No drinking is allowed on the buses due to city regulations. You will be able to bring your own beverages and snacks. Coolers and ice, as well as tubes for you and the coolers will be provided. The float will last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours depending on the flow of the river.When you reach the end of the tubing experience, you will be picked up and brought back to Austin, hopefully feeling relaxed after having a good time on the river.

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