Day Trips from Puerto Plata

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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!!!

  • Puerto Plata: Half-Day Damajagua Waterfalls Adventure

    2. Puerto Plata: Half-Day Damajagua Waterfalls Adventure

    The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosúa, or Cabarete, then heads out into the sprawling countryside to the municipality of Imbert. Take the winding road to the world-famous Damajagua Waterfalls where your epic adventure awaits. Nestled in the rolls hills of the Northern Corridor Mountain Range and behind the long stalks of sugar cane fields, lies a treasure unlike anywhere else in the world — a place where Mother Nature has crafted awe-inspiring pools etched from limestone for your enjoyment! Arrive at the entrance to the falls and get kitted out with all the necessary equipment for your adventure, then wander through the dense and luscious tropical jungle, marvelling at endemic plants and beautiful vegetation along the way. Cross the river to finally arrive at the waterfalls and take a moment to soak up this incredible feat of nature. Follow your guide as yo...

    It was amazing! Gabriel was so patient with us as we had two non swimmers! Highly recommend!

  • Cayo Arena: Paradise Island and Mangroves Tour

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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!

  • 4 Wheel Adventure

    7. 4 Wheel Adventure

    After being collected from your hotel in Playa Dorada, Sosua or Cabarete, you will be taken to the tour starting point which is just 30 minutes away from Sosua and Puerto Plata. Please remember to wear clothes that you are willing to throw away and sunglasses, as the road can be dusty, muddy, and wet. No License and no special skills are required. After a short briefing, your memorable off road adventure will start. All 4-wheel drives are safe and easy to drive. Experience the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic on this half-day tour. Enjoy amazing scenery, muddy paths, and a picturesque beach.

  • Puerto Plata: Zip Line Adventure and Horseback Ride

    8. Puerto Plata: Zip Line Adventure and Horseback Ride

    Immerse yourself in Puerto Plata's breathtaking nature and scenery on this tour which combines adventure and relaxation for the perfect tour. Exhilarate your senses as you clip into your zip line harness and follow your guide down 8 ACCT certified zip lines, with a total of more than 7,900 feet of double galvanized steel cable. Relax knowing the course is designed for beginners and experienced zip liners alike. Unlike at other zip-line parks there will be no active breaking, instead hold on to comfortable handlebars as you glide. Walk between zip lines at your own pace with a professional instructor by your side. Afterwards, relax with a 30-minute horseback ride through Puerto Plata's rugged countryside. Discover the area's valleys and villages before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

  • Puerto Plata: Cultural Experience Tour

    9. 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.

  • Puerto Plata: Zip Line, Horseback Riding, & Waterfall Combo

    10. Puerto Plata: Zip Line, Horseback Riding, & Waterfall Combo

    Start your full-day experience with hotel pickup in a special truck. On the way to the local partner's ranch, hear about the history of Puerto Plata and its surroundings. Upon arrival at the ranch, enjoy priority access to Damajagua Waterfalls. Your professional guides will take you through every step of the way, ensuring maximum fun, safety, and high-energy levels at all times. Continue your adventure by meeting your beautiful, trained horses at the ranch. Set off for 40 minutes of horseback riding with the assistance of guides. Prepare for incredible views along the way. Afterwards, get kitted out and climb up for some intense zip lining. Take in amazing, tropical views as you fly down six zip lines with the assistance of an experienced team. At the end of the day, recover some of your energy with a homemade Dominican lunch served by an exclusive, local chef. Please note that activit...

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What people are saying about Puerto Plata

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 49 reviews

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

It was amazing! Gabriel was so patient with us as we had two non swimmers! Highly recommend!