SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Damajagua's Waterfalls & Buggies

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Duration 6 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Race through the countryside in an all-terrain vehicle and enjoy a cool mountain stream and its tumbling cascades. The Damajagua River is the waterfalls’ source and the setting couldn’t be more beautiful. After hiking through the jungle, you will arrive at a series of cascades that comprise this natural wonder. You will be free to swim in the numerous mountain pools, slide down cascades with slick rock chutes and even jump off some of the waterfalls into the refreshing water below. This area is only accessible on foot, which limits the number of other adventurers. The adrenaline rush will continue once you ease into an ATV and tear off into jungle. You can take the wheel or ride in the passenger seat. Either way, it will be exhilarating, especially if it’s been raining because the mud will be flying. Although you will be mostly off road, you will stop in a village to interact with the locals.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Enjoy a refreshing swim in the pools below the Damajagua waterfalls
    • Slide down the slick chutes that the cascades have carved into the rocks.
    • Marvel at the secluded pristine setting, which can only be reached on foot.
    • Race through the countryside in an open-air ATV built for adventure.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Bring a swimsuit and towel.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age to participate on the tour, but 16 years of age to drive the buggy. Driver and passenger will have an opportunity to switch positions during the tour so both guests can drive the buggy. Valid driver’s license must be presented to drive the vehicle. 2 & 4 Passenger Polaris vehicles available.
    • Adult from: $189.00 USD
    • Child from: $169.00 USD
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Age
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    Damajagua's Waterfall Triple Adventure

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Duration 7 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Prepare for three times the fun on this ultimate adventure by zip line, ATV and by following a jungle trail to the gorgeous Damajagua waterfalls. The leisurely hike through the unspoiled wilds will introduce the natural beauty that you will experience three ways. You will first race through the tree canopy on a series of five ziplines, each uniquely exhilarating. Negotiating two suspension bridges between the ziplines will add to the thrills. Upon reaching the waterfalls, you might swim in the pools at the bottom of the many cascades or simply enjoy the serenity of the surrounding forest. Few places are quite so breathtaking. You will see this natural wonderland from yet another perspective by riding off-road in an open-air vehicle built to handle even the toughest terrain. The experience will deliver one thrill after another as you tear across a river, through the mud and into a small village for a cultural encounter.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Fly high above the jungle floor on five ziplines and walk across two suspension bridges.
    • Enjoy a refreshing swim in the pools below the Damajagua waterfalls.
    • Race through the countryside in an open-air ATV built for adventure.
    • Marvel at the gorgeous countryside, which you will explore three thrilling ways.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Bring a swimsuit and towel.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Driver and passenger will have an opportunity to switch positions during the tour so both guests can drive the buggy. Valid driver’s license must be presented to drive the vehicle. Passenger’s must be at least 8 years of age. 2 & 4 Passenger Polaris vehicles available.
    • Adult from: $229.00 USD
    • Child from: $209.00 USD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Age
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    Damajagua Waterfall Full Experience

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Duration 4 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Experience the Damajagua waterfalls in every way imaginable with a local guide leading the adventure. A leisurely hike through a jungle-like landscape will bring you to the waterfalls, whose source is the Damajagua River, a cool mountain stream. This breathtaking natural wonder contains numerous cascades of varying heights, and you will reach about a dozen of them. You will jump off some of the waterfalls, negotiate other ones by sliding down slick rock chutes and swim in the sparkling pools at the base of all of them. Wooden walkways and steps connect many of the cascades, allowing you access that would be impossible otherwise. The river is known for its beautiful blue hue as it spills out of the mountains and carves its way through the rocky terrain. Steep limestone canyons line much of the Damajagua, making the scenery all the more memorable.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Follow a guide down the Damajagua River as it cascades through the mountainous jungle.
    • Jump off and slide down the waterfalls and swim in the cool pools below the cascades.
    • Marvel at the secluded pristine setting, which can only be reached on foot.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Bring a swimsuit and towel.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Minimum age for this tour 8 years of age. This tour includes approximately a 45-minute hike uphill on established dirt trail; a 5-minute descent on wooden staircase. Guests must be able to walk, swim, wade, and slide down river channel with variable surfaces. There is a 20-minute walk on established dirt trail back to the park entrance. Tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back, neck or knee problems.
    • Adult from: $109.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Age
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    Ocean World Day Pass & Dominican Adventure

