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Bird and Whale Watching / Private transfer trip
Parque Nacional Los Haitises, Bird Whatching
Bird and Whale Watching / Private transfer trip - Map
Bird and Whale Watching / Private transfer tripBird and Whale Watching / Private transfer trip - Map

Bird and Whale Watching / Private transfer trip

This short trip is specially designed for nature lovers who want to experience the animal and natural diversity of the Dominican Republic up close and far away from any civilization. Travel back in time and spend two nights in the National Park "Los Haitises", where over 4000 years ago the indigenous people of the island used to live in the caves there. During mating season from mid-January to mid-March, you will be able to witness the impressive humpback whales and see many bird species (some of them endemic) during an early morning bird watching tour.

5 Days / 4 Nights
from from 1,295 USD per person in double occupancy

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Transfer trips with Dominican Expert

Transfer trips are ideal if you do not want to spend your entire vacation in the same hotel. Our private transfers will take you to the most beautiful areas and fancy accommodations in the Dominican Republic, according to your wishes and with a lot of comfort.
Furthermore you will receive a personalized travel guide as a WhatsApp message for your onward journey, with many Google Locations and personal recommendations on places worth seeing, insider tips, restaurants, etc.

Via WhatsApp you can reach us in English at any time while on the road.

Itinerary

Day 1: Los Haitises National Park

Day 1: Los Haitises National Park

In the morning you will be picked up and taken to the unparalleled nature of Los Haitises National Park. Your accommodation is a beautiful eco-lodge, which is located in the middle of Los Haitises National Park, away from any civilization. Once here, you can explore the surroundings on a walk through the jungle or enjoy the evening relaxing in the natural pools that surround the hotel.

  • Distance: Approx. 100 mi
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Eco Lodge Paraíso Caño Hondo 
Day 2: Bird watching and Caño Salado

Day 2: Bird watching and Caño Salado

At 5:30 am, before sunrise, you will go on an observation tour of “El Gavilán de la Hispaniola”, a native and endangered bird species that is endemic here in the National Park. During the tour, as you search for El Gavilán and other bird species that call Los Haitises National Park home, you can watch the sun rise over the trees. Later in the day, you will take a 3–4-hour hike through the national park, exploring nature and getting exciting photo opportunities along the way. Alternatively, you can take a kayak tour or any of the other activities offered (upon request).

  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Eco Lodge Paraíso Caño Hondo
Day 3: Los Haitises & Cayo Levantado

Day 3: Los Haitises & Cayo Levantado

After breakfast, you will collect your luggage and take a private boat trip through the mangroves to the large lagoon “Bay of San Lorenzo”. This lagoon is simply breathtaking and unique in its natural splendor. Move slowly through the shallow waters and observe how the rocky islands have been formed over the centuries, while providing a place where countless species of birds can be seen. From here, the boat will take you through Samaná Bay to Cayo Levantado, where you can enjoy a Dominican lunch and have time to relax on the pristine beach of Cayo Levantado, also called “Bacardi Island.” Finally, in the afternoon, the captain will take you directly to the port of the Bannister Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation: The Bannister Hotel & Yacht Club
Day 4: Activity of your choice

Day 4: Activity of your choice

Today, embark on a boat excursion that will give you the opportunity to observe the fascinating humpback whales, the giants of the seas, in Samaná Bay (available January through March). Alternatively, you can take a guided hike through the jungle to a hidden waterfall, a 7-beach hike, or an exciting zip line tour. In the afternoon, your private chauffeur will pick you up and take you to the picturesque colonial zone of Santo Domingo.

  • Distance: Approx. 110 mi
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel Villa Colonial
Day 5: Santo Domingo

Day 5: Santo Domingo

You will start the day with the, in our opinion, best breakfast in Santo Domingo. You can explore the city on your own, the day is at your disposal until your departure. You will receive some helpful insider tips and recommendations from us so that you can organize your time in Santo Domingo according to your liking. One option would be to visit the botanical garden or the fascinating cave system “Los Tres Ojos”. Depending on the itinerary, transfer to the airport or to your connecting hotel. (Transfer not included; upon request).

  • Meals: Breakfast 

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Included Services

  • 4 nights in a double room with bath or shower/WC
  • Meals according to itinerary
  • Private transfers on days 1, 2, 4
  • Activity of your choice on day 4
  • Early morning bird watching tour in the national park
  • Guided hike to “Caño Salado” in Los Haitises National Park
  • Boat excursion Los Haitises National Park & Cayo Levantado incl. lunch
  • Applicable local taxes

Not Included Services

  • Entrance fees for self-booked excursions
  • Personal expenses & extras in hotels
  • Additional meals & drinks

Notes

Prices based on 2-6 persons. Prices for single travelers or more than 6 people on request.

Pick up in Santo Domingo or Punta Cana possible. Bayahibe on request (extra charge).

On request we will be happy to arrange an individual travel extension for you! Please contact us

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