Our Rio Blanco rain forest and organic coffee plantation tour from Santo Domingo is a coffee, nature, and sustainability lover’s dream. The spectacular natural beauty of this little known mountainous region of the country is spectacular. Filled with 500-year-old trees, countless streams and rivers, breathtaking panoramic mountain views, and a stunning array of plant and animal life, the area truly is a hidden gem.
Located in the foothills of the Caribbean’s tallest mountain range, Rio Blanco is also one of the poorest rural communities in the DR. However, here we can see first hand a community working together to preserve, and sustainably coexist, with the rain forest. Our tour takes you to an organic coffee plantation started by several international organizations, where the purpose was to show the locals how they can both benefit from and preserve the ecology around them.
Our visit includes a hike through the very heart of the forest, where we can see and enjoy first hand the beautiful vegetation, and swim in a pristine river, and see one of the tallest waterfalls in the Caribbean, Salto del Rodeo. Truly a very special and unforgettable place for any nature lover looking to get very much off the beaten path.
(Approximately 2 hours from Santo Domingo)
FULL DAY NATURE TOUR (Approximately 9 hour tour)
Nature Tour Includes:
-Experienced, English-speaking nature guides
-Transportation in comfortable private vehicle to and from Santo Domingo
-Park entrance fees
-Visit and tour of Rio Blanco Ecological Community Project and Organic Coffee Plantation
-30 minute light hike through the heart of the rain forest
-Visit to El Rodeo Waterfall
-Visit and free time for swimming at the beautiful Blanco River
-Delicious Dominican style lunch prepared by the community
-Refreshments and snacks: Water, Juice, Cookies
Private Tour Pricing from Santo Domingo:
*Kids age 10 and under travel free. (2 adult minimum)
2 person private tour: USD $170 per person
3 person private tour: USD $130 per person
4 person private tour: USD $110 per person
5 person private tour: USD $100 per person
6 person private tour: USD $90 per person
7 person private tour: USD $85 per person
8 or more person private tour: Contact us
*Tour begins at 7:30 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, in order to guarantee your well being, we are committed to the best health practices possible. Beyond our always present philosophy of small private tours which take you away from the crowds and off the beaten path, be assured that social distancing from other groups will be practiced. Team members will regularly have their temperatures taken and must wear face coverings during 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 25% reservation deposit, or a credit towards a future tour date. Cancellations made within the 5 days prior to a tour will receive a credit of their deposit for a future tour date.