Private Santo Domingo: Salinas Beach and Dunes Rural Food Adventure

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  • duration 7 hours
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 3
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Ends Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Explore the largest sand dunes in the Caribbean and enjoy magical sea views
  • Taste delicious Dominican street food and snacks from the south of the island
  • Learn about sea salt production at one of the oldest salt works in the country
  • Enjoy some time on a secluded beach that locals love
The Private Santo Domingo: Salinas Beach and Dunes Rural Food Adventure tour starts and ends in Santo Domingo. The Private Santo Domingo: Salinas Beach and Dunes Rural Food Adventure is an adventure tour that takes 7 hours.

Explore the natural treasures of the Dominican Republic on this private tour of the idyllic southwestern part of the island. Think nature reserves, deserted beaches and some of the biggest sand dunes in the entire Caribbean. Throw in some tasty local street food and a traditional lunch in our favourite seafood restaurant and you have a recipe for an unforgettable day trip! Just make sure your camera/phone is fully charged to capture some breathtaking holiday snaps!
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of three travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for three travellers.  
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“My husband and I booked on to the Wine and Cicchetti tour in Venice on Monday 14th September at 11.30am. The booking process was excellent and very smooth as were the instructions for meeting our guide. Simona was our guide, a local from Venice so she was full of knowledge and enthusiasm for her city which was brilliant. The tour was superb and I honestly can't say enough positive things about it! The knowledge and information that we picked up from the tour enabled us to have a much more informed and interesting stay in Venice overall as we learned so much background and local knowledge (e.g. how to use the traghetti gondolas). In addition to a very interesting walking tour, Simona then took us to 5 different Bacaras and introduced us to wines and foods that we probably wouldn't have otherwise tried. Simona also went above and beyond by giving us recommendations for local restaurants 'off the beaten track' for a special birthday meal for my husband and I. We enjoyed the tour so much in fact (it was the highlight of our whole trip), that we walked the route again a couple of days later and revisited some of the same Bacaras!!”
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“We did two tours on Saturday in Siem Reap. Our guides were FANTASTIC. Chanmol was SO engaging and so nice and we learned a lot from him about Cambodia and the way of life in Siem Reap AND in the floating village. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Our second tour was the Cambodian Cookout tour. I can't remember our guide's name, but she was excellent! And the chef was fantasic, too -- she offered substitute ingredients so we can make these recipes at home! Excellent day, all around! Our tuk tuk drivers were great, too. Safety conscious and courteous!”

Our adventure starts from Santo Domingo. We’ll head out in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and make our way to the barely explored southwest of the island. Here nature and culture remain almost untouched by tourism and modern life.

Our first stop will be at a local parador, a sort of luxury residence where you will learn about Dominican cuisine. You will also have an opportunity to try local dishes such as pastel en hojas, made with plantain and roots, stuffed with mouth-watering stewed beef and covered with plantain leaves.

If your visit happens to coincide with the mango season, we will visit Bani, known by locals as mango land! Here we will stop to taste some of the sweetest and most delicious varieties of the fruit that you're likely to taste anywhere.

At our next stop you will try some really special native treats made from locally grown corn. The recipe goes back hundreds of years and the sweet and salty varieties remain popular with locals. As we eat our snacks, you will be served a refreshingly cold coconut water (in the coconut of course!) and your guide will talk to you about the types of handicrafts that are indigenous to the island. 

With our bellies happy, we will arrive at the Dunes National Park, where we’ll channel our inner explorer and go and study the biggest dune. If you are feeling adventurous, you can climb to the top where you will be rewarded with dazzling views of the Caribbean and the secluded, cobbled beach below.

From here we’ll take you to Salinas Beach — with its powdery sand and palm trees, this is that tropical beach you dream about during the long, cold winters back home! We will spend some time here, soaking up the beach vibes and maybe going for a swim, all the while admiring the beauty of this secluded bay.

After some relaxation time on the beach, we’ll make our way to the nearby salt works, where you will learn how organic sea salt is traditionally made, right here on the island. Get your camera ready because this place is impossibly picturesque and will be an envy-inducing addition to your social media feeds!

Finally, we will enjoy a fabulous dinner together at a local family restaurant where you can enjoy delicious Dominican seafood (most likely caught that day) with an ice-cold beer in hand.

Your guide will then take you back to your accommodation. Before you go, don’t forget to ask for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay in the stunning Dominican Republic. 

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of three travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for three travellers.  

  • Dominican lunch with fish and sea food
  • Private transport.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 1 bottle of water
  •  2 corn treats
  • 1 beer or soda
  • 1 pastel en hojas
  • National park entrance
  • Salt work entrance
  • Additional food and drinks
  • souvenirs and personal shopping
  • tips/gratuities for your guide.
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Cancellation for this Private Santo Domingo: Salinas Beach and Dunes Rural Food Adventure tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


Full payment of 154 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Private Santo Domingo: Salinas Beach and Dunes Rural Food Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Private Santo Domingo: Salinas Beach and Dunes Rural Food Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

We can pick you up at any hotel or private address in Santo Domingo City, near the Santo Domingo Cruise Terminal or the Sans Souci Cruise Terminal. Please provide your pick-up address when you book the tour.

Meeting end point :

We can drop you off at the starting point, or any hotel or private address or cruise terminal in Santo Domingo City. Please provide your drop-off address when you book your tour.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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