Day trip

From Punta Cana: Samana Full Day Trip by Bus and Boat

3.9 / 5

48 reviews

Activity provider: Tours S y S

From Punta Cana: Samana Full Day Trip by Bus and Boat

Activity provider: Tours S y S
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From US$ 169 per person

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Experience the Dominican Republic on a tour From Punta Cana to Samana. Ride horses to el Limon waterfall, visit Cayo Levantado, Bacardi island, a typical home, and enjoy a buffet-style meal.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Journey through the rural landscapes of the Dominican Republic
  • Savor organic fruits straight from the plantation
  • Travel by speedboat to Santa Bárbara de Samaná
  • Feast on a delicious Dominican-style buffet
  • Take a horseback ride to El Limon Waterfall
Full description

Benefit from hotel pickup in the areas of Punta Cana, Bavaro, Uvero Alto, and Bayahibe, and then experience the amazing countryside of the Dominican Republic from multiple perspectives. Journey along rural roads and get endless photo opportunities. Start with about an hour's drive along El Seybo Highway from Bavaro to Miches. Head to the dock to board a speedboat to Santa Bárbara de Samaná. On arrival, climb aboard a safari-style truck, and travel to El Limón. Visit an island house and sample native and organic fruits from the plantation. Continue to the majestic El Limón Waterfall with a short ride through the tropical forest by horse. Get a unique view of the crystal clear waters from the mountain before saying farewell to the horses and hiking alongside the river to take a refreshing dip in the waterfall. Replenish with a typical buffet-style meal at Rancho Tipico and enjoy a short rest before going back to the dock in Samaná.

Travel to Bacardi Island or Cayo Levantado by speedboat and bathe in the turquoise waters on arrival. Then, board your speedboat for one last trip to Miches, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Includes
  • Authorized tour guide in your requested language
  • Transportation by bus and safari-style truck
  • Speedboat to Santa Bárbara de Samaná and Bacardi Island or Cayo Levantado
  • Dominican buffet lunch
  • Chaise lounge at Cayo Levantado Beach
  • National drinks (open bar)
  • Horseback ride through the forest
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
  • Videos and Pictures (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or people with severe back problems
  • Use of a chaise lounge at Cayo Levantado Beach is included
  • Souvenirs and gratuities are not included
  • Videos and pictures are not included (available to purchase)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4/5

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Fantastic trip with lots to absorb, really well paced and feel like this day will be one to remember for many years. The guide offered valuable insights and we really felt like we got a taste of the Dominican lifestyle and culture. The sights were incredible, our Gopro stayed warm throughout the trip! Make sure that you leave some tips to the horseriding assistants, they work really hard! (and perhaps avoid making the mistake of bringing British pounds as they have never seen that before)...

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April 28, 2022

The transfer was great with no problems. Unfortunately, the whole trip took much longer than planned. We should have been back at the hotel by 7pm. Arrived at the hotel at 10pm. But that's because some tourists didn't keep to the times. The boat tour is great. The Bacardi Island is beautiful, just fantastic. The way to the waterfall is very slippery, you get rubber boots for that. You should definitely take socks with you, otherwise you have to buy a pair there for 3 USD. The horse ride was a nightmare, the poor horses keep slipping and if they are too slow they are whipped. The waterfall was beautiful, unfortunately you don't have enough time on site

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January 2, 2022

This day trip was great from start to finish. Easy meeting place for pick up. Our tour guide was Natanael. He was very knowledgeable about the area and was educated in Dominican History so he added that dimension to his information. Samana is a beautiful place.I really liked the panoramic views during the bus ride to Miches and had plenty of time to enjoy the boat ride to Cayo Levantado and Samana bay,the horseback ride to El Limon waterfalls and a delicious Dominican lunch. Very well organized and clean. This was one of the best excursions I have ever experienced. I would recommend this tour and tour operator.

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November 5, 2021

Product ID: 100394