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Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana

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From $89.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Observe squirrel monkeys on this trip to Monkey land, deep in the Dominican Republic's jungle. On this half-day tour through local coffee and cacao plantations, then visit the monkey sanctuary and its botanical gardens. Learn about the local farmers' organic farming methods, sample local coffee or hot chocolate, and see and feed 20 monkeys that have been raised to be comfortable around people. Round-trip transportation from Bavaro and Punta Cana hotels is included.
  • Guided trip to Monkeyland and a local plantation aboard an open-air safari-style vehicle
  • Observe squirrel monkeys in their natural habitat offering stunning mountain views
  • Get to know the island’s colorful native plants and flowers at the habitat's botanical garden
  • Visit a local coffee plantation, mingle with the farmers, and sample local coffee or hot chocolate
  • Round-trip transport from most Punta Cana and Bavaro hotels included
  • Transportation can be either 4WD, bus or safari truck depend on our operation day
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What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Food
  • Lockers fee

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Monkeyland
    6980833, -68.67011111111111, Higüey 23000, Dominican Republic

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End point

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Pickup details

We can arrange meeting points for almost anywhere in the area. If you do not see your hotel on the list and you are staying at Bavaro, Punta Cana, Macao, Uvero Alto, Cortecito, Cabeza de Toro or its surroundings, we can arrange a close meeting point to pick you up.

What To Expect

A brightly painted safari vehicle picks you up in the early morning at your Bavaro or Punta Cana hotel. Get to know your local guide on the way to a typical Dominican country plantation. 

Meet the local famers and hear about their organic farming methods, used to cultivate cinnamon, cacao, coffee, and vanilla. Taste coffee or hot chocolate, and take advantage of the opportunity to purchase some of these straight-from-the-source products to take home. 

Climb back in your jeep and ascend a mountain road deep into the jungle. Arrive at Monkeyland, a 5-acre (2-hectare) squirrel monkey habitat managed by a dedicated couple. Follow your guide on a guided tour of the sanctuary, where you have the chance to watch and feed the monkeys. Visit the botanical garden, featuring native trees, plants and flowers, before boarding your jeep for transport back to your hotel at the end of your tour.

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera and cash for souvenirs.
  • Participants with a cold or a flu will not be allowed to interact with monkeys.
  • Participants with severe peanut allergies should refrain from this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This park is not wheelchair accesible.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


