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Samaná: Los Haitises National Park & Cayo Levantado Island

1. Samaná: Los Haitises National Park & Cayo Levantado Island

Travel across stunning tropical waters and enjoy delicious Dominican delicacies on this beautiful tour. Contemplate the historic artworks of the Indigenous Taíno people found in caves located in the beautiful Los Haitises National Park. Begin at Samana port where you will then take a catamaran or boat to pass Samana Bay. Arrive at the Los Haitises National Park, and visit the gorgeous rock islands and learn about about interpretations of Indigenous Taíno paintings at Linea Cave. After departing the ancient cave, take a boat across the beautiful waters to visit a charming beach and the Cueva de la Larena Cave. Finish the tour of the cave with a toast and take the boat back to Cayo Levantado. Once you have returned, enjoy a traditional Dominican buffet and relax at Cayo Levantado Beach.

Los Haitises National Park: Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

2. Los Haitises National Park: Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

Embark on a full-day trip from Samaná to Los Haitises National park, and explore the park's natural beauty. See the park's beautiful scenery, and look for a variety of species while you explore. Enjoy a typical Dominican lunch buffet on Cayo Levantado. Slalom by the many islets that form this amazing National Park. See the park's natural attractions, like the mangroves, and some of the park's various bird species like pelicans, herons, and the Ridgway's hawk. Take the time to see historic caves and spectacular scenery. Marvel at the caves, which have some of the highest numbers of indigenous petroglyphs and pictographs in the country. Travel to Cayo Levantado, also known as Bacardi Island, and enjoy the picturesque destination's warm beaches, and a buffet lunch of typical Dominican food.

From Punta Cana: Los Haitises Trip with Montaña Redonda Tour

3. From Punta Cana: Los Haitises Trip with Montaña Redonda Tour

Los Haitises Day Trip We'll pick you up at your hotel in Punta Cana from 6:30 am onwards and set off for Los Haitises National Park, a unique karst landscape bathed by the waters of Samaná Bay. Upon arrival, we'll board a boat and sail along the Caño Hondo River towards San Lorenzo Bay, while looking out for tangles of red mangroves on the shore. In open water, we'll be able to spot rocky mogotes teeming with pelicans and fork-tailed flycatchers. The expedition continues to the Arena and Linea caves, which were once used by the Taíno indigenous people. Inside, we'll see these caves decorated with indigenous pictograms and petroglyphs. Our next stop will be the Caño Hondo Paradise Hotel, where we'll hop off the boat and see beautiful natural pools inside the hotel's grounds. You'll be able to have a refreshing dip in the Jivales River before having a traditional Dominican lunch, which we'll eat in this idyllic spot. With our energy back, we'll get into a jeep and head to the summit of Redonda mountain, which is nestled between two lagoons: Limón and Redonda. From the top, the views of the jungle will look like something out of a fairy tale. Finally, we'll return to the mainland and head back to Punta Cana, where we'll arrive at your hotel between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

3in1: Los Haitises N P + Yanigua Waterfall + Montaña Redonda

4. 3in1: Los Haitises N P + Yanigua Waterfall + Montaña Redonda

Guided tour in all required languages. You are about to experience a true ecological tour to get to know the countryside and jungles of the Dominican Republic, you will learn about Dominican history and culture, Los Haitises National Park where you can walk through the rainforests used as a filming location for the feature film Jurassic Park. You will see the incredible rocks protruding from the water up to 30 meters height. The hundreds of endangered bird species in flight over the park’s extensive landscape and its majestic mangroves. You will navigate through Montaña Redonda in a Safari Truck until reach its summit, enjoying its majestic panoramic views of the Island northeast coast (Samaná Bay) at 305 meter high. You will learn about dozens of plantations including Cocoa and Coffee. You will experience a cocoa show in which we show you step by step, how the cocoa is harvested until it is transformed into chocolate creating Dominican Nutella, and drink hot chocolate which you can taste for free accompanied by a delicious coconut bread from the house. You will swim under a remote and virgin waterfall in Yanigua and will get to know the unique Blue Amber zone in the world. Tarzan's treehouse (a house on the top of a tree at 35 meters high). You will also receive all-natural clay skincare applications from the river at no additional cost. Lunch time: You will taste the best Dominican food ever, all-you-can-eat Lunch Buffet and non-alcoholic open bar on the edge of the waterfall. A day full of tons of memorable experiences is waiting for you!

