When you visit Punta Cana or Bayahibe, or your cruise ship docks at La Romana you don't want to miss this... On the banks of the Rio Chavon lies a tropical jungle paradise: the Tanama Jungle Ranch..... a paradise in the wilderness, where visitors come face to face with some of nature's most beautiful butterflies, hummingbirds, live tarantulas, boa constrictors, iguanas and other hot-weather-happy inhabitants, as well as a wide variety of lush tropical plants including orchids, bromeliads, bananas, coffee, cacao, passionfruit and much more!
The Wonders Of Nature Tour is our most popular excursion and the whole excursion takes +- 4 hours. We have
several start times per day. Ideal for guests of the Dominican / Bayahibe resorts and for cruise passengers
arriving in La Romana.
The excursion is also available for guests of the Punta Cana and Bavaro resorts, however the transfer time is longer, we serve sufficient snacks to not go hungry... The Tanama River Day is a full day tour which includes the total Wonders of Nature tour.
The excursion starts with the pick up in your resort or at the cruise port. After a short drive we'll reach the river Chavon, where we board our river boat. We 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.
After a welcome drink 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 ....The butterfly garden is the largest in the Dominican Republic. Our knowledgeable guides will be on hand to answer any of your butterfly questions and to share the experience of the butterfly life-cycle with you - a scene that is constantly unfolding in the breeding area.
The rainforest trail is unique. A short trail (10 minutes) leads you in the real rainforest and you get to experience the difference between a temperate forest (like in Europe and the USA) and the rainforest. Mighty trees tower above the canopy, bromeliads and orchids create a habitant for the canopy animals and lianas and strangler figs try to find their way through the jungle.... The guide will give you interesting facts about the life in the rainforest....
The reptile display is the next stop. And you can touch the animals. The Dominican Republic is well known for its endemic Rhinoceros Iguanas, and for the brave: you can hold a huge Boa Constrictor or a cute tarantula.
After the guided tour you can relax on the beautiful farm. 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....
After a stay of 2 hours 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.
For more information or reservations use our secure form, send us an email: or phone us: +(1) 829 714 4947.
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
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On Fridays/ 12:15pm
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On port days / 1 hour after arrival
"The best Shore excursion we have ever done...your stories and memories will live forever. Every person of the 27 said this was their favorite place and excursion by a large margin. So much fun.
DrDraay, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Time Table: (example 08:30am tour)
08:00:Pick up resort
09:10:Arrival on Tanama
10:45:Relax on Tanama
11:00:Depart with river boat
11:40:Arrival at represa
12:00:Back in resort
For cruise passengers we'll fit the excursion within the port times, we have pick ups in the cruise port at 09:30am and 11:00am on regular Carnival days. Please contact our office for the itinerary on your port day.
What to bring:
- sun screen
- small change
- deposits might be applicable
- full payment on boarding the river boat
- 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 distribution of clothes and supplies to the Bateys.
Bateys are the workers villages of the sugarcane harvesters, these villages are hidden for public eyes due to the poor circumstances. A lot of our guests
bring clothes and supplies to us for distribution to people in need. Every quarter we distribute the goods to a different Batey.
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!