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Damajagua: Waterfalls with Lunch Buffet

1. Damajagua: Waterfalls with Lunch Buffet

After being collected from your hotel, make your way to the Damajagua Waterfalls. Nature has crafted some awe-inspiring pools, etched out of limestone with stalactites and stalagmites. You will be introduced to the local waterfall guides and provided with a life jacket, water shoes, and helmet. If you want to take photos on the tour please only bring waterproof cameras. A moderate 45-minute uphill hike through a beautiful jungle landscape gets you to the 12th waterfall. From there you head back downriver and you jump, slide, and swim your way through a series of spectacular waterfalls, canyons, and pools. The tour includes jumps of up to 25 feet (8 meters), however, there is another way down if you don't feel like jumping. After changing into your dry clothes the tour concludes with a lunch buffet.

Puerto Plata: Buggy, Zip Line, Waterfalls, and Lunch Combo

2. Puerto Plata: Buggy, Zip Line, Waterfalls, and Lunch Combo

Set off for a fun-filled day in the Dominican Republic. Get picked up from your hotel in a giant, 6x6 truck. Upon arrival at the local partner's base, hop aboard an all-terrain double buggy. Cruise along to discover secret beaches. Then, experience 7 of the exhilarating Damajagua Waterfalls, swimming and water-sliding your way into cool mountain lagoons. Adrenaline seekers can even rock jump into the pools. Then, fly high on canopy zip lines with the assistance of an experienced team. A ride down these long cables promises tropical views and more adrenaline rushes. After all the action, savor a delicious, homemade lunch with soft drinks and organic fruit from a local farm. Activity order may vary. A drivers' license is required for all buggy drivers.

From Puerto Plata: Cayo Arena Private Catamaran Trip & Lunch

3. From Puerto Plata: Cayo Arena Private Catamaran Trip & Lunch

Discover Cayo Arena, a paradise of coral reefs and tropical fish. Sail on the Ocean King catamaran on this private trip, spending time at Cayo Arena and Monte Cristi National Park. Indulge in a lobster lunch at Playa Punta Rucia and visit a cigar factory to learn the tricks of the trade. Get picked up from your accommodations and enjoy a scenic road trip through the picturesque countryside to Castillo de la Isabela. When you arrive, climb onboard the Ocean King catamaran, decked out with a solarium and water slide. Tour along the coast of Playa La Ensenada in your catamaran, enjoying Caribbean music and indulging in a few light refreshments. Drop anchor at Cayo Arena and spend around two hours swimming and snorkeling amongst the corals and tropical fish. Set sail to Monte Cristi National Park, feeling the wind in your hair. Look out for wildlife in the lush mangroves of the national park before stopping at Playa Punta Rucia. Land on the beach and savor the taste of freshly cooked lobster with a Caribbean lunch. Return to your hotel and visit an artisanal cigar factory, observing the process of cigar production and having the chance to buy some souvenirs.

Puerto Plata: Half-Day Damajagua Waterfalls Adventure

4. Puerto Plata: Half-Day Damajagua Waterfalls Adventure

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosúa, or Cabarete, then heads out into the sprawling countryside to the municipality of Imbert. Take the winding road to the world-famous Damajagua Waterfalls where your epic adventure awaits. Nestled in the rolls hills of the Northern Corridor Mountain Range and behind the long stalks of sugar cane fields, lies a treasure unlike anywhere else in the world — a place where Mother Nature has crafted awe-inspiring pools etched from limestone for your enjoyment! Arrive at the entrance to the falls and get kitted out with all the necessary equipment for your adventure, then wander through the dense and luscious tropical jungle, marvelling at endemic plants and beautiful vegetation along the way. Cross the river to finally arrive at the waterfalls and take a moment to soak up this incredible feat of nature. Follow your guide as you visit the waterfalls one by one, and discover their unique characteristics and offerings as you slip, slide, and have some fun! When booking, you can choose between the option to slide down just 12 or all 27 waterfalls.

4 Wheel Adventure

5. 4 Wheel Adventure

After being collected from your hotel in Playa Dorada, Sosua or Cabarete, you will be taken to the tour starting point which is just 30 minutes away from Sosua and Puerto Plata. Please remember to wear clothes that you are willing to throw away and sunglasses, as the road can be dusty, muddy, and wet. No License and no special skills are required. After a short briefing, your memorable off road adventure will start. All 4-wheel drives are safe and easy to drive. Experience the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic on this half-day tour. Enjoy amazing scenery, muddy paths, and a picturesque beach.

Puerto Plata: Cultural Experience Tour

6. Puerto Plata: Cultural Experience Tour

Accompanied by your guide, experience Dominican culture and learn about the people and the land. You'll visit the heart of the Dominican countryside where you'll discover the old Melasa Bread Factory. Next explore a tobacco plantation and learn how artisanal cigars are made. Then, enjoy beautiful panoramic views at an organic cacao plantation where you'll learn the whole process of chocolate-making and savor some of delicious chocolate created there.  Enjoy lunch in a typical Dominican restaurant and try some of the local specialties. You'll also visit a local cheese factory belonging to a traditional family of the Imbert community and explore the Imbert Park. At the end of your tour, you'll stop off at a beautiful hidden beach in countryside before heading back to your hotel.

