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  • 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua Adventure

    1. 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua Adventure

    After being collected from your hotel, make your way to the 27 Falls of Damajagua. Nature has crafted some awe-inspiring pools, etched out of limestone with stalactites and stalagmites. You will be introduced to the local waterfall guides and provided with a life jacket, water shoes, and helmet. If you want to take photos on the tour please only bring waterproof cameras. A moderate 45-minute uphill hike through a beautiful jungle landscape gets you to the 12th waterfall. From there you head back down-river and you jump, slide and swim your way through a series of spectacular waterfalls, canyons, and pools. The tour includes jumps of up to 25 feet (8 meters), however, there is another way down if you don't feel like jumping. After changing into your dry clothes the tour continues to Maimon, where you will eat at a typical Dominican fish restaurant. Enjoy a delicious fish soup, fried fis...

    Wycieczkę z Panem Richardem uważam za bardzo udaną. W trakcie drogi do wodospadów opowiedział nam wiele historii związanych z Dominikana - przy tym posługiwał się bardzo dobrze językiem angielskim. Ponadto przyjechał po nas do hotelu, którego nie było na liście, z których proponował odbiór. Na miejscu zapewnił nam świetnego przewodnika, który odkrył przed nami wspaniały świat lasów w miejscowości Damajagua. Warto jeszcze dodać, że Pan Richard zapewnia kamerę gopro, dzięki której zdjecia i nagrania mieliśmy wliczone w cenę - normalnie kosztuje to 45 dolarów. Z pewnością kiedyś wrócę na Dominikanę i ponownie zdecyduje się na taka wycieczkę. POLECAM!!!

  • Dolphin Encounter at Ocean World, Puerto Plata

    2. Dolphin Encounter at Ocean World, Puerto Plata

    The Dolphin Encounter offers close contact with a bottlenose dolphin, in waist deep water. During these interactive programs, you will be able to touch and feed these gentle mammals, playing with them in a safe environment. You will even dance with them! This interaction is both fun and educational for all ages, ideal for non swimmers and families with young kids. The Dolphin Encounter program also includes a Day Pass for the Ocean World Adventure Park, with all its attractions, and the round trip bus transfer from nearby hotels. Boasting the largest man-made dolphin habitat in the world, Ocean World is a must-see attraction for everyone visiting the Dominican Republic. Day Pass visitors have the opportunity to snorkel in our Tropical Reef Aquarium, visit the Pirate's Pool, learn about marine mammals, feed exotic tropical birds, walk through a tropical rain forest, and watch the Dolp...

    The process was efficient, they staff on Get YourGuide and at the locations were very helpful.

  • Puerto Plata: Ocean World Adventure Park Day Pass

    3. Puerto Plata: Ocean World Adventure Park Day Pass

    Discover the largest manmade dolphin habitat in the world at Ocean World Puerto Plata, a must-see attraction for any visit to the Dominican Republic. With a full-day pass, you can snorkel in a tropical reef aquarium, learn more about marine mammals from expert handlers, get up-close to feed tropical birds and walk through a tropical rainforest, Bird Exhibit and Habitat of Iguanas. The pass also includes access to some of the animal shows. Have fun with the playful sea lions, watch the skill of the dolphins, and see all the drama of the shark show. Then, relax on Dolphin Beach and soak up some Caribbean rays.  With lunch and lounge chairs included as part of the package, this is your passport to a world of marine adventures.

  • Cayo Arena: Paradise Island and Mangroves Tour

    4. Cayo Arena: Paradise Island and Mangroves Tour

    Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua, or Cabarete, and then make your way by bus to the brilliant white sands of Punta Rucia, 67 kilometers east of Montechristi. Get amazing views of the countryside before you board a speedboat to cross to Cayo Arena.  Be welcomed by the turquoise waters and white sands of the paradise island. Go ashore to sink your toes in the sand and top up your tan. Marvel at the colorful marine life and coral gardens on an optional guided snorkeling tour, and enjoy a selection of fresh fruits and drinks.  Navigate the thick mangrove forest of Monte Cristi National Park by speedboat, and look for the abundant wildlife in the lagoons and channels. Get a feel for island life at a local market before taking the speedboat back to the mainland.

    The tour was excellent. They made sure they accommodated us as much as they could. We felt safe throughout the whole trip. The bus driver was great.

  • Sosua Catamaran Excursion

    5. Sosua Catamaran Excursion

    Be collected from your accommodation by a taxi. Begin your tour at Sosua Beach, where the crew and a 75 feet catamaran will be waiting for you. In the morning, take the opportunity to see the underwater world of the Dominican Republic. Make two stops at different reefs to snorkel or swim to refresh yourself. After the snorkeling, pull up the mainsail and cruise along the coast. Enjoy lunch and an open bar on your way to Ocean World Marina, which is located outside Puerto Plata. From there, you will return to your accommodation by taxi. 

  • 27 Waterfalls: Zip 'n Splash Adventure with Horse Ride

    6. 27 Waterfalls: Zip 'n Splash Adventure with Horse Ride

    Take a 30-minute drive by open safari truck to the top-rated attraction in Puerto Plata of the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua. Plunge into the awe-inspiring pools, etched out of the limestone, where stalactites and stalagmites can be seen in 1,000 colors. Hike for about 20-30 minutes uphill. Then, make your way back down by swimming, jumping and sliding through the 12 most beautiful cascades. Head back towards Puerto Plata on a 15-minute journey to Country World Ranch. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked lunch prepared with fire wood on arrival. Next, gear-up for your zip line adventure, and prepare to fly. With a bottle of fresh drinking water attached to your harness to keep you hydrated, feel the adrenaline rush of 8 ACCT certified zip lines. Get a safety briefing before you experience the 7,900 feet of galvanized steel cable. No previous experience is needed and, unlike other zip line parks, ...

