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Samana: Guided Day Trip with Buffet Lunch and Whale Watching

1. Samana: Guided Day Trip with Buffet Lunch and Whale Watching

Enjoy a unique event in the Dominican Republic, the Humpback Whale Watching sanctuary who visit our shores in Samana Bay once a year, from January to the end of March and come to mate and give birth to their calves. The experience starts leaving from your Hotels and through the Eastern plain, towards Las Cañitas de Miches. Once at the Las Cañitas Dock, we embark to go to the Whale Sanctuary, where we will remain for approximately 2 and half hours. After the sighting, head to Cayo Levantado or Bacardi Island, where we will have lunch and beach time (approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes).  After lunch, we board the boat again to go to the Samana Pier where the Safari Truck awaits us to go to the Ranch, where we will take a ride for about 30 minutes through the virgin forestand along the banks of the river until we reach the El Limon Waterfall, with a height of more than 60 meters high, to enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating dip.

From Punta Cana: Cayo Levantado & El Limon Waterfall Tour

2. From Punta Cana: Cayo Levantado & El Limon Waterfall Tour

The waterfalls, Horse Riding, Hiking, and Safari Tour, Swimming at Natural Springs, lunch at Bacardi Island, and others fun activities are waiting for you. Departing Punta Cana on a bus, we will head to Samana Bay port. Once at the port, we will get onboard of a boat or Catamaran with local tour guides who will direct you to the community of Samana. In this community a Safari Tour will take you around teaching you about the history of this town. But this is not all, El Limon waterfall is next, here you will be able swim and hike or do horse riding. El Limon waterfall is a fantastic natural monument with a tropical forest and clear natural springs. On the way back to Samana we will have a stop at Bacardi Island where a lunch will be served and you are going to be able to swim in one of the most natural pools of Dominican Republic.

From Punta Cana: Samana Day Trip

3. From Punta Cana: Samana Day Trip

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.

From Punta Cana: Samana Day Tour by Airplane

4. From Punta Cana: Samana Day Tour by Airplane

Depart from Punta Cana Airport in the morning to Arroyo Barril Airport in Samana. Have transportation waiting for you when you arrive. Travel through thick vegetation to reach a small village, where you will visit a typical house to enjoy Dominican coffee and cacao. Continue your journey to a ranch in the town of El Limon, where you will get ready to meet the horses. Ride the horses to El Salto del Limon, which is a 170 foot (52m) waterfall. Enjoy a refreshing swim. After a delicious buffet lunch back at the ranch, continue your discovery of Samana as you visit Samana Bay, one of the most beautiful places in the Dominican Republic.  Board your boat and head towards Cayo Levantado, a spectacular island with white sand and clear water in the middle of the peninsula. After your visit to the island, head back to the airport and board your flight back to Punta Cana.

El Limon Waterfall & Bacardi Island Full-Day Adventure

5. El Limon Waterfall & Bacardi Island Full-Day Adventure

Begin your tour by taking the new road to the fishermen town of Miches, on one of the modern buses. Enjoy an hour road trip watching the countryside along the coast and the Anamuya range. Climb on board the Catamaran at Las Canitas. Visit Salto El Limon Waterfall and see the beautiful serene location. Take part in an unforgettable adventure that takes you to the peninsula where the mountains tower up 2,100 feet into the sky. Take a horse ride through the incredible lush vegetation, plants, coffee, cocoa and a variety of tropical fruits. The 30-minute ride uphill to the top of the waterfall gives a captivating vantage point over the surrounding countryside. Afterwards, enjoy lunch back at the ranch.  After lunch, your guide will take you to Cayo Levantado, a beautiful island in the middle of the blue and turquoise water. Take time off to relax and swim before riding back to Las Canitas at the end of the tour.   

Whale Watching: Full Day Tour from Punta Cana by Airplane

6. Whale Watching: Full Day Tour from Punta Cana by Airplane

Begin your day early in the morning with pickup at your accommodation in Punta Cana/Bávaro, Uvero Alto or Bayahibe. Head over to Punta Cana Airport, then fly to Arroyo Barril Airport in Samana. Enjoy drinks and snacks during the approximately 35-minute flight. Upon arrival in Samana, you'll be transported to the ship that will take you to Samana Bay for the sighting of humpback whales. Admire these magnificent animals in their natural habitat during whale season from January 14 to March 31. After whale watching, enjoy lunch in Cayo Levantado and relax on the beach for the rest of the day. After a wonderful day in Samana, begin to head back to Samana Airport for your return flight to Punta Cana. When you arrive at Punta Cana Airport, your bus driver will be waiting for you to take you back to your accommodation.

