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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: Ocean World Adventure Park Swim with Dolphins

2. Puerto Plata: Ocean World Adventure Park Swim with Dolphins

Swim up close and personal with 2 playful dolphins in this VIP adventure. Your experience begins with a brief lecture to learn about these wonderful sea creatures. Then hop on to receive a kiss, a hug and enjoy an amazing ride through the lagoon on top of a boogie board, amazing memories to last forever. During your visit snorkel in a coral reef aquarium, feed lovebirds and enjoy a handful of activities at no additional cost.

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

3. 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 two-person buggy. 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.

Puerto Plata: Cultural Experience Tour

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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: Half-Day Mountainside Horseback Riding

7. Puerto Plata: Half-Day Mountainside Horseback Riding

This half-day horseback excursion includes approximately 2 hours of riding throughout the mountain range just above Puerto Plata. Approximately 1000 ft above the city, there are breathtaking views over the Bay of Silver where, centuries ago, Columbus arrived by ship. Firstly, you will travel by safari truck to the old mountain road which slowly climbs up the mountains, dotted with small local farms and amber and larimar mines. There is also an abundance of coconut palms, sparkling rivers, and tropical flowers. Stepping off the truck, you'll find the horses saddled up ready to take you gently through lush green fields, river beds, and small streams. You will smell, feel, and be immersed in a natural setting outside of the fast pace of life in the big city. After the tour ends, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Puerto Plata: Wet and Wild Waterfall Adventure

8. Puerto Plata: Wet and Wild Waterfall Adventure

Your official guide will accompany you throughout your day, sharing information about the country with you and enhancing your tour. You'll begin by heading towards Imbert to Las Cascadas de Damajagua, a set of waterfalls which are unique and world-renowned for being some of the leading ecological attractions of the country. There you will have direct contact with nature as you descend one by one down the 12 "puddles of Damajagua". Each of these will provide a different adventure, as no puddle or waterfall is equal to another. As you arrive to the last puddle, you will enjoy a natural pool in the middle of nature. Following that, you will head to the zipline adventure to clip-in and follow your guide down 8 ACCT-certified ziplines. The ziplines consist of a total of more than 7,900 feet of double-galvanized steel cables. No experience is required, and contrary to many other zipline parks you are not involved in any active breaking, such as using gloves for stopping. You will be free to walk between the lines at your own pace, with instructors by your side.

Ride N Zip Adventure in Puerto Plata

9. Ride N Zip Adventure in Puerto Plata

After hotel pickup, it's just about a 15-minute drive in an air-conditioned van to travel from town to the Country World Ranch. After the meet and greet at the Country House Bar, you will get equipped for the ziplines. Also, a bottle of fresh drinking water will be attached to your harness to make sure you stay well hydrated during this adventure. After the safety briefing, it's time to feel the adrenaline on the 8 ACCT certified zip lines, with a total of more than 7,900 feet of galvanized, steel cable. The longest ride is 2,460 feet. No experience is required. Contrary to many other zip line parks you are not involved in any active braking, like using gloves for stopping. Between the lines, there are some walking distances. You determine your own speed and instructors will move at your pace.  Feel free to try the local fruits in season fresh from the tree. A natural juice will also be prepared to boost you with fresh energy. On a relaxing countryside horseback ride you can enjoy some breathtaking views. The horses are well-trained, fed and in the best of health. The horseback ride included in this package is meant to be for beginners and children as well. Sufficient time will be taken to provide full, basic riding instructions. With beginners and children, you will not gallop with the horses, if not requested otherwise. Depending on riding skills and experience, the right horse will be found for everybody. Now it's time for a delicious home-cooked lunch, before taking a walk through a tropical garden. The group will head back to the hotels or cruise port in the early afternoon.

Puerto Plata: Full-Day Rural Tour and Waterfall Safari

10. Puerto Plata: Full-Day Rural Tour and Waterfall Safari

Immerse yourself in the culture and daily life of the Dominican people on this all-encompassing day tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head for San Marcos, passing through rural communities and taking in the beautiful landscape as you drive. Along the way, see a typical Dominican patio at a country house full of domestic birds, visit a traditional plantation and stop to appreciate the impressive view of the Bay of Maimon.  Upon arrival at the community of Barrabas, learn how to make delicious pylon coffee and savor the rewards of your efforts with a sample afterwards. You'll also get the chance to visit a local public school and stop at an artisanal workshop to see how the locals make Taíno figures. Moving through the countryside, arrive at the municipality of Imbert and take the road to the Cascadas de Damajagua waterfalls.  Descend 12 of the 27 waterfalls one by one. Upon reaching the final waterfall, relax in a natural pool in the middle of the jungle before breaking for lunch. On the way back to your accommodation, travel through the Amber Cove Tourist Port and the Maimon district. Appreciate the small fishing villages, typical restaurants, and sugarcane plantations along the way.

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What people are saying about Puerto Plata

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 73 reviews

2 snorkeling / swimming stops at the beginning afterwards from Sosua to Puerto Plata / Ocean World harbor. Food / drinks on board included and ok, nice crew, great atmosphere. Also suitable for families with children (I recommend from 10/12 years).

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

Eric is great man, talkative and spending time with him was a pleasure. That’s a pity that due to climate change many of the water attractions could not be realized.

Great tour, good vibes we really enjoyed it. Good music, good vibes, lots of nice people. This tour is recommended. Thank you for this beautiful day.

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