Excursions

When you book a stay with Awesome All Inclusive, you’ll also receive passes for Ocean World for your entire family! Normally a $69 Value per adult and $59 for children!

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Ocean World

Shark and Stingray Encounter

Learn how to safely touch and feed our stingrays, and then meet our sharks. The Shark & Stingray experience begins with a brief orientation, and then our expert trainers will accompany participants in the water, while entertaining and educating them about these swift intelligent creatures. Participants will have sharks on their lap, swim with them and live to tell about it!!

The first part consists of a session observing, feeding and snorkeling with our Stingrays, while the second part is the interaction with the Sharks. This program includes lunch and all the activities of the day pass!

What to bring:

Camera, bathing suit, towel, sun-block, additional money for pictures and souvenirs.

Requirements:

  • A shower prior to entering the water is required. – No camera or glasses allowed.
  • Pregnant women not allowed.
  • Children under 11 years all must be accompanied by an adult in the water and supervised at all times in the park
  • Participants must remove jewelry from hands, neck and ears to avoid harming the animal.
  • Participants must be able to swim and must use lifejackets (provided by Ocean World.

Shark & Stingray Encounter

Sea Lion Encounter

A fun program designed to let you meet the clown of the sea, the Patagonian Sea Lion. Meet them up close, in our interaction pool, where guests are provided with an opportunity to touch, feed, pet and play with these wonderful animals!!

1/2 hour session observing and interacting with our Sea Lions. Petting, kissing, hugs and playing ball with them, children absolutely love this program. Lunch and all the benefits of the day pass are included.

What to bring:

Camera, bathing suit, towel, sun-block, additional money for pictures and souvenirs.

Requirements:

  • A shower prior to entering the water is required.
  • No camera or glasses allowed.
  • Pregnant women not allowed.
  • Children under 11 years all must be accompanied by an adult in the water and supervised at all times in the park

Participants must remove jewelry from hands, neck and ears to avoid harming the animal.

Sea Lion Encounter

Dolphin Encounter

The Dolphin Encounter offers close contact with a dolphin in waist deep water, touching and playing with this gentle mammal. An interaction that is fun and educational, ideal for non swimmers and families with young children. The program is a half hour session observing and interacting with our playful Dolphin. Petting, kissing, hugging and it includes lunch and all the benefits of the day pass.

What to bring:

Camera, bathing suit, towel, sun-block, additional money for pictures and souvenirs.

Requirements:

  • A shower prior to entering the water is required. – No camera or glasses allowed.
  • Pregnant women not allowed. – Children under 11 years  must be accompanied by an adult in the water and supervised at all times in the park
  • Must take off all jewerly from hands, neck and ears to avoid harming the animal.

Dolphin Encounter

Royal Dolphin Swim

Participants of this exciting program will have the unique opportunity to participate in a 60 minutes swim session with 2 beautiful Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. The Royal Swim experience begins with a brief orientation and then guests enter the water to learn about dolphin behavior. Taking the experience one step further, guests encounter, kiss, hug, pet, and feed dolphins in deep water during 1/2 hour and afterwards the session continues in the beach area for 1/2 hour more, interacting with dolphins one on one in their environment. Shallow water activities with the dolphins, pectoral ride and being pushed by a dolphin through the water, using your feet and a boogey board, will be part of this great experience! The program includes lunch and all the benefits of the day pass.

What to bring:

Camera, bathing suit, towel, sun-block, additional money for pictures and souvenirs.

Requirements:

  • A prior shower is required. – No camera or glasses allowed.
  • Pregnant women not allowed.
  • Children under 11 years must be accompanied by an adult in the water and supervised at all times in the park
  • Participants must take off jewels from hands, neck and ears to avoid harming the animal.
  • Participants must be able to swim and must use lifejackets (provided by Ocean World)

Royal Dolphin Swim

Popular Half-Day Excursions

Cable Car Only

$35 Per Person

The funicular or Cable Car is one of the most popular attractions of the Puerto Plata area. The mountain Isabel de Torres towers over the city with its peak at an altitude of 2,555 feet (779 m) above sea level, giving visitors a breathtaking view of the city laid out below. The funicular was built in 1975 by an Italian company and its cars hold up to 17 people and it takes about 8 minutes to climb and descend the mountain. Visitors can enjoy a beautifully landscaped botanical garden with 215 different plants and flowers of the country.

Also at the top is a copy of the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro of Jesus Christ the Redeemer.

