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Please present tour voucher to ground operator upon arrival to reconfirm your tour day and to confirm tour departure time and other details. You will have an opportunity to select a preferred tour date at time of booking; however , tours pre-purchased online are not pre-reserved for a specific date. Child rates, where applicable, will display at time of booking and vary according to age.
*** Rates below are subject to change, are for general information and may vary slightly by season and/or hotel selected. Exact prices will be provided at time of booking. ***

Coco Bongo Open Bar Weekend (min age 18)

 
Coco Bongo Open Bar Weekend (min age 18)Available from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Spend the night at Coco Bongo Show and Disco and experience one of Punta Cana’s best parties! Coco Bongo provides spectacular evening entertainment combining circus, theatre and nightclub elements. Watch jaw-dropping performances by dancers, acrobats and trapeze artists featuring popular movie scene re-enactments. After the show, grab a drink from the open bar and show off your moves on the dance floor!

Included: Air-conditioned round-trip bus transportation & open bar
Not Included: Photos, souvenirs & tips
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; hotel departures 10-10:30pm (hotel returns 4-4:30am) (subject to change)
Duration: Approx 5 hours (approx 6 hours total duration)
Operates: Fridays & Saturdays
Activity Level: Mild
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Recommendations/Notes: Cameras are not allowed (photos are available for purchase). Don't forget to bring money for tips, souvenirs or additional expenses. Participants must be 18+.

Coco Bongo Open Bar Weekday (min age 18)

 
Coco Bongo Open Bar Weekday (min age 18)Available from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Spend the night at Coco Bongo Show and Disco and experience one of Punta Cana’s best parties! Coco Bongo provides spectacular evening entertainment combining circus, theatre and nightclub elements. Watch jaw-dropping performances by dancers, acrobats and trapeze artists featuring popular movie scene re-enactments. After the show, grab a drink from the open bar and show off your moves on the dance floor!

Included: Air-conditioned round-trip bus transportation & open bar
Not Included: Photos, souvenirs & tips
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; hotel departures 10-10:30pm (hotel returns 4-4:30am) (subject to change)
Duration: Approx 5 hours (approx 6 hours total duration)
Operates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays
Activity Level: Mild
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Recommendations/Notes: Cameras are not allowed (photos are available for purchase). Don't forget to bring money for tips, souvenirs or additional expenses. Participants must be 18+.

Caribbean Pirates

 
Caribbean PiratesAvailable from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Set sail on a pirate cruise along the coast of Punta Cana. Hop on board the island’s largest pirate ship and head to your first stop, Shark Island. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and snorkel through a beautiful coral reef to observe friendly sharks and manta rays in this natural setting. Back on board, enjoy a cocktail from the open bar as the ship’s crew put on an entertaining pirate show with professional acrobats. Get a taste of the pirate life on this excursion through the Caribbean!

Included: Round-trip bus transportation, snorkel with sharks & stingrays, fiesta, snacks, fruit & open bar (soft drinks, beer, Mamajuana rum)
Not Included: Photo & video service, souvenirs, tips
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Duration: Approx 3 hours for activity (approx 4 hours total duration)
Operates: Monday to Friday
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear a swimsuit, sandals, sunglasses and biodegradable sunscreen. Don't forget to bring a towel, your camera and extra money for souvenirs or additional expenses. Children 0-12 can participate free when accompanied by an adult. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women.

Bayahibe Runners

 
Bayahibe RunnersAvailable from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Discover the culture of the Dominican Republic on this tour through Bayahibe! Visit a sugarcane plantation where you’ll learn about the Trapiche windmill that is used to convert sugarcane into delicious rum. You’ll also visit a local school and take a short horseback ride through the village before continuing your journey along the eastern mountain range of Bayahibe. Explore local colourful villages where you can taste homegrown coffee, cocoa and tropical fruits that the region is known for. Continue to the top of the Anamuya Mountains where you’ll break for a tasty lunch before learning how to roll a Dominican cigar. As you head back down the mountain, stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia, one of the most important colonial churches on the island.

