Experience Dominican Republic culture on a unique Caribbean safari. Travel by barge on the famous Chavón River and enjoy a delicious buffet of grilled lobster served on board. Visit a school and a typical rural home, and taste local foods and beverages.
What to Expect
Start out on your full-day adventure on the back of a safari-style truck, in the company of other guests and your tour guide, as you set out on a unique excursion through the Dominican Republic.
Along the way, you’ll make a brief stop at a local school, where you’ll be able to observe the strengths of the Dominican educational system. You’ll also drop in on a typical rural home and experience unmistakable Dominican hospitality.
Indulge your taste buds with the unique flavors of the Caribbean. Try juicy tropical fruit slices, enjoy the pleasing scent of freshly-roasted coffee, and savor a rich cup of hot cocoa.
Visit Higüey Basilica, one of the most notable cathedrals in the Dominican Republic. This magnificent ash grey structure was built in the shape of a Latin cross. At the entrance to the basilica is a bronze structure plated in gold. A lofty bell tower guarding 45 bronze carillons adds to the allure.
From the picturesque village of El Gato you’ll sail across the Chavón River on a riverboat, while taking in the lavish scenes that appeared in popular movies such as Apocalypse Now and Rambo II.
Enjoy a delicious grilled lobster lunch as you soak up the warm tropical sun. Afterwards, you’ll visit one of island’s biggest cane fields and take in the sweet aroma of the recently cut stalks.
Experienced cigar makers will show you the proper way of rolling a cigar. The island’s fine tobacco is used to make only the most world-renowned brands.
- Lobster lunch
- Water and soft drinks
- Beer and rum
- Wine at lunch
Know Before You Go
What to bring:
• Comfortable clothing
• Extra money for tips and souvenirs
Not recommended for guests with reduced mobility, disabled persons, or pregnant woman due to the uneven terrain.