    This was a great day-long excursion. I would have preferred to do the waterfalls in the afternoon after ziplining and horseback riding just because of the heat. I felt bad for the horses especially in the hot sun. The ziplining was interesting. Definitely 'tame' in that if you're apprehensive, it's the perfect intro. It was my first time which was good for me, but I think my daughter who had done zip lining before didn't enjoy it as much. Also, rather than start from the top of a mountain which I thought we would, you kind of had to walk from line to line which was a little odd. The waterfalls were the best part. Def worth it!!

  • Puerto Plata: Damajagua Waterfalls Full-Day Adventure

    7. Puerto Plata: Damajagua Waterfalls Full-Day Adventure

    Enjoy an unforgettable adventure at the waterfalls of Damajagua in the Dominican Republic, located at the confluence of emerald waters, deep in a tropical rainforest of the Cordillera Septentrional. 27 refreshing waterfalls have been chiseled by Mother Nature’s celestial mallet. Ideal for visitors who like to commune with nature, while experiencing an adrenaline-fuelled day, you will hop on the back of a safari-style truck, where a team of experienced guides and drivers await. Note that only 12 of the 27 waterfalls will be visited, since doing the 27 waterfalls would take greater physical preparation. After a short safety briefing, glide across the natural water springs, bathing in heavenly caves. Flanked by the whistling of exotic birdlife, and the banks of the Damajagua River, the rustling of the streams arouse a state of stillness. A labyrinth of tunnels and chutes are scattered ar...

    Great tour, the waterfalls are beautiful, staff was so helpful and informational. Lunch was great!

  • Puerto Plata: Full-Day Rural Tour and Waterfall Safari

    8. Puerto Plata: Full-Day Rural Tour and Waterfall Safari

    Immerse yourself in the culture and daily life of the Dominican people on this all-encompassing day tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head for San Marcos, passing through rural communities and taking in the beautiful landscape as you drive. Along the way, see a typical Dominican patio at a country house full of domestic birds, visit a traditional plantation and stop to appreciate the impressive view of the Bay of Maimon.  Upon arrival at the community of Barrabas, learn how to make delicious pylon coffee and savor the rewards of your efforts with a sample afterwards. You'll also get the chance to visit a local public school and stop at an artisanal workshop to see how the locals make Taíno figures. Moving through the countryside, arrive at the municipality of Imbert and take the road to the Cascadas de Damajagua waterfalls.  Descend 12 of the 27 waterfalls one by one. Upon...

  • Ocean World Dolphin Swim & Sea Lion Combo from Puerto Plata

    9. Ocean World Dolphin Swim & Sea Lion Combo from Puerto Plata

    Your full-day excursion begins with a hotel pick-up from Puerto Plata for the drive to Cofresi Beach by comfortable coach. Location for the Ocean World Adventure Park, you will have the day to explore, with plenty of free time to spend at leisure Highlights of the day are a 30-minute swim with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and a visit to the sea lion enclosure. Your dolphin swim begins with a brief orientation, before entering the water for your introduction, face to snout. Here you will learn about dolphin behaviour and discover how the trainers use hand signals and positive reinforcement to talk with the animals.  Then it is on to meet the sea lions. Experience those fascinating animals during a 30-minute poolside encounter, and learn about their natural habitat during an instructive talk.  The program also includes a Day Pass to the other attractions of the Ocean World Adventure Pa...

  • Puerto Plata: Cultural Experience Tour

    10. Puerto Plata: Cultural Experience Tour

    Accompanied by your guide, experience Dominican culture and learn about the people and the land. You'll visit the heart of the Dominican countryside where you'll discover the old Melasa Bread Factory. Next explore a tobacco plantation and learn how artisanal cigars are made. Then, enjoy beautiful panoramic views at an organic cacao plantation where you'll learn the whole process of chocolate-making and savor some of delicious chocolate created there.  Enjoy lunch in a typical Dominican restaurant and try some of the local specialties. You'll also visit a local cheese factory belonging to a traditional family of the Imbert community and explore the Imbert Park. At the end of your tour, you'll stop off at a beautiful hidden beach in countryside before heading back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Puerto Plata

I had an AMAZING time, my guide was Dan Marino and at the falls it was ChiChi and Abucco. They were awesome It's quite a walk to the falls but TOTALLY WORTH IT!!! I would say pack changing clothes, waterproof phone case, water shoes, cash, face mask and scarf for the buggy, towel, bug spray. The lunch was DELICIOUS, and at the family owned market they made me, on the spot, a beautiful elephant piece and etched my name.

Our tour guide Richard picked us up at the hotel on time. On the drive to the waterfalls we had a great chat with Richard and he gave us cool inputs and tips. The waterfalls were also cool. It was really fun to jump or slide, a real adrenaline rush. Lunch with Richard afterwards was super delicious !! We can only recommend this tour and would like to thank Richard

The tour was excellent. They made sure they accommodated us as much as they could. We felt safe throughout the whole trip. The bus driver was great.

From the moment we were picked up, to the moment we were dropped off, we had a phenomenal time

The process was efficient, they staff on Get YourGuide and at the locations were very helpful.