From Barahona: Larimar Mine Tour

From Barahona: Larimar Mine Tour

From US$ 90 per person

Visit the only larimar mine in the world. Meet the miners and learn more about the mining of this special blue stone. Enjoy lunch at a Dominican household for a true taste of local fare.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 15 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Barahona, Paraiso, or Los Patos (exceptions may apply).

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about industrial gem mine production
  • Process your own larimar stone
  • Enjoy lunch overlooking a river and private swimming hole
Full description
After pickup from your hotel in the Barahona area, drive along the spectacular coastal road to Bahoruco. Well hidden in the mountains, you will visit the only existing Larimar Mine in the world, the blue stone exclusive to the Dominican Republic. Discovered in 1974, this stone is scratch resistant and very easy to polish, and is used to make uniquely beautiful jewelry. Arriving at the mine, you'll have a tour around the area with the opportunity to talk to the miners. Leaving the mountains, you will head to your picnic lunch location at a private home situated directly on the river with a natural swimming basin. Enjoy a true taste of authentic Dominican fare and a dip before heading to a Larimar shop to have a chance to process this precious stone yourself. Afterwards, head back to your accommodation in Barahona.
Includes
  • Roundtrip transport by 4WD vehicle
  • Local English-, Spanish-, or French-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fee to the Larimar Mine
  • Picnic lunch
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Open-toed shoes
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