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* Eco Tour  * Snorkeling  * Beach  * River Cruise  * Rainforest  * Local Animals  * Captain Kidd

Catalina Island, the River Chavon and Tanama Jungle Ranch!

3 in 1: Beach, River and Jungle in One Day....

Catalina - the sea and the jungle on the catalina and rio chavon excursion


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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.

Catalina Island: Snorkel Paradise and Great Beach

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.

Peek at the rich ...

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....

Navigating the lower part of Chavon River by speedboat

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.

Switching to the River Boat to cruise the impressive Gorge

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.

Tanama: 25 little wonders with big impacts

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.

Meet the locals and pet them; make the perfect photos

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....

On the way back some animation...

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.

Postal Address: 4 EladiaBayahibe-DominicusAltagracia23000Dominican Republic
Phone: +(1) 829 714 4947