Samaná Day Trips from Punta Cana

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The scenic peninsula of Samaná is the Dominican Republic at its most spectacular. Day trips from Punta Cana to Samaná visit protected national parks, picturesque waterfalls, tropical forests, Caribbean-style beaches, and even out into the clear waters in search of whales. Here are your options for Samaná day trips from Punta Cana.

Tours by Road
Many tours by road begin with a bus transfer from Punta Cana to Miches. From there, participants board a speedboat, catamaran, or another vessel for transfers to other locations around Samaná Bay. Some tours head to town or to the island of Cayo Levantado (also known as Bacardi Island). 

Day tours by road typically include visits to a Dominican ranch, safari rides through the Sierra de Samaná mountain range, horseback riding, or trips to the 165-foot (52-meter) El Limón waterfall. Several tours also go to the National Park of Los Haitises, where you can see rare wildlife species, such as solenodon (a raccoon-sized nocturnal mammal with a venomous bite), and caves featuring pictograms created by the Taino people. Some experiences also include whale-watching excursions in Samaná Bay, a popular sighting spot for humpback whales. 

Tours by Air
If you want to squeeze more adventure into your Samaná day trip and enjoy aerial views while you’re at it, a tour by air will help you maximize your time. Flights usually depart early morning from Punta Cana. From there, it’s just a 45-minute journey to Arroyo Barril Airport in Samaná. Some tours by air incorporate horseback rides, cruises to Cayo Levantado, swimming at El Limón waterfall, ranch visits, and honey, coffee, and cacao tastings, as well as whale-watching tours of the bay. 

Things to Know
  • Most tours to Samaná from Punta Cana—whether by land or air—are full-day excursions, typically lasting eight to 12 hours. 
  • Driving from Punta Cana to Miches takes about two hours. 
  • Day tours usually include a Dominican lunch and, in some instances, snacks. 
  • Bring sunscreen and beach essentials as most day tours involve free time at the beach. 
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Authentic Samana Tour: Beach and Waterfall Day Trip from Punta Cana

Experience the natural beauty and lush landscapes of the Samana Peninsula on this day trip from Punta Cana that includes a visit to El Limon Waterfall and Cayo Levantado. Travel the countryside in a comfortable air-conditioned coach and explore Samana by catamaran. This trip includes horseback riding in the Sierra de Samana mountains, a savory local lunch at El Malecon and a stop at the white sandy beach of Cayo Levantado.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$169.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Samana Day Trip by Air

Enjoy the ease of air travel and relax on the sandy shores of one of Dominican Republic's most iconic beach areas with this Samana day trip by air. Your tour includes lunch, drinks and round-trip hotel transport, which makes for a hassle free holiday. You'll also stop at Limon Waterfall and Cayo Levanted to round out this popular option for travelers.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$315.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Whale Watching Punta Cana

Every year, about 2,000 humpback whales visit the waters off the coast of the Dominican Republic to mate and breed their calves. On this whale watching excursion from Punta Cana, you'll board a catamaran and cruise around Samana Bay to spot humpback whales. Then enjoy a buffet-style lunch on the tiny island of Cayo Levantando. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$165.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Samana Discovery Tour from Punta Cana

Combine a catamaran cruise, a city tour, a waterfall visit, and a horseback riding adventure in this single 12-hour tour to Samana. Learn about the history of the Dominican Republic and enjoy mountainside scenery during the journey from Punta Cana, including hotel pickup and drop-off. Breakfast, buffet lunch, and an open bar are included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$123.50 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Samana Day Trip Through Miches

See the stunning landscapes of Dominican Republic as you make your way to Samana via land, bus and boat. Make stops at El Limon Waterfall and Cayo Levantado (aka Bacardi Island). You'll also stop at Miche, El Limon Station, Rancho Tipico, and several local communities. It's the perfect way to make the most of your time in this tropical location and see the sights and attractions that make this one of the nation's best places to visit.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Guided Full Day Samana Experience from Punta Cana with Lunch

Experience a morning of adventure and an afternoon of relaxation in Samana on a full-day guided bus trip from Punta Cana. A multilingual guide accompanies you throughout the tour to one of the most beautiful places in the Dominican Republic. Highlights include Samana Bay, home of humpback whales (seasonally); secluded Limon Waterfall; the tropical island of Cayo Levantado; horseback riding; and a traditional Dominican lunch (rice, beans, meat, salad, fresh fruit, and coffee).
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$155.00 USD
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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El Limon Waterfall and Cayo Levantado Tour from Punta Cana

