Nature Lovers

15 days / 14 nights
  • Riverboat tour
  • Playa Bonita
  • Playa Cabrete
  • reiten domrep
  • dschungeltrekking dominikanische republik
  • 27 Wasserfälle von Damajagua
  • Playa Caletón
  • Playa Sosua
  • Paradise Island
  • Katamaran Ausflug
  • Isla Paraiso
  • Dschungeltrekking
  • Lagune Gri-Gri
  • Playa Grande

15 days nature lover tour

Experience all the natural beauties of the north on this trip. 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.

Adventure at the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua and jeep safari

Try canyoning at the famous 27 waterfalls of Damajagua and ride along a lonely sandy beach with experienced horses. By speedboat, you will reach the beautiful coral reef of Isla Paraíso, one of the best snorkeling areas in the Caribbean. On a jeep safari, you will drive with an open truck through the undeveloped outback. You will make short stops to taste the different fruits of the season and to enjoy the wonderful view of the untouched nature. In the middle of the jungle, you are going to reach a waterfall, which is considered an insider tip among locals.

A unique opportunity for nature lovers to discover the north!

  • English-speaking support
PICKUP/FINAL STOP Airport Puerto Plata (POP)
SERVICES
14 nights/breakfast
All transfers according to the program
1 x welcome drink
Transfers to the beach
1 x half-day city tour of Puerto Plata including lunch and entrance fees
1 x full-day excursion to Isla Paraíso in Punta Rucia including lunch and soft drinks
1 x full-day jeep safari to the outback including lunch and soft drinks
1 x half-day tropical river boat tour including lunch and soft drinks
1 x half-day jungle trekking including soft drinks
1 x full-day excursion to the Gri Gri Lagoon and the beaches of Playa Caleton and Playa Grande including soft drinks
1 x half-day canyoning excursion to the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua including lunch and soft drinks
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 – Beach day

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Day 3 – Tropical river boat tour 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 4 – 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 5 – 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 6 – Beach day / Optional: Riding excursion “Villages and Beach” and Playa Sosua

Optional: After breakfast, departure from the hotel at 08:00 am and approx. 50 min transfer with private driver to the Rancho el Contento horse ranch. The riding excursion with an English speaking riding instructor is ideal for beginners and leads through typical Dominican villages to a natural sandy beach. Riding along the beach to the mouth of the river La Boca. Afterwards short break with refreshments and return ride to the ranch. In the afternoon, transfer to the beach of Playa Sosua 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 7 – 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 8 – Jungle trekking

After breakfast, half day excursion to jungle trekking with an English speaking tour guide. Departure from the hotel at 08:30 am. We are going to hike through rivers, dense subtropical vegetation and off the beaten track to various waterfalls in the middle of the jungle. Below the waterfalls you will be able to swim in crystal clear blue lagoons. This trip is exhausting, wet and dirty but worthwhile. Return to the hotel. The total duration of the tour is approx. 4 hours.

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Day 9 – Beach day / Optional: Mountain region and Santiago de los Caballeros

Optional: 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 10 – 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 11 – Beach day

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Day 12 – Jeep Safari to the outback

After breakfast, full day jeep safari with an English speaking tour guide. Departure from the hotel at 08:00 am. On today’s excursion we are going to drive with an open truck through the touristically undeveloped outback. We make short stops to taste different fruits of the season and to enjoy the wonderful view of the untouched nature. Afterwards we drive to a waterfall in the middle of the jungle, which is still an insider tip among locals. There we can swim in the lagoon and let the waterfall splash on our heads. A traditional lunch with a local family rounds off this excursion. There will be a lot of first-hand information about the country and its people. Return to the hotel. The total duration of the tour is approx. 7 hours.

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Day 13 – Beach day / Optional: Samaná Peninsula

Optional: After breakfast, transfer to Samaná with an English speaking tour guide. Departure from the hotel at 07:15 am. You can expect fantastic views of Caribbean bays and contact with the people in the fishing village. As a first highlight we are going to take an informative walk through an orchard and taste the local fruits fresh from the tree. Afterwards we visit a romantic fishing village where we visit a typical village shop. On the peninsula Samaná we cross a fantastic mountain landscape with beautiful views of the bay of Samaná. In Las Terrenas, where the jungle meets the beach (Playa Bonita), the trip ends. Lunch is served in a cultivated restaurant. After dinner you will have time to bathe or discover the surroundings. On the way back to the hotel we stop at two beaches. The total duration of the tour is approx. 12 hours.

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Day 14 – Beach day 

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Day 15 – Transfer to the airport

Transfer to Puerto Plata airport and end of the trip. An extension is possible.

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