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Santiago and Jarabacoa WaterfallsLocated on the eastern half of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic is separated from Haiti by high mountains.

The Dominican Republic may have the most diverse culture in the Caribbean.

You will find Spanish, French, African, Haitian and Native American influences.

The main tourism area in the Dominican Republic is Boca Chica.

Boca Chica is just minutes from Las America's International Airport and 30 minutes from Santo Domingo and, Juan Dolio. 

The currency in the Dominican Republic is the Dominican peso. The U.S. Dollar is readily accepted there.

If you want to snorkel with the whales or just watch them from a safe distance on a whale-watching cruise, the Dominican Republic is the place to visit.

They also offer cave diving, parasailing, fishing, waterskiing, windsurfing and the eternal favorite, banana rides.

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Dominican Republic Eco ToursEco Tour Barahona
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 During our excursions, within Dominican Biosphere Reserves Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo, you will explore the biggest biodiversity of the Dominican Republic.

You will visit lonely beaches, tropical forests, salty lakes, natural river pools and many other kind of natural treasures.

Because we work together with all the hotels of the Barahona's region (family hotels and ecological hotels), we are able to offer you all inclusive packages (hotels + tours), for any kind of budget, from your arrival in the airport and extending until your return.

Dominican Jeep SafariDominican Jeep Safari

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Traveling aboard an all-terrain truck you will discover the wide expanses of sugar cane fields and their workers who still preserve some of their ancestral traditions.

Go where the tour buses cannot as you enter the depths of the island exploring the unspoiled Dominican countryside. Ride through villages, lush green scenery and sugar cane fields as your friendly guide tells you about the history and culture of the island.

See how local fruits, coffee and sugar cane are grown and stop at a fruit orchard to sample some of the local produce.

Hotel pick-up is available from Bayahibe, Juan Dolio and La Romana area hotels

Departure Time: 8 am
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:00pm

Chavon River Boat SafariChavon River Boat Safari

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The Chavon River Boat Safari is a great combination of spectacular scenery, cruising and culture.

Enjoy the relaxing sounds of nature at its best as you cruise along the Chavon River as your local guide points out the native flora and fauna. Visit a local house where you have the opportunity to see how the Dominican people live and taste the local tropical fruits and rum. Experience the Dominican culture and mingle with the locals.

The Chavon River Boat Safari is a great tour for the family, exciting both the little and the big kids a like.

Departure Point: Hotel pickup is available from Bayahibe and La Romana area hotels

Departure Times: 8 am and 1 pm

Ocean World Dolphin SwimOcean World Dolphin Swim

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Find out why the dolphin swim is the most popular program at Ocean World. During your 30-minute encounter you'll dance, hug, pet and swim with the dolphins. Finishing with a spectacular dorsal fin tow, your dolphin encounter is assured to be the most memorable highlight of your Puerto Plata vacation.

Highlights
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Snorkel gear included
All entrance fees included
Family friendly
Conducted in English

Rarely do we get the chance to experience these intriguing mammals up close and personal. Bring the whole family for a fun packed educational day.

Your dolphin swim begins with an educational introduction presented by expert dolphin trainers. You'll learn fascinating facts about these amazing creatures and receive important safety instructions for your dolphin encounter - a must for a truly pleasurable experience.

All participants in the dolphin swim must wear life jackets (provided) to float freely on the surface, allowing the dolphins to come much closer. A maximum of 10 participants and two dolphins take part in each session, ensuring a truly personal encounter.

Other activities at Ocean World include

Snorkeling in the Tropical Reef Aquarium
Swimming in Tiger Grotto
Sea lion show, Dolphin Show, Shark Show and Bird Show
Rainforest and bird exhibits
Use of Dolphin Beach (beach lounge chairs included)

Tour departs from most Puerto Plata, Playa Dorada, Cofresi and Maimon hotels. A surcharge is charged for passengers transferring from Sosua, Cabarette, Rio San Juan, Bahia Principe, Playa Grande and Luperon (payable direct and only available on certain days).

