Channel your inner Indiana Jones on an extraordinary Caribbean adventure that mixes archeology, caving, boat rides and exotic wildlife. Explore the ancient cave drawings of the Taino people, take a leisurely hike through the rainforest and enjoy a refreshing dip at a secret beach location. To finish things off, we’ll sit down together and enjoy a delicious lunch made up of traditional, local dishes. You will go home safe in the knowledge that, like Indy, you chose your tour wisely…
Your adventure begins as we board the local ferry boat that will escort us on a dazzling journey across the bay from Samana to Sabana de la Mar.
From here we’ll take a ride through the countryside. Your mode of transportation will depend on the number of people in your group. If there are less than 3 of you, we’ll take a motorcycle (locals call it a motoconcho), and for 4 persons or more we’ll hop in the back of a pickup truck as the locals do and enjoy the fresh breeze of the countryside on our faces as we go.
Once we arrive in Caño Hondo, on the outskirts of the National Park, we’ll jump on a traditional boat which will then take us through one of the largest mangrove forests on the island. This forest is a treasure trove of exotic wildlife and as we glide along your guide will chat to you about the environmental significance and importance of these wetlands.
Entering San Lorenzo bay, you will be blown away by the rock formations of Los Haitises National Park, considered to be one of the natural wonders of the Caribbean, comparable to Halong Bay in Vietnam and Viñales in Cuba. Our captain will lead the boat through small rock alleys that only a small boat can access.
We’ll visit the Sand Cave and stop to admire the striking speleothems and petroglyphs hand-carved by the aboriginals. We’ll also spend some time exploring the Line Cave with its countless Taino people pictographs. Here you’ll learn about the culture of the original inhabitants of the Dominican Republic.
Next up, we’ll take you to one of our favourite secluded beaches for a refreshing dip in the Caribbean Sea.
Then we’ll whisk you off for a delicious, traditional lunch at a local restaurant in Sabana de La Mar, a delightful old city full of history, which we’ll talk about over lunch.
After you’re feeling full and satisfied, it’s time to get back on the ferry for more exquisite views of the Bay as we head back to Samana, where your tour ends.
Your guide will be more than happy to help you find your way back to your accommodation. Don’t forget to ask for more tips of what else to see, do and eat during your stay in the Dominican Republic.
Dress standard: Please bring a hat or cap, sunglasses, bathing suit, towel, change of dry clothes.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
Dietary Notes: We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at email@example.com
Note that the food samples may vary from tour to tour depending on what is available that day
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Jose Uribe is Awesome! My husband and I booked three different tours with Jose and I never have written a review before. But, had... read moreMy husband and I booked three different tours with Jose and I never have written a review before. But, had to because not only did we enjoy the tour! Jose made this a very wonderful experience by his charming, personable, and informative personality. We highly recommend this tour!!!!! read less
It was just great! We had a super great day in Santo Domingo. We learned so much about the culture and customs in the... read moreWe had a super great day in Santo Domingo. We learned so much about the culture and customs in the Dominican Republic. Time flew by as we walked through the city. The food samples were also delicious! From first sight, we had a cordial relationship with our guide. He was just amazing! Thank you so much for this awesome tour! read less
Chocolate and rum! We went on a tweaked tour organised for our large group (split into smaller groups). We got a little history... read moreWe went on a tweaked tour organised for our large group (split into smaller groups). We got a little history (cathedral, 4D cinema telling a story of Santo Domingo, a little architecture knowledge, cathedral, etc), but my favourite parts were the chocolate/rum tasting (I got most of my gifts for home here) and the local food buffet at the end with local music. Our guides, Dealones and Pasqualle (sorry if the spelling is wrong on those) were friendly and knowledgable. read less
Very good tour that gives a real feel of the city and the little hidden corners It was an excellent tour with a very knowledgeable, friendly and experienced guide (Luis). The tour was so good that... read moreIt was an excellent tour with a very knowledgeable, friendly and experienced guide (Luis). The tour was so good that I decided to do another one for the evening. read less
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