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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC EXCURSIONS AND CITY TOUR ALL YEAR
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CITY TOURS AND ADVENTURES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

In every region destination in the Dominican Republic you can choose to visit places and make adventures in the island. These are optional excursions to enjoy:

SANTO DOMINGO CITY TOUR (by plane)

We take the plane (35 min.) instead of the 4 hours bus ride (one way !!!) and fly over - the Cave "Los Tres Ojos" (optional) - the historical sites like the first Cathedral of the new world - the Alcazar (house of the Son of Columbus) - the first street of America and more.

Available: (Everyday exc. Sundays)

 


 


 

 OCEAN WORLD  ADVENTURE PARK

Ocean World is a world-class marine park offering a number of different marine mammal attractions.

Dolphin Swim is a 30 minute session with two playful dolphins and structured by one of their experienced trainers. This fun interaction includes petting, feeding, and some thrilling surprise interactions. Restrictions apply.

Dolphin Encounter  is not a swim program but gives you the chance to meet these incredible mammals up close and personal in waist deep water. Both fun and educational.

Half-Day Sea Lion & Snorkel Reef Tour  upon arrival at the park you will be greeted by the Patagonian sea lions, the clowns of the sea. You will be given a brief educational lecture, a training session, seeing the amazing acrobatic skills of the sea lions. Afterwards you can pet and feed these playful mammals, even receive a kiss and hug,

The next experience is the Tropical Snorkel Reef Pool with its amazing world of colorful coral and tropical fish, the only snorkel experience with 100% visibility and calm waters guaranteed 365 days a year. The trained lifeguards will help you with snorkel gear and guide you through the pool.

Note: Bring swimsuit, change of clothes, sunscreen, towel, camera, and extra pesos
Lunch included at Aquarius Restaurant within Ocean World (drinks not included)
Children ages 13 not permitted
Clients in Sosua/Cabarete Area  Extra US$5 transportation charge
Observers/Entrance Fee to Park only:US$55 (4yr old+) Free for children 1-3
Transportation provided but for clients in the Sosua/Cabarete Area there is a US$5 extra transportation charge.
Pick up times vary upon different show times, can be verified with Representative

 


 

SAONA ISLAND CATAMARAN/LANCHAS

Take with you a peerless experience on our Big Catamaran Charente, cruising through the coastline of the EasternNational Park to SaonaIsland's white beaches. Explore the natural wonders of the Caribbean Sea in direction to largest marine refuge and nursery area in our country. View many indigenous bird species in their natural habitats as you feel a perfect combination of fun, excitement, Merengue music, drinks and vibrant colors. A 35 minutes of snorkeling is included.

Available: Wed/Sat. 07:10am to 07:00pm approx.


BAVARO SPLASH

Get on your boat for the most fabulous fascination. Spread out your emotions on this exciting tour, full of great maneuvers bordering the famous littoral of Bavaro beaches with quality assurance. About three hours discovering the marine life, provided of professional equipment for snorkeling. Half day tour. Daily, Four times a day.

 


CAVING FUN

Here's an eco-adventure at the end of the National Park LOS HAITISES, Rancho Capote.
Mix adrenaline, power, and pleasure; ride horseback, walk in the Dominican forest, travel to Devil's Cave, rappel inside and discover the magnificent formations, stunning colors, underground stream and prehistoric art. All expose by professional expert guides.

Available: Mon, Wed & Sat 06:20am to 08:00pm

 


KONTIKI TOUR (not available from Bayahive)

Discover the real Caribbean on our double Decker party boat and cruise the spectacular coast and white sandy beaches of Bavaro. Wind in your hair, a cocktail in your hand; enjoy the ride to Buccaneers reef and the best snorkeling in Punta Cana. Great music, Great music, Great atmosphere, open bar, snacks, and the coldest in town guarantee a great day of action and fun. HALF DAY.

Available: Mon to Sat, 12:30 to 05:30pm.


HELICOPTER TOUR

Discover the unspoiled beauty of the Dominican Republic by air! Let their pilot bring you by helicopter to reveal panoramic views beyond your imagination. The following are the different tours provided:

10 Minute Helicopter Tour - Discover Puerto Plata by air! They will show you the most important points of interest like the Malecon, Fort San Felipe-an old fortress from the 15th century, the beautiful Central Park and the cathedral of Puerto Plata.

15 Minute Helicopter Tour  Enjoy the exciting view of Puerto Plata and Cofresi by air. Let their pilots fly you over the city of Puerto Plata with it's popular Malecon and the old San Felipe Fort. The sight of the newly installed Ocean World dolphin park in Cofresi is only one of the highlights of this flight. Discover your vacation site from a different perspective.