Departure Time: Dolphin Swims operate on the hour, every hour, from 1 am until 5 pm (last program of the day)

White Water River Rafting on Yaque del North RiverWhite Water River Rafting on Yaque del North River

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Adrenaline lovers paradise! Here is your opportunity to experience pure adrenaline while in the Dominican Republic! Feel the thrill as you tackle the rapids of the Yaque del North River, admiring the mountainous scenery along the way. A Dominican style buffet lunch will be served to end an absolutely superb day.

Here is your chance to experience the thrill of white water rafting. Prepare for a pure adrenaline rush as you battle the waters of the Yaque del North River in the mountainous range of the island.

This is one of the most exhilarating adventures in the Dominican Republic.

Full tuition and safety equipment is provided prior to boarding the rafts. At the end of the river rafting experience, enjoy a sumptuous Dominican buffet lunch to settle the excitement.

Departure Point: Tour departs from most Puerto Plata hotels

Departure Time: 6:30 am, exact pick-up time will be advised at time of booking.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Dominican Outback SafariDominican Outback Safari

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Your professional guide will entertain you with knowledge and humor on an exciting excursion through the beautiful Dominican countryside to see how the locals live. Wave at the friendly children as you enter laid-back villages where native culture flourishes and time seems to have stood still. Aboard all-terrain trucks you will discover the wide expanses of sugar cane fields and the workers who still preserve some of their ancestral traditions.

Following a tasty buffet lunch washed down with a little bit of rum, you have the chance to boogie board in the waves or enjoy the solitude on a deserted beach (routes vary depending on local conditions on the day). Return to Puerto Plata with happy memories of the smiling children, stunning scenery and rich culture of the Dominican Republic.

Departure Point: Hotel pick-up is available from Puerto Plata hotels

Departure Time: 8 am
Return Details: Tour returns to original point of departure at approx. 4:30 pm

Santiago and Jarabacoa WaterfallsSantiago and Jarabacoa Waterfalls

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A day of history and beautiful scenery as you take in the sights and history of Santiago, the first capital of the Dominican Republic, followed by a visit to Jarabacoa Waterfalls.

In Santiago you will visit a cigar factory where you can see them being hand rolled, and also have the chance to buy at factory prices. Also visit a ceramic factory with the ceramic, faceless dolls produced making a great souvenir of your trip.

After lunch you will head through the picturesque Dominican Alps to Jarabacoa passing through spectacular scenery of green valleys and clear streams. The waterfalls at Jarabacoa will astound you with their natural beauty as you journey by foot or by horse to the tranquil area.

Departure Point: Hotel pick-up is available from Puerto Plata hotels and Playa Dorada

Departure Time: 7 am
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:30 pm

Dominican Republic Monster Truck SafariDominican Republic Monster Truck Safari

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Heads and shoulders above the rest -- join a unique tour of the Dominican Republic on an 8x8 Monster Truck Safari.

Go where the tour buses cannot as you enter the depths of the island exploring the unspoiled Dominican countryside. Traveling by 8x8 monster truck allows you to see breathtaking landscape while traveling along back country roads, crossing rivers, streams and sugar cane fields. Visit small colorful villages and see how the local people live, their typical homes and a school. For the coffee connoisseur, take some time to taste the locally brewed Dominican Coffee, one of the country's most famous products.

Arriving at a riverside location your Dominican buffet lunch awaits, drinks included. Relax and enjoy a swim in the refreshing waters of the river before heading back to your hotel with a whole new perspective on Dominican history and culture.

