On this small group tour, cocoa, chocolate, cheese and sugar cane are just a few of the things you'll come face to face with. You'll journey through the countryside to learn about Geo Geo cheese, then meet the locals in little villages and plantations for an insight into island culture. There'll also be lunch and a swim at a secret beach, too.We'll kick things off with a scenic journey towards Imbert, passing through lots of small communities such as Maimon, to arrive at an artisan cheese factory. See how local Geo Geo cheese is made, then continue your foray into Dominican produce at Las Lajas where you'll visit a coffee plantation and cocoa farm.After a taster of Dominican chocolate, there's more to try over a typical lunch. At Saballo, you'll see how sugar cane is produced, before a visit to a local's home in La Piragua where they make baskets and mats out of natural materials. We'll finish the day with a well-earned beach break at a hidden cove.
Set sail for Paradise Island aboard your very own private catamaran cruise. Expect nothing less than the very best on this trip to Cayo Arena. A VIP experience exclusively for you and your party, you'll spend the day lazing on white-sands, sipping drinks and dining on a sumptuous lunch of lobster or paella – even the snorkelling is five-star.
Carved out of limestone in a lush forest setting, Damajagua Waterfalls are one of the Dominican Republic's lesser-known treasures. On this small group tour, you'll fuel up for an adventure with a fruit and coffee tasting session at a country home, then jump, swim and slide down 12 natural waterslides at the thundering falls. A typical buffet lunch rounds off the action.Things kick off with a visit to the countryside community of San Marcos where you'll taste of locally-grown fruit and coffee in a family home. Then, get to know the island's all-important industries with a cigar-making demonstration and a visit to a wooden figurine factory where you can shop for souvenirs.Once you arrive at Damajagua Waterfalls, the adventure really begins. Slip through natural chutes and tunnels, jump into natural pools and conquer all 12 levels – each more daring the further you get. After the action comes to a close, there's a typical buffet lunch before returning to the resort.
Carved out of limestone in a lush forest setting, Damajagua Waterfalls are one of the Dominican Republic's lesser-known treasures. Fuel up for an adventure here with a fruit and coffee tasting session at a country home, then jump, swim and slide down 12 natural waterslides at the thundering falls. A typical buffet lunch rounds off the action.
Colonial Puerto Plata has plenty to see, so this whistle-stop tour lets you take in the highlights. And as it's a private experience exclusively for you and your party, you'll get even more from your guide on the history, heritage and culture of this Caribbean city.
With a name like Paradise Island, you'd only expect the best. So, a VIP experience is just what you'll get with this full day island tour to Cayo Arena. And it's all smooth sailing over in a luxury yacht. Then, once you reach its shores, you'll enjoy the best of the island without the crowds. You'll snorkel through crystal clear water with a guide to explore a myriad of tropical fish and live coral reefs, and venture into the island's lush mangroves. And to top it off, you'll also get to visit Ensenada Natural Pool before resting up over lunch.
A horseback riding experience with a difference, this trip takes you down the tracks and trails once used by the ancient Taino peoples – the Dominican Republic's indigenous inhabitants. Saddled up with a horse that suits your skills, you'll trot through tropical scenery, learn about Taino culture and cool off with a river swim, too.
A trip to La Isla Bonita is the ultimate desert island experience. Hop on a catamaran with slide at Punta Rucia and glide to Ensenada beach for a swim. Then it's on to Cayo Arena, dubbed ‘La Isla Bonita, for two hours of snorkelling and relaxation. It's absolutely tiny – barely space for a handful of huts. Next up is a sail through mangroves followed by lunch and a cigar factory visit.
There's a bit of everything on this tour – nature, adventure and an exotic jungle setting. You'll take on the natural slides of Damajagua Waterfalls then you'll have the option of a horseback ride or thrilling buggy tour. Alternatively, ramp it up a notch and go for both – it's up to you.Mother Nature carved out a series of pools and slides at Damajagua Waterfalls, which make for one spine-tingling descent. You'll slip and swim your way down 12 natural pools set in among lush jungle, and have time to float in the final pool to take it all in.Then, you'll dry off and head to a Dominican restaurant for lunch before a cigar factory tour in Saballo. Now for more action and adventure at Rancho Los Cacaos – you have the option of a 30-minute horseback ride through the countryside or an hour-and-fifteen-minute buggy drive along dirt roads in the hills. You can also enjoy both activities if you can't decide.
