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Samaná Province National parks

Our most recommended Samaná Province National parks

Los Haitises National Park: Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

1. 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.

Samaná: Los Haitises National Park & Cayo Levantado Island

2. 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.

Cayo Arena: Paradise Island and Mangroves Tour

3. Cayo Arena: Paradise Island and Mangroves Tour

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua, or Cabarete, and then make your way by bus to the brilliant white sands of Punta Rucia, 67 kilometers east of Montechristi. Get amazing views of the countryside before you board a speedboat to cross to Cayo Arena.  Be welcomed by the turquoise waters and white sands of the paradise island. Go ashore to sink your toes in the sand and top up your tan. Marvel at the colorful marine life and coral gardens on an optional guided snorkeling tour, and enjoy a selection of fresh fruits and drinks.  Navigate the thick mangrove forest of Monte Cristi National Park by speedboat, and look for the abundant wildlife in the lagoons and channels. Get a feel for island life at a local market before taking the speedboat back to the mainland.

Sabana de la Mar: Los Haitises Guided Hike and Kayaking

4. Sabana de la Mar: Los Haitises Guided Hike and Kayaking

This Hiking Trail + Kayaking Tour start from Caño Hondo/Sabana de La Mar port. We will hike around 3 hours along the Humid Forest in the Los Haitises National Park. You will learn about the medicinal plants of this area, see the broadleaf rain forest primary and secondary Los Haitises National Park mountains and at the same time reach the spring of the Jivales River from which the waters of the natural pools of Eco-lodge Caño Hondo. (We have also an option of only hiking in the Rain forest for Trekking lovers) 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. 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. Kayaking it is 2 hours. In case you will like this trip short we have a second option: Only Kayaking in Los Haitises 4 or 2 hours. The Tour finishes at the starting point in Los Haitises National Park. We Recommend this trip early in the morning to see Manatees, crustaceans, and dolphins.

From Punta Cana: Los Haitises Trip with Montaña Redonda Tour

5. 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.

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

6. 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.

From Puerto Plata: Cayo Arena Private Catamaran Trip & Lunch

7. From Puerto Plata: Cayo Arena Private Catamaran Trip & Lunch

Discover Cayo Arena, a paradise of coral reefs and tropical fish. Sail on the Ocean King catamaran on this private trip, spending time at Cayo Arena and Monte Cristi National Park. Indulge in a lobster lunch at Playa Punta Rucia and visit a cigar factory to learn the tricks of the trade. Get picked up from your accommodations and enjoy a scenic road trip through the picturesque countryside to Castillo de la Isabela. When you arrive, climb onboard the Ocean King catamaran, decked out with a solarium and water slide. Tour along the coast of Playa La Ensenada in your catamaran, enjoying Caribbean music and indulging in a few light refreshments. Drop anchor at Cayo Arena and spend around two hours swimming and snorkeling amongst the corals and tropical fish. Set sail to Monte Cristi National Park, feeling the wind in your hair. Look out for wildlife in the lush mangroves of the national park before stopping at Playa Punta Rucia. Land on the beach and savor the taste of freshly cooked lobster with a Caribbean lunch. Return to your hotel and visit an artisanal cigar factory, observing the process of cigar production and having the chance to buy some souvenirs.

Santo Domingo: Los Haitises National Park Day Trip

8. Santo Domingo: Los Haitises National Park Day Trip

This unparalleled tour offers you the chance to discover the largest nature preserve in the Dominican Republic. Witness the jewel of the ecotourism trips on the Caribbean. How many national parks have the Dominican Republic? Where is Los Haitises National Park? What’s the meaning of Haitises? Which kind of nature can you find in Los Haitises? Which is the connection between Jurassic Park movie and Los Haitises? Why you should go soon to Los Haitises?. You will discover the beautiful natural dreamlike scenery of marine and mangrove forests in the Bay of San Lorenzo. An unforgettable day of adventure that will immerse you in the true essence of what the Dominican Republic has to give. Get ready to experience the Dominican Republica from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Los Haitises National Park.

Puerto Plata: Day Trip to Cayo Arena Island by Speedboat

9. Puerto Plata: Day Trip to Cayo Arena Island by Speedboat

MYou will get on a speedboat that will take you to Isla Bonita-Cayo Arena, a journey full of adrenaline, sun, wind and adventure. On the island relax sunbathing in its crystal clear waters or snorkeling in its coral reefs with brightly colored tropical fish. On the way back we will visit the Monte Cristi National Park with its lush green mangroves, an abundance of wildlife and birds, you will learn about the wonders of nature. Once the journey is finished, we will enjoy a delicious typical lunch in Estero Hondo. Where you will have time to shop and bring souvenirs from the Dominican Republic. Itinerary: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

From Las Terrenas: Guided Tour of Los Haitises National Park

10. From Las Terrenas: Guided Tour of Los Haitises National Park

Leave your comfort zone and immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings Los Haitises National Park has to offer. Visit the towns of Sánchez and Sabana de la Mar located in the national park, and explore the rich flora and fauna making up Los Haitises. Set sail from Sánchez to Los Haitises and head to the caves with pictographs and petroglyphs, historical treasures of local native Taino culture, to be shown to you by your guide. Explore the immense biodiversity of Las Haitises' mangroves, where a rich number of birds, fish, and land animals live and roam freely. The fact that the guides are locals will only assure your boat tour is packed with the best tips and destinations.

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What people are saying about Samaná Province

Everything as described, an experience to be redone for sure, the most interesting and stimulating part is certainly the first, the visit to the caves with the park. Perfect staff and organization, the guide spoke three languages, Spanish, English and French, super nice as well as the captain and his assistant ☺️ Plus point for the bottle of Brugal rum on board. Many thanks for the experience

A unique experience on a beautiful small, dreamlike sandbank. The trip from Cabarete was very long (3.5 hours) but it was worth it. you should have seen it.

It was excellent… the highlight of my trip. My father love it and the added Photografer Isael was an amazing choice,

nice trip, good organization, Alejandro our guide was great and knows his tour well! can totally recommend it!

Awesome trip! Tour provider was fantastic! A must do!