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Dominican Mountain Horseback Ride
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Dominican Mountain Horseback Ride

Puerto Plata packs a mighty punch. Get ready for an exciting excursion on horseback through some magnificent landscapes and local communities. Whether it's your first time on a horse or you're a hardened rider, you'll love it.Starting at your hotel, we'll make our way to the ranch and choose the right horses for all participants, depending on their past riding experience. Once in the stirrups, we'll kick off the tour in Sabana Grande, heading into the mountains to take in the impressive landscapes. We'll continue onto the community of Muñoz, where we'll stop at an authentic grocery store to enjoy a local experience and a refreshing drink.We'll then head back to the other side of the mountain to enjoy the diverse landscapes and taking the opportunity to pass through San Piñé before heading back to the hotels.

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Monkey Jungle Tour
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Monkey Jungle Tour

If posing for pictures with monkeys and adrenaline rushes sound like fun, then this half-day tour to Monkey Jungle is just for you. This adventure will see you flying through the valleys of Monkey Jungle, nestled within El Choco National Park. Learn about the charity and their work before venturing into the jungle where the squirrel monkeys are waiting for their fruity snacks – and a few snaps with you. Then don your helmet and brave the zip line course, which features seven lines covering 4,200ft in total – the longest is 800ft - and two suspension bridges over a cable controlled descent of 53ft.

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Countryside Tour with Damajagua Waterfalls Hike
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Countryside Tour with Damajagua Waterfalls Hike

Carved out of limestone in a lush forest setting, Damajagua Waterfalls are one of the Dominican Republic's lesser-known treasures. Fuel up for an adventure here with a fruit and coffee tasting session at a country home, then jump, swim and slide down seven natural waterslides at the thundering falls. A typical buffet lunch rounds off the action.

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Extreme Mega Adventure
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Extreme Mega Adventure

You'll experience three Dominican Republic highlights on this excursion – waterfalls, horse riding and ziplining through the jungle. First up are the Damajagua waterfalls, a series of falls which cascade over rocks into a pool edged by exotic shrubs. Next, you'll saddle up at the ranch before making your way along a mountain trail. After lunch, you'll be whisked to a tropical plantation garden to check out native aloe vera and blackberry plants. And for your last adventure, hold tight to the handlebars of a zipline as you speed off into the mahogany trees.

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Ocean World Puerto Plata Tour
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Ocean World Puerto Plata Tour

Ocean World is a must-visit in when in the Dominican Republic. One of the most advanced marine parks of its kind, it is home to sea lions, parrots and sharks among other species. You'll be able to witness shows with playful dolphins, funny sea lions and intelligent parrots – there are several each day. You can also visit the botanical garden with its rich bird life and if you want to relax, there's also a beach. And you can also snorkel in the Tropical Reef Aquarium, too. The park specialises in interactive programmes along with its dolphins, sharks and sea lions.

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Damajagua Waterfalls Hike with Horse Ride and Buggy Drive Options
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Damajagua Waterfalls Hike with Horse Ride and Buggy Drive Options

There's a bit of everything on this tour – nature, adventure and an exotic jungle setting. First, you'll take on the natural slides of Damajagua Waterfalls. Then, you'll have the option of a horseback ride or an adrenaline-fuelled drive in an off-road buggy. Alternatively, ramp it up a notch and go for both – it's up to you.Mother Nature carved out a series of pools and slides at Damajagua Waterfalls, which make for one spine-tingling descent. You'll slip and swim your way down seven natural pools set in lush jungle, and have time to float in the final pool to take it all in.Then, you'll dry off and head to a typical Dominican restaurant for lunch before a cigar factory tour in Saballo. Now for more action and adventure at Rancho Los Cacaos – you can enjoy 30-minute horseback ride through the countryside, or drive your own off-road buggy along a jungle trail. You can even choose to do both if you wish.

