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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.

Samaná: Cayo Levantado Island Boat Trip with Buffet Lunch

2. Samaná: Cayo Levantado Island Boat Trip with Buffet Lunch

Our day passes are for anyone who wants to spend a day at one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. You are free to walk around, swimming, relaxing, chilling, playing volleyball, taking photos, snorkeling, enjoying the beach or just lying in shadow and taking a refreshing beverage (Piña Colada, Coco Loco, Cuba Libre etc.) Bacardi Island Beach Day Trip (Cayo Levantado)! Get your tickets and have lunch on the beach. Daily boat or catamaran transfer to Bacardi Island. Visit Samaná Bay and book this offer today.

Samaná: Catamaran Boat Tour with Snorkeling and Lunch

3. 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.

Las Terrenas: El Limón Waterfall Trekking Tour

4. Las Terrenas: El Limón Waterfall Trekking Tour

The trek is pretty easy and requires a basic fitness level. The trail is about 2 kilometers long, it goes up and down, but nothing too steep. The walk takes about 30 minutes, more if you stop often to take pictures. The views along the way are breath-taking, with lush hills and the sea on the horizon. Most of the path is shady, the trail winds through the jungle, and some cacao and coffee fields at the beginning. You have to cross the river a few times, it’s not deep, but it’s a good idea to pack slip-proof shoes that can get wet for the trek, especially if it has been raining as the path can get pretty muddy. Before reaching the waterfall, you’ll get a stunning view over the lush jungle, with the waterfall peeping from the trees. There, you’ll find a small local shop where you can buy snacks and drinks, as well as local items such as cacao and coffee. You can also try Mamajuana, a type of local rum infused with dozens of local herbs, some with medicinal properties. Just ask your guide about it! You can get under the waterfall to enjoy a strong massage or get a bit further under it to see the hidden caves. The water is just the perfect temperature to relax after the walk, with the pool shaded by the trees. Depending on rainfalls and the season you’re visiting, the amount of water coming out of the waterfall might not be the same, but you’ll always be able to swim in the pool.

From Punta Cana: Samana Day Trip

5. 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.

From Punta Cana: Samana Day Tour by Airplane

6. From Punta Cana: Samana Day Tour 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.

From Punta Cana: Cayo Levantado & El Limon Waterfall Tour

7. From Punta Cana: Cayo Levantado & El Limon Waterfall Tour

The waterfalls, Horse Riding, Hiking, and Safari Tour, Swimming at Natural Springs, lunch at Bacardi Island, and others fun activities are waiting for you. Departing Punta Cana on a bus, we will head to Samana Bay port. Once at the port, we will get onboard of a boat or Catamaran with local tour guides who will direct you to the community of Samana. In this community a Safari Tour will take you around teaching you about the history of this town. But this is not all, El Limon waterfall is next, here you will be able swim and hike or do horse riding. El Limon waterfall is a fantastic natural monument with a tropical forest and clear natural springs. On the way back to Samana we will have a stop at Bacardi Island where a lunch will be served and you are going to be able to swim in one of the most natural pools of Dominican Republic.

From Punta Cana: Samana & Miches Guided Day Tour with Lunch

8. From Punta Cana: Samana & Miches Guided Day Tour with Lunch

You’ll get to spend the entire day out on the water with all your needs met; breakfast, lunch, and all drinks are included. The crew will be on hand to answer any questions and provide engaging commentary as you explore the marine environment. Traditional Dominican breakfast included Buffet lunch Open bar and bottled water included Unlimited coffee Enjoy a morning of adventure and an afternoon of relaxation in Samaná, on a full-day guided bus tour from Punta Cana. A multilingual guide will accompany you throughout the tour to one of the most beautiful places in the Dominican Republic. Highlights include Samaná Bay, home to humpback whales (depending on the season); the secluded El Limón waterfall; the tropical island of Cayo Levantado; a ride; and a traditional Dominican lunch (rice, beans, meat, salad, fresh fruit, and coffee). Full-Day Samana Highlights Bus Tour from Punta Cana See Samaná Bay, Las Canitas Village, Limón Waterfall, and Cayo Levantado Authentic Dominican lunch included. Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off service

From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

9. 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. Take a horseback ride to El Limon Waterfall and stop for a hearty buffet or Dominican lunch at Rancho Los Cocos.

From Samaná: Baiguate Waterfall and Jarabacoa Buggy Tour

10. From Samaná: Baiguate Waterfall and Jarabacoa Buggy Tour

Join us and travel with a local expert from Jarabacoa and get the unique experience of visiting the best spots from the capital of ecotourism starting from Jarabacoa, this tour will take you around seeing the beautiful landscape of the largest mountain ranch of the Dominican Republic. As you drive around to the different locations you will feel the mountain air and enjoy the beauty of the countryside. We can get to the different locations for this tour. Buy your ticket online now and let’s have fun learning about Jarabacoa and Dominican Republic culture as you travel around to the best locations of the town. Jarabacoa is the city of the eternal spring break because of the weather and the second most important municipality from la Vega province. According to history, Jarabacoa means “place of much water”, On September 27, 1858, Jarabacoa began its life as a municipality, a category obtained after a career that came from the beginning of the 19th century. Travel with us and get to know more about the mountains, nature, culture, and people of the northern region of the Dominican Republic.

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What people are saying about Samaná

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4.2 / 5

based on 197 reviews

Everything as described, an experience to be redone for sure, the most interesting and stimulating part is certainly the first, the visit to the caves with the park. Perfect staff and organization, the guide spoke three languages, Spanish, English and French, super nice as well as the captain and his assistant ☺️ Plus point for the bottle of Brugal rum on board. Many thanks for the experience

We loved the experience. Two things we all agreed on: it would have been better to stay longer at the Caída Limón and skip the beach. Also, we would have appreciated to have a ballpark figure of how much tips to bring. And guides most be paid by the ranch in addition to tips

Very well organized tour, the guides were very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and everything was spotlessly clean.

nice trip, good organization, Alejandro our guide was great and knows his tour well! can totally recommend it!

Perfect tour. The crew was really kind and helpful. Totally worth the money