Cabarete: 2-Person Dominican Countryside Buggy Tour

7. Cabarete: 2-Person Dominican Countryside Buggy Tour

After being collected from your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua, or Cabarete, you will be taken to the tour starting point which is just 30 minutes away from Sosua and Puerto Plata. Please remember to wear clothes that you are willing to throw away and sunglasses, as the road can be dusty, muddy, and wet. No License and no special skill are required. After a short briefing, your memorable off road adventure will start. All Buggies are safe and easy to drive. This is a half day full of fun for those looking for a tour to see the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic. Enjoy amazing scenery, muddy paths, and a picturesque beach.

Puerto Plata: Zip Line, Horseback Riding, & Waterfall Combo

8. Puerto Plata: Zip Line, Horseback Riding, & Waterfall Combo

Start your full-day experience with hotel pickup in a special truck. On the way to the local partner's ranch, hear about the history of Puerto Plata and its surroundings. Upon arrival at the ranch, enjoy priority access to Damajagua Waterfalls. Your professional guides will take you through every step of the way, ensuring maximum fun, safety, and high-energy levels at all times. Continue your adventure by meeting your beautiful, trained horses at the ranch. Set off for 40 minutes of horseback riding with the assistance of guides. Prepare for incredible views along the way. Afterwards, get kitted out and climb up for some intense zip lining. Take in amazing, tropical views as you fly down six zip lines with the assistance of an experienced team. At the end of the day, recover some of your energy with a homemade Dominican lunch served by an exclusive, local chef. Please note that activity order may vary. No horseback-riding experience is necessary to participate.

Puerto Plata: Adventure Park Day Pass and Transport

9. Puerto Plata: Adventure Park Day Pass and Transport

Get picked up from your hotel between 7:50-8:45 am and head to the adventure park located in Maimón, just a 20-minute drive from Puerto Plata City. After a meet and greet, get detailed information about the activities for the day before picking and choosing what sounds best to you. Go for an off-road drive in an ATV vehicle and get in touch with the Dominican countryside and local daily life. Try out the 8 different ACCT-certified zip lines with a total of more than 7,900 feet of double, galvanized steel cable. Don't worry if you've never tried it before. Unlike other zip line parks, you won't be required to do an active breaking. Head out on a relaxing horseback ride customized to your riding skills and experience. Beginners and children will receive full basic riding instructions. Take in the breathtaking views of the natural surroundings as you ride. Don't miss out on an extra 9th zip line where the only way to finish is to take the plunge into a swimming pool. Enjoy a well-earned rum 'n coke drink at the pool bar nearby. If adrenaline isn't your thing, go on a tour through the park's lush tropical garden to learn about the plants and fruits growing onsite. Meet some of the rescued animals the park cares for. Also included is a delicious, home-cooked Dominican lunch, consisting of rice, beans, chicken or beef, fried sweet potatoes and yucca, vegetables, tropical fruits, and more. After a full day of adventure, get transported back to your resort around 5:00 pm.

Cayo Arena: VIP Experience in Luxury Catamaran

10. Cayo Arena: VIP Experience in Luxury Catamaran

This excursion to Cayo Arena offers a wonderful tour departing from Puerto Plata, in comfortable air—conditioned buses with experienced drivers, accompanied by professional guides. This trip is full of beautiful landscapes and green mountains all the way to Punta Rusia, a picturesque fishing village on the coast of Puerto Plata. The land tour ends at Playa Punta Rusia. From there you board a beautiful catamaran, so that you can appreciate the flora and fauna of the water route and visit the national park, navigating through the mangroves, with a variety of beautiful natural colors. If you are lucky you will see the famous manatee, also known as the sea cow. After 45 minutes, you arrive at Cayo Arena. Here you will have free time to snorkel, observe many species of fish of all colors, take photos, and enjoy a refreshing swim in crystal clear water.

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What people are saying about Puerto Plata

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 29 reviews

An incredibly great excursion that you have to have done! The pick-up at our hotel worked great, when we arrived at the ranch we were warmly welcomed by the owner. There were lockers ($2-3) and a briefing on the daily routine. Then the harnesses and the helmet were put on and off we went to the ziplines, which was great fun! Afterwards, peaceful horses were ridden through the countryside and a delicious lunch followed. This was followed by a 15 minute transfer to the falls followed by a 40 minute climb (strenuous but doable). Here you could jump, slide or climb down a ladder in 5 places - the cold water came just right! Just super beautiful!

Hello everyone...I went into this with some expectations...these were surpassed in a positive sense.In detail: It undoubtedly takes some courage/overcoming to jump or slide in the individual parts of the waterfall.But sometimes In the end it starts like an addiction and you want to tackle the steep ascent again and start the whole thing all over again. I definitely recommend it...do it...especially since the guides exude confidence and with the "travel guide" Amerikano it's even more fun. Thanks for this great time!

This was an AMAZING experience! I had my 7 year old and 10 year old with me and our guides were so kind and catering to us. We were picked up at the hotel on time and greeted with a smile. The horses were gentle and the scenery was BEAUTIFUL! The kids want to do it again. I HIGHLY recommend this excursion to everyone! Thank you so much for a great day and a lifetime of memories.

This tour was AMAZING ! I highly recommend once a once and a life time experience, Alex and Mega tours were the best tour guides, we were taken care of every single step of the way

An experience to live, it was the first time for me. I loved the dives and slides in the natural pools. The vegetation is lush