Skip Punta Cana for a more authentic Dominican experience. On this journey you’ll venture out to the Samaná Peninsula to explore the lush rainforests, hundred foot waterfalls, thick tropical mangroves, and a protected bird sanctuary. You’ll also relax on one of the “Top 10 beaches in the World” according to Condé Naste Traveler!
What to Expect:
This package brings you far from the tourist traps of Punta Cana, allowing you to be immersed in the relaxed Dominican lifestyle. You’ll be staying in the renowned Dominican Tree House Village in an open air thatched hut, complete with hammocks, mosquito nets, and outdoor showers to keep you comfortable in their unique accommodations. This all-inclusive resort is just a short hike from a tropical waterfall as well as a beautiful white sand beach. You can take your meals at the resort or on the beach, whichever you prefer. Make sure to try one of the included yoga classes and enjoy a night by the fire pits!
You’ll spend your days exploring the mangrove forests by kayak in the Los Haitises National Park, This area has tons of 100 ft rock formations jutting out of the water, bird sanctuaries, a variety of hikes, and several caves with Taino petroglyphs. You’ll take some time to complete a short hike into the forest to El Limón, a 130 foot waterfall cascading down a fern-filled grotto. You can swim in the emerald pool below and let the stress wash away as you listen to the sound of the rushing water. You’ll also spend a day at Playa Rincón, which has been touted as one of the best beaches in the world. You’ll experience 3 miles of stunning white sand, fantastic snorkeling, and beachfront restaurants serving up their fresh catch!
After spending a few days on the Samaná Peninsua, you’ll venture out to La Romana, to begin your trek back home. You’ll stay a few days in this quaint town known for it’s world class golf courses and access to the countries top attraction Saona Island. The island is a Caribbean oasis with some of the clearest water and amazing wildlife you can imagine. A crowd favorite is to hunt for the plentiful starfish.
All activities are optional and can be swapped out for a variety of exciting excursions including deep sea fishing, scuba diving, hand rolling cigars, zip lining, riding ATVs through the sugarcane fields, whale watching, etc.
This package combines the best of The Travel Byrds’s destination expertise, insider intel and special access to offer travelers an effortless and rewarding way to explore the world. It includes flight, hotels and activities—so you don’t have to worry about planning—but allows for flexibility, customization and free time to explore on your own. Curious to receive a full itinerary and schedule your trip? Contact us today!
Prior to departure, your group will receive a full itinerary with all of your trip details and confirmation numbers. You will also receive packing suggestions and an accommodation overview.
Length: 8 days
Cost: From $3,000/pp
- International air transportation to and from the Samaná Peninsula
- Accommodations for 7 nights with Wi-Fi in each hotel
- 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
- Guided excursion to El Limon Waterfall
- Guided kayaking trek through the National Park with all equipment necessary
- Guided scuba diving in La Romana with all equipment necessary (Optional)
- Boat trip to Saona Island with snorkeling gear and lunch
- Rental car for freedom while in the Samaná Peninsula (Optional)
- Trip insurance and international health insurance
- The services of The Travel Byrds expert travel team to plan all trip details, international flights and trip extensions
What’s not included:
- Additional meals and activities not indicated in the itinerary
- Items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, etc.
- All gratuities
Curious to receive a full itinerary and schedule your trip?
To begin planning your trip, contact The Travel Byrds today! Our services are completely free and we’re eager to help you and your family experience life!