Photo courtesy of Joseph Staron
WHO ARE THESE TREKS FOR?
AGE GROUP: 18 to very fit 70+ year-olds. Families are welcome! The tour can be adjusted to young children’s abilities. However, as I don’t have a car seat for young children, I cannot legally transport children under 8, unless you’ve brought your own car seat for your child. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, a legal guardian, grandparent, aunt or uncle.
DEMOGRAPHICS: The Mindfulness Rainforest Treks tours are designed for people who want a more intimate, local-flavored tour with a particular fitness level and sensibility. These tours are for those who are used to physical outdoor recreation in all kinds of weather, without any facilities of any kind. The typical trekker should be able to handle a crushed-rock trail with uneven surfaces and somewhat steep, though brief descents and ascents, sometimes with stairs and sometimes without. The trekker should not have debilitating medical conditions, injuries, or poor balance. Unfortunately, this trail is NOT wheelchair accessible nor is the transportation vehicle. The participant should be able to sustain hiking 2 miles as well as possibly do up to an hour of tai-chi stationary movement exercises, which could total up to 2 hours of sustained exercise. For those who are used to regularly or semi-regularly doing outdoor exercise, this tour should be very enjoyable. For those who are less fit, this tour could be moderately a challenge. For those who are not at all fit, this tour would be a struggle and most likely probably not at all that fun and could risk injury and maybe jeopardize others’ safety or schedules.
Each tour is designed to be able to make it to the beach in a timely manner so that we can sightsee, do tai-chi, write, meditate, or explore and be able to make it back to the car in order to return you to the docks on schedule. Though there is time to comfortably hike, if for whatever reason you find you are struggling physically on the tour or have taken more time than usual to make it to the beach, some activities may be cut short, adapted, or eliminated in order to compensate without any refund. Also, if one is unable to complete the tour, there are no refunds. For those who are very interested in this tour, but have some physical concerns, you can book a private tour when Teague would be most happy to accommodate and tailor the tour to your needs and desires.