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Samaná: Los Haitises National Park & Cayo Levantado Island

1. Samaná: Los Haitises National Park & Cayo Levantado Island

Travel across stunning tropical waters and enjoy delicious Dominican delicacies on this beautiful tour. Contemplate the historic artworks of the Indigenous Taíno people found in caves located in the beautiful Los Haitises National Park. Begin at Samana port where you will then take a catamaran or boat to pass Samana Bay. Arrive at the Los Haitises National Park, and visit the gorgeous rock islands and learn about about interpretations of Indigenous Taíno paintings at Linea Cave. After departing the ancient cave, take a boat across the beautiful waters to visit a charming beach and the Cueva de la Larena Cave. Finish the tour of the cave with a toast and take the boat back to Cayo Levantado. Once you have returned, enjoy a traditional Dominican buffet and relax at Cayo Levantado Beach.

From Punta Cana: Los Haitises Trip with Montaña Redonda Tour

2. From Punta Cana: Los Haitises Trip with Montaña Redonda Tour

Los Haitises Day Trip We'll pick you up at your hotel in Punta Cana from 6:30 am onwards and set off for Los Haitises National Park, a unique karst landscape bathed by the waters of Samaná Bay. Upon arrival, we'll board a boat and sail along the Caño Hondo River towards San Lorenzo Bay, while looking out for tangles of red mangroves on the shore. In open water, we'll be able to spot rocky mogotes teeming with pelicans and fork-tailed flycatchers. The expedition continues to the Arena and Linea caves, which were once used by the Taíno indigenous people. Inside, we'll see these caves decorated with indigenous pictograms and petroglyphs. Our next stop will be the Caño Hondo Paradise Hotel, where we'll hop off the boat and see beautiful natural pools inside the hotel's grounds. You'll be able to have a refreshing dip in the Jivales River before having a traditional Dominican lunch, which we'll eat in this idyllic spot. With our energy back, we'll get into a jeep and head to the summit of Redonda mountain, which is nestled between two lagoons: Limón and Redonda. From the top, the views of the jungle will look like something out of a fairy tale. Finally, we'll return to the mainland and head back to Punta Cana, where we'll arrive at your hotel between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

Los Haitises National Park: Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

3. Los Haitises National Park: Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

Embark on a full-day trip from Samaná to Los Haitises National park, and explore the park's natural beauty. See the park's beautiful scenery, and look for a variety of species while you explore. Enjoy a typical Dominican lunch buffet on Cayo Levantado. Slalom by the many islets that form this amazing National Park. See the park's natural attractions, like the mangroves, and some of the park's various bird species like pelicans, herons, and the Ridgway's hawk. Take the time to see historic caves and spectacular scenery. Marvel at the caves, which have some of the highest numbers of indigenous petroglyphs and pictographs in the country. Travel to Cayo Levantado, also known as Bacardi Island, and enjoy the picturesque destination's warm beaches, and a buffet lunch of typical Dominican food.

Samana: Day Tour from Punta Cana by Airplane

4. Samana: Day Tour from Punta Cana by Airplane

Depart from Punta Cana Airport in the morning to Arroyo Barril Airport in Samana. Have transportation waiting for you when you arrive. Travel through thick vegetation to reach a small village, where you will visit a typical house to enjoy Dominican coffee and cacao. Continue your journey to a ranch in the town of El Limon, where you will get ready to meet the horses. Ride the horses to El Salto del Limon, which is a 170 foot (52m) waterfall. Enjoy a refreshing swim. After a delicious buffet lunch back at the ranch, continue your discovery of Samana as you visit Samana Bay, one of the most beautiful places in the Dominican Republic.  Board your boat and head towards Cayo Levantado, a spectacular island with white sand and clear water in the middle of the peninsula. After your visit to the island, head back to the airport and board your flight back to Punta Cana.

Puerto Plata: Day Trip to Cayo Arena Island by Speedboat

5. Puerto Plata: Day Trip to Cayo Arena Island by Speedboat

MYou will get on a speedboat that will take you to Isla Bonita-Cayo Arena, a journey full of adrenaline, sun, wind and adventure. On the island relax sunbathing in its crystal clear waters or snorkeling in its coral reefs with brightly colored tropical fish. On the way back we will visit the Monte Cristi National Park with its lush green mangroves, an abundance of wildlife and birds, you will learn about the wonders of nature. Once the journey is finished, we will enjoy a delicious typical lunch in Estero Hondo. Where you will have time to shop and bring souvenirs from the Dominican Republic. Itinerary: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

From Punta Cana: Samana Day Trip

6. From Punta Cana: Samana Day Trip

Samaná is a peninsula located on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. Full of incredible landscapes and pure nature, it is a member of the World's Most Beautiful Bays Club of UNESCO as well as having been classified as a World Eco-Tourism Paradise. Each year between the months of February and March over 3,500 humpback whales mate in the warm coastal waters just off of the coast of the peninsula. Your tour begins with a boat trip from Miches to the Bay of Samaná, accompanied by a beautiful view. After arriving to your location, you will embark on a horseback trek to the majestic 50-meter high Lemon waterfall, which contains a beautiful natural pool below and is surrounded by lush tropical forest. Following your waterfall tour, you will head on a city tour atop a safari truck through the city of Samaná. Discovered by the navigator Christopher Columbus in 1493, this was the point in which the first hostile meeting between Europeans and natives occurred. Following your city tour, you will sit down for a Dominican buffet lunch in a field restaurant, where you can indulge in a tasting of tropical fruits harvested in the area. After lunch, you will be taken in the safari truck back to the dock, after which you will head to Cayo Levantado or "Bacardi Island". After arriving at this 1-kilometer long island, you can enjoy some refreshing free time on its beautiful beaches complete with clear turquoise water. After this free time, you will be ferried back to the mainland before being dropped off back at your accommodation.