Puerto Plata packs a mighty punch. Get ready for an exciting excursion on horseback through some magnificent landscapes and local communities. Whether it's your first time on a horse or you're a hardened rider, you'll love it.Starting at your hotel, we'll make our way to the ranch and choose the right horses for all participants, depending on their past riding experience. Once in the stirrups, we'll kick off the tour in Sabana Grande, heading into the mountains to take in the impressive landscapes. We'll continue onto the community of Muñoz, where we'll stop at an authentic grocery store to enjoy a local experience and a refreshing drink.We'll then head back to the other side of the mountain to enjoy the diverse landscapes and taking the opportunity to pass through San Piñé before heading back to the hotels.
There's a lot to see in the colonial city of Puerto Plata, and this whistle-stop walking tour lets you experience the highlights. A museum dedicated to national heroes, a defensive fort and the pretty town centre are just a few of the attractions.
Try your hand at landing the catch of the day in the Atlantic. This sport-fishing cruise in Puerto Plata sees you set sail aboard a sleek yacht, looking for a bite. Tuna, swordfish and huge mahi mahi are just a few of the big game fish that might take the bait. And while you play the waiting game, enjoy snacks, drinks, and plenty of tanning time.
The north coast of the Dominican Republic will be the picture-perfect setting for this full day tour. After being picked up in Puerto Plata you'll head to Caleton Beach for snorkelling and swimming, then it's on to our next stop, the Dudu Cave. The tour continues at Playa Grande. Here you'll tuck into lunch, which includes lobster, chicken and fish with wine, and relax it off on the beach. Lastly, you'll walk along Gri Gri Lagoon, where you'll spot birds in the skies and all kinds of creatures in the mangroves before heading back to resort.
Zoom over to Paradise Island aboard your very own private speedboat cruise. Expect nothing less than the very best on this trip to Cayo Arena. A VIP experience exclusively for you and your party, you'll spend the day lazing on white-sands, sipping drinks and dining on a sumptuous lunch of lobster or paella – even the snorkelling is five-star.
The Dominican Republic is already many people's idea of paradise – this trip reaffirms it. On board you'll find an open bar, spacious decks to chill out on and lots of room on the comfortable nets. Dropping anchor at 3 Rocks Cove, a dip in the Caribbean and some snorkeling help cool things down whilst back on board, your crew serve up a tasty lunch. The rest of the afternoon sees you enjoy more time to relax, or take another chance to snorkel fish-filled coral reefs. And on your return, the holiday vibes keep going with music and entertainment, all the way back to port.
Cocoa, chocolate, cheese and sugar cane – these are just a few of the things you'll come face to face with on this full-day, culture-packed tour. You'll journey towards Imbert to learn about Geo Geo cheese, then pass through communities and plantations towards Teco Beach for a swim.We'll kick things off with a scenic journey towards Imbert, passing through lots of small communities such as Maimon, to arrive at an artisan cheese factory. See how local Geo Geo cheese is made, then continue your foray into Dominican produce at Las Lajas where you'll visit a coffee plantation and cocoa farm.After a taster of Dominican chocolate, there's more to try over a typical lunch. At La Piragua, you'll see how sugar cane is produced and visit a local's home where they make baskets and mats out of natural materials. A cigar factory tour will be next, followed by the fishing village of Maimon and a final swimming stop at Teco Beach.
One of the most beautiful attractions in the Dominican Republic is the Samana humpback whale sanctuary, their mating and calving grounds. Every year, up to 5,000 humpbacks return to Samana Bay and the surrounding waters to give birth and to mate. You'll hear the call of the males' courting song and see them flipping and breaching, vying for the attention of females. After whale spotting, you'll head to Samana harbour. Enjoy a panoramic city tour before lunch at Dadam restaurant. In the afternoon, sail to the shores of Cayo Levantado island, where you can cast away on the sands, take in the scenery or take a dip.
Ocean World is a must-visit in when in the Dominican Republic. One of the most advanced marine parks of its kind, it is home to sea lions, parrots and sharks among other species. You'll be able to witness shows with playful dolphins, funny sea lions and intelligent parrots – there are several each day. You can also visit the botanical garden with its rich bird life and if you want to relax, there's also a beach. And you can also snorkel in the Tropical Reef Aquarium, too. The park specialises in interactive programmes along with its dolphins, sharks and sea lions.
Paradise Island, or Cayo Arena, is just a hop, skip and a jump across the sea from Puerto Plata. To get to this paradise island right in the middle of the ocean, you'll bump across the waves by speedboat. Inviting pristine beaches with powder-soft sand and turquoise waters are your base for the day, and what a day it'll be. You'll snorkel through crystal clear water with a guide to explore a myriad of tropical fish and live coral reefs, and venture into the island's lush mangroves. And to top it off, you'll also get to visit Ensenada Natural Pool before resting up over lunch with drinks.