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Duration 5 hrs

    Boasting one of the largest man-made dolphin habitats in the world, Ocean World is a must-see attraction for everyone cruising Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Day Pass visitors have the opportunity to snorkel in a Tropical Reef Aquarium (Minimum height 115 cm/ 45”), learn about marine mammals, feed exotic tropical birds, walk through a tropical rain forest, and observe dolphin, sea lion and tropical bird shows. Guests will also have a free access to the dolphin beach and the fresh water oasis located at the Pirate’s Pool! This tour also includes a hearty Dominican lunch and allow to Immerse in the rich Dominican culture tasting handmade chocolate and observing skill woodcarving artisans on the go. Appreciate the expertise involved in cigar rolling and learn a few steps of Merengue and Bachata or sit back and admire a professional presentation with our folkloric ballet. Before you go, visit the Dominican Corner, the ideal spot for shopping local souvenirs. Photos, videos and drinks are available at an additional cost. At an additional fee get an unlimited water park pass to use the Water Slides in the beach area (Minimum height required 122 cm / 48”).


    Need to Know:

    Note: Bring bathing suit, towel, sun block and additional money for pictures, videos, and souvenirs. Beach chairs and umbrellas available on a first come first served basis. An 18 year or older adult must always accompany children. Electric mobility equipment i.e. scooters not allow inside the premises. The park is wheelchair friendly with ramps. Wheelchair users must be accompanied by a friend or family member. Showers, restrooms and changing facilities are available. Minimum height required 48”. Participants must be able to get on and off the bus unassisted.
    • Adult from: $85.00 USD
    • Child from: $75.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
    • Accessibility
    • Height
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    Damajaguas Nature Walk & Cultural Experience

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    OVERVIEW

    Enjoy a leisurely walk to a series of waterfalls for a refreshing swim and then experience the local culture by shopping for handicrafts and dining on characteristic Dominican cuisine. The source of the cascades is the Damajagua River, a cool crystal-clear stream that tumbles through the mountains forming waterfalls of varying heights. You will have time to time swim in the placid pools below the cascades and admire the natural setting before continuing on to a typical country market. A sampling of fresh-brewed coffee and a chocolate sweet will serve to whet your appetite for the sumptuous buffet lunch that follows at the nearby hacienda La Huerta. Most of the ingredients for your lunch will have been grown in the gardens that surround this former sugar plantation. To enhance the dining experience, you will be offered a tasting of Brugal Rum, which has been distilled in Puerto Plata since 1888.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Walk through a serene tropical jungle where the only sounds are those of nature.
    • Enjoy a refreshing swim in the pools below the Damajagua waterfalls.
    • Browse the shops in a country market and savor a cup of coffee and local chocolates.
    • Dine on traditional Dominican dishes at a hacienda on what was once a sugar plantation.
    • Sample a selection of rums from a distillery that was founded in 1888.


    HELPFUL HINTS

    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be 4 years of age and weigh no more than 300 lbs. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary. Waiver must be signed. Bring bathing suit, towel, sun block.
    • Adult from: $149.00 USD
    • Child from: $109.00 USD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    • Weight
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    Sun, Sand And Shopping

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Duration 4 hrs

    OVERVIEW

    Watch artisans demonstrate how they make an array of local products and enjoy shopping for these signature items before relaxing on one of the area’s most beautiful beaches. You can expect to see premium cigars being hand-rolled from a blend of tobacco leaves, coffee beans being roasted and organic cocoa beans being processed for chocolate and to flavor other foods. You will also browse a museum devoted entirely to amber, an ancient hardened tree sap that is often used in jewelry. Similarly, larimar is a rare blue mineral only found in the Dominican Republic and it too is often incorporated into jewelry. Besides seeing how all of these raw products are hand-crafted into extraordinary merchandise, you will spend free time shopping in downtown Puerto Plata. And what better way to relax afterwards than by basking in the sun on a gorgeous stretch of beach and swimming in the sea.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • See how local products such as cigars, coffee and chocolate are made from raw materials.
    • Browse a museum full of amber products, including exquisite jewelry.
    • Spend free time shopping in downtown Puerto Plata.
    • Relax on one of the beaches that rims the city and swim in the sea if you like.


