Our 3 day southwestern Dominican Republic tour from Santo Domingo provides ecotourism at its finest, and is the perfect fit for travelers looking to get way off the beaten path. Our journey is designed for the true eco tourist, and is rich in culture, history, and natural beauty. Seaside, spectacular turquoise waters meet some of the most beautiful virgin beaches on the island. As we begin to move inland, we realize that we are surrounded by vast stretches of cactus filled desert, making this by far the islands driest region. We continue inland, the altitude rises rapidly as we enter the Sierra de Bahoruco Mountains which stretch across the lower Dominican Republic and Haiti. It is the proximity of these different environments which gives the area, by far, the richest biodiversity in the Caribbean.

Package: Explore the Deep South (Southern Coast of the Dominican Republic)   *2 guest minimum

Duration of trip: 3 days, 2 nights

Visiting: Lake Enriquillo National Park – Bahia de Las Aguilas Beach (Jaragua National Park) – Hoyo de Pelempito (Bahoruco National Park) – Los Patos Beach and Lagoon

Itinerary: Day 1: Travel, and visiting points of interest on route to Los Patos Beach and Lagoon and Sierra de Bahoruco National Park – Day 2: Bahia de Las Aguilas Beach and travel to Barahona- Day 3: Visit to Lake Enriquillo and Las Caritas Cave, then travel back to Santo Domingo

Package Includes: Fully bilingual, certified ecological and cultural  guides, All meals (Dominican style cuisine), Comfortable transportation*, Comfortable lodging at small hotels, Snacks, Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Pricing: Pricing begins at USD $875 per person for 2 person groups. The bigger the group, the more economical our per person prices. For larger group pricing, please contact us. *Kids age 10 and under travel free.

*Guides are fully trained in first aid response by the Red Cross

*Transportation: Packages include transportation to and from Santo Domingo. Transportation to and from airports is available for a small  fee. See our vehicles

Lake EnriquilloLargest lake and lowest point in the Caribbean

The region is rich in history, as is evident by visiting the many caves which used to serve as refuge thousands of years ago to the local Taino Indians. The story of their culture, life, and extinction can clearly be deciphered from the hundreds of drawings that surround these caves. Our journey takes us to the the largest lake in the Caribbean, Lago Enriquillo National Park. This immense body of saltwater is over a hundred feet below sea level, and is surrounded by mountains which surpass 6,000 ft, and serve as the perfect panoramic backdrop.  The American Crocodile, two varieties of iguana, and the pink flamingo are some of the most exotic protected species in the park.

Bahia de Las AguilasA beach like few others

Further south lie some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Our journey takes us to Bahia de las Aguilas, an immense strip of over 5 miles of untouched white sand coast line. The park is filled with exotic birds, reptiles, various types of mangroves, and is home to some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs. Those being only a few of the reasons why the park has been named patrimony to all mankind, and was declared part of the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Preserve by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), which we will be exploring on this journey.

Sierra de Bahoruco National ParkExplore one of the most ecologically diverse places on earth

No visit to the region would be complete with a visit to the nearby Sierra de Bahoruco Mountain range, which stretches across Haiti and the Dominican Republic, towering above the rest of the terrain with 8,000 foot tall peaks, and giving the region it’s one of a kind biodiversity. We head towards the main ranger station on a beautiful drive that takes us up through dry forest, rain forest, and finally a vast and pristine pine forest. The experience of exploring all of the regions different landscapes, wildlife, and vegetation will help you appreciate why this part of the planet is so vital to protect.

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