The principal goal of the adventure was to go see the cave paintings in the canyon in the mountains. They are well hidden in the nearest place to nowhere. Bad, bad road to squalid mountain village with bits of goat hanging from the washing lines.
5 hour mule ride down very, very, very steep track down into the canyon. It is terrifying.
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Sleep out all night with saddle as pillow before scrambling up the canyon side to get into the caves.
This is not a trip for the fainthearted. No, “Have you ridden a mule before?” nor “Here is your safety equipment.” nor, “I’d like to explain our evacuation plan if you fracture your skull falling off the mule on the way down.” nor, “This is the camp site with hot showers and counseling.”
We saw 6 other people during the whole trip. Do this trip. The paintings are stunning.