20 Minute Helicopter Tour  Extend the above mentioned tours to Puerto Plata, Cofresi and the beautiful Bay of Maimon. The view of the fabulous coastline and its surrounding areas of lush tropical vegetation is an experience not to be missed. A photographer's dream come true

30 Minute Helicopter Tour - This is the most spectacular tour. Embark on an unforgettable flight and enjoy the majestic view of Puerto Plata and surrounding areas. This air tour allows you an eagle's view of miles and miles of unspoiled beaches and soaring tropical palm trees swaying effortlessly to the rhythm of the breeze. The view of the turquoise waters of Sosua Bay and the windsurfing beaches of Cabarete will make this tour a memorable experience.
Note: Bring camera and extra pesos
Availability: Daily and at different times that can be arranged as per your schedule


DEEP SEA FISHING

Experience the thrill of a deep-sea fishing  in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on a 42 or 33 feet Hatteras Sport-fisher. Catches can include, Machi Machi/Dorados, White Marlin, Blue Marlins, Sailfish and many others. Whether a seasoned angler or first timer - young or old - all are welcomed and cared for by our professional crew. Available everyday, Twice a day. Full equipment and instructions. Snacks and soft-drinks on board.

Available: 08.00am to 12:00m; 14:00 to 06.00pm.


DEEP SEA FISHING  HALF DAY

If you are a fisherman at heart or just want to go and watch, there is a fishing yacht that will take you out into the ocean to try your hand at catching the fish in season (i.e. White Marlin, Atlantic Blue Marlin, Atlantic Swordfish, Wahoo, Tuna)

Transportation will be provided from your hotel to the harbour and you will board a 45 foot yacht, 2X General Motor with 450 HP each. Equipment and bait is provided. 8 fishermen is the maximum allowed on board, or 6 fishermen and 4 sightseers.

Note: bring comfortable clothing, sunscreen, camera, extra pesos
Snack on board, fruits and all national drinks included (beer, soft drinks, and water)
Pick up time in the morning begins from 7:30 am and tour ends at 1:00 pm

Pick up time in the afternoon begins from 12:30 pm and tour ends at 6:30 pm.
Availability: Daily.


HORSEBACK RIDING

Choose the perfect time and ride horseback for an hour through the virgin and magnificent beaches of Macao. You are about to ride in the beautiful forest of Punta Cana directly at the beach. Join us and take part in an enjoyable family experience of learning.


Departure times of hotel: from 08:30 to 15:30 (not available from Bayahive)


PARADISE ISLAND  FULL DAY

Paradise Island (Cayo Arena) is a sandy sand bank of approximately 2000 m2 extension in the middle of a round atoll reef, unique in the Dominican Republic. Because of its unique position, out in the Atlantic close to Montecristi, it has a very special dessert-like climate with 330 days of sunshine per year.

From Puerto Plata to Punta Rusia you travel through green hills, mountains with tropical rainforest, tobacco and rice plantations and desert-like vegetation. Upon arrival to Punta Rusia you will receive a Welcome Cocktail on the beach with an explanation of the program and orientation about the ecological environment and security instructions.

Transfer to the island (Cayo Arena- an approximate 15-30 minute ride) is provided using a comfortable and unsinkable Yamaha Speedboat with a capacity of 15 persons per boat. The stay on the island is approximately 2  - 3 hours. There are guided snorkeling (equipment provided) and diving tours (extra charge for equipment) available.

On the way back to Punta Rusia, you will travel (approximately 1 hour) through the Mangroves of the National Park with its unique fauna and wildlife. Upon your arrival to Punta Rusia, depending upon the limitation of time, there is the possibility of swimming or sunbathing on the beach, or riding on a banana boat (weather and availability permitting) or simply walking through the fishing village of Punta Rusia.

Note: Bring swimsuit, towel, underwater camera, suntan lotion, extra pesos
On the island , sandwiches and national drinks are provided
Buffet Lunch and drinks (non-alcoholic provided)
Pick up time begins at 5:40 am and tour ends at 5:30 pm
Available: Thursdays and Saturdays


CATAMARAN TOUR  FULL DAY

The Catamaran Tour allows you to enjoy a relaxing sail trip, with a twist of a little piece of luxury with a lot of fun. Enjoy the fantastic scenery as you cruise to the infamous Sosua Bay. A unique experience for you to view the multitude of colors and life provided by the coral reef and tropical fish of this undersea haven.

Never tried snorkeling before? Not a problem, as the crew are trained to give professional instructions and will be there with you as you Snorkel the Splendor of this breath-taking coral reef. After snorkeling, hop back on board the Catamaran for a buffet lunch, with the fabulous backdrop of Sosua Beach.

Ocean breeze in your face, now it's time for some fun and games to get everyone ready for the exciting run for home.an exhilarating experience on the fastest point of sailing makes for a fantastic finish to an unforgettable day.

Note: Bring swimsuit, towel, camera (underwater camera can be bought on board
catamaran), suntan lotion, extra pesos.
Lunch and drinks (alcoholic beverage are offered after lunch time)
Pick up time begins at 7:45 am and tour ends at 3:30 pm
Available: Daily


ALTOS DE CHAVON

This full day excursion will take you along the southeastern coast of the island. The road goes trough the city of San Pedro de Macoris and further east, the city of La Romana where you will find the beautiful resort of "Casa de Campo", world jet setter's hideaway.

We will continue to "Altos de Chavon", also known at the artist's village, built in 16th century Italian style.