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Puerto Plata Runners Tour
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Puerto Plata Runners Tour

There'll be plenty of samplers and stunning scenery on this culture-filled tour – it's a real treat for the senses. Visit a village school, taste local coffee, fresh fruit and chocolate, see a cigar-making demo and tuck into a typical lunch at a mountain ranch. Boogie boarding at a private beach and a cold Cuba Libre cocktail complete the line-up.

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Cayo Arena Exclusive Tour
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Cayo Arena Exclusive Tour

With a name like Paradise Island, you'd only expect the best. So, a VIP experience is just what you'll get with this full day island tour to Cayo Arena. And it's all smooth sailing over in a luxury yacht. Then, once you reach its shores, you'll enjoy the best of the island without the crowds. You'll snorkel through crystal clear water with a guide to explore a myriad of tropical fish and live coral reefs, and venture into the island's lush mangroves. And to top it off, you'll also get to visit Ensenada Natural Pool before resting up over lunch.

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Cayo Arena Tour with Cigar Factory Visit
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Cayo Arena Tour with Cigar Factory Visit

A trip to La Isla Bonita is the ultimate desert island experience. Hop on a catamaran with slide at Punta Rucia and glide to Ensenada beach for a swim. Then it's on to Cayo Arena, dubbed ‘La Isla Bonita', for two hours of snorkelling and relaxation. It's absolutely tiny – barely space for a handful of huts. Next up is a sail through mangroves followed by lunch and a cigar factory visit.Choose between two options:Regular: includes Cayo Arena stop via speedboat, standard buffet, National Park & cigar factory.Deluxe: includes all stops including natural pool visit at La Ensenada beach, speciality drinks, snack, various lunch options & luxury yacht.

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Dominican Republic Small Group Cultural Tour
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Dominican Republic Small Group Cultural Tour

On this small group tour, cocoa, chocolate, cheese and sugar cane are just a few of the things you'll come face to face with. You'll journey through the countryside to learn about Geo Geo cheese, then meet the locals in little villages and plantations for an insight into island culture. There'll also be lunch and a swim at a secret beach, too.We'll kick things off with a scenic journey towards Imbert, passing through lots of small communities such as Maimon, to arrive at an artisan cheese factory. See how local Geo Geo cheese is made, then continue your foray into Dominican produce at Las Lajas where you'll visit a coffee plantation and cocoa farm.After a taster of Dominican chocolate, there's more to try over a typical lunch. At Saballo, you'll see how sugar cane is produced, before a visit to a local's home in La Piragua where they make baskets and mats out of natural materials. We'll finish the day with a well-earned beach break at a hidden cove.

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Whale Watching Cruise with Cayo Levantado or Bacardi Island
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Whale Watching Cruise with Cayo Levantado or Bacardi Island

Paradise islands and whale-watching in Samana Bay – days out in the Dominican don't get better than this. Cross the Caribbean by boat and visit a humpback whale sanctuary where these enormous mammals roam free. Then, swim, sunbathe and relax on Cayo Levantado or Bacardi Island – two tree-topped tropical islets with enticing beaches. And to top it all, there'll be an open bar on board.

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Small Group Tour of Damajagua Waterfalls
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Small Group Tour of Damajagua Waterfalls

Carved out of limestone in a lush forest setting, Damajagua Waterfalls are one of the Dominican Republic's lesser-known treasures. On this small group tour, you'll fuel up for an adventure with a fruit and coffee tasting session at a country home, then jump, swim and slide down 12 natural waterslides at the thundering falls. A typical buffet lunch rounds off the action.Things kick off with a visit to the countryside community of San Marcos where you'll taste of locally-grown fruit and coffee in a family home. Then, get to know the island's all-important industries with a cigar-making demonstration and a visit to a wooden figurine factory where you can shop for souvenirs.Once you arrive at Damajagua Waterfalls, the adventure really begins. Slip through natural chutes and tunnels, jump into natural pools and conquer all 12 levels – each more daring the further you get. After the action comes to a close, there's a typical buffet lunch before returning to the resort.

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