This excursion is ideal for a complete nature experience in the Dominican Republic. The trip starts in Bayahibe and after a 20 minute boat ride we will arrive at Catalina Island.
The beach at Catalina Island is beautiful, and offers you the chance to snorkel right from the beach in the "Aquarium". You can swim, relax in beach chairs, and explore the beach. We will stay at the beach for 2 hours, providing drinks and snacks to better enjoy the Caribbean paradise. We sometimes get the opportunity of seeing some amazing marine life around Catalina Island.
Returning to the mainland, we pass La Romana and, in season, will enter the La Romana Cruise Port, where huge cruise ships anchor. Leaving the port, we head on to Casa de Campo where the sights include 'marina life'. Sometimes it's nice to peek at the rich, and this is where they dock their extremely luxurious yachts for days or seasons at a time. We will show you the 'holiday cottages' of Madonna, Shakira and the late Michael Jackson. You may see Vin Diesel too....
Just past Casa de Campo we go up the Rio Chavon. This is again a lushly tropical natural environment. The beautiful gorge has jungle vegetation and when lucky we see vultures circling high above. There will always be pelicans and frigate birds calling to each other. The gorge has been the film set of the blockbusters Jurassic Park and Apocalypse Now.
We then continue with the 'Jungle part' of the trip. We will cross the bridge of the river Chavon and board our traditional riverboat. We will float in a relaxed pace stream up through the gorge of the river. Nature is all around and everybody enjoys the panoramas and the jungle-like feeling. Drinks are served on the boat. After +- 40 minutes we'll reach the ranch, perfectly situated on the bank of the river surrounded by hills overgrown with jungle.
The lunch is served and after the lunch you can join the guided tour through the butterfly gardens, the rainforest trail and the reptile house. You will learn about some amazing Wonders of Nature .... More about this part of the day can be read on the page Tanama Wonders of Nature Tour. The whole guided tour is included in the Tanama River Day.
After the guided tour you can relax on the beautiful ranch. The roof top terraces give a bird eye view of the river and the central pavilion, surrounded by cages with local animals, is a perfect place to soak up the jungle atmosphere....
Around 16:00h (04:00pm) we'll board the river boat again and float back to the civilization. On the way back it is time for some animation. Our staff will demonstrate the Bachata and the Merengue and if you want you can join them.... 40 minutes later we'll arrive at the 'represa' and the buses will be ready for the transfer back to your resort or to the cruise port.
More information about the Tanama Jungle Ranch and the excursions organized by Tanama can be read on the Tanama Homepage.
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Tour agency offering excursions and tours for guests of all Punta Cana and Bayahibe resorts and for passengers of cruise ships docking in La Romana.
Phone: +(1) 829 714 4947
We will need a minimum of 12 persons to run the tour.
Duration: 8 hours
"We have now had 4 tours with Seavis and have enjoyed every one of them. The places, transport and food were all perfect but the icing on the cake are the guides. Robert was brilliant on both tours this year. We did the Nature Experience in challenging weather and Robert is someone that without hesitation I would trust my life with. Thanks again Seavis for making our already special holiday in the DR that bit more magical. We will always treasure the photos that your photographer took as well.
Dawn Todmorden, West Yorkshire
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07:00:Pick up Punta Cana
08:20:Pick up Dominicus
16:00:Boat trip back
16:45:Transfer to hotel
What to bring:
- sun screen
- swim wear
- beach slippers
- snorkel gear*
- small change
* we supply snorkel gear, but take your own if you have it available
Not Available for:
- pregnant women
- people with back disorders
No exceptions: Sometimes we experience rough sea conditions on our way back from Catalina towards the Rio Chavon!!
- deposits might be applicable
- full payment on arrival in Bayahibe
- US$, Euro, Pesos
- no credit cards!!
- no problems :)
The itinerary of the tour and the services offered may differ from those described on this page due to current weather conditions and availability of goods.
The social project supported by this excursion is the Special Group Initiative.
Every month we invite a special group of less-privileged children to visit our Tanama Ranch and to enjoy the tour. This is not possible without your donations.
For the groups everything is for free, including the transfers, the tour and the lunch. And they enjoy it!
By joining this excursion you donate to this project! See More
Tip: You stay in Punta Cana, but you want to dive or make several excursions in Bayahibe?
Check Villa Iguana in Bayahibe, the perfect accommodation in Bayahibe for a short stay.
You will save the transfer costs, the hotel is then basically for free!