Punta Cana
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Punta Cana: Dolphin Explorer Swims and Interactions

1. Punta Cana: Dolphin Explorer Swims and Interactions

Spend your time in the Caribbean swimming and interacting with dolphins in their natural habitat. Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience while learning about the conservation of terrestrial and marine biodiversity. All options of this interactive dolphin experience include interesting information about dolphins, their diet, care programs, as well as some tips on how to help save their natural habitat. Choose from the following options: Explorer Swim Hold hands with a dolphin and let it take you for a swim. Learn how to cue and watch as the dolphin leaps right over you. This program includes 50 minutes of water time with the dolphins. Excellence Swim Have an adrenaline-filled experience that was only up to now reserved for trainers. Get a personalized introduction to the dolphins that will swim with you. The trainers will coach and prepare you for the famous foot push where the dolphins will push you full speed across the ocean surface. This program includes 60 minutes of water time with the dolphins. Funtastic Dolphin Encounter Be greeted with a dolphin “pec shake” and experience the magic of a dolphin kiss. Learn facts about dolphin anatomy as well as useful tips on conservation. This program includes 40 minutes of water time with the dolphins.

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Punta Cana: Zip-Lining 12 Cables

2. Punta Cana: Zip-Lining 12 Cables

Fly through the air in a zip lining course in the Dominican Republic's lush tropical jungle! Visit the first zip-line course on the island. After a 45 minute drive onboard a safari truck transportation, you will be entering a whole new dimension of entertainment. Expert canopy guides will teach you all you need to know about the ride and the equipment. You will be transferred to the Welcome Center, where a safety briefing will be conducted until reaching the first platform, and then be ready to face the challenge: flying from one platform to another! The longest cable is 800 meters (about 2,600 feet) long, and hovers directly over a river for about 50 seconds! Your tour consists of 16 platforms and 12 Zip Lines, including the 2 longest lines in the Caribbean, stretched across the length of the lush Cordillera Septentrional mountain range. Let yourself zip from platform to platform and swing through the air with a bird’s eye view of the lush tropical mountain range.

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Punta Cana: Monkey Land Half-Day Safari

3. Punta Cana: Monkey Land Half-Day Safari

Visit the coconut house or “Casa del Coco” to learn how coconut oil is produced and taste exotic Caribbean fruits, roasted coffee, and cacao. Interact in close proximity with friendly squirrel monkeys for the next 45 minutes. These charming and intelligent monkeys have been trained by a Canadian couple with over 35 years of experience working with animals, including 12 years at the Toronto Zoo teaching monkeys how to interact with humans. The tour is based on 5 acres of beautiful land that monkeys have made their home. They will descend from the trees to sit on your shoulder and eat from your hands. They also love to pose for the cameras, especially for selfies.

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From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

4. From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

Depart from the areas of Punta Cana, Bávaro and Uvero Alto and travel by bus through the wonderful countryside of the Dominican Republic along rural roads. Discover magical locations that perfectly capture the most exquisite flora of the Caribbean. Journey along a new road that connects the area with the Bavarian town of Miches in just 1 hour. Marvel at the colors as you pass the towns of La Colonia and El Cedro en route. Arrive at the ranch in time for a tasty light breakfast snack. Then, go to a private dock to board a speedboat and set sail to look for humpback whales in their natural environment. Visit Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island) to experience a tropical paradise surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Marvel at the magical setting of turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Then, continue by boat to the dock where you will board a comfortable air-conditioned bus to the village of El Limon. Stop for a hearty buffet or Dominican lunch at Rancho Los Cocos.

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Punta Cana: Half-Day Hiking Tour of Anamuya Mountain

5. Punta Cana: Half-Day Hiking Tour of Anamuya Mountain

Take this unique opportunity to get away from the tourist sites of the area with a hike through the lush green coffee and cocoa plantations up the mountain of Anamuya. After a short ride over countryside roads, we arrive at a local village to start your walking and hiking tour. Allow your professional guide to adjust the pace according to your abilities, and stop here and there to discover interesting plants and wildlife the area plays host to. As you pass local farmland and cross small streams and rappels, take in the magnificent scenery and make your way up the hill. With a local birdwatching guide and a pair of binoculars, feel perfectly equipped to enjoy nature at its best. Enjoy refreshments and snacks along the way.

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Catalina Island Scuba Diving Tour from Punta Cana

