- Day trip to Santiago and Jarabacoa Waterfalls
- Go sightseeing in Santiago, with historical commentary from an informative guide
- Visit a ceramics factory and a cigar factory for Dominican souvenirs
- Ride on horseback to the wondrous waterfalls at Jarabacoa
- Round-trip transport from from Puerto Plata and Playa Dorada hotels
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What You Can Expect
Visit a cigar factory to watch cigars rolled by hand, and take advantage of factory prices if you’d like to purchase some to take home. You’ll also find great souvenirs at a local ceramics factory, where you’ll witness the production of faceless dolls, shot glasses, bowls and other pottery.
After lunch, your guide transports you through the scenic Dominican Alps. Pass clear streams and green valleys as you take in the gorgeous landscapes en route to Jarabacoa. Your day trip includes a horseback ride and foot crossings over bridges traversing a stream to the Jarabacoa Waterfalls, which include the cascades of El Salto de Baiguate, Salto Jimenoa Uno and Salto Jimenoa Dos.
After spending some time at some of these natural wonders, you’ll return to the vehicle for return transport to your hotel.
I loved this excursion!! I only had 5 days (3 full days) in Puerto Plata, so I didn't really have much time to do much and I wanted to get the most out of the resort I was staying at, but this sounded very interesting. Our tour guide (Lidio...?) was really informative and funny! There were 8 of us on the trip (6 were German, so our tour was in German and English, which was good for brushing up on my very dusty German).
I really liked the horse back riding. Everyone else had a Dominican kid on the back of their horse to help control the horse, but there wasn't one for me, so I got to ride solo, but I think I did pretty well. It was so interesting to travel through that area. The waterfall was pretty, but wasn't that special (I've seen better), but the scenery and the bridges were pretty. The meal we had at the ranch was very tasty and fresh. The cigar shop was informative and smelled really nice. I liked the ceramic factory too. Side note: stock up on souvenirs at the ceramic store because everything was very nicely priced (they even had magnets, shot glasses, and other typical souvenirs in addition to the neat pottery).
I highly recommend this tour. It was a great deal for the price. We did so much! The driver was very erratic and fast (like most other drivers down there), but it added to the experience!
Pamela M USA
Michael George B United Kingdom
This was a really nice tour and what made it the best was the tour guide, Pedro! He was so informative and although he was translating both English and German, he made sure that no one felt left out at any point. When communicating with the company to verify my accommodations they responded right away and my hotel pick up was right on time. The reason I did not give it 5 stars is because I purchased this tour because of the horseback riding, which not only did they not do, the company said they did not offer it and to contact Viator. I'm awaiting a response from Viator now.
J & L USA
Claudia H Germany