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Los Cabos Magazine #43

44 Los Cabos Magazine | Spring 2016 Previous spread: Courtesy wild canyon er rush as you come hurtling back in reverse, so far above the ground that it appears as a world in miniature. This is a tandem ride, so the screams you hear may or may not be your own. Camel Quest Ride on the back of a dromedary camel as a knowledgeable guide “schools” you on the unique flora and fauna of Baja California Sur. Then recline in a custom oasis, sipping damiana-flavored tea–damiana is a native herb known for its energy-giving properties, and the eponymous ingredient in the peninsula’s most distinctive liqueur– before trainers bring a camel over for closer inspection… an interlude that includes a few memorable hugs and kisses. Bungee Bombers This is the ultimate Baja bucket list adventure. And if you think the prospect of leaping from 350 feet in the air is terrifying, just wait until the hair-raising tram ride over, and the disturbingly distant views of the ground below through the glass floor of a gently swinging gondola. Wild Canyon’s Kingdom An unforgettable menagerie awaits in Wild Canyon’s on-site animal sanctuary. Spend some quality time with iguanas and a baby crocodile, and get ready for some unbelievable photo opportunities as a dozen lovebirds alight on your fingers to eat seeds from the palm of your hand, and colorful macaws take turns plucking treats from between your lips. This is the perfect place to learn about, and bond with, some of the world’s most incredible creatures. Los Cabos Canyon Bridge Experience the only hanging bridge in the world that was specially designed for pedestrians and ATVs. Said to be the longest such bridge in the world, this 1,082-foot span of swaying wooden planks is not only an engineering marvel, but an unsettling place from which to ponder the canyon floor far below. Some Helpful Tips It’s recommend that you make your reservation at least 48 hours in advance, and for optimal savings, book directly through the Wild Canyon website. O U T D O O R S At first glance, it seems the sort of place where Indiana Jones would keep in shape between international adventures: Zipliners fly rapidly from peak to peak, ATVs race across a hanging wooden bridge that swings precariously over a yawning chasm, and a large gondola is suspended high above the canyon, allowing would-be bungee jumpers to stare 300 feet down through the glass floor before committing to the ultimate leap of faith. But Wild Canyon also offers more slow-paced pleasures. Tours of local flora and fauna are offered aboard dromedary “ships of the desert,” and an animal sanctuary provides up-close looks at tropical birds and reptiles. The on-site Lion’s Den restaurant is perfect for post-adventure food and drinks, with offerings that range from breakfast omelets to burgers, beers, and buffalo wings; and a gift shop showcases animal-themed curios and souvenir apparel. Here we take a quick look at some of our favorite activities: Monster Ziplines Fly like a bird, soar across canyons, and zoom by rock faces. Eight single and tandem ziplines provide an incredible aerial tour back and forth across El Tule canyon, with each stop requiring a hike upwards through a beautiful Baja landscape until you reach the zenith, and stunning views in every direction. The concluding line is better than a half-mile long, and it allows intrepid sorts to rocket through the air at speeds of up to 56 miles per hour. Moon Zipping Enjoy a beautiful sunset and welcome the desert night sky on this unique tour, which requires you to navigate a high- altitude course of ziplines by the light of a full moon (and a headlamp). Dinner is included, along with two drinks. Off-Road Runners Rev up for a Baja-style off-road adventure, with 250 and 450cc Honda ATVs racing along picturesque beaches overlooking the Sea of Cortés, over rugged cactus-strewn desert terrain, and across a perilous hanging bridge that creaks and groans hundreds of feet above the canyon floor. The Sling Swinger Do you remember the swing in your backyard? This is like that…times a thousand! Swing out from a suspended gondola at 75 miles per hour, then get ready for an even great


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