Cable Car Only

Puerto Plata Tour Only

$39 Per Person

Puerto Plata is the capital of the north coast of the island and was founded by Columbus on his second voyage. It is worth a visit to see the many historical landmarks such as the old fort; built to resist attacks from English and Dutch pirates and it is one of the first ones in America. You will see precious old amber with tiny insects caught inside the stone at the Amber Museum and get a taste of rum at the Brugal Rum Factory. A walk though the old historical centre showcases many houses built in the Victorian and Colonial style and also the main Cathedral and the city square with a typical Victorian gazebo.

This lively city captures the spirit of the Caribbean and its impressions will stay with you forever!

Puerto Plata Tour Only

Puerto Plata Tour and Cable Car

$49 Per Person

Puerto Plata is the capital of the north coast of the island and was founded by Columbus on his second voyage. It is worth a visit to see the many historical landmarks such as the old fort; built to resist attacks from English and Dutch pirates and it is one of the first ones in America. You will see precious old amber with tiny insects caught inside the stone at the Amber Museum and get a taste of rum at the Brugal Rum Factory. Also you will have the opportunity to visit the Cable Car which is one of the most popular attractions of the Puerto Plata area. The mountain Isabel de Torres towers over the city with its peak at an altitude of 2,555 feet (779 m) above sea level, giving visitors a breathtaking view of the city laid out below. Visitors can enjoy a beautifully landscaped botanical garden and a copy of the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro of Jesus Christ the Redeemer.

Puerto Plata Tour and Cable Car

Sosua – Cabarete

$55 Per Person

Cabarete is a laid back beach resort known for its excellent surfing and kite surfing. Situated on a beautiful long stretch of white sand, the town is frequented by a hip crowd and sports trendy beach bars and restaurants. Along its main street you will find fancy boutiques with original jewelry, arts and crafts.

Sosua is a lively town situated on a secluded bay surrounded by limestone cliffs famous for its crystal clear water and 16 coral reefs with amazing tropical fish in a myriad of colors.

Along the beach is a flea market with hundreds of vendors selling local souvenirs. The tour includes beach chairs on both beaches, drinks in a cooler and optional snorkeling.

Sosua - Cabarete

Half Day Waterfall

 

$55 Per Person

One of our most refreshing and exciting excursions is our trip to explore 7 famous waterfalls. This national park is situated only half an hour from Puerto Plata and consists of the winding river Damajagua, making its way down the mountain forming 27 awesome waterfalls with natural slides and amazing cliffs. This all natural water park has been turned into a mayor attraction especially for young people who like to get an adrenalin rush. It takes about half an hour on foot walking on beautiful trails through the tropical rain forest to get to the waterfalls. Swim across the first pool and start making your way up the rocks. You will be swimming through narrow gorges of crystal clear mountain spring water, jumping and sliding into the pools of water formed in between the limestone cliffs.

For your protection you will be provided with life vests and helmets and we advise you to wear sturdy outdoor shoes or water shoes and not to bring anything that cannot get wet.

Young children below the age of 8 can only climb the first waterfall.

Half Day Waterfall

Santiago Half Day City Day

$58 Per Person

Santiago de los Caballeros is the second largest city in the Dominican Republic, located in the north central region of the country known as the Cibao Valley.

We will have the opportunity to visit the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration.

Santiago de los Caballeros emblematic monument was built to commemorate the first centenary of the Dominican Independence and it has become the main symbol of the Santiago. We will also have the opportunity to visit the factory of the country’s largest Tobacco and watch, step by step, the whole process of Tabacco, after  will go through a  multisensory journey with various aspects that are reflected in the Dominicans, within the Caribbean, American and global context. The Island and Caribbean dishes, biodiversity, indigenous ways of life and the dominance of the current urban culture, presented in the context of an innovative museum design, and in the end you will visit the manufacturing of crafts made from clay, where we will witness the entire process of turning clay into art, ranging from the extraction of the clay to mold and paint of the different objects. The price is US$58.00 per person.

This tour is recommended for everyone regardless of physical or medical condition, age or pregnancy.

Santiago Half Day City Tour

 

Deep Sea Fishing (Individual)

$99 Per Person

Deep sea fishing is very exciting, it is a challenge to catch one of the big ones such as Marlin;  Blue and White ,which are  catch and release, mahi mahi or dolphin fish, wahoo, tuna, shark and barracuda.

As we set out of the port the captain will look for schools of fish with the fish finder (sonar radar). The staff will prepare the fishing rods with the bait and hang them over the side of the boat .Meanwhile the captain keeps the boat going trawling until a fish bites. When it does, one of you will get to sit in the big chair and try to reel it in.

Included are beer, rum, coke, water and fresh fruit.