    HELPFUL HINTS

    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

    Need to Know:

    Note: Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
    • Adult from: $50.00 USD
    • Child from: $50.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Cayo Arena Catamaran Tour And Fricolandia

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Duration 7 hrs

    OVERVIEW

    Motor over to the idyllic island of Cayo Arena on a power catamaran and enjoy free time there and back on the mainland in Fricolandia. The island may be a speck in the middle of the sea, but there is plenty to keep you entertained. No wonder Cayo Arena is also known as Paradise Island. You might swim in the crystal-clear waters, wade out onto the gently sloping sand just offshore, bask in the sun, relax in the shade of a thatched hut and take in the surrounding natural beauty. The island is a wonderful setting to unplug, relax and watch the natural world unfold. More of the same awaits you in Fricolandia, a waterfront resort area on the Dominican Republic’s north shore. Feel free to take a refreshing dip in swimming pool, stretch out in a shaded hammock and savor a buffet lunch of Dominican dishes such as seafood paella and twice-fried plantain tostones.

    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Take in the gorgeous views while cruising to the island of Cayo Arena on a power catamaran.
    • Spend your time on the island doing whatever you please, whether swimming or just relaxing.
    • Enjoy the laidback ambiance of Fricolandia, the waterfront setting for your buffet lunch.

    HELPFUL HINTS • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen.
    • Wear flat comfortable water shoes.

    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guest's discretion. Casual clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary. Transportation time is approximately 1 hour by bus to Fricolandia and approximately 40 min by catamaran to Cayo Arena.
    • Adult from: $189.00 USD
    • Child from: $149.00 USD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    • Sightseeing
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    ALL INCLUSIVE DAY PASS BY EMOTIONS

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Duration 5 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Spend hours luxuriating at Emotions by Hodelpa Playa Dorada, an exclusive waterfront resort with seemingly endless amenities. The all-inclusive day pass will give you access to the entire property, allowing you to focus on the attractions that you find most appealing. You might bask in the sun on a beachside lounger, relax in the shade of a coconut palm, stroll along the gently sloping shoreline and take a refreshing swim in the Caribbean. If you prefer swimming pools to the sea, there are three at the resort and Jacuzzis. You might also enjoy the pool bar and beach bar, two popular venues that are always full of life. The day pass includes a hearty buffet lunch featuring international dishes as well. You will have plenty of time to enjoy this contemporary resort, shopping if you please and simply wandering about without a care in the world.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Luxuriate for hours on end at the beachfront resort Emotions by Hodelpa Playa Dorada.
    • Relax as you please, whether swimming in the sea, basking in the sun or strolling the shore.
    • Enjoy a buffet lunch of international dishes that are sure to please.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Bring a swimsuit and towel.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    • Adult from: $169.00 USD
    • Child from: $109.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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    Dolphin Encounter & Ocean World Adventure

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    After a short ride, get ready to enjoy the best family activity at Ocean World, the Dolphin Encounter, which offers close contact with dolphins in waist-deep water, kissing, feeding, and playing with these gentle mammals. This 20-minute interaction is fun and educational, ideal for non-swimmers and families with babies. This tour features additional activities including: Dominican buffet lunch, snorkeling with hundreds of fish in the tropical reef aquarium (Minimum height 115 cm/ 45”). Swim at the dolphin beach lagoon and relax at the Pirate’s Pool. An unlimited water park pass to use the Water Slides in the beach area (Minimum height required 122 cm / 48”). Visit to the rain forest. Encounter, feed, and take pictures with love birds. Observe toucans, macaws and flamingos. Dolphin, sea lion, and bird shows are presented, guests may take advantage of these shows time permitting. Photos, videos, and local souvenirs are available at the gift shop and the photo lab at an additional cost. The park also features bars and restaurants with a variety of local drinks and food available for purchase.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Bring a bathing suit, towel, sunblock, and additional money for drinks, pictures, and souvenirs. Hammocks, beach chairs, and umbrellas are available on a first-come-first-served basis. An 18-year or older adult must always accompany children. Pregnant women and infants (3 years old and under) can participate in this tour. No jewelry on the hands, neck, or ears is allowed to avoid harming the animal. No cameras or glasses are allowed in the water. Electric mobility equipment i.e. scooters are not allowed inside the premises. The park is wheelchair friendly with ramps. Wheelchair users must be accompanied by a friend or family member. Showers, restrooms, and changing facilities are available. Drinks not included. (Minimum height required 122 cm / 48”). Participants must be able to get on and off the bus unassisted.
    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $179.00 USD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Accessibility
    • Height
    • Meal
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    Go Green- Sustainable Dominican Coffee