Highlights
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
Free drinks included
Lunch included
Conducted in English

Departure Point: Hotel pick-up is available from Punta Cana and Puerto Plata area hotels as well as Playa Dorada

Departure Time: 7 am
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:30 pm (Puerto Plata) / 7:30 pm (Punta Cana)

Tropical Storm Bavaro CruiseTropical Storm Bavaro Cruise

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Board the Tropical Storm to enjoy a slow and relaxing sail from Punta Cana, over the crystal clear aqua waters of the Caribbean, along the stunning, white sandy coastline of Bavaro. Start your day with a visit to the wreck of the Astron, a sunken freighter which lies in shallow water close to the shore. Here you can see large schools of blue fish, barracuda and yellowtail snapper.

Cruise to a natural swimming pool where you will have time to relax, swim or have fun on the biggest slide in Bavaro! Snorkeling equipment is available on board with instruction available for beginners if required. In the tranquil surroundings with nothing but the sound of the wind and waves in your ears, sit back and enjoy lunch onboard. Later you can enjoy a drink while swimming in waist deep water with a floating bar on hand.

Departure Point: Hotel pick-up is available from Punta Cana hotels

Departure Time: 8 am
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30 pm

Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island from Punta CanaCatamaran Cruise to Saona Island from Punta Cana

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Relax on the beach, enjoy the crystalline waters or explore the tropical surrounds on a relaxing catamaran cruise to Saona Island. White sandy beaches, coconut palms, crystal clear turquoise waters and a special Dominican touch makes for an unforgettable day of relaxation during your Caribbean vacation.

Enjoy a lovely scenic bus ride to the dock where you'll board the catamaran and begin your journey. Spend your 3 hours of leisure on the island lounging on the sand, playing beach games, exploring the island or receiving an introduction to Merengue dancing.

Your first stop on the catamaran cruise will be for a cocktail at the amazing 'Natural Pool' lagoon, famous for its abundance of starfish. Continue to Saona Island by speed boat for a barbeque lunch served buffet-style under the shade of palm trees. The rest of the day is up to you - spend a couple hours of leisure on Saona Island swimming, playing volleyball, Merengue dancing or simply relaxing with a drink in hand.

On the return sailing voyage you'll be entertained by the musical crew as you enjoy the unlimited open bar.

Departure Point: Hotel pickup is available from most Punta Cana hotels

Departure Time: 7 am
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:30 pm

Country Adventure SafariCountry Adventure Safari

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Leave your Punta Cana hotel far, far behind as you head into the amazing Dominican countryside with a professional local guide.

Learn about the culture and history of this wonderful while enjoying the most beautiful regions of the Dominican Republic, where you will visit a typical country house and taste the local specialties at a local cafe. You will also have the chance to mingle with the locals at the next stop, at an elementary school 'La Seiba'.

The safari will then pass by sugar cane plantations to a visit at a cigar museum. After a scenic ride through the countryside you will arrive at a 'finca' where you will be able to see and sample fruits and plants such as vanilla, cafe (coffee), cacao and sweet lemon. After a true Dominican lunch consisting of many typical dishes, you have the option to take a fresh dip into the clear waters of the river located on the same 'finca', go horseback riding or just take a rest in one of the 'hamacas'.

On the return, you will visit a local store (colmados) where you will have the opportunity to shop for native products like rum or coffee at very attractive prices.

Departure Point: Hotel pickup is available from Punta Cana hotels

Departure Time: 7 am
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30 pm

Punta Cana Seaquarium Underwater AdventurePunta Cana Seaquarium Underwater Adventure

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Jacques Costeau, eat your heart out. Walk along the ocean floor and discover the amazing corals and tropical fish of the Caribbean. This is the easiest way to explore the underwater world, its as simple as walking and breathing.

On this Seaquarium Underwater Adventure you will discover a submarine wreck, reefs, sting rays, sharks and a great variety of colorful fishes. Imagine discovering all this without getting your hair wet, you can even do it with your prescription glasses on. Slip on the helmet, attach the air tube and you are ready to start exploring.

There is no easier way for you and your family to explore below the surface, and discover what lies beneath the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. A professional diver is on hand at all times to ensure your safety and comfort.

The Seaquarium Underwater Adventure is suitable for everyone aged 8 years and over. This is an easy and safe experience the whole family will love during your Dominican vacation.

