• Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 169.99 View price calendar

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Experience the natural beauty and lush landscapes of the Samana Peninsula on this day trip from Punta Cana that includes a visit to El Limon Waterfall and Cayo Levantado. Travel the countryside in a comfortable air-conditioned coach and explore Samana by catamaran. This trip includes horseback riding in the Sierra de Samana mountains, a savory local lunch at El Malecon and a stop at the white sandy beach of Cayo Levantado.


  • Day trip on the Samaná Peninsula with a visit to Cayo Levantado
  • Wander through the tropical gardens of Ceyba Park
  • Take a horseback ride and capture amazing views of El Limón Waterfall
  • Stroll about the white sand beaches of Cayo Levantado
  • Tuck into lunch at a restaurant on El Malecón, Samaná’s boardwalk
  • Entrance fees, light breakfast, lunch, limited drinks, boat and hotel transport included

What You Can Expect

Authentic Samana Tour: Beach and Waterfall Day Trip from Punta Cana

Cayo Levantado

Your friendly guide and driver will collect you from your Punta Cana hotel in the early morning and transport you in air-conditioned comfort on a one-hour scenic bus ride through the epic landscapes of Dominican Republic’s stunning countryside to the town of Miches. Your Samana day trip with stops at El Limon Waterfall and Cayo Levantado from Punto Cana kicks off with a catamaran cruise across the Samana Bay.

You’ll disembark at Santa Barbara de Samana and hop into a safari truck that will take you through the tropical foliage of Ceyba Park. Explore the garden, which is home to some 100 exotic plants and sample local fruits fresh from the trees! Relax for a light breakfast before taking off on horseback in El Limon.

After a brief safety meeting and orientation, you’ll embark on a 20-minute ride with a local guide. Take in the surrounding landscapes and learn about the flora and fauna that line your path along the way. Take a refreshing dip in the swimming hole at El Limon Waterfall before saying so long to your horse.

Travel by foot along the famed El Malecon—the boardwalk that winds along the coast of Samana. You’ll enjoy a savory lunch at a local restaurant filled with Caribbean cuisine. (Rum, juice, water and soda are included.)

Finally, climb back into your catamaran and venture off to the shores of Cayo Levantado—known also as Bacardi Island. Take some time to enjoy the white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters while sipping on a cold beer, juice or soda (provided). When the day is through, you’ll head back to Miches and finally be dropped back at your Punta Cana hotel.

Customer Reviews

Szandra Dóra L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I rated 5 stars, but I have to tell they changed the tour, and didn't tell us, so we haven't seen El Limón waterfall. What they showed us was beautiful, the tour was amazing, but I think they should have let us know, that they will change the trip.

Alejandra R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

super amazing relaxing and great experinces ever!Papa Felix the best


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Highly recommend this trip. Although it is a very long ride for Punta Cana to the boat, everything else was great. Met lots of locals and had plenty of time at the waterfall. All the workers and tour guides were awesome.

Alexandria D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

The tour was very fun! The tour guides were very insightful and polite. My only concern was when it came to the horseback ride. The horses looked malnourished. Besides that I would highly recommend.

Jaclyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Amazing experience! Relaxing, educational, and worth every dollar.

rosaalove7 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I did a long review on tripadvisor of the local tour operator. This is a must excursion. picked by a small bus that traveled about 15mins then dropped us off at a hotel parking lot. we waited til 6:45am with no direction and the place is very scary guys walking around with machetes no one spoke English then got picked up by a bigger bus with Freddie our English, German speaking tour guide. he gave us a breakfast snack: its ham sandwiches a banana, a cup of orange juice. the drive is outstanding we traveled through a lot of fields, mountains, valleys, streams, you truly get a culture shock.. We got to Miches at about 9am boarded a small catamaran to Samana. On the catamaran the crew is great they play music and gave drinks. We arrived at 10am to Samana hopped on a Safari truck to a home. had new guide Roberto Jones, he was crazy in a good way. Got to the home about 10:20am. The guides showed and explain all the different foods and alcohol and we got to taste then off to the place with the horse. These volunteers yes Volunteers do not get paid form the company so please tip them accordingly I say 20.00 is about right. they walk through rocky, very muddy terrain to get you to the waterfall. They go down with you. Hold your stuff, take your pictures. they are amazing peopleYes the stairs are crazy I counted 249 crazy weird shaped stairs The waterfall wasn't as wow as I was expecting. I think it must be dry season because it ran a bit. I went in for a dip the water is so cold but feels amazing after being on the trial also be very careful its very rocky .1:30 pm we went and had lunch at El Timón de Samaná, 2:45pm.back on the boat to Cayo Levantado got there about 3:15pm and were allowed to be on island til 4:30 pm. This place is stunning wish we got to stay longer. there are only a few vendors in booths none bother you on the beach which is amazing. This place just absolutely beautiful. go back to Miches 5:15pm back hotel 7:30. Long day.

Ronald A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a great time. We probably should have done the one by plane because going by boat makes for a long day, but we saved money with this one.

Maryluz S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Marquita C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I had an amazing time on this trip. Everyone was very nice and welcoming. I enjoyed going to the waterfall and Bacardi island, I would definitely recommend this trip to a friend!

Siva United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended January 2018

We took the day long tour to visit Samana island and El Limón Waterfall. We started at 6:15 morning from our hotel and after 20 minutes ride to a common point we boarded the bus and it took about 1 1/2 hours to reach the boarding point to boat. We traveled by boat for about 45 minutes fotunate to see a whale close to our boat and then transferred to Safari truck After 20 minutes ride in the truck we reached a ranch and then horse back riding fortunately I took the boots provided by the ranch company otherwise my shoes would have drenched in mud for another 30 minutes plus trekking for about 15 minutes finally we reached the water fall by noon. It was great getting into the water near the falls. On the way back we stopped for lunch before boat ride. The boat also made a stop at a beautiful beach and we were allowed to spend about an hour at the beach. We reached the hotel late in the evening by 8 pm. Overall it was a wonderful tour.

Good news
The ranch operator provides a guide for each horse and so we could ride safely though it was mud althrough the way.

Bad news
The tour operator recommended a video guy who was travelling with us and took the footage. But the DVD delivered to us the next day did not have any of our faces. So the amount paid 35 is a waste.

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