Share

Speedboat to Los Haitises Caves and Mangroves

5 Hours
Group Activity
Strenuous

From (USD) $92 Per Adult / $48 Per Child

Speedboat to Los Haitises Caves and Mangroves

5 Hours
Group Activity
Strenuous

From (USD) $92 Per Adult / $48 Per Child

Choose your date

change
change

Choose an available time

Choose your language

change

Adult (Ages 13 yrs+)

Child (Ages 6-12 Yrs)

    For Groups of 20 or more, please contact our GoTo Crew.

      $0.00

      JavaScript is required to complete booking

      Share

      Share

      Speedboat to Los Haitises Caves and Mangroves

      Samana, Dominican Republic
      From (USD) $92 Per Adult / $48 Per Child
      Highlights
      • Speedboat ride: Get ready for an exhilarating adventure, on an ecological adventure that begins aboard a speedboat. Your guide will take you across the turquoise waters to Los Haitises National Park.
      • Bird Island: You'll circle this small cay as your guide talks about the countless migratory and indigenous birds on the north coast of the island.
      • Los Haitises: Discover cave art left behind by the Taino Indians in mysterious caves studded with stunning stalagmites and stalactites that took centuries to form.
      About This Samana Tour

      Los Haitises (High-tee-sis) National Park is like something out of a storybook. The only way to get to this eco wonderland is by boat, which only adds to the whole wilderness adventure. Haitises means "mountain range" in the Taino language, and you'll be greeted by rolling mountains carpeted in lush greenery, along with a maze of watery paths lined by mesmerizing mangroves.

      The small cay known as "Bird Island" is, not surprisingly, home to an awesome variety of birds – pelicans, egrets, herons, frigate birds, and the brown booby. Your guide will point out the birds that make their home year-round in the park, and those who migrate there for brief visits. And don't be surprised to spot some exotic aquatic creatures, like reptiles, fish, and crustaceans.

      But what really makes this feel like you're in some kind of otherworldly adventure is your visit to the caves, where your flashlights will reveal more than stalactites and stalagmites. You'll find Taino petroglyphs that reveal the everyday life of the Taino Indians that were wiped out by Spanish invaders hundreds of years ago – drawings of their gods and daily life.

      After his first encounter with the Taino, Christopher Columbus wrote that, "In all the world there can be no better people."  So enjoy a glimpse into an ancient tribe that left behind this footnote in the pages of history.

      Don't go into the light!

      The Taino believed their world began in the limestone caves of the Dominican Republic. Macocael was a sentinel who was supposed to guard the caves, but when he left his underground post, the sun turned him into stone. Macocael, whose name means "no eyelids" in Taino, now stands guard for the rest of time.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring money Bring money
      Bring bug spray Bring bug spray
      Wear sunscreen Wear sunscreen
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Swim wear Swim wear
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

      100 countries, 915 cities… limitless possibilities

      OurPromise
      Local

      All our tours are offered by expert local guides & operators

      Authentic

      Head off the beaten path with our unique tours & activities

      Experienced

      You can rely on our team of travel industry experts

      General disclaimer

      Your order is subject to TourTrek's Booking Ticket Agreement, including all TourTrek and GoBe policies incorporated therein.

      Have you been on this experience?

      Write a Review

      Fields marked are required.

      Please enter your review.

      or 

      Looking for other experiences in Samana?

      View More
      Share This

      Share