Deep Sea Fishing - Individual

Funny Bikes and Quad Bikes

$110 for 2 people | $90 single person

Take a walk on the wild side on our 3 hour trail ride exploring our lush tropical island. After a quick driving lesson, to get used to the bike, you will be taken on a guided adventure across the tropical rain forest and sugar cane fields towards the secluded beach of Bergantin. There are plenty of open stretches where you can open the throttle and go across rivers, jungle and beach. There are several stops to take photographs, buy souvenirs, have a cool drink and a moment to take a refreshing bath in a crystal clear river and a swim stop at Bergantin Beach. This is an exciting way to get a closer feel  for our extraordinary tropical scenery and you do not need any previous riding experience. For families with children we recommend the buggies.

Funny Bikes and Quad Bikes

Deep Sea Fishing (Charter)

$595 per Charter

Deep sea fishing is very exciting, it is a challenge to catch one of the big ones such as Marlin;  Blue and White,which are  catch and release, mahi mahi or dolphin fish, wahoo, tuna, shark and barracuda.

As we set out of the port the captain will look for schools of fish with the fish finder (sonar radar). The staff will prepare the fishing rods with the bait and hang them over the side of the boat .Meanwhile the captain keeps the boat going trawling until a fish bites. When it does, one of you will get to sit in the big chair and try to reel it in.

Included are beer, rum, coke, water and fresh fruit.

Deep Sea Fishing Charter

Horseback Riding Excursions

Mountain Horseback Riding

Adult $45 | Children $30

A wonderful ride through green meadows, following small trails in the hills around our hotel. The horses are gentle and in a good condition to take you on an easy ride through the nature. Perfect for beginners, experienced riders and children from 6 years. On top of the mountain is a typical restaurant where you can take pictures of the breathtaking views and a chance to buy a soft drink or an ice cold beer!

Mountain-Horse

Beach Horseback Riding

$79 Per Person

Horse back riding on the beach is one of the nicest things you can do on a Caribbean island. Experiencing the nature up close from the back of a horse makes all the difference. The wind, the sun and the waves will give you so much positive energy and oxygen. Our tour starts with a relaxing ride on small trails through sugarcane fields and jungle for about 40 minutes until you arrive at the beach. We ride our hearts out on a stretch of solitary secluded beach framed with palm trees. Afterwards there is a break at a typical restaurant for a drink and you have the chance to swim with the horses. Wear long pants (jeans or Capri’s) bathing suits and sturdy outdoor shoes.

Beach-Horse

Sunset Beach Horseback Riding

$99 Per Person

Our wonderful Sunset tour on horseback sets out when the day is cooling down. Our horses are saddled up and ready to go and we ride them on small trails through tropical rain forest and sugar cane fields for about 40 minutes until we arrive at the beach. After an exhilarating ride on the beach we take a break during which you will have the chance to swim in the ocean with a horse! We arrive in time at our typical beach restaurant to watch the sun go down. Our table will be right on the ocean facing the sunset where we will enjoy a romantic dinner by candle light while listening to the sound of the waves .After dinner sit around a campfire, this is truly a tropical night at its best!

Wear long pants (jeans or Capri’s) bring a jacket or cardigan for the cool night on the beach and wear comfortable shoes.

Sunset-Horse

Boating Excursions

Freestyle Catamaran

$79 Per Person

It is only a short drive over to the beautiful beach of Playa Dorada where you board this large and comfortable catamaran with white sails for your day of snorkeling, sailing and soaking up the sun! We start with a leisurely cruise to Sosua Bay and while you relax on the deck, the crew will keep you happy with free flowing drinks, sing and dance with our animation team. Sosua Bay is famous for its 16 coral reefs and the boat will drop its anchor twice so you can snorkel and admire the colorful corals and feed the tropical fish. Equipment and guides will be provided for you and lunch is provided on the boat.

Freestyle-Catamaran

Tip Top Catamaran Sosua

$83 Per Person

Navigation on a luxury catamaran of 75 feet. We are boarding in Sosua bay in the morning and cruising to “Playa Chiquita”. Then we stop for snorkeling at the “3 rocks”.  A nice lunch is served on board with all kind of drinks. There is possibility to do a second snorkeling around the catamaran. And then we are cruising and sailing along the cost with animation and dance on board to arrive in the Ocean World  Marina at the end of the afternoon.

Tip-Top-Catamaran

Paradise Island Speedboat

$95 Per Person

This tiny atoll in the middle of the ocean is unspoiled and serene, an absolute piece of paradise. A stretch of pure white sand surrounded by emerald green crystal clear shallow waters and a tropical reef with colorful tropical fish that eat out of your hands, it is a must see!

