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Excursion Samana Dominican Republic

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Tour of Samana in Dominican Republic

Welcome to Samaná! In the northeast of the Dominican Republic lies one of the most beautiful provinces in the entire country.

Your trip to Punta Cana should always include a visit to the incredible city of Santa Barbara de Samaná. The town of Samaná is located in the north of the Dominican Republic, in the Samaná Bay, and stands out for the turquoise blue and crystal clear water of its beaches next to palm trees and jungle, which almost invade the beach to the shore, being the perfect place for a day of adventure.

Samaná is one of the 32 provinces that make up the Dominican Republic, and one of the most impressive to travelers for its landscapes. Being a peninsula, it is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, bordered to the west by the provinces of Monte Plata, María Trinidad Sánchez and Duarte.

Its wild nature, its beaches and a very authentic culture have made it a place with a great tourist infrastructure, so the offer for the traveler is very wide depending on what he wants. The main tourist towns in the area are Samaná, Las Terrenas and Las Galeras.

Located 245 kilometers from the capital, Santo Domingo, Samaná is a region rich in marble, the main industry apart from tourism. This city was an old fishing village that grew by leaps and bounds with the arrival of tourism.

It has a large port for cruise ships, as well as an international airport inaugurated in 2007. The resorts, although few, are of high quality, and many of them offer all-inclusive service to tourists. Five-star hotels such as Bahia Principe Samana, Bahia del Principe Cayaoca or Bahia del Principe Cayo Levantado are the best to enjoy a luxurious experience.

Why shouldn't you miss this tour?

There are 2 very clear reasons why you cannot miss this excursion to Samana, and it is that we will make a tour of the main tourist points of this region.

In the bay of Samaná, you will be able to see the beautiful Bacardi Island, known worldwide for being the place where a spot of the famous rum brand was filmed.

The other important point of the excursion is the Limón waterfall, a natural monument lost in the middle of the jungle of the province of Samaná.

Duration of excursion: 10 hours

Departure time: 06:50 am

Hotel pick up

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Activity itinerary

This excursion is one of the most demanded from Punta Cana, so let's see what is the road map we have marked.

06:50 a.m - Pick up from your hotel to the meeting point. Remember that the departure time can always vary depending on the hotel where you are staying.

07:50 a.m - Departure from the meeting point by bus. Make yourself comfortable as the trip takes more than 1 hour.

09:50 a.m - After having a small breakfast, we embark from the port of La Cañita (Sabaná de la Mar) on a catamaran heading to Samaná Bay. This journey takes a little over 30 minutes.

10:30 am – Arrival at the port of the city of Samaná, where we will get on our safari truck to enjoy all the secrets of this province. We will head towards the mountain where we will make a stop at a typical Dominican house. Here we can see how products such as coffee, cocoa, chocolate, mama juana and tobacco are made.

We continue our route up the mountain to reach "El Rancho" where we ride a horse to cross the forest towards Limón Waterfall. Here, we will enjoy a spectacular setting and we will be able to bathe in its waters.

Next, we got on our horse to head to "El Rancho". From here we will go in our safari truck to the restaurant to have a typical Dominican buffet for lunch.

Once we have had lunch, we embark on our catamaran that will take us to enjoy spectacular scenery. We will arrive at Bacardí Island or Cayo Levantado, a place that will leave you speechless. Here we will be for more than an hour so that we can contemplate the beauty of this place.

5:00 p.m - End of the excursion. Return to your hotel or resort in our transportation.

* The times indicated above are approximate.

What to see on the Samana excursion?

Samaná has many tourist attractions. One of them is Cayo Levantado, a small island in the northeast of Samaná Bay with spectacular white sand beaches. Cascada Limón, nestled in a natural forest, is the perfect place to relax to the sound of the water.

