5. Dominican Republic: Paradise Island by Speed Boat
Benefit from hotel or port pick-up by air-conditioned coach, and then journey to the small fishing village of Punta Rusia. Take in the panoramic views of the mountains, lush green rainforest, sugar-cane plantations, banana plantations, palm trees, cattle farms and countryside villages along the way.
Encounter locals as they go about their everyday life in their typical colorful houses, still primarily made from wooden planks. Relax with a coffee or soft drink, before traveling by speed boat across the brilliant blue sea. En route to Paradise Island, see numerous coral reefs and extended mangrove forests.
Arrive at the Dominican Republic's top snorkeling reef, and get a safety briefing as you strap on your snorkel gear and safety vest. Head out to the outer reef with experienced diver guides who will help you discover the fascinating underwater world and marine life. A safety boat will accompany the group the entire time.
Swim with colorful tropical fish and delicate sea fans, brain coral, blue tang, butterfly fish and more! Take unbelievable underwater photos, and get the chance to snorkel on your own inside the reef. Soak up the sun, swim in the natural swimming pools, or just relax as you enjoy the complimentary beverages, tropical fruit and ham or cheese sandwiches.
Then, journey back towards your pick-up point, stopping at Monte Cristi National Park along the way. Take in the views of the lush green mangrove forests, lagoons and channels abundant with wildlife. Enjoy lunch at a beachside restaurant as you tuck into hamburgers and hot dogs. Unlimited drinks, coffee and water are included for the entire day.
Swim in the Caribbean Sea, or relax on the beach chairs and at the beach huts. Explore the surrounding area if you are feeling adventurous, or sip refreshing drinks to the sounds of Caribbean music. Get dropped off at your hotel or original pick-up point at the end of the day!