Highlights of the North

8 days / 7 nights
  • Damajagua Wasserfälle
  • Isla Paraiso
  • Katamaran Ausflug
  • Laguna Gri Gri
  • Santiago de los Caballeros
  • Zigarrenfabrik

8 days Highlights of the North Tour

Experience all important sights of the North of the Dominican Republic in this short trip. Try canyoning and waterfall climbing at the famous 27 waterfalls of Damajagua. Stroll the streets of Puerto Plata and Santiago de los Caballeros and immerse yourself in the Caribbean way of life.

Experienced tour guides are available to answer any questions and give you a profound insight into the country and its people. A tropical river boat tour takes you along the river Rio Sabaneta de Yasica all the way to La Boca, where the river flows into an unspoiled stretch of sea. You will take a trip to the Gri Gri Lagoon, known for its rich bird life and crystal clear waters. Finally, we take the boat through the mangrove forests to the secluded beach of Playa Caleton.

The absolute highlight of this trip is the excursion to the beautiful coral reef of Paradise Island, which is one of the best snorkeling destinations in the Caribbean.

  • English-speaking support
PICK-UP/FINAL STOP Airport Puerto Plata (POP)
SERVICES
7 x nights/breakfast
All transfers according to the program
1 x Welcome drink
1 x half-day city tour of Puerto Plata including lunch and soft drinks
1 x full-day excursion to Paradise Island  including lunch and soft drinks
1 x full-day excursion to the mountainous region in Santiago de los Caballeros including soft drinks
1 x half-day canyoning excursion to the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua including
lunch and soft drinks
1 x full-day excursion ‘tropical river boat trip’ including lunch and soft drinks
1 x full-day excursion to the Gri Gri Lagoon and the beaches of Playa Caleton and
Playa Grande
All taxes and fees
NOT INCLUDED
Private travel health insurance
Dinner (à la carte in the hotel possible) and drinks
Meals and drinks not mentioned
Tips and personal expenses
ACCOMMODATION
Charming Countryside Chalet, 4* boutique hotel (or similar)

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Day 1 – Arrival in Puerto Plata

Arrival at the airport in Puerto Plata, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Welcome drink. Rest of the day off.

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Day 2 – City tour of Puerto Plata and Playa Dorada

After breakfast, transfer to Puerto Plata with private driver and an English speaking tour guide.  Departure from the hotel at 09:00 am. Visits include: Parque Central, Cathedral, San Felipe Fortress, Amber Museum, Brugal Rum Factory, Pico Isabel de Torres with cable car ride and Malecon Beach Promenade.  A 3-course menu will be served in a restaurant directly on the main square. In the afternoon, transfer to the beach of Playa Dorada and time to swim and relax on the beach. Return to the hotel. The total duration of the tour is approx. 9 hours.

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Day 3 – Paradise Island

After breakfast, 2 hours drive to Punta Rucia with private driver. Departure from the hotel at 09:00 am. We will then head to the beautiful coral reef of Isla Paraíso, one of the best snorkeling opportunities in the Caribbean with a speedboat and an English speaking tour guide. Approx. 3 hours stay on the island, where fruits and various drinks are served for refreshment. Snorkel equipment is provided free of charge. At noon we return by speedboat through the mangrove forests to Punta Rucia, where a lunch buffet awaits the hungry guests. In the afternoon, time to swim and relax on the beach of Punta Rucia. Return to the hotel. The total duration of the tour is approx. 10 hours.

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Day 4 – Waterfalls of Damajagua and Playa Dorada

After breakfast, transfer to the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua with private driver. Departure from the hotel at 09:00 am. Arrival at the waterfalls around 10:00 am. The approx. 3-hour guided tour with an English speaking tour guide starts with a moderate hike of approx. 40 min to the top of the waterfalls, where the real fun begins. We jump, slide and swim our way back to the starting point. Jumps as high as 8 meters are possible. Don’t worry, all jumps can be avoided. At the end of this adventure we are going to enjoy a delicious Dominican lunch buffet. In the afternoon, transfer to the beach of Playa Dorada and time to relax on the beach. Return to the hotel. The total duration of the tour is approx. 9 hours.

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Day 5 – Mountain region and Santiago de los Caballeros

After breakfast, full day excursion through the mountainous region of the north coast including Santiago with an English speaking tour guide. Departure from the hotel at 08:15 am. We are going to cross the coastal mountains twice on roads with beautiful views. We then stop at fruit stands and taste the fruits of the season, make photo stops at coffee plantations and visit a Dominican house. In the country’s second largest city, Santiago de los Caballeros, we are going to walk along Calle del Sol (shopping street) and visit a cigar factory. Cigar lovers can buy some of the best cigars in the world at moderate prices. On the way back we will go to a river – the “pool” of the local villagers. total duration of the tour is approx. 9 hours.

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Day 6 – Gri Gri Lagoon, Playa Caleton and Playa Grande

After breakfast, transfer with private driver to the Gri Gri Lagoon, famous for its rich birdlife and crystal clear waters. Departure from the hotel at 09:00 am. Finally we take the boat through the mangrove forests to the secluded beach of Playa Caleton, where a refreshing cooling in the sea awaits us. Continue to the picturesque beach of Playa Grande, one of the most beautiful beaches on the north coast. Various local specialities including fish and crawfish can be eaten here for lunch. Sufficient time for bathing and relaxing on the beach. Return to the hotel. The total duration of the tour is approx. 10 hours.

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Day 7 – Tropical river boat trip and Playa Cabarete

After breakfast, transfer to Islabon with an English speaking tour guide. Departure from the hotel at 09:00 am. First we visit a small petting zoo, where we are going to learn lots of interesting things about the biodiversity of the Dominican Republic. Afterwards we take a 45 min. boat trip along the river Rio Sabaneta de Yasica until we reach La Boca, where the river ends in an untouched part of the sea. It is possible to swim in the river or in the sea. For lunch, traditionally prepared dishes (grilled fish or chicken) await us in a rustic tree house restaurant. In the afternoon we return by boat to the starting point and then will later continue to the beach of Playa Cabarete, where we end the day with a few cocktails.  Return to the hotel. The total duration of the tour is approx. 9 hours.

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Day 8 – Transfer to the airport

Transfer to the airport and end of the trip. Extension or combination with other excursions is also possible.

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