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Punta Cana: Catamaran Boat to Saona Island with Buffet Lunch

1. Punta Cana: Catamaran Boat to Saona Island with Buffet Lunch

Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off, stop off at a huge natural swimming pool, and enjoy snacks as you go. Benefit from the services of a guide, ride a speed boat and catamaran, and feast on a buffet lunch including drinks. Begin the tour by boarding a speedboat and jetting off to Saona Island. On the way, stop to swim in a waist-deep natural swimming pool with transparent waters. If you're lucky you'll see some starfish. When you arrive at Isla Saona, you'll have many activities to choose from. Wade in the turquoise waters, visit the open bar, take a nap on a beach lounge chair, walk along the coastline, or play volleyball. Indulge in a typical Dominican lunch of chicken, pork, rice, beans, salad, and fruit. You can even enjoy lobster and premium drinks when you book the VIP option. Take your time to discover the island and do it all.

Bayahibe: Full-Day Saona Island Excursion

2. Bayahibe: Full-Day Saona Island Excursion

Take a trip to Saona Island to be surrounded by white-sand beaches, turquoise clear waters, and countless palm trees. Enjoy an inviting atmosphere perfect for relaxing throughout your tour. Be picked up from your hotel and travel to Bayahibe. Hop on board the speed boat for Saona Island via the Caribbean Sea. Stop halfway through your trip for a break at a beautiful natural pool. Continue your journey before arriving at Saona Island with about 3.5 hours to relax. At 2:35 PM, board a catamaran for the return ride to Bayahibe. Enjoy a party atmosphere where you can dance throughout the 1.5-hour journey. At the conclusion of your day out in the sun, enjoy drop-off back at your accommodation.

Punta Cana: La Hacienda Park Pure InspirAction Ticket

3. Punta Cana: La Hacienda Park Pure InspirAction Ticket

Visit the expansive La Hacienda Park and enjoy a pickup at your hotel with this Pure InspirAction ticket. Soar over the jungle on speedy ziplines, enjoy a safari through Punta Cana, and feel the thrill of skydiving. Begin your day with a ride to La Hacienda from your hotel. After arriving, jump into whichever of the many activities the park offers piques your fancy. Get an overview of the park by riding the chairlift. Marvel at stunning views of cane plantations, forests, mountains, and the ocean. Stay in the air on the 2km-long zipline course. Zip through 5 courses and reach a dizzying speed of 70 kph. If you prefer, take the plunge with the quick jump. Experience a free-fall through the air and see beautiful scenery with a rush of adrenaline. Animal lovers can explore Punta Cana with a horseback ride. Hop on top of a calm Quarter Mile horse and trot through the forest, seeing the sights up close and personal. Continue discovering the area with a safari through a traditional town. Taste local food, see how coffee beans are dried, and enjoy a cup of coffee and hot cocoa. Discover the trees from which mangoes and soursop grow, species of flora that have been linked to life in the Caribbean since thousands of years ago. Cool off with a self-driven buggy ride through picturesque landscapes. Finish your buggy tour with a refreshing dive in a natural river. Before heading home, stop at the restaurant and enjoy a delicious variety of traditional Dominican dishes. Choose the Private VIP option to enjoy a private transfer from your hotel, access to La Hacienda, the services of a guide and a photographer, drinks and snacks, a lunch buffet, and digital photographs of your time at La Hacienda. The Standard Option includes a group transfer, a lunch buffet, and access to La Hacienda.

From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip with Lunch

4. From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Join a full-day experience leaving from Bávaro and Bayahibe through the new Autovía del Este. Walk in the cobblestoned historic core of Santo Domingo and visit the cathedral. Observe iconic spots like the Alcázar de Colón Palace, National Pantheon, and Los Tres Ojos. After arriving in Santo Domingo, head to your first stop, the open-air limestone cave and lakes of Los Tres Ojos. Continue the tour until you reach the Colón Lighthouse. Listen to its history and take photos of the view around you. Stroll around the coffee-lined Plaza de España and Colonial Zone. See the Alcázar de Colón palace, now one of the city’s many museums, displaying medieval and Renaissance art. Learn about the past and present of the oldest city in the Americas. Stop for a buffet lunch in a restaurant in the Colonial Zone. Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas. Move on to the first street, Calle de Las Damas, and other colonial monuments from the 15th and 16th centuries. Take in a panoramic view of the modern city, residential areas, and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy free time to take a walk around El Conde where you can see old buildings or go shopping.