Perhaps the most important event in Samaná is that it is the perfect place for humpback whale watching, as this species comes to the bay during the mating season, which usually coincides with winter on the island. In this natural festival, visitors can get within a few meters of the whales to photograph them. This tour is only available from mid-January to March and can be booked here.

Other places you will be able to see are: Los Haitises National Park, Playa Las Terrenas, Las Galeras, El Portillo, Playa Bonita, Playa Coson, Playa Frontón, Rincón de Las Galeras,...

Going into the Samana Peninsula: Limon Waterfall

We continue heading north in the bay to reach the Samana peninsula.

There are many charming places here, such as the beaches bordering Las Terrenas.

But we want adventure, so we will look for one of the pearls of the region among the vegetation: the Limón waterfall.

The hiking route lasts approximately 2 hours starting from the town of El Rancho. On the way you can buy Dominican products such as coffee, cocoa, rum or even local handicrafts.

Once you arrive at Limón waterfall, you can enjoy the beauty of the 3 waterfalls that fill a natural pool where, if you dare, you can take a refreshing swim.

Bacardi Island

After having lunch, our catamaran route through the waters of the Samaná Bay will begin.

Our reference in this place is Bacardi Island, so called because an advertising spot of the famous rum brand was filmed here.

Not only will you get to know this side, but we will also go deep into the depths of Cayo Levantado, the real name of this island.

Inside, a perfect jungle awaits you to get lost and get away from it all. Back to the coast, you can relax on its beaches of fine yellow sand and enter the crystal clear waters that bathe this area of the Caribbean.

In this natural environment that we have just discovered, you will be able to take, possibly, the best photos of your vacation in the Dominican Republic. It will be an indelible memory.
Las terrenas Dominican republic

Las Terrenas

In the 70's, Las Terrenas was a small town of fishermen, farmers and beekeepers who lived in their small houses without water, without electricity and totally isolated. In 1975, a French businessman arrived in this place and decided to open the hotel, the Tropic Banana. From this event, Las Terrenas ended up touching the ears of the whole world, beginning to develop a tourist infrastructure that sells to this day.

Located in the north of the Sierra de Samaná. Its cream-colored sandy beaches are its main tourist attraction, where with a mojito and local music, you can spend an incredible day. Its crystal clear waters are perfect for diving, photography, water sports or just swimming and sunbathing.
Las terrenas Dominican republic

La Churcha

La Churcha is a 19th century wooden church, built by freed African-American slaves who emigrated to Samaná after they were offered free land to farm. Its name is a derivation of the English word "church".

Recommendations to go to Samaná

Although the main thing is to bring an adventurous attitude to this tour, it is best that you follow these tips:

  • Sunscreen to protect the skin from the sun's rays.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Swimwear.
  • A beach towel.
  • Sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun's rays.
  • Money in cash in case you want to buy a souvenir.

Who can book this tour?

This is an excursion suitable for the whole family and you can book the excursion:

  • All adults whose age is from 12 years.
  • All children between the ages of 4 and 11.
  • Pregnant women, unlike other excursions, will be able to do the activities offered on this tour.
  • Elderly people or people with reduced mobility must have a companion to guarantee their safety and help them on the excursion routes.

Opinions of our clients

"Samaná is very beautiful. A paradise for all nature lovers!"
Samantha Cooper
JackCana Tours Client
"We did the Samaná excursion and horseback riding with Jackcana and they were very fun. The guides were very nice and answered all our questions"
Arturo Sánchez
JackCana Tours Client
"What I liked the most was Limón waterfall, which impressed me quite a bit to see the water fall from so high. The rest was fine, but this waterfall impressed me a lot."
Lydia Ordoñez
JackCana Tours Client
Julia Williams
María Smith
Vanesa Gil

Is there a possibility of free cancellation of the tour?

Yes. You can cancel the excursion for free 24 hours in advance. After that date, we will not refund the deposit you have made to make the reservations, since our team and guide will have all the services prepared to offer the best quality in the activity.

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