You are only allowed to bring your hat, glasses, and phone inside the park.
Bring money to get a locker as nothing is allowed inside the monkey sanctuary.
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Well worth the money
Stacy_D, Feb 2023
Fabulous time- would repeatedly do this excursion…. The staff the monkeys and the knowledge shared about culture was excellent!
Highly recommended!
Larisa_S, Feb 2023
The trip was amazing. Monkey land was exciting, but there was so much more to see and learn about! The tour guide shared information about Dominican Republic culture and people, lifestyle and food. The tour also included incredible presentation about coffee and cacao. There was testing too, and not only of innocent coffee
Monkey Land
David_M, Jan 2023
All was great from A-Z, guide was excellent, monkey land is beautiful place with very friendly people. Would do it again!
An excellent tour!! The...
Justin_M, Jan 2023
An excellent tour!! The monkey land was amazing. Monkeys jumping all over you when you feed them. My teens loved it. Sammy was great!!
Great experience
Michael_G, Jan 2023
Rudy talk to us on way down telling us all about the towns and homes Rudy took atv group and Amondo became our hide and he was very helpful as my wife is in a wheelchair He tried his best to help my wife get around and pushed wheelchair up a hill. But the coffee and chocolate tour was impossible for disabled person to many steps and walkway to up hill danagerous for wheelchair But the monkey experience was awesome I can’t say enough about the guides and monkeys great great experience
Great Time!
Beckie_T, Jan 2023
Great time with the monkeys! The plantation was informative and tour guides were very nice! Definitely try the coffee &mamajuana
Monkeyland - Go if you're in the Dominican Republic
Julie_E, Jan 2023
I loved the entire thing, the monkeys are so soft and cute, also how the coffee and coco butter is made, tour guides were knowledgeable about everything!
Fun half day trip
Sam_M, Jan 2023
So much fun! Got a history tour on the way in the bus they pick you up in. The monkeys are so cute. Helped cure my hangover. Lol. Coffee and cacao was fun to learn about.
The guides were nice and friendly. Monkeys were amazing!
Aaron_B, Jan 2023
Ruddy and Oscar were amazing. I appreciate the small view into Dominican life and culture. It was nice to hear that the Dominican people are, generally, happy with their lives. I found Ruddys approach to be very informative and respectful. Our guides did a great job of ensuring everyone got equal opportunity to appreciate and enjoy the monkeys. It was nice to see how cacao is harvested and turned into chocolate.
Fun half day tour
Lisa_G, Jan 2023
The monkeys are so cute. That was alot of laughs! Also it was interesting to see the Plantation and sample mamajuana. The guide Rico was great, went out of his way to make everyone feel comfortable. The only thing I didn't like was the long wait at the other resorts to pick up people. The seats aren't super comfortable so my butt was killing me. Also wear a hat or something if you don't want terrible tangles. It is a Safari bus so lots of wind.
Super fun!
Jasmine_N, Jan 2023
Super fun! I loved Learning about the coffee and hot cocoa plantations. The monkey land interaction was awesome! Also, scenery in the mountains was beautiful.
Uncomfortable and unsafe
T_R, Jan 2023
Due to safety concerns, we exited this experience early and took a cab back to our hotel. This experience started with waiting on a bus outside of our hotel for about 20 minutes (we were on time and there was no explanation as to why we were waiting, nor did anyone involved speak English). We finally left our hotel and went to 3 or 4 different hotels to pick up additional guests. At each stop, the bus got more and more crowded. When it reached capacity, they started to use the "jump seats" - the flip-down middle seats that entirely block the exit row, making for an extremely uncomfortable, and more importantly - unsafe - environment. Imagine 10 rows of people sitting side to side with no exit row. At some point we stopped in front of another hotel where a second bus drove up and the driver motioned for us to get off the bus we were on and to get onto a second bus (there were 4 buses there so it was extremely confusing what they were even directing us to do). When it was clear that the second bus was also going to be jam packed with a blocked exit row, we told the guide we told the guide we were not comfortable continuing on with the trip and to please get us back to our hotel. They refused to get us back to our original hotel. We called a taxi from the street and waited. I politely approached the company for a refund - since we didn't even participate in the excursion and given the unsafe circumstances. They refused. I strongly advise against taking this excursion or using the company for any other trips.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Great experience
Adebukunola_A, Jan 2023
This was so much. The staff were very patient and every family had plenty of time with the monkeys. The second portion of it was alittle too long. They were telling us about the coco, coffee and Manajana drink which took longer. If you have kids in strollers, FYI there are upto 30 flight stairs. Overall it was a nice tour.
Original activity
Tahina_R, Jan 2023
Luis was really kind and funny. Very interesting activity. This will be unforgettable interactions with monkeys
1 traveler found this review helpful
An unforgettable experience
Dionne_M, Jan 2023
Happy Happy, the Truck Driver was friendly. The monkey Tour was amazing. Very well organised. The entire staff was knowledgeable and took care of us. The bathroom facilities was clean and well kept.
Winter Break
Carlan_M, Dec 2022
Pick up was amazing!!! Gary our tour guide was amazing! Communication was smoothe! Highly recommend for anyone whether it’s solo couples or kids!!
Fun day with the monkeys!
Debbie_C, Dec 2022
Super fun day. The monkeys were so cute and we had a good amount of time interacting with them. Our tour guide Emilio was wonderful. We learned a lot about the Dominican country and culture. The coffee tour was also interesting. Worthwhile day for sure!.
The monkeys were...
Stephen_W, Dec 2022
The monkeys were fabulous. Kids will remember this forever. Beautiful mountain scenes and a view of local living.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Enjoyable and fun
Randy_K, Dec 2022
My family enjoyed Monkey Land very much. It was better than I expected. The monkey’s just jump on you. We were picked up on time and our tour guide Ruddy was very knowledgeable and enjoyable. The driver Jose C. Was also great and helpful. I do recommend this tour for everyone.
Book elsewhere not Viator
Brett_R, Dec 2022
Monkeyland was good. Angel is an excellent tour guide. We didn't get picked up in a safari vehicle which really dissapointed my kids as they were looking forward to that the most. I contact Viator to express my displeasure that this was the case and they completely ignored me and nobody got back to me. So be prepared to possibly get ripped off and I'd recommend booking elsewhere as viator customer service is absolutely horrendous.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi, sorry that you have that issue.but please note the pick up can be either by Safari truck or bus. and it is well specified on the tour description
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