From Punta Cana: Samana Full Day Trip by Bus and Boat
- Pickup available
- Duration: 12 hours
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The excursion was definitely involving and very intense! Pro. Notwithstanding the several shifts and activities it was perfectly organised. Guides were very well prepared and provided a big range of info. Places visited were stunning. Cayo Levantado is a paradise. Cons. Before your horse ride to Limon waterfall: take into consideration that the accompanying guys receive no salary for their services (they act as "volunteers"). Each accompany guy is given an horse (and takes care of feeding and cleaning it) and they only live with the tips provided by visitors. Unfortunately the time to enjoy Cayo Levantado (aprox 1 hour30) is very short. Mind the urchins!
I have been to the DR many times, this is my 4th experience to Samana and this was by far the best tour I have ever taken! Excellent service, organization, guides are superb! Although there was a slight delay during pick up (about 7 minutes) once the bus showed up it was all ok. I will definitely be coming back and bring my family this time! Cayo Levantado island is breathtaking! Props to our guide Joaquin! he is the best of the best!! Thank you GYG for an amazing experience!! See you again next year and please thank your DR supplier for their kind attention to details. I will recommend to all my friends traveling to the island during thi summer!
Zipline gives you a great view. Don't wear too short trousers as the climbing harness could hurt a little. I felt totally save through all the ziplines. You can take your camera on the ziplines but you are not allowed to take pictures during the ride. Only when you are on the platforms. Be sure to secure your camera during the ziplining, you can not hold it. When it comes to the monkeys be sure your camera is ready. The monkeys are very very cute and fast. You don't want to miss them. Overall I can highly recommend this. It was so much fun and we spent a great day in the mountains.
Once the actual safari started, after a late pickup and sitting at a gas station for too long waiting on another truck, it was good. Samuel was a great tour guide and very informative. I wish that the initial driver was more forthcoming with why we were sitting at a gas station which made me nervous. We had to ask what was going on before we got any information.
Most memorable thing about our trip so far! Horseback riding to the falls was amazing. Swimming at the falls was great. Bacardi island is beautiful the guides were nice told us a lot about the places we were visiting plants around us.