We woke at a reasonable hour, and after a decent breakfast with too much papaya we headed out to explore San Gil. San Gil has positioned itself as the outdoor sports capital of Colombia. Based on all the advertisements we saw while walking around, this is true.
Before taking to the river, we stopped to eat “big ass ants.” Look it up to understand better. They didn’t really taste like anything. I would basically call them crunchy.
The rafting was great. I really enjoyed it. Rafting is a big draw for these vacations for me. I think that is why I choose multi-sport trips or adventure trips with G Adventures.
Our guide was very good. I rode in the front of the raft and caught most of the spray. Unfortunately the other group tipped their raft over at the end of a class 5 rapid. It was a little white knuckle, but we managed to rescue everyone and get them reunited with their boat. They were a little shaken.
A modest lunch with celebratory beers was provided afterward.
For dinner I didn’t go with the group for dinner and struck out on my own to have a Colombian hamburger. It was quite delicious.
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