Cayo Levantado

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El Limon Waterfall & Bacardi Island Full-Day Adventure

1. El Limon Waterfall & Bacardi Island Full-Day Adventure

Begin your tour by taking the new road to the fishermen town of Miches, on one of the modern buses. Enjoy an hour road trip watching the countryside along the coast and the Anamuya range. Climb on board the Catamaran at Las Canitas. Visit Salto El Limon Waterfall and see the beautiful serene location. Take part in an unforgettable adventure that takes you to the peninsula where the mountains tower up 2,100 feet into the sky. Take a horse ride through the incredible lush vegetation, plants, coffee, cocoa and a variety of tropical fruits. The 30-minute ride uphill to the top of the waterfall gives a captivating vantage point over the surrounding countryside. Afterwards, enjoy lunch back at the ranch.  After lunch, your guide will take you to Cayo Levantado, a beautiful island in the middle of the blue and turquoise water. Take time off to relax and swim before riding back to Las Canitas at the end of the tour.   

From Punta Cana: Samana Full Day Trip by Bus and Boat

2. From Punta Cana: Samana Full Day Trip by Bus and Boat

Benefit from hotel pickup in the areas of Punta Cana, Bavaro, Uvero Alto, and Bayahibe, and then experience the amazing countryside of the Dominican Republic from multiple perspectives. Journey along rural roads and get endless photo opportunities. Start with about an hour's drive along El Seybo Highway from Bavaro to Miches. Head to the dock to board a speedboat to Santa Bárbara de Samaná. On arrival, climb aboard a safari-style truck, and travel to El Limón. Visit an island house and sample native and organic fruits from the plantation. Continue to the majestic El Limón Waterfall with a short ride through the tropical forest by horse. Get a unique view of the crystal clear waters from the mountain before saying farewell to the horses and hiking alongside the river to take a refreshing dip in the waterfall. Replenish with a typical buffet-style meal at Rancho Tipico and enjoy a short rest before going back to the dock in Samaná. Travel to Bacardi Island or Cayo Levantado by speedboat and bathe in the turquoise waters on arrival. Then, board your speedboat for one last trip to Miches, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

3. From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

Depart from the areas of Punta Cana, Bávaro and Uvero Alto and travel by bus through the wonderful countryside of the Dominican Republic along rural roads. Discover magical locations that perfectly capture the most exquisite flora of the Caribbean. Journey along a new road that connects the area with the Bavarian town of Miches in just 1 hour. Marvel at the colors as you pass the towns of La Colonia and El Cedro en route. Arrive at the ranch in time for a tasty light breakfast snack. Then, go to a private dock to board a speedboat and set sail to look for humpback whales in their natural environment. Visit Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island) to experience a tropical paradise surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Marvel at the magical setting of turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Then, continue by boat to the dock where you will board a comfortable air-conditioned bus to the village of El Limon. Stop for a hearty buffet or Dominican lunch at Rancho Los Cocos.

From Punta Cana: Samana Day Trip

4. From Punta Cana: Samana Day Trip

Samaná is a peninsula located on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. Full of incredible landscapes and pure nature, it is a member of the World's Most Beautiful Bays Club of UNESCO as well as having been classified as a World Eco-Tourism Paradise. Each year between the months of February and March over 3,500 humpback whales mate in the warm coastal waters just off of the coast of the peninsula. Your tour begins with a boat trip from Miches to the Bay of Samaná, accompanied by a beautiful view. After arriving to your location, you will embark on a horseback trek to the majestic 50-meter high Lemon waterfall, which contains a beautiful natural pool below and is surrounded by lush tropical forest. Following your waterfall tour, you will head on a city tour atop a safari truck through the city of Samaná. Discovered by the navigator Christopher Columbus in 1493, this was the point in which the first hostile meeting between Europeans and natives occurred. Following your city tour, you will sit down for a Dominican buffet lunch in a field restaurant, where you can indulge in a tasting of tropical fruits harvested in the area. After lunch, you will be taken in the safari truck back to the dock, after which you will head to Cayo Levantado or "Bacardi Island". After arriving at this 1-kilometer long island, you can enjoy some refreshing free time on its beautiful beaches complete with clear turquoise water. After this free time, you will be ferried back to the mainland before being dropped off back at your accommodation.

Punta Cana: Samana Bay Full-Day Experience

5. Punta Cana: Samana Bay Full-Day Experience

Live the experience by sailing the bays of Miches and Samana by boat to reach a tourist destination full of splendor, nature and great tourist attractions which are unique to the region. Get to know Samana on one of the most complete tours offered in the Punta Cana area. Relax to the rhythm of the Dominican Republic on the island of Cayo Levantado or Bacardi, where its white sand will wind you down while you overlook a virgin beach on your approximately 2 hours stopover. Visit the Island of Cayo Levantado for the next 2 hours and enjoy a unique lunch with touches of local Samana cuisine. Visit the horse ranch in the middle of the jungle and ride a horse accompanied by a local guide. Continuing on to connect with the natural museum of the Limon Waterfall for the next hour and soak up the environment in the afternoon. Take in the panoramic view of the new tourist destination of Miches and the Bay of Samana. Cruise with a small group through the bay on a comfortable motorized catamaran with some tropical music in the background.

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What people are saying about Cayo Levantado

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 79 reviews

This day trip was great from start to finish. Easy meeting place for pick up. Our tour guide was Natanael. He was very knowledgeable about the area and was educated in Dominican History so he added that dimension to his information. Samana is a beautiful place.I really liked the panoramic views during the bus ride to Miches and had plenty of time to enjoy the boat ride to Cayo Levantado and Samana bay,the horseback ride to El Limon waterfalls and a delicious Dominican lunch. Very well organized and clean. This was one of the best excursions I have ever experienced. I would recommend this tour and tour operator.

Fantastic trip with lots to absorb, really well paced and feel like this day will be one to remember for many years. The guide offered valuable insights and we really felt like we got a taste of the Dominican lifestyle and culture. The sights were incredible, our Gopro stayed warm throughout the trip! Make sure that you leave some tips to the horseriding assistants, they work really hard! (and perhaps avoid making the mistake of bringing British pounds as they have never seen that before)...

For the most part we liked the excursion very much, but we have to say that the exit was obviously not that pleasant for the horses. We were very sorry afterwards. The fact that the companions begged for a tip very obtrusively when we left the room was rather ugly. Otherwise, the guide, the drive, the food, the pick-up and also the Barcadi island were very nice and we would say that the money was worth it.

Organization at the top lost a little time in the morning the time of taking care of everyone .... Very nice guide I recommend ...

Excellent excursion to discover the interior of the land, the flora of the island. Rich adventure!