From Samana: Los Haitises Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

5. From Samana: Los Haitises Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

Embark on a full-day trip from Samaná to the Los Haitises National park. Take in the park's natural beauty on a boat tour and look for a variety of colorful species while you explore. Enjoy a typical Dominican lunch buffet on the paradisical Cayo Levantado island. Hop aboard a comfortable boat at the Samaná port and cruise to through the many islets that comprise the Los Haitises National Park. See the park's natural attractions, like the mangroves, and some of the park's bird species like pelicans, herons, and the Ridgway's hawk. Take the time to walk through historic caves and spectacularly lush scenery. Marvel at the caves, which have some of the highest numbers of indigenous petroglyphs and pictographs in the country. Travel to Cayo Levantado, also known as Bacardi Island, and enjoy the picturesque destination's warm beaches, and a buffet lunch full of mouthwatering flavors before returning to your meeting point.

Haitises + Cayo Levantado ( Bacardi Island )

6. Haitises + Cayo Levantado ( Bacardi Island )

Embark on a full-day trip from Samaná to the Los Haitises National park. Take in the park's natural beauty on a boat tour and look for a variety of colorful species while you explore. Enjoy a typical Dominican lunch buffet on the paradisical Cayo Levantado island. Hop aboard a comfortable boat at the Samaná port and cruise to through the many islets that comprise the Los Haitises National Park. See the park's natural attractions, like the mangroves, and some of the park's bird species like pelicans, herons, and the Ridgway's hawk. Take the time to walk through historic caves and spectacularly lush scenery. Marvel at the caves, which have some of the highest numbers of indigenous petroglyphs and pictographs in the country. Travel to Cayo Levantado, also known as Bacardi Island, and enjoy the picturesque destination's warm beaches, and a buffet lunch full of mouthwatering flavors before returning to your meeting point.

Punta Cana: Los Haitises Hike & Kayaking Mangroves

7. Punta Cana: Los Haitises Hike & Kayaking Mangroves

This Hiking Trail + Kayaking Tour start from Punta cana with a Transfer from Hotels. After this we arrive to the park where we will hike around 2 hours along the Humid Forest in the Los Haitises National Park. You will learn about the medicinal plants of this area, see the broadleaf forest primary and secondary Los Haitises National Park mountains. Then we take the equipment required for your safety (Lifejackets, etc), kayaks and going through mangrove swamps. You will see some bird-filled mangroves, rolling hills of lush vegetation. Through the mangroves and Land at the open San Lorenzo Bay, from where you can photograph the rugged forest landscape. Lunch with locals to drive back to your hotel in Punta cana

3in1 Fullday Los Haitises & Waterfal SPA from Punta Cana

8. 3in1 Fullday Los Haitises & Waterfal SPA from Punta Cana

Los Haitises Day Trip We'll pick you up at your hotel in Punta Cana from 6:30 am onwards and set off for Los Haitises National Park, a unique karst landscape bathed by the waters of Samaná Bay. Upon arrival, we'll board a boat and sail along the Caño Hondo River towards San Lorenzo Bay, while looking out for tangles of red mangroves on the shore. In open water, we'll be able to spot rocky mogotes teeming with pelicans and fork-tailed flycatchers. The expedition continues to the Arena and Linea caves, which were once used by the Taíno indigenous people. Inside, we'll see these caves decorated with indigenous pictograms and petroglyphs. Our next stop will be the Caño Hondo Paradise Hotel, where we'll hop off the boat and see beautiful natural pools inside the hotel's grounds. You'll be able to have a refreshing dip in the Jivales River before having a traditional Dominican lunch, which we'll eat in this idyllic spot. With our energy back, we'll get into a jeep and head to the summit of Redonda mountain, which is nestled between two lagoons: Limón and Redonda. From the top, the views of the jungle will look like something out of a fairy tale. Finally, we'll return to the mainland and head back to Punta Cana, where we'll arrive at your hotel between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

