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Los Haitises National Park


Los Haitises National Park is a genuine trek into the Dominican wilderness. Haitises means "highlands" or "mountain range" in the Taino Indian language (the Dominican Republic's original inhabitants) and at 1,600 square kilometers, only a portion of the park is open to the public. This Caribbean oasis is home to untouched mangrove forests, Taino cave drawings, secluded beaches, pirate hideouts and a grand diversity of endemic flora and fauna.

Arriving at our destination, the coastal town of Sabana de la Mar, we'll board a catamaran on the outskirts of Los Haitises National Park and maneuver through the winding canals of the park's majestic mangrove forests which act as 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. If we're lucky, we may even have some company in the bay's deep waters as dolphin sightings are not uncommon.

During our tour of Los Haitises, we'll visit two caves once used by Taino Indians for more than a millennium. The first, Cueva de la Arena, is located on a secluded beach. The cave's several waterfront caverns hold Taino sculptures in the rock and bats in their natural habitat. The second, Cueva de la Linea, is located deeper in the forest and is filled with Taino pictoglyphs, giving us a better sense of how these indigenous people lived before the arrival of Christopher Columbus.

From the park, it's time to eat. Lunch will be served at Yanigua Spa, a small ranch deep in the region's countryside with lush vegetation and even an amazing waterfall! You'll be treated to a typical Dominican lunch of chicken, rice, beans, vegetables, salad, fruit and a delicious fish typically eaten in the local area called Minuta. After lunch, to the river we go where you can swim in the refreshing waters, jump from the waterfall, or apply the riverbed's curative muds to your skin. After your swim in the cool waters, have some hot chocolate or coffee made at the ranch itself.

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.


  • Round trip transport
  • Catamaran tour of Los Haitises
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Non alcoholic drinks

Not Included

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Bathing suit
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Sneakers or flip flops
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash


Approximately 14 hours


Morning departure time

"Pickup times and locations vary depending on the hotel you are staying at. We will be contacting you shortly with the exact time and pickup location"


This tour operates
Fri, Tue

Pickup Location

Hotel Lobby or specified meeting point
"Pickup locations vary by hotel location
We'll be contacting you with the exact location"

The normal, non-stop, transfer time between Punta Cana and Los Haitises National Park is approx. 3 hours. To make the trip more comfortable, we will make 3 stops on the way for bathroom breaks and to purchase food/refreshments. Because of this, the transfer time to the park will be about 4 1/2 hours. The ride is part of the excursion as the tour deals a great deal with Dominican culture and the everyday scenes taking place outside the bus. The return trip is under 4 hours and includes 1 stop.

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Los Haitises National Park

$160.00 $149.00 Online Price

Los Haitises National Park Child

$85.00 $75.00 Online Price

This price is for kids under 12. Kids under 3 are FREE

For groups of 10 or more, please contact us directly

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