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Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana

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Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Observe squirrel monkeys on this trip to Monkeyland, deep in the Dominican Republic's jungle. Ride a safari truck 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
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Lockers fee

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
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 definitely arrange a meeting point to pick you up.

Departure Time

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Afternoon Departure
3/29/2021 - 1/19/2023
Monday:12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Tuesday:12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Wednesday:12:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Thursday:12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Friday:12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Saturday:01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Morning Departure
1/1/2020 - 1/28/2022
Monday - Saturday:07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
1/1/2020 - 1/28/2022
Monday - Saturday:07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Runners Adventures
Runners Adventures park
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Runners Adventures
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana.

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Traveler Tips


  • "You are only allowed to bring your hat, glasses, and phone inside the park." See review
  • "Bring money to get a locker as nothing is allowed inside the monkey sanctuary." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Loved the experience!
Audrey_M
, Jan 2022
Loved the experience! The monkey's were adorable and I enjoyed learning the cocoa and coffee process as well :-)
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Liars
Claudia_G
, Jan 2022
Never got picked up from my Hotel location as they stated on the email sent to me. Missed the opportunity and they took my money. BEWARE!
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star-3
Cute Monkeys, but long waits and product sales
Neha_G
, Dec 2021
Getting to the tour was a long process from multiple hotel pickups to then arriving at the location and in a mix of people doing multiple excursions (ziplining, buggies, etc.) We visited a 'typical' home of a local family, which looked very 'staged' and more museum like. Seeing the cocoa plants and coffee was neat, but our guide Nacho would talk so much and jump around into theatrics that it was a bit much at times. While friendly, he would pass around an item to see or taste, but skip our side of the circle and offer it on the other end,. We had the chance to try good coffee and hot chocolate and then hear a long sales pitch from Nacho about all the products they sell. Finally, we went to the monkey part where we each get a small bowl with fruit and seeds, which attract the monkeys. They have a photographer to take your pics, but I don't think they check to see if the photos turned out well (most of mine had closed eyes etc.) You then have a chance to take pics on your own phones. We go to two different spots and then have to head back out. At the end they show photos on a computer screen and you may purchase a digital package. For 24 photos they took of our family, they were charging $50! I heard them charge $40 to the couple before us. So I'm not really sure how they decide on pricing, but bargain and maybe they'll come down. Ended up paying $40 even though I only liked maybe a few photos. Wish we had a little more time with the monkeys. Overall, this says its a short excursion, but plan on at least 5-6 hours if not more because of all the pick ups and shuffling of people around.
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star-5
Fantastic time with the monkeys.
Suzanne_P
, Dec 2021
Fantastic time with the monkeys. Enjoyed the personal experience. The plantation experience is repeated to often with other tours. By the time I left the Dominican Republic I had attended four demonstration of the cacao and coffee process.
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Being able to see...
krystal_r
, Dec 2021
Being able to see homemade chocolate being made. Feeding the Monkey's was the most exciting part. Tasting the chocolate was good too.
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Lifetime Experience
Sandra_M
, Dec 2021
Loved the tour learning about cocoa,, coffee,, and coconut process.. Especially the monkey feeding. Once in a LIfetime Experience! Just a note: RIDE is about 1 hour 30 minute and another 30 minute to hotel.
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star-5
Excellent Tour
Ameer_M
, Dec 2021
Great experience! Our tour guide Carlos along with the driver were very great, entertaining & informative. The tour overall was amazing, I’m very glad that I booked this activity!
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star-4
Be ready for whole day....
Irina_W
, Dec 2021
It was ok.But ! They pick us from the hotel at 1 pm...then we were driving around the other hotels to pick up people. Dome of them didn't show up at the time we were waiting like 20 min...then driving 1 hour to the Monkeyland. We saw monkeys about 25 min....lo g line just to take a picture....then were waiting while ( who wanted) were getting a picture to their Emails....so, 25 mon with animals and 5 hours waiting and driving
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Monkeyland Tour
Fanetta_H
, Dec 2021
Tour was great! You travel through the villages/town to get to the Monkeyland and along the way you get to see the real DR. Our tour guide was awesome. Leo was so knowledgeable and made the whole experience unforgettable!
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star-5
Amazing trip ❤❤❤🐒🐒🐒
Silvia_C
, Nov 2021
This trip was awesome! The monkey's are so tiny and adorable. Our tour guide, Amado, was a very funny guy, and gave us info about coffee, cocoa, vanilla and cocnut oil. We also tasted coffee, hot chocolate and mamajuana. When we will visit Dominican Republic again, this trip is on our top list, it was amazing and we've felt in love with the monkeys!
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