6. Catalina Island Scuba Diving Tour from Punta Cana

After hotel pickup from your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel you will arrive at the marina for your 09:30 am departure. You will be welcomed aboard 'Paradise' by the team. The PADI certified dive team will go through your health and safety procedures and dive briefing, to ensure your experience is an unforgettable one.  After the overview you will leave the marina, setting a course for the east side of 'Catalina Island' to the first dive site known as 'The Wall' which caters to novice and expert divers. This dive site has depths from 5 meters (16 feet) to 40+ meters (131+ feet). Life jackets will be available to anyone who requires one. The dive team will be available if you require any help to prepare for your first dive.  Enjoy just under an hour of diving to discover the true beauty of the 'Wall'. You can expect clear turquoise waters, incredible visibility and an amazing underwater ecosystem. Things to look out for during your dive include vase sponge, sea fan coral, octopus, porcupine fish, moray eel, scorpion fish, southern stingray, blue parrot fish, lion fish, sea horse and more. The dive team will be available to help guide you through the underwater paradise. After 'The Wall' you will head to the second dive site, 'The Aquarium'. Enjoy just under an hour of diving to discover the true beauty of the 'Aquarium', which has depths from 8 meters (26 feet) to 12+ meters (39+ feet). Things to look out for during your dive include; vase sponge, tube worm, spiny lobster, sand star, frog fish, trumpet fish, barracuda, mackerel, tiger moray eel and more.  After scuba diving you will head to a private beach on Catalina Island where you will enjoy an incredible Dominican feast prepared by renowned local chef nicknamed 'Bobby'. You can expect to taste fresh lobster caught that morning (VIP package only), pork, chicken, salads, pasta and local fruits all prepared in a hygienic kitchen. After lunch relax in paradise. A range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments will be available as you relax and enjoy yourself on the beach. Snorkeling equipment will be available at the bar, so you can enjoy the amazing snorkel sites off the beach. The rest of the afternoon will be yours to relax, to listen to the waves breaking on the shore, to snorkel in the clear turquoise waters or to enjoy the open bar and the cool breeze looking over the ocean. After your time on the beach is complete you will head back to the marina. During the return trip you can enjoy light refreshments at the bar and music prepared by the entertainment team. At 4 pm you will arrive at the marina where a bus will be waiting to take you back to your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel.

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Punta Cana: Bavaro Runners Safari Tour

7. Punta Cana: Bavaro Runners Safari Tour

Embark on a fascinating journey into the Dominican Republic's wildlife and agriculture, discovering teeming jungles, bewitching turquoise seascapes, and more. Take a stroll through a lush sugarcane plantation to witness the traditional oxen-driven methods of plowing and grinding the crop. See how the plant transforms into juice and molasses before eventually becoming the finest Dominican rum. Visit the master craftsmen who roll the country's finest cigars from only the highest-quality, locally-harvested tobacco. Observe the intricate handiwork passed down through the generations, before stopping for a traditional buffet lunch, finished with delectable tropical fruits, freshly-brewed coffee, and pure cocoa.

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Punta Cana: Eco Park Safari Adventure

8. Punta Cana: Eco Park Safari Adventure

Get up-close and personal with a wide variety of domestic and exotic animals on a guided trip through an animal park.  Interact with your favorite farm friends and admire beautiful landscapes of pristine rivers and rolling hills covered with tropical vegetation and palm trees from a panoramic bus. Discover a scenic lookout platform with cultural information on the Nisibon area, the Maimon river, and the surrounding mountains. Visit an animal station with ostriches, emus, rabbits, and deer and learn all about these furry and feathered creatures as you interact with them.   Stop off at a cattle station and observe a milking demonstration. See goats, sheep, pigs and horses to round off your adventure.

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

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

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.

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Flintstones Buggy, Cave and Adventure in Bavaro

10. Flintstones Buggy, Cave and Adventure in Bavaro

This amazing tour starts at a conveniently located ranch in the heart of Bavaro. All passengers will receive instructions about the safety and operation of the vehicles. Guests will be driving their own automatic buggy, following the tour guide who will lead the group. The trail has a length of 10 kilometers and takes you through a variety of vegetation and rock/hill-formations. The trail goes straight through the countryside where you can see donkeys, cows, horses, sheep, pigs and many different types of birds. After about  25 minutes of driving, the first stop is at a typical Dominican Campo, and the local “colmado” (a small grocery store) where participants can taste some real Dominican coffee. Immerse yourself in the Dominican culture as you join locals from the countryside doing their daily shopping. Around 20 minutes later the tour will continue off-road and you'll be surrounded by simply breathtaking views. Travel past colorful houses and across the amazing landscape of banana plantations and farmland. This is the true Dominican Republic! The trail gets even more rough and wild, and there are some spectacular views of the "cliffs" that have been formed over millions of years. Then head to the “Cave of Fantasy”.  First, the group will enter the cave and walk almost to the end, through magnificent and huge illuminated stalactites and stalagmites. This is not a public cave so it is accessible only on this tour. It is a 100% authentic experience! In the cave feel the bumps and uneven surface of the path. There have been few changes made to the cave, which has maintained its authenticity and beauty. After exploring "Fantasy Cave", go up the stairs to Bedrock City, another group of caves located above the large cave, which is a rare combination. Why has it been named Bedrock City? Well, here you see the villa of Fred Flintstone, the garage with the Flintstone Mobile and much more. After around 35 minutes spent inside the cave, it will be time to go back. With the sun in your face and the wind in your hair, drive your open-air dune buggy back to the ranch. Here you will have the opportunity to buy pictures from the excursion and other souvenirs, or enjoy Dominican-style drinks at the bar.

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What people are saying about Punta Cana

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 169 reviews

A really great trip in a great setting. Our guide (Wilbert (?)) Knows how to inspire with his relaxed and personable manner. The guides on site are great too. I would book it again. 6-7 strong pictures for about 20 dollars are okay too. 5 Stars.

Top tour with the Guido Nacho and the driver Melo. Everything as in the description (except draft oxen), we also visited a well-known cathedral. A very nice day, thanks for the unforgettable trip!

Very good tour, unfortunately had to wait a long time for another bus, otherwise everything was great.

Its been my forever dream to swim and interact with a dolphin! Thanks for making it happen

Nice guide (Eddy) and driver. I recommend this activity. Fun family activity.