Included: Official tour guide, beverages (bottled water, soft drinks, rum and beer), lunch (rice, beans, chicken, beef, spaghetti Pomodoro, cassava and sweet potato, salads, fruit and coffee - individual items subject to change).
Not Included: Souvenirs, tips & photos
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Duration Approx 6 hours for activity (approx 8 hours total duration)
Operates: Daily
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear comfortable clothing and sunscreen. Bring your camera, sunglasses and extra money for souvenirs. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women.

Dolphin Swim Adventure

 
Dolphin Swim AdventureAvailable from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Jump into the water and enjoy an unforgettable experience on this dolphin swim excursion! Your experience begins with an introduction from a professional trainer that will teach you all about dolphins before you get in the water. Once in the water, you’ll be greeted with dolphin hugs and kisses and a fantastic acrobatic display. After getting to know these incredible animals, take a ride through the water with the ”boogie push” trick (where you’ll be pushed by the dolphins as you ride a boogie board) or grab onto their fins and ride across the water with the “belly ride” trick!

Included: Round-trip transportation, orientation, interactive swim with one dolphin (40 min in the water), life jacket and use of lockers, dressing room and showers.
Not Included: Transportation for companions not participating in the dolphin activity, towels, photos, meals and beverages, souvenirs, tips.
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Duration: Approx 50 minutes (40 minutes in the water); total duration: approx 3.5 hours
Operates: Daily
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear comfortable clothes, sandals, swimsuit, sunglasses and a hat. Bring a towel and extra money for meals, beverages, photos, souvenirs or additional expenses. Wearing jewelry and accessories that can damage the dolphins' skin are prohibited, as is the use of sunscreen or any chemical that may affect their sight (lotions, perfumes, etc). Maximum 15 participants per group. Children under 12 years old must swim with a paying adult and will perform activities according to their strength level. Pregnant women cannot participate in this activity. The use of a life jacket is mandatory for all interactive programs.

Samana Discovery

 
Samana DiscoveryAvailable from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Explore the lush jungle and rugged landscapes on this eco-tour across beautiful Samana. Take a scenic bus ride to Miches Bay where you’ll board a charming catamaran and sail across the bay to Samana. Travel by safari truck to a beautiful tropical garden that’s home to more than 100 exotic plants and the stunning Zumbador waterfall where you can take a dip in its lagoon. Stop for a delicious Dominican lunch at a local restaurant as you enjoy panoramic views of the Bridge to Nowhere. Finally, board the catamaran to visit Cayo Levantado Island where you’ll lounge on the white-sand beach and wade in the warm, turquoise waters as your excursion comes to an end.

Included: Transportation, horseback riding tour, official tour guides, refreshments, access to National Park El Limon and waterfalls, lunch, boat ride, drinks in Cayo Levantado and city tour of Santa Barbara de Samana
Not Included: Souvenirs, photos or DVDs, tips
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Duration: Approx 10 hours for activity (approx 14 hours total duration)
Operates: Wednesdays & Sundays
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Bring towel, sunscreen (SPF 30+), camera, extra money for souvenirs. This activity is not recommended for pregnant women and is not suitable for people with mobility restrictions.

TOP 5 - Bavaro Splash Snuba Adventure - Two People in Speed Boat (min age 8)

 
TOP 5 - Bavaro Splash Snuba Adventure - Two People in Speed Boat (min age 8)Available from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Take a day trip through the waters off the coast of Bavaro Beach in stunning Punta Cana. Start your adventure by taking your very own speedboat over the waves, following your guide to the best location for snorkelling and snuba! The unique snuba activity combines the experience of scuba diving with the ease of snorkelling without the need for certification. Explore a beautiful coral reef, home to dozens of tropical marine species to observe on this adventure through the waters of Bavaro.

Tour Inclusions: Open-air round-trip transportation, catamaran cruise, water activities (speedboat, snorkel & Snuba), water and soft drinks
Not Included: Tips, souvenirs or photos
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Activity Duration: approx 2 hours for activities (approx 4 hours total duration)
Operates: Monday to Saturday
Activity Level: Active
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear beach clothing, swimsuit, sunglasses and a hat. Bring biodegradable sunscreen, towel, waterproof camera and cash for souvenirs, tips or additional expenses. This tour is for children 8 years old and older. The minimum age to drive boats is 18 years old.

