Los Haitises National Park from Santo Domingo


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (advanced), French (basic), Italian (basic)

Full Day Private Tour to the largest nature preserve on the island…a must see!

This is your perfect opportunity to visit the jewel of the ecotourism trips on the island. Beautiful natural dreamlike scenery of marine and mangrove forest in the Bay of San Lorenzo, admire hundreds of islets teeming with wildlife and pictographs filled caves of the Taino ancestors. An unforgettable day of adventure that will immerse you in the true essence of what Dominican Republic has to give.


This full day tour begins with your hotel pick up. We will cross the island in our comfortable vehicle for approx. 3 hours to get to Caño Hondo, a point just on the edge of the National Park section. This is the gateway to Los Haitises National Park, which means mountainous terrain by the hundreds of hills or hummocks that make up a unique karst system in the world.

A boat ride will take us along the dense mangrove forest. We'll visit the , The Line Cave with its countless Taino pictographs and The Sand Cave, with its beautiful interior beach. Then a delicious traditional lunch awaits us in Sabana de La Mar, a city full of history in the Bay of Samana. Los Haitises National Park tour is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful excursions available throughout the Dominican Republic.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We can pick you up at any hotel or private address in Santo Domingo City, the Port of Santo Domingo, the Port of Sans Souci. Please provide your pick-up address when you book the tour.

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

Duration: 12 hours

Additional Information:

-We recommend you bring comfortable clothes, closed shoes, bathing suit and towel, sunscreen, camera, souvenirs and photos.
-Travelling time is subject to favorable weather conditions.
-It may be necessary leave early due to bad weather.
-Times are estimates.


Comfortable Daihatsu Terios 2008 4 passenger SUV will be used. I rent a larger vehicle on groups larger than 3 persons.

What’s Included

-Experienced, English speaking nature guide
-Transportation in comfortable private vehicle
-Park entrance fee
-Boat ride around the park
-Either a visit and free time at a beautiful virgin beach inside the park or a short hike through the rainforest (Customer's choice)
-Visit to 2 important caves filled with indigenous pictographs and petroglyphs (taino indian drawings)
-Delicious Dominican style lunch
-Refreshments and snacks: Water, Soda, Juice, Cookies

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 USD - May be used to purchase your own snacks, drinks, and any gift items that you find appealing.

What’s Extra

You may bring some money for food, drinks, and any gift items that you find appealing.


Last minute inquiries might not be answered immediately. I accept most last minute bookings, but contacting me in advance is recommended. Special requests are accepted.

A Recent Review of this tour

Jose was great, it was the perfect combination of nature and culture. It's a bit pricier than a bus tour, but it was well worth it as we had a boat to ourselves, were flexible about which thing to do or do next and therefore could enjoy the places without bumping into large groups of other tourists. I would go on atour with him again anytime.
Susann Huschka

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