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Chukka Ocean Outpost Wet & Wild Tour
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Chukka Ocean Outpost Wet & Wild Tour

Want to go off-road in the Dominican countryside? Plunge into the Atlantic from the sands of a tropical beach? Chukka Ocean Outpost offers the best of both. Ride your own ATV through rainforest trails before a boat ride to a pristine coral reef for some power snorkelling. There's also free time on Coconut Cove beach, plus a tasty buffet lunch.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Ocean Zipline, Waterfalls & ATV Pack
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Ocean Zipline, Waterfalls & ATV Pack

A full day of adrenaline-packed adventures awaits at two of the Dominican Republic's most photo-worthy locations. Jump, swim and slide your way through Damajagua Waterfalls, then ramp up the fun even further at Chukka Ocean Outpost. You'll go off-road on an ATV, zipline over the Atlantic, chill on the sands of Coconut Cove and enjoy lunch, too.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Triple Adventure: Waterfalls, Zipline & Horses
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Triple Adventure: Waterfalls, Zipline & Horses

This trip tees up a trio of top thrills in the Dominican Republic. Get wet and wild as you jump, swim and slide your way through 12 tropical waterfalls. Saddle up for a cowboy-style horseback ride in the forest. Then strap in, step off, and zoom across the treetops by zipline. Adventures in the Caribbean don't get bigger than this.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Horse riding and zipline
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Horse riding and zipline

Your feet will hardly touch the ground on this half-day adventure. We'll head to base camp for expert training before really kicking off the day with a horse ride. Saddle up and trot your way through the tropical countryside of the famous Jurassic Park cowboy trails. Then, it's time for some serious speed on an exhilarating zip lining journey. There are platforms and cables spanning over rainforest, river and mountain views. Each line gradually increases in speed and height until you reach the ultimate line, which will have you speeding and soaring through the jungle canopy.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Santiago Tour and Jarabacoa Ranch
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Santiago Tour and Jarabacoa Ranch

With a fifty-fifty split between cultural sights in the city and exciting adventures in the mountains, this full day tour has the perfect balance. You'll head south to discover the city of Santiago and its historical centre, then into the mountains to Jarabacoa ranch where you can reach Salto Baiguate waterfall by horse or 4x4. A buffet spread rounds off the day.You'll set off for the day with Santiago in your sights, where you'll head straight for its historical centre. Visit the cathedral and take some photos, then learn about the Dominican Republic's history at Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración. A stroll through a ceramics exhibition at Feria Artesanal completes your time in the city.Now it's into the nearby mountains and Jarabacoa ranch. Once you arrive, you'll need to decide whether you want to reach Salto Baiguate waterfall by horse or 4x4 ride. Take a refreshing dip and make your way back to the ranch for a buffet lunch.

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Flexible
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Cayo Arena Regular
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Cayo Arena Regular

Paradise Island, or Cayo Arena, is just a hop, skip and a jump across the sea from Puerto Plata. To get to this paradise island right in the middle of the ocean, you'll bump across the waves by speedboat. Inviting pristine beaches with powder-soft sand and turquoise waters are your base for the day, and what a day it'll be. 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 with drinks.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Freestyle Catamaran
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Freestyle Catamaran

Wind in your hair, sun on your face and a cocktail in hand – live life like a millionaire for the day with Freestyle Catamarans. This full day Caribbean cruise is the lap of luxury. Alongside plenty of time to top up your tan, there's lunch on board, plus snorkel stops in Sosua Bay and 3 Rocks Cove – two of Puerto Plata's most photo-worthy spots.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Ultimate Adventure Park
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Ultimate Adventure Park

Chukka Ocean Outpost in Coconut Cove is the go-to spot for thrill seekers. And the Ultimate Adventure Park Pass gives you access to all the activities at this beachside oasis. Explore the Dominican countryside by ATV, discover the underwater world with a power snorkel tour, and get your adrenaline pumping as you zipline over the Atlantic Ocean.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Sosua Beach Snorkelling Experience
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Sosua Beach Snorkelling Experience

Sosua Beach's colourful coral reefs are just offshore, so snorkelling here is a doddle. Travel to this photogenic stretch of white sand dotted with traditional palm-topped cafés, and let an expert guide show you the best spots to see a kaleidoscopic array of shimmering tropical fish.

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Duration up to 1 hour
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Damajagua Waterfall Hike & Horseback Ride
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Damajagua Waterfall Hike & Horseback Ride

There's a bit of everything on this tour – nature, adventure and an exotic jungle setting. You'll take on the natural slides of Damajagua Waterfalls then you'll have the option of a horseback ride or thrilling buggy tour. 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 12 natural pools set in among 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 Dominican restaurant for lunch before a cigar factory tour in Saballo. Now for more action and adventure at Rancho Los Cacaos – you have the option of a 30-minute horseback ride through the countryside or an hour-and-fifteen-minute buggy drive along dirt roads in the hills. You can also enjoy both activities if you can't decide.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Whale Watching Tour
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Whale Watching Tour

One of the most beautiful attractions in the Dominican Republic is the Samana humpback whale sanctuary, their mating and calving grounds. Every year, up to 5,000 humpbacks return to Samana Bay and the surrounding waters to give birth and to mate. You'll hear the call of the males' courting song and see them flipping and breaching, vying for the attention of females. After whale spotting, you'll head to Samana harbour. Enjoy a panoramic city tour before lunch at Dadam restaurant. In the afternoon, sail to the shores of Cayo Levantado island, where you can cast away on the sands, take in the scenery or take a dip.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Rio San Juan Tour
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Rio San Juan Tour

The north coast of the Dominican Republic will be the picture-perfect setting for this full day tour. After being picked up in Puerto Plata you'll head to Caleton Beach for snorkelling and swimming, then it's on to our next stop, the Dudu Cave. The tour continues at Playa Grande. Here you'll tuck into lunch, which includes lobster, chicken and fish with wine, and relax it off on the beach. Lastly, you'll walk along Gri Gri Lagoon, where you'll spot birds in the skies and all kinds of creatures in the mangroves before heading back to resort.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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