TOP 5 - Bavaro Splash Snuba Adventure - Single Rider in Speed Boat

 
TOP 5 - Bavaro Splash Snuba Adventure - Single Rider in Speed BoatAvailable from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Take a day trip through the waters off the coast of Bavaro Beach in stunning Punta Cana. Start your adventure by taking your very own speedboat over the waves, following your guide to the best location for snorkelling and snuba! The unique snuba activity combines the experience of scuba diving with the ease of snorkelling without the need for certification. Explore a beautiful coral reef, home to dozens of tropical marine species to observe on this adventure through the waters of Bavaro.

Tour Inclusions: Open-air round-trip transportation, catamaran cruise, water activities (speedboat, snorkel & Snuba), water and soft drinks
Not Included: Tips, souvenirs or photos
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Activity Duration: approx 2 hours for activities (approx 4 hours total duration)
Operates: Monday to Saturday
Activity Level: Active
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear beach clothing, swimsuit, sunglasses and a hat. Bring biodegradable sunscreen, towel, waterproof camera and cash for souvenirs, tips or additional expenses. The minimum age to drive boats is 18 years old.

Catalina VIP Tour

 
Catalina VIP TourAvailable from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Visit the charming artist village of Altos de Chavon before snorkelling off the coast Catalina Island. Start your excursion by exploring the quaint village of Altos de Chavon and the beautiful Casa de Campo resort. Then, hop onto a Mississippi-style river boat and cruise down the scenic Chavon River before boarding a catamaran and sailing to Catalina Island, the jewel of the Caribbean. Drop anchor at one of the Caribbean’s best snorkelling sites and explore an underwater oasis filled with colourful marine life. Once you reach Catalina, soak up the sun on a white-sand beach and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch paired with your choice of white or red wine.

Tour Inclusions: Bus transportation, guide service, catamaran cruise, snorkel gear, buffet and beverages
Not Included: Photo & video service, souvenirs and tips
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Activity duration: Approx 6 hours for activities (approx 8 hours total duration)
Operates: Wednesdays & Saturdays
Activity Level: Mild
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations: Wear beach clothing, swimsuit, sandals, sunglasses and cap or hat. Bring towel, camera, biodegradable sunscreen and extra money for souvenirs, tips or additional expenses.

TOP 5 - Bayahibe Racing Buggy - Two People Per Buggy (min. age 8)

 
TOP 5 - Bayahibe Racing Buggy - Two People Per Buggy (min. age 8)Available from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Travel across the Bayahibe countryside on this off-road adventure on your very own dune buggy! Take your dune buggy down exotic trails, through beautiful landscapes and past winding rivers. Drive along back roads through sugarcane plantations on your way to the town of El Gato. In town, you can enjoy scenic views of the countryside on three ziplines, cool off with a dip in the Chavon River and kayak through the river’s crystal-clear waters.

Tour Inclusions: Guide service, helmet (mandatory), bottled water.
Not Included: Tour video & photos, souvenirs, coffee, cacao, cigars and other local products, and the following beverages at the "after tour bar:" sodas, sports, beverages, beer & rum.
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Duration: Approx 3 hours for activity (approx 4 hours total duration)
Operates: Monday, Wendesday, Friday
Activity Level: Active
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear a swimsuit, comfortable clothing and shoes (no flip flops), sunglasses, hat or cap (preferably with straps). Bring towel, biodogradable sunscreen, camera and cash for souvenirs, tips, beverages or additional expenses. Drivers must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license. Minimum age for buggy passengers is 8 years old. Not recommended for people in wheelchairs or those who have difficulties walking. Pregnant women and guests under the influence of alcohol are not allowed on the tour. Two people must book this option for double riders.