Your tour starts with a scenic drive through lush tropical scenery and quaint villages until you arrive at the area of Punta Rucia with a very hot and dry climate and sunny days even if it rains in Puerto Plata. You will board our open speedboats for an exciting ride through the emerald color ocean to the island. On the island, drinks, fresh fruit and snacks are served and you can snorkel in the shallow waters, soak up the sun and stretch out on the pure white sand. Afterwards we will take you for a plentiful lunch at our beach club and finish the day with a relaxing cruise on the river through the mangroves.

Paradise-Island-Speedboat

Paradise Island VIP

$160 Per Person

This tiny atoll in the middle of the ocean is unspoiled and serene, an absolute piece of paradise. A stretch of pure white sand surrounded by emerald green crystal clear shallow waters and a tropical reef with colorful tropical fish that eat out of your hands, it is a must see!

After a comfortable ride by air-conditioned coach, we board our yacht in the village of La Isabela, and start off with a scenic cruise along the coast. On board the yacht there are comfortable chairs, plenty of shade and a restroom. We will stop for a swim in a natural swimming pool in the middle of the ocean with lots of starfish on the bottom. The crew will put a floating bar and floaters for you in the water and pamper you with champagne, appetizers and top shelf drinks. Lunch is served at the beach club on the mainland; steak with mushroom sauce and seafood with rice, all served with wine. After lunch it’s off to the island where we spend the rest of the day snorkeling, sun bathing and relaxing. We finish the day with a beautiful cruise through the river and the mangroves.

Paradise-Island-VIP

Adventure Excursions

Green Mount Safari

Starting at $55 Per Person

One of our most refreshing and exciting excursions is our trip to the famous 27 waterfalls. This national park is situated only half an hour from Puerto Plata and consists of the winding river Damajagua, making its way down the mountain forming 27 awesome waterfalls with natural slides and amazing cliffs. This all natural water park has been turned into a major attraction especially for young people who like to get an adrenalin rush. It takes about half an hour on foot walking on beautiful trails through the tropical rain forest to get to the waterfalls. Swim across the first pool and start making your way up the rocks. You will be swimming through narrow gorges of crystal clear mountain spring water, jumping and sliding into the pools of water formed in between the limestone cliffs.

For your protection you will be provided with life vests and helmets and we advise you to wear sturdy outdoor shoes or water shoes and not to bring anything that cannot get wet. You have a choice to climb either 7 (beginners level) or 12 (more extreme!) Prices US$55.00 For 7 waterfalls, US$70.00 for 12 waterfalls and US$100.00 for the whole 27 falls . Young children below the age of 8 can only climb the first waterfall.

Green Mount Safari

Nature Hike

$79 Per Person

Nature lovers this is your tour; Feel and touch the nature of our beautiful tropical island up close. You will hike on the small trails through the idyllic Dominican country side with breathtaking views of the hills, palm trees, green meadows, small streams and abundant tropical flowers. Let the water of this hidden waterfall cascade on you, it is ice cold and crystal clear for a totally refreshing natural experience. Afterwards you will go to a rustic eco lodge, off the beaten tourist path. A place immersed in nature with a spectacular ocean view from 1000 ft above sea level, ideal to relax. Enjoy a very special Mediterranean style creative lunch with a chilled glass of white wine.

Nature Hike

Zip ‘n Ride

$80 Per Person

“Saddle Up” and ride through the amazing Jurassic Park cowboy trail THEN “Get your Clip On” and Fly along 3 kilometers of double cable zip lining Jungle action!

The PREMIER Zip Line Canopy Tour of the Dominican Republic with the longest lines, highest platforms, a super fast and high “River Run Line” and all set against a stunning back drop of tropcal palm trees, undulating Jungle mountain ranges with views along the rolling Atlantic Coastline.

If you are ready for some thrilling action this holiday then join us on Zip ‘n Ride!

Zip 'n Ride

Zip Lining

$90 Per Person

Only a 30 minute drive along the scenic route from Puerto Plata you will find The Zip Lining Adventure Park , where you can enjoy spectacular views of our city and the Atlantic Ocean.

Once at the park, our highly experienced guides will train each participant on the security system and installation of our specialized equipment and the details of the trail.

This is where your adrenalin starts to flow; when you launch off the first of 10 platforms and 8 cables which make up the system, when you are suspended in the air between 100 and 300 meters, with speeds of up to 30 mph and heights of up to 100 feet above ground, gaining a fusion of adventure and emotion which will result in an unforgettable experience.

  • Guests should wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes.
  • Pants or longer shorts are recommended. No skirts.
  • Long hair should be tied back to avoid entanglement.

