There’s nothing quite like the rush of adrenaline you get when standing at the base of a waterfall. The thunderous roar of the water, the mist on your face, the feeling of being small in the face of nature’s power. But let’s be real, sometimes exploring waterfalls can be downright hilarious. Take, for instance, my recent trip to Central America’s Jungle Lodges.

As I hiked through the lush jungle, I couldn’t help but feel like I was in a scene from Jumanji. The vines were so thick they could probably hold the weight of an elephant, and the sounds of monkeys and birds echoed through the trees. When I finally arrived at the waterfall, I was so excited to take a dip in the crystal-clear pool below. But as soon as I stepped in the water, I realized my mistake. It was freezing! I’m talking teeth-chattering, goosebump-inducing cold. I’m pretty sure I lost feeling in my toes for a solid hour.

But the laughs didn’t stop there. On a recent Jungle Safari in Southeast Asia, I had the pleasure of witnessing one of the funniest moments in waterfall exploration history. One member of our group, let’s call him Dave, decided it would be a good idea to climb up the side of the waterfall for a better view. Well, Dave quickly realized that his grip wasn’t as strong as he thought it was, and he went tumbling down the rocks. Don’t worry, he was okay, but the look on his face was priceless.

All in all, exploring waterfalls can be a hilarious adventure. Just make sure to bring a change of clothes, a sense of humor, and maybe a first aid kit for the more adventurous members of your group.