TOP 5 - Bayahibe Racing Buggy - Single Rider (min age 18)

 
TOP 5 - Bayahibe Racing Buggy - Single Rider (min age 18)Available from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Travel across the Bayahibe countryside on this off-road adventure on your very own dune buggy! Take your dune buggy down exotic trails, through beautiful landscapes and past winding rivers. Drive along back roads through sugarcane plantations on your way to the town of El Gato. In town, you can enjoy scenic views of the countryside on three ziplines, cool off with a dip in the Chavon River and kayak through the river’s crystal-clear waters.

Tour Inclusions: Guide service, helmet (mandatory), bottled water.
Not Included: Tour video & photos, souvenirs, coffee, cacao, cigars and other local products, and the following beverages at the "after tour bar:" sodas, sports, beverages, beer & rum.
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Duration: Approx 3 hours for activity (approx 4 hours total duration)
Operates: Monday, Wendesday, Friday
Activity Level: Active
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear a swimsuit, comfortable clothing and shoes (no flip flops), sunglasses, hat or cap (preferably with straps). Bring towel, biodogradable sunscreen, camera and cash for souvenirs, tips, beverages or additional expenses. Drivers must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license. Not recommended for people in wheelchairs or those who have difficulties walking. Pregnant women and guests under the influence of alcohol are not allowed on the tour.

Dolphin Encounter

 
Dolphin EncounterAvailable from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Interact with a dolphin on this once-in-a-lifetime excursion. You’ll be greeted with hugs and kisses from your new marine friend as you wade into the water with them. Learn all about dolphin behavior from the experienced trainer as you get to know this incredible animal.

Included: Round-trip transportation, guidance and interactive swim with dolphin (40 minutes), life jacket and access to lockers, dressing room, bathrooms and showers
Not Included: Transportation for companions, towels, photos, meals and beverages, souvenirs.
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Duration: Approx 40 minutes for activity (approx 2.5 hours total duration)
Operates: Daily
Activity Level: Mild
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear comfortable clothes, sandals, swimsuit, sunglasses and a hat. Bring a towel and extra money for meals, beverages, photos, souvenirs or additional expenses. Wearing jewelry and accessories that can damage the dolphin's skin is prohibited, as is the use of sunscreen or any chemical (lotions, perfumes, etc.) that may affect their sight. Maximum 15 participants per group. Children under 12 years old must swim with a paying adult and will perform activities according to their strength level. Pregnant women cannot participate. The use of a life jacket is mandatory for all interactive programs.

Dr. Fish - Ocean Spa (min age 18)

 
Dr. Fish - Ocean Spa (min age 18)Available from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Sail along the coast of Punta Cana and enjoy a range of pampering treatments with this unique spa at sea. Start your day with a relaxing fish pedicure, where tiny fish called Garra Ruffa will gently exfoliate your feet. You can choose from a variety of other spa treatments on board or try out the Pilates class. Cool off with a glass of natural fruit juice and enjoy a delicious meal of roasted chicken, couscous and tropical salad served with a chilled glass of white wine.

Included: Open-air transportation, activities on board (bio-Pilates, massages, detox, Dr. Fish and floating mattresses), beverages (fruit cocktails, natural juices & soda) and lunch (chicken couscous and tropical salad)
Not Included: Tips and photos
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Activity Duration: Approx. 3 hours for activity (approx 4 hours total duration)
Operates: Monday - Saturday
Activity Level: Mild
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Adults Only (18+). Wear beach clothing, swimsuit, sunglasses and cap or hat. Bring towel, biodegradable sunscreen, camera, and extra money for souvenirs, tips or additional expenses.

Catalina VIP Tour with Lobster

 
Catalina VIP Tour with LobsterAvailable from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Visit the charming artist village of Altos de Chavon before snorkelling off the coast Catalina Island. Start your excursion by exploring the quaint village of Altos de Chavon and the beautiful Casa de Campo resort. Then, hop onto a Mississippi-style river boat and cruise down the scenic Chavon River before boarding a catamaran and sailing to Catalina Island, the jewel of the Caribbean. Drop anchor at one of the Caribbean’s best snorkelling sites and explore an underwater oasis filled with colourful marine life. Once you reach Catalina, soak up the sun on a white-sand beach and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch paired with your choice of white or red wine.

