ACTIVE HOLIDAYS SAMANA

Active through the North

from/to Puerto Plata

Included services
• Travel in air-conditioned vehicle, minibus or bus depending on the number of participants, as well as by boat
• Overnights stay in the mentioned hotels or similar in rooms with shower / WC
• Meals as described
• English speaking tour guide from day 3 to day 7
• All admissions, taxes and service fees

Destinations
• Puerto Plata
• Punta Rucia
• Cayo Arena
• Damajagua
• Cabarete

Activities
• Take a trip to Cayo Arena Also called Paradise Island and snorkel in the beautiful coral reef.
• Visit and enjoy the 27 waterfalls in Damajagua which provide thrills pools to abseiling or jumping.
• Take the cable car up to Mount Isabel de Torres.
• Get to know the Amber Museum and the Fort San Felipe.
• Explore the National Park "El Choco" with various wetlands and a cave system.
• Travel by kayak for 2 hours to "La Boca de Yasica".
• Visit the Dudu lagoon and take a refreshing dip in the freshwater pools.

Tour features:
Tour Duration: 87 Days.
Tour Style: Adventure and Nature.
Pick Up: Reception and welcome at the airport.
Private transfer to the “Zona Colonial”.
Travel Included: Accommodation and amazing gastronomy experiences (please check the tour itinerary for further details).

Discover the north coast of the Dominican Republic.
Enjoy beautiful sandy beaches, cenotes and mangroves to tropical rainforests and steep cliffs, discover all the north coast has to offer.

Day 1: Puerto Plata Airport - Hotel in Punta Rucia
Welcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel. After the check in, the rest of the day is to enjoy the hotels facilities or the beach.

Included services:
• transfer to your hotel
• Included meals today:-
• Accommodation: Hotel Paradise Ecolodge*** or similar, Punta Rucia

Day 2: Cayo Arena - Optional seat in excursion
Take a trip to Cayo Arena Also called Paradise Island. This is one of the beauties of the Dominican Republic and a highlight during your stay in Punta Rucia. After breakfast, walk to the beach and take a boat. 25 minutes later you will be on the island. Get a snorkeling gear and spend your time discovering the beautiful coral reef, which lies directly around the sand island.

Included services:
• Optional services: excursion Cayo Arena including drinks and snacks
• Included meals: breakfast
• Accommodation: Hotel Paradise Ecolodge*** or similar, Punta Rucia

Day 3: Punta Rucia - Damajagua - Puerto Plata
After breakfast, the trip leads to Puerto Plata. On the way you can optionally visit the 27 waterfalls in Damajagua. These are a series of waterfalls, some of which reach a height of 13 meters, and which provide thrills in all 27 rock pools and waterfalls when abseiling or jumping.

Included services:
• transport
• entrance fees
• Optional services: Excursion Los 27 Charcos
• Included meals: breakfast
• Accommodation: VH Atmosphere**** or similar, Puerto Plata

Day 4: Puerto Plata City Tour
Today you will take the cable car up to Mount Isabel de Torres. From there you have the opportunity to enjoy the view over the port city and the north coast. Then you will go to the city. Here you will visit the Amber Museum and the fort San Felipe. Puerto Plata is known for its pretty Victorian-style wooden houses that surround the central park. The sugarcane brought by Christopher Columbus was planted on the island for the first time in Puerto Plata and until a few years ago was the economic basis of the city. You will also visit the country's largest rum factory, Brugal.

Included services:
• transfer 
• entrance fees 
• Included meals: breakfast
• Accommodation: VH Atmosphere**** or similar, Puerto Plata

Day 5: Puerto Plata - Cabarete
Your excursion today will allow you to visit the National Park "El Choco" with various wetlands and a cave system in which numerous animal species have found their habitat. In the approximately 23 °C warm water of the cave lakes you can even swim. After this visit, you will continue to Cabarete, known for its extensive sports activities, such as body, wind and kitesurfing. See the surfers doing their art from the lounger.

Included services:
• transfer 
• entrance fees 
• Included meals: breakfast
• Accommodation: Natura Cabana**** or similar, Cabarete

Day 6: Cabarete - Optional seat in excursion
Start your journey on the east side of Cabarete. We travel by kayak for 2 hours to "La Boca de Yasica", an area known for its fishing and seafood. We have time to explore a local beach full of shells and driftwood, and even try surfing kayaks. In "La Boca", your meal is a choice of local dishes or the best roasted chicken in the Dominican Republic and of course, all the local sides dishes, rice, beans, roasted plantains and salad. After lunch, you will drive the kayaks through a tributary. At the end you will visit a reptile farm. There are both indigenous and non-native species of iguanas, pythons, saltwater crocodiles and various species of birds on this farm.

Included services:
• transport
• Optional services: Kayak excursion
• Included meals: breakfast and lunch
• Accommodation: Natura Cabana**** or similar, Cabarete

Day 7: Cabarete - Cabrera
Visit the Dudu lagoon and take the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in the two freshwater pools. The park "Laguna Dudu" consists of the two cenotes "Laguna Dudu" and "Pozo de los Caballos", which are connected by an underground tunnel. The "Laguna Dudu" is 22 meters deep, has a deep blue color and is covered all around with lush vegetation.

Included services:
• transport
• entrance fees
• Included meals: breakfast
• Accommodation: Hotel Baoba Beach**** or similar, Cabrera

Day 8: Cabrera - Puerto Plata
Transfer to the airport of Puerto Plata. Optionally we recommend you book a beach extension in Puerto Plata or Las Terrenas.

Included services:
• transfer to the airport
• Included meals: breakfast
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Puerto Plata ⇢ Cayo Arena ⇢ Punta Rucia ⇢ Damajagua ⇢ Puerto Plata ⇢ Cabarete ⇢ Cabrera ⇢ Puerto Plata

Discover the north coast of the Dominican Republic