Departure Point: Hotel pick-up is available from Punta Cana hotels

Departure Time: Departure times vary. Your departure time will be advised when you call to reconfirm your tour.

Renova Spa: Hot Indulgent Spa PackageRenova Spa: Hot Indulgent Spa Package

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Pamper yourself in the exquisite surroundings while vacationing in the Dominican Republic. Enjoy splendid comfort while your trained specialists uses innovative techniques to relax you.

Your hot indulgent spa package includes a purifying wrap, hot stone massage, spa manicure and pedicure.

At Renova Spa you'll find a wide range of services that can enhance your vacation in very special ways. Spa programs are designed to provide splendid comfort and relaxation through treatments, therapy and advanced body care. Let Renova Spa show you the innovative techniques that only a trained specialists can offer.

Hot Indulgent Package includes 150 minutes worth of treatments and these ars

Purifying Wrap - 50 minutes
Body wraps are an ancestral practice that provides pleasant sensations and a relaxing effect. This includes exfoliation, application of an elixir, mud application, head and face massage, shower, and body moisturizing massage.

Hot Stone Massage - 50 minutes
This new technique works by applying oils and hot stones on your body to help balance your energy centers thus leading to complete relaxation.

Spa Manicure and Pedicure - 50 minutes
Spa manicure will give your hands the image you want to project. The treatment consists of filing and shaping the nail edges, a light massage and softening with a moisturizing cream. All the instruments employed by our specialists are sterilized after every use.

Feet are one of the most important parts of the body since they support all of our weight. Unfortunately they are also one of the worst looked after parts. Give them the care they deserve.

Departure Points

Punta Cana
Grand Palladium Bavaro Resort and Spa
Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa and Casino
Grand Palladium Palace / The Royal Suites
Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort and Spa

Puerto Plata
Riu Bachata ClubHotel
Riu Mambo ClubHotel
Riu Merengue ClubHotel

Departure Times: Spa treatments are offered to meet your requirements, please specify your preferred time when booking

Bavaro Splash Speedboat RideBavaro Splash Speedboat Ride

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Experience an aquatic adventure as you drive your own speedboat on the turquoise sea of the Caribbean on a James Bond style adventure.

Fly across the waves as you drive your own mini two-seater speed boat - follow the leader along the beaches of Bavaro, with your journey ending at a snorkeling platform. Dive into the clear water to see underwater coral, fish and sea life of all colors. The snorkeling conditions here are excellent and all equipment is included. Expert instruction is available those who need it. Once back on the platform, soft drinks are provided to refresh you for the drive back to the beach.

The speedboat ride is supervised by professional guides at all times to ensure your safety and comfort, allowing you to relax and enjoy the thrill ride of your life.

Please note: Minimum age for the driver is 18 years.

Departure Point: Hotel pick-up is available from Punta Cana area hotels

Departure Time: Four departures per day between 8 am and 6:30 pm. You will be required to call the tour operator on arrival in Punta Cana to arrange your preferred time

Bavaro Afternoon CruiseBavaro Afternoon Cruise

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Nothing can match the magic of an afternoon spent cruising the Caribbean. As the day draws to an end, sail on the blue waters off Punta Cana with great views and cool breezes.

Start your afternoon with a cruise along the coastline with magnificent ocean views as you depart Punta Cana. Relax and enjoy the music with an assortment of snacks and drinks as the day winds to a close. Enjoy the romantic twilight as your cruise returns just before the sun sinks into the sea.

A perfect ending to another beautiful day in paradise.

Departs from the beach in front of the following hotels:

Riu Bambu Club Hotel
Riu Palace Macao Hotel
Riu Palace Punta Cana
Riu Naiboa
Riu Taino

If your hotel is not listed, a free shuttle is available within the Bavaro area.

Departure Times
Summer: 4:30 pm
Winter: 3:30 pm

Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:30 p.m.