Tour Inclusions: Bus transportation, guide service, catamaran cruise, snorkel gear, buffet and beverages
Not Included: Photo & video service, souvenirs and tips
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Activity Duration: Approx 6 hours for activity (approx 8 hours total duration)
Operates: Wednesdays & Saturdays
Activity Level: Mild
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear beach clothing, swimsuit, sandals, sunglasses and cap or hat. Bring towel, camera, biodegradable sunscreen and extra money for souvenirs, tips or additional expenses.

TOP 5 - Marinarium

 
TOP 5 - MarinariumAvailable from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Discover beautiful coral reefs and swim with nurse sharks and manta rays on this catamaran tour along the Bavaro coast. Hop on board a catamaran with an open bar and a crew serving tasty snacks as you travel along the pristine coast. Drop anchor at a beautiful coral reef and snorkel with nurse sharks and manta rays before heading to a pristine beach to enjoy a delicious lunch. Then, head to one of the Dominican’s natural gems, a sprawling natural pool where you can wade in the pool’s shallow waters with a refreshing beverage.

Included: Air-conditioned transportation, two-deck catamaran cruise with glass bottom, open bar & snacks on board and a visit to a natural pool with a floating bar
Not Included: Photos, souvenirs, tips
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Activity Duration: Approx 2 hours for activites (approx 4 hours total duration)
Operates: Daily
Activilty Level: Active
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations: Wear beach clothing, sandals, swimsuit, sunglasses and hat or cap. Bring towel, camera, biodegradable sunscreen and cash for additional expenses, souvenirs and tips. Not recommended for pregnant women or children under 2 years old.

Waterfall Socoa Adventure Half Day

 
Available from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Discover the beautiful Dominican landscapes, diverse plantations, towns and local people in one day! You'll take the road aboard a fun truck vehicle, to discover this wonderful earthly paradise and witness the beauty of the landscape surrounding the imposing Socoa Waterfall (almost 100 feet high), where you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing swim. Enter the deep forest near the Los Haitises National Park, where you'll be in full contact with nature. Here you'll observe the stunning scenery, exotic plants of the region, and coffee and cocoa plantations. You'll also pay visit to a local family, where you'll learn and may participate in the process of roasting and grinding coffee, and enjoy an aromatic cup of hot coffee local style! And finally you'll hike through the orchards and cacao trees.

Included: Transportation, tour guide, bottled water, entrance monuments.
Not Included: Photos, souvenirs, alcoholic drinks, lunch.
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Duration: Approx 4 hours for activity (approx 5 hours total duration)
Operates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear comfortable clothes, walking shoes, biodegradable sunscreen. Bring swimsuit, a towel and extra cash for additional expenses. Not recommended for pregnant women or those with mobility restrictions.

Zip Line Adventures (min age 6)

 
Zip Line Adventures (min age 6)Available from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Soar through the scenic Anamuya Mountain Range on the longest zipline circuit in the Caribbean. Enjoy picturesque views of jungle landscapes as you glide through the forest canopy on a 12-circuit zipline course. Throughout the course, you can admire the tropical flora and fauna from 18 different panoramic observation platforms.

Included: Equipment, instructor, 12 cable circuit, water and soft drinks, fruit, transportation.
Not Included: Photos, souvenirs, tips.
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby (times vary by hotel)
Duration: Approx 3 hours for activity (approx 4 hours total duration)
Operates: Monday-Sunday
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes or closed toed shoes. Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, camera, bottle of water, extra money for tips and souvenirs. Pregnant women or those that suffer from heart conditions/disability and/or mobility problems cannot take part in this tour. Minimum age to participate is 6 years old (children between 6-12 years might be accompanied by guides on the longest cables). Due to the safety equipment, maximum waist size is 44" and maximum weight is 250 lbs.

