Our 3 day Samana Peninsula tour from Santo Domingo takes you to the top nature destinations in the Peninsula of Samana. This marvelous tour takes you to amazing virgin beaches, spectacular waterfalls, breath taking caves, a vast mangrove forest, and some of the most amazing tropical rain forest in the Dominican Republic and the entire Caribbean. The contrast between picture perfect beaches and lush green mountains for a backdrop, have earned the peninsula the reputation for being one of the most beautiful spots in the region. Our Samaná package is an unforgettable experience for all of us who truly appreciate nature.
Package: Samaná Peninsula Tour *2 guest minimum
Duration of trip: 3 days, 2 nights
Visiting: Los Haitises National Park – Cayo Levantado Island – El Limon Waterfalls – Rincon Beach
Itinerary: Day 1: Travel to Samaná Peninsula, visit El Limon Waterfalls for the day, then stay the town of Santa Barbara de Samana for the night – Day 2:Visit to Rincon Beach and travel back to the town of Santa Barbara de Samana for the night Day 3: Visit Los Haitises National Park and Cayo Levantado Island, then drive 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
*Guides are fully trained in first aid response by the Red Cross
Pricing: Pricing begins at USD $850 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.
*Transportation: Packages include transportation to and from Santo Domingo, but other arrangements can be made. Transportation to airports is available for a small fee. See our vehicles
On this tour you will be visiting the following nature preserves:
Rincon Beach – “The definition of paradise”
Our journey takes us to several unforgettable spots, including Rincon Beach, one of the top three beaches in the world, according to Condé Nast Magazine. Rincon Bay was also recently inducted into the prestigious “World’s Most Beautiful Bays Club”. This amazing beach will take your breath away. The lack of hotels or businesses on the shore give it the feeling of being totally wild and beautiful. This is one place you will keep reliving in your mind for years to come.
Los Haitises National Park – “Lush tropical rainforest and wildlife preserve”
Los Haitises National Park is the largest nature preserve in the Dominican Republic. It is home to more than 100 species of birds, nearly 800 species of plants, and lots of exotic animals that live in the hills, mangrove swamps, and waterways of this immense wildlife sanctuary. Some of these being the Ridgeway’s Hawk, Hispaniola Parrot, the Solenodon (a species more than 60 million years old), Jutia, and the Antillean Manatee, just to name a few.
Our journey takes us across beautiful Samaná Bay by boat for a tour of the park, this is the best way to see first hand the largest mangrove forest in all the Caribbean. Around us, it is hard not to notice very peculiar land formations, or small compact hills known as the karstic system in geology. These are typical of the region, and are the result of 40 million years of geological upheavals. This type of terrain is only seen in a few other places on the planet. These limestone hills or “mogotes” contain hundreds of caves, and underground rivers, mostly unexplored by man.
We are surrounded with evidence of indigenous life, as we visit several immense caves containing hundreds of pictographs and petroglyphs depicting Pre-Columbian life on the island, these having been studied by scientist from around the globe. Most of them date back 1500 to 500 years and give us a clear picture of Taino Indian life before Columbus arrived on our shores.
El Limon Waterfalls – “The Caribbean’s finest”
No trip to Samaná or the Dominican Republic would be complete without visiting “Salto El Limón” or El Limón Waterfalls. Many say this is the most beautiful waterfall in all the Caribbean. Nestled deep within the mountains of the Samaná Mountain Range, the falls are surrounded by lush green tropical rain forest, and small cacao plantations which produce some of the world’s finest chocolate. Our day begins with a light hike or horseback ridealong the banks of the Limón River. Our route takes us to several other smaller waterfalls along the river, none as big but just as beautiful as the 130 foot high El Limón Waterfall. This is just one of the countless natural wonders that can be found in the Peninsula of Samaná.
***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.
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