Los Haitises National Park with Montana Redonda, River and Lunch from Punta Cana

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Nature lovers this is definitely the tour for you! Located in the remote northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, Los Haitises National Park was established in 1976 and contains a number of different habitats and consequently has a great diversity of mammals and birds, including some rare species. Once was also home of pirate hideouts! Some of the caverns contain taino pictograms and petroglyphs. The park has become today a popular ecotourism destination and now we’ll tell you what to expect if you wanna try this tour leaving from Punta Cana.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: LPC Tours by IRB Turismo

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Punta Cana

After picking up the customers from the different hotels in Punta Cana, we’re gonna make our way to the small village of Las Canitas, in the area of Sabana de la Mar. Thanks to the new Miches highway, the driving time will be around 1.5 hours and on the way you will have the chance to enjoy beautiful views of the Dominican countryside. Rice, coffee, cocoa and tropical fruit plantations will catch your attention while your guide will provide a lot of interesting information regarding the Dominican culture and traditions.

Stop At: Montana Redonda

On the way to Sabana de la Mar we will stop in the area of Miches to reach the beautiful Montana Redonda. An isolated 1,000 ft mountain nestled on the shoreline in the northeastern Dominican Republic, Montaña Redonda provides spectacular panoramic views for miles and miles around. It is located in Miches, in the Municipality of the province of El Seibo, and has a beautiful natural landscape and a wonderful 360 degree view.

Duration: 25 minutes

Pass By: Sabana de la Mar

Left Montana Redonda, after an intermediate stop of 15-20 minutes in the village of Las Canitas to use the toilets, smoke or just relax, we will continue our trip towards north, direction Los Haitises National Park. We’ll pass through the town of Sabana de la Mar facing the Samana Bay.

Stop At: Los Haitises National Park

After around 1 hour we’ll finally reach the remote National Park of Los Haitises (bear in mind after passing the town of Sabana de la Mar we’ll continue on a dirt road to reach the park). We'll reach the dock of “Cano Hondo”, hop aboard a riverboat and ride through the winding canals of the park’s majestic mangrove forests, an ideal home for hundreds of species of birds, fish, reptiles and crustaceans. Leaving the mangrove forests, the scenery opens up into the San Lorenzo Bay with photo-inspiring views of the park’s lush outcroppings and the mountains of Samana in the distance.  After around 45 minutes we’ll get back to the land. It’s now cave exploration time! You’ll visit a cave called “Cueva de la Linea”, located deeper in the forest and filled with Taino pictographs and petroglyphs that will give you a better sense of how these indigenous people lived before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. After it you will return on our boat to make your way back to the starting point of “Cano Hondo”.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Hato Mayor del Rey

It’s almost time to eat. From the National Park we’ll move to the region of Hato Mayor, to reach a beautiful place immersed in the nature. Lunch will be served at Yanigua Spa, a small ranch deep in the region’s countryside with lush vegetation and even an amazing waterfall! Enjoy a typical Dominican lunch of chicken, rice, beans, pasta, vegetables, salad, fruit and a delicious fried fish typically eaten in the local area called “Minuta”. Drinks include beer, soft drinks, water and at the end of the lunch coffee and the typical Mamajuana. The afternoon will be dedicated to relax. After lunch we’ll reach the river with the opportunity to swim in the refreshing waters, jump from the gorgeus waterfall, or apply the riverbed’s curative muds to your skin. Fancy a spa treatment for free? Yes the river Yanigua has plenty of sedimentary rocks including mudstones and claystones, which have countless properties and benefits. 

Duration: 3 hour

Pass By: Punta Cana

For a genuine contact with the Dominican Republic’s history, culture and natural beauty, join us on this unique adventure to Los Haitises National Park. This eco-tour is the most exciting encounter that the Dominican Republic’s nature and indigenous culture has to offer. Bring your sightseeing spirit and get ready to enjoy this unforgettable journey.
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