El Limon Waterfall & Bacardi Island Full-Day Adventure

7. El Limon Waterfall & Bacardi Island Full-Day Adventure

Begin your tour by taking the new road to the fishermen town of Miches, on one of the modern buses. Enjoy an hour road trip watching the countryside along the coast and the Anamuya range. Climb on board the Catamaran at Las Canitas. Visit Salto El Limon Waterfall and see the beautiful serene location. Take part in an unforgettable adventure that takes you to the peninsula where the mountains tower up 2,100 feet into the sky. Take a horse ride through the incredible lush vegetation, plants, coffee, cocoa and a variety of tropical fruits. The 30-minute ride uphill to the top of the waterfall gives a captivating vantage point over the surrounding countryside. Afterwards, enjoy lunch back at the ranch.  After lunch, your guide will take you to Cayo Levantado, a beautiful island in the middle of the blue and turquoise water. Take time off to relax and swim before riding back to Las Canitas at the end of the tour.   

Samaná: Catamaran Boat Tour with Snorkeling and Lunch

8. Samaná: Catamaran Boat Tour with Snorkeling and Lunch

On this excursion we go through the bay of Samaná, Departure from our private dock, sail to snorkel point 1 on the sunken ferry (1 hour), navigate to snorkel point 2 Cayo La Farola (1 hour), then let's have lunch at our private restaurant in Cayo Levantado, enjoy free time on the beach, Sail across the bay to return to the dock. On board we have: Snorkel equipment, life vests, open bar of rum, soft drinks, water, coconut, pineapple and Creole coconut bread.

From Puerto Plata: Cayo Arena Private Catamaran Trip & Lunch

9. 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.

From Punta Cana: Samaná, Cayo Levantado & El Limón Waterfall

10. From Punta Cana: Samaná, Cayo Levantado & El Limón Waterfall

Discover the Eastern Coastal Plain of the Dominican Republic on a guided day trip from Punta Cana, with hotel transfers included. Take a boat to Samana on your way to a ranch. Enjoy horseback riding, visit the Limón waterfalls, savor a Dominican lunch, and enjoy the sun at Cayo Levantado island. Depart from the different hotel zones in modern and comfortable buses. Board the boat at the Las Cañitas Pier, to head to Samana. There, the Safari-type Truck awaits us to make the tour of the Town, and continue through the Campos, until we reach the Rancho. Once at the Ranch, we ride a horse for about 40 minutes one way to visit La Cascada Limón. This waterfall is one of the most important falls in the Antilles and the Caribbean, both for the amount of water it has, as well as for its abrupt drop of 67 meters high. After about 40 minutes at the Cascada, we return to the Ranch and go to the Restaurant for the Typical Dominican Lunch. Finished at lunch, We go to Cayo Levantado or Isla Bacardí, to enjoy its white sands and crystal clear waters or simply sunbathe under its coconut trees. There you can also take a souvenir of the typical crafts of the area. After 1 hour and 30 minutes, we headed to Las Cañitas.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Amazing! The tour was well organized and the tour gide clearly stated what and when we gonna do what. The local food was tasty, the waterfall horse ride bumpy but the view talks for itself. Bacardi island - wow! Also pineapple picacolada was included. Tips for others: bring long socks for horse ride - they give you boots cuz the way down is messy. A downgrade was horse rider who all asked for tips stating that they dont get any money, which is weird and knowing this country it may be their way of just getting the extra cash, when we wanted to give a guy few dollars he asked to go under a bush so no one could see it.

It was a wonderful day. Very well organized. Food very good and traditional. Because of my pregnancy, we skipped riding and went to the waterfall instead. Personally, I also found it nicer. Riding is not my thing and that way you can experience nature much better. We got a guide for that too. The group only consisted of 6 people, which was very pleasant. We can only recommend the trip, you don't sit in the bus for hours and have more time for the attractions :)

Everything super well organized. There was a tropical storm on the scheduled date and they rearranged everything perfectly for another day. Friendly, efficient ... The theme of the horseback excursion is a bit seedy: there are at least 200 horses (really) and the waterfall is beautiful but there are so many people that it becomes horrible. I recommend reef jet to get around the island as it is fast and cheap.

For the most part we liked the excursion very much, but we have to say that the exit was obviously not that pleasant for the horses. We were very sorry afterwards. The fact that the companions begged for a tip very obtrusively when we left the room was rather ugly. Otherwise, the guide, the drive, the food, the pick-up and also the Barcadi island were very nice and we would say that the money was worth it.

Pretty unique your experience all the way around. From the Narcos style plane flight to the beauty of the waterfall, and with all the little touches that made this tour what it was, I’d highly recommend. Nanó did a great job.