Catalina Snorkel

 
Catalina SnorkelAvailable from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Snorkel in turquoise waters and discover the underwater world off the coast of Catalina Island. Dive into crystal-clear waters and explore a beautiful coral reef that is home to an assortment of colourful tropical fish. Once you arrive on the island, you can stroll along white-sand shores, cool off in the sea or simply relax and soak up the sun before enjoying a delicious buffet-style lunch.

Included: Food, drinks, transportation, guide and snorkel equipment.
Not Included: Souvenirs, video, tips.
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Activity duration: approx 6 hours (approx 7 hours total duration)
Operates: Wednesdays & Saturdays
Activity Level: Mild
Recommendations/Notes: Wear swimwear, sandals. Bring sunscreen, a towel, camera and extra money for souvenirs.

TOP 5 - Santo Domingo City Tour (Full Day)

 
TOP 5 - Santo Domingo City Tour (Full Day)Available from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Explore the oldest city in the Americas on this tour of the Dominican capital city of Santo Domingo. Learn all about the fascinating history of the island’s Spanish colonization as you tour the Ciudad Colonial district, which is the oldest European-founded permanent settlement in the Americas. This fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site contains over 300 historic buildings and monuments that date back as far as 1496. You’ll follow a guide through the continent’s oldest palace, Alcázar de Colón, that belonged to Diego Columbus, the former Viceroy of the Americas and son of famed explorer Christopher Columbus. Then, explore the administrative capital for the Spanish empire with a visit to the 16th century fortress of Las Casas Reales. Afterwards, admire Santo Domingo’s lush greenery with a walk through Mirador del Este Park to visit the ancient limestone cavern of Los Tres Ojos. Inside this 50-foot open-air cave, you can admire relics and cave drawings from the original Taino inhabitants.

Included: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, lunch and beverages, tour guide and entrance to museums
Not Included: Souvenirs, tips and photos.
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Duration: Approx 4 hours (approx 9 hours total duration)
Operates: Wednesday
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes, sandals or sneakers. Bring a camera and cash for additional expenses. Shoulders and knees must be covered for some visits (Cathedral and National Monument); dress accordingly.

TOP 5 - Saona Island

 
TOP 5 - Saona IslandAvailable from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Cruise through the Caribbean Sea for a day trip to beautiful Saona Island! Board a catamaran or speedboat and sail through the sparkling waters to Saona Island. Savour a delicious lunch beneath the shade of a palm tree right on the beach. Splash through the turquoise waters, play volleyball, learn how to dance the merengue or simply soak up the sun on the white-sand shores of this island paradise.

Included: Round-trip air-conditioned transportation, catamaran cruise and speedboat ride, guide service, buffet with a variety of options (fish, chicken, pasta, pork, salads and fruits - items may vary) and BBQ, domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at the beach and three-hour stay at Saona Island
Not Included: Souvenirs, tips
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Activity duration: approx 7 hours (approx 8 hours total duration)
Operates: Daily
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear comfortable clothing, swimsuit, sunglasses and sandals or shoes that can bet wet, biodegradable sunscreen. Bring a bottle of water, a camera and cash for additional expenses. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women due to the speedboat ride. The sailing to and from the island may be speedboat/catamaran or catamaran/speedboat. Transfer time may be up to an hour each way based on hotel location, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.

Dolphin Royal Swim

 
Dolphin Royal SwimAvailable from La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels
Make memories that will last a lifetime on this excursion that will bring you face-to-face with a bottlenose dolphin! Learn all about dolphins from a knowledgeable trainer as you hop into the water to swim with them. After some fin shakes, hugs and kisses, you’ll have the chance to swim through the water with the popular ”foot push” trick.

Included: Round trip transportation by land, guidance and interactive swim with a dolphin, life jacket, acess to lockers, dressing room, bathrooms and shower.
Not Included: Transportation for companions (those not participating in the Dolphin Royal Swim), towels, photos, meals, beverages, souvenirs, tips.
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby; time varies by hotel.
Duration: Approx 50 minutes for activity (approx 2.5 hours total duration)
Operates: Daily
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear comfortable clothes, sandals, swimsuit, sunglasses and hat. Bring a towel and extra money for meals, beverages, souvenirs or additional expenses. Wearing jewelry or accessories that can damage the dolphins' skin is prohibited, as is the use of sunscreen or any chemical (lotions, perfumes, etc) that may affect their eyes. Maximum 15 participants per group. Children under age 12 must swim with a paying adult and will perform activities according to their strength level. Pregnant women cannot participate in this activity. The use of a life jacket is mandatory for all interactive programs.