Zip Lining

River Rafting

$95 Per Person

Get ready for the thrill of a lifetime. Our River Rafting excursion takes you to the heart of the island where we find the highest mountains of the Caribbean, reaching peaks of more then 10,000 ft and in these mountains the island’s biggest rivers form. Our rafting takes place on the famous river Jaque del Norte; exciting rapids with steep drops and with names such as the Mike Tyson, make it a class 3 to 4 rapids. A pure challenge and a day of breathtaking action, sparkling crystal clear water and gorgeous mountain scenery.

Included in your trip are equipment such as wet suit, life vest and helmets and instructions by qualified river guides. Each raft fits six people plus the guide and the rafting itself takes about 3 to 4 hours with several breaks in between. Back at the ranch you will have a well deserved lunch. Relax and watch the video of today’s adventure and then it’s time to go back to the hotel.

River Rafting

Helicopter Flight

Take a helicopter ride for $16 per minute – 10 minutes for $160

Come and fly with us and make your dreams of Volare come true!

Board our helicopter for a totally liberating flight over our beautiful tropical island. Seen from above it gives you a very different perspective, make sure to bring your (video)  camera to record the incredible views over the ocean and the palm trees.

Starting from ten minutes you can choose to fly as long as you like; the sky is the limit!

Helicopter Flight

Family Tours

Jarabacoa near Santiago

$69 Per Person

This is a relaxed day outing to the most spectacular mountain scenery and waterfalls in the Dominican Republic. The island has the highest mountain range in the Caribbean with peaks soaring over 10,000 ft or 3000 meters and sometimes the area is referred to as the Dominican Alps. This is where most of the rivers have their origin and sparkling waterfalls such as the Salto Baiguate and the Jimenoa waterfalls entice the visitors with their crystal clear and ice cold mountain spring water.

But first our tour takes us to the second city in the Dominican Republic; Santiago de los Caballeros where we visit the largest cigar manufacturer; the factory of Leon Jimenez.  Hand rolled cigars are made right in front of you and they find their way to millions of cigar aficionados all over the world. Next is a stop at the Monument for the Independence in the centre of Santiago. Then we go climbing up the mountains roads with spectacular views before arriving at Rancho Baiguate. Visit the waterfalls either on horseback or by safari truck for a refreshing swim .After a tasty lunch and some time to relax at the ranch, or a visit to the butterfly sanctuary.  Then it is time to go back to the hotel.

Santiago - Jarabacoa

Blue Lagoon

$75 Per Person

A wonderful day to enjoy the tropical lush scenery and the best beaches of the island., ideal for families with children that like to swim, keep your bathing suits on and paddle and splash around in sparkling rivers, lakes and the ocean.

We follow the coastal road for a spectacular drive along beaches, villages and waving coconut palm trees to arrive at the area of Rio San Juan, an area not yet discovered by many tourists; meaning that you will have these natural beauties all to yourself! First we take a relaxing cruise on the Laguna Gri Gri, a fresh water lagoon or mangrove. We then visit Playa Grande, a beautiful stretch of pure white sand said to be one of the world’s best 10 beaches! From there it is a small distance to the famous Blue Lagoon; an underground river comes up in a cave and created a natural swimming pool surrounded with limestone rocks which makes for delightful swimming. Also on the program is a visit to a tropical zoo and the shallow water bay of Caleton Beach.

Blue Lagoon

Outback Safari

$79 Per Person

The Outback Safari is a total immersion into the lush tropical Dominican countryside and it is a heart warming experience to meet the local friendly people.

Hop on board and marvel at the flowers and the plants while your expert guide explains the real Dominican way of life. Visit a typical Dominican wooden house and meet the family and interact with the children at a local school. Visit a coffee and cacao plantation and enjoy a typical tasty lunch. When it’s time for fun and to cool off, it’s boogie boarding so don’t forget your bathing suits.

Outback Safari

Mega Trucks

$87 Per Person

With the Mega trucks you sit high above the rest of the world and their powerful vehicles can take you where nobody else can go;, through scenic rivers and small villages amidst the palm trees and the tropical flowers to see the true Dominican Republic.

Stop at a typical village with charming wooden houses, painted in vibrant colors, see the locals riding donkeys and horses and experience the calm and serenity of our lush tropical island. Learn all about the local produce at a plantation and meet the village children at their school. After all this hard work we get a well deserved rest relaxing in hammocks at a beautiful white sandy beach. Drinks and a tasty Dominican lunch are included.

Mega Trucks

Luxurious Accommodations

A variety of cuisine choices!

Lounge on the white sandy beaches