Los Haitises: Boat Excursion and Walking Tour with Lunch

9. Los Haitises: Boat Excursion and Walking Tour with Lunch

Take the time to see historic caves and spectacular scenery. Marvel at the caves, which have some of the highest numbers of indigenous petroglyphs and pictographs in the country. Slalom by the many islets that form this amazing National Park. See the park's natural attractions, like the mangroves, and some of the park's various bird species like pelicans, herons, and the Ridgway's hawk. Travel to Cayo Levantado, also known as Bacardi Island, and enjoy the picturesque destination's warm beaches, and a buffet lunch of typical Dominican food. Embark on a full-day trip from Samaná to Los Haitises National park, and explore the park's natural beauty. See the park's beautiful scenery, and look for a variety of species while you explore. Enjoy a typical Dominican lunch buffet on Cayo Levantado.

Los Haitises: Caves, Mangroves, & Rainforest Hike/Boat Tour

10. Los Haitises: Caves, Mangroves, & Rainforest Hike/Boat Tour

This trip starts with a Local Tour Guide that knows the original History of the gorgeous National Park. After we start from the Main port of Los Haitises National Park name Caño Hondo (Deep Creek) on a BOAT with Life jackets. We will enjoy the Red Mangroves forest until arrive in San Lorenzo Bay. Small bay into Samaná Bay. And here we go! The first amazing thing that you can see is the collection of a Huge limestones mountain island called Mogotes. on top of them more than 700 species of Plants and many wetlands birds flying around. Later Visiting Caves with pictographs from our indigenous communities 750 years ago. Through the mangroves and Land at the open San Lorenzo Bay, from where you can photograph the rugged forest landscape. Look to the water to spot Manatees, crustaceans, and dolphins. The national park’s name comes from its original inhabitants, the Taino Indians. In their language “Haitises” translates to highlands or Hills, a reference to the coastline’s steep geological formations with Limestones. Aventure deeper into the park to explore caves such as the Cueva de la Arena and Cueva de la Línea. Caves in the reserve were used as shelter by the Taino Indians and, later, by hiding pirates. Look for drawings by Indians that decorate some of the walls. After visiting Los Haitises National Park we will go back to the port where our trip started.

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What people are saying about Los Haitises National Park

Overall rating

4.4
(35 reviews)

We liked the excursion and the guide's explanations, and the food was delicious. For the price it could include a pina colada or beer. We would improve: more time in Cayo Levantado, since it is not 7 hours considering that the excursion begins almost an hour later. And the fact that the guide speaks 4 languages all the time, taking into account that there were 2 Germans or 2 Frenchmen, Spanish and English would have been enough

Very well organized, great guide (Joelle), beautiful experiences, great moments and breathtaking views. Highly recommended. The lunch was delicious! We were provided with drinks throughout the day. Joelle told us a lot about the culture, life there and the history of the country. It was very interesting, he tried very hard! Thank you for the great day! ;)

Very interesting tour that offers good insights into the hinterland of the Dominican Republic. Each of the activities had its own appeal. The guide gave varied information about the country and its people during the bus ride. He also went into more difficult questions in detail.

It was a very successful day! Even though we don't speak German, the guide still made the effort to speak English to us. Every step of this day is so well organized! great experience!

Trip was great and interesting. Roberto our guide was the best