From Punta Cana: Samana Full Day Trip by Bus and Boat

7. From Punta Cana: Samana Full Day Trip by Bus and Boat

Benefit from hotel pickup in the areas of Punta Cana, Bavaro, Uvero Alto, and Bayahibe, and then experience the amazing countryside of the Dominican Republic from multiple perspectives. Journey along rural roads and get endless photo opportunities. Start with about an hour's drive along El Seybo Highway from Bavaro to Miches. Head to the dock to board a speedboat to Santa Bárbara de Samaná. On arrival, climb aboard a safari-style truck, and travel to El Limón. Visit an island house and sample native and organic fruits from the plantation. Continue to the majestic El Limón Waterfall with a short ride through the tropical forest by horse. Get a unique view of the crystal clear waters from the mountain before saying farewell to the horses and hiking alongside the river to take a refreshing dip in the waterfall. Replenish with a typical buffet-style meal at Rancho Tipico and enjoy a short rest before going back to the dock in Samaná. Travel to Bacardi Island or Cayo Levantado by speedboat and bathe in the turquoise waters on arrival. Then, board your speedboat for one last trip to Miches, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

From Punta Cana: Samaná, Cayo Levantado & El Limón Waterfall

8. From Punta Cana: Samaná, Cayo Levantado & El Limón Waterfall

Discover the Eastern Coastal Plain of the Dominican Republic on a guided day trip from Punta Cana, with hotel transfers included. Take a boat to Samana on your way to a ranch. Enjoy horseback riding, visit the Limón waterfalls, savor a Dominican lunch, and enjoy the sun at Cayo Levantado island. Depart from the different hotel zones in modern and comfortable buses. Board the boat at the Las Cañitas Pier, to head to Samana. There, the Safari-type Truck awaits us to make the tour of the Town, and continue through the Campos, until we reach the Rancho. Once at the Ranch, we ride a horse for about 40 minutes one way to visit La Cascada Limón. This waterfall is one of the most important falls in the Antilles and the Caribbean, both for the amount of water it has, as well as for its abrupt drop of 67 meters high. After about 40 minutes at the Cascada, we return to the Ranch and go to the Restaurant for the Typical Dominican Lunch. Finished at lunch, We go to Cayo Levantado or Isla Bacardí, to enjoy its white sands and crystal clear waters or simply sunbathe under its coconut trees. There you can also take a souvenir of the typical crafts of the area. After 1 hour and 30 minutes, we headed to Las Cañitas.

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What people are saying about El Limón Waterfall

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 88 reviews

Very good activity, Carlito and Ricardo are super friendly, I was late to go to the port and I found that they left but Ricardo came back to pick me up with a motorbike and it was a great experience. Remember to take cash with you because the people who bring you back to the waterfall with the horses are volunteers and it makes them happy to think of them with a small tip, the activity in general went very well and I loved everything. Thank you once again and do not hesitate to make this experience it is really worth it.

Fantastic trip with lots to absorb, really well paced and feel like this day will be one to remember for many years. The guide offered valuable insights and we really felt like we got a taste of the Dominican lifestyle and culture. The sights were incredible, our Gopro stayed warm throughout the trip! Make sure that you leave some tips to the horseriding assistants, they work really hard! (and perhaps avoid making the mistake of bringing British pounds as they have never seen that before)...

For the most part we liked the excursion very much, but we have to say that the exit was obviously not that pleasant for the horses. We were very sorry afterwards. The fact that the companions begged for a tip very obtrusively when we left the room was rather ugly. Otherwise, the guide, the drive, the food, the pick-up and also the Barcadi island were very nice and we would say that the money was worth it.

We loved the experience. Two things we all agreed on: it would have been better to stay longer at the Caída Limón and skip the beach. Also, we would have appreciated to have a ballpark figure of how much tips to bring. And guides most be paid by the ranch in addition to tips

Very well organized tour, the guides were very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and everything was spotlessly clean.