Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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clock-o5 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Observe squirrel monkeys on this trip to Monkeyland, deep in the Dominican Republic's jungle. Ride a safari truck on this 5-hour tour through local coffee and cacao plantations, then visit the monkey sanctuary and and its botanical gardens. You'll learn about the local farmers' organic farming methods, taste freshly picked tropical fruit, 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.

  • 5-hour 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 fresh tropical fruit and organic products
  • Round-trip transport from most Punta Cana and Bavaro hotels included

A brightly painted safari vehicle will pick 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 tropical fruit plucked freshly from the tree, 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 45-minute tour of the sanctuary, where you'll 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 5-hour tour.

Reviews

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C
, Aug 2018

They really need to make the time spent with Monkeys longer. It felt rushed but it was an amazing experience.

e
, Aug 2018

My three teenage boys and I went on this adventure. Not one of us was disappointed! We loved the time we spent with the monkeys. Every person on the tour was able to experience these amazing little monkeys dropping on their head, crawling on their arms, and snuggling on their faces. One layer right on my son's head to eat it's sweet treat. Excellent time and would recommend to all families. The plantation tour was fun, we learned about coffee bean and cocoa processing. Definitely worth the money spent! Book through Viator! Tried to book with other tour guide online and had nothing but hassles!

M
, Aug 2018

This adventure was a surprise for our daughter Monkey Girl she loved every moment she got to spend with these adorable little monkeys. And of coarse learning and seeing how the coffee and cacao is processed was interesting.
Special Thanks to our driver Rodolfo and our very funny guide PJ!

E
, Jul 2018

Great time

P
, Jul 2018

Great excursion!
PJ and junior were excellent tour guide and driver! Loved seeing and interacting with the monkeys in a safe and animal safet oriented environment. The tour after was great as well! Best excursion we have had in Punta Cana

s
, Jul 2018

Monkeyland was the highlight of our trip. We enjoyed seeing the countryside and learn more about the culture of Dominicana. The monkeys were absolutely amazing and friendly, it was an exciting adventure. Philip and PJ were wonderful tour guides. PJ was hysterically funny and great with everyone. Philip obviously cares greatly about the monkeys and takes good care of them. The habitat was a wonderful place for the monkeys to thrive.

R
, May 2018

The monkeys are fantastic. Well worth the price. The plantation tour was mildly interesting. Our tour guide Rafael was great and knowledgeable. Only downside was the long drive. Lots of highway, and then when it gets scenic you are in an enclosed bus with no opportunities for photographs even though the description says the scenic tour is by open air bus. We did end up on an open air bus but only when we switched to it at a gas station after we had left the scenic region. So the open air was only on the highway at high speeds.

S
, Mar 2018

Monkeyland was a lot of fun! It ended up raining while we were on the way took about 45 minutes to an hour to get there so we did the plantation safari part first so we wouldn't get totally soaked. Parts of it were outside, but underneath different areas where they show you how cocoa and coffee are prepared. I think people were bummed out b/c it was raining and didn't want to get wet and just really wanted to see the monkeys. An hour later, it cleared up and we traveled 5 minutes from the plantation to see the monkeys. They were really cute and friendly especially when the food bowls appeared. Our guide was Philip sorry if I misspelled and he was really good and got some nice pictures of my husband and I with the monkeys sitting on our heads!

h
, Feb 2018

We had such an amazing time feeding the monkeys and visiting Annas house. We were able to see breathtaking views of the mountains and see the crew roast cocoa beans and coffee beans and sample some coffe and hot chocolate from thier harvest. Im not gonna lie, my mom was the one that wanted to do this tour and we thought it was going to be cheesy but this was one of most favorite days in DR! Thank you to the crew for a wonderful experience!

a
, Feb 2018

Great trip! Monkeys are very friendly. Even my wife, who first thought she would be spooked thought it was fun when they scampered over your head from one person to the next. The monkey's faces look like little humans.
The open air truck ride thorough the country side was pleasant. One of the better roads the we traveled in the D.R.


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