Zip line view of the top of a platform in the Dominican Republic.

Our Top 5 Dominican Republic Excursions

Monkey Land Half Day Safari

Girls feeding a monkey on an excursion in Monkey Land in the Dominican Republic.

Got a monkey-lover on your hands?  They will never forget this excursion and this tour is the perfect choice for all ages.  On this half day tour, you and the family will get up-close and personal with Hispaniola nature.  Learn about flowers and fruit trees in a botanical garden.  Go ahead and eat the fresh fruit straight from the branch; it’s encouraged.  The highlight of the trip includes personal encounters with friendly squirrel monkeys.  What makes the experience even better is interacting with them in their natural habitat which includes spectacular mountainous views.  Plus, coffee addicts and chocolate lovers will be able to indulge on the coffee and cocoa plantation.  Lastly, check out an ordinary day in the life of a local by visiting a local home.

What’s included.

Round-trip transportation, fruits, coffee, chocolate, water, and soft drinks.

Bavaro Runners

Vacationers find out how a cigar is made on our Bavaro Runners tour.

You won’t actually run on this excursion, but you will be kept busy.  This all day tour includes educational and culinary experiences.  You will visit one local school to learn and see firsthand the Dominican educational program.  Give a warm goodbye to the kids as you scoot off to horseback ride along the Anamuya Mountains.  Learn from the locals and visit a native home that welcomes you with fresh fruits, local coffee, and cacao.  Don’t be shy!  These folks will enjoy a friendly chat with you before you’re off to Bavaro Runners Ranch.  Here, you’ll recharge with a delicious Dominican buffet and panoramic views.  Did you know tobacco is a large part of the Dominican economy?  You’ll discover how cigars are made and the history behind the industry from one of the best producers in the world.  Complete the tour by winding down at Macao Beach where you can sip a Cuba Libre or catch waves on a boogie board.  A bathing suit, towel, walking shoes, sunscreen, and insect repellent are a must for this tour.

What’s included.

Round-trip transportation, English-speaking guides, horseback ride, lunch, bottled water, rum, beer, and sodas.

Zip Line Adventure

Man peers down over the tree tops before he glides on the zip line during his Bavaro Runners tour.

After a 45 minute safari ride and a brief walk along garden trails, you will arrive at your first platform.  In total, there are 18 zip lines stretching across one mile of the Taino Anamuya Mountain range.  You’ll see spectacular views of Anamuya Lake and the longest line is just shy of a half mile long.  Calm your nerves knowing that expert guides and top of the line equipment are ready to take on your thrilling zip line adventure.  A half day will fly by before you know it.  Comfortable clothing is recommended and closed-toe shoes are required.

What’s included.

Round-trip, air-conditioned transportation, English-speaking adventure guides, all zip line equipment, soft drinks, sodas and water.

Saona Island

Discover what our top 5 excursions are in the Dominican Republic.

Step onto floating luxury via catamaran boat to Saona Island.  This is a full day excursion among bright blue waters and velvet sand beaches.  Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on the beach and dancing lessons, if you’re up for it, all included in your tour.  On your voyage back, cruise to a natural swimming pool by speed boat to cool down from the warm Caribbean sun.  Here, you’ll interact with starfish and hopefully capture the special moment.  This is the perfect Dominican Republic excursion for a vacationer whose heart is at the sea.

What’s included.

Round-trip transportation (transportation may not be available from some hotels or may be subject to an additional fee), open bar on Saona Island including water, soft drinks, beer, rum and coffee, and buffet lunch on Saona Island including grilled fish and meat.

Happy Hour Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Cruise

Adults set sail on a catamaran along the Bavaro coast on our Happy Hour Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Cruise.

If you’re looking for something similar to the Saona Island excursion, but not quite as long and adults only, you’ll want to choose this excursion.  Set sail along the Bavaro coast to snorkel along a reef bursting with colorful schools of fish.  Once you have your dose of Vitamin Sea, you’ll hop back on board to a full open bar for refreshing drinks like the beloved Mamajuana.  Sip away until your last stop at a natural pool where you’ll take one last relaxing dip.

What’s included.

Round-trip, air-conditioned transportation, English-speaking host and crew, snorkel gear, and floating bar.

All of these tours are provided by Amstar. Before checkout, make sure to click our Add-Ons tab and select your favorite excursion.  Start here.

Discover our top 5 excursions in the Dominican Republic through IslandSun Experience. Whether it's by land or sea, there's an excursion for you.

Leave a Comment