Puerto Plata: Cultural Experience Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8 hours
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...
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.
You’ll be picked up in a safari-style truck and head out with an experienced tour guide on a full-day tour to discover the wonders of a tropical paradise. See the extensive mangrove system in Guzmancito, a refuge for thousands of amphibians and exotic birds. Its paramount importance is in the preservation of the shoreline. Maimón Bay, located 24 kilometers from Puerto Plata, is a natural monument and a site important to the island’s cultural heritage. Experience the contrast in environments ranging from swaying palm trees to desert-like surroundings that are brimming with thorny cactus. A Dominican family will take you under its wing and share some of their life experiences. Observe firsthand country life and farmland customs. Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed local coffee and a cup of rich hot chocolate, made with the finest Dominican cocoa. Try some fresh fruit wedges as well. Travel th...
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The bottom line: after many tours worldwide, we can say with the best of our knowledge that this was one of the best tours that we have done so far. We were picked up on time by Dan Marino (not the football player :)) and his crew. The safari truck was comfortable and safe. In 4 (!) Languages we learned a lot about the country and the people with VERY MUCH HUMOR. There were plants and animals to be discovered everywhere. And what great stops! A school with great kids, a hut with various tastings, an amazing viewpoint, a private beach and a ride !!!! In between drinks and food full! Heart what more do you want :) We would like to thank Dan and his crew again! You're the best :) Of course, we can only make a recommendation! We would do it again in a heartbeat :)
A very successful trip. The guide tried very hard to pass on the information in German. If I had to give him a grade between 1 and 10, he would get grade 11 !!! We learned a lot about the country and its people. Visiting a house with a family living there was interesting. We were also allowed to enjoy local cocoa and coffee. The lunch was also very tasty. The lunch break on the beautiful beach was fantastic. The ride with the horses along the sea was great. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see the country and its people.
Our guide was Carlos the driver Willy. We were picked up at the hotel on time. All experiences took place as described. Really a great experience and an unforgettable day!