One of our customer favorites, this tour takes you to some of our favorite off the beaten path places and allows you to experience first hand the amazing natural beauty and diversity found all over the Dominican Republic and spend a peaceful night in the beautiful coastal town of Punta Rucia.
Day 1 takes us to explore the natural wonders of the pristine Jima river. The Jima Waterfalls are located in the outskirts of the city of Bonao, about an hour from the city of Santo Domingo, and right at the foot of the Caribbean’s tallest mountain range. We embark on a soft hike through a nature trail that takes us through the heart of the rain forest, along the trail lie many natural pools, all perfect for taking a relaxing swim before reaching our final destination, a magnificent 50 foot tall waterfall.
We continue on our way and head north for the small fishing village of Punta Rucia, one of our favorite communities and best kept secrets in all the Caribbean. This spectacular region is one of the most pristine and undeveloped parts of the Dominican Republic. Some of our best preserved reefs, and one the largest mangrove forests in the Antilles can be found in the outskirts of this small town. Here we spend a relaxing night far away from civilization.
The next day we take a 20 minute boat ride from coast, and we take you to the tiny island of “Cayo Arena” where you can spend a few hours enjoying the spectacular beach there and snorkeling through a wide array spectacular coral reef. This is a place that can be truly be described as paradise. After spending a good part of the day here, we enjoy a delicious typical Dominican lunch in the village before heading back to Santo Domingo. This will undoubtedly be 2 days of biodiversity and natural beauty you will never forget.
(Farthest destination is approximately 3.5 hours from Santo Domingo)
Nature Tour Includes:
-Experienced, English speaking nature guides
-Transportation in comfortable private vehicle
-Comfortable hotel accommodations in Punta Rucia
-All meals (typical Dominican style food)
-Jima Waterfalls entrance fees
-Free time in Jima Waterfalls
-Park entrance fees
-Transportation by boat to Cayo Arena island (20 min. ride)
-Free time at Cayo Arena island
-Full snorkel gear rental
-Visit to the second largest mangrove forest in the Caribbean
-Visit and leisure time at Punta Rucia Beach
-Refreshments and snacks: Water, Juice, Cookies
Private Tour Pricing from Santo Domingo:
*Kids age 12 and under travel free . (2 adult minimum)
2 person private tour: USD $450 per person
3 person private tour: USD $350 per person
4 person private tour: USD $300 per person
5 person private tour: USD $275 per person
6 person private tour: USD $250 per person
Larger groups: Contact us
*Tour begins at 8:00 AM, from anywhere you choose in Santo Domingo
*People of all ages can participate, difficulty level of 1 (easy)
***SPECIAL COVID MEASURES: Our guides are fully vaccinated and we are committed to the best health practices possible. Beyond our always present philosophy of small private tours which take our clients away from the crowds and off the beaten path, be assured that social distancing from other tour groups will be practiced. Team members will regularly have their temperatures taken and must wear face coverings throughout the duration of your tour. Also, our vehicles are thoroughly sanitized before and after every tour. If needed, tours may be cancelled up to 5 days before your tour date for a full refund of your reservation deposit, or a credit towards a future tour date.