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Sabana de la Mar

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Samaná: Los Haitises National Park & Cayo Levantado Island

1. Samaná: Los Haitises National Park & Cayo Levantado Island

Travel across stunning tropical waters and enjoy delicious Dominican delicacies on this beautiful tour. Contemplate the historic artworks of the Indigenous Taíno people found in caves located in the beautiful Los Haitises National Park. Begin at Samana port where you will then take a catamaran or boat to pass Samana Bay. Arrive at the Los Haitises National Park, and visit the gorgeous rock islands and learn about about interpretations of Indigenous Taíno paintings at Linea Cave. After departing the ancient cave, take a boat across the beautiful waters to visit a charming beach and the Cueva de la Larena Cave. Finish the tour of the cave with a toast and take the boat back to Cayo Levantado. Once you have returned, enjoy a traditional Dominican buffet and relax at Cayo Levantado Beach.

From Punta Cana: Los Haitises Trip with Montaña Redonda Tour

2. From Punta Cana: Los Haitises Trip with Montaña Redonda Tour

Los Haitises Day Trip We'll pick you up at your hotel in Punta Cana from 6:30 am onwards and set off for Los Haitises National Park, a unique karst landscape bathed by the waters of Samaná Bay. Upon arrival, we'll board a boat and sail along the Caño Hondo River towards San Lorenzo Bay, while looking out for tangles of red mangroves on the shore. In open water, we'll be able to spot rocky mogotes teeming with pelicans and fork-tailed flycatchers. The expedition continues to the Arena and Linea caves, which were once used by the Taíno indigenous people. Inside, we'll see these caves decorated with indigenous pictograms and petroglyphs. Our next stop will be the Caño Hondo Paradise Hotel, where we'll hop off the boat and see beautiful natural pools inside the hotel's grounds. You'll be able to have a refreshing dip in the Jivales River before having a traditional Dominican lunch, which we'll eat in this idyllic spot. With our energy back, we'll get into a jeep and head to the summit of Redonda mountain, which is nestled between two lagoons: Limón and Redonda. From the top, the views of the jungle will look like something out of a fairy tale. Finally, we'll return to the mainland and head back to Punta Cana, where we'll arrive at your hotel between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

Los Haitises National Park: Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

3. Los Haitises National Park: Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

Embark on a full-day trip from Samaná to Los Haitises National park, and explore the park's natural beauty. See the park's beautiful scenery, and look for a variety of species while you explore. Enjoy a typical Dominican lunch buffet on Cayo Levantado. Slalom by the many islets that form this amazing National Park. See the park's natural attractions, like the mangroves, and some of the park's various bird species like pelicans, herons, and the Ridgway's hawk. Take the time to see historic caves and spectacular scenery. Marvel at the caves, which have some of the highest numbers of indigenous petroglyphs and pictographs in the country. Travel to Cayo Levantado, also known as Bacardi Island, and enjoy the picturesque destination's warm beaches, and a buffet lunch of typical Dominican food.

From Punta Cana: Cayo Levantado & El Limon Waterfall Tour

4. From Punta Cana: Cayo Levantado & El Limon Waterfall Tour

The waterfalls, Horse Riding, Hiking, and Safari Tour, Swimming at Natural Springs, lunch at Bacardi Island, and others fun activities are waiting for you. Departing Punta Cana on a bus, we will head to Samana Bay port. Once at the port, we will get onboard of a boat or Catamaran with local tour guides who will direct you to the community of Samana. In this community a Safari Tour will take you around teaching you about the history of this town. But this is not all, El Limon waterfall is next, here you will be able swim and hike or do horse riding. El Limon waterfall is a fantastic natural monument with a tropical forest and clear natural springs. On the way back to Samana we will have a stop at Bacardi Island where a lunch will be served and you are going to be able to swim in one of the most natural pools of Dominican Republic.

Sabana de la Mar: Los Haitises Guided Hike and Kayaking

5. Sabana de la Mar: Los Haitises Guided Hike and Kayaking

This Hiking Trail + Kayaking Tour start from Caño Hondo/Sabana de La Mar port. We will hike around 3 hours along the Humid Forest in the Los Haitises National Park. You will learn about the medicinal plants of this area, see the broadleaf rain forest primary and secondary Los Haitises National Park mountains and at the same time reach the spring of the Jivales River from which the waters of the natural pools of Eco-lodge Caño Hondo. (We have also an option of only hiking in the Rain forest for Trekking lovers) Then we take the equipment required for your safety (Lifejackets, etc), kayaks and going through mangrove swamps. You will see some bird-filled mangroves, rolling hills of lush vegetation. Through the mangroves and Land at the open San Lorenzo Bay, from where you can photograph the rugged forest landscape. The national park’s name comes from its original inhabitants, the Taino Indians. In their language “Haitises” translates to highlands or Hills, a reference to the coastline’s steep geological formations with Limestones. Kayaking it is 2 hours. In case you will like this trip short we have a second option: Only Kayaking in Los Haitises 4 or 2 hours. The Tour finishes at the starting point in Los Haitises National Park. We Recommend this trip early in the morning to see Manatees, crustaceans, and dolphins.

