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View and interact with playful 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. Learn about the local farmers' organic farming methods and taste freshly-picked tropical fruit. Get to know the tiny simians as they perch on your shoulder and eat a snack from your hand. 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
  • Interact with 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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A pixie-like squirrel monkey rests on your head, while another snatches food from your hand. It might sound like something from a dream, but it's a real way to create memories with your family.

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What You Can Expect

Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana

Get up close and personal with these adorable squirrel monkeys!

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 the friendly monkeys, accustomed to human contact, might perch on your shoulder or eat from your hand. 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.

Customer Reviews

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This was a blast. the Monkeys are very friendly and entertaining. consider long pants and sleeves as the mosquitoes ate us up and you can not use bug spay, but well worth the money.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Absolutely one of the greatest tours I have ever been on. The drive there was so much fun, our tour guide Alex was so social and made us feel comfortable and prepared for what were going to do. The area where they took us to the monkeys was GORGEOUS almost breathtaking. Going to the monkeys was so much fun and an amazing experience. They're so light and fun. It's a once in a lifetime experience that i'd love to go to again! I would only wish we could stay with them longer and if they would've given us more food. But aside from that, it was amazing. The plantation safari was amazing. He took us through the whole process on how chocolate, coconut oil, and coffee is made. At the end, we tried each of the products made there and were offered to buy from them. One recommendation I would have is to put the products in smaller bottles because when traveling with only a carry-on, you can only have a certain amount of ounces. I would've bought from them if it weren't for the limit. Overall, on of the greatest experiences I've ever had, I would absolutely 100 highly recommend this tour for anyone of any age.

Steven S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Highly recommend! The monkey's are so adorable and the facility is clean and the monkey's looked like they were healthy and well cared for.....Long drive, but interesting driving through the towns to get to the location.

Samantha P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was absolutely amazing! Pick up was on time! It was a 50min drive down the country side of Dominican Republic. The tour guide keeps things interesting! The monkeys jump on you

Sharon M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is an excellent tour. We took an open-air jeep, through many little villages, up the mountain to the monkey sanctuary. We met with the guide who explained that the monkey are human friendly but still wild animals. You are not allowed to pet the monkeys but it's okay because once in the enclosure the monkeys climb all over you. You are given a bowl of fruit and nuts and the monkeys climb on you and eat right out of the bowl. The monkeys have a large enclosure to live in and are allowed to live as they would in the wild. After the monkeys we walked, a short distance, to a cocoa and coffee plantation where they showed us how they harvest/roast and process coffee and chocolate. We had samples of the coffee and hot chocolate. Delicious. Special mention to our tour guide Nacho, who was funny and engaging. This tour is totally worth taking.

Jonathan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Really fun to play with the monkeys. I wish I would have bought more of the coffee and sugar at the coffee plantation.

shatori h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an excellent tour with great guides. Be prepared because the monkeys are quick. I enjoyed the experience, it's a must!!!!!!!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Had a brilliant afternoon on this tour. Feeding the monkeys was amazing, they climb over your head and sit on your arms which was lovely! The coffee and chocolate part was very interesting, and the hot chocolate and fresh fruit were really tasty! Would definitely recommend.

Wetonia L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was great, except i wish we could've spent more time with the monkeys. The second part of the tour was fascinating. Book it, you wont regret!

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