Private Santo Domingo: Waterfalls and Culture of Monte Plata

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  • duration 7 hours
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 3
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Ends Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore three of the island’s most beautiful waterfalls in one day
  • Visit a typical Dominican home and chat with the family about local life here
  • Learn about the pilgrimage of the Holy Christ of Bayaguana and make a pilgrimage to the striking colonial church
  • Enjoy a delicious Dominican lunch in the heart of the lush countryside
The Private Santo Domingo: Waterfalls and Culture of Monte Plata tour starts and ends in Santo Domingo. The Private Santo Domingo: Waterfalls and Culture of Monte Plata is an adventure tour that takes 7 hours.

Lounging on the beach is an essential part of the Caribbean experience but if you’re looking for a break from the sand, surf and cocktails, the Dominican Republic has plenty of culture and breathtaking natural wonders to explore. This tour takes you to the heart of the island where you’ll take a dip in the most stunning waterfalls, visit one of the country’s most important churches and enjoy a traditional lunch at one of our favourite family-owned restaurants, located deep in the countryside. You’ll be glad you took a morning off from sunbathing to soak up some of the island’s hidden treasures with us! 
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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ITINERARY

Your tour begins in spectacular fashion, with a visit to one of the island’s most picturesque waterfalls, which just so happens to be in the heart of a beautiful rainforest. A short hike will transport you to Socoa Waterfall, where the emerald colour of the pool beckons those who visit to enjoy a refreshing dip!              

After cooling off underneath one of nature’s wonders, we’re going to absorb some local culture now, with a stop at a typical rural house, where you will learn about the laidback Dominican lifestyle in the rural centre of the island.

We’ll then head to the village of Bayaguana, one of the most important pilgrimage centres in the country and visit the Holy Christ of Bayaguana at the colonial church. We’ll also make a stop nearby to try some local milk treats.

From here we will have another dip, this time at Comatillo Waterfalls, and admire the breathtaking natural beauty of this diverse island.

Next up, we’ll take a scenic drive through the tropical countryside to the heart of the island to meet the locals and explore their colourful homes. We’ll also make a stop at our third and final waterfall of the day, the Salto Alto Waterfall.

These are all our favourite waterfalls, surrounded by lush forest with a lake large enough for a good swim.

You will have built up quite an appetite by now, so we’ll finish your day of nature and culture with lunch at a charming family restaurant where you’ll taste real Dominican food from the countryside. You will try two of our national dishes, el sancocho (a thick soup made with lots of vegetables and meat) and la bandera (Rice, beans, salad and meat), and of course, our Dominican beer, covered with white bridal dress (that means in a frosted bottle). Plus, we’ll try mamajuana, a local speciality you’re sure to love!

After lunch, your tour guide will take you back to your hotel or some other centrally located spot. Before you go, don’t forget to ask for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your vacation. 

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.  

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • Dominican lunch as described in the itinerary
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
Others
  • One bottle of water
  • Waterfall tickets
  • One beer or soda
  • One Dominican coffee
  • Mamajuana tasting
  • Two milk treats.&Nbsp;
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Additional food and drinks
  • souvenirs and personal shopping
  • tips/gratuities for your guide.
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CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this Private Santo Domingo: Waterfalls and Culture of Monte Plata 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.

Payment

Full payment of 153 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Private Santo Domingo: Waterfalls and Culture of Monte Plata 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.

Visa

For this Private Santo Domingo: Waterfalls and Culture of Monte Plata 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 your 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.

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