Time for shopping at exclusive shops and art galleries, and visit the Taino Indian Museum, church, amphitheatre or explore this interesting and charming village with is impressive panoramic view of Chavon River.

After lunch at a restaurant in La Romana, our tripe continues to Bayahibe, small fishing village with one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Time to enjoy the beach. Return to the hotel at sunset.


ISLA CATALINA

We will take you to La Romana harbour where you will board a comfortable glass bottom motor boat that will take you to Catalina Island.

The 45 minutes boat ride on the Caribbean Sea will give you opportunity to enjoy the colourful waterfront scenery and the underwater magnificence of the coral reefs. On arrival at the beach, different activities will be available (don't miss the snorkeling!!) Barbecue lunch and open bar with soft and national alcoholic drinks are included.

 


 

PUERTO PLATA CITY TOUR  HALF DAY

You will visit Fort San Felipe, which was built when the town was first founded. Journey into downtown Puerto Plata to explore Central Park and surrounding souvenir shops. You will visit the bottling plant of the Brugal Rum Factory, one of the oldest brands of Rum in the Dominican Republic. This is an excellent opportunity, to taste test the Rum and possibly purchase Rum at a discount price. This tour also features a visit to the Amber Museum, a gracious colonial mansion located in downtown Puerto Plata.

Note: Please be sure to wear flat comfortable shoes for this enjoyable day out!
Pick up time begins at: 8:00 am and tour ends at 12:30 pm
Available: Tuesdays or Thursdays


CABLE CAR/PUERTO PLATA  FULL DAY

A tour that should not be missed during your stay in Puerto Plata. In the morning, ride the cable car up to the top of Mountain Isabel. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic oceanic view and surrounding areas of Puerto Plata. Walk through the floral gardens found at the top.

In the afternoon you will visit Fort San Felipe, journey into downtown Puerto Plata and explore Central Park and surrounding souvenir shops. Visit the bottling rum factory of Brugal Rum Factory and have an opportunity to taste test for free one of the oldest brands of rum founded in the Dominican Republic. Also have the opportunity to purchase rum at discount prices.

Note: bring comfortable shoes, camera and extra pesos
Lunch and soft drinks included and entrance fees into attracting areas
Pick up time begins at 8:30 am and tour ends at 4:30 pm


TROPICAL SUN JEEP SAFARI  FULL DAY

Board a 4 x 4 pick up. You will pass through rivers, sugar cane fields, and banana forests. You can have your picture taken with a Dominican bull, or once you are in the countryside, you can have a taste of real Dominican coffee and see a sample of the popular Cock fights that are found within the Dominican Republic. You'll be up high on the mountain to appreciate the beautiful panoramic view of Puerto Plata and it's surrounding areas.

You will be visiting the region that boasts of having 28 small waterfalls and you will actually be able to climb 7 of them with the assistance of Guide.

Lunch and Drinks Included.
Bring your swimsuit, towel and suntan lotion, comfortable shoes, camera, some extra pesos.
Pick up time begins at: 8:00 am and tours ends at 4:30 pm
Available: Daily


OUTBACK JEEP SAFARI  FULL DAY

This is a day of fascinating history, adventure and detailed plant and animal explanation.
Outback jeep safari picks up clients in the different hotels and explains all about the history and geography of the sugar cane fields. They then head north to the El Choco trail toward Jamao. During this mountainous exploration there are many activities including a stop at a typical Dominican house where you are able to try fresh coffee. An explanation will be given of the culture and customs of how the people in the village live without running water and electricity.

There is a stop at a crystal clear river where one is given the opportunity to swim within the fresh waters and afterwards a stop at a typical Colmado corner store, where you can buy local products at local prices.

You are also taken to a Mini Zoo, where you can view the animals which include snakes, Hispaniola parakeets, iguanas, land crabs and a tarantula just to mention a few. Afterwards you will be taken on a jungle river boat tour down a tropical river. The last stop is on a 15 mile long beach near Cabarete fantastic for boogie boarding and lots of sea shell hunting. This is a perfect ending to a perfect day.

Note: Bring swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, camera, extra pesos
Lunch and drinks included
Pick up time begins at 9:00 am and tour ends at 5:00 pm
Availability: Daily


FUNNY BIKES  HALF OR FULL DAY

The tour includes 30 minutes of basic training and more than 3 hours of driving on the back roads of the Isabel Mountain You will have the opportunity to view dynamic scenery of Puerto Plata and Playa Dorada Complex, an abundant forest, sugar cane fields, mountain streams, along with a dramatic coastline which can be photographed from the trail. You will visit Dominican and Haitian villages, rural schools allowing you the opportunity to learn about Dominican customs, native plants and animals. Afterwards you will return to the base and be given transportation back to your hotel.

Note:
Bring swimsuit, towel and running shoes, camera, extra pesos.
Not recommended for children under 12 years of age
Pick up time in the morning begins at 8:45 am and tour ends at 12:30 pm
Pick up time in the afternoon begins at 1:45 pm and tour ends at 5:30 pm
Soft drinks and water included
Available: Daily

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