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Duration 5 hrs

    Discover how sustainable agricultural practices have revitalized the area’s coffee production by visiting an ecolodge that has overcome the challenges that once plagued the industry. Coffee has been grown in the Dominican Republic for centuries, but in the 1980s insect pests such as berry borers began to devastate the crop. You’ll observe how coffee is now grown and processed using methods that better protect the plants like the berry borer trap baited that lures insect into it. Every phase of production from planting, harvesting, roasting the coffee beans to cupping will be covered. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to a local reforestation also with the local sustainability as part of the incomes generated from this activity goes to the Funds of Local Restorations Coffee Farmers project . A traditional typical lunch of rice, beans and chicken stew and salad will then be served. After the coffee experience on the way back to pier, stop by Puerto Plata Historical Centre for a panoramic view and colorful photo time.


    HELPFUL HINTS

    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes managing stairs, walking and standing over even, and uneven surfaces. The sights on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not available to wheelchair guests. The Ecolodge is not wheelchair accessible. Coaches do not have a lift and entering and exiting must be done via stairs. As this excursion involves standing and walking for periods of time of approximately 1 hour altogether, those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. Recommended to bring cash for purchases.
    • Adult from: $89.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
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    Fricolandia Beach Club

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    OVERVIEW

    Spend hours relaxing however you please at the Fricolandia Beach Club, a private resort with thatched roof bungalows overlooking the sea. An immensely picturesque 1 hour drive along the northern coast of the Dominican Republic will put you in just the right mood to really enjoy this laid-back oasis. Fricolandia sits atop a rocky coastal area several feet above the water – and that is the beauty of this unique resort. To reach the brilliant blue water, simply walk down a wooden staircase right into the sea. No jumping necessary. Just ease into the crystal-clear water. If you prefer a swimming pool, two of them loom above on a seaside cliff. If you’re looking for a private sandy beach with beach chairs, walk across the wooden walkway over the ocean to Frico Beach. Fricolandia’s many terraces invite you to stretch out, thatched-roofed gazebos provide plenty of shade and the restaurant for your lunch is wonderfully tropical. Few resorts are quite so relaxing and unusual.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • While away the hours at the private, spectacularly relaxing Fricolandia Beach Club.
    • Walk down a staircase right into the sea for a refreshing swim in the saltwater.
    • Relax under the thatched-roof gazebos, on the seaside terraces and in the two swimming pools.
    • Enjoy a tropical-themed lunch of traditional Dominican cuisine.

    HELPFUL HINTS

    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 6 years old. Tour may operate in reverse order. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests.
    • Adult from: $149.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Age
    • Meal
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    Puerto Plata Highlights and Beach Escape

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Duration 5 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Visit many of the key landmarks that define Puerto Plata and spend time relaxing on a golden beach that is considered to be among the city’s best. You will see remarkably diverse attractions, ranging from a Victorian Era district of gingerbread homes to a lounge where you can learn to roll cigars with premium Dominican tobacco. Nearby, you will find the lovely Cathedral of San Felipe and Pink Alley, a monochromatic walkway where everything is painted bright pink. For an authentic glimpse at local life, you will meander through Central Park, a popular gathering spot also known as Independence Square to commemorate the unification of the Dominican Republic following the War of Restoration. A traditional lunch and free time at Playa Dorada follows. This spectacular stretch of sand is a Blue Flag beach, a prestigious designation only awarded to beaches that are clean and eco-friendly.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Gain an overall understanding of Puerto Plata by visiting its landmark attractions.
    • Visit the central park, Victorian Era district and highly unusual Pink Alley.
    • Spend hours enjoying eco-friendly Playa Dorada beach on your own.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Bring a swimsuit and towel.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Dominican Lunch included. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
    • Adult from: $159.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal

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Printed on Monday, May 27, 2024 at 04:18am