Experience the tropical scenery of Cayo Levantado, including El Limon Waterfall, during this 9-hour tour from Punta Cana. Travel along the Dominican Republic's northeast coast via comfortable bus, arriving in the Bay of Samaná for transfer to a powerboat. Jet out to Cayo Levantado, then journey to El Limon Waterfall on horseback. Lunch, refreshments and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$179.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Samaná by Bus Whale-Watching and Cayo Levantado Tour from Punta Cana

Fly to Samaná from Punta Cana to observe the migration of humpback whales off the coast during this 12-hour eco-adventure. After touching down at the airport in Samanà, meet your local guide and transfer to a boat bound for Cayo Levantado. Arrive at the island oasis, a perfect speck of white sand fringed by palm trees, to enjoy the sun and sand. Dig in to a buffet-style lunch beachside. Board the whale-watching boats and spend the afternoon viewing as many as 1,500 of these spectacular marine mammals in their native habitat, many with newborn calves.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$199.00 USD
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Whale Watching Day Trip by Air from Punta Cana

Watch gentle marine mammals in their natural habitat during this full-day whale-watching trip from Punta Cana. Start the day with a flight from Punta Cana airport to Arroyo Barril. Once there, a bus ferries you to the dock, where you'll board a boat. Admire panoramic views of Cayo Levantado’s white-sand beaches and stately palm trees while a guide narrates the trip. Then, refuel with a buffet lunch at Rancho Los Cocos before riding a horse to Limon Waterfall and La Cascada Limon.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$299.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Samaná Peninsula Whale-Watching Tour from Punta Cana

Fly to Samaná from Punta Cana to observe the migration of humpback whales off the coast during this 12-hour eco-adventure. After touching down at the airport in Samanà, meet your local guide and transfer to a country ranch to horseback ride through the lush landscape. Visit El Limón waterfall, nestled deep in the forest, then return to the ranch for a typical Dominican lunch. Board the whale-watching boats and spend the afternoon viewing as many as 1,500 of these spectacular marine mammals in their native habitat, many with newborn calves.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$295.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Samaná Spectacular- Playa Rincon and Cayo Levantado

Getting from Punta Cana to Samana is easy with this full-day tour that includes the stunning seascapes of Playa Rincon and Cayo Levantado. Sip rum on the beach with a lobster lunch and go horseback riding along the shore, then spend free time swimming at Cayo Levantano. You’ll travel by coach, catamaran, and safari-style vehicle through the picturesque countryside. Round-trip hotel transport included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$159.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Samana Peninsula Whale Watching Cruise from Punta Cana

Experience the incredible beauty of some 1,500 humpback whales navigating the waters of the Bay of Samana on this incredible wildlife tour. Between January and March, travelers have the chance to enjoy observing upwards of 300 of these giants in one of the World Wildlife Fund's top destinations for whale watching.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$378.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Samana Whale Watching from Punta Cana

Catch a glimpse of one of the underwater world's most magical creatures on this day trip to Samana from Punta Cana. Travel by bus to the coastal town of Samana and spend the day whale watching. Take a dip in crystal blue waters or relax on sandy shores and enjoy an included buffet lunch as part of this all-inclusive day outside.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$234.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Samana Discovery Day Trip from Punta Cana

Get the full experience of Samana on this full-day sightseeing trip from Punta Cana. Activities include a ride in a safari truck to a small village, horseback ride to a jungle waterfall, a catamaran cruise with open bar, and some free time on a white sand beach. Breakfast, lunch, open bar, and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana are included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$260.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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SAMANA Discovery from Punta cana

On the drive to Samana, take a look at the natural views of the mountains and green valleys, while listening the history of this island. You will get to small village and board a catamaran where you will spend 40 minutes with an open bar. Once in Samana, you will be able to enjoy beach time, a ride in a safari track, a city tour, a horseback ride and a visit to a waterfall.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$193.75 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Samaná Exotic- Los Haitises National Park and Cayo Levantado from Punta Cana

Starting the day you will enjoy a smooth bus ride from Punta Cana  heading north through the beautiful countryside until you reach Samana.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Whale Watching and Bacardi Island day trip from Punta Cana

Sail across the beautiful Samana bay in the most comfortable catamaran. Explore the island and contemplate the rich biodiversity of the area. Observe in close proximity the amazing whales
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$159.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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