Day trip

From Punta Cana: Samana Day Trip

3.5 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Tours Republica

From Punta Cana: Samana Day Trip

Activity provider: Tours Republica
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From US$ 185 per person

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A day-tour to the bay of Samaná, in the north of the Dominican Republic. You can ride by horseback to the 50-meter high Lemon Waterfall before sitting down for a typical Dominican lunch and visiting the lush "Bacardi Island".

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
Pickup included
Pick-up at your hotel lobby.


  • Ride a horse through the rainforest to a 50-foot high waterfall
  • Explore Saman city, discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493
  • Relax on the blue turquoise waters of Cayo Levantado
  • Explore the most beautiful Dominican landscapes
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Professional tour guide in your chosen language
  • Dominican buffet lunch
  • Water and snacks
  • Photos and video (available for an extra price)
  • Souvenirs (available to purchase)
  • Tips for horse handlers (recommended)
  • Breakfast
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • For most hotels you will be picked up in the lobby, otherwise, you will be notified of the pickup point by WhatsApp
  • Bring mosquito repellent, sunscreen, and sunglasses
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Wear comfortable sportswear (short pants, swimsuit, sneakers or surf shoes)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

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They told us they would pick us up at 6:30 but at 6 they told us they would come an hour later. The driver was going crazy. When we arrived at the port they put us in another boat next to another excursion. During the journey there is only hot cola rum. Samana is beautiful and the guide that touched us was great. Each horse goes with a guide and it is optional to tip it, in the group it was given between 5 and 10 dollars. We ate at the same ranch where they teach you typical things there and although the food was good, the cleanliness was not their forte, better not to think about it or bring a snack. Bacardi Island is very pretty and quiet but we were only 45 min. We liked the tour usually but it is very tired and I would not recommend it for children.

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June 13, 2019

A sweet experience with a bittersweet finish

Punctual, minibus, boat, buffet, horse ride, horse guide, bath in the waterfall, all great, ... until the logistic moment, poorly planned for the return of customers to hotels..meter at 30-35 people in a minibus and having to go to 10-13 hotels one by one ... (even entering hotels where no customer is staying ...), is to end an excellent day in a bittersweet way. Please plan your return better, placing customers who go to the same complex on the same minibuses and not separating them into several ... the entry of 10-13 complexes to 6-7 complexes would be minimized.

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June 9, 2019

Nous avons pris un minibus jusqu’au port de Miches, puis un bateau jusqu’à l’île Bacardi (boissons dans le bateau) où nous avons eu 1h de temps libre (rien n’est inclus sur l’île donc prenez les bouteilles d’eau offertes dans le bateau). Puis nous avons repris le bateau direction Samana puis un bus safari jusqu’au Ranch où nous avons déjeuné (c’était très bon et propre). Nous avons ensuite fait la balade à cheval jusqu’à la cascade (chaque cheval est tiré par un local qui n’est payé qu’au pourboire) après la balade il faut marcher 5/10 min jusqu’à la cascade et la route est difficile (escaliers glissants, boue…). Puis on a un temps libre à la cascade magnifique (ne tardez pas trop car après il faut remonter tous les escaliers puis reprendre les chevaux pour le retour. Ensuite petite pause et on reprends le chemin inverse : camion safari / bateau / minibus jusqu’à l’hôtel. Excellente journée permet de voir une région différente mais épuisante (de 6h à 21h) ne convient pas à tous !

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August 7, 2022


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