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Barahona: Lake Enriquillo Discovery Tour

1. Barahona: Lake Enriquillo Discovery Tour

After pickup from your hotel, enjoy a picturesque drive to the Lago Enriquillo area, one of the most beautiful regions in the country. The hot and dry climate here offers perfect conditions for crocodiles as well as rare rhinoceros iguanas. If you are lucky you will encounter these impressive animals. The lake is the lowest point in the country and lies about 40 meters below sea level. Take a boat trip on the lake to admire the scenery up close. From your guide, hear about former Taino colonies that used to live in the desert-like surroundings of the salty lake. Take the opportunity to take a dip in the natural swimming pools of Neyba. You will be dropped off back at your hotel in the late afternoon.

From Barahona: Larimar Mine Tour

2. From Barahona: Larimar Mine Tour

After pickup from your hotel in the Barahona area, drive along the spectacular coastal road to Bahoruco. Well hidden in the mountains, you will visit the only existing Larimar Mine in the world, the blue stone exclusive to the Dominican Republic. Discovered in 1974, this stone is scratch resistant and very easy to polish, and is used to make uniquely beautiful jewelry. Arriving at the mine, you'll have a tour around the area with the opportunity to talk to the miners before taking a refreshing dip into the waters of a natural pool before heading back to your accommodation in Barahona.

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