From Punta Cana: Saona, Canto de la Playa in Small Group

5. From Punta Cana: Saona, Canto de la Playa in Small Group

Transport will drive you to Bayahibe, the starting point of the excursion, where you will embark on the fast boat. Let's go to Cotubanama National Park! A short stop in front of the Penon where an English-speaking guide will give you explanations about this cliff and the Taino natives, the first inhabitants of the island. You will also make a stop at the mangroves, which are trees growing directly in the sea water. First stop on the island of Saona, at the beach of Canto de la playa where you will spend 2h30 on this magic white sand beach surrounded by coconut trees. There you will have time to relax or to snorkel, whichever suits you best.... After these marvelous moments, you will get back on the fast boat to go to the village of Mano Juan for a Dominican lunch. Once done with lunch, let's take a cap and sun cream to visit the village of Mano Juan with the English speaking guide and get a glimpse of the local life (wooden house, anecdotes, local shops, national sports...). At the village you will also visit the typical turtle nursery, a project maintained by a local family. With the means at hand, they take care of the incubation of the eggs during the laying period and the release of the baby turtles into the sea. It is not 100% guaranteed to see hatchlings, it will depend on the season and the hatching cycle. Once the visit is over you will have a little time to take a nap at the water's edge or test your bargaining skills in the small local shops. To top it off, you will stop at the famous natural pool where you will be able to see the huge starfish (be careful, you can't touch them, we can only admire them and take pictures), have an aperitif in the turquoise Caribbean water and enjoy a wonderful moment. Come back to Bayahibe with beautiful memories. The departure of this excursion is planned around 9:00 am for a return around 5:00 pm. Maximum on board: 26 people

From Bayahibe: Half Day Monkeyland Safari

6. From Bayahibe: Half Day Monkeyland Safari

After being picked up from your accommodation in Bayahibe, set off on your safari adventure. Begin the tour with the visit to a typical country house where you can mingle with Dominicans and learn how to live off the land and their organic products. There, have the opportunity to try roasted coffee and cocoa. Then, head over to the beautiful botanical garden, where you will learn about native plants and flowers of the island. For the next 45 minutes, enjoy a guided tour that allows you to interact in close proximity with the beautiful and friendly squirrel monkeys at Monkeyland. These charming and intelligent monkeys have been looked after by a Canadian couple with 35 years of experience working with animals, including 12 years at the Toronto Zoo teaching monkeys to trust and enjoy the company of humans. During the tour, explore 5 acres of a beautiful piece of land that the monkeys have made their home. The monkeys are completely accustomed to human contact. They come down from the trees to sit on your shoulder and eat from your hands. Beware monkeys love all things bright and interesting! Little monkeys love to pose for the cameras and probably will sit, and if allowed, see themselves in your camera. Adorable! Come share an unforgettable experience!

Punta Cana: Catamaran Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

7. Punta Cana: Catamaran Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

Experience a great day at Catalina Island, snorkeling in various spots and hitting the beach. Begin by stopping at ''the Wall," a snorkeling spot that is about 30 feet deep and is host to a variety of colorful fish. Next, stop at another snorkeling spot, ''the Aquarium'', which is about 4 meters deep. For more fun, take advantage of an opportunity to jump from the boat. Finally, eat lunch on Catalina beach, where you will have about two and a half hours to relax, lounge, swim, and snorkel some more. Later, get back to the sail catamaran and continue on to the Chavon River, a unique a tranquil place where scenes from "Anaconda" and several other movies were shot. To return, cruise on the catamaran along the coast and enjoy a beautiful view of the mansions and villas before arriving back in Bayahibe.