Los Haitises from Juan Dolio

 
Los Haitises from Juan DolioAvailable from Juan Dolio Hotels Only
The journey begins at the Muelle de Caño Hondo, where a speedboat will take you across the majestic forest called Mangrove Swamps, part of the National Park Los Haitises. Caves, keys, mogotes, sanctuary of endemic birds, three ecosystems and marshes, make this ecological paradise the perfect place to become one with nature, take in all the beauty of the surroundings and of course to take lots of pictures. This ecological park contains large amounts of underground bodies of water, 100 to 150 rivers that cross each other, forming a mixture of fresh and salty water where crabs, oysters, carps, river shrimp, and even the manatee, or marine elephant, call it home. Its luxuriant vegetation is everywhere you turn, even surrounding the different caves formerly used by the Pirates of the Caribbean to hide their treasures. After this unforgettable journey, you will go towards the Paraiso Caño Hondo. In this earthly paradise you will enjoy an exquisite Dominican buffet-style lunch, but you will also be able to enjoy a terrific day and bathe as much as you would want in its natural waterfalls.

Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby (times vary by hotel)
Return Time/Location: Hotel lobby (times vary by hotel)
Duration: Approx. 12 hours total duration
Operates: Thursday
Tour Inclusions: Land transportation (buses with A/C); guide; sea transportation (boats); open bar (rum, water, sodas); lunch buffet.
Not Included: Video/photos, tips, souvenirs.
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Bring insect repellent, swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, your camera and cash for souvenirs or extras.

Saona Island from Juan Dolio (min age 2)

 
Saona Island from Juan Dolio (min age 2)Available from Juan Dolio Hotels Only
Your day starts with a scenic drive to the dock where you will board your boat to set sail and begin your adventure. The first stop will be for a cocktail at the amazing Natural Pool lagoon, famous for its abundance of starfish. Continue to the main highlight of the day, Saona Island, by speedboat for a barbeque lunch served buffet-style under the shade of palm trees right on the superb beach. What's next is up to you; swimming, volleyball, learn how to dance merengue or sit back and relax! For your return, you will board an impressive catamaran for a memorable sailing voyage complete with unlimited drinks.Your personal guides will be with you through the day and will be there to look after you and to make sure you have everything you need. This is undoubtedly the recipe for the best day of your vacation!

Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby (times vary by hotel)
Duration: Approx. 7 hours for activity (approx. 9 hours including transportation)
Operates: Daily
Tour Inclusions: Transportation from Juan Dolio hotels, catamaran cruise, speed boat cruise, buffet with a variety of options (fish, chicken, pasta, pork, salads and fruits - items may vary) and BBQ, drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic), professional guide.
Not Included: Gratuities
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: The sailing to and from the island may be speedboat/catamaran or catamaran/speedboat (the order may change). Not recommended for pregnant women or for children under 2 (due to speed boat cruise). We recommend you wear comfortable clothing, swimsuit, sunglasses and sandals or shoes that can get wet. Wear biodegradable sunscreen and bring your camera to capture some great shots. Added value: Free wi-fi service at the Island and exclusive beach club.

Santo Domingo City Tour - Half Day from Juan Dolio

 
Available from Juan Dolio Hotels Only
Explore the beauty and history of Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas! Walk along the cobblestone streets of Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone and explore historical sites like Colon’s Old House and Las Casas Reales, which was originally used as the Parliament building. Visit the first cathedral in the Americas and the Columbus Lighthouse before travelling down the oldest cobblestone street in the Americas, Calle de las Damas. Finish off your tour at Los Tres Ojos, a 50-foot, open-air limestone cave in Mirador del Este Park that is home to relics from the pre-Columbian natives that lived there.

Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby (times vary by hotel)
Duration: Approx. 4 hours (approx. 6 hours including transportation)
Operates: Wednesdays
Tour Inclusions: Transportation, tour guide, entrance fees for all visited sites
Not Included: Tips, photos, souvenirs.
Activity Level: Moderate
Notes: For some stops on the tour (Cathedral & National Monument), shoulders & knees must be covered by clothing, so please dress accordingly. We recommend you wear comfortable clothes, sunscreen, sun glasses, sandals or tennis shoes. Dont forget to bring your camera and extra money for personal expenses.

Santo Domingo City Tour - Full Day from Juan Dolio

 
Available from Juan Dolio Hotels Only
Explore the beauty and history of Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas! Walk along the cobblestone streets of Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone and explore historical sites like Colon’s Old House and Las Casas Reales, which was originally used as the Parliament building. Visit the first cathedral in the Americas and the Columbus Lighthouse before travelling down the oldest cobblestone street in the Americas, Calle de las Damas. Finish off your tour at Los Tres Ojos, a 50-foot, open-air limestone cave in Mirador del Este Park that is home to relics from the pre-Columbian natives that lived there.

Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby (times vary by hotel)
Duration: Approx 4 hours for activity (approx 9 hours total duration)
Operates: Wednesdays (subject to change)
Tour Inclusions: Transportation, lunch and beverages, tour guide, entrance to all visited sites.
Not Included: Tips, photos and souvenirs.
Activity Level: Moderate
Recommendations/Notes: For some stops on the tour, shoulders & knees must be covered by clothing, so please dress accordingly. We recommend you wear comfortable clothes, swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses, sandals or tennis shoes and a cap or hat. Bring your camera and extra money.

Cumayasa Canopy Tour from Juan Dolio (min age 5 for zip lines)

 
Cumayasa Canopy Tour from Juan Dolio (min age 5 for zip lines)Available from Juan Dolio Hotels Only
Get a bird’s eye view of the lush Dominican jungle on this zipline adventure! Fly through the sky on a 1.6 kilometre-long zipline circuit over dense jungle canopy and soak in panoramic views of the stunning landscape. Your ride ends at the edge of the beautiful Cumayasa River where you’ll get your adrenaline pumping at the Hanging Bridges suspended high above the ground.

Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby (times vary by hotel)
Duration: Approx. 2 hours for activity (approx 4 hours including transportation)
Operates: Daily
Tour Inclusions: Transportation, guide, bottled water, canopy tour, hanging bridges.
Not Included: Video, photos, tips.
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear comfortable clothes, sunscreen, hat or cap and bring extra money for additional expenses. Photographic cameras as not allowed during the canopy activity. Minimum age to participate in the canopy activity is 5 years old due to safety restrictions. Maximum weight: 260 lbs.

Waterfall Socoa Adventure Half Day from Juan Dolio

 
Available from Juan Dolio Hotels Only
Discover the beautiful Dominican landscapes, diverse plantations, towns and local people in one day! You'll take to the road aboard a fun truck vehicle, to discover this wonderful earthly paradise and witness the beauty of the landscape surrounding the imposing Socoa Waterfall. The waterfall, over 30 meters high, will give you the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing swim. You'll continue on, entering the deep forest near the Los Haitises National Park, where you'll be in full contact with nature. Here you'll observe the stunning scenery, exotic plants of the region, and coffee and cocoa plantations. You'll also pay visit to a local family, where you'll learn and may participate in the process of roasting and grinding coffee, and enjoy an aromatic cup of hot coffee local style! Finally you'll hike through the orchards and cacao trees before ending your tour.

Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby (times vary by hotel)
Duration: Approx. 4 hours for activity (approx 5 hours including transportation)
Operates: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Tour Inclusions: Transportation, guide, bottled water, entrance to monuments.
Not Included: Photos, souvenirs, lunch, alcoholic beverages, tips.
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear comfortable clothes, walking shoes, biodegradable sunscreen. Bring swimsuit, a towel and extra cash for additional expenses. Not recommended for pregnant women or those with mobility restrictions.

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