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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.

Los Haitises National Park: Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

2. 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.

Samaná: Catamaran Boat Tour with Snorkeling and Lunch

3. Samaná: Catamaran Boat Tour with Snorkeling and Lunch

On this excursion we go through the bay of Samaná, Departure from our private dock, sail to snorkel point 1 on the sunken ferry (1 hour), navigate to snorkel point 2 Cayo La Farola (1 hour), then let's have lunch at our private restaurant in Cayo Levantado, enjoy free time on the beach, Sail across the bay to return to the dock. On board we have: Snorkel equipment, life vests, open bar of rum, soft drinks, water, coconut, pineapple and Creole coconut bread.

El Limon Waterfall & Bacardi Island Full-Day Adventure

4. 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 Day Trip

5. 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.

From Punta Cana: Samaná, Cayo Levantado & El Limón Waterfall

6. From Punta Cana: Samaná, Cayo Levantado & El Limón Waterfall

Discover the Eastern Coastal Plain of the Dominican Republic on a guided day trip from Punta Cana, with hotel transfers included. Take a boat to Samana on your way to a ranch. Enjoy horseback riding, visit the Limón waterfalls, savor a Dominican lunch, and enjoy the sun at Cayo Levantado island. Depart from the different hotel zones in modern and comfortable buses. Board the boat at the Las Cañitas Pier, to head to Samana. There, the Safari-type Truck awaits us to make the tour of the Town, and continue through the Campos, until we reach the Rancho. Once at the Ranch, we ride a horse for about 40 minutes one way to visit La Cascada Limón. This waterfall is one of the most important falls in the Antilles and the Caribbean, both for the amount of water it has, as well as for its abrupt drop of 67 meters high. After about 40 minutes at the Cascada, we return to the Ranch and go to the Restaurant for the Typical Dominican Lunch. Finished at lunch, We go to Cayo Levantado or Isla Bacardí, to enjoy its white sands and crystal clear waters or simply sunbathe under its coconut trees. There you can also take a souvenir of the typical crafts of the area. After 1 hour and 30 minutes, we headed to Las Cañitas.

Samaná: Cayo Levantado Island Boat Trip with Buffet Lunch

7. Samaná: Cayo Levantado Island Boat Trip with Buffet Lunch

Our day passes are for anyone who wants to spend a day at one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. You are free to walk around, swimming, relaxing, chilling, playing volleyball, taking photos, snorkeling, enjoying the beach or just lying in shadow and taking a refreshing beverage (Piña Colada, Coco Loco, Cuba Libre etc.) Bacardi Island Beach Day Trip (Cayo Levantado)! Get your tickets and have lunch on the beach. Daily boat or catamaran transfer to Bacardi Island. Visit Samaná Bay and book this offer today.

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What people are saying about Cayo Levantado

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 132 reviews

Amazing! The tour was well organized and the tour gide clearly stated what and when we gonna do what. The local food was tasty, the waterfall horse ride bumpy but the view talks for itself. Bacardi island - wow! Also pineapple picacolada was included. Tips for others: bring long socks for horse ride - they give you boots cuz the way down is messy. A downgrade was horse rider who all asked for tips stating that they dont get any money, which is weird and knowing this country it may be their way of just getting the extra cash, when we wanted to give a guy few dollars he asked to go under a bush so no one could see it.

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.

We had a very nice day, we saw whales then we went to the waterfall on horseback everything went well only downside we thought we were seeing the waterfall from above but unfortunately we stayed at the foot of the waterfall only .. thank you for this day

Sehr empfehlenswert, gut organisiert

We had an amazing time on this excursion! Paolo, Daniel and the rest of the crew made sure everyone was having a great time on the Catamaran! The whole day was lot of fun, and we made some of our best memories in Punta Cana on this tour.

It's worth it! Definitely do!

I really liked this tour, the landscape is incredibly beautiful, the beaches are untouched and the coconut trees reach down to the sea. Just like you imagine a picture book beach.