Punta Cana: One-Way Transfer from The Airport

8. Punta Cana: One-Way Transfer from The Airport

Book your transportation and save yourself the hassle and uncertainty of finding a reliable local taxi upon arrival at the airport. The Cocotours airport transportation service will transport you comfortably to your hotel in La Romana or Bayahibe, an approximately 90-minute journey. Main hotels include Dreams La Romana, Casa de Campo, Bahia Principe La Romana, Be Live Canoa, Catalonia, and all hotels that have Dominicus in their name. After exiting customs at Punta Cana airport, you will be met by our uniformed driver who will then escort you to your late-model, air-conditioned vehichle and you can enjoy your journey to your destination in comfort.

La Romana: VegaFina Cigar Factory Tour

9. La Romana: VegaFina Cigar Factory Tour

Start your tour by learning how long it takes a tobacco plant to become a beautiful handmade cigar. After you enter the factory your tour guide will show you all the different types of wrappers and binders from all over the region that are used to make Vegafina premium handmade cigars. Discover the story behind how the Dominican Republic came to be known as "Cigar Country", and why nearly all of the world's premium cigars are made here. Follow the journey of the cigar making process where you can see the staff hard at work, bunching, rolling, and finally the packaging facility. VegaFina takes its name from the "vegas finas", or fine plains, where sunshine, moisture and soil composition combine perfectly to allow the growth of the most exclusive tobacco leaves.  Finish the tour with a visit to the cigar megastore where you will find the most premium VegaFina Cigars as well as other world-renowned brands.

From Dominicus: Saona Island Highlights Tour with Transfer

10. From Dominicus: Saona Island Highlights Tour with Transfer

Transport will drive you to Bayahibe, the starting point of the excursion, where you will embark on the fast boat. Head over to Cotubanama National Park for a short stop in front of the Penon, where an English-speaking guide will talk to you about this cliff and the Taino natives, the first inhabitants of the island. You will also make a stop at the mangroves, which are trees growing directly in the seawater. First, stop on the island of Saona, at the beach of Canto de la playa where you'll walk along the magic white sand beach surrounded by coconut trees. There you will have time to relax or to snorkel. After these marvelous moments, you will get back on the fast boat to go to the village of Mano Juan for a Dominican lunch. Once done with lunch, let's take a cap and sun cream to visit the village of Mano Juan with the English-speaking guide and get a glimpse of the local life (wooden house, anecdotes, local shops, national sports...). At the village, you will also visit the typical turtle nursery, a project maintained by a local family. With the means at hand, they take care of the incubation of the eggs during the laying period and the release of the baby turtles into the sea. It is not 100% guaranteed to see hatchlings, it will depend on the season and the hatching cycle. Once the visit is over you will have a little time to take a nap at the water's edge or test your bargaining skills in the small local shops. To top it off, you will stop at the famous natural pool where you will be able to see the huge starfish (be careful, you can't touch them, we can only admire them and take pictures), have an aperitif in the turquoise Caribbean water and enjoy a wonderful moment. Come back to Bayahibe with beautiful memories.

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What people are saying about Bayahibe

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 662 reviews

The whole tour was great, even the presentation of the plantation was very interesting. The only problem was, that the animal keepers were sometimes to quick when passing families and couples during the “feeding rounds”, so that the monkeys just ran over them and didn’t really stay with them for a chance to make their own photo. We had the feeling that families with children had much more time with the monkeys and other people were basically “skipped” sometimes, such as us. Of course the animal keepers made a few very good pictures too, but sorry guys, 40$ for the whole set (they made 10 of us) or 10$ per picture is way too expensive. Apart from that a wonderful experience with the positive side effect of supporting the locals.

Easy. Fantastic, we have done many tours worldwide but this one topped them all! In a word Phenomenal!! Staff super friendly, food local cuisine couldn't be better, fun factor 150%. Provider super reliable, nothing more needs to be said!

Beautiful beach on the island of Saona, the natural pool is really a dream. The atmosphere on the catamaran was great, there were drinks (soft drinks and rum). The food was delicious and plentiful. Overall a great day! Great value for money!

Everything was very nice... they complied with all the punctual service, the food was good... and the best thing was the price... Saona Island was a dream!!!

Good quality and price ratio. Only the outward journey there took a long time and was a bit messy.