Once you’re picked up from your hotel in Punta Cana and arrive at Manatí Park, your knowledgeable guide leads you on a 2-hour tour of the landscaped theme park. You’ll be introduced to native fauna including orchids and other tropical plants. Stop by animal exhibits featuring fauna of the Dominican Republic such as caimans, iguanas, tropical birds, flamingos and snakes, and learn about their behaviors from the keepers.
You can opt to see several animal shows scheduled throughout the day. Watch dolphins follow the commands of their trainer, see horses perform equestrian tricks and be amused by the antics of comical parrots.
Immerse yourself in the indigenous culture of the Dominican Republic at the Taino Village. Observe the choreographed steps of Taino dances that showcase their rituals and folklore, and see craftspeople fashioning the art of their ancestors—with paintings, statues and traditional clothing on display at the museum.