Samana: Private Los Haitises Expedition Caves & Mangroves

6. Samana: Private Los Haitises Expedition Caves & Mangroves

This unparalleled tour offers you the chance to discover the largest nature preserve in the Dominican Republic. Witness the jewel of the ecotourism trips on the Caribbean. How many national parks have the Dominican Republic? Where is Los Haitises National Park? What’s the meaning of Haitises? Which kind of nature can you find in Los Haitises? Which is the connection between Jurassic Park movie and Los Haitises? Why you should go soon to Los Haitises?. You will discover the beautiful natural dreamlike scenery of marine and mangrove forests in the Bay of San Lorenzo. An unforgettable day of adventure that will immerse you in the true essence of what the Dominican Republic has to give. Get ready to experience the Dominican Republica from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Los Haitises National Park.

From Punta Cana: Samana Bay Private Boat Whale Watching

7. From Punta Cana: Samana Bay Private Boat Whale Watching

Whale watching trip private from Punta Cana Hotels. Book your trip for a Whale watching experience starting from Samana Bay in a Private tour to whale watching. After whales, we will visit Cayo Levantado for Lunch and beach time With professionals ecologist tour Guides. Please book with time your tickets. In the whales season are many bookings and we will like to have your tickets safe for you. In Bacardi Island, Lunch Buffet from typical Dominican Style will be provided. When lunch is finished you are allowed to swim and as private trip you can set when you want to go back to Punta cana areas.

Los Haitises: Caves, Mangroves, & Rainforest Hike/Boat Tour

8. Los Haitises: Caves, Mangroves, & Rainforest Hike/Boat Tour

This trip starts with a Local Tour Guide that knows the original History of the gorgeous National Park. After we start from the Main port of Los Haitises National Park name Caño Hondo (Deep Creek) on a BOAT with Life jackets. We will enjoy the Red Mangroves forest until arrive in San Lorenzo Bay. Small bay into Samaná Bay. And here we go! The first amazing thing that you can see is the collection of a Huge limestones mountain island called Mogotes. on top of them more than 700 species of Plants and many wetlands birds flying around. Later Visiting Caves with pictographs from our indigenous communities 750 years ago. Through the mangroves and Land at the open San Lorenzo Bay, from where you can photograph the rugged forest landscape. Look to the water to spot Manatees, crustaceans, and dolphins. The national park’s name comes from its original inhabitants, the Taino Indians. In their language “Haitises” translates to highlands or Hills, a reference to the coastline’s steep geological formations with Limestones. Aventure deeper into the park to explore caves such as the Cueva de la Arena and Cueva de la Línea. Caves in the reserve were used as shelter by the Taino Indians and, later, by hiding pirates. Look for drawings by Indians that decorate some of the walls. After visiting Los Haitises National Park we will go back to the port where our trip started.

Santo Domingo: Los Haitises National Park Day Trip

9. Santo Domingo: Los Haitises National Park Day Trip

This unparalleled tour offers you the chance to discover the largest nature preserve in the Dominican Republic. Witness the jewel of the ecotourism trips on the Caribbean. How many national parks have the Dominican Republic? Where is Los Haitises National Park? What’s the meaning of Haitises? Which kind of nature can you find in Los Haitises? Which is the connection between Jurassic Park movie and Los Haitises? Why you should go soon to Los Haitises?. You will discover the beautiful natural dreamlike scenery of marine and mangrove forests in the Bay of San Lorenzo. An unforgettable day of adventure that will immerse you in the true essence of what the Dominican Republic has to give. Get ready to experience the Dominican Republica from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Los Haitises National Park.

From Punta Cana: Los Haitises & Caño Hondo Private Boat Tour

10. From Punta Cana: Los Haitises & Caño Hondo Private Boat Tour

Visiting the caves, mangroves and Cano Hondo Natural pools in Los Haitises National Park. Come with us and visit the most beautiful national park of the Dominican Republic, Visiting Mangroves, Caves, and San Lorenzo Bay. After private transportation from Punta Cana areas, this private boat trip starts from the Sabana de la Mar community learning about the history of Sabana de la Mar. fter we start from the Main port of Los Haitises National Park name Caño Hondo (Deep Creek) on a BOAT with Life jackets. We will enjoy the Red Mangroves forest until arrive in San Lorenzo Bay. Small bay into Samaná Bay. And here we go! The first amazing thing that you can see is the collection of a Huge limestones mountain island called Mogotes. on top of them more than 700 species of Plants and many wetlands birds flying around. Later Visiting Caves with pictographs from our indigenous communities 750 years ago. Through the mangroves and Land at the open San Lorenzo Bay, from where you can photograph the rugged forest landscape. Look to the water to spot Manatees, crustaceans, and dolphins. The national park’s name comes from its original inhabitants, the Taino Indians. In their language “Haitises” translates to highlands or Hills, a reference to the coastline’s steep geological formations with Limestones. Adventure deeper into the park to explore caves such as the Cueva de la Arena and Cueva de la Linea. Caves in the reserve were used as shelter by the Taino Indians and, later, by hiding pirates. Look for drawings by Indians that decorate some of the walls. After visiting Los Haitises National Park we will go back to the port where our trip started.

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What people are saying about Sabana de la Mar

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It was a nice tour in a small group, the guides were very friendly and you could see a lot on the tour. We were also lucky enough to see dolphins in the wild in the national park. The national park was beautiful and the natural bands where you could swim were also a nice experience. The view from Mount Redonda is worth seeing every once in a while.

A nice experience, the pick-up service was very good, the natural park was great, the food varied and in quantity and the bath in the natural pools was quick due to the storm but fun and the views from the round mountain are amazing. The guide Nacho is very nice, this excursion is worth it.

The Haitises natural park is very interesting with its